13+ Best Pumpkin Patches in Salem Oregon

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Looking for a great pumpkin patch in Salem Oregon or nearby? We gotcha covered!

Updated with current farms info: October 30, 2023. Originally published July 21, 2022.

Our boys with their pumpkins in a wheelbarrow at a pumpkin patch in Salem Oregon.

Finding the perfect pumpkin is one of those harvest season traditions that our whole family looks forward to each year.

E. Z. Orchards pumpkin patch with giant pumpkin in front and teepee in background.
E. Z. Orchards pumpkin patch 2023

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I also love to buy different varieties of pumpkins and squash to set out around the house for autumn decor. Halloween season wouldn’t be the same without some gorgeous orange pumpkins! 

Various colored pumpkins on steps leading to door.

Many local farms in the Pacific Northwest host some sort of annual pumpkin patch or harvest festival. If you’re new to the Willamette Valley, you’ll soon discover that everyone has their favorite pumpkin patch to visit for fresh produce, apple cider donuts, and pumpkin pies.

Here’s our roundup of the best pumpkin patches in or near Salem, Oregon.

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Pumpkin Patches in Salem, Oregon

EZ Orchards (Salem) – 2023 INFO

5504 Hazelgreen Rd NE, Salem, OR 97305

EZ Orchards Farm Store. Checking out a pumpkin patch in Salem, Oregon.
Walking into the E. Z. Orchards farm store.

EZ Orchards is a historic farm located just outside Salem. The farm market is open year-round and sells all kinds of fresh produce, as well as various gourmet foods and fresh donuts. The donut flavors vary by day of the week, so be sure to check the website for the current selection.

A broken fresh raspberry donut. Checking out a pumpkin patch in Salem, Oregon.
Raspberry donut – still warm and super yummy!

The raspberry donuts we got were so fresh, they were still warm!

There’s a picnic area and a play area outside the market too. This creates a perfect setup for customers to enjoy their ice cream or strawberry shortcake (early summer). 

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EZ Orchards grows several apple varieties and produces hard apple cider in the French style, as well as an apple dessert wine. This is a wonderful place to visit any time of the year with the whole family! We added it to our favorites on the GoWhee app, too (affiliate link).

Kids play structures Apple Cider Saloon and Sheriff's Office and Jail at E Z Orchards in Salem

The HarvestFest at E.Z. Orchards is family-friendly and focused on education. Their goal is to be a resource for the local community, and many school groups enjoy a farm tour in the fall.

E. Z. Orchards HarvestFest (2023 information) September 30-October 30

  • Admission: $4 per person weekday AM (no hayrides); $6 per person weekday PM (hayrides included); $10 per person on Saturdays, Sundays and Fridays 10/8 and 10/22 (ages 2 and under FREE)
  • Activities: Pumpkin Patch, Corn Maze, Hayrides, Petting Zoo, Face Painting, other outdoor games, playground, some live music on weekends.
  • Pumpkin pricing: 45 cents/ lb. up to 100 lbs., 41 cents/lb. over 100 lbs.
  • Open 7 days a week in October, Mon-Fri: 9 am-6 pm, Sat: 10 am- 5 pm, Sun: 11 am- 5pm
  • NO PETS (except service animals)
E. Z Orchards water tower next to the pumpkin patch with Harvest Fest on it.

https://www.ezorchards.com/harvest-festival

Fordyce Farms (Salem) – 2023 INFO

7023 Sunnyview Rd NE, Salem, OR 97305

Patio and entrance to Fordyce farm store.
Patio and entrance to Fordyce Farm store

Fordyce Farms is a U-Pick farm that is particularly known for its berries. The farm store also sells locally handcrafted goods and baked goods.

Bakery goods for sale. Checking out a pumpkin patch in Salem, Oregon.
Bakery items for sale

There’s a good-sized outdoor play structure, as well as some tables and chairs available outside for picnics.

