It's that time of the year again, the time to see who has the most sincere pumpkin patch in hopes that the Great Pumpkin will visit. While you may not have your own patch, plenty of King County farms have patches filled with bright orange squashes.
Here is a by-no-means-complete list (although Patch tried to search out all pumpkin patches out there) of pumpkin patches in King County:
- Camp Korey at Carnation Farm - Pumpkin patch, This year the annual Fall Festival is a one weekend event taking place on Oct. 13 and 14 from 10 am to 4 pm at Camp Korey at Carnation Farm.
- Fox Hollow Family Farm - Fox Hollow holds a Halloween Carnival Oct. 20, 21, and 31, with games, trick-or-treating, and pumpkins for sale. See the event calendar on the website for more details. Located at 12031 Issaquah-Hobart Road SE in Issaquah.
- Carpinito Brothers Farm - U-Pick pumpkin patch and corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, 6868 S. 277th St., Kent. Open daily from Sept. 28th-Halloween. Pumpkin Patch Hours: 9am- Dusk. Corn Maze Hours: 9am- 1 hour before Dusk.
- Dr. Maze's Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm - Pumpkin patch-pick in the field, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, farm market, food, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, 15410 NE 124th St., Redmond. Dr. Maze's is holding an opening for its new Farmyard September 14-16. It will be open Sunday from 10 to 6. October hours are Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Enciso Family Farms - Pumpkin patch-pick in the field, food, picnic area,19417 196th Ave. SE, Renton. *Hours listed are Sat-Sun 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., but the farm no longer has a website
- Fall City Farms- Pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, 3636 Neal Road, Fall City, October pumpkin patch opens Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012! Farm Store Hours for October 2012:Open Wednesday and Thursday 12-6, Friday and Saturday 10-6, Sundays 11-5. Closed Monday and Tuesday.
- Jubilee Farm - Pumpkins, horse-drawn covered-wagon rides, hay rides, hay-bale maze, 229 W. Snoqualmie River Rd. NE, Carnation. Open from 10 am - 5 pm every Saturday and Sunday during October.
- Mosby Farm- Farm Stand and CSA – This year's details weren't up yet at the time of posting, so check the website before you go. 12747-b South East Green Valley Road, Auburn.
- Remlinger Farms – Tickets for the Fall Festival are on sale, 32610 NE 32nd St., Carnation. It's Open Sept. 29 – Oct. 28 this year for the annual Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival. Festival hours are weekends from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 PM. – Admission gate closes one hour prior to finishing time. Weekday tours are available – guided and self guided tours available by reservation only.
- Thomasson Family Farm - Pumpkins, a harvest festival and more, 38223 236th Ave. SE, Enumclaw. Starting Oct. 1, open Daily 9:30 am till 5:30 pm. Nighttime corn maze open to the public on Oct. 28-29 from 7 pm to 10 pm. * no reservations required.
- A Pumpkin Patch at Trinity Tree Farm - Pumpkins for sale in the shop or farm stand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, 14237 228th Ave. SE, Issaquah. Open daily for the 2012 Fall Harvest from Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 through Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm - Open every day.
- V2Farm - Corn maze, pumpkin patch, 20613 SE 436th St., Enumclaw.