Things to Do in Snohomish County During Autumn
Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons in Snohomish County! The leaves change colors and the weather changes. The first day of Autumn is on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016. There are so many things to do during autumn in Snohomish County! Some activities include pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses, beautiful autumn drives with leaves everywhere, hockey games, and so much more! The Diemert Properties Group put together a list of what we think are the BEST things to do in Snohomish County during the autumn season. Feel free to give us your thoughts and ideas! Don’t forget that your clocks fall back an hour on Sunday, November 6th 2016.
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1. Go to a local pumpkin patch.
Many pumpkin patches have corn mazes, haunted houses, food, kids activities, hay rides and more! This is a must for the autumn season! Just make sure to go prepared for some mud and rain! Rain boots and rain jackets are a must. After a fun day at the pumpkin patch, it is always fun to go home and decorate or carve your pumpkins. You will want to take out all the pumpkin goo so that you have a hollow pumpkin to carve. Below are some of the best pumpkin patches in Snohomish County, WA.
- The Farm at Swans Trail in Snohomish, WA –
The Farm in Snohomish has been the Diemert Properties choice for years! They have a huge 50-acre pumpkin patch. There is so much to do there. They have a wide variety of food to eat, tons of activities for all ages, pig races, petting farm, kids playground, wagon rides, a huge slide and more. They are known for their Washington State Corn Maze. It is open in the daytime opening at 10 am and stays open at night for the “flashlight maze” until 9:30 pm. – Learn More about the Farm Here! The Farm is open September 25th through October 31st. Opens at 10:00 AM and Closes at 6PM. Located at 7301 Rivershore Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290.
- Stalker Farms in Snohomish, WA – Stalker Farms in Snohomish is right off Highway 9. One thing that they are known for is their Zombie Paintball Stalker ride where you go around on a hayride at night shooting zombies with paintball guns. They also have a corn maze and two haunted houses. All of these attractions open at 7:00 PM.Stalker Farms is open October 8th through October 31st. Located at 8705 Marsh Rd, Snohomish, Washington 98296.
- Foster’s Pumpkin Patch in Arlington, WA – Foster’s has a 10-acre pumpkin patch and a 10-acre corn maze. They are open from June 2015 – October 2015. They have a pumpkin sling shot, pumpkin blaster, petting farm, and delicious homemade food. We hear that they have amazing ice cream!Foster’s Pumpkin Patch is open October 1st – 31st. Their hours are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM daily. They are located at 5818 SR 530 NE, Arlington, WA 98223.
- Carlton Farm in Lake Stevens, WA – We love Carlton Farms! They are on a 60-acre farm and have been around for more than 40 years. They offer events such as the Pumpkin Fun Run 5K on Sept. 26th, 2015 and their BrewFest September 26th & 27th 2015. This is a great pumpkin patch for kids and adults. They have kids activities – play area, bucket train, hay rides and a petting zoo. For adults, they have a big pumpkin cannon, fire pits for Friday and Saturday nights, Haunted swamp, Zombie farm and dark corn maze. They always have a huge amount of pumpkins to choose from! This year they have a new zip line and a new zombie hayride.Carlton Farm is open September 24th through October 31st. Their hours are 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Located at 830 Sunnyside Blvd SE Lake Stevens, WA 98258.
- Bob’s Corn in Snohomish, WA – Bob’s Corn Maze is a local farm that not only provides pumpkins and fun activities but also gives back to people in the community. He took the new owner of Express Java Coffee Stand and donated pumpkins, hay and corn stalks to decorate her stand! At Bob’s Corn, there is a 30-acre pumpkin patch, a corn maze through 10 acres, fire pits, picnic areas, and a store with great food grown on his farm.Bob’s Corn Maze is open September 24th through October 31st. Their hours are 10:00 AM until dark. Located at 10917 Elliott Rd Snohomish, WA 98296.
Fun Fact: October is National Apple Month.
2. Find a Local Haunted House.
Haunted Houses are always a great fun time if you are brave! These are the main haunted houses around Snohomish County. There might also be smaller versions of Haunted Houses at the above pumpkin patches. Let us know what haunted house is your favorite!
- Nightmare on 9 – The Snohomish Slaughter and Rendering Plant was built in 1935 by the Thomas brothers. In 1975, one of the brothers was tragically hurt and passed away in the slaughter house. They never found his body. Are you brave enough to enter this haunted house?? Sponsored by the Seattle Premiere Escape Experience. Open October 1st through the 31st. Located at Thomas Family Farm 9010 Marsh Rd Snohomish WA 98296.