Play structure with U-Pick orchard in background at Fordyce Farm.
Play structure with U-Pick orchard in background at Fordyce Farm
  • Admission: Free
  • Weekday Activities: U-pick pumpkin patch and apples, playground, Hay Fort, Indoor Hay Maze, Coloring station, Corn Maze (ages 5 & under free, 6-13 $4, 14+ $5.25), Farm Store with Fall Decor, Bakery, Milkshakes, Ice Cream, Apple Cider Donuts, Produce, & Gift Shop
  • Weekend activities (starting first weekend in October): all weekday activities, Corn Cannon ($2 for 3 shots), Grill Station (starting at lunchtime), Travelin’ taphouse truck (some weekends), Hay Rides (Sat/Sun), Starting October 13, Fri/Sat 7-9:30pm Haunted Corn Maze
  • Open Monday-Saturday 9 am-6pm, Sundays (October ONLY) 12-6 pm
  • Check Facebook page for updates and information: https://www.facebook.com/fordycefarminc/

http://www.fordycefarminc.com

Fordyce Farm store menu and bakery pricing. Checking out a pumpkin patch in Salem, Oregon.
Menu and bakery pricing

Vince Woods Farm (Salem)  – 2023 INFO

6435 62nd Ave NE, Salem, OR 97305

Vince Woods Farm offers simple seasonal activities like pumpkin picking and a corn maze in a family-friendly setting. You can buy your farm fresh fall decor here, such as wheat bundles, hay bales, and lots of gourds and pumpkins.

Vince Woods pumpkin patch in Salem Oregon

Vince Woods Farms is a great place to enjoy the fun of choosing a pumpkin from the “pumpkin forest,” without a ton of extras. The corn maze is simple but fun, especially for younger kids, and the pumpkin prices are some of the lowest around.

  • Admission: Free
  • Activities: U-pick, corn maze ($1.00 for ages 3 and up), shop
  • Open Friday September 22- Monday October 31 from 10 am- 6 pm

Check the Facebook Page for the most up-to-date information.

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Pumpkin Patches within a short drive of Salem, Oregon

Fir Point Farms (Aurora) – 2023 INFO

14601 Arndt Rd, Aurora, OR 97002

Fir Point Farms, Aurora, Oregon. Best pumpkin patch in Salem Oregon.

Fir Point Farms has so much to offer, it’s worth stopping by even when it’s not pumpkin season! Their bakery and cafe serves lunch, and there’s plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.

Menu and bakery items at Fir Point Farms.

Pets are welcome as long as they remain outside the food service area. Kids will love visiting the farm animals, too.

The Country Market at Fir Point Farms carries a wide variety of local gourmet foods. However its most unique feature is the row of presidential pumpkins along the top of the wall! 

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  • Admission: Free
  • Activities (some free, others require a fee): U-pick pumpkin patch, corn maze, hay wagon ride, mini pumpkin painting, “polka dot express cow train” (barrel train), bounce houses, paintball shooting gallery, Noah’s Ark, Nature trail, Nut House, CornHole Toss, Petting zoo, Beer Garden.
  • Wristband for activities available Saturdays and Sundays – $28
  • Open September 30-October 28th (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays, OPEN: Wednesdays-Sundays 10 am-5 pm).

https://www.firpointfarms.com/harvest-festival-1

Picnic area at Fir Point Farms Aurora Oregon.
Small part of the outdoor picnic area at Fir Point Farms Aurora.

Bauman Farms (Gervais) – 2023 INFO

12989 Howell Prairie Rd NE, Gervais, OR 97026

Bauman Farms main store in Gervais. This is the best known pumpkin patch near Salem, Oregon.

We heard about Bauman’s Farm when our girls went there for a fall youth group event. Even though it was pouring rain the day they went, this popular destination was jam-packed with people. Our girls still had a fantastic day, despite the mud and crowds.

A small section of the garden store at Bauman’s.

Bauman Farms has a huge selection of plants and garden supplies, as well as home decor and gift items.

Apple cider donuts from Bauman Farms.
Apple cider donuts

There’s a bakery, coffee bar, fresh apple cider bar, fresh produce market, and lunch items for sale year-round. And that’s only inside the buildings! 

Dining area inside one of the greenhouses at Bauman Farms.
Dining area inside one of the greenhouses.

Outside there are several seating areas, a barn and petting zoo, a giant play area, and a tire pyramid. These are all open during the rest of the year, not just in the fall.

