In 2021 Reapers Maze of Terror ran on select dates between September 24th and October 31st. It was open on all Fridays and weekends, plus most weekdays in the second half of October.
Note: Reapers is a serious haunted attraction! It’s really good, but not for the faint of heart. If you like haunted houses, you’ll love this place! For little kids and more timid folk, however, you might want to check out child-friendly Petey’s Pumpkin Patch instead (which takes place at the same farm during the day).
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Reapers at Fantasy Farms
Fantasy Farms is a farm in the Fraser Valley that grows vegetables. At certain times of the year, however, it also hosts a number of seasonal attractions. In the fall the venue has a pumpkin patch during the day, but also a famous haunted Halloween attraction at night.
Halloween Times & Dates
In 2021 Reapers Maze of Terror was open on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October as well as the last weekend in September. It was also open on the weekdays of October 19th to 21st and October 25th to 28th.
In other words, in the first half of October, the haunted attraction was open every day except for Mondays to Thursdays. Later in the month, it was open every day of the week between October 19th and Halloween night.
On Fridays and Saturdays the attraction operated between 7:00 and 10:00 pm. On other weekdays and Sundays the maze was open between 7:00 and 9:00 pm.
Note: Whereas Reapers Maze of Terror was open every weekend and on select weekdays, the kid-friendly Petey’s Pumpkin Patch was open every day of the month from October 2nd in 2021.
Admission to the Maze of Terror in 2021 cost $20 on weekdays and Sundays. On Fridays and Saturdays it cost $25. For more information click reapers.ca.
Note: In typical years, on most evenings, Fantasy Farms sells tickets for their Halloween attraction right up until closing time and things don’t stop until everyone gets the scare they deserve. However, towards the end of October, they can get sold out a few hours before closing time (in which case they do stop selling tickets). In 2020, it was best to buy your tickets in advance online. Tickets were only for sale at the gate if the event didn’t sell out online. 2021 was the same.
About the Halloween Attractions
Fantasy Farms‘ Halloween offering normally has two elements. The Maze of Terror and the Reapers Haunted Attraction (i.e., the haunted house). Both are great Halloween attractions that are worth trekking out to see! In 2020 and 2021, only the Maze of Terror was operating.
Reapers Maze of Terror is a fabulously frightening event. Because it’s outside and you go through it with your own group, it’s a great Halloween event that was also COVID-appropriate in recent years.
The Maze of Terror
The Maze of Terror at Fantasy Farms is a labyrinth in the dark. In past years it wasn’t a corn maze, like at some other places. Rather, it was an open-roofed structure with high walls, maze-like corridors and zero lighting. In 2018 and 2019, however, the Maze of Terror was a corn maze. In 2020, it was a wooden structure once again, but in 2021 it returned to a field of corn.
In 2020, because of COVID-19, Reapers Haunted Attraction wasn’t happening. Because of that, some elements of the haunted house were added to the Maze of Terror which was still taking place. In 2021, even more elements of the past indoor attraction were added to the corn maze, so the maze was better than ever!
One of the main fear factors with the maze is the darkness. If you’re afraid of the dark then this truly is a “maze of terror.” There are a few scary decorations, and also lots of live actors in costume, which makes it terrifying.
We did Reapers Maze of Terror in October of 2021 and loved it! See further below for a video of what we saw. In the maze there are creatures hiding around every corner and they jump out at you from behind the stalks of corn. Expect to do some serious screaming!
Maze of Terror Video
Want an idea of what the Reapers Maze of Terror looked like in 2021? Then check out the video below.
We visited the attraction in early October in 2021. This video shows some of the scenes and characters that we saw. It was all wonderfully terrifying! As you’ll see, it was really dark in the maze. That alone was scary! What made it even better were all the monsters and creepy characters hiding behind every turn!
Reapers Haunted Attraction
In years when it does operate, Reapers Haunted Attraction is the haunted-house-style building at Fantasy Farms which people walk through in small groups and have fun getting scared in. In past years it was separate from the Maze of Terror. In 2021 there was no haunted house. There was just the maze.
When we went to Reapers a few years ago the lineup for the haunted house part of the attraction took about 15 minutes, which wasn’t unreasonable. The attraction itself was big and took 5 or 6 minutes to go through, which for a haunted house is pretty good.
At the entrance to the haunted house, fright seekers were given 3D glasses. There hasn’t been a 3D element every year, but there have been most years more recently.
The 3D effects in the haunted house were pretty effective – they added a nice element and helped some of the more colourful elements inside come alive.
