Lorin Lindell | 10/01/2019 | Adventure - Outdoors, Attend, Attractions, Fall, Family Fun, Holiday, Seasonal Travel |   

Fall Family Outing to Whatcom County Pumpkin Patches

October wouldn’t be complete without a family trip to the pumpkin patch! With so much agricultural land in Whatcom County, we are fortunate to have plenty of pumpkin picking options.  

Stoney Ridge Farm is a fam-favorite! The fun begins in the fall, when their pumpkins turn orange and their apples are ripe.  

Admission is $3 per person, but kids two and under are free. Admission includes a train rides for kids and wagon rides for all ages, plus a corn maze. Along with pumpkins, gourds, and squash for sale, the farm also sells apples grown on the farm, cornstalks, and flowers. The on-site coffee shop sells warm apple cider, coffee, and pumpkin donuts. 

A trip to Stoney Ridge Farm is fun for all ages, which is made clear by seeing smiles on the faces of everyone there from 2 to 82! There are places to sit and enjoy the views and plenty of room for the little ones to run and explore. The kids will also enjoy saying hello to the farm animals and playing on the big tires set up as a playground. 

Then, of course, is the real reason to visit Stoney Ridge Farm: to find the perfect Halloween pumpkin! That won’t be hard in their vast pumpkin patch. Or maybe it will, because how will you ever decide? Reduce your decision anxiety and load up an entire wheelbarrow of pumpkins.  

After picking out that perfect pumpkin, you’re likely ready for a snack. You absolutely won’t want to miss the freshly-made, warm doughnuts, with your choice of pumpkin or apple-cider flavored. A little taste of heaven right in your hand! Pair the doughnuts with cider (hot or cold) or coffee. 

On Saturdays, you’ll also find BBQ, kettle corn vendors, and a food truck as additional food options. 

Just off Hannegan Road on Van Dyk Rd is the charming Cramer’s Western Town. This is the place for picturesque photo ops with gorgeous views of Mount Baker on clear days. Check out the western-style street front, plenty of farm animals, and of course, pumpkins. 

Travel Tip: Like Stoney Ridge, Western Town takes cash only. Admission is $3; train rides for the kids are $3 and pony rides are $6.  

There’s plenty of free fun too! Ride the horse-drawn wagon to the pumpkin patch, visit with the farm animals – pigs, horses, goats, and chickens – and wind your way through the hay-bale maze, all before picking out your perfect pumpkin.

Western Town also has a special play area for little ones, with a hay bale bounce, rubber ducky races, and a “cow” to milk. Even older kids will have fun with the duck races. 

Travel Tip: The Cramers ask that you please leave your dogs at home. It’s safer that way as the draft horses make their way around the farm during wagon rides. 

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Bellewood Farms & Distillery
        We acknowledge that Whatcom County is located on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples. They cared for the lands that included what we’d call the Puget Sound region, Vancouver Island and British Columbia since time immemorial. This gives us the great obligation and opportunity to learn how to care for our surrounding areas and all the natural and human resources we require to live. We express our deepest respect and gratitude for our indigenous neighbors, the Lummi Nation and Nooksack Tribe, for their enduring care and protection of our shared lands and waterways.
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