Please note that if you want to enjoy the playground activities with your kids, a minimum $20 purchase at the farm store is required.

tire pyramid
Tire Pyramid

DON’T MISS THIS! The last 2 years, Bauman Farms has hosted a GIANT PUMPKIN DROP at the opening of their Harvest Festival. It’s epic, and we hope to see it firsthand this year! The drop for 2023 will be on October 7 at 1 pm.

The Harvest Festival includes even more activities (listed below). There are also several themed weekends for 2023, including a Sunflower Festival, Family Rewards Weekend, and the Bauman’s Cider Festival.

You can spend a full, fun day enjoying Bauman Farms.

  • Dates: Sept 23-Oct 29, 2023.
  • Admission (2021): $10 for standard activities, $25 for additional weekend activities
  • Activities (not all available on weekdays): Animal Petting zoo, Apple cannon, Barnyard bridge, Bauman Cidery, Bug Train (barrel train), Corn Maze, Dark Maze, Cider demo, giant slides, Gopher holes, Hayride, Jumping Pillows (bounce houses), Kids Zone, Little Tykes Zone, Nut House, Obstacle Course, Playground, Rope Maze, Tire Pyramid, Pumpkin Hill, Cider, donuts, other baked goods.
  • Wristband for activities available
  • Open Tuesday-Sunday (closed Mondays). Not all activities available on weekdays

https://baumanshf.com

Boys standing in front of apple measuring stick at Bauman farms, the best pumpkin patch in Salem Oregon
Measuring up in the hot sun (hence the downward looks)

Detering Orchards (Harrisburg) – 2023 INFO

30946 Wyatt Drive, Harrisburg, OR 97446

Detering Orchards is another great destination even when it’s not pumpkin season. U-pick products, as well as pre-picked options, make it a good spot to get your in-season fruits and veggies, and you can enjoy a cool brew in the Saloon after a hot day of picking produce.

Sign showing Fall Harvest Activity pricing for Detering Orchards.

Year-round activities include a fenced playground, petting zoo, a mechanical bull, the Cider Barn, Treasure Mining, and a cow barrel train. There’s plenty to keep kids of all ages busy at Detering Orchards!

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  • Admission: free
  • Activities (fee required for some): U-Pick, kids playground, mechanical bull rides, animal corral, the Cider Barn, treasure mining, Cow Barrel train rides, wagon rides, apple blaster, corn maze, hay maze.
  • Open 7 days a week June-December

https://www.deteringorchards.com/activities/other-activities/

Bose Family Farm (Albany) -2023 INFO

357 Cyrus Road NE, Albany OR

Bose Family Farm’s claim to fame is the huge corn maze – the aerial shot from 2021 was a wolf’s head! Here was the design for the 6-acre corn maze in 2022.

black and white image of corn maze pattern for Bose Family Farm. Pumpkin patch in Salem oregon.
Corn Maze design 2022 (Courtesy of Bose Family Farm)

They have previously offered an entry for a prize drawing if you find all 6 of the scarecrows – the prize was half a hog! My teens would love the maze, but little kids may find it a bit overwhelming.

There are various harvest decor items for sale, as well as their U-Pick pumpkin patch with over 35 varieties of pumpkins for sale. Last year’s pumpkin pricing is from 50 cents to $20.

Happy boy with pumpkin in pumpkin patch.
  • Dates: September 29-October 29, 2023
  • Admission: $5 per person, kids 5 and under FREE
  • Activities (fee required for some): U-pick, corn maze, pumpkin patch, tractor hay rides ($2 per person, ages 5 and under FREE). NOTE: tractor rides are available at limited times.
  • Open Thursday & Friday from 12-6 pm; Saturday & Sunday 9 am-6 pm

https://bose-family-farm.business.site

French Prairie Gardens (St. Paul) – 2023 INFO

17673 French Prairie Road NE, St. Paul, OR 97137

French Prairie Gardens is a huge family operation with activities and events going on throughout the growing season. The Pohlschnieder family works together in various capacities to run the farm according to their differing interests.

The site includes a bakery, garden center, farm market, and facilities for the many agri-tourism events they host. We highly recommend the Cookie Monster milkshake if you have a sweet tooth!

