Autumn is here! The leaves are falling, and the temperatures are dropping, but now is the perfect time to celebrate the changing seasons. Get outside with the family and find some outdoor fun at local pumpkin patches with fall fun in Chehalis, Centralia and throughout Lewis County.

Parkerosa Pumpkin Patch
Parkerosa Pumpkin Patch’s autumn theme is perfect for those wanting a taste of fall without Halloween. Photo courtesy: Parkerosa Pumpkin Patch

Parkerosa Farms

292 Chilvers Road, Chehalis

Find fall fun at Parkerosa Farms in west Chehalis starting on October 8. Open seven days a week through October from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday is u-pick only. Bring the kids on Saturdays and Sundays for tractor rides and games with the purchase of tickets. Have fun getting lost in the corn maze for just $3 and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

U-pick pumpkins are sold by size at $4, $6, $8 and $10. Find other fall décor like straw bales, ornamental pumpkins, and gourds. Bring cash or checks only and find the perfect pumpkin to carve at this adorable farm.

Huntting’s Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Forest

The Huntting’s Haunted Forest in Cinebar allows victims to wander helplessly through surprise-filled woods. Photo credit: Jessica Reeves-Rush

600 Cinebar Road, Cinebar

Opening on September 30, Huntting’s Pumpkin Patch and Haunted Forest is celebrating a decade of autumn fun in Cinebar. Join them on October 15 for their 10th Year Anniversary Celebration with music from the Backfire Band, entertaining fire dancers at night, an appearance by the Headless Horseman, giveaways and food vendors.

Open seven days a week, find a Halloween Forest, pumpkin patch, slingshot and corn maze that will keep the fun going all day. Don’t forget to take lots of photos with the fall props,  stop by the sunny sunflower patch and check out the concessions. The pumpkin patch and corn maze are open daily from 10 a.m. until dusk. After dark, don’t miss the haunted forest and flashlight corn maze on Friday and Saturday nights until 11 p.m.

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The corn maze at The Pumpkin Patch is fun for all ages and just one of the many fun attractions they offer.

The Pumpkin Patch

518 Goodrich Road, Centralia

Centralia’s The Pumpkin Patch has everything you could need to decorate for fall, including squash and, of course, pumpkins. There are also corn stock bundles, miniature pumpkins, straw bales and gourds for sale. Open every day from 10 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., this lovely farm is a beautiful backdrop for family fun.

After finding the perfect pumpkin, kids will enjoy hay and train rides on the weekends and getting lost in the corn maze, and parents will love capturing the day with fall photos at the adorable displays, wooden cutouts and tractors. Groups are welcome by appointment.

Willy Tee’s Pumpkin Patch

3415 Jackson Highway, Chehalis

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Tall and skinny, short and round, hunting for the perfect pumpkin requires exploring. The fun can continue at home with carving, painting and displaying pumpkins to set the mood for autumn. Photo courtesy: Bill Teitzel

Willy Tee’s Pumpkin Patch is nestled on a picturesque, sixth-generation farm in Chehalis. The family fun is open Friday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to dusk starting on October 1. The wide variety of pumpkins and gourds include traditional jack-o-lanterns, Cinderella pumpkins, pie and white pumpkins for .49 cents a pound.

Kids will love feeding the farm animals, and parents will enjoy all the fantastic photo opportunities. Find something handmade to decorate for the seasons in the craft booth. When he’s available, get a custom caricature for the kids, free of charge. “It’s just something I’ve always enjoyed doing,” says Owner Bill Teitzel.

Extra Halloween Fun

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Costumes are encouraged at the Pumpkin Train. Photo courtesy: Chehalis-Centralia Railroad and Museum.

The Chehalis-Centralia Railroad welcomes you and your family aboard the annual Pumpkin Train. This year the harvest fun is stationary at the depot. Have fun on the train on October 22 and 23, with times available at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale on October 1 and are $15, and kids under two are free. Find games, treats, a pumpkin patch and a costume contest at the beloved community event.

Don’t miss the third annual Trunks with Treats at the Veterans Memorial Museum on October 30 from 5 to 10 p.m. This fun family event features walk-through trick or treating from the decorated trunks of vehicles. Bring the kids in their costumes and enjoy some early trick-or-treating fun!

Also, on October 30, Lewis County Jeepers will host their second annual trunk or treat from 4 to 8 p.m. See the cool Jeeps and pick up some treats! Find all the fun in the parking lot between the Timberland Library and Apex Store at 402 W Main Street in Centralia.

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It is autumn in Lewis County! Enjoy all the season has to offer with frights and fun. Photo credit: Krysta Carper

Join community members as they host Winlock’s 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat on Halloween. This spooky night of fun includes trunk or treating at The Plaza near the railroad track. Come in costume if you wish and join in on the fun on October 31.

Also, on Halloween, don’t miss Trick or Treat Transit. This safe trick-or-treating experience is free — just hop on the Twin Transit bus and ride to various stops in Chehalis and Centralia for candy and treats.

For a night of scares, don’t miss the Ghost Tours at The Lewis County Historical Museum. South Sound Paranormal Research Team will be there to lead you through the haunted museum and share the ghostly experiences there. Go upstairs into the attic, where many encounters have occurred. End the night with a presentation of previous evidence of the building’s hauntings. Bring a flashlight and any personal ghost hunting equipment, but leave the kids at home, as this scary event is for those 13 and over only. Get tickets for the 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. tours by clicking the time or at the Lewis County Historical Museum.

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The attic stairs are narrow and steep at the Lewis County Historical Museum. Photo credit: Jessica Rush

For even more frights, check out The Ghost Walk in Historic Downtown Centralia. On October 14 and 15, explore the area’s historic buildings with tours sharing ghost stories and folklore. Tours are every half hour, starting at the Lewis and Clark Hotel. Tickets are $20 by calling 360.736.4333 or at The Shady Lady at 216 N. Tower Avenue.

Celebrate Halloween at the Centralia Outlets on October 31, from 4 to 7 p.m. Join in the fun for a safe and friendly trick-or-treat event. Kids 12 and under are invited to come in costume and trick-or-treat throughout the Centralia Outlets at participating stores on Halloween, while candy supplies last. Parents, don’t forget to check out store savings while you are there! Find the Outlets located at High Street and Lum Road in Centralia.

Lewis County is full of fall fun at farms and local businesses. Try something new or create a family tradition. Celebrate the beauty of the changing season at fantastic local pumpkin patches and fall events.

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