Founded in 1930, the Schilter Family Farm added The Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Patch in 1997. It’s been going strong ever since. Opening September 29, their family-friendly farm has lots of fun fall activities for kids, including exploring Fort Nisqually, cow head roping, pumpkin bowling, corn hole, pumpkin cannons and more in the works. You can also find photo ops set up around the farm, so don’t forget your camera.

The Schilter Family Farm corn maze will raise awareness about ALS. Photo courtesy: Schilter Family Farm.

This year’s corn maze was designed in the likeness of Lou Gehrig to raise awareness for ALS-Lou Gehrig’s Disease. “We chose to support this organization to raise awareness around this devastating disease and help raise money towards finding a cure,” says Stephanie Schilter. “Our pastor from our parish, Fr. Jim Lee at St. Michael Parish in Olympia, was diagnosed with ALS back in November. We want to show our support and our love for him, as well as help the organization who’s striving to find a cure.”

Proceeds from their activities will go to the ALS Association. For more information, visit the Schilter Family Farm website.

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