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French Prairie Gardens also has a sunflower festival in September before the Pumpkin Patch event in October.

close up of sunflowers on a cloudy day. Many pumpkin patches also put on sunflower festivals.

The sunflower festival is followed by the famous Pigtucky Derby pig races each weekend in October. It’s hard to think of an activity that’s missing from this incredible annual harvest festival!

  • Admission: Tuesday & Wednesday = $15.99 (ages 2+); Thursday-Sunday = $25.99-$29.99 (ages 2+)
  • Activities: varies by date – check website for special events. Includes: pumpkin patch, Pigtucky Derby pig races, corn maze, sunflower maze, rope maze, obstacle course, tube slide, farm ninja course, pig barrel train ride, tire swing, hand pump duck races, and more.
  • Open Tuesday-Sunday October 7-29, 2023. Hours vary by day.
  • NO PETS (except service animals)

https://fpgardens.com/pumpkin-patch/

French Prairie Gardens lunch menu. Best pumpkin patch in Salem Oregon
Craft beers on tap here as well.

Lee Farms (Tualatin) – 2023 INFO

21975 SW 65th Ave, Tualatin, OR 97062

Lee Farms has a store and bakery that is open year-round with fresh baked goods and farm fresh produce.

This year they are also hosting a sunflower festival in August and September before their pumpkin patch opening. Pumpkins, hay bales, corn stalks, and other fall produce items will be available to decorate for autumn.

Sunflower with bumblebees.
  • September 23- October 29th
  • General Admission (everyone over 1 year old): $15. Includes hay ride, corn maze, play area, animal viewing pens, access to farm grounds and parking
  • Activities (wristband available for $28 which includes general admission): Hay maze, Slide, Bounce pillow, jump pad, barrel wagon rides, tricycle rides
  • Open hours Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-6 pm, Sunday 9 am-5 pm. Closed Mondays.
  • NO PETS (except service animals)
  • Tickets can be purchased in advance online

https://www.leefarmsoregon.com

Heiser Farms Pumpkin Patch (Dayton) – 2023 INFO

Heiser Farms is an affordable option for a pumpkin patch, particularly since they offer family group admission. With lots of activities available for all ages, it looks like a great destination for your fall fun!

Our boys with a plastic ghost in in front of a pile of pumpkins at a pumpkin patch near Salem Oregon
  • Open September 30th-October 29th on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Hours: 10 am-5 pm
  • Attractions: hay maze and corn maze (additional fee), petting zoo, pedal tractors, Hay pyramid and slide, Farmerville, pumpkins for sale, Grand Island Railroad, Water ducky races, inflated giant pumpkin, fire engine rides, petting Zoo, pumpkin cannon and more
  • Admission: $7 per person over age 2. Family/ Group pricing available for 7 people or more
  • Attraction wristband: $20

https://www.heiserfarms.com/pricing

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Green Gable Pumpkin Patch (Philomath) – 2023 INFO

24689 Grange Hall Road, Philomath, OR 97370

Green Gable Pumpkin Patch is ideal for families looking for a non-scary, autumn feel with no Halloween vibes. They grow over 200 varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds so there’s plenty to choose from. Green Gable also has a corn maze and a Cinderella carriage for photo ops.

  • Admission: FREE. Only pay for pumpkins, food or corn maze admission
  • Dates: open September 22 – October 31
  • Attractions: U-pick pumpkin patch, corn maze with scavenger hunt, Cinderella carriage, gift shop

https://www.greengable.com/pumpkin-patch

boy with pumpkin on head visiting a Pumpkin patch in Salem Oregon.

Powerland Heritage Park – 2023 INFO

3995 Brooklake Rd NE, Salem, OR, 97303

The Powerland Heritage Park is a fantastic pumpkin patch experience for families that enjoy trains and other antique vehicles and equipment. Each year Powerland Heritage Park offers an immersive Halloween adventure where visitors undertake a quest on the historic trolley – for 2023 the theme was Journey to Atlantis. The adventure is a non-scary Halloween activity for all ages.

