The Vancouver Pumpkin Patch fun for all ages


Patch at Velvet Acres Gardens celebrates another Halloween season, and other farms throughout the county are welcoming guests, as well

There is a hayride, there is a corn maze, and get this, you can play corn hole on a painted board of corn, right next to stalks of corn.

The Vancouver Pumpkin Patch at Velvet Acres Gardens has been open for 12 years. Photo by Paul Valencia
The Vancouver Pumpkin Patch at Velvet Acres Gardens has been open for 12 years. Photo by Paul Valencia

For the adventurous souls, there is a pyramid of hay to climb. 

Oh, and if you are into cute, you must check out the petting zoo. Miniature horses, goats, and baby goats. All of them are your best friends … if you have a little food in your hand.

And of course, there are pumpkins and pumpkins and more pumpkins to choose from, all at the Vancouver Pumpkin Patch at Velvet Acres Gardens.

The Coleman family, Meagen, Juston, Jireh, 5, and Jaydon, 2, pick their pumpkins Saturday at The Vancouver Pumpkin Patch at Velvet Acres Gardens. Photo by Paul Valencia
The Coleman family, Meagen, Juston, Jireh, 5, and Jaydon, 2, pick their pumpkins Saturday at The Vancouver Pumpkin Patch at Velvet Acres Gardens. Photo by Paul Valencia

Cost is $10 to join in on the fun, which includes a pumpkin for each person to bring home. Velvet Acres Gardens is located at 18905 NE 83rd Street, Vancouver. 

“I love it. It’s just rewarding. Putting things in the ground, and digging in the earth, I love it. I love looking at all the stuff we’ve harvested,” said Crystal Boldt of Velvet Acres. 

And she loves having the community celebrate at the family farm every year during October. 

The pumpkin patch has been open at Velvet Acres for 12 years

Old vehicles and fresh pumpkins always make for a perfect fall setting. Photo by Paul Valencia
Old vehicles and fresh pumpkins always make for a perfect fall setting. Photo by Paul Valencia

It is just one of many farms throughout Southwest Washington that are having pumpkin patch festivities throughout the month. 

The Patch in Woodland, located at 612 Whalen Road, is open. So, too, is Bi-Zi Farms at 9504 NE 119th Street. Pumpkin Lane at Pomeroy Farm at 20902 NE Lucia Falls Road in Yacolt is always a prime destination in October.

And many, many more.

Feel free to add your favorite places to visit in the comments.

And all who are planning to celebrate the season at regional farms and pumpkin patches are advised to check each farm’s website, Facebook page, or call in advance. Some farms might be closed, or some might have changed their hours or availability due to the pandemic.

The hayride can be bumpy, and maybe even a little scary when passing this spirit at The Vancouver Pumpkin patch. Photo by Paul Valencia
The hayride can be bumpy, and maybe even a little scary when passing this spirit at The Vancouver Pumpkin patch. Photo by Paul Valencia
Try your luck, and internal compass, at the Corn Maze. Photo by Paul Valencia
Try your luck, and internal compass, at the Corn Maze. Photo by Paul Valencia
Climb to the top of a hay pyramid, if you wish. Photo by Paul Valencia
Climb to the top of a hay pyramid, if you wish. Photo by Paul Valencia
Animals at the petting zoo are always friendly … if you’ve got food. Photo by Paul Valencia
Animals at the petting zoo are always friendly … if you’ve got food. Photo by Paul Valencia
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Susan
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Susan
10 days ago

The $10 per head entry fee is pretty steep. So grandma wants to take the grandchild… and has to pay $20 for the 1+ hour it takes to work thru the place? C’mon! How about $10 for the kid, and $2 for the grandma who does nothing more than hold the kid’s hand, takes pictures, and makes sure the kid doesn’t get lost in the corn maze?

At the current pricing structure, it is a rip off.

jane
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jane
10 days ago
Reply to  Susan

Where else can you do that?
I take my daughter to the zoo….. i have to pay.
You are there taking up space. using things etc…..
or you can go to walmart and get a pumpkin. Just a pumpkin for almost the same price.

Christina
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Christina
8 days ago

During these hard times of layoffs and rising prices, my family was unable to afford any local Vancouver pumpkin patch this year. We hopped online and discovered The Patch in Woodland, where The (optional!) Hay ride is only $3 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under, and our three huge pumpkins only cost $11 all told. We loved it and will return next year!

Susan
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Susan
2 days ago
Reply to  Christina

Thank you! I’ll check ’em out!

Christina
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Christina
2 days ago
Reply to  Susan

If you go on a weekday versus the weekend, it should be a LOT less busy. The weekend was extremely busy, but still very doable and fun. 🙂 Good luck!

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