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Green Bluff has several farms offering pumpkins and apples through the end of October. (File The Spokesman-Review)
Green Bluff has several farms offering pumpkins and apples through the end of October. (File The Spokesman-Review)

A fall trip to Green Bluff for pumpkins and apples is practically obligatory. But, it’s not the only place to go to find your perfect jack-o’-lantern.

Here are a few of the places around the region where you can pick a pumpkin and have some other fall fun.

Green Bluff: Several of the farms at Green Bluff have pumpkin patches. Some have gift stores, corn mazes and rides. Plus, the Apple Festival continues through Oct. 30. Hours vary by location. Info: http://www.greenbluff growers.com/index.html

The Pumpkin Project: If you’d rather stay in the city, head to the Pumpkin Project. Pumpkins are available for a suggested donation of $5, $7.50 or $10, depending on size, and the funds benefit Project Hope’s mission of creating opportunities for youth through community engagement, job training and education. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 3:30-6:30 p.m. Thursdays through Fridays, through Oct. 30. Info: (509) 704-7433 or http://spokanepumpkin.com/

Carver Farms: White, warty or orange pumpkins, plus lots of other fall produce, are available at the farm located at 9105 N. Idaho Road in Newman Lake. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Info: (509) 226-3602 or http://carverfarms.com/

Prairie Home Farm: Located at 7790 N. Atlas Road in Coeur d’Alene on the edge of the Rathdrum Prairie, the farm has a pumpkin patch plus animals to feed. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Info: (208) 762-3289 or www.prairiehomefarm.com

Colville Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch: Knight Farms, 73 Oakshott Road in Colville, has a 12-acre corn maze, pumpkin patch and market. Hours are 4 p.m. to dark Mondays through Thursdays, 4-7:30 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The corn maze is $7 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 5-12 and free for children 4 and younger. Info: (509) 684-6751 or www.colvillecornmaze.com

Kimberly Lusk


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