It’s time for your favorite fall traditions here in Yakima as autumn arrives. That means there are apples to pick, bonfires to enjoy, corn mazes to tackle, and the ultimate fall classic — pumpkin patches for all kinds of fall fun! Here are the details on the 2022 pumpkin patches and fall fun in Yakima.

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Minis, Cinderellas, giant pumpkins and more await at Union Gap Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. Photo courtesy: Union Gap Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Union Gap Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

3213 South Tacoma St., Union Gap

Family-friendly favorite Union Gap Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch will be back in action once again this fall. Several varieties of pumpkins will be available for u-picking at this patch, including minis, Cinderellas, giants, and everything in between. If you’re looking to get a little creative with decorating this Halloween, they also offer gourds, squash, straw bales, and corn bundles to take home and dress up in spooky delight. Head over on over for the pumpkins, but don’t forget to stay awhile and enjoy the 12-acre corn maze, hayrides, apple cannons, pumpkin chucker, and many more fall fun activities!

Thompson’s Farm Pumpkin Patch

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Which pumpkin from Thompson’s Farm will you take home from the pumpkin patch this year? Photo courtesy: Thompson’s Farm and Market

9535 Old Naches Hwy., Naches

Concern your neighbors and scare trick-or-treaters by finding the biggest pumpkin around at Thompson’s Farm Pumpkin Patch. Or better yet, find it and request that the farmhands launch it from their giant pumpkin cannon right there on the farm and watch it fly through the air. Of course, you can always settle for simply enjoying their yummy, freshly made pumpkin doughnuts, beverages, and popcorn. It really is pumpkin everything at this pumpkin patch, but the fun doesn’t stop there! The farm will also be hosting hay rides, a corn maze, apple picking, and a play area for the kiddos!

Bill’s Berry Farm

3676 N County Line Rd., Grandview

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There’s plenty of pumpkin fun to be had at Bill’s Berry Farm’s annual Pumpkin Festival. Photo courtesy: Bill’s Berry Farm

Every year Bill’s Berry Farm celebrates all things pumpkin during their annual Pumpkin Festival, and it just so happens to be the largest fall farm festival in the Yakima Valley so it’s a definite must-go for autumn lovers! Not only can you enjoy picking out your own pumpkin at the u-pick pumpkin patch, but you can also enjoy loads of other activities including squeeze-your-own apple cider, apple slingshots, apple scavenger hunt, fairy tale trail, barnyard mystery corn maze, and so much more! Hop aboard the hayride shuttle to enjoy a scenic ride between the farm’s two parks to make your way over to the festivities that run Thursdays through Saturdays from October 1 to 29 from 10 to 6 p.m.

Washington Fruit Place at Barrett Orchards

1209 Pecks Canyon Rd., Yakima

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Nothing says autumn like pumpkin décor. Photo courtesy: Washington Fruit Place

Head on over to the big red barn at Barrett Orchards’ Washington Fruit Place for a day of pumpkin fun this fall. Be prepared to enjoy some leisurely tractor hayrides, antique cider press demonstrations, a toddler hay maze, scarecrow photo ops, games, and more. You can even visit the gift shop in the barn for some fall-themed gifts to take home, along with Winegar’s ice cream, hot spiced cider, and sample apples for holiday apple pies. Just don’t forget to explore the pumpkin patch before heading home to ensure you have the perfect jack-o-lantern this Halloween!

Love them or not, pumpkin is definitely king when it comes to autumn and lucky for members of the Yakima community, there are plenty of amazing pumpkin patches in the area where residents can participate in their favorite fall pumpkin traditions!

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