Greendale Acres is a family-friendly farm attraction. During the fall and Halloween season it’s home to the Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm.
Greendale Acres has all kinds of fun things to see and do. There are farm animals as well as a jumping pillow, playground, ropes course, tire pyramid, petal cart track, firepits that you can rent, and more. It’s a great place for kids and their families!
For the farm’s official website, visit greendaleacres.ca.
GREENDALE ACRES IN SPRING
Greendale Acres hosts a number of events in the spring of 2023 including the Chilliwack Plowing Match, Easter Egg Hunt and Sweet Spring.
On April 1st the 101st Annual Chilliwack Plowing Match takes place at the farm. At the event there are tractor-related competitions as well as tractor wagon rides, a pancake breakfast, beer garden and live entertainment. As many as 3,000 people show up to watch and have fun at the event.
The Chilliwack Plowing Match runs from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm on the first Saturday in April in 2023. The live music this year is with Ryan McCallister who is really good! Tickets cost $10 for people ages 3 and older. For more information and to buy tickets to this event, click 2023 Chilliwack Plowing Match.
On the Easter Weekend of April 7th to 9th, 2023, Greendale Acres also hosts an Easter Egg Hunt. The family-friendly event runs from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the long weekend. Admission costs $15, but is free for folks under 3 years of age or 75 and older. To learn more, click 2023 Easter Egg Hunt.
Another great event at Greendale Acres is Sweet Spring which runs from April 14th until May 20th in 2023. During that time there are spring flowers to enjoy, farm animals to see, and family-friendly activities to have fun with. During the Sweet Spring season Greendale Acres is open on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The same as with the Easter Egg Hunt, admission costs $15 for everyone between the ages of 3 and 74. To learn more, click Sweet Spring 2023.
Greendale Acres Farm and the Chilliwack Corn Maze
Located about 90 km from downtown Vancouver, Greendale Acres actually used to be called the “Chilliwack Corn Maze”. A few years ago that was its official name, but not anymore. The farm hosts lots of great events over the course of the year. Arguably its most famous event is the Chilliwack Corn Maze.
With corn mazes and pumpkin patches being a traditional part of fall in the Lower Mainland, the Chilliwack Corn Maze is a popular place. The corn maze has been in operation since 1999, with 2023 being its 25th year!
In addition to the corn maze and pumpkin patch in autumn, Greendale Acres hosts events at other times of the year too, including in the spring and summer. The farm is actually an attraction that’s popular with children and young families for much of the year. The venue can also be rented for private functions.
Where is Greendale Acres
Greendale Acres is located at 41905 Old Yale Road in Chilliwack. The farm is set on about 20 acres of land, about 12 of which are used for events. There’s the Chilliwack Corn Maze in late summer and fall as well as other family-friendly events and activities throughout the year.
The farm is located close to where the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival takes place in the late summer and early fall. The two venues are on the same road and only about a kilometre apart.
About the Chilliwack Corn Maze
Each year Greendale Acres constructs a new layout for their corn maze. In 2020 the maze was designed around the word “together” to represent how the world came together in the face of COVID. The design featured the word along with a depiction of the earth surrounded by people holding hands.
In 2021, the maze’s design featured the word “Wander”, along with large outlines of a mountainous landscape. The design was meant to inspire folks of all ages to stay present and seek joy in everything.
The 2022 corn maze design was made in partnership with Science World. There was a T. Rex on the right side and a chicken on the left side. The maze connected the two different species as both belong to the Theropoda group.
Fun Fact: The corn maze is usually made out of corn used for cow feed. The corn is not sweet and so is not good to eat. At the end of the season, all the corn from the maze is chopped up and fed to cattle.
Admission to the Corn Maze
In 2022 tickets were available both online and on-site. Unlike in years past, there weren’t tiers for admission prices based on people’s ages. Everyone ages 3 to 74 paid the same price during the fall season: $16 when paying online and $18 at the door. Infants and seniors ages 75 and up were free.
Dates and Hours
The corn maze and the pumpkin patch are usually open at different times due to the different growing seasons of each crop. The corn maze usually runs each year from around mid-August until Halloween. In 2021 the maze was open from August 13th until October 31st.
The pumpkin patch at the farm is usually open from the end of September until Halloween. Hours of operation for the farm from 2022 are listed below. 2023 details will likely be similar.
Note: Times listed may vary, so be sure to check the official website for the most up-to-date information.
2022 Corn Maze Times and Dates
Below were the dates and times for the Chilliwack Corn Maze in 2022.
August 13th to September 5th, 2022
- Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
- Sundays from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
September 6th to 30th, 2022
- Tuesday to Friday from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm
- Saturdays from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm
- Sundays from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm
October 1st to 31st, 2022
- Monday to Friday from 2:00 pm until 9:00 pm
- Saturdays from 9:00 am until 9:00 pm
- Sundays from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm
Farm Activities at the Corn Maze Farm
In addition to the pumpkin patch and corn maze, the farm has a variety of activities for people of all ages. Younger folk will enjoy the giant jumping pillow, pedal carts, duck races and indoor hay bale maze. There’s also a variety of farm animals to look at and feed.
Other fun activities include the mini tricycle area, hay rides, tire mountain, swings, corn box, tether ball and giant sandbox. The farm also offers hay rides out to the fields.
In addition to the above, the farm has outdoor picnic areas and fire pits. On select Saturdays the farm runs their Fireside Music Series. The farm is reserved on these nights for ticket holders to enjoy live music, drinks and snacks. In 2022, tickets cost between $125 and $250 depending on the size of your group. Tickets included a reserved fire pit, s’mores and kettle corn.
Greendale Acres Video
To see what Greendale Acres looks like, check out the following video. It shows scenes of the farm in the spring.
For more details about the farm, visit the Greendale Acres website.
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