Community October 3, 2022

Fantastic Fall Events and Activities in Kitsap County

Celebrate the season with some fun, family-friendly fall events and activities here in Kitsap County. Here’s a list to get you started. From dress-up days to pumpkin patches and everything in between, we’re sure there’s something that will pique your interest.

Ongoing Fall Events

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch at Pheasant Fields Farm in Silverdale

October 1 – November 1, 2022

When it comes to fall events and activities, you have to check out Kitsap’s oldest and tallest corn maze. Walk the paths to solve a riddle and you’ll be entered to win a harvest prize basket. You’ll also find one of the largest collections of pumpkins, including different colors and shapes. Most pumpkins are grown on-site, while some come from Sequim. Grab a fall beverage, shop the farm stand, and enjoy their many photo opportunities.

Cost: Corn Maze tickets $6 for youth 16 and under, $8 for adults, $1 off for active duty military with ID, and there’s a coupon available on their website. Pumpkins are sold separately.

Have a Hoot Hunt at Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island

October 1 – 31, 2022

Explore the grounds of the famous Bloedel Reserve and see if you can spot where the woodland owls hid the squash and pumpkins. There are close to 100 squash waiting to be found. And, place your guess on the weight of the largest pumpkin to be entered to win a prize. Timed tickets are required and must be booked in advance (no walk-ups permitted).

Cost: $5 – $20 per person depending on age. Children 4 and under are free.

Pumpkin Walk at Bainbridge Gardens

October 1 – 31, 2022 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Nearing its third decade in operation, the Bainbridge Gardens Pumpkin Walk is a fall event you don’t want to miss. The Gardens’ historic Nature Trail is lined with hundreds of hand-painted and carved pumpkins as well as themed vignettes. There will be a straw maze for young children as well. Pumpkin submissions are being requested to add to the pathway, and are an integral part to complete the experience. Also, you can guess the weight of a large pumpkin, and delicious food trucks will be on-site on Saturdays.

Cost: Free to attend, and donations are accepted for Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club.

Harvest Fest at Miracle Ranch Camp in Port Orchard

October 21 – 23 and October 28 – 30, 2022 (times vary by day)

An extravaganza for the whole family, Harvest Fest includes classic activities like hay rides, face painting, crafts, apple pressing, a petting zoo, and a rodeo. Meals are available as well as sweet fall treats like candied apples, cotton candy, and kettle corn. Most activities are free. But if you want to take it up a notch, you can add on additional excursions like pony rides, a climbing wall, or even an overnight stay. Miracle Ranch is located south of downtown Port Orchard, near the small community of Purdy.

Cost: Free to attend. Extra activities and food available for purchase.

Fall Pumpkin Patches

Fat Turnip Farms in Kingston

Out in the little community of Eglon, Fat Turnip Farms sells certified organic produce at their farm stand and has a u-pick pumpkin patch with tons of different options as well as late-season, u-pick flowers. Their setup offers many great places to take photos with friends or little ones, and they periodically offer events. Be sure to check their Facebook page for details. 

Hours until October 31st: Monday – Saturday from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Suyematsu Farms on Bainbridge Island

An Island favorite for u-pick, Suyematsu Farms is back at it this year with their wonderful pumpkin patch. They grow a large variety of squashes, gourds, and pumpkins. Celebrate autumn, take photos, and find some colorful, delicious fall decor. Check their Instagram and/or their Facebook page to find out about special happenings. 

Hours: Weekdays 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM & Weekends 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

One-Day Events

HOWL-O-WEEN at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island

October 23, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Don your Halloween costume and hit the trails! This family-friendly event at IslandWood is a wonderful walk through the woods with hot cider, warm cookies, and other fall treats. Naturalists will be on-site to teach about the “spooky” nature of nocturnal animals. Participants can enjoy a fall craft and bone yard investigation as well as a lecture about wildlife. Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Cost: $2.50 for kids and $5 for adults. Financial assistance is available.

Boo Bash hosted by Port Orchard Bay Street Association

October 29, 2022 from Noon – 4:00 PM

Bring the family and enjoy downtown Port Orchard. Participate in the costume contest from noon to 2:00 PM and take the kids trick-or-treating at Bay Street businesses from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. And, this event wraps up with a pet costume contest at 4:00 PM. For more information, check the Bay Street Association’s Facebook page.

Cost: Free to attend

Drive-Thru Halloween Hunt hosted by the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce

October 29, 2022 from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Back for the third year, this popular drive-thru trick-or-treat event weaves around Poulsbo to visit businesses handing out candy. The hunt begins at the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center where you’ll receive a map and a free tote bag (if you’re one of the first 800 participants). Then follow the route for candy and prizes! Non-perishable food and monetary donations will be accepted for Fishline Food Bank at the start of the event. 

Cost: Free to attend, but non-perishable food donations are highly encouraged.

Pre-school Spooktacular by Poulsbo Parks and Rec

October 31, 2022 from 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Geared toward younger kids, this fun event is a great way to kick off your Halloween festivities. With a superhero theme and lots of crafts and activities planned, it is sure to be a Marvel-ous time.

Cost: Free to attend for kids 5 and under. $1 for older children

Ghoulsbo Celebration in Downtown Poulsbo

October 31, 2022 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Enjoy the rare treat of walking right down the middle of Front Street! This Poulsbo trick-or-treat classic is back after a hiatus. Sponsored by the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association, merchants will be handing out candy in front of their shops. It is the most costumes you will ever see in one place in Poulsbo. 

Cost: Free to attend

Halloween Walk in Downtown Winslow, Bainbridge Island

October 31, 2022 at 3:30 PM 

This safe trick-or-treating event in Winslow invites participants to wear a costume, enjoy hot cider, and listen to spooky tunes from the Eagle Harbor Church’s bell tower. Hosted by the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, you’ll also get to cast your vote for the best merchant costume.

Cost: Free to attend