Fall & Halloween Fun at Pumpkin Patch Farms in Washington County
The Portland, Oregon area has some of the best corn and hay mazes around. Use this helpful fall activity guide to find the one best suited for a family adventure.
Corn and hay mazes are a fun part of fall in the Pacific Northwest. Many can be found at local pumpkin patches.
The Maize at The Pumpkin Patch
Sauvie Island is home to the popular “Maize at The Pumpkin Patch”. An annual tradition for many Oregonians, this year’s corn maze was designed with a Portland Trail Blazers theme to it. The 5-acre cornfield maze is open daily from September 5 through October 31, 2009. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. The Pumpkin Patch also has a separate Haunted Field of Screams for those looking for a little more scare in their Halloween activities. Younger pumpkin finders will enjoy the cow train, hay tower, and petting zoo found on the farm. For more information, contact The Pumpkin Patch at 503-621-7110.
The Lakeview Farms 10 acre corn maze has miles of trails. Located in North Plains it has late hours available so bring a flashlight to make it through. Corn maze hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Make sure to arrive two hours before closing to get in. Lakeview Farms also has many pumpkin picking opportunities, along with a boat and train ride and other fun activities all throughout October. Call 503-647-2336 for more information.
Kruger’s Farm on Sauvie Island is a popular summer destination for its outdoor concerts. Come fall, check it out for the corn maze. Enjoy some fresh produce for lunch and pick a pumpkin on the way out. Kruger’s corn maze opens in September and will be open through October 31. Call 503-621-3484 for detailed hours of operation.
Tips to Make the Corn and Hay Maze More Enjoyable
- Dress appropriately. Fall in Oregon is unpredictable at best. Wear rain boots or waterproof shoes, and layer clothing as needed.
- Find age-appropriate activities. The Haunted Mazes are best for teenagers and adults, while younger children will enjoy a corn maze. Many farms have small hay bale mazes for toddlers as well.
- Call ahead as farm conditions can always change. Call to check updated hours of operation or weather forecasts.
- Many farm websites may have coupons available for a maze discount. Check before making plans.
Corn and hay mazes are fun for all ages. With a bit of planning ahead, this fall tradition can be an enjoyable activity for all families.