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Five pumpkin patches to visit in the South Sound

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As the leaves start to change color and a crisp breeze fills the air, it's that time of year again - pumpkin season! And the south sound has a multitude of patches to choose from. These charming patches are more than just a place to pick out the perfect pumpkin; they are an experience that's fun for the whole family to create lasting memories for families and friends

Schilter Family Farm

Located in Olympia, the Schilter Family Farm is a delightful destination for pumpkin enthusiasts. This family-owned farm offers an array of activities for visitors of all ages. The pumpkin patch is vast, with pumpkins of various shapes and sizes to choose from. Children can enjoy a corn maze, hayrides and a petting zoo. Bonus: there's even a pumpkin cannon that launches pumpkins across a field!

Picha's Pumpkin Patch

Just outside of Puyallup, Picha's Pumpkin Patch is a hidden gem in the South Sound with over 25 varieties of pumpkins to choose from. Families can navigate through a corn maze, hop on a hayride, or choose from a wide array of delicious snacks like kettle corn and caramel apples. For a unique birthday party opportunity, Picha's has a birthday tent that can be rented for $50 for one and a half hours.

Rutledge Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

In Tumwater is a must-visit fall destination. Beyond the fantastic pumpkin selection, they have a giant corn maze that's sure to test your navigation skills. Kids can enjoy the corn cannon, wagon rides and a cow train ride. Plus the farm hosts the haunted corn maze that's filled with scary fun. This maze is recommended for 10 years and older.

Spooner Farms

Situated in the charming town of Orting, has been a favorite spot for South Sound residents for generations. Their pumpkin patch is a sight to behold, boasting over 50 varieties of squash, corn, pumpkins and gourds. The farm also boasts a corn maze, hayrides, and a delightful farm market filled with fresh produce and homemade goodies. It's a perfect place to get into the fall spirit. 

Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm

Just a short drive from Olympia, Lattin's Country Cider Mill and Farm is a delightful mix of tradition and fun. While known for its delicious apple cider, the farm also offers a wonderful pumpkin patch experience on the weekends. Visitors can wander through the patch and choose their own pumpkins, and then explore the farm's historic buildings and farm animals. Don't forget to treat yourself to a warm cider donut or pie!

Pumpkin patches in the South Sound region are more than just places to find the ideal pumpkin for carving or decorating. They are cherished destinations where families come together to celebrate the joys of fall, create lasting memories, and experience the beauty of the season. Whether you're navigating a corn maze, enjoying a hayride, or simply savoring a warm cider donut, these pumpkin patches offer something for everyone. So, as autumn arrives, be sure to visit one (or more) of these charming patches in the South Sound and immerse yourself in the magic of the season.

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