For the venue’s official website visit maanfarms.com.
To learn about the pumpkin patch and the farm’s other kid-friendly Halloween activities, continue reading. To learn about the farm’s ultra scary attraction for older folk, on the other hand, see our article about the Haunted Corn Maze.
Maan Farms Halloween and Fall Activities
Maan Farms is a great place for fresh fruits, vegetables and kids’ activities for most of the year. It grows its own produce, and the site has a Barnyard Adventureland that’s several acres in size and full of play structures and other fun activities for children.
In addition to produce for sale and large play areas for kids, from mid-August until the middle of September the farm has its Sunflower Festival which features a field of flowers and a corn maze. Both are fun, agriculturally-themed and family-friendly activities. To learn more, see our article about the Maan Farms Sunflower Festival.
Later in the fall, after the Sunflower Festival finishes, Maan Farms has its Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze. These are great activities for families with young children. Kids get to pick their Halloween pumpkins in the field and explore the corn maze.
The pumpkin patch at Maan Farms usually runs from late September until Halloween. In 2020 the dates are September 25th until October 31st. The Corn Maze though is available from around mid-August until Halloween, so it complements both the Sunflower Festival and pumpkin patch Halloween season.
The Pumpkin Patch at Maan Farms
About a dozen Lower Mainland farms have pumpkin patches in the fall, and the one at Maan Farms is a really good one. Not only does the Maan Farms event involve pumpkins, but it also features farm animals and children’s play structures and activities.
Instead of buying your Halloween pumpkin at a supermarket (where the pumpkin comes from who knows where), going to a real farm and to a pumpkin patch makes for a fun and family-friendly tradition.
The pumpkin patch at Maan Farms is just across the street from the farm’s produce store parking lot. Families can head over to the field, select their pumpkins and then go get them weighed and paid for. It’s a lot of fun, and helps kids learn that pumpkins and other produce come from a farm (and not just a grocery store and a shopping cart).
The Corn Maze at Maan Farms
The corn maze during the Sunflower Festival at Maan Farms in the late summer is very kid-friendly. In 2020 it has a Disney’s “Frozen” theme in fact, which makes it perfect for small children. It’s a big maze, at 7 acres in size, and has Frozen-related clues hidden in places within its labyrinth of pathways. Admission to both it and the farm’s Barnyard Adventure is included with the cost of admission to the Sunflower Festival.
After the Sunflower Festival finishes the corn maze remains. The maze is used again when the pumpkin patch is running, as well as at night when it turns into a wonderfully scary haunted Halloween attraction for older youth.
Last year Maan Farms had two haunted maze attractions. Both were scary and for older children and young adults. One was scary and involved live actors, but the actors never touched you. That was the Haunted Corn Maze. The other, Pitch Black, also featured live actors, but in this case they could grab you, and even pull you away from the rest of your group! It was for serious fright-seekers!
Maan Farms is running the Haunted Corn Maze again in 2020. Pitch Black won’t be possible this year, thanks to COVID-19. The Haunted Corn Maze, however, still promises to be the “scariest corn maze in Canada”!
Fall at the Farm Admission
In 2020, tickets for the pumpkin patch are booked in two-hour time slots, and also include access to the Frozen-themed corn maze and seven other farm attractions.
Tickets cost $12 for children ages 3 years and older, and $10 for parents who also pay for a child’s ticket. Children under the age of 3 enter for free.
To buy tickets for the above attractions, click Maan Farms tickets.
For more information about the venue and its various activities, check out the following topics on the farm’s official website.
- Sunflower Festival
- Barnyard Adventureland
- Haunted Corn Maze & Pitch Black (with info from 2019)
- Maan Farms Wine
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Maan Farms Sunflower Festival
- Maan Farms Haunted Corn Maze
- Lower Mainland Pumpkin Patches
- Lower Mainland Corn Mazes
- Vancouver Halloween Activities for Children
- Vancouver Haunted Houses