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GET OUT: Fall season brings pumpkin patches, corn mazes, kids activities and events

Explore pumpkin patches and farms in the South Sound.
Explore pumpkin patches and farms in the South Sound. Staff file, 2013

Monday (Oct. 12) — Saturday

 

Fall pumpkin patches, corn mazes and local farms open for season

If the kids are asking about that special pumpkin or you’re thinking about a day trip of family oriented activities for fall, then check out these local farms and other holiday-themed events open for the season.

 

Double R Farms 5820 44th St. E., Puyallup. Five-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch, pumpkin slingshot, tractor-pulled hay rides, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday through Oct. 31. Corn maze $5, children 3 and younger free. 253-227-5385

Maris Farms 25001 Sumner Buckley Highway, Buckley. Many activities, including haunted woods, animal barn, pedal carts, mine shaft slides, pig races, pumpkins and more. Daytime activities 1-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Nighttime corn maze Oct. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31. Weekday admission $7, weekend admission $14, kids 2 and younger free. marisfarms.com, 253-862-2848

Picha Farms 6502 52nd St. E., Puyallup. Pumpkin patches (picked from the field or U-pick), corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin slingshot and more activities. 3-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends through Oct. 31. Corn maze $6, slingshot $1 per shot, hay ride $3, pichafarms.com/pumpkins.php

Spooner Berry Farm 9710 state Route 162 E., Puyallup. Fall harvest festival, pumpkin patch and games. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct. 30. spoonerberries.com/harvest-festival

Thomasson Family Farm 38223 236th Ave. SE, Enumclaw. Activities including pumpkin patch, corn maze, Kids Korral, tractor train rides, pumpkin slingshot, petting zoo and more. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Fee for some activities. thomassonfarm.com, 360-802-0503

Pumpkin Patch Photos Bring your camera for photo opportunities, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays through Nov. 1. W.W. Seymour Conservatory, 316 S. G St., Tacoma. Admission is $3, ages 11 and younger are free. metroparkstacoma.org

Spooktacular Fun Creatures of the Night Find out how nocturnal creatures use their super-senses to live their lives in the dark. 11 a.m and, 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Bonney Lake Library, 18501 90th St. E., Bonney Lake, 253-548-3308; 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Buckley Library, 123 S. River Ave., 253-548-3310, Free. piercecountylibrary.org

Tacoma’s Haunted History Join authors Ross Allison and Teresa Nordheim as they discuss their book, “Tacoma Haunted History.” The city’s paranormal history is riddled with Native American culture, spiritualists, mysterious deaths, tragedies and curses that dwell in the dark. 2 p.m. Saturday. Graham Library, 9202 224th St. E., Graham. Free. 253-548-3322

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