Fantasy Farms hosts some of the best Halloween activities not only in the Fraser Valley but in all of Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. Both its pumpkin patch and Reaper’s Haunted Attraction are well-known throughout the region. They are worth the drive from Vancouver to see!
Visit peteyspumpkinpatch.ca for the autumn attraction’s official website.
Pumpkins and Halloween Activities at Fantasy Farms in the Fraser Valley
Fantasy Farms hosts two Halloween events in the fall each year. There is Peteys Pumpkin Patch which features pumpkins and child-friendly activities. It offers wholesome, old-fashioned fun and is popular with young families. For adults and older youth, there’s the Reapers’ Maze of Terror which is arguably one of the best haunted attractions in the Lower Mainland.
Fantasy Farms is an active farm that grows a variety of different vegetables including corn and pumpkins. In addition to its Halloween activities, it also hosts other events at different times of the year. It often has a Christmas event, and in the spring it’s home to Peteys Easter Eggstravaganza. In the summer, it also used to host the Chilliwack Garlic Festival.
To learn about the family-friendly Peteys Pumpkin Patch, continue reading or visit peteyspumpkinpatch.ca. To learn about the venue’s hard-core haunted Halloween attraction, see our article about the Reaper’s Maze of Terror or visit reapers.ca.
Peteys Pumpkin Patch in 2021
Petey is a pumpkin-headed mascot-like character at Fantasy Farms. In the fall, from late September until the end of October, Fantasy Farms has its Peteys Pumpkin Patch event. Continue reading for details.
When is the Pumpkin Patch Open?
In 2021 the pumpkin patch starts up for the season on the weekend of September 25th and 26th. It then runs from October 1st until the 31st. It’s open from 10 am until 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays and from 1 until 5 pm on weekdays.
See the Peteys Pumpkin Patch website for full details about the attraction.
Where is Peteys Pumpkin Patch?
Fantasy Farms’ address is 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack. If heading east from Vancouver along the Trans-Canada Highway, take exit 123. It’s about 45 km east of Abbotsford and 24 km south of Harrison Hot Springs.
If wanting to make a day trip out of your visit to Chilliwack and Fantasy Farms, other places of interest in the area include the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve and the Chilliwack Museum. Also just a 15-minute drive away is Bridal Veil Falls Provincial Park.
How Much Does it Cost?
Admission to Peteys Pumpkin Patch costs $10 per person, or just $8 if you bring a non-perishable food item that will then be donated to the local food bank. Children under the age of 2 are free.
A family pass for 2 adults and 2 children costs $30, or $28 with a non-perishable food item donation. With the family pass, when there are more than four people, the cost is $5 extra per child from the same family.
People who just want to buy a pumpkin don’t have to pay for admission. They can just walk out to the pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin to buy. If they don’t pay for admission and get a wristband though, they can’t then roam around afterwards and enjoy the other attractions and activities.
Whether you pay for the extra activities or not, visitors can also buy pumpkins at Fantasy Farms (and most people do). They cost between $2 and $25 depending on their size. There are also other types of squash available for purchase, as well as refreshments. Pretty much everything else is free with admission, including the train rides.
Parking at the venue is free. It can get busy though, especially on sunny weekends, so carpool with friends if you can.
What to Expect
There is a fair bit more at Peteys Pumpkin Patch than just pumpkins. Yes, there are lots of pumpkins in the field at Fantasy Farms. You can pick one to take home with you at the end of your visit (for a nominal price).
In addition to pumpkins, the venue has miniature train rides, a small farm area with animals, a corn maze and other kid-friendly things to see and do.
Fantasy Farms in October is a fun place for young children and their families. It’s also popular with school groups and birthday parties.
Click Peteys Pumpkin Patch for the attraction’s official website.
Farm Animals at Peteys Pumpkin Patch
Fantasy Farms is a farm that grows produce, including both corn and pumpkins. They have a number of animals too though which are fun for kids to see. It’s not a “petting zoo”. It’s more of a hobby farm were you can visit and enjoy the animals, but in most cases not touch them.
The animals can be found near the kids’ play area which is called Fort Runamuk. That’s where you’ll also find a number of small kids’ play houses that children can enjoy.
As of the fall of 2021 the farm has two pot-belly pigs (named Miss Piggy and Barbie Q). They also have a 10-year-old miniature horse (name Sugar) and about 8 hens (including Betty, Veronica and the Dixie Chicks). The rooster’s name is Jug Head.
Other animals that visitors can see include 6 momma goats and three baby pigmy goats. They are available for both hugs and pictures. There are also 20 or so rabbits ranging from a few weeks old to about two-years-old. They live in the same pen as JP the friendly chicken.
The Family-Friendly Corn Maze
Another highlight at Peteys is the corn maze. Fantasy Farms has two corn mazes. There is the family-friendly one during the day that’s part of the Peteys Pumpkin Patch attraction. There is also Reaper’s Maze of Terror, which is separate, operates only at night, and is designed for older folk who love getting scared.
The corn maze that’s included with admission to Peteys is awesome! It’s simple and child-friendly. It’s not too big, but also not too small. This maze is perfect for young families who want to have fun without getting lost. While making your way through the maze, there are places to get stamps, which makes it extra fun and entertaining for little kids.
See the Peteys Pumpkin Patch website for full details about the family-friendly attraction.
Peteys Pumpkin Patch Video
The following video was taken in October of 2021. In it you’ll see Fantasy Farm’s miniature train, the family-friendly corn maze and Farmer Gary firing off the corn cannon. You’ll also see the fields of pumpkins and one of the farm animals.
When we were there it was about 4:30 pm, so just before closing (which explains why there weren’t so many people).
As you’ll see in the video, the event takes place on a real farm with a variety of interesting things to see and do.
Tips and Advice
Below are some suggestions and other things to know to help you make the most out of your trip to Fantasy Farms.
TIP #1: Getting a pumpkin straight from a farm is way more fun than picking one up at a grocery store. It’s also a great way to support local farmers.
TIP #2: Peteys Pumpkin Patch is at an active farm and the pumpkins are out in the field. Be sure to wear appropriate footwear, especially if it has been raining over the past few days.
TIP #3: Because it’s an outdoor event, masks aren’t mandatory and proof of vaccination isn’t required. People are encouraged to practice physical distancing though and to wear a mask if they want.
TIP #4: Chilliwack corn is famous! While in the area, in addition to getting a pumpkin, you might also want to pick up some farm-fresh corn.
TIP #5: Don’t forget that gas in the Fantasy Farms area is typically 10 cents or so cheaper than gas in Metro Vancouver. Fill up your tank while you’re in the Fraser Valley!
TIP #7: Reaper’s Maze of Terror is one of the Lower Mainland’s best haunted attractions. It’s great for older children, youth and adults. It’s not suitable, however, for younger children or extra timid folk. If you like haunted houses, you’ll want to visit Reapers at night. If you don’t like scary stuff, then stick to the pumpkin patch!
For the pumpkin-themed event’s official website click peteyspumpkinpatch.ca.
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