Richmond Country Farms

Richmond Country Farms hosts one of the largest pumpkin patch events in Metro Vancouver. It usually runs from early October until Halloween each year.

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.

 

Circo Osorio Circus