Northwest NEWS

October 14, 2002


Snohomish farms celebrate October Festival of Pumpkins

The month of October will see the celebration of the Festival of Pumpkins in the City of Snohomish and the surrounding farming community. Farms will be open every day with lots of activities for the whole family, including corn mazes, pumpkin patches, farm animals, fresh produce and more.
   On the weekends, there will be hay rides, special activities and displays for the kids, refreshments, and fall decorations.
   In the historic City of Snohomish, visitors will be greeted by "Mr. Pumpkin," enjoy fall decorative displays, and take part in special festival activities each weekend such as pumpkin carving, "seed spitting" contests, scale model logging display, and decorating classes.
   Participating farms and activities
   Bob's Corn
   10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish, (360) 668-8630
   Celebrating their 20th year specializing in fresh-picked sween corn in many varieties. Pumpkin patch open daily with hayrides on the weekend.
   Come get lost in a giant maze every day in October - "night" maze on Fridays and Saturdays. Find fresh apples, ciders, squash, honey, corn stalks, hay bales and all of your fall decorating needs.
   Carleton Farm
   830 Sunnyside Blvd, SE, Everett, (425) 334-2297. Come enjoy our 9-acre pumpkin patch and our corn maze - open daily from 10 a.m. till dusk. We feature farm fresh corn. Lots of fall decoration items. On the weekends, we also have free hay rides, watch the Pumpkin Cannon (shoots over 850 feet), farm animals, refreshments and more. Check our website for information and hours:
   Craven Farm, 13817 Short School Road, Snohomish, (360) 568-2601,
   Craven Farm's 20-acre pumpkin patch is open daily from 9:30 a.m. till dusk. There's a gift shop, harvest market with produce, and an 8-acre corn maze. Kids will enjoy many nursery rhyme pumpkin scenes around the farm, and a story time. Lots of harvest decorations. Check our website for information and hours:
   Lord Hill Farms
   12525 Old-Snohomish-Monroe Road, Snohomish, (360) 568-1780
   The town of "Pumpkinville" is located on Lord Hill Farms. It is populated with over 50 acres of pumpkins (in 21 separate varieties).
   Lord Hill Farm was once a very large dairy, which has been completely renovated to educate children about farming.
   Farm activities include a u-pick pumpkin patch, straw maze, corn maze, farm animals and more. Check our website for information and hours:
   Stocker Farms
   10622 Airport Way, Snohomish
   Stocker Farms is "pumpkin central" - use one of their red wagons to retrieve the perfect pumpkin from our 11-acre field. Get lost in our 10-acre barn/hayloft corn maze that is challenging for all ages. For added fun the maze is "haunted" Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights in October. Bring the family for a perfect day of country fun including hay rides, antique tractor display, pumpkin launch, straw pile play area, children's barnyard, pony rides and more. Check our website for information and hours:
   The Farm
   7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish, WA 98290
   The Farm is home to the fun and educational "Washington State" corn maze, pumpkin patch, 3-story barn maze and slide, a petting farm, wagon rides, putting course, and loads of great family fun. The Farm has been a fully operational farm since 1917. Check our website for information and hours:
   Additional information is available by calling the Snohomish Tourism Bureau at 1-888-338-0976 or online at Information is also available from the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce office at (360) 568-2526 or at