BOO! Local pumpkin patches and Halloween events abound

Find your perfect pumpkin, and have fun trick-or-treating, with these South County activities.

  • Friday, October 17, 2008 3:07pm
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Steel Lake Christian Pre-school went last year to Carpinito Brothers pumpkin patch in Kent to pick out some pumpkins. With the pumpkins they have chosen are (left to right) Isamu Une

Local Pumpkin Patches

• Auburn—Mosby Brothers Farms: 10 a.m.-dark daily through Oct. 31. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, produce stand and hay rides. 12754 S.E. Green Valley Road, Auburn. 253-939-7666 or

• Kent—Carpinito Brothers Farm: 9 a.m.-dusk daily through Oct. 31. Features u-pick pumpkins, corn maze, hayrides, prize drawings and more. Corner of South 277th Street, West Valley Highway, and State Route 167 in Kent. 253-854-5692, or

• Kent—Serena Farms: Noon-dusk through Oct. 31. Corn trails, hay rides, u-pick pumpkin patch. 22431 84th Ave. S., Kent. 253-261-8789 or

• Renton—U-pick Pumpkins and Family Farm: 4-9 p.m. weekdays, and 9 a.m.-9 p.m. weekends through Oct. 30. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, snacks and refreshment stand, farm animals, school tours. 19417 196th Ave. S.E., Renton. 253-740-2036 or

Halloween Events

• Auburn—Halloween Harvest Festival: 2-5 p.m. Oct. 25. Includes games, crafts, face painting, scary cookies and cauldrons of punch. Also, trick-or-treating and Halloween photos ($2) available along Main Street. Cost: Bring canned food for Auburn Food Bank. Washington Elementary School, 20 E St. N.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

• Kent—Halloween Party: 3-6 p.m. Oct. 25. Program for children in preschool-fifth grade. Features entertainer Bill Robison, games, face painting and more. Costumes encouraged. Cost: $5; free for adults and children 1 and younger. Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent. 253-856-5050 or

• Kent—Pumpkin Patch Party: 4-8 p.m. Oct. 25. Features games, puppet show, food and more for families with children age 2 through sixth grade. Costumes welcome; no scary costumes. Cost: Free; bring donations of non-perishable food. Kent Covenant Church, 12010 S.E. 240th St. 253-631-0222 or

• Renton—“Olde” Fashion Halloween Party: 1-4 p.m. Oct. 25. Features trick-or-treating at downtown businesses, games, food and more. Wear a costume or make one at the event. Main Street Square, downtown Renton.

• Renton—Trunk or Treat: 4-5:30 p.m. Oct. 26. Bring your children in costume for a friendly, safe Halloween event. Includes games, trick-or-treating at decorated vehicle trunks, and showings of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.” Admission: Non-perishable food item for the Renton Food Bank. • Renton First United Methodist Church, 2201 N.E. Fourth St., Renton.

• Auburn—Auburn Meadows Halloween Party and Trick-or-Treating: 3-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Party runs 3-5 p.m., and features food, activities and entertainment. Trick-or-treat Station open 3-7 p.m. for ages 12 and younger. Auburn Meadows, 945 22nd St. N.E., Auburn. 253-333-0171.

• Des Moines—Halloween Carnival: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Children in sixth grade and younger can enjoy carnival-style games, costume contest, candy, prizes, a magic show and more. Hotdogs and soda will be for sale. Admission: $2 per child; free for parents. Field House, 1000 S. 220th St., Des Moines. 206-870-6527.

• Kent—Trick-or-Treating at Kent Station: 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31. Families invited to trick-or-treat in fun, safe environment at Kent Station stores. Costume contest judging at 5:30 p.m. for best kid’s costume (10 and younger), best individual costume (11 and older), and best group (two or more) themed costumes. Kent Station, 417 Ramsay Way, Kent.

• Kent—Little Pumpkins Trick-or-Treat: 2-5 p.m. Oct. 31. Bring your little pumpkin down for a professional Halloween photo and an afternoon of safe trick-or-treating at participating Kent Downtown merchants. Proceeds benefit Pediatric Interim Care Center. Cost: $5 donation for trick-or-treating; $2 for photos. Pediatric Interim Care Center, 328 Fourth Ave. S., Kent.

• Renton—IKEA Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular: 4-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Children can come in costume to trick-or-treat throughout the store. IKEA, 601 S.W. 41st St., Renton.

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