Our farm comes to life during the month of October for the Fall Harvest Festival! Come out to the farm for wonderful, wholesome activities for family and friends. Our many fields are orange with tiny to giant pumpkins.
Come explore the Pumpkin Patch to find that perfect pumpkin for carving or cooking, as well as enjoy our fun- filled Harvest Festival activities for the entire family.
Our giant 5- acre Corn Maze is not to be missed. This years maze title is “Galactic Maze”. Our maze is out of this word with it’s theme being “Star Wars”. Our galactic maze this year looks like Yoda, with the Death star space ship hovering behind him. The maze is full of all kinds of trivia and in the center is a fun stop- a planetarium, so you and your family can stop, rest, and view the “galaxies, far, far, away” on your way though the maze. Don’t forget to “use the force” as you try to navigate your way through the maze. It is not for the faint of heart. As Yoda says,”Do or Do Not, There is No Try.” Good luck.
The Corn Maze is great fun for adults and kids alike. Allow for approximately 1 hour to complete your adventure through the maze.
Harvest Festival Activities Open Every Day:
U-Pick Pumpkins (Sold .29 cents/pound for standard carving pumpkins,
specialty pumpkins are .39 cents/pound)
Explore our 5-acre Corn Maze [or] Hay Maze in the barn
Hay Jump and Giant Sand Table in barn
Fort Nisqually and the Berry Bouncer Jumping Pillow(weather permitting)
Farm Animals with Goat Walk – Busy Bee Perennial Garden & Playground
Covered Hay Rides (weather permitting)
Weekend Harvest Festival Activities:
All Daily Activities Plus:
Round-Up Railway Cow Train (running some evenings)
Pumpkin Blaster and Corn Cannons
Pony Rides (extra fee applies)
Fall Decor, Gifts and Fresh Produce
Straw bales, corn stalks, Indian corn, pumpkin carving kits, and holiday gifts are available to finish off your fall decorating needs. Don ‘t forget to take home some wonderful fall apples, fresh picked sweet corn, winter squash, and one of our jars of yummy pumpkin or apple butter
If you are hungry …
Visit Schilter’s Tasty Treats Barn (weekends only) after you’ve built up a big farm appetite! Homemade cider donuts, caramel apples, apple and pumpkin pies Hot Spiced Cider & Espresso, Schilter’s roasted corn, Hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, roasted baked potatoes, nachos and more.
More about our Fall Attractions
Pumpkin Blaster and Corn Cannons: Ready – Aim – Fire! Try your hand at shooting pumpkins at the targets. This BIG BOY has some power. Dad will love this! Our smaller Corn Cannons are just as much fun to shoot, but a little easier to manage for the little guys!
Hay Rides: In October, our farm offers hay rides weather permitting. Sit yourself down on a bale of hay and relax on a fun, and sometimes, bumpy ride around our pumpkin patch.
Farm Animals: Your family won ‘t want to miss cuddling with a kitten, & petting the piglets, goats, sheep, and baby calves. Holding the bunnies, ducks, and other animals brings smiles to every child ‘s face. We have a new outdoor animal viewing area as well as our indoor pins, and a fun goat walk for kids to pull the food up to the high climbing goats.
Hay Maze: Our old barn houses a maze created out of hay bales that is perfect for the little ones. They are so pleased with their accomplishment that they will squeal with delight and enjoy finding their way through it again and again. This is perfect for ages 3- 9 or 10.
Hay Jump and Giant Sand Table in Barn: Its not a visit to the farm without a romp in the hay. Kids love jumping into the loose hay, burying each other, and just taking a load off. A huge sand table is also a great place for the little ones to use their creativity. Lots of tractors and farm implements along with the shovels and scoops to explore with.
Fort Nisqually: This is a great place to let your kids have a ball while you enjoy an ear of corn or sip a hot cider. Awesome look out towers, super fast tube slides, an old mining town, and even some lassoing for fun for all ages. You won’t want to miss this great area. You might even learn a little about history while having a great time.
Berry Bouncer Jumping Pillow: Once you jump on this jello like pillow, you will be hooked. Great fun for walking children through adults. Dads will love this activity.
Round-Up Railway: Your kids won’t want to miss riding our adorable cow and pony train. The seats are big enough for Dad or Mom too if you want to go along for the ride. This is a FAVORITE!
Pony Rides: YeeHaw! Ride ’em, cowboy! Enjoy a fun ride on a real pony. Our pony rides are not included in price of admission and are weather dependent.
Busy Bee Perennial Garden: Mom and Dad can take a load off relaxing in the beautiful display garden while watching the kids enjoy the play area.
Pedal Tractors and Duck Races: Little farm boys and girls will love pedaling around our John Deere pedal tractors. Our duck races are always a hit. Using old fashioned water pumps see how fast your rubber ducky can make it to the other side of the water trough. While your at it, take a peak into our water trough next to Fort Nisqually. We have some pet koi fish swimming about.