Are you looking for Washington state pumpkin patch with tons of kid-friendly activities? Check out our review of Stocker Farms pumpkin patch and see why we had to drag our kids away after 4 hours!
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Are you looking for a kid-friendly pumpkin patch in Washington State?
One of the best places to pick pumpkins is in the city of Snohomish. There are lots of farms with fall festivities for families.
We checked out the Stocker Farms pumpkin patch last weekend and it blew us away!
If you are looking for a Washington State pumpkin patch with kids activities that will keep your family busy for hours, head to Stocker Farms!
You can enjoy hayrides, corn mazes, tricycle races, a bouncy pad, and more than 30 other fun attractions.
It’s also one of the best places to take fall photos. Their signature photo spot is their adorable pumpkin barn.
There are also lots of food and beverage options like hot dogs, French fries, a full coffee/cocoa cafe, and kettle corn.
The whole family will have fun at this fall festival. Don’t miss out on all the fun!
Keep scrolling to check out our blog post about our visit to Stocker Farms Pumpkin Patch last weekend!
Seattle Pumpkin Patches FAQs
A few of the best kid-friendly pumpkin patches close to Seattle include Carpinitos, Stocker Farms, Thomas Family Farms, and Bob’s Corn Maze. If you want to drive a bit further, The Harvest at Tulip Town and Maris Farms are both awesome pumpkin patch day trips.
If you’re going to the pumpkin patch at the end of September (when some first open) the weather is usually sunny and in the low 70s. However, the weather in October is usually in the 50s-60s and either cloudy or rainy. The later you go in October, the bigger chance of rain and chilly weather so dress appropriately.
If you’re just looking for a simple pumpkin patch without all the extras, Fall City Farms is a great option. You can reserve a timeslot ahead of time to ensure minimal crowds. Plus, they have cute photo spots.
What to Expect at Stocker Farms Pumpkin Patch
I’ve been drooling over the cute family photos in the pumpkin barn that people post on Instagram for the past several years.
There are only so many weekends each fall and we just can’t do every pumpkin patch near Seattle.
But, when my neighbor invited us to check out Stocker Farms with her family, I totally jumped at the opportunity. And it exceeded my expectations.
We went on a Saturday morning right when they opened at 10 a.m. and it wasn’t too crowded. But, it definitely got more crowded in the afternoon. I’m guessing more and more families will visit as we get closer to Halloween.
I do want to mention that it’s free to just do the pumpkin patch. HOWEVER, if you want to do any of the activities, it’s $20/person. You’ll get a wristband and have access to all areas of the event.
Here are the top pumpkin patch activities and attractions families want to know about.
The pumpkin patch itself is pretty standard. It’s definitely cute enough to get some photos and it’s really easy to find pumpkins.
It’s just past the food area, so you don’t have to hike too far into the field to find cute pumpkins.
We only walked around the front area, but it looked like there were plenty of pumpkins as you walk further back. And there were wheelbarrows available to haul pumpkins.
They even have a nice pumpkin washing station where kids can scrub their pumpkins with brushes and flowing water. I thought that was a great touch!
Oh, and there’s a boot-washing station there, too!
There are more than 30 activities at Stocker Farms and they are all super fun. It’s really too many to list, so I’ll just show you the highlights.
I’ll say that I think they have some of the best kids activities for pumpkin patches in Washington State.
They have simple things like swings, a Cars-themed playground, and giant tires to climb on. There are also two little corn pits with a climbing wall attached.
Another awesome area is the carnival game section. They had places to shoot baskets, throw a football, hit fake crows with a ball, and have wooden maze games.
But they also have huge corrugated pipes that kids can climb inside and propel forward. And the bouncy pad is pretty impressive.
It’s easy to find something fun for kids of every age.
If you have Netflix, your kids have probably seen Spookley the Square Pumpkin. Well, now you can go inside Spookley’s little house. It’s basically a little playhouse with a broom inside.
And they have the pages of the story displayed on the fence by the house so you can read it with your kids.
They also sell Spookley books and other merchandise in the farm store at the exit.
We ran out of time to do the hayride, but we did see it several times at the pumpkin patch. The line was really short in the morning, but it got super long at lunchtime.
They did have hula hoops available to entertain kids while they waited. And you could probably send kids and a grown-up over to play in other nearby areas why another grown-up waits in the line.
There are two corn mazes at Stocker Farms in Snohomish. They have a little kid section that only takes about 15-20 minutes to complete. They also have a more elaborate one that takes about 45 minutes.
We chose to just do the smaller one and it was a lot of fun! They have maps posted along the way to help you figure out where to go. Plus, they give you a paper map to take with you.
Both the small and large options have a bridge you can climb up. It’s a fun way to look around and orient yourself.
The large maze is pretty elaborate and impressive.
