The metro area loves a good celebration and fall harvest and Halloween provide great reasons to whoop it up. We’ve gathered some of our favorite farms – they all have pumpkin patches (or at least pumpkins available) – plus other fun things for kids. Most are open through Oct. 31, unless otherwise noted. Some of the haunted mazes can be too frightening for little ones – so use caution. But, however you carve it up, it all adds up to big treats for fall.
CORN MAIZE AT THE PUMPKIN PATCH
What: Huge corn maize, farm fun, hayrides, animal barn, cow train, more.
Dates/Times/Costs: Open 10 am-6 pm. Maze hours vary, see web site.
$7 ages 13+, $5 ages 6-12. Prices higher for haunted maze. Through Oct. 31.
Where: 16511 NW Gillihan Rd. Portland, OR 97231 – 503-621-7110
DRAPER GIRLS COUNTRY FARM
What: U pick produce, pet the farm animals, straw maze, picnic area.
Dates/Times/Costs: Open 10 am-5pm daily.
Where: 6200 Hwy. 35. Parkdale, OR 97041 – 541-352-6625
FRENCH PRAIRIE GARDENS
What: Head down for 5 weeks of farm family fun. Pig races, Slide Land, hay maze, corn maze, pig barrel train rides, tire swings, Farm Animal Pavilion, Kid’s Corral play area featuring sand box, nut box, hay jump, & excavation station, kid’s hay maze, rubber ducky races, rat roller races, obstacle course, sling shot, corn cannon, Hop Along Horse Bouncers, Human Hamster Wheel races, music, more.
Dates/Times/Costs: Some activities weekends only. Tues-Sat 9 am-6 pm, Sun 10 am-5 pm Sept. 28-Oct. 31. Closed Monday. Admission free on weekends, $6 person, $5 dogs Tues-Fri, plus charge for some activities.
Where: 17673 French Prairie Rd.. St. Paul, OR 97137 – 503-633-8445.
KRUGER’S FARM MARKET
What: Hay rides, u-pick produce, corn maze. Fri/Sat nights from 6-10 pm in Oct. maze will have a cabaret theme with have music, performers and maybe a movie. Part of the maze will be haunted, but parents will see warning signs if they have little ones.
Dates/Times/Costs: Maze $6 adults, free ages 0-5. Fri/Sat nights maze admission is $10 adults, $5 kids, free ages 0-4. Maze Sept. 20-Oct. 31. Farm open 9 am-6 pm daily.
Where: 17100 NW Sauvie Island Rd.. Portland, OR 97231 – 503-621-1100
OLD MCDONALD’S FARM
What: Horse rides, Bunny Berry Bingo, hayrides, farm demos more.
Dates/Times/Costs: Noon-5 pm Oct. 5, 6, 12, 13. $2 donation, plus some activities have small charge. Benefits this non-profit teaching farm.
Where: 1001 SE Evans Rd.. Corbett, OR 97019 – 503-695-3316
What: Scarecrows in the Garden will display locally designed scarecrows Oct. 1-31, and you get to vote for your favorite.
Dates/Times/Costs: Garden open 10 am-4 pm. Admission $11 adults, $8 ages 12-17, $5 ages 5-11, free ages 0-4.
Where: 879 W Main St. Silverton, OR 97381 – 503-874-2510
PLUMPER PUMPKIN PATCH AND TREE FARM
What: Hay rides, hay maze, grain jump, play structure, farm animals every day. Weekends pumpkin flinging machines, pumpkin croquet, pony rides, barrel train, more.
Dates/Times/Costs: Open 9 am-5:00 pm Sept. 28-Oct. 31. Prices vary by type of pass $5 to $40.
Where: 11453 NW Old Cornelius Pass Rd. . Portland, OR 97231 – 503-645-9561
What: Pumpkin funland funky pumpkin display, corn maze, u pick, pumpkin bowling.
Dates/Times/Costs: Free admission. 9 am-5 pm everyday Oct. 1 – Nov. 11. No pets please.
Where: 3020 Thomsen Rd.. Hood River , OR 97031 – 541-386-4622
SAUVIE ISLAND FARMS
What: Hay rides, farm animals, straw pyramid, hay maze, kiddo corn maze.
Dates/Times/Costs: 9 am- 6pm Mon-Sat. Sept 28-Oct. 31. Free, except for produce.
Where: 19818 NW Sauvie Island Rd. . Portland, OR 97231 – 503-621-3988
What: Pumpkin patch, hayrides, animals, pumpkin bowling, hay house, hay maze, corn maze.
Dates/Times/Costs: 9 am-6 pm Mon-Thurs, 9 am-9:30 pm Fri and Sat. 9:30 am-5 pm Sun. from Sept. 28-Oct. 31. Corn maze is $7 ages 13 and up, $5 5-12, free under 5. Some, but not all, pumpkin patch activities are free.
Where: 15801 SW Roy Rogers Rd Sherwood OR 97140 – 503-590-4301
What: Animal barn, corn tunnels, giant slide, hayride and more every day. Weekends bug trains, jumping pillow, apple canon, more. Giant pumpkin weigh off is Oct. 5. Runs Sept. 28-Oct. 31.
Dates/Times/Costs: $7 for weekday activity sticker, $14 weekends and Oct. 11, 18.
Where: 12989 Howell Prairie Rd Gervais OR 97026 – 503-792-3524
Bella Organic Farm
What: Acres of pumpkins plus corn maze, haunted maze (last weekend in Sept-end of Oct on Fri/Sat; 6pm to 10pm), cow train, hay rides, hay maze, duck races, more. Maze haunted Fri and Sat nights through Oct. 31 (scary for little kids).