  • Admission: $14 for children ages 2-12, $18 for kids age 12 up to adults.
  • Dates: Weekends in October
  • Attractions: admission price includes trolley rides, steam traction engine wagon rides, scavenger hunt, covered pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, additional kids activities.

https://www.facebook.com/AntiquePowerland/

Looking for another pumpkin patch in Salem Oregon?

Here’s three more farms hosting pumpkin patches near Salem in 2023.

Thistledown Farm (Junction City) – 2023 info 

91455 River Road, Junction City, OR 97448

Thistledown Farm has a nice farm market stand, yummy apple cider donuts, and offers free wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch Fridays through Sundays starting October 6. Group wagon ride pricing available on weekdays (Mondays-Thursdays), reservations are required.

  • Admission: FREE
  • Activities: U-pick, wagon ride to the pumpkin patch (Friday, Saturday and Sunday only) bakery goods, cider.
  • Open 7 days a week

https://www.facebook.com/thistledownfarmOregon

Beal Pumpkin Patch (Dallas)  – RETIRED as of June 2023

700 Oak Villa Road, Dallas, OR 97338

https://www.facebook.com/BealPumpkinPatch/

girl in pumpkin field.

On The Edge Farm (Dallas) – NEW for 2023!

https://www.facebook.com/ontheedgefarm/

Yesteryear Pumpkin Patch and Christmas Trees (Wilsonville) – 2023 INFO

26801 SW Stafford Rd, Wilsonville, OR 97070

  • Admission: free
  • Activities: pumpkin patch, 8-acre corn maze (NEW FOR 2023), hay maze, hay tower, fall character appearances (such as Jack Skellington and the Sanderson sisters), food and beverage trailer serving popcorn and drinks, food trucks and more.
  • Opens September 7th- October 29th Thursdays & Sundays, 9:30 am – 7 pm; Fridays and Saturdays 9:30 am – 9 pm

https://www.yesteryeartreefarm.com

boy laughing with hand inside pumpkin from Pumpkin patch in Salem Oregon.

These farms may be having harvest festivals (based on previous year’s information), but had limited information available at the time of publication. We’ll update you as we hear more.

Davis Family Farm (Corvallis)  – 2022 info

1480 NE Hwy 20 Corvallis, OR 97330

  • Admission: $5.50 for activities
  • Activities: U-Pick, Hayrides (3-5:30 pm only), corn maze, Hay pyramid, cider, donuts, pumpkins
  • Open 7 days a week through October, 9 am-6 pm (Facebook page only)

https://www.facebook.com/DavisFamilyFarms/

Girl walking through pumpkins in field. Visiting a Pumpkin patch in Salem Oregon.

Greens Bridge Gardens (Jefferson) – 2021 info

3730 Jefferson Scio Road, Jefferson, OR 97352

  • Admission: free
  • Facebook page only
  • Activities: U-pick, corn maze, hay maze
  • Open: 7 days a week

https://www.facebook.com/greensbridgegardens

Local berries at a farm store. Most pumpkin patches are working farms that also grow summer fruit.
Summer fruit available in July at most of the farms listed.

What to Know Before you Go to a Pumpkin Patch in Salem Oregon

Check the website

Always check the websites to confirm current open hours and upcoming events! These pumpkin patches are all working farms. Poor weather, or high demand, may cause the harvest events to end early.

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Call ahead for specific items

Call ahead if you want a specific kind of produce, pumpkin, or item. The phone number listed on the website or Facebook page will give you the quickest answer to your farm question, and you might save yourself a trip by checking ahead.

Sometimes demand exceeds supply, especially towards the end of the season – some pumpkin patches closed a week early in 2021 because they sold out of pumpkins.

Dress for the weather

Wear clothes appropriate to the weather. You are visiting a farm, so if the weather has been wet, mud is guaranteed!

Pumpkins in a field on a foggy day.
A foggy or cloudy day at the pumpkin patch is standard for Oregon.

Crowd control

Weekends are going to be incredibly busy at the farms, and you will be in closer contact with people. If you have low immunity or if your kids have sensory issues, it may be best to visit on a weekday when things are quieter.

On the other hand, live music and many events may only be available on weekends, so decide which is more important to you before visiting.

