The autumn harvest is a festive time in the Yakima Valley, when everyone gets to enjoy the fruits of our local farmer’s labor. Come experience the fun and flavors of all the harvest events and activities, from hay rides to corn mazes, pumpkin patches to apple picking and so much more!. This is a wonderful time of year to create new family traditions and priceless memories at one of our family-owned Yakima Valley farms!
#1 - THOMPSON FARM AND MARKET
Have you ever seen a pumpkin fired from cannon? The giant pumpkin cannon at Thompson's Farm Pumpkin Patch fires every hour! Watch the pig races; take a hay ride through the orchard, past the pumpkin patch where the big pumpkins are. The kids will love “panning” for gems and playing with water pumps in the play area. There's fresh-made pumpkin donuts, beverages and popcorn available for purchase, and you can also run out in the orchard and pick your own apples! The farm offers free admission, free parking, no charge for the pig races and cannons and lots of free photo opportunities. There is a charge for the corn maze, children’s play area, hay rides, pumpkins, homemade donuts, apples and other goodies.
THOMPSON FARM AND MARKET
9535 Old Naches Hwy
Naches, WA 98937.
Open weekends in October 9am to 4pm.
Cannon fired once per hour, from 10am to 4pm.
#2 - WASHINGTON FRUIT PLACE & GIFT SHOP
Every weekend in October, Washington Fruit Place & Gift Shop holds the Fall Harvest Festival. A day at the big red barn means hay rides, cider press demonstrations, a pumpkin patch, hay maze and more. There's plenty of unique farm-related gifts at the gift shop in the barn, and bring home some fresh picked apples for those holiday apple pies!
WASHINGTON FRUIT PLACE & GIFT SHOP AT BARRETT ORCHARDS
1209 Pecks Canyon Road.
Yakima, WA 98908
Open every weekend 11am-3pm through October 25th.
#3 - THE UNION GAP CORN MAZE
Think you can find your way through ten acres of haunted corn maze? The Union Gap Corn Maze haunting begins at 7pm every Wednesday through Saturday in the fall. There is also a kid’s corn maze, which is not haunted, for the little ones. Pick your perfect pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, enjoy unlimited hay rides, use of the public fire pits, run through the straw maze, meet some friendly farm animals and take unlimited rides on the inflatable slide. Admission is $10 for ages 11 and up, $8 for ages 3 to 10, and anyone under 2 is free with a paid adult. Admission is valid all day and you can return with a hand stamp.
THE UNION GAP CORN MAZE
3213 S. Tacoma St.
Union Gap 98903
Mon/Tue- Closed to the public. Private Parties only.
Wed/Thurs. 3PM-09:30 PM. Fri.
#4 - APPLE & PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AT BILL'S BERRY FARM
There is so much to do at Bill's Berry Farm! Pick a pumpkin, walk through the corn maze and make your own apple cider. Take a wagon ride through the orchard to the children’s play area and let the kids enjoy a pony ride. There's live music and hot homemade donuts. There is so much to do, it's easy to spend the whole day! The list of activities includes a Barnyard Mystery Corn Maze, Fruit Flingin’, straw climb, pumpkin bowling, and much more. Older kids will enjoy the FarmLand attraction, where a $7 wristband lets them in for an entire day of fun in the Barnyard Mystery corn maze, giant straw pile, pumpkin bowling, the Farm Scramble obstacle course, Steer Roping, and more! While you're there, pick a variety of apples for only $1/lb, and shop for fall décor in the Berry Farm Store. Don't forget to buy a homemade pie on your way home!
BILLS BERRY FARM
3674 N County Line Rd.
Grandview, WA 98930
$5 per car parking fee on Saturdays ONLY!
#5 - JONES FARMS FRUIT STAND
Need to go pick out that perfect pumpkin to carve or decorate?. Visit Jones Farms Fruit Stand for a great variety of pumpkins, gourds and squash of all sizes and shapes. This is a family farm that is going on five generations of working our fertile Yakima Valley land. Send the kids over to the slide at the hay maze, then enjoy a walk through the orchard to visit the duck pond. And don't forget to pick up a box of apples for all those holiday pies!
2020 Thacker Road
Granger, WA 98932