It’s that time of the year again… Halloween is fast approaching and we need to buy some pumpkins. And this year we got to explore an Oregon pumpkin patch! After researching a few places, I found The Pumpkin Patch on Sauvie Island. It’s only about 30 minutes away from Portland, and offered a lot of fun activities in addition to picking out pumpkins.
Activities include: a corn maze, a haunted corn maze at night, hayrides, lots of activities geared towards kids, and we found a bunch of food vendors serving up delicious food while we were there. We had a pulled pork sandwich and corn on the cob, both were super tasty! We also saw kettle corn, caramel apples, elephant ears, and so much more!
Pretty crazy, but neither Daniel nor I had ever done a corn maze before! It was a lot of fun to experience a new fall activity together!
It was a beautiful, sunny day in Oregon, so it made getting lost a bunch of times totally worth it. Even though it had been sunny and warm lately, it was still very muddy in certain parts. So make sure you don’t wear anything you don’t want to get dirty!
There were two lookout spots during the maze that provided some prime photo opportunities. We didn’t realize how big this pumpkin patch was!
After the corn maze we went inside The Pumpkin Cottage, a very cute gift shop teeming with fall fare.
Lots of Halloween and Christmas decorations, as well as jams, honeys, and pumpkin flavored everything. Like most small gift shops, everything was pretty pricey, so we stuck to window shopping.
I am wishing I had gotten these though! Pumpkin flavored Pop Rocks?! I never knew these even existed! Let me know in the comments section if anyone has tried them, and if I need to try and find them again!
I will say we were a little disappointed that a lot of their local food products seemed full of dyes and high fructose corn syrup. I think we always have higher hopes when we’re on a farm, and expect higher quality products. I would have loved to have tried their marionberry honey otherwise!
There is also a pretty large produce market where we found this HUGE cabbage. Trust me, this picture does not do it justice. There was a lot of other produce that seemed exceptionally large as well, pretty fun to see!
There were a lot of fun decorations all over the place, including (obviously) pumpkins! I wish I had taken a few more pictures, as there were a lot of impressive carvings.
There’s so much to do and see here, you could definitely make a whole day out of it! It actually kind of reminded me of Halloweentime at Disneyland!
After we sufficiently explored everything The Pumpkin Patch had to offer, our last stop was what we really came for… Pumpkins!
There is a hayride that goes to and from the pumpkin patch. Because the line was continuously long we decided it would be more beneficial to take it on the way back with our pumpkins. It is a decent sized walk, so if you have small children it might still be easier waiting in line for the hayride.
When you get to the patch you will see one on the left and another on the right. Tip: We chose to go to the right because it looked less crowded, but we later found out the left side patch had all the smaller pumpkins. So if you have kids or want a more manageable sized pumpkin (like I did), go left!
This is the pumpkin patch on the right.
And we found our pumpkins!
Now we just need to carve them!
Tip: Go early and leave early. While there seemed to be a steady stream of traffic, it was much worse later on in the day. We arrived around 1pm and left at about 3:30pm. There is only one way to get out of the area, and you end up merging with traffic from other pumpkin patches. We ended up stuck for about 30-40 minutes.
Although, there are definitely worse views while being stuck in traffic. Check out this video I took!
We also went on a Sunday, so if you can go during the week I’m sure that would help you too! I hope you all get a chance to visit a pumpkin patch this year too! Happy Pumpkin Carving!