Hours and Visitor Info

Public Hours

New for 2018, we’re offering more opportunities to touch, taste, hear, and see the beautiful land where we have the privilege to work and teach.

Public Oxbow Saturdays

Oxbow Saturdays are held on the first Saturday of each month from May-September, from 10AM-3PM. We welcome the public for workshops and expert tours (please pre-register), picnicking, shopping at the Farm Stand, and more! Members are also welcome to visit on Oxbow Saturdays.

Learn more about Oxbow Saturdays here.

Member Hours

Members receive special discounts on produce and programs, invitations to exclusive events, access to our Members-only U-Pick areas, and so much more! Oxbow is open to our Members every Friday from 3PM-6PM and every Saturday from 10AM-3PM, from July-September. 

Learn more about our Member Program.

We are also open to both Members and the general public during our annual Oxtober Pumpkin Festival. At other times throughout the year, visitors may access Oxbow for summer camps, field trips, volunteer work, and other prearranged special events.

An important word about dogs: Please note that while we love animals, we are a working organic vegetable farm. With the exception of registered service animals, dogs are not allowed on our property and may not be left in our parking area. If you are visiting Oxbow for any reason, please leave your furry friends at home!

Directions

If you’re visiting Oxbow, please use our Public/West Entrance off of Hwy 203 at 268th Ave NE, Carnation, 98014. Our public entrance is used for events, the pumpkin patch, school field trips, and summer camps, and as a general meeting place for most groups visiting Oxbow.

Please keep a close eye out for the 268th Ave NE street sign, right off of Hwy 203. Google Maps can be unpredictable and may take you to the wrong entrance if you type in our name.

The map below shows a pin point marking the turning point for the Public Entrance.

  • Drive slowly (10 MPH) down 268th Ave NE for about 1/2 mile
  • It will feel like a long stretch, and you’ll pass some private property areas on your right. Keep driving!
  • Once you see the Oxbow sign at the end of the road, turn left – you’re there!
  • Please park in the designated grass parking areas. Buses, use the gravel pads.

Oxbow's Public Entrance

Oxbow's Public Entrance - Turn at 268th Ave NE, Carnation, WA 98014

What do I need to bring with me when I come to Oxbow?

  • Dress for the weather: Bring a hat and wear layers. It can get quite sunny and hot out in the fields! Sun protection and a water bottle are highly recommended.
  • Wear appropriate footwear. The fields and public areas have lots of lumps and bumps, so sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots are recommended. 
  • If you’re an Oxbow Member, don’t forget your Member card in order to receive your discount and/or use your OxDough! 
  • Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted for Farm Stand purchases.
  • Pack a picnic! We have abundant picnic tables and flat, grassy areas perfect for spreading out a blanket and enjoying your meal. Please bring reusable and/or compostable containers to help keep Oxbow clean and green.
  • Mud happens! A spare towel or two to put down in your car for the ride home can’t hurt.
  • Remember that this is a working farm complete with grass, trees, pollen, and insects. If you usually need allergy medication when in the great outdoors, or if you require an epi-pen, please bring those items along!


What CAN’T I bring to Oxbow?

  • We love animals just as much as you do, but with the exception of registered service animals, pets are not permitted on our working organic farm. Pets may NOT be kept in the parking area. Please leave your furry friends at home!
  • No alcoholic beverages, please. With the exception of special permitted events, alcohol is not allowed on the property.
  • No cigarettes, e-cigs, or vape pens, please. Smoking of any kind is not allowed on the property.


If you have any questions about coming to Oxbow, please email us at thedirt@oxbow.org or call 425-788-1134 Monday through Friday from 9AM-5PM.