Fall harvest events for the whole family! Start with attending the Central Washington State Fair, then try the down on the farm, homespun activities. Squeeze your own apple cider, pick apples right off the trees and choose your favorite pumpkins. Take a hayride, watch the pumpkin cannon fire pumpkins high in the air, enjoy fresh homemade donuts and more.
- Central WA State Fair. Yakima, WA. The oldest Agricultural Fair in Washington State.
The bill creating the State Agricultural Fair passed on March 2, 1893. Incorporated in 1939 with the purpose to promote and develop agriculture. This year’s fair dates, September 19 -28. The Sunfair Parade kicks off the fair on September 20 in downtown Yakima. Farm animals, racing pigs, agriculture displays, carnival rides, loads of entertainment and the fair food. What does the Fair Say! YUM! And so will you! Check out the full schedule of events here!
- Central WA Agricultural Museum. Union Gap WA. Explore how early settlers of Central Washington lived & worked the land. Producing their food & making a living. View a 1908 homestead, a 1917 cabin, historical working replicas of the Yakima Railroad yards during the 1930’s, a 1930′s sawmill as well as numerous tools and farm machinery. The museum tells the story through 29 covered buildings & more than 15 acres of displays.
- Thompson’s Farm Pumpkin Patch in Naches, WA. Every Friday and Saturday in October. Hayrides, Watch the pumpkin cannon fired on the hour, take a walk through the corn maze, hop on the hayride and learn about life on a farm. What is a pumpkin cannon? Click here! Free admission. Pumpkin Patch school tours are available weekdays during the month of October. Plan for two hours. .
- Washington’s Fruit Place and Gift Shop @ Barrett Orchards, Yakima, WA. October Days. Every weekend in October enjoy farm fresh apple cider squeeze, Pumpkin Patch, hay maze and hay rides all for free. Donation only. School tours are being booked for weekdays in October!
- Tree Top Store and Visitor Center: Selah, WA. Every child enjoys Tree Top Apple Juice. Learn about Tree Top and Yakima Valley Apple Industry History while sampling and shopping for Northwest Products.
- Bella Terra Gardens; Zillah, WA. Open 10a.m. – 5p.m Thursday thru Saturday, June-October. Kids will see turkey, goats, babydoll sheep, and chickens. By appointment during the week, hay rides, fruit packing warehouse tours, and tours for school children and clubs available.
- Jones Farms. Granger, WA. Open 8am – 5pm thru October 31. Farm began in 1946, now operated by second generation family farmers. Daily. Pick out your pumpkin. Awesome hay maze with slide, picnic area, and duck pond. Lots of farm fresh fruit, produce, pumpkins and gourds for your holiday table.
- Bills Berry Farm, Grandview, WA. Apple & Pumpkin Festival 10am-5pm Saturdays
September 20th and 27th, and first 4 Fridays and Saturdays in October. Pick ripe, juicy apples off the trees, squeeze your own fresh apple juice, and enjoy warm apple cider doughnuts. Take a hay ride through the orchards, get lost in the 7 1/2 acre Barnyard Mystery corn maze, sit by the fire pits afterward to warm up. Choose your pumpkin and gourds in the open fields. There are farm animals to pet, barnyard train ride and pony rides. It is easy to spend the day playing at the farm. BBQ burgers, hotdogs and chili are available for lunch. There are picnic tables to enjoy your meal while listening to live music. There are numerous photo opportunities, play areas, even a tire swing and tree house. Bills Berry Farm open Fridays and Saturdays during the month of October. Admission is free. $5. parking fee.
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