Fall Fun In Thurston County

From haunted houses to pumpkin patches and even one Mariner-inspired corn maze, Thurston County is a must-see destination this fall.


Ken Griffey Jr. corn maze at Schilter Family Farm.

The Schilter Family Farm’s five-acre corn maze is sure to be a home run with kids and families and more, because this year the corn maze at the farm is an homage to Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. The Olympia farm kicks off its Fall Harvest Festival & Pumpkin Patch Sept. 24 and it runs through Halloween.

If you’re looking for some Bluegrass music, wagon rides, and farm animals with your pumpkin picking, head to Lattin’s Country Cider Mill and Farm. The Olympia institution has a fall festival every year that’s always a good time.

Want something that’ll make you scream. In Lacey, visit My Morbid Mind Haunted House. Starting off as a front porch display, the haunted house has grown into a full-blown attraction and moved to a new venue. It’s a 5,000 square foot barn that’s sure to freak you out. But it’s not scary all the time. On Oct. 29 and 30, there’s a special kid’s night where the lights are up and candy is handed out.

Still want more scares? Bucoda becomes Boo-coda and hosts Scary Nights in a haunted gym. There’s also the special Thrill the World Event on Oct. 29 where you can bring your best zombie gear and join Bucoda’s attempt to break the world record of largest simultaneous dance to Halloween classic Thriller by Michael Jackson.

is a staff writer at South Sound magazine. Email her.
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