Pumpkin Season 2016 in Wedgwood

Although another neighborhood of Seattle claims to be the Center of the Universe, the Wedgwood neighborhood has a center of activity called The Gathering Place at the Hunter Tree Farm.  In October 2016 the site has once again been transformed into the Pumpkin Universe.

pumpkins-at-hunter-tree-farm-in-wedgwood-2014The Hunter family owns the property at 7744 35th Ave NE next to the Wedgwood post office and they use it for their annual Christmas Tree sales in December.  The Hunter family gives permission for public use of the site for many other events during the year.  During the summer of 2016 there was a raspberry sales stand.  On September 17th there was an end-of-summer Community Picnic organized by the Wedgwood Community Council.

Now comes the transition to autumn and the annual pumpkin sales.  This year’s sales is a fundraiser for Scout Troop 151.

The pumpkin patch is open at Hunter’s each Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM to 6 PM from October 8th through October 30th, 2016.

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Valarie is a volunteer history writer for northeast neighborhoods in Seattle, Washington.
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7 Responses to Pumpkin Season 2016 in Wedgwood

  1. hdemare says:

    What an excellent fall activity. With that many pumpkins all in one place, have there ever been reported sightings of the headless horseman?

  2. You are too funny. I hadn’t thought of that story in years — I think today’s kids may not know about it. There are more modern scary stories but in Wedgwood we only do fun stuff — pumpkins are considered an appropriate decoration for the season! We will have trick-or-treat in the Wedgwood business district on Halloween, where the community council volunteers will serve as crossing guards at intersections. It’s all in good fun.

  3. hdemare says:

    I like the idea of having crossing guards. That’s a really nice touch. Last year we had almost no Trick-or-Treaters in W-SEA due to the weather. We had to bring entire bags of candy into work. It took weeks for the staff to go through it!

  4. I sure hope it does not rain on Halloween. People will still come out in the rain for Wedgwood’s business district trick-or-treat, though, no matter what.

  5. I always enjoyed taking the kids to the pumpkin patches when they were little!

  6. You mean, you have stopped taking the boys to the pumpkin patch? Why???? You can still go. They will not “card” you for being older!

  7. Seattle Park Lover says:

    I’m glad you posted about this because I wouldn’t have known otherwise. I went on Saturday and luckily the sun was shining so I got some decent photos of all that beautiful fall orange.

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