Union PumpkinFest & CATAPULT COMPETITION
- Hunter Farms 1921 E State Route 106 Union, WA 98592 (map)
The Union community knows how to celebrate the pumpkin! Their “PumpkinFest” is a month-long fall harvest celebration that culminates on Halloween weekend with, what else—a pumpkin catapult competition. This year, it will be held on Saturday, October 27. The coming together of families, community and the bounty of the harvest all begins at Hunter Farms in Union.
Every day throughout the month of October, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., visit the Hunter Farms pumpkin patch, treat yourself to an old-fashioned hayride, and enjoy plenty of games for the kids. The spirit of fall is celebrated throughout Union. Robin Hood Village and Alderbrook Resort’s restaurant menus feature the best the season has to offer and local merchants feature their seasonal fare and unique gifts.
And, on October 27, back to Hunter Farms for the annual catapult contest. Teams work for months on wood-crafted pumpkin catapults and trebuchets for the annual competition of builder skill, accuracy, and showmanship. The catapult contest starts at noon at Hunter Farms out in the pumpkin patch, rain or shine. Watch ‘em hurl!
Places to Stay
7101 WA State Route 106, Union, WA 98592 | (360) 898-2200
This expansive Northwest waterfront resort features a massive stone fireplace in the great room/lobby and spectacular views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Range from guest rooms and dining areas. Relax by the saltwater waterfront pool complete with jacuzzi and sauna, or spend an afternoon in the full service spa. Waterfront marina features kayak, canoe and boat charters. Resort features indoor and outdoor dining, game room, regular events for guests, and a neighboring PGA-class golf course. Alderbrook is also a popular wedding destination.
Rates: $$ - $$$ | Suites: 77 | Cottage: 16 | Homes: 3 | Dining: onsite
Union, WA | 360-271-2186
The ever popular South Shore of Hood Canal is where you'll find this exquisite home. This two level home comes complete with everything you'll need for a splendid time on the canal. Situated between Belfair and Hoodsport you'll find things to see and do no matter which direction you travel. Of course you may not get much beyond the waterfront, which is after all the reason you're here in the first place! Rental includes space for one boat at a community dock, with pier.
Rates: $$-$$$ | Sleeps: 10 | Dining: Nearby
Union, WA | 360-614-3191
This condo is one of Blue Heron Resort’s featured townhomes. Overlooking Hood Canal, the Olympic range, and a beautiful private beach, this property shares a heated year-round pool, hot tub, community center, lounge, sports facilities, gym and sauna. The Skoko Condo has one bedroom, full kitchen, TV, and internet as well as a fully equipped private patio.
Rates: $-$$ | Sleeps: 2 – 4 | Dining: nearby
Union, WA | 360-614-3191
One of Blue Heron Resort’s featured townhomes, Twanoh Condo overlooking Hood Canal and a beautiful private beach. This property shares a heated year-round pool, hot tub, community center, lounge, sports facilities, gym and sauna. The Twanoh Condo has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, full kitchen, TV, and internet as well as a fully equipped private patio.
Rates: $$-$$$ | Sleeps: 2 – 9 | Dining: nearby
Union, WA | 360-710-7452
Cozy cedar shake home with peek-a-boo views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountain Range. Cedar Hill Cottage is a secluded, peaceful retreat; private yet close to all the activities available in and around Union. Newly furnished with Mid Century Modern touches; handmade pieces by a local craftsman; high quality linens; and new, comfortable beds. Just a 5 minute drive to Alderbrook Resort & Spa, Robin Hood Restaurant and a short walk to Dos Margaritas, Union City Market and Union Country Store. Continental Breakfast for 2 included!
Managed by Hood Canal Events ( hiking, kayaking, shellfish harvesting, farm to table catering).
Rates: $$-$$$ | Sleeps: 2-6 | Dining: Nearby