In 2021 the fall and Halloween-themed activities at the farm ran from September 17th until October 31st. The venue’s address is 790 McKenzie Road in Abbotsford.
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.
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Maan Farms Fall and Halloween Activities
Maan Farms is a great place for fresh fruits, vegetables and kids’ activities for most of the year. It grows its own produce. The site also 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.
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 and other fall activities usually run from late September until Halloween. In 2021 the dates were September 17th until October 31st. 2022 dates will likely be similar.
Note: The Haunted Corn Maze is a serious Halloween attraction that’s designed for serious fright seekers. It takes place at night. Autumn Fall Activities, which are described below and include a family-friendly corn maze, are for children and families. Both are exceptional, and at the same venue, but also very different and for different audiences.
The Pumpkin Patch at Maan Farms
About a dozen Lower Mainland farms have pumpkin patches in the fall. The one at Maan Farms is an exceptional one. Not only does this 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. It also helps kids learn that pumpkins and other produce come from a farm and not just a grocery store and a shopping cart.
Most Lower Mainland farms with pumpkin patches have hundreds of pumpkins in their fields. Maan Farms, on the other hand, has thousands! You’ll likely never see so many again in one place in your life (or at least that was the case when we went on a weekend at the beginning of October). For information about admission rates, see further below.
Pumpkin Patch Video
To give you an idea of what to expect at the pumpkin patch at Maan Farms, check out the short video below.
The following video was taken late in the day, about half an hour or so before dusk. As you can see, the field is literally full of pumpkins. There are thousands of them! If you can’t find the perfect pumpkin here, you won’t find one anywhere!
The Corn Maze at Maan Farms
The corn maze is very kid-friendly. It runs during the Sunflower Festival in the late summer and early fall, and then again during the venue’s Halloween season.
The maze is a big one at about 7 acres in size. Admission to both it and the farm’s Barnyard Adventure comes with the cost of admission to the Sunflower Festival in the summer. During the Halloween season the same is included with the farm’s Fall Farm Pass.
In addition to the family-friendly corn maze, Maan Farms also usually has a separate Haunted Corn Maze which claims to be the “scariest corn maze in Canada” (and we agree that it is)! Unlike the regular maze, this other one is recommended only for serious older fright seekers.
2021 Special Themed Days
The pumpkin patch and family-friendly corn maze had different extra features on various nights of the Halloween season in 2021.
Every Saturday and Sunday from September 17th to Halloween was a “Princess” day. This meant that during a specific time period in the afternoon there were princesses to meet and take photos with. These events took place from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in 2021.
As well, on most Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October there were “Haunted Nights” between 7:00 and 10:00 pm when the place got a little extra spooky (but still family-friendly). There were also 8 days where people were welcome to bring their pet dogs with them to the farm during the day.
Fall Admission Rates at the Farm
From late September until October 31st in 2021 you could just do the pumpkin patch, or you could buy a ticket for a range of family-friendly activities including the pumpkin patch.
Admission to only the pumpkin patch costs $4 for folks over two years of age (and includes a coupon for $2 off one pumpkin).
Similar to last year however, the 2021 Fall Festival Pass granted visitors access to the pumpkin patch plus the kids’ corn maze, farm animals, and the play structures in the Barnyard Adventureland.
If purchased in advance online, 2021 Fall Festival Passes varied based on a couple of factors. On most weekdays, tickets cost $15.50 for everyone ages 3 years and older. On weekends, general admission was $17.50. For folks with children, parents paid $13.50 regardless of the day, as long as they also paid for a child’s ticket. Children under the age of 3 got in for free.
In the fall of 2021, Tuesdays were known as “Twelve Dollar Tuesdays”. General admission on Tuesdays between September 17th and October 31st was just $12. VIP passes were also available every day for $45 each, and they included bonus items such as one pumpkin, one drink, mini doughnuts, and one free admission pass for another weekday this season.
All types of passes last fall included access to the corn maze and seven other farm attractions including the pumpkin patch. In 2021, tickets for the full range of fall activities (excluding the Haunted Corn Maze) were booked in specific time slots.
For more information about Maan Farms, visit the maanfarms.com website or check out our article about Abbotsford’s Maan Farms. To learn about Canada’s scariest Halloween maze, see our article about the Haunted Corn Maze.
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
- Maan Farms at Easter
- Easter for Adults at Maan Farms