Make sure to wear boots. Walking through a pumpkin patch and a corn maze can be quite muddy.
If you would like to do more than just the corn maze and pumpkin patch you must go on the weekends.
Recommended time of the year
The Harvest Festival is a seasonal event and only runs in October.
Snacks are available, but there are no restrictions on bringing your own, if you want to save a little money.
About This Day
Looking for fall fun for kids? At Grants Pass in Oregon, activities for kids range from pumpkin picking to pumpkin chunking, getting lost in one of the biggest corn mazes in southern Oregon, riding a fun and fast cow train, and so much more! Start your adventure at Fort Vannoy Farms, where they have an awesome variety of heirloom pumpkins. After letting the kids burn off energy at all the outdoor fall activities, refuel with family-size pizza at Oregon Pizza and Pour Authority.
Fort Vannoy Farms offers a great pumpkin patch experience for toddler, older kids and even for adults. In addition to the pumpkin patch picking and corn maze, Fort Vannoy Farms offers zip lining, a cow train on an awesome dirt track with hills and tunnels, a pumpkin chunker and cannon blaster. Our 11-year-old's favorite was the pumpkin chunker; he was given his choice of pumpkins and then aimed the pneumatic cannon, then boom, he pushed a button that shot the pumpkin with drama and flair at a school bus in the distance. The zip line was my personal favorite, zooming through the sky with nothing but fresh air blowing in my face and mountain views.
DIRECTIONS Take exit 55 from I-5. Continue on Hwy 199, turn right onto SE M St, left onto Lincoln Rd, right onto OR-260 w/ Lower River Rd. The farm will be on the left.
TIP Make sure to wear boots. Walking through the pumpkin patch and corn maze was quite muddy.
The pizza is exceptional, with great prices for a family on a budget. Pizzas only come in one size, perfect for sharing for 2 people. Oregon Pizza & Pour Authority also offers huge shareable salads, chicken wings and fries with mushroom gravy (kind of like poutine). On tap, they offer more than 20 beers. The vibe is very family friendly, with a nice little hum of conversation, so that kids can feel comfortable.
DIRECTIONS From Fort Vannoy Farms turn right onto OR-260 E then turn right onto SW Bridge St, left on SW 4th St, right onto SW L St, left onto SE 7th St.
TIP It can get pretty busy, but the restaurant is large enough that wait is not usually too long. For our family of four, we ordered two pizzas, shared an Italian salad and an appetizer of fries, and that was the perfect amount for us, no leftovers.