It’s Fall in Spokane and that means it’s Green Bluff Time. During a year like 2020, it’s so nice when some things stay almost the same, and that’s true for Green Bluff. With a few adjustments you can have just as much autumn fun there as you always did.
The Green Bluff Fall Festival is in full swing and most of your favorite farms and pumpkin stands are participating. If you have an absolute favorite farm then it’s a good idea to call ahead to make sure they are still open. You can find a list of growers and shops online.
Dozens of growers are part of the Fall Festival but at the center of it all is the Fall Festival at Beck’s Harvest House, the home of the famous pumpkin donuts, hayrides, the giant corn maze and gently rolling pumpkin patches.
The Fall Festival at Beck’s runs every weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through October 25th and you must make a reservation in advance. It’s just $5 for a carload of people, no matter how many people you can fit in your car, and it’s very simple: go online and reserve your arrival time spot.
Staff at Beck’s said this is the best way for them to make sure they have some COVID crowd control. If you want to do the hay rides, the giant corn maze and other family fun at Beck’s you need a $10 ticket which you can also buy online in advance.
Hansen’s Green Bluff Orchard is another farm that’s open most weekends through the Fall Festival. Their hours are Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hansen’s has McIntosh, Gala, Honeycrisp and many other u-pick apples ready on the trees, and chunky applesauce in jars along with applesauce and honey.
If you like vintage shopping, then Treasures on the Prairie Vintage Store is open on Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Staff there says they rarely have more than two or three customers at the same time, so treasure hunters aren’t likely to find long lines.
At Big Barn Brewing, the farm stand is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to dark and there are plenty of apples and pumpkins to choose from. The brewery is open from noon to 8 p.m. daily and hosts a small food truck rally on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There is outdoor seating for 100 people, so this is a good place to end your Green Bluff explorations.
Green Bluff COVID precautions: please wear a mask and observe social distancing rules. Frequently wash your hands and / or use hand sanitizer, and please do not touch anything you don’t intend to purchase.