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Taves Family Farms and Applebarn

Taves Farms Applebarn

Taves Family Farms and Applebarn is a farm in Abbotsford with u-pick produce, a petting zoo, various children’s activities and seasonal events.

The farm hosts special events at various times of the year including Easter Egg Hunts in the spring and Pumpkin Patch activities in autumn.

For the farm’s official website visit tavesfamilyfarms.com.


This article contains the following information about Taves Family Farm:

Hours of Operation | Admission | Country Store | U-Pick Farm Produce | Taves Estate Cidery | Spring Attractions | Autumn Attractions | Kids Activities at the Farm | Similar Attractions in the Area | Other Information


Taves Farm Easterfest


Taves Family Farms in Abbotsford

Celebrating their 34th year in 2024, Taves Family Farms and Applebarn is a family-owned operation in the Fraser Valley. The Taves family owns several farms which produce a variety of local produce. They also run the Applebarn which is their attraction with games, activities and other child-friendly options.

Taves Family Farms and Applebarn is the rustic kid-friendly attraction. Its address is 333 Gladwin Road (which isn’t far from the Abbotsford Airport and US border).

The farm hosts a number of events each year including its annual family-friendly autumn activities. In the fall there are also u-pick apple harvesting opportunities in their orchard. See our article about Taves Farms Pumpkin Patch for details.


For the farm’s official website visit tavesfamilyfarms.com.


Hours of Operation

In the fall of 2023, Taves Family Farms was open daily with fun activities in September and October from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. The pumpkin patch was open in October.

The venue is usually also open at other times of the year. Hours may vary depending on the season.


Taves Farm in Abbotsford


Admission to Taves Farm

Admission to Taves Applebarn typically includes all the extra activities listed in the sections below. Folk can either purchase a day pass or a season’s pass. (Note: Prices may vary. See the official website for the most up-to-date information.) Visitors can also save a couple dollars by visiting on a weekday instead.

Below were the approximate admission rates for the fall 2023 season.

  • Weekends/Holidays: $25 online
  • Weekdays: $22 online
  • Wednesdays: $15 online
  • Season Pass: $62


For the farm’s official website visit tavesfamilyfarms.com.


Taves Farms Jumping Pillow
Jumping Pillow at Taves Farms


Farm Attractions

Taves Family Farms and Applebarn offers a variety of fun-for-all-ages activities. Below is a list of some of the attractions the farm offers at various times of the year.


Country Store

The Country Store at Taves Farm sells fresh produce as well as baked goods, fresh pressed juices, homemade preserves and more. Most goods are homemade and locally produced.

Goji berries are the first crop of the season, followed by apples and then pumpkins and gourds. There is some overlap, though, so if you go early enough in the fall season you can pick both apples and pumpkins.

There is also a Bee Hive Viewing Window where visitors can see bees in action making honey.


Apple Orchard at Taves Farm
Apple Picking in the Orchard


U-Pick Farm Produce

Taves Farm offers multiple varieties of produce for folk to pick, including goji berries in late spring, apples in late summer/autumn and pumpkins in the fall. Pumpkins are priced by size and type. Goji berries and apples are usually priced by the bag.


Taves Estate Cidery

Taves Farm is also home to its very own estate cidery. The place makes its own apple cider from apples picked fresh off the farm.

Just outside the cidery is an adults-only sitting area. Folk can sit there, enjoy their cider and take in the sights and sounds of the farm. At the very back there is also a small goat pen.


Taves Farms Apple Ciders


Spring Attractions

Around Easter, Taves Family Farms runs their Easterfest event. This includes hay rides, live entertainment and access to the farm’s year-round activities. Since it’s Easter, there are lots of cute bunnies to pet too!


Easterfest at Taves

Taves Family Farms has a family-friendly and dog-friendly event on the Friday to Monday of the Easter Long Weekend each year. At the Easterfest event children can hunt for Easter eggs, admire the animals and play on all the fun jumping, sliding and other play structures. Attendees can also go on a hayride, and on the Saturday and Sunday there are usually magic shows.

General admission for Easterfest in 2024 cost $16.95 on the Friday and $19.95 on the weekend (plus taxes and online fees) for anyone ages 3 and older. With this you got access to the hayrides, petting barn, and Farmville play area. If you wanted to hunt for Easter eggs you had to pay extra for an Easterfest TREATpass. The price for that was $12.95 for children. Dog Easterfest TREATpasses were also available and they cost $12.95 as well.


Easter at Taves Farm


For the farm’s official website visit tavesfamilyfarms.com.


Autumn Attractions

During the fall season there are several special events at Taves Farm. In the late summer/early fall they open their Sunflower Patch. It is a part of the Fraser Valley Sunflower Trail and features over 1/4 acre of sunflowers for folk to enjoy.

In the fall the farm also features Cider Press Demonstrations. Taves Farm has an estate cider mill which means that their cider is made fresh from their own apples.

Taves Farm also opens their Corn Quest Maze and Pumpkin Patch during the fall season. The Corn Quest Maze is a good size and has plenty of twists and turns to get lost in. At the Pumpkin Patch folk can take a hay ride out to the field and pick their own pumpkin. The pumpkins range in size and cost anywhere from $1 to $15 or more.


Applebarn Pumpkin Scarecrow
Pumpkin in Autumn


Kids Activities at the Farm

Taves Applebarn features a selection of activities in two different areas for kids to enjoy.

The Farmville area has several options for children. There are pedal karts, a jumping pillow, hay rides, a zipline, a playground and slides.

Also on the farm is their Bunny Town and Petting Barn. Here they have a collection of animals such as bunnies, goats, sheep, chickens, pheasants, an alpaca and a turkey. Folk can feed the animals as well. Feed bags cost about $2 and are sold at most of the major stopping points including the cidery and the country store.


Taves Farm Goat
A Goat at Taves Farm


Weekends Only

Some activities and attractions are only open on weekends at Taves Farm. Pony rides are usually available on weekends from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm for folk that weigh less than 85 pounds. There is also a concession stand, corn gun, pumpkin cannon and corn and potato roaster. (Note: Most of these activities have an extra charge.)


Similar Attractions in the Area

Other places of interest in the Fraser Valley suitable for families with children include the following:


Taves Farm Playground Race Track


Other Information

For more information, see the Taves Family Farms and Applebarn website. To learn about the farm’s autumn activities, see our article about Taves Farm’s Pumpkin Patch.

To learn about other things to do in the area see our articles about Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley.

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