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Support Local Farms after Pumpkin Season

Many of these farms have additional agri-tourism events through December. It’s not uncommon for a pumpkin patch to also have Christmas trees or wreaths available in November and December. Ask at the farm, and make a plan to come back for your Christmas tree or holiday-baked goods and local craftsman gifts!

Family with Christmas tree at a Christmas tree farm. Many of the pumpkin patches in the Salem, Oregon area double as Christmas tree farms.

And while you’re thinking about Christmas activities, we highly recommend visiting the Silverton Christmas Market! It’s a favorite holiday event in the Salem, Oregon area.

We’d love to hear from you if you have a favorite pumpkin patch in Salem Oregon! Tell us which one you recommend and why in the comments.

© Copyright Jennifer D. Warren 2022. Updated and expanded October 30, 2023.

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I’m Jenn Warren, Co-Founder and Content Creator for Dinkum Tribe. I'm a Third Culture Kid (TCK) from Jamaica and California, married to my college sweetheart. I've been a missionary kid, pastor’s kid and (former) pastor’s wife. My husband and I traveled as pastors for 12 years throughout the United States and Canada before becoming travel content creators.

I love living in Oregon and exploring new places with my family. We’ve road tripped over 30,000 miles across the United States and Western Canada with our six children since their infancy. Prior to our marriage, I also lived in Spain for a summer and spent another summer in Mexico.

I’ve homeschooled our six children for over 10 years, and served on the board of a homeschool co-op for 4 years. Several members of our family are neurodivergent (gifted, ADHD, cPTSD), and I’ve spent 5+ years learning how to accommodate neurodivergent needs as well as supporting the resultant mental health challenges (anxiety, depression).

I’ve also served as a support group leader and co-director of Pure Life Alliance, a nonprofit organization that supports families struggling with sexual addiction.

I write about family travel and road trips, millennial marriage, general parenting, homeschooling, parenting neurodivergent children, grief, and abuse recovery.

Comments

  1. This is the first time I’ve heard about pumpkin patches in Salem Oregon and they all sound so cool! Great to know there are great things to do at and around these pumpkin patches as well. Such a nice activity for the whole family!

    1. It’s definitely worth seeing both – we love the fall colors and farm activities here in Oregon!

    1. I never realized that you don’t have pumpkin patches in Australia! The colors are definitely a highlight for me too.

  2. You have so many great options for pumpkin patches!! I haven’t been to one in ages but I loved going with my family when I was younger. Also I’ve never heard of a raspberry donut but that sounds delicious!

    1. They were new for us too, and I was a bit suspicious of the raspberry donuts too until we tried them.

  3. What a helpful post for enjoying fall near Salem, Oregon! We love PNW pumpkin patches north of you and these all look like fantastic choices! Thanks for all of the tips for visiting local farms.

  4. I love the time of year for visits to pumpkin patches. And the wide variety in pumpkin colours and sizes. A great way to find local food products around Salem. Donuts seem to be a favourite treat. Lots of options for great pumpkin patches around Salem.

  5. Wow, all these pumpkin patches near Salem look wonderful! We live in the Portland area and are always down to drive a bit for a great pumpkin patch. Thank you for sharing these! Can’t wait to eat one of those raspberry donuts!

    1. Oregon has some beautiful pumpkin patches and farms. I’ve been to a few closer to Portland too.

  6. Going to pumpkin patches is one of my favourite things to do in the fall time. It’s great that there are so many around Salem to visit!

  7. So jealous that there are so many options in Salem! I will have to visit one day… Also, I love that most of them offer other activities as well, so I could easily spend an entire day there. As I enjoy those raspberry donuts haha

    1. I was impressed with the sheer number of options as well – pumpkin patches are far more common here in the Salem area than I expected.

  8. One that you might also look at – Heiser’s Pumpkin Patch in Grand Island/Dayton area (about 30 mins North of Salem). Closed the past few years due to Covid, but planning to be open this year. Corn maze, petting zoo, pumpkin cannon, hay rides and lots of fun for the family.https://www.heiserfarms.com

    1. We are fairly recent to the PNW too, and I’m sure you’ll find so many amazing places like we have!

  9. Salem has always been a bucket list location for me! Now I know what time of the year is perfect to visit! Pumpkin patch time! Thanks for sharing with us!

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