Oxtober Fall Festival

 

Thanks to everyone who joined us for Oxtober 2020! In such a challenging year, we’re so grateful to have been able to share a little bit of Oxbow magic with you. Oxtober might be over for now, but we invite you to stay in touch:

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We’ll see you next year!

Fall is a beautiful, bountiful time of the year at Oxbow, just 25 miles from Seattle and convenient to the East Side. Explore the Living Playground, take in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley scenery on a self-guided tour, and stock up on farm fresh produce. Don’t forget to grab your pumpkin! 


Hours

2020 Farm Stand and Activity Hours 
Saturdays and Sundays in October through Oct 25th, from 10AM-4PM. We will be closed on October 31st.

We will be tracking the number of visitors on-site; depending on the number of guests, there may be a wait. 

>>Be sure to review our Health & Safety info below before you come!

We are open rain or shine, but will post updates here and on our Facebook Page if high winds, lightning, flooding, or other dangerous weather conditions impact our hours. Come dressed for the weather!


Activities and Fees

There is no fee to enter Oxtober, and parking is free. Guests may browse and explore at their leisure. Only two activities, the Sling King and Hay rides, require ticket purchase to participate. Hayrides are $2 per person and Sling King shots are $1 each, and credit/debit cards are accepted.

Living Playground and Kids’ Farm: Stop by the Oxbow Education tent near the Kids’ Clubhouse for educational activities like our scavenger hunt, or hop on the Climbing Tractor and explore the vine tunnels!

Hay Rides: Take a mellow ride around our farm fields to see where we grow produce for grocery stores, farmers markets, restaurants, hunger relief, and our CSA program. $2 per rider; babes in arms are free. Maximum 1 hayride per person. 

Sling King: Our harvest slingshot really is as fun as it sounds! $1 per shot, maximum of 3 shots per person. 

Hiking Trails and Audio Tour: Hike one of our short, family-friendly trails and learn more about the natural history of the Snoqualmie Valley—and our place in it— by taking our self-guided audio tour. Access the audio tour on your mobile device here.


Food and Farm Stand

Delicious food by Della Terra Catering will be available to purchase, including farm salads, sandwiches, soup, cookies, coffee, tea, and hot cider at our outdoor kitchen. Della Terra accepts credit/debit cards.

Our brand new Farm Stand is ready to rock and will be filled with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, our finest freshly-harvested organic vegetables, and products from our local partners. 


Health & Safety information

To keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are limiting the number of households at the farm at any given time during each Oxtober day. You can help us keep Oxtober safe by staying masked, maintaining 6 feet of distance from people not in your household/pod, flowing through the activities and spaces (plan to spend about 2-2.5 hours at Oxbow), and hand washing and/or hand sanitizing often.

Note: Earlier in the month, we offered limited, optional pre-registration slots via EventBrite. Those slots have all filled, but we still have room for drop-in visitors! We will be counting the number of households on-site and there may be a wait, depending on the number of visitors present. Please be patient as we work to ensure a safe visit for all our guests.

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!

Directions

Oxbow has a brand new entrance this year! See our Visitor Info page for detailed directions. Be mindful that your phone or GPS may take you to the incorrect entrance, so please follow the directions carefully.


Contact Info

The best way to contact us with questions about the pumpkin patch is to email thedirt@oxbow.org or call 425-788-1134 and leave us a voicemail; we’ll return your call as soon as possible.


Group events

We often receive numerous requests to accommodate large groups for private events and tours on Oxtober weekends. If you are interested in renting picnic space, bringing a group of over 10 people to Oxtober, or holding other gatherings, please contact us and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. 


Other Oxtober Happenings

Restoration events

restoration eventsHelp Oxbow to grow and care for our natural spaces this Oxtober! Join Oxbow’s Conservation Team each Saturday in October from 10am to noon to learn about and improve critical habitat for plants and wildlife and help combat climate change. The work is satisfying and physical. It happens outdoors, rain or shine, and includes things like planting trees and digging up blackberries. With your help, we can help bring back salmon (and orcas!) and rebuild a resilient landscape that supports people’s livelihoods, produces food, and remains beautiful and ecologically diverse! Limit of one household and up to four people. Registration required, learn more and sign up here!


Photo Contest 

Post your Oxtober snapshots to Instagram using #Oxtober2020 and you could win a free Oxbow membership! Look for #Oxtober2020 signs around the farm at special photo spots. We will choose a new winner at random every week of October!


Donate to Oxbow and help us carry out our mission!

Oxbow is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization, and we can’t do this work without your help! We’re grateful for your contributions.

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