Dates/Times/Costs: Maze prices vary from $5 to $20.
Where: 16205 NW Gillihan Rd Portland OR 97231 – 503-621-9545
Bushue’s Family Farm and Nursery
What: Hayrides, hay maze, pig train rides, adventure park, animals, more
Dates/Times/Costs: Activities $2-$3 each
Where: 9880 SE Revenue Rd Boring OR 97009 – 503-663-6709
What: Corn maze, bouncy slide, hay land, hayride, more
Dates/Times/Costs: Mon.-Thurs. 4-8 pm Fri. 4-10 pm Sat 10 am-10 pm Sun 10 am-8 pm Sept. 27-Oct. 31. Token system, token = $1. Maze, adults 8 tokens, ages 5-12 5 tokens, free ages 0-5. Other activities 1 or 2 tokens.
Where: 8433 NE Fazio Way Portland OR 97211 – 503-289-2020
Fir Point Farms
What: Bouncy house, bee hive, hay maze, giant slide, cow train, on weekends. Weekdays pumpkin patch, petting zoo.
Dates/Times/Costs: Open 10 am-5 pm Tues-Sun through Oct. 31. $10 all day pass.
Where: 14601 Arndt Rd Aurora OR 97002 – 503-678-2455
What: Train rides, hay pyramid, pumpkin patch, animals.
Dates/Times/Costs: 10 am-6 pm daily Sept. 28-Oct. 31. Boo Train Oct 4, 5, 11-30 dusk-9 pm. No Sunday night scare this year. Train $6.50 ages 13-64, $4.50 ages 2-12, free ages 0-2.
Where: 2512 N Holly Canby OR 97013 – 503-266-3581
What: Pumpkin Patch – Hayrides, train rides, fire engine rides ($2.50), pony rides ($3) railroad ($2.50) and more on weekends. Petting zoo, slides, corn maze ($2.50) and more daily.
Dates/Times/Costs: 10 am-5 pm Oct. 5-31
Where: 21425 SE Grand Island Loop Dayton OR 97114 – 503-868-7512
What: Train ride, boat ride, corn maze, animals daily. Weekends caterpillar ride, face painting, pony rides.
Dates/Times/Costs: 9 am-5 pm Mon-Sat, 10 am-5 pm Sun. Sept. 29-Oct. 30. $4 to ride on the boat and train; $2 for caterpillar ride. Corn maze stays open to 10 pm Fri and Sat and is $5 per person, or $1 per year up to age 5.
Where: 32055 NW North Av North Plains OR 97133 – 503-647-2336
What: Pumpkin patch boasts 12 varieties, farm animals, petting zoo, hay maze, hayrides, pony rides (weekends only-6 tickets), bouncy house, more.
Dates/Times/Costs: Noon-6 pm weekdays, 9 am-6 pm Sat. and Sun. Most activities require 1-3 tickets, which are $1 each.
Where: 21975 SW 65th Av Tualatin OR 97062 – 503-638-1869
What: Corn maze, pumpkin-pult, hayride, kids pavilion, pumpkin decorating, kiddy maze, farm animals, hayrides, tractors.
Dates/Times/Costs: 9 am-5 pm Mon-Thurs. 9 am-6 pm Fri-Sun. Sept. 28-Oct. 31. Corn maze $5 kids ages 3-10, $7 adults. Other activities $1-$6.
Where: 14050 SE Richey Rd Boring OR 97009 – 503-663-5880
What: Pomeroy Farm’s mile long hayride view 70+ pumpkin people and stop at the pumpkin patch. Animals, hay bale maze, historic house, entertainment.
Dates/Times/Costs: 10am-5 pm Sat., 1-5 pm Sun in Oct. $6 adults, $4 ages 3-11, free ages 0-2.
Where: 20902 NE Lucia Falls Rd Yacolt WA 98675 – 360-686-3537
What: Hay pyramid, teepee play zone, petting zoo, wild animals (like tigers!), pony rides, kiddy train, more.
Dates/Times/Costs: 10 am-dusk Fri, Sat, Sun. Sept. 28-Oct 27. Wristband system $7-$15. Admission to the pumpkin patch is free.
Where: 23985 NW Grossen Dr Helvetia OR 97124 – 503-647-2899
What: Fantasy trail with spooky sights and sounds, pumpkins patch.
Dates/Times/Costs: Noon-5 pm, 7-10 pm daily Oct. 1-30. $5 adults, $4 kids.
Where: 19754 South Ridge Rd Oregon City OR 97045 – 503-631-2047
Willamette Valley Fruit Company
What: Corn maze, hay mountain, zip-lines, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin patch so much more. Small extra charge for barrel train, and weekends only corn cannon and paintball.
Dates/Times/Costs: Tu-Fri, Sun 12-5pm Sat 10-6, closed Mondays, Oct 3-31. Reg admission $7 Tue-Fri, $8 Sa-Su, family pass $25, $30 weekends.
Where: 2994 82nd Av NE Salem OR 97305 – 503-362-8857
Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm
What: Pumpkin Fest – Tube slides, hay tent, pumpkin cannon, cow train, ducky races and more. 10 am-6 pm Sept. 28-Oct. 31. $6 ages 13+, $5 ages 5-12, free ages 0-4. Pumpkin Patch-themed corn maze. Maze is haunted (scary)
Dates/Times/Costs: Oct. 11, 12, 18, 19, 26, 27 from 6-10 pm. $6, $10 person for Paintball Zombie Hunt.
Where: 33814 S Meridian Rd Woodburn OR 97071 – 503-634-2243
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