October teeming with fall events across Mid-Columbia

By Loretto Hulse, Tri-City Herald staff writerOctober 15, 2013 

There's no shortage of fun fall festivities to enjoy this month.

Middleton Six Sons Farms of Pasco has a pumpkin patch where you can choose your own gourds, plus straw mazes, games and goodies to munch on through October. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

They also are booking farm field trips for youngsters. For more information, go to www.middletonsixsonsfarms.com/pumpkin-patch or call 509-521-9935. Or check them out on Facebook. The Middleton farm is off the Pasco-Kahlotus Highway; watch for signs.

Country Mercantile on Highway 395 outside Pasco also is offering a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, straw pyramids for climbing, a petting zoo and carnival rides until Oct. 31. Admission is $6.50 per person. For more information, go to www.countrymercantile.com, check them out on Facebook or call 509-545-2192

Bill's Berry Farm in Grandview is holding an Apple & Pumpkin Festival through the end of the month. They have a squeeze-your-own cider station, warm from the fryer donuts, burgers, hot dogs, chili, farm craft demonstrations, a petting zoo and a produce. There also is a pumpkin patch and corn maze.

The farm is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. There is a $5 parking fee Saturdays and for some activities. For more information, go to www.billsberryfarm.com or call 509-882-3200.

The address is 3674 N. County Line Road, Grandview.

Maryhill Winery in Goldendale will have live concerts, a grape stomp, hot dog and marshmallow roast and barrel tasting from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information about the concerts and pricing, go to www.maryhillwinery.com. Or call 877-627-9445. The winery is at 9774 Washington St., off Highway 14.

Taste Scandinavia

Members of Sol-Land Lodge are holding A Taste of Scandinavia from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

The event -- which includes cooking demonstrations, cultural displays and arts and crafts -- will be held at the Kennewick First Lutheran Church at Highway 395 and Yelm Street.

There will be a soup and sandwich buffet from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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