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Editor's Explorations - Bob's Corn

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton, Editor

My daughter was visiting from college recently, and she wanted to visit a “pumpkin patch” in the area.  Her  internet search brought Bob’s Corn & Pumpkin Farm in Snohomish to the top of the list so we decided to head out and make an afternoon of it.

It was a perfect Indian Summer day with a hint of chill in the air but plenty of sunshine.  We found ourselves on a quiet country road until we neared the entrance where an officer from the Sheriff’s Department was stationed on the road directing traffic.  Once inside, employees wearing bright orange shirts were directing us to parking spots.  They were prepping for crowds that we later found out turn out each year!

2016BobsCornMazeCourtesy photoWe parked and headed towards the farm’s country store where we got a chance to meet and say hi to Bob (Ricci), the owner, and of course, namesake.  He’s a nice man and he truly seems sincere about meeting guests on the farm.  Bob’s great grandfather homesteaded the area of the farm over 100 years ago.  Bob and his father had a dairy farm on the site until 2001. Shortly after selling off the dairy cows, Bob started to expand to farm to what you see today. According to Bob, our visit coincided with the first weekend that the pumpkin patch was open for business for the fall season. Per his experience, it would become increasingly busy each weekend until Halloween.  He said that it is particularly busy on the Sunday that the Seahawks have a bye week.

This place is great for families and is the epitome of fall fun. 

IMG 1088Bob Hamilton posing by the decorative pumpkins. (Photo by Kristen Hamilton)The big attractions are the corn maze and the pumpkin patch.  Although we didn’t attempt the corn maze, it sits on 10 acres and promises to be challenging.  I read that there are 18 fire pits located inside the maze that can be rented. I think that would be really fun on a future trip for a special event.   During the day, the maze is $10 per person and $15 per person at night.  There is special pricing for families and for those who want to participate in multiple activities.  There are also two kids mazes onsite. 

The pumpkin patch is huge spreading over 40 acres and with over 60 varieties of pumpkins.  My daughter loved it. You are welcome to explore, and pick out your prize pumpkin from the patch.  There is no admission fee to enter the patch, and you pay only for the pumpkin(s) you select.

There are numerous other activities at Bob’s including a rope maze, sand pit, big slides, corn crib, apple cannon and the cow train.  We rode on the cow train, and it was a hoot!  While most of the other passengers were small children, that didn’t stop us! By the time we finished, my face hurt from laughing so hard. The country store sells a many delicious and wholesome products made fresh or produced on the farm. Hot concessions, including corn on the cob and hot sugared donuts, are also available.

Visit now on weekends (Friday-Sunday).  Starting October 9 through October 31, the farm will be open daily. Visit www.bobscorn.com for more information.

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