The weather is cooler, the days are getting shorter and pumpkin spice has taken over everything. All this can only mean one thing: it’s pumpkin season! Ring in the fall season with a trip to a local pumpkin patch in Grays Harbor. And, get in the spirit of things with these fun, family-friendly fall activities in Grays Harbor.

Chapman Farms

Open Daily through October 31
239 Brady Loop Road, Brady Washington

The Chapman Farm is ready for you to come out and pick your perfect pumpkin! They have a myriad of pumpkin varieties in all colors including white, orange and even green! Their pumpkin patch in Brady has all sizes too, from very large to teeny tiny.  Chapman Farms has many types of squash and several varieties of you-pick corn, including white, yellow and bi-color.  Once you have picked out your favorite pumpkins, squashes and corn, it’s time to play! Check out the large hay maze and corn maze that visitors just rave about in reviews. There are also many photo opportunities with cutout and props. In October, they have live music on the weekends. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to dusk.

Shaffner Farms

Open Daily October 4 – October 31
158 Geissler Road, Montesano

Shaffner Farms offers field trips for local groups in their “kid friendly” fields. Call the farm to make your reservations. Photo credit: Dacia Shumate

Shaffner Farms will open in October for all your pumpkin and fall needs. Enjoy a free wagon hay ride to the pumpkin patch (last wagon leaves at 5:30 p.m.) to pick out your perfect pumpkin. Wagons are covered so the trip is enjoyable no matter the weather! Before or after you select your pumpkin, check out the corn maze for just a $1. Pre-teens can also enjoy the hay maze for free. Be sure to check out the other items the farm sells, including jams, jellies, BBQ sauces, pies and more! Hours are 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Fall Activities in Grays Harbor County

Junk Queens Autumn Pinterest Party

September 27: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
September 28: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Grays Harbor Fairgrounds
32 Elma McCleary Road, Elma

The Junk Queens are back for their fall show at the Grays Harbor County Fairgrounds! This is a perfect time to get all your fall decorating needs – from pumpkins and antiques to recycled and upcycled items galore! You are going to find everything you need for the perfect autumn at this fun sale. Cost is $5 at the door, military and kids 12-years-old and younger get in free. Donate a new backpack, coat or toy and get in free as well.

Cranberry Harvest Festival

October 12: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
October 13: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Grayland Community Hall
2071 Cranberry Road, Grayland

Cranberry harvest
Join in the fun of the harvest and enter your favorite cranberry dish into the cook-off. Photo credit: Lesley Hatton

Cranberries are just as much a part of fall as pumpkins and Grayland has the festival to celebrate them! Starting at 8:00 a.m. on October 12 with a cranberry harvest breakfast, you can spend the weekend immersed in all things cranberry at the Cranberry Harvest Festival! Take a bog tour, listen to live music, run the Jog the Bog and Beach, shop the vendors, participate in the cranberry eating contest and more.  This is a fun, family-friendly fall event in Grayland you won’t want to miss.


October 26: 4:00 p.m.

Seabrook is having a Halloweekend this year and you won’t want to miss it! Looking for family-friendly and safe trick-or-treating in Grays Harbor? This is a great one to attend! Dress your kiddos up and head to Seabrook. Businesses and homes throughout downtown displaying a glittery pumpkin will be ready to fill your buckets with spooky sweets, beginning at 4:00 p.m.



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