Oxtober Pumpkin Festival

Fall is Oxbow’s most bountiful and beautiful season. Celebrate with us at our month-long Oxtober Pumpkin Festival featuring live music, food trucks, hay rides, fall activities, and farm fun for all ages! 

Special events

A variety of local bands will be bringing the twang to Oxtober this year. Stay tuned for the full schedule! 

Hours

Festival Hours
Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm
October 7th-29th

Our Farm Stand and Pumpkin Patch are also open Thursday through Sunday from 10-5 during Oxtober, starting October 5th. Full festival activities, including crafts, live music, and hay rides, are on weekends only.

We are open rain or shine, but will post updates here and on our Facebook Page if high winds, lightening, or other dangerous weather conditions impact our hours.

Pumpkin Patch and Farm Stand

Oxbow offers U-pick pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and plenty of wheelbarrows and carts to haul them in. Enjoy seasonal offerings in our Farm Stand, featuring our own native plants and certified organic produce grown right here at Oxbow. Each year brings a different bounty, but expect to see winter squash, leafy greens, potatoes, leeks, carrots, and more.

 

Activities

Arts, crafts, and other fun activities will be available for kids of all ages! There is no fee to visit the festival, but some activities require “magic beans” to participate. Magic beans are our special Oxtober currency, and are available for purchase in several locations around the festival. Some of our activities include:

  • Hay Rides
  • Flower Crowns
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Kids’ Farm Tours
  • House of Hay
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Climbing Tractor

Directions and Contact Info

We are using our West Entrance off of 268th Ave for the pumpkin patch this season. Please follow the first set of directions here. There will be a large pumpkin-shaped sign at the intersection of Hwy 203 and 268th Ave. to help mark the correct entrance. If you look us up on Google Maps, you will be taken to the wrong entrance!  

You can reach us with questions about the pumpkin patch at thedirt@oxbow.org or by calling 425-788-1134.

NOTE: We love animals, but we are a working organic farm and dogs are NOT permitted on Oxbow’s grounds. With the exception of licensed service animals, please leave your furry friends at home. Thank you!

Other Oxtober Happenings

New this year: Native Plant Propagation Workshops!

Join us for Saturday workshops held in Oxbow’s very own Native Plant Nursery. Attendees will learn tips and tricks for unlocking the secrets of native plant species, and will even take home native plant starts of their very own. Classes are $20 per person, ages 16 & up. Learn more and register here!

School Field Trips

Autumn at is a wonderful time to learn with our farmer educators and explore Oxbow with a class field trip! Our Fall Farm Adventures take kids ages preschool through 5th grade on hands-on tours of our unique Kids’ Farm. Children search for and eat six plant parts, learn about the animals that help us farm, and even get to take home a sugar pie pumpkin. We also offer Organic Farming 101 Field Trips for older students, ages 6th grade and up. To read more about our field trips and register, click here.

Rent space for a party

Our Kids’ Clubhouse is available for rental by groups for birthday parties and other private gatherings. The clubhouse is adjacent to the Kids’ Farm and is well-equipped with picnic tables and straw bales for seating. It offers a cozy sheltered space in case of wet weather! Learn more about birthday party offerings and register here!