Our favorite fall farm festivities are back on! Yakima Valley farms and farm stands are ready to welcome us all back safely for our favorite farm-fresh experiences! Whether you’re looking for good, old-fashioned u-pick or harvest family fun, October is packed with great events and farm experiences throughout the Yakima Valley! Just remember – MASK UP FOR FUN ON THE FARM!
Harvest Fun & Flavors
There’s still time to make the most of fall harvests in the Yakima Valley. Fall hardy crops are abundant and Yakima apple harvests are underway. You can still pick apples straight from the trees, press your own apple cider and enjoy cider and pumpkin doughnuts right at the farm! Of course, there’s no better place to seek the perfect pumpkin festival than under sunny skies in wide open spaces!
Bills Berry Farm annual Pumpkin Festival The Bills Berry Farm family wants to share the farm life fun at the largest fall farm festival in the Yakima Valley. Take a hayride Berry Park Farm Store to the Fall Park for squeeze-your-own-cider. Visit the pumpkin patch, wander a 6-acre barnyard mystery corn maze and play in the giant farmland playground and little farmers play areas. The kids will love go-karts, roasting marshmallows, the barnyard train ride and the farm-wide apple scavenger hunt. Try your hand at the apple c, u-pick apples, pumpkins and squeeze-your-own apple cider.
Make it a day on the farm and have lunch at the Berry Park BBQ, offering pulled pork sandwiches, hotdogs, chili, wedge fries, chips, soft drinks, lemonade, hot cider, hot cocoa, fresh made caramel apples and cookies, hard ice cream cones or fresh baked pies a la mode or fresh baked cookies.
Take home memories of your family’s farm experiences with beautiful fall farm and orchard scenes and photo opportunities at the photo boards.
Thompson’s Farm Pumpkin Patch Watch the giant pumpkin cannon fire off pumpkins at every hour followed by the pig races. Take a hay ride through the orchard or search the pumpkin patch looking for the biggest pumpkins. Get lost in the corn maze. Enjoy yummy, freshly made pumpkin doughnuts, beverages and popcorn. Bring your box to pick your own apples! Find an amazing array of pumpkins, ornamental squash, gourds and corn stalks are available. Parking and admission are free. There are some small fees for some activities. Be sure to stop by the Thompson Farm Market in Naches, a true country store with canned goods, wine, old time candies and country gift items, in addition to boxes of fresh apples. Thompson’s will be strictly adhering to safety protocols, so please mask up for farm fun.
Washington Fruit Place & Gift Shop Plan a day at the Big Red Barn to make the most of fall. Check their social pages as they update their plans for this fall! In the past, they’ve had tractor hay rides, antique cider press demonstrations (take home a quart or more), a pumpkin patch, toddler hay maze, scarecrow photo ops, games and more. Visit the gift shop in the barn for a selection of unique country related gifts, Winegar’s ice cream, hot spiced cider and sample apples for holiday apple pies! Their gift shop is a celebration of locally made goods, gourmet foods and décor that captures the essence of the Valley.
Union Gap Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch You don’t want to miss this family-friendly favorite that attracts people from throughout central Washington. It starts with the amazing corn maze and the fun continues with hay rides, apple cannons, perfect pumpkins, tasty treats and more. Children love the hay maze, hay pyramid and slide and s’mores roasted in the fire pits. Capture memories with all the photo ops and cutouts and take home carving and specialty pumpkins, gourds, squash, straw bales and corn stalks. Watch a scary movie or two on Friday nights when the maze turns scary with Friday Night Frights!
Johnson Orchards The produce stand and bake shop offers all the flavors and scents of fall you could wish for. In addition to just-picked apples and other seasonal produce, find your fill of pumpkins and more. They have mastered the art of baking with their multi-generation, farm-fresh harvests. Stop by for pies, cookie, pastries and more in the case. For your holiday get-togethers, be sure to place your orders for the most delicious, farm-fresh pies you’ll ever have. You’ll also find a wide selection local, handcrafted goods in their market, from soaps and candles to caramels and wine.
Imperial’s Garden This multi-generation farm stand is a must-see stop for many in the Valley. It’s a traditional part of the fall experience! In addition to the hay pyramid and maze, they have a vast array of beautiful pumpkins, gourds and squash, as well as all the late summer and fall produce you could wish! Find tomatoes, peppers, onions and more!