Another nice thing about the Reapers Haunted Attraction was the abundance of live actors. Many of the rooms seemed to have one, and most of the actors were really good. Some of the costumes and scenes were also quite impressive. In the haunted house a couple of the rooms were sometimes in near total darkness, which made it especially freaky.
In years when there was a haunted house element, Reapers Haunted Attraction was an exceptional Halloween place to visit and we understand why people come from far and wide to see it. In 2021, Reapers Maze of Terror was equally awesome and terrifying!
Below is what people commenting on the Reapers’ Facebook page have had to say about the haunted house at Fantasy Farms in the past:
- “I absolutely love Reapers! I try to go every year as it’s one of the best (if not the best) Halloween event.”
- “This is in the top 3 best haunted houses I’ve ever been through from Disneyworld to Vegas!! I wish I was able to go through another 2-3 times in a row. Not kidding!”
- “First time at Reapers tonight, must say it was amazing! Scared the crap out of me. Awesome time all around.”
- “Had a blast! Best haunted house! And maze. Nothing like getting your pants scared off ya. Hahah.”
- “The Scariest and Best Haunt in BC!”
Note: The above reviews are about Reapers, which was the indoor haunted house element of the Halloween attraction at Fantasy Farms. The haunted house didn’t operate in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Maze of Terror, however, did take place both years.
Tips and Advice
Below is a list of tips to help you make the most out of your visit to the Halloween attractions at Chilliwack’s Fantasy Farms.
TIP#1: If going on a non-rainy weekend or close to Halloween it’s a good idea to book your tickets in advance online. You can wait and pay at the door, but during the second half of October many nights end up selling out.
TIP#2: There is a fair bit of free onsite parking, although spaces are limited and you’re not allowed to park on the street. Carpool with friends if you can!
TIP#3: To avoid the biggest crowds, go on a weekday if possible, or get there by 6:30 pm on a weekend. We went on a Tuesday evening at around 7 o’clock the week before Halloween a few years ago and it was pretty busy, but not unreasonably so. Our first lineup was for the Reapers Haunted Attraction and it took just 15 minutes. Our next wait was for the Maze of Terror and it lasted about 20 minutes.
TIP#4: Dress warm and wear boots. It can get cold in October, especially while you’re standing in line (unless of course you’re with someone you can snuggle close to). Also, if it has rained recently (which it often does in October), the ground in the Maze of Terror can get muddy. It is a farm after all!
TIP#5: The maze is very dark, and you aren’t allowed to use a flashlight. That makes it especially frightening. Photography is also prohibited. There is a section in the maze where there are flashing lights. That’s good to know for people who have light sensitivities.
Petey’s Pumpkin Patch
In 2021 the pumpkin patch event at Fantasy Farms ran from September 25th until October 31st. It was open between noon and 5:00 pm on weekdays and from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on weekends. It was open on the last weekend in September, but not on weekdays until after the first weekend in October.
Petey’s Pumpkin Patch and Family Fun Zone cost $10 per person or $30 for a family of four (plus $5 per additional child).
The daytime attraction includes train rides and adventures in a corn maze. There are also a number of farm animals to admire. Halloween pumpkins are on sale and cost between $2 and $25 depending on their size and variety. (These prices are the same as they have been in previous years, which is great.)
To learn more about this family-friendly event see the Petey’s Pumpkin Patch website.
More About Fantasy Farms
In a typical year, expect to stay at the Reapers’ Halloween Attraction for about an hour, but longer if it’s an especially busy day and less if it’s slow. In years when it happens, the haunted house takes around 5 to 6 minutes to go through. The maze, meanwhile, takes about 20 minutes. There are other displays and things to see too.
Other seasonal events at Fantasy Farms include the following:
- Petey’s Easter Eggstravanganza – over the Easter weekend in the spring.
- The Chilliwack Garlic Festival – in mid-September.
- Petey’s Pumpkin Patch – throughout the month of October.
- Petey’s Country Christmas – during the second half of December.
Of all the various annual events at the farm, Reapers is the largest and most famous. All the events are fun and interesting though in their own ways. See our article about Fantasy Farms for more details.
For a list of other Halloween attractions and things to do throughout the Lower Mainland in October, click any of the following:
- Vancouver Halloween Events
- Vancouver Children’s Halloween Activities
- Adult Halloween Activities
- Lower Mainland Halloween Haunted Houses
- Bests Places in Autumn
- Vancouver and Fraser Valley Pumpkin Patches