Schmitt Brothers Farms has revived its cornfield maze at Road 68 and Argent in Pasco. Hours are 1 to 8 p.m., Monday to Thursday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Sunday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $6.50, with children 2 and younger admitted free. The farm is at Road 68 and Argent. It returns for the first time since 2008 with a family-friendly lineup that includes a small but intricate maze, a pumpkin patch, cow train rides, a farm animal zoo, a corn sandbox, rubber ducky races and other farm games. Kettle corn and other refreshments will be available.
Middleton Farms Fall Festival runs each weekend in October from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. The farm is at 1050 Pasco-Kahlotus Road in Pasco. Admission is $10. A large corn maze is among the many activities, which also include a hay ride, pumpkin patch, corn pit, giant slide, human foosball and more. Horse rides are available for $4, and people also can take a turn on potato blasters. Information: middletonsfallfestival.com.
Country Mercantile Harvest Festival at 232 Crestloch Road in Pasco. Every day from 9 a.m. until dusk, through Oct. 31. Admission $6.95, $4.50 for seniors and military with ID, and free children 2 and under. Includes a three-acre corn maze along with a hay ride to the pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, straw-bale maze and pyramids, bounce house obstacle course and, on the weekends, live entertainment and face painting. Information: countrymercantile.com.
Curfman’s Massive Corn Maze is at 10 Harris Road in Toppenish, but the drive is worth it, especially for Seahawks fans. Hours are 5 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and open until 11 p.m. on Fridays; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $8.50 for 13-plus, $6.50 for kids 4-12. Along with the giant corn maze, there’s a kids maze, a straw maze and pyramid, corn pit, hay rides and a fire pit for s’mores.
Walla Walla Corn Maze at 853 Five Mile Road in Walla Walla. Runs 6 to 11 p.m. on Fridays, 2 to 11 p.m. on Saturdays and 4 to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Oct. 31. Admission $7 ages 12 and up, $5 for kids 4-11 accompanied by someone 16 or older. Organizers warn to bring a flashlight, and cell reception is spotty, which makes a perfect setting for the Halloween Spooktacular on Oct. 19-22 and Oct. 26-31. On Facebook at @wwcornmaze.
Christopherson Farm at 197616 E. Bowels Road in Kennewick. Open daylight hours every day through Oct. 31, with free admission. Pumpkins, Kiddie Korn Maze and fall decorations. Pumpkins for sale, including “Warty Goblins.” Information: 509-430-2167 or on Facebook @farmwifedenise.
Job’s Nursery Pumpkin Patch at 4072 Columbia River Road in Pasco. Runs 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. U-Pick Pumpkin Patch loaded with candidates for carving, painting and decorating. On the weekends, take a 15-minute ride on the nursery’s 36 acres. Information: jobsnursery.com.
Villa’s Lil’ Pumpkin Patch at 510 Orchard Rd. in Pasco. Open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. .Thursday through Sunday. Along with pumpkins, they have lawn games, hay stack pyramid, country store and mobile coffee stand. Admission is free.
Hatch Patch Pumpkin Patch at 1730 Falls Road in Pasco. Runs 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, until Oct. 31.
Apple & Pumpkin Festival at Bill’s Berry Farm, 3674 N. Country Lane Road in Grandview. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m.. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4-28. Admission free; there are fees for some activities; $5 parking on Saturdays. On the menu: fresh hot pumpkin donuts all week, and barbecue on the weekends. Also animal farm, apple slingshots, barnyard train ride, playground, picnic area. Information: billsberryfarm.com.
Pumpkin Palooza in Prosser at City Park, Seventh and Sommers streets downtown, from 9 a.m. .to noon, Oct. 21. Events include a giant pumpkin contest weigh-in, pumpkin painting, a seed spitting contest, guessing games, a costume fun run, pumpkin bowling and a bake sale. Information: email@example.com or 509-786-2399.
Spooky thrills and chills
Benton County Scaregrounds runs every Thursday through Saturday through Halloween, as well as Oct. 25 and 31. Hours are 7 to 11 p.m., with Wednesday and Thursday closing at 10 p.m. Tickets $15; a three-haunt pass for $35 on weekends and Halloween, or $25 on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Three areas, plus kids days on Oct. 14 and 28 (1 to 4 p.m.) for a lighter scare. Information: terrorbehindthescreen.com.
Pasco Jaycees Haunted Forest at Sacajawea State Park in Pasco. Runs 7 to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 18. Cost is $13, 5 and under free. Park at the Port of Pasco and take the shuttle. Information: pascojaycees.org.
Yakitat’s Haunted Hill at 12703 W. 344 Private Road NW in Benton City (take Exit 93 and follow the signs). Runs 6 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays starting Oct. 13. Cost is $7. Try out the Toy Store of Terror and the Pirate Cove. Organized by the Kiona-Benton City High School junior and senior classes to raise money for senior trips.