Planning your Visit FAQ's
Is there an admission fee?
There is no admission fee to our farm. You only pay for activities you choose to do and items you choose to purchase.
What is the parking situation? And is it free?
Parking is free. Our lot can accommodate over 300 cars. The main lot is gravel and grass, with the secondary lot being grass. Our overflow lot is mowed field grass.
What forms of payment are accepted?
We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and AMEX.
Does Craven Farm close if it's raining?
Craven Farm is open rain or shine. We advise you to check the weather before you visit and come prepared.
Can I bring my dog or other pet to the farm?
Dogs and other pets are not allowed. Craven Farm does welcome ADA Service Animals. Please note: companion and therapy animals do not qualify, and are not allowed.
Do you allow alcohol, smoking or vaping?
Craven Farm is 100% smoke-free. This includes the parking lot. We want everyone to enjoy their time in the fresh air. This includes vaping.
Do you have public restrooms and/or baby chaging stations?
We do have port-a-potties available for customer use. There are no indoor restrooms available to the public. Some of the units are ADA accessible and include baby changing stations.
Can I bring my own food to the farm?
On weekends we have the Cook Shack, Funnel Cake Tent, Espresso Shop and Kettle Corn Booth which all serve wonderful food, drinks, and sweets at a reasonable price. Our tables are first come and cannot be reserved. We cannot guarantee you table space. If you would prefer your own private location with tables, we have private Party Rooms available for rent.
What should I bring on my visit to Craven Farm?
- you are welcome to bring your own wagon, as ours are limited
Can I send my child into the activities without supervision?
No. Craven Farm is a working farm. For the safety of all, an adult (18 years or older) must accompany children under 12 years old. We encourage families to experience the attractions together.
Is there water available?
There are no water fountains. Water may be purchased at all food concession locations. Weekdays only, water may be purchased at the main cashier.
Is the farm ADA accessible? What type of terrain can I expect?
We have various types of terrain at the farm. The parking lot is a mixture of grass and rocky gravel. The harvest market is set on concrete. The animal barn, party rooms, gift shop, espresso, and mini golf are all on concrete. The picnic area and play area, rubber duck race, kettle corn booth, and funnel cake tent have woodchips that you will be walking over. The corn maze is well packed down dirt but can get muddy and slick if it has been raining. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes when visiting the farm and bring your boots if it has been raining as it can get muddy on the farm!
Can we come on a weekday?
Craven Farm is open 7 days a week. Weekdays are a wonderful time to visit the farm. Not all activities are open on weekdays, which means no crowds and no lines. Most days you will feel like you have the farm all to yourself. Plan to pack a lunch, as food concessions are not open during the week. Check our Activities page to see which activities are "weekend only". On Holidays and No School Days, additional activities may be available. Follow our Facebook page to stay informed.
What is the photography policy?
You are welcome to take photos and/or video for personal use only. Commercial photography requires written permission from Craven Farm. On occasion Craven Farm will photograph or take video of guests for educational or promotional purposes. Entry to Craven Farm grants permission for use of these images for any purpose without payment.
How do we haul our pumpkins?
We have wagons (in limited quantities) and many wheelbarrows which are free to use for hauling pumpkins.
Do all of the animals in the Animal Barn live on the farm?
None of the animals live on the farm year-round, with the exception of our pet rooster. We have a dear friend who loans us the animals from her family farm. All of the animals that are loaned are pets and well loved.
I lost something at the farm. How can I find it?
Our Lost and Found is at the main cashier stand. You can also email us at email@example.com or call the farm at 360-568-2601. We keep all lost and found items until 5 days after we close activities for the season (October 31st) and then we donate any items we can to a local charity organization.
Do you use pesticides on your farm?
Here at Craven Farm we use a process called Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to determine when pesticides are used. The goal of this process is to apply pesticides as few times as possible while still protecting the crop. One of the major components of this technique is to monitor the fields on a daily basis. This allows us to be more environmentally friendly as opposed to just applying on a schedule. We aim to be as responsible as possible and our guest’s safety is something we take very seriously.