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Abbotsford’s Taves Farm Pumpkin Patch and Fall Activities

Taves Farm Pumpkin Patch

Just one hour from Vancouver, Taves Family Farm in Abbotsford is home to a family-friendly u-pick pumpkin patch during the days leading up to Halloween.

In addition to fields of pumpkins, in autumn the farm has a corn maze, apples to pick, hay rides and other family-friendly activities.

 

Taves Farm Pumpkin Patch

Taves Family Farm operates their popular pumpkin patch attraction around October each year. It’s a great place for families to find all kinds of orange and other-coloured gourds to decorate for Halloween. It’s also where you’ll find apples to pick in the orchard.

Taves Farm can be found at 333 Gladwin Road in Abbotsford. This is about a one-hour drive from downtown Vancouver and only a few minutes from the Abbotsford airport. It’s also only about 5 minutes from Maan Farms which is a similar place with its own exceptional pumpkin patch, corn maze and selection of child-friendly activities.

 

Peteys Pumpkin Patch

 


If you happen to be in the Fraser Valley, another nice place to check out is Fantasy Farms in Chilliwack. Similar to Taves Farm, Fantasy Farms also has a great Easter Event in the spring and Pumpkin Patch in the fall.


 

What to Expect

At Taves Farm in autumn you can expect to see a field of pumpkins, a corn maze, a pumpkin maze and lots of apples in rows and rows of trees. There are hay rides, farm animals to look at, children’s play structures to have fun on, and produce for sale in a small village-like area. There are also glasses of apple cider and apple slushies to enjoy!

Especially on sunny weekends, expect to see lots of young families pushing wheelbarrows as they make their way to the orchard and pumpkin field to pick farm-fresh produce.

The farm is a fun place to be in autumn, and it can get busy!

 

Taves Farm Pumpkins and Apple Cider
Pumpkins and Apple Cider

 

Taves Farm Admission Rates

Admission to the Taves Pumpkin Patch is free on weekdays. Folk only pay for the price of produce. In addition to the pumpkin patch, people can also pick apples in the orchard. The same as with the pumpkins, you just have to pay for what you pick, but only on weekdays.

On weekends in October, 2022, there is a $10 charge. It’s for people of all ages. The price includes admission to the pumpkin patch, a display pumpkin path, and the Petting Barn. Access to the Farmville play area, Jumping Pillow, hay rides and Mystery Maze all cost extra.

Pumpkins range in price from $1 for the small ones up to $35 or so for the large, specialty pumpkins. Parking also costs $4.

 

Fun Pass

In 2021, guests with Fun Passes could access the pumpkin patch, apple orchard, animal area, peddle karts and playground. Also included was admission to the petting barn, slides and track line, along with two pillows on weekends and one on weekdays. 2022 details are TBC.

Weekdays (except Wednesdays)

  • Individual: $14.95 online, $16.95 at the gate
  • Family: $59.80 online, $67.80 at the gate

Wacky Wednesdays (which are discounted days)

  • Individual: $11.95 online, $13.95 at the gate
  • Family: $47.80 online, $55.80 at the gate

Weekends & Stat Holidays

  • Individual: $17.95 online, $19.95 at the gate
  • Family: $71.80 online, $79.80 at the gate

 

Super Fun Pass

For about $5 more than a Fun Pass, the Super Fun Pass includes access to everything that the Fun Pass offers and more. Folks with Super Fun Passes can visit the bigger corn maze on site (intended for older audiences) and can also enjoy a hayride around the farm at no additional cost. Below are 2021 details.

Weekdays (except Wednesdays)

  • Individual: $19.95 online, $21.95 at the gate
  • Family: $79.80 online, $87.80 at the gate

Wacky Wednesdays (which are discounted days)

  • Individual: $16.95 online, $18.95 at the gate
  • Family: $67.80 online, $75.80 at the gate

Weekends & Stat Holidays

  • Individual: $22.95 online, $24.95 at the gate
  • Family: $91.80 online, $99.80 at the gate

 

Season Passes are also usually available for those who wish to visit the farm more than once. One Season Pass cost about $53.95 per person, or about $268.91 per family last year. In 2021, Season Passes included all the perks of the Super Fun Passes plus free parking.

Note: The rates above do not include taxes and processing fees. For more information about pricing and to see other offers, visit the Taves Family Farm website.

 

Taves Farm Play Area and Animal Barn
The Kids’ Play Area and Animal Barn

 

Hours and Dates of Operation

The pumpkin patch is open at the same time as the rest of Taves Farm’s attractions from early September until Halloween.

In 2022 the farm is open between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm until October 31st. All farm activities such as hay rides and the jumping pillows open at 10:00 am.

 

Halloween Activities for Kids

 

About the Pumpkin Patch

Visitors can choose to go out in the fields to find a pumpkin, or they can simply select a pre-picked one at the country store. There is also a smaller pumpkin field located directly behind the petting barn that is suitable for folk with younger children.

The main pumpkin fields can be found between rows of apple and pear trees. It is a little bit of a walk from the main area so Taves Farm provides wheelbarrows to help people carry their treasures back from the fields.

Pumpkins range in size from small ones you can hold in one hand up to huge ones weighing upwards of 50 pounds. They also come in a variety of colours ranging from the standard orange to white or green or even pink.

Fun for kids and for people wanting to take selfies, there is usually a pumpkin carriage in the middle of the pumpkin patch.

 

Taves Farm in Autumn Video

To give you an idea of what Taves Farm looks like in the fall, check out the following video. In it you’ll see the attraction’s pumpkin patch, apple orchard, animal hutches and kids’ play areas. You’ll also see the market area, hay ride tractor and corn maze.

 

 

Other Information

For more details about the pumpkin patch and other attractions at the farm visit the Taves Family Farm website or see our article about Taves Farm and Applebarn.

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