The annual Festival of the Pumpkins continues this weekend at seven farms in Snohomish and Lake Stevens.
Activities vary by farm, but include corn mazes, slide rides and pumpkin patches. Ticket-holders can take part in all the farms’ activities.
The festival, which runs through Halloween, has become such a tradition that on some fall weekends, 3,000 people flock to Stocker Corn Maze & Pumpkin Park in Snohomish, said Michelle Weller, the farm’s project coordinator.
Activities there include rubber duck races, a giant inflatable jumping pillow, a ball zone and a special kind of corn maze that honors heroes.
In the hero maze, visitors will find photos of and information about the people of honor throughout the maze. It’s one of the farm’s most popular activities, Weller said.
Other Halloween events in Snohomish:
For the Snohomish Zombie Walk, dress up as zombies and ghouls and roam the sidewalks of downtown Snohomish. It’s set for 4 p.m. Oct. 20, beginning at Union Street and ending on First Street. Bring a donation — aka survivors’ rations — for the Snohomish Food Bank.
The Historic Downtown Snohomish Trick or Treat event is slated for 3 p.m. Oct. 31. Participating businesses will hand out treats to kids in costume.
Farms participating in the Festival of the Pumpkins are:
Bailey Vegetable Farm: 12711 Springhetti Road, Snohomish. Enjoy a play barn, wagon rides, kettle corn and hot cider. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends in October. Call 360-568-8826 or go to www.baileyveg.com.
Bob’s Corn and Pumpkin Farm: 10917 Elliott Road, Snohomish; 360-668-2506; www.bobscorn.com. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Oct. 31. You’ll find a corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, a cow train and apple cannon.
Carleton Farms: 630 Sunnyside Blvd. SE, Lake Stevens. A pumpkin patch and corn maze are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Haunted attractions will run 7 to 10 p.m. starting Oct. 5. There also are kids activities, such as pumpkin cannon, bucket train and zip line, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. Call 425-334-2297 or go to www.carletonfarm.com.
Craven Farm: 13817 Short School Road, Snohomish; 360-568-2601; www.cravenfarm.com. The pumpkin patch is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. Enjoy activities such as hay rides, Alice-in-Pumpkinland corn maze and a pumpkin slinger.
The Farm at Swan’s Trail: 7301 Rivershore Road, Snohomish; 425-334-4124; www.thefarm1.com. It’s open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends through Oct. 31, and noon to 6 p.m. weekdays. Featured are a pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting farm, wagon rides, pig show and duck races.
Stocker Farms: 10622 Airport Way, Snohomish; 360-568-7391; www.stockerfarms.com. Enjoy a pumpkin patch and country market. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The Corn Maze and Pumpkin Park has a corn maze, pumpkin patch, farm animals and haunted attractions. It’s across the road at 8705 Marsh Road.
Thomas Family Farm: 9010 Marsh Road, Snohomish. Activities run from Oct. 6-31. Open from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays, 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays, 10 a.m. to midnight Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays. Pumpkin patches, apple cannon, hayrides, corn maze and a haunted house are featured. Call 360-568-6945 or go to www.thomasfamilyfarm.com.
If you go
What: Festival of the Pumpkins
Where: Snohomish and Lake Stevens
When: Through Oct. 31
Tickets: $25. One pass provides entry to the activities at one farm.