Pumpkin Patches & THE GREAT PUMPKIN RACE in Spokane!

By
Real Estate Agent with Exit Real Estate Professionals

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere! Looking for a pumpkin patch in Spokane? The choices are plentiful! Probably the most exciting choice, especially if you have children, is to head up to Green Bluff and visit one of the many small farms that participate in the Apple Festival every weekend through the end of October. . . think apples AND pumpkins.  The Green Bluff Growers aim to please and entertain the family with mazes, animals, live music, food, crafts and more! There are plenty of pumpkin patches and apples to be picked!  


If you prefer a less festive and busy pumpkin picking experience, just head up during the week for a casual stroll through the farms.  Check out the Green Bluff website to make sure your favorite farms will be open and have what you are looking for.


If you are not into visiting the actual farm, you can still get a great local pumpkin by visiting the Spokane Farmers’ Market on Saturday or Wednesday morning.  They have plenty of big Jack-o-Lantern size pumpkins along with those awesome little pie pumpkins.  While you are there, you can pick up some great local veggies for the coming week! Nothing better than fresh, local and even organic if you choose! The market is located on the corner of 5th Avenue and Division at the bottom of the South Hill . . . need more info? Visit the Market’s website


Of course, if you want to take the easy route, you can always choose your pumpkin out of the big box in front of any Spokane grocery store.  Just be careful you don’t fall in . . . trust me, I will be there with my camera ready to blog about you if you do! :) Of course, I will help you out after I take the picture!


So, once you select that perfect pumpkin, what do you plan to do with it?  You can carve it . . . eat it . . . or you can RACE IT!  The Great Pumpkin Race will take place on the South Hill of Spokane on Saturday, October 29, at 12:00 noon!  (registration starts at 11:00).The one thing you must remember when choosing your pumpkin is that the pumpkin and wheels can weigh no more than 12 lbs.  For the rest of the rules, location information, and how you can help with this event, check out the Great Pumpkin Race website




Fall is a great time to list your home for sale in Spokane, Washington! There is nothing more enticing than a warm, cozy home on a chilly Fall day!  Give me a call today for a free estimate of what your Spokane home is worth in today's market

Autumn Candle


Valerie Baker

Broker

Exit Real Estate Professionals

509-496-6938




Comments (35)

Lloyd Binen
Certified Realty Services - Saratoga, CA
Silicon Valley Realtor since 1976; 408-373-4411

Valerie,

There are lots of fun choices for purchasing pumpkins in your area.  Thank you.

 

Oct 16, 2011 11:24 AM
Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

Sandy - I am thinking of taking my granddaughter, but Papa isn't home that week to create the pumpkin.  I am sure mine will crash!

Lloyd - You're welcome! Seems to be a good pumpkin year here in Spokane County!

Oct 16, 2011 12:33 PM
Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Carson City, NV
CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com

Valerie ... Great Post about a very popular holiday in your local area.  Good Job ... it was a pleasure to read!

Oct 16, 2011 01:27 PM
Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

Lisa - Thanks! Halloween is fun and popular here . . . all these big old Maple trees make this a very beautiful place in the Autumn!

Oct 16, 2011 04:21 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Hi Valerie -

Fall does bring out the Charlie Brown pumpkin patch kid in all of us.  I enjoyed reading you fall post and look forward to seeing you again soon in the Rain.

Best regards from the Q

Oct 23, 2011 02:39 AM
Janna Scharf
Keller Williams Realty Coeur d'Alene - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Coeur d'Alene Idaho Real Estate Expert

I've never made the trek over to Green Bluff, maybe this will be the year, sounds like a festive fall place to be!

Oct 23, 2011 03:49 AM
Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

Thanks, John. Fall is wonderful here in Spokane . . .just a little short!

Janna, I haven't made it up there yet this year.  Hoping for this week sometime as I really want to get a basket of local apples.

Oct 23, 2011 07:35 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Valerie, I did bring the baby this year and even though she's a little one she squealed at the horses and goats and we took cute photos of her in the pumpkin patch.  I know these kinds of things are definitely going to be more part of my life, and actually they are pretty fun!  -Kasey

Oct 24, 2011 06:34 PM
Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

Kasey, Glad to hear you had fun! Having children does reopen a whole new/old world! Will we be getting a peek at those pumpkin patch pics? :)

Oct 24, 2011 07:10 PM
C. Lloyd McKenzie
Living Albuquerque - Albuquerque, NM
Living Albuquerque

Hey Valerie,

Congratulation on this Fature!  Not only was it featured, I think it is a very good localism post.  Spokane, Washington will be "jamming" all weekend.  Enjoy!

Oct 28, 2011 04:37 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Valerie, Vegas Bob missed your pumpkin post and I really like the Fall season and some great info for locating pumpkin patches ...

VB ;o)

Oct 28, 2011 05:08 PM
Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

Thanks, Lloyd! I am off to get me some pie pumpkins today!

 

Hi, Bob! They aren't hard to find in an area like Spokane . . .lots of little farms around here!

Oct 29, 2011 04:51 AM
Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Very informative posts about the Halloween activities in your local area. It gives me some ideas that could be used in other holidays. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 31, 2011 03:36 AM
Daniel Z Stoltzfus
Lancaster, PA

Thanks for something useful for a change. I am tired of all the silly things that folks think of.

Oct 31, 2011 04:21 AM
Sylvie Stuart
Realty One Group Mountain Desert 928-600-2765 - Flagstaff, AZ
Home Buying, Home Selling and Investment - Flagsta

I love the idea of the Great Pumpkin Race! What a fun celebration!! Happy Halloween!!

Oct 31, 2011 04:34 AM
Valerie Baker
Exit Real Estate Professionals - Spokane, WA
Spokane Realtor

Kimo . . . got any great ideas for Thanksgiving? 

Daniel - Glad the information was useful!

Sylvie - I wasn't able to make it, but I'm sure it was a lot of fun and very messy!

Oct 31, 2011 04:43 AM
Kate Akerly
Kaminsky Group - Manhattan Beach, CA
Manhattan Beach Residential Sales

I love the pumpkin farms!  We went for the first time this year in Westchester County!  Happy Halloween!

Oct 31, 2011 05:23 AM
Jayson Holland
Listings.com - Denver, CO
Jay Holland

Congrats on the featured post.

Oct 31, 2011 05:42 AM
Bob Miller
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Hi Valerie.  Great post.  Never knew there was so much to do about pumpkins

Oct 31, 2011 11:00 PM
Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

Gone for another year and now everyone is talking about Christmas already.....the turkey hasn't even arrived yet!

Nov 06, 2011 01:03 AM