Fantasy Farms and its Seasonal Events
Located at 9423 Gibsons Road in Chilliwack, Fantasy Farms is an operating farm that grows all kinds of produce. The venue is also home to a number of seasonal events at Easter, autumn, Halloween and Christmas.
Annual events at Fantasy Farms include Petey’s Easter Eggstravaganza, the Chilliwack Garlic Festival, Petey’s Pumpkin Patch, Reaper’s Haunted Attraction and Petey’s Country Christmas (the last of which usually includes the Frightmare Before Christmas attraction too).
Famous at the farm and its events are Petey (a pumpkin character) and Farmer Gary. Popular attractions at the venue include the farm animals, miniature train rides and an outdoor children’s play area.
Petey’s Easter Eggstravaganza
The Easter Eggstravaganza is a family-friendly event at Fantasy Farms that takes place on weekends leading up to and around the Easter Long Weekend in the spring. It includes an Easter egg hunt, appearances by the Easter Bunny and rides on the miniature train.
This event didn’t happen in 2020. In 2021 it ran in a drive-through format. In 2022 Petey’s Easter Eggstravaganza ran as an in-person event and it did so again in 2023. This past year, the event, which ran from April 7th to 9th, included the miniature train, egg hunt, crafts and more.
Admission to Petey’s Easter Eggstravaganza in 2023 was $12 for children, $6 for adults and free for kids under 1 year of age. That was the same price as in 2022. We expect pricing to be similar for the event in 2024.
Chilliwack Garlic Festival
Fantasy Farms used to host the Chilliwack Garlic Festival on a weekend in August or September each year. The event featured a market, garlic for sale, food vendors, a beer garden, live music, train rides and family-friendly entertainment. There were also corn mazes to explore.
In 2019 the Chilliwack Garlic Festival celebrated its ninth year and took place earlier than usual. The 2019 dates were August 24th and 25th.
Because of COVID-19, the festival didn’t take place in 2020, 2021 or 2022. It didn’t appear to happen in 2023 either, at least not to our knowledge. Hopefully it returns in the future.
Admission to the festival, when it happens, usually costs around $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and children, and $24 for a family of four. Parking is free and there is lots of it. In years with good weather as many as 2,000 people attend on each of the two days.
Click Chilliwack Garlic Festival for more details.
Petey’s Pumpkin Patch
Petey’s Pumpkin Patch is an autumn-themed attraction that includes miniature train rides, a corn maze, an outdoor play area and farm animals. It runs most weekdays in October from around 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, and from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm on weekends.
Admission to Petey’s Pumpkin Patch is around $10 to $12 per person or $40 for a family of four. Pumpkins are also for sale at the event for between around $2 and $25 most years.
While the pumpkin patch event is ideal for young children and their families, there are also ultra-scary things to see and do for older folks during the same month later in the evenings at Reaper’s.
In 2021 the event ran from September 25th until October 31st. There was a corn maze and other fun activities. The 2022 event ran during the whole month of October. In 2023 the event runs daily from September 30th until October 31st.
Click Petey’s Pumpkin Patch for more information.
Reaper’s Haunted Attraction & Maze of Terror
One of the Lower Mainland’s most impressive Halloween-themed places to visit is the Reaper’s Haunted Attraction at Fantasy Farms in October. The venue features a haunted house and “Maze of Terror” that fright seekers travel from all across the region to see.
Reaper’s is typically open most days in October except for select Mondays. Hours of operation are usually from around 7:00 pm until between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm depending on the day.
In 2020 the haunted house part of the attraction didn’t happen, but the Maze of Terror did. In 2021 Fantasy Farms ran the Maze of Terror again. The Maze of Terror ran on select dates in October of 2022 as well. In 2023 the attraction runs from October 6th until Halloween night.
To give you an idea of what to expect, check out the following video of the Reapers Maze of Terror. As you’ll see, it’s in a real corn maze and it’s really dark. There are a couple of sort-of indoor areas, and there are lots of live scary monsters!
This video was taken in October of 2021. It shows just a few of the scenes that we saw on our visit. It was pretty cool!
Petey’s Country Christmas at Fantasy Farms
Fantasy Farms is home to Chilliwack’s most popular interactive and family-friendly Christmas attraction in December most years. Petey’s Country Christmas usually runs from early December until late that month.
In years when the live event does take place, and at the farm, activities at Petey’s Country Christmas include beautiful lights and festive decorations to admire, a bouncy castle, light maze and miniature train rides. There is also Santa Claus to chat with and other activities suitable for young children and their families.
In 2021, instead of hosting activities at the farm, Fantasy Farms hosted an awesome new event in downtown Chilliwack. Chilliwack Country Christmas ran from December 4th to December 24th. The main event didn’t happen in 2022.
2023 details are to be confirmed.
Click Chilliwack Country Christmas for more information about the winter holiday-themed event.
For more information about the venue and its various events, see the Fantasy Farms website.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Top Metro Vancouver Places
- Lower Mainland Halloween Events
- Halloween Haunted Houses
- Best Vancouver Christmas Activities
- Vancouver’s Calendar of Events
- Lower Mainland Festivals & Events
- Vancouver and Fraser Valley Pumpkin Patches