It’s almost that time of year AGAIN. I know I say this all of the time, but where does the time go? UGH! I wished it would slow down a little bit.
My daughter and I have already begun our pumpkin season by starting off with a pumpkin pie blizzard from Dairy Queen; yum! We love this time of year since there’s such fun activities to do and plenty of places to visit local to us. We had planned this year to grab pumpkins from the pumpkin patch to decorate into the light fury from How to Train Your Dragon 3 and we ended up doing just that! It was hard picking one place to visit, but we decided on Sauvie’s Island in Portland, OR since I hadn’t been since I was like in my late teens I think. The place is pretty busy on the weekends so I recommend going on a weekday because we sat in a 15-20 min line less than a mile from the farm just to get in the parking lot. Then it was the same as we left. It was kind of crazy! The kids had fun with the animals and stuff so it was worth it.
Address: 9504 NE 119th St, Vancouver, WA 98662
Bi-Zi farms is a fun one located in Vancouver, WA but it can be kind of spendy at $10 admission per person. (2 years and under are free and seniors are $8)
But, the admission price includes a pumpkin (any size you can carry, the corn maze, the farm animals, free children’s activities, live music (Friday afternoon, Saturdays and Sundays), one free hot drink (coffee, spiced cider or hot chocolate), wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, corn shelling and grinding station, and a cider sampling!
Joe’s Place Farms
Address: 701 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684
Another great pumpkin patch where admission is free. The only thing they charge for as far as activities go is the hay ride and fort maze which are $2 per person each. Pumpkin patch opens September 26th – October 31st! The hay rides are only at certain times, so check ahead before heading out to Joe’s Place Farms!
The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island
Address: 16511 NW Gillihan Rd, Portland, OR 97231
I remember going to Sauvie Island as a little girl to pick out pumpkins a couple times with my grandma. Now it has changed so much. Admission is free, but you do need to pay for pumpkins (different fee per size) and there is a price for doing THE MAIZE. I haven’t done it but it seems huge and super fun!
Address: 23985 NW Grossen Dr, Hillsboro, OR 97124
I never knew about this one, but apparently, the stars of Little People Big World have lived and ran this farm since 1990. This has kind of become a tourist attraction since Matt Roloff built some fun activities and stuff for his children on the farm to grow up with. Now that the kids are grown, they allow others to do these activities at a fee. You’ll have to check out their website for all of the neat stuff they have to offer for the kiddos.
Those are the 4 best ones that come to mind in the area. If you know of any other ones that you and your family have enjoyed, be sure to leave a comment.