The pumpkins are here!
Carving pumpkins, jack 'o' lanterns, pumpkins for the porch, pumpkins to eat, pumpkins to decorate....
Fall holiday fun for sure.
And we've got you covered for finding that coveted pumpkin. Tall, short, fat, bumpy, white, orange and everything in between, can be found at some great local pumpkin patches and fall events.
And we're off....
Maris Farms (Buckley)
Why here: If you haven't experienced this favorite local tradition, it's the year to do it. From the extensive pumpkin patch to corn maze and haunted woods, Maris Farms has something for all ages. This year's new additions include "BunnyVille," a 'hare-raising' new animal exhibit, hay jumps and new characters in the haunted woods. Maris expanded its parking options and even offer a ticket processor for smart phones, so you can buy your tickets online and save paper at the same time.
When: Check out this calendar link for hours of operation.
Scholz Farm (Orting)
Why here: This beautiful farm explodes with pumpkin goodness (add in some corn mazes, cool gourds, and other fall treats, to boot). Check out the link to get farm hours and more information.
When: kicks off Saturday, Oct. 1, (see link for times)
Thomasson Family Farm (Enumclaw)
Why here: The farm slogan is "We Grow Fun!" We think that's about right! Pumpkins abound on this farm, so you can find your favorite with ease. There are lots of special Halloween related activities and other farm activities that are fun for the whole family. See the link above for all the details.
When: various (see link above)
Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch (Tacoma)
Why here: Now who says pumpkins HAVE to be of the real, edible variety? How about some gorgeous handblown glass pumpkins to enhance your fall decor and home? The Northwest Glass Pumpkin Patch comes to Tacoma's Point Defiance Park. Check out the link above to see some of the glass works featured.
When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pagoda in Point Defiance Park
Why here: The Patterson's Market on 38th Avenue NW and 56th Street NW in Gig Harbor will kick off its annual pumpkin farm. Bring your entire family (and a camera) to pick out some pumpkins for the season.
When: kicks off Saturday, Oct. 1