With just days until Halloween and the sun shining after a week of rain, today was perfect for one glorious activity...

Visiting a pumpkin patch and corn maze! ๐ŸŽƒ ๐ŸŒฝ

Welcome to Craven Farm.

We hopped in the car and drove about 35 minutes northeast. Our destination was Craven Farm . The farm is located in an agricultural area just outside of Snohomish, WA. Today was โ€œPooch Day in the Patchโ€.

Puppy Rules

We have two dachshunds and are always looking for puppy adventures. This was right up our alley. Plus, family recently moved to the Seattle area from Perth, Australia. THEY HAD NEVER BEEN TO A PUMPKIN PATCH AND CORN MAZE!!! That is... until today. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

The lay of the land.

If you look closely at the map above, you will see Craven Farm has heaps of activities! Here is a small sampling:

  • Kidโ€™s maze
  • 15 acre corn maze
  • Hay rides
  • Apple sling shot
  • Apple Cannon
  • Mini Golf
  • Human Foosball
  • Farm animals
  • Fire pits
  • Pumpkin Patch

We decided our first adventure at the farm would be the 15 acre corn maze. So, we trudged through the mud to the mazeโ€™s entrance. The dogs were loving the adventure! The humans were wishing we had worn more suitable shoes.

Into the corn.

The maze oddly had an Alice in Wonderland theme. Every once in awhile we would get to open areas within the maze that each featured a different character from the story. The nice thing about this is new characters meant you were making progress on escape from the maze!

Alice in Wonderland features.

Getting out of the maze took forever. Several of the paths were covered in ankle deep mud. I almost lost a shoe twice! However, spirits were high.

The Fam.

After getting out of the maze everyone was hungry. Fortunately, the farm had several meal options. I got a hotdog and the most delicious pumpkin cupcake with cream cheese frosting. ๐Ÿคค They also served soup in bread bowls, kettle corn, chili, pulled pork sandwiches and pumpkin pie!

After food, we stopped past the apple sling shots. For $5 you were given a bucket of 12 apples. The Aussie relatives got THREE buckets!

The sling shot set up.

Looking out towards the targets.

Ready, aim, fire!

Following the apples, the family split up for a bit. Half the Aussies hopped on the tractor hay ride and two teens hit up the mini golf. Myself, my hubs and the dachshunds wandered towards the pumpkins.

Watching the family head out on the hay ride.

Views of the central farm grounds, and of the mud... ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

Craven Farm sells 50 different varieties of pumpkins! We saw pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes. Even our weenie dogs closely examined the options.

Kodi Bear ๐Ÿ˜

Gorgeous gourds!

Pumpkins priced by size.

After 3.5 hours at the farm it was time to say our goodbyes. We farewelled the fam, farewelled the farm and farewelled the mud. (Well, a lot of mud came home with us! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ)

It had been a stunning day. The sun was shining. The sky was a deep blue. Snow covered mountains could be seen in the distance and the colors of autumn leaves in the midst of it all were perfect.

See ya again next year pumpkin patch! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

The drive home.

Pooped pooches back at home. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚

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