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GET OUT: Lutefisk dinner in Tacoma and pumpkin patches to explore

Enjoy the traditional dish of lutefisk as well as bakery items and more at the Sons of Norway dinner.
Enjoy the traditional dish of lutefisk as well as bakery items and more at the Sons of Norway dinner. Staff file, 2007

Sunday (Oct. 18)

Sons of Norway hosts annual Lutefisk Dinner and Bazaar

It's all about Norwegian tradition at the annual Lutefisk Dinner and Bazaar hosted by Sons of Norway, Norden Lodge No. 2. Besides the traditional lutefisk, meatballs, lefse and all the trimmings, there will be a bazaar with baked goods and Scandinavian gifts. Take in lefse-making demonstrations as well. It is from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday at Normanna Hall, 1106 S. 15th St., Tacoma. Dinner is $20, $10 for ages 7-12, free for 6 and younger. For more details, call 253-752-8686.

Make it a day to explore local pumpkin patches and corn mazes  

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.

Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm 9402 Rich Road SE, Olympia. Pumpkins, farm animals games and wagon rides, 9 a.m.-5:30 Mondays- Saturdays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays; Apple festival, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct 31. No admission fees, parking $5. lattinscider.com, 360-491-7328.

Rutledge Corn Maze 302 93rd Ave SE, Tumwater. Corn maze, haunted maze, pumpkin patch, activities for kids. Regular maze hours, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-12:30 a.m. Friday-Saturday; haunted maze, 8-10 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays Oct. 18-22, 25-29; 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Oct. 31. Prices start at $6. rutledgecornmaze.com, 360-357-3700.

Schilter Family Farm 141 Nisqually Cutoff Road SE, Olympia. Harvest festival, pumpkin patch, corn maze and family activities. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31, Weekday all-activities admission bracelet $5, 2 and younger free; weekend family pass, $20 for up to six people. See website for details on weekend prices. schilterfamilyfarm.com, 360-459-4023.

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