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Taves Family Farms and Applebarn

Easter at Taves Farm

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.



Taves Farm hosts a couple of awesome events at the beginning of its 2023 season in the spring. One is for adults and the other is for children and their families.

On the Friday and Saturday of March 31st and April 1st the farm hosts a special Adult Easter Egg Hunt. The evening events are for folks ages 19+ and feature great live music, cider samples, food and an Easter egg hunt. The events are a ton of fun and help benefit Canuck Place which is a great charitable cause.

On the Easter Weekend of April 7th to 10th, Taves Farm also hosts Easterfest which features a variety of family-friendly activities. Dogs are welcome at this event too!

Easterfest takes place on the Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday of the long weekend in April. At the event there are hayrides, Easter egg hunting opportunities, and fun times in the Farmville play area. On the Saturday and Sunday there are also magic shows.

To learn about the events click Adult Easter Egg Hunt or Easterfest 2023 for details on the farm’s official website.


Taves Farms Applebarn


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 Family Farms in Abbotsford

Celebrating their 33rd year in 2023, 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. It’s located at 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 2022, Taves Family Farms was open every day (including holidays) from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. This included the pumpkin patch and other fun activities. On Halloween night the hours of operation might have been slightly shorter.

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

The pumpkin patch and country store are free for guests to enjoy on weekdays – you just have to pay for the produce. However, you have to pay to visit the pumpkin patch, country store, petting barn and more on weekends.

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 regular admission rates for the fall 2022 season.

  • Weekends/Holiday: $19.45 online, $22.45 at the gate
  • Weekdays: $16.45 online, $19.45 at the gate
  • Wednesdays: $13.45 online, $16.45 at the gate
  • Season Pass: $61.10


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 has three varieties of produce for folk to pick in different seasons. Goji berries are available 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. Guests can purchase a tasting flight containing four flavours of their Barnyard Series or individual glasses. Full cider bottles are also offered for sale.

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 in 2023

In 2023 Taves Farm has a family-friendly and dog-friendly event on the Friday to Monday of the April 7th to 10th Easter Long Weekend. Between 9:15 am and 4:00 pm each day 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 magic shows.

General admission for Easterfest in 2023 costs $21.95 (plus taxes and online fees) for anyone ages 3 and older. With this you get a drink and access to the hayrides, petting barn, and Farmville play area. If you want to hunt for Easter eggs you have to pay extra for an Easterfest TREATpass. The price for that is $11.95 for children. Dog Easterfest TREATpasses are also available and they cost $12.95.

For tickets and to learn more about this event, click Easterfest 2023.


Easterfest at Taves Farm


Adult Easter Fun

In 2023 the third annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt happens on the Friday and Saturday of March 31st and April 1st. The event is for adults ages 19+ and it runs from 5:30 until about 8:45 pm both days.

This event includes live music, a flight of cider, dinner from the Steamworks food truck, dessert, the Easter egg hunt and prizes. Additional drinks are also available for purchase. Unlike the family-friendly Easterfest event on the following weekend, you can’t bring your dog to this event.

Music on the Friday night is with Ryan McAllister. On the Saturday it’s with Kyler Pierce.

Admission to the Adult Easter Fun event costs $74.95 (plus taxes and fees). A portion of the proceeds benefit Canuck Place which is a hospice for children. Guests can also make additional donations.

For tickets and to learn more about this event, click Adult Easter Egg Hunt.


Taves Easter Egg Hunt for Adults



Also in springtime in past years there has been Taves Family Farms Blossomfest. This event celebrates the farm’s apple trees in full bloom. Folk can take a hay ride to the orchard and admire the flowers, go on a scavenger hunt, do some crafts, play with cute animals and enjoy the various kids’ activities that Taves Farm offers.

General admission for adults ages 13 and older in past years has cost around $4.50. Children ages two or older have cost $10.95 and kids under age 2 have been free. (Note: Blossomfest is weather dependent and may be cancelled if the weather is not cooperating. The event may or may not happen in 2023. Check the Taves Farms official website for exact details.)


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


Apple Blossoms at Taves Farm
Spring Apple Blossoms at Taves Farm


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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