Oxtober

Fall is a beautiful, bountiful time of the year at Oxbow – celebrate the season with us at the annual Oxtober Fall Festival! Explore the Living Playground, take in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley scenery, and stock up on certified organic, farm-fresh produce. Don’t forget to grab your pumpkin!

Located in Carnation, just 25 miles from Seattle and convenient to the East Side. 

Get directions and visitor info


When

October 2-24
Saturdays and Sundays
10am-4pm

Cost

Free entry!
Free activities!
Only items from the Farm Stand, Outdoor Kitchen, and Pumpkin Express Checkout require purchase.

Activities

  • Explore the Living Playground and play games 
  • Decorate a mini pumpkin (1 per child) 
  • Take a Hay Ride
  • Learn about Oxbow on a walking tour
  • Go on a Scavenger Hunt 
  • Test your skill at the Sling King slingshot (3 shots per person) 
  • And more!

Entry

First-come-first-serve!*

*After observing the flow of guests the first weekend, there is ample space for safe social distancing. Pre-registration for specific time slots is no longer necessary. Already pre-registered? This change will not effect your visit. Please plan for your visit as you normally would. You do not need to show proof of pre-registration upon arrival.

 Pumpkins 

A variety of pre-picked pumpkins are available for all your eating and decorating needs! Pumpkins are located near the Farm Stand, at the Pumpkin River or patch near the Kids’ Farm, and throughout the grounds. Wheelbarrows are on hand for transporting pumpkins to your vehicle. If you’re purchasing pumpkins only, use our Pumpkin Express checkout tent for speedy in & out!  

Farm Stand 

The Farm Stand is open from 10am-4pm. Stock up on a variety of certified organic vegetables, plus fruit, mushrooms, and other goods from local producers. Card only, please! 

Masks must be worn at all times when inside the Farm Stand. 

Outdoor Kitchen

Luxury Pumpkin Soup GF & V $8 
Herbed Oil, Pepita, Cider

Sweet Italian Sausage $9
Macrina Hoagie Roll, Choice of Toppings

Field Roast Frankfurther V $9 
Gluton Free Macrina Potato Roll, Choice of Toppings

Macrina Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie $2.50

SunButter & Honey Sandwich $6
Macrina Cider Bread

Popcorn $3

Beverages

Cold Drinks

Various Sparkling Water $1

Hot Drinks

Apple Cider $2 

Nestlé Hot Chocolate $1
With Marshmallows

Coffee $1

Assortment of STASH Hot Teas $1

Member U-Pick 

There are two Member U-Pick times left in October. Visit our 2021 Member U-Pick page for details on dates, times, and how to become a member. 

Accessibility 

Oxbow has accessible parking and restrooms. If you have specific questions about accessibility, please email us at events@oxbow.org

What to wear and bring 

Terrain around the farm can be uneven; sturdy shoes or boots are recommended. Dress for the weather and be prepared to walk and explore! Credit cards are accepted for food, beverage, and Farm Stand purchases. 

Weather closures 

Oxbow is open rain or shine, except in cases of extreme weather (lightning, high winds, wildfire smoke, or flooding conditions that make it unsafe for visitors). Weather closures will be posted on our website and social media. 

Please, no alcohol or smoking/vaping on Oxbow grounds.

While we love animals, dogs are NOT allowed, with the exception of service animals. Thank you for helping us keep our certified organic farm clean and safe for all!


Health & Safety at Oxbow

  • If you are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms, please stay home!
  • All visitors must wear masks when inside the Farm Stand and restrooms. 
  • Vaccinated Visitors: Masks are optional. You may want to continue wearing a mask if you’re at increased risk for severe infection, have an underlying health condition, or live with someone at increased risk. Parents are encouraged to model good masking behavior for their kids, who may be too young to be eligible for the vaccine and therefore are at risk for infection.
  • Non-Vaccinated Visitors: Masks are strongly encouraged, especially when inside any structure and when within 6 feet of other people.
  • Pack out any trash or waste.
  • Observe all posted signage indicating which areas are for visitors. If you come across an unmarked area, do not enter!
  • Do not enter or harvest from any of the farm fields, including the Kids’ Farm, unless invited to by Oxbow staff.
  • Be mindful that we have Honey Buckets for visitor bathroom use. We will have hand washing stations and hand sanitizer available. 

Due to the impact of COVID-19 in Washington State and nationwide, changes to our current public schedule and other future events may occur. We are closely monitoring the situation and will post updates to our public hours and calendar of events here on our website and on our Facebook page. Unless we have announced special hours or open days, Oxbow is not open to the public; contact us via email if you have questions or need to reach a member of our staff. Thanks!

>> Read more about Oxbow’s COVID-19 Response