When we were there during the first weekend in October, their Sunflower Field was available to visit. We didn’t make it over there but I bet it would be really pretty for a few photos.
Fall Photo Ops
Speaking of photos, Stocker Farms did a great job of setting up photo spots throughout their space.
They had a lot of painted cutouts where kids can stick their faces through. Lots of them had cute sayings on them.
I also saw a few measuring backdrops so you can see how tall your child is this year. Those are always fun when you go back to the same pumpkin patch year after year.
And there were seating areas decorated specifically for photos. My kids loved all the rusted truck photo spots. The one above is located right at the entrance so you can do it without a wristband.
But, the coolest photo area was their iconic pumpkin barn. This is the area that totally made us want to visit Stocker Farms in Snohomish this year.
You can take photos at the entrance, inside the pumpkin barn, or even on the outside. There was a short line the whole time we were there. Just be respectful and don’t take too long.
I was really impressed with how many food/beverage options they had at Stocker Farms.
Scotsman Espresso Coffee Stand
Our first stop was the Scotsman Espresso truck. They had lots of coffee options, smoothies, Italian sodas, hot chocolate, and more.
This coffee stand also sold fresh donuts. It’s a great way to kick off your morning at the pumpkin patch.
I’ve never seen so many different types of kettle corn. My kids got the caramel apple and tutti fruitti specialty flavors.
They also had regular kettle corn and caramel corn available.
We also saw that they had a taco truck available that sold an array of Mexican food. Our neighbor got a burrito there and the wait wasn’t too bad.
Our family ended up doing hot dogs. They had a kid special that was a plain hot dog, chips, and a water bottle for $11. And they had a large menu of specialty hot dogs.
The meals came out within a few minutes and the line moved quickly.
Burgers & Fries
We also ordered garlic fries after our hot dogs. It was a much longer wait, but the french fries were super fresh.
You can get the garlic topping on the side if you’re sharing it with kids who don’t like garlic.
Outdoor Dining Areas
If you’re planning on eating at Stocker Farms, you have lots of seating options.
They have a bunch of picnic tables set up near the food trucks, restrooms, and entrance/exit.
There’s also seating around a fire pit, if you don’t need a table.
And there’s a large tent with tables set up in case of rain or sun. This is the closest area to the pumpkin patch.
When you exit the Stocker Farms pumpkin patch, you’ll have to go through the farm store. This is where you’ll pay for your pumpkins and be tempted by other fun stuff.
There are a bunch of gorgeous pumpkins you can buy, like the ones above. Plus, they were selling fresh corn on the cob, squashes, and other produce.
When you get inside, there’s a bunch of candy, jarred items, unicorn headbands, and other “carnival” items that kids might beg you to buy. You have been warned.
My Tips for Stocker Farms Pumpkin Patch
1. Reserve Tickets Ahead of Time
If you know for sure what date you’d like to visit, book your tickets online HERE. It will save you $4-$5 per ticket to order them online.
2. Look at the Map
We seriously couldn’t believe how many kids activities they had. And we didn’t even have a chance to do everything before we were wiped out.
They have a large map posted near the entrance to the activities, so it’s a good idea to take a few minutes to orient yourself and figure out what you want to do.
Note to new moms: there’s a baby station available!
3. Bring Masks
Stocker Farms requires that all guests wear masks as soon as they enter. Yes, that means wearing your mask in the outdoor spaces.
The only places to take off your masks are in the outdoor dining areas and when you are taking photos.
4. Dress for the Weather
This is an actual farm and you will get a bit muddy if it’s been raining. I highly recommend rainboots, especially if you plan on doing the corn maze or go into the pumpkin patch.
I’d also have layers for the kids. My kids were freezing when we first got there but then started sweating and peeling off jackets when they starting jumping around and playing.
5. Plan for 3-4 Hours
Our family stayed exactly 4 hours and we didn’t even do all the activities. We’ve never stayed this long at a pumpkin patch. But, there were SO many fun things to do and the kids were totally wiped by the end.
Because it’s a long day, plan on either eating lunch or refueling with snacks at some point during your adventure.
What Else to do in Snohomish County
If you really want to make a full day of it (and your kids are on board with it) stop by a few antique shops. Snohomish has some of the best antiquing in Washington State and you’re sure to find some treasures.
There’s also the Snohomish Pie Company where you can either grab an afternoon snack or bring treats home for later.
And you can pick up some of the tastiest cinnamon rolls at Maltby Cafe.
Stocker Farms Pumpkin Patch in Washington State Wrap Up
We hope you enjoyed our post about all the fun things to do at Stocker Farms pumpkin patch in Snohomish, Washington.
With more than 30 activities for families, it’s a full day of fall fun! I’d say it’s the best pumpkin patch in Washington for families with young kids.
Check out some of our other posts on PNW content if you want to learn more about Fall and Washington Pumpkin Patches.