Events

Explore the outdoors, celebrate the seasons, & make magical memories.

Oxbow holds events throughout the year to connect you to your food, to the land where it’s grown; and to our work and mission.

Upcoming Events

Oxtober - Oct 15-16 and 22-23

Oxtober
Savor the season with fall fun favorites for the whole family—hayrides, live music, fresh food, and pumpkins, of course!

Date and time
October 15, 16, 22, & 23
10am-4pm

Admission
Free

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What to expect

Our events have exclusive activities custom-made with you in mind to provide you with opportunities to explore, create, learn and make magical memories in the great outdoors. 

You can participate in our event-related activities or explore on your own by taking a walk in the farm fields, hiking, and playing along the Snoqualmie Riverbank. 

Immerse yourself in nature, taking a break from the city and connecting, listening & watching life thrive around Oxbow.

Some fan-favorite activities include:

  • Bringing snacks from home and enjoying a picnic with fresh produce from our Farm Stand.
  • Exploring the Living Playground by roaming free in a kid-friendly setting (Climbing a real-life tractor is always fun for the little ones!)
  • Peeking into a Conservation Center, where restoration activities are happening all the time. 
  • Touring a one-of-a-kind PNW Native Plant Nursery.
  • Coming camera-ready and take advantage of our natural photo-ops around the site. 

We are a King County farm located in beautiful Carnation, WA, just 25 miles from Seattle, and we are looking forward to seeing you soon! 

2022 Event Lineup

SpringFest & Native Plant Sale
Sunday, May 8, 10am-4pm

Join us this Mother’s day and appreciate the gifts of Spring and maternal nurture. Plus, shop an array of native plants to bring beauty and biodiversity to your garden.

Pollinator Day
Saturday, June 25, 11am-3pm

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with us! Learn about Washington’s native pollinators and their vital role in our food system as well as our ecosystem at large.

Sip & Stargaze
Thursday, August 11, 8pm-12am

Take a sunset stroll around our farm fields and marvel at the wonders of the night sky through professional telescopes, guided by amateur astronomers from the Seattle Astronomical Society.  

Fall Native Plant Sale
Saturday, September 24, 11am-3pm

Did you know fall is the perfect time to plant native species in Washington? Select your favorites from our nursery’s highest quality, locally adapted, and genetically diverse native plants—from flowers to shrubs to trees.

Oxtober
Saturday & Sunday, October 15 -16 & 22-23, 10am-4pm

Savor the changing season during our annual Oxtober Fall Festival! Explore the Living Playground, ride the Oxboat on the pumpkin river, and stock up on certified organic, farm-fresh produce. Don’t forget to grab your pumpkin to take home!

Farm Stand Gatherings and Workshops

From tours and demos to food lessons and group hikes, our Farm Stand is offering ongoing educational opportunities to grow and learn together. We have partnered with local producers, makers, teachers, vendors, artists, and creators to connect you with a network of environmental enthusiasts. Visit our calendar page and don’t miss a date!

What else is happening at Oxbow?

See Our Full Calendar to Find Out More

Visitor Info & FAQs

We are located at 10819 Carnation-Duvall Rd NE. 

  • Please drive slowly (10 MPH) on all farm roads and watch for other guests. 
  • Follow the signs directing you to the parking area. 
  • Do not drive past the Farm Stand unless you’ve been instructed by Oxbow staff. 

  • Dress for the weather: Bring a hat and wear layers. 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.  
  • Credit cards, cash, check, and EBT are accepted for Farm Stand purchases when the Farm Stand is open. 
  • Mud happens! A spare towel or two to put down in your car for the ride home can’t hurt. 
  • Face coverings are required when shopping in the Farm Stand. Thank you for helping keep our community and staff safe. See our full mask guidelines above. 

  • We love animals just as much as you do, but with the exception of registered service animals, dogs and other 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. 

Oxbow Members, get exclusive access to Member Days—curated events where you can access experts, meet like-minded families, and experience unique outdoor experiences. To get access to registration & more information sign up today to receive the perks and support Oxbow’s Mission.

Each event is different and unique, we offer curated chef’s meals during some, and sell snacks and meals in our outdoor kitchen during others. 

We kindly ask our guests to observe all posted signage indicating which areas are for visitors. If you come across an unmarked area, please, do not enter. 

 Do not enter tunnels or harvest anywhere unless invited to by Oxbow staff.  

Previous Events:

  • Member Day [7/16]
  • Preserving the Harvest: Raspberry Jam [7/9]
  • Pollinator Day [6/25]
  • Aesir Meadery Tasting and History Talk [6/18]
  • SpringFest [5/8]
  • Member Day [4/30]