We asked, you answered. You shared your favorite places to pick pumpkins in the Inland Northwest. Time to make a plan and start picking!
These recommendations came to us on Facebook and kxly.com. Feel free to add your favorites in the comment section below.
- Green Bluff. No surprise here, this was the most-suggested pumpkin picking area in Spokane. The community of farms north of Spokane makes for a great trip for the entire family. Not only can you pick pumpkins here, you can also pick apples, take hayrides and enjoy the Fall Festival. Make sure you stop by Beck's Harvest House for those world-famous, mouth-watering pumpkin donuts. Be prepared to stand in line. They're worth it. Click here for the list of farms and activities.
- Hickey Farms - Sandpoint, Idaho. This farm in North Idaho features U-Pick pumpkins, crafts and produce every weekend in October. You can also enjoy food, a corn maze, a scarecrow contest and activities for the kids. The farm is five miles east of Sandpoint, off of Highway 200. Check out their Facebook page for a schedule of events and directions.
- Carver Farms - Newman Lake. You can't go wrong with pumpkins, a corn maze, kettle corn and caramel apples. Even better: it's just a short drive from Spokane and Coeur d'Alene. The farm welcomes school tours, too. One Facebook reviewer said she's been coming to Carver Farms for 37 years! They must be doing something right! Here's the website for pricing and directions.
- Sunset Orchards - Green Bluff. This one got such a rave review, it needed its own recommendation. A Facebook friend named Tamara said "Wonderful experience and so many pumpkins this year. My family has many great memories visiting there." The Sunset Orchard website says the 110-year old orchard has some of the oldest trees on Green Bluff. Their Facebook page shows inflatables for the kids and acres of pumpkins. There's also apple and pear picking, smoked food, shaved ice and hot drinks. How can you go wrong?
- Prairie Home Farm in Coeur d'Alene. Described on the website as "located on a little patch of heaven just on the edge of the Rathdrum Prairie", Prairie Home Farm looks like one of those pumpkin patches designed for Instagram pictures. Not only can you pick pumpkins, you can hang out and feed the farm animals. You can also buy fall decorations to bring some of that pumpkin patch magic back home. Oh, and did we mention the pies? Prairie Home Farm is also home to the Lil Punkin Pie Co, selling 3-inch pies in about a million flavors. Come for the pumpkins, leave with a trunk full of pies. Located on Atlas Road in Coeur d'Alene. You can find all the details here
We'd love to hear your suggestions and see your pictures of the pumpkin patches in our area. Wherever you go, Happy Picking!
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