Fall fun has arrived at the Middleton Six Sons Farm just north of Pasco. Each fall, this family-owned farm adds more excitement to their local favorite community-focused event, the Fall Festival. This year, the Middleton clan has worked around the clock to open safely during the COVID-19 crisis and not disappoint their regular event goers who look forward to this celebration of the harvest throughout the year. You will have between September 26th and November 1st, 2020 to get to the farm for food, fun, music, games, and everything “fall on the farm!”
No fall festival would be complete without a pumpkin patch. Luckily, the Middletons have eight acres of pumpkins, so your little goblin can pick the perfect potential jack-o’-lantern. The farm offers a wide variety of pumpkins, from gourds to giant squashes, all at $0.35/lb. If your child has big eyes for the largest pumpkin he can find, the Middletons have you covered. They will provide wheelbarrows to transport that beauty to the car, however it will be your job to get it to the front porch once home!
Activities abound across the farm for little kids and overgrown kids alike. This year, trike races, a grain train, a ball pit, and more have been added to the already incredible list of activities on display: a giant jumping pillow, a straw pyramid, a petting zoo, farmin’ foosball, horse rides, giant slides, bull ring tossing, a corn maze, cornhole, pumpkin bowling, potato guns, and much more.
A Maze of Maize
The nine-acre corn maze is always a favorite among festival goers. According to the Middleton’s Fall Festival website, it is one of the largest corn mazes in the Pacific Northwest. Additionally, they offer more maze fun after dark – so bring your flashlights and get ready for an extreme adrenaline rush with your friends.
After navigating (and hopefully surviving) the corn maze, plan to rent a campfire site where social distancing rules were the norm before COVID-19. The customer receives fire wood, picnic tables, and benches as part of the package deal, and the festival employees will start and maintain your fire. If S’mores need to be on your group’s menu, the materials are available for purchase on site as well. Reservations for the campfire sites are available for Friday and Saturday evenings from 5:00 – 8:00 P.M., and there are also time slots available during the day on the weekends.
Food and Drink
Of course, a fall festival would be nothing without some fabulous EATS! At the Middleton Fall Festival, local food trucks cater the event, trying out new goodies every year. Mainstays of the celebration include kettle corn and cotton candy, but the best treat is the homemade pumpkin and apple cider donuts that are baked fresh each day. From experience, I can tell you that they are melt-in-your-mouth fresh! However, if you seek something more in line for adults, beer and wine are sold in the main barn. You can buy tickets for a local cold brew or regional wine. Adult beverages are served on Fridays from 4:00 P.M. until close and on Saturdays and Sundays from noon until close.
Tickets for general admission, groups, and reservations can be found online at https://www.middletonfarms.ticketleap.com