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Top 5 Festive Things to Do This Halloween Weekend

October 27th, 2015 | Filed under: news | Posted by Elf jennifer

U Village Pumpkins

When Santa‘s elves have a little free time in the toy shop, what do you think they do? Mrs. Claus has all of the baking needs taken care of, and the reindeer are busy in athletic and aerial “Reindeer Games” training. Santa’s elves are left with DIY and craft related projects, as well as brainstorming activities for the kiddos and families around the Pacific Northwest as we gear up for the magical holiday season.

With Halloween being a few short days away, leave it to the lead social planning elves to find out where the best Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Trick-or-Treating can be found in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s the lineup, and thanks to Red Tricycle and Seattle Refined for helping with the research of these sought-after, spooktacular places of interest this Halloween weekend.

Pumpkin Patches – 9 Best Pumpkin Patches North & South of Seattle. If you haven’t been yet, get there soon as most will be closed after Halloween.

Corn Mazes – 10 A-maze-ing Corn Mazes

Trick-or-Treating – The Safest Trick-or-Treating Spots in and around Seattle (list includes U Village, Redmond Town Center, The Landing in Renton, Country Village).

Wild Waves Fright Fest  –  Includes BOOVILLE, a scare-free zone of Halloween fun for ghouls and goblins 12 and under.

Costume Carnival at Seattle Children’s Museum – Bring your costumed kiddos, 10 and under, for games, crafts, and tricks and treats.

Check back on the blog weekly for more festive craft projects, Mrs. Claus’ favorite recipes of the season, and of course the main attraction: the Northwest’s very own Santa Photos!

Pumpkin Patches in the Northwest

October 22nd, 2014 | Filed under: news planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

Pumpkin patches are a great way to spend time with your family. Most pumpkin patches are not just pumpkin patches, but offer an array of commodities and activities. From pumpkins to corn mazes, and fresh eggs to duck races, there are so many things to see at these farms! Here are a few popular autumn time attractions to explore with your family and friends this season:

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Photo pinned by Jenn Line on Pinterest

King County

Baxter Barn – Fall City

Not only are there pumpkins to pick, but ponies to ride and farm animals to see. Kids get a free pumpkin with a parent, making it great fun for the whole family! There are fresh eggs for sale in the barn so you can enjoy the farm at home. Be sure to check out all Baxter Barn’s details!

http://www.baxterbarn.org/

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Dr. Maze’s Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm – Redmond

This organic farm lies not far outside the quaint town of Redmond. Dr. Maze’s forte is… well mazes! You’ll find mazes made of corn, straw, and hay. There are farm animals  to visit and of course lots of pumpkins to pick! Make it a fun day trip!

http://www.drmazesfarm.com/

Snohomish County

Bob’s Corn – Snohomish

This farm has got it goin’ on! They celebrate three-day weekends all fall long opening at 3 pm for the fun activities kicking off on Fridays! The farm offers free hayrides to the middle of their pumpkin fields, where you can sort through over 50 varieties of pumpkins. After you have chosen your pumpkins, be sure to try one of Bob’s famous Apple Donuts, walk the corn maze, and much more!

http://www.bobscorn.com/

Bob's corn maze

Photo – http://www.bobscorn.com/bobs-corn-corn-maze.htm

The Farm at Swan’s Trail – Snohomish

At this very festive farm you will find many events taking place. Pick the plumpest pumpkin and juiciest apple, enjoy shows and races put on by the farm animals, and find your way through the corn maze. You may find the corn maze layout somewhat familiar because it is shaped as Washington State!

http://www.thefarm1.com/

 

Discover something new at one of these farms and make fond and fun memories with your family and friends!

 

Alice in PumpkinLand

October 21st, 2013 | Filed under: helpful hints planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

Round Pumpkins

Photo Credit – Guess from Pinterest

You’re probably wondering, “what is PumpkinLand?” It’s actually the theme of the Craven Farm corn maze! That’s not the only thing Craven Farm, and many like it, are known for; from themed corn mazes, to petting zoos, to hayrides, and of course a pumpkin patch, these farms are fun and inexpensive ways to spend the weekend with your family and kick off the holiday season! Some farms will even ease you into the season of giving by having charity weekends, like Camp Korey at Carnation Farm. So get out there for some pumpkin fun and don’t forget your camera

Pile of Pumpkns

Photo Credit – Linda Owen from Pinterest

Red Tricycle has a great article about the various farms throughout our region.

I’ve included some fun decorating ideas for when you return home with your pumpkins!

carrot nose

Jack-o-lanterns

Split personality

Pumpkin Top

Reader’s Digest also has some awesome stencils for free download! And some carving-free ideas!

Photo Credit – Aviation Explorer from Pinterest (four above)