- Haunted Nightmare at the Nile – The Nile Golf Course in Mountlake Terrace puts on a thrilling haunted house with sand traps. This will be their 6th year of putting together Seattle’s one and only “golf corpse” haunted house. Open October 7th through the 30th. Admission is $18 for general or $25 for VIP Fast Pass. If you buy the general admission online it is only $15. Located at 6601 244th St. SW Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043.
- Mill Creek Haunted Hollow – This is a home located in Mill Creek, WA and is a haunted residential Cape Cod style home. They set up a haunted display every year and add to it every year! They say it is one of the biggest yard haunts in Western Washington! It is not overly scary so it should be okay for most ages. They serve hot cider to everyone who comes by to see. They collect food for their local food bank so make sure to bring some nonperishable food along. Mill Creek Haunted Hollow is open October 1st through October 31st. This Haunted Hollow is located at 606 164th Pl SE, Mill Creek, Washington 98012.
- KUBE 93 Haunted House – This haunted house is NOT in Snohomish County, however, it is too good to pass up if you are into Haunted Houses! The KUBE 93 Haunted Houses are always amazing every year! This year their haunted house is located at The Georgetown Morgue of Seattle which is a facility for tragic stories of death. The Georgetown Morgue is at 5000 E Marginal Way S Seattle, WA 98134.
- Sailors Grave – This is a yard in Snohomish, WA that goes above and beyond decorating for Halloween every year! This is the “Final Resting Place of Pirate Souls”. This is inspired by the Disney movie Pirates of the Caribbean. You can see this rain or shine in the comfort of your car! Sailors Grave is great for all ages. Located at 6716 131st Pl SE, Snohomish, Washington 98296. They accept food donations for their local food bank and also cash donations for the Seattle Children’s Hospital.
- Haunted Swamp – In Lake Stevens at Carleton Farm there is a haunted swamp. There are different doors you can enter the haunted swamp through… which one will you choose? Each one has a different scare! Located at 630 Sunnyside Blvd SE Lake Stevens, WA 98258.
- Stanwood Haunted House – The Stanwood Community & Senior Center is putting on its annual haunted house for all ages! This year you can ride the elevator to the basement of terror Costumes are welcome! Donation of $5. Located at 7430 276th St. NW, Stanwood, WA.
- Jed’s Reckoning Haunted House– Stalker Farms is in Snohomish, WA. This is a haunted house that you can walk through at your own pace. ” The Slasher family had a distant preacher cousin named Jebediah Slasher. He didn’t get along with anyone that didn’t share his strong beliefs in Samhain, the occult, and corn. Mavis Slasher was a fanatic but Jed Slasher wasn’t, he didn’t appreciate the cult lifestyle. Over a century ago, during Halloween, Jebediah disappeared in the cornfield. Some say he traveled off to teach the corn gospel others to say Jed murdered him. This October, Stalker Farms revisits Jeb’s version of his corn cult. You’ll see his deep reverence of the corn, witness the strange rituals and maybe join the fanatics or maybe you’ll experience Jed’s wrath!” –> From Stalker Farms located at 8705 Marsh Rd Snohomish WA 98296
- Pogo’s Play House – This is also at Stalker Farms in Snohomish. This haunted house is an attraction where you can walk through it at your own pace. “Dr. McFalin rarely had his showmen leave the Carnival whole. Pogo the Clown left at a young age. Some stories claim that he befriended Suzie Slasher to escape. He was, after all, a funny and cheerful clown. Regardless of the stories, Pogo went on to develop a late 1950s local TV show called Pogo’ s Playhouse. He just wanted ‘everyone to be happy all the time.’ It was underfunded, demented and the pilot never saw air time. Unfettered, he developed a traveling theatrical show under the same name. Its first and last stop were Snohomish. Pogo’s Playhouse remains. This October, the fun house is open and Pogo will make sure you laugh and cry and laugh some more.” –> From Stalker Farms located at 8705 Marsh Rd Snohomish WA 98296
Fun Fact: October 16th is National Boss’s Day!
3. Run, Walk or Jog for a Charity.
- Snohomish County Buddy Walk – This walk is for the Down Syndrome Association of Snohomish County. This is their 3rd annual Buddy Walk. It is a fundraiser that promotes acceptance and inclusion in our community. The money raised from this walk will go towards individuals with down syndrome and their loved ones. This is a free event. The walk begins at 4pm. There will be carnival games, food trucks, face painting and more. Located at Harvey Airfield 9900 Airport Road Snohomish, WA 98296.
