The event is fun for the whole family with live entertainment, hay rides and pumpkins in addition to the farm’s usual produce market.
In addition to its pumpkin-themed event in the fall, the farm also hosts the Richmond Sunflower Festival in the summer most years.
Pumpkin Patch at Richmond Country Farms
Richmond Country Farm’s address is 12900 Steveston Highway. The pumpkin patch at the farm is one of the most extensive and large-scale autumn-themed events in the Lower Mainland. Despite its size, the venue is still family-owned and operated.
The pumpkin patch usually runs the entire month of October up until Halloween. It’s a great place for families with kids, young adults and folk of all ages to go and enjoy some Halloween spirit (and pick up a pumpkin or two while they’re at it).
Richmond Pumpkin Patch Details
The pumpkin patch has a special entrance located next to the farm’s produce market. The area usually features kid-friendly cartoon characters of farm food like corn and tomatoes. There’s also a small bridge over the duck pond.
Just outside the entrance to the pumpkin patch is a collection of farm animals including goats, chickens, ducks and turkeys. It’s not a petting zoo, but it is fun to look at. In other words, you can look but can’t touch or feed the animals.
After the entrance there is a large central area with hay piles, a stage with live music every day (in typical years), food trucks (on weekends), more farm-themed decorations and washrooms. The hay rides to the pumpkin patch also begin from this area.
Richmond Country Farms usually offers two options for the pumpkin patch: a wagon experience and a walk-out experience. This doesn’t seem to be the case in 2022. This year, all tickets include a hay ride to the pumpkin patch.
If you happen to be in the Fraser Valley, another great pumpkin patch to check out is Petey’s Pumpkin Patch at Fantasy Farms. They also have a corn maze, train ride and other family-friendly activities.
The Pumpkin Fields
Visitors to Richmond Country Farms get to the pumpkin patches via a hay ride. On the ride out to the fields there is usually live entertainment on the truck and several Halloween-themed instalments beside the track. You might even be able to catch a glimpse of the farm’s alpacas and cows!
The pumpkins at Richmond Country Farms are spread out over many fields. There are some easy ones close to the tractor station for kids to grab, but the bigger ones are farther out. There are also farm-themed decorations throughout the fields. Kids can climb on some (but use caution). The structures also make great photo opportunities for folk of all ages.
AUTUMN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
There are lots of great places in the Lower Mainland to find pumpkins and have family-friendly fun in autumn. For ideas on other venues to visit check out our articles about Vancouver Pumpkin Patches and Lower Mainland Corn Mazes.
Hours and Admission
The pumpkin patch at Richmond Country Farms is generally open every day in October leading up to Halloween. In 2022 the pumpkin patch runs from October 1st to the 31st.
Hours vary at the pumpkin patch depending on the day. Opening hours for the 2022 season are from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on weekdays and from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm on weekends.
Weekday admission to the pumpkin patch costs $15. Admission on weekends and holidays costs $18. However, all tickets purchased before October 15th cost $3 less! Children under the age of 3 get in for free as well.
About the Farm
Richmond Country Farms is a real working farm. Because of this, visitors are advised to be cautious since the fields can get wet and muddy in October.
The farm is family owned and operated and has been a part of Richmond for over 40 years. Richmond Country Farms held its first farmer’s market in 1978 and has been running the pumpkin patch since the 1980s.
For more information about Richmond Country Farms and its pumpkin patch, visit the Richmond Country Farms website. To learn about the same venue’s event in the summer, see our article about the Richmond Sunflower Festival.
Other articles that may be of interest include the following:
- Lower Mainland Pumpkin Patches
- Corn Mazes in the Lower Mainland
- Halloween for Kids in Vancouver
- Vancouver Halloween Weekend
- Halloween Activities in Vancouver
- Adult Halloween Activities Around Vancouver
- Lower Mainland Halloween Haunted Houses