- Arlington Centennial Skate Festival – This is a 2-day festival held at the Centennial Trail in Arlington, WA. There will be a sunset race that is a 8.5-mile round trip. There is a 5k sprint race starting at Haller Park, this one is a slight downhill race so it will be fast. Kids can join in on a race with the kid 1-mile race with volunteers making sure no kids get left behind. The kids can be on skateboards and long boards. The last race is a 14.5-mile Country Side race with beautiful views along the way.
4. Go to a Bazaar or Festival
- September 30th – October 1st ~ Everett Fall Home Show – The 10th annual Fall Home Show is held at the Everett Comcast Arena. There are hundreds of businesses there to help you with anything imaginable that has to do with homes. There is also the Everett Gift show going on at the same time. One admission cost gets you into both events. Admission for adults is only $7.00. Children under 16 are free.
- September 23rd & 24th ~ Carlton Farm BrewFest – Carlton Farm BrewFest is in Lake Stevens, WA. Enjoy beer and wine tasting with a beer garden. Net proceeds will go to the Lake Stevens Food Bank. There will be food, music and fall festivities. Located at 830 Sunnyside Blvd SE Lake Stevens, WA 98258.
- October 1st ~ OctoberFast KrashFest at Evergreen – The krashfest is sponsored by Dodge Dealership in Monroe. There will be all kinds of action from cars to buses to boats! At the end of the night they will be lighting off fireworks. Admission is anywhere between $20 – $10. Located at the Evergreen Speedway in Monroe.
- October 7th – 9th ~ Everett Sausage Festival – At Immaculate Conception Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church there is the 39th annual Everett Sausage Festival going on October 2nd through the 4th. This is a fun family oriented festival. There will be a Bavarian beer garden, Bavarian Dinner Haus, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food booths, bingo and kids games. There will be a shuttle bus helping people get to and from the festival.
- October 7th – 9th ~ Oktoberfest Northwest – The 11th annual Monroe, WA Oktoberfest Northwest is fun for everyone! There is a family fest zone for kids of all ages. For kids, they have a root beer garden, pumpkin decorating, face painting and more. There are games for kids and for adults. Adults can enjoy German beer, great food, and live music. Children under 12 are free admission. Sunday is 1/2 price admission thanks to KMPS radio station. Located at the Puyallup Fair Grounds.
- October 8th ~ Marysville Autumn Craft Show – The Marysville, WA Senior Center is putting on the 2015 Autumn Craft Show at Totem Middle School. It starts at 10:00 AM and ends at 4:00 PM. Located at 1605 7th St Marysville, WA 98270.
- October 8th ~ Monroe Farm Festival – Celebrate your local farming community at the Monroe Farm Festival! You can enjoy the farm sights, pet cows, go on horse rides and find your way through a corn maze. This will be starting at 11:00 am and ending at 5:00 pm. Located at the Western Heritage center 14405 179th Ave SE Monroe WA 98272.
5. Explore a Local Farmers Market.
Many farmers markets in Snohomish County go into September and October. There are so many great fruits and vegetables that you may not be able to find in the spring and summer. For a full list of Snohomish County Autumn Farmers Markets click here.
6. Go to an Everett Silvertips Hockey Game.
One of our favorite things to do in autumn is going to the Junior League Everett Silvertips hockey games. They have many home games at the Xfinity Arena. The games are always high energy and entertaining! They sell cowbells you can ring when they score. During breaks, they are always having people come to the ice rink for games and prizes. Click Here to see the Everett Silvertips schedule for the 2016-17 season.
7. Go Trick or Treating at a Safe Place this Halloween!
Trick or Treating is a yearly tradition for most families, however, it is nerve racking to let your kids go out at night to peoples houses asking for candy. We put together a list of safe places in the Snohomish county to go trick or treating.
- Marysville, WA – Bring your kids to Downtown Marysville on Halloween to enjoy some safe trick or treating. Costumes are optional. Make sure to bring a bag or container to hold your treats. 4:30 to 5:30 PM.
- Bothell, WA – Bothell, WA is providing a safe place to Trick or Treat at the Bothell Country Village. Come in your costume and trick or treat in all of the shops. 4:00 -7:00 PM. 23718 Bothell Everett Highway, Bothell, WA.
- Snohomish, WA – The Historic Downtown Snohomish is providing a safe spot to have your kids trick or treat from 3:00 to 5:00 PM. There will be a kid’s haunted house from 4:00 to 7:00 PM.
- Lake Stevens, WA – Downtown Lake Stevens, WA is having a Kid Halloween parade, not so scary haunted house and carnival games. You can trick or treat 5:00 to 9:00 PM. Located on Main Street in Lake Stevens, WA.
- Edmonds, WA – In Edmonds, there is a Halloween Trick-or-Treat Night to promote safe trick or treating. They are shutting down some of the streets in Downtown Edmonds so that kids can safely trick or treat from local participating businesses. There will also be music and goodies!
8. Have dirt bikes, quads, or 4×4′s? Go Riding!
Autumn is the most fun time to go riding in our opinion! There is mud to play in, no dust kicking up and beautiful scenery all around the Pacific Northwest. 4-Wheeling is a very popular hobby in the North West. Walker Valley Off Road ORV in Mount Vernon is a great place for quads, dirt bikes, and 4×4′s. There are trails for every skill level. From small trails to rock climbing. Walker Valley has 78 miles of trails. Another great place is Reiter Foothills Park also known as Reiter Pit in Gold Bar, WA. They are only open on the weekends, weekdays are used for maintenance and construction of new trails. Reiter Pit has trails for quads, dirt bikes, and 4×4′s . There is a small track for dirt bikes in Monroe inside the Evergreen State Fairgrounds called Evergreen Motocross Park. They are open for practice Tuesday – Thursday 3:00 through 9:00 PM.
9. Explore the Mountains
In Snohomish County, we are blessed to be surrounding by beautiful Mountains. In just a short drive with the right vehicle, you can be exploring all the beautiful mountains right in your backyard. Some great places to go would be on Mountain Loop Highway in Granite Falls WA, home of Mt. Pilchuck and Green Mountain. Both of these are easy gravel roads you can drive up to see the beautiful views from the Mountain Tops. Just make sure to have a full tank of gas! Autumn is a great time to explore hiking trails because it’s not too hot and not too cold. If you are looking for a day hike Lake Twenty Two, Mount Pilchuck, Big Four Ice Caves, all on Mountain Loop Highway would be great hikes to try out. Wallace Falls in Gold Bar, WA is also a great hike for everyone. When exploring outdoors in the fall season you always want to be prepared for rain so wear the right clothes, layers are always good.
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10. Go Swimming
Swimming in Autumn?! There are many awesome indoor pools around Snohomish County! Swimming is great exercise and a fun way to have kids let some energy out.
- Snohomish Aquatic Center – This is such a fun place to go swimming! Great for kids, teens and adults. There is a recreation pool, competition pool, surfing pool, lazy river and kids area. Adults admission is only $5.50 and kids are $4.50. Located at 516 Maple Avenue, Snohomish, WA 98290.
- Forest Park Pool – This is a great place to swim indoors. This is located at Forest Park in Everett, WA. They have a diving tank, kid pool, 25-yard lap pool, hot tub, and sauna. If you have a big group going on the weekend ask them about a floating obstacle party. Located at 802 E. Mukilteo Boulevard Everett, WA 98203.
- Lynnwood Recreation Center & Pool – This is a great place to go on a rainy day! They offer a lap pool,warm water therapy pool, recreation pool, lazy river, water slides, water playground and family hot tub! Adult admission is just $5.25. Kids are $4.25. Or pay $16.25 for a family. Located at 18900 44th Ave W Lynnwood.
- Marysville Pilchuck Pool – The High School Marysville Pilchuck offers 3 pools – a kid pool, a medium pool, and a deep pool. There are open swim hours.
10. Ride a Train in Skykomish
The Northern & Cascade railway is open for rides May through November 1st every weekend! They are also open on Holidays. This is something that the GN&C railway does for free for our community. They not only provide rides but also gives railway education. There is over 2,700 feet of track that you can ride on. There are 10 riding cars and one locomotive car. You can ride on the train as many times as you want and it is for all ages. Located at 101 N 5th Street Skykomish, WA 98288.
The Diemert Properties Group wishes you a fun and safe Halloween! Hopefully, you have some fun new ideas for keeping busy this autumn season. We hope you think of us the next time you need to buy, sell or invest in real estate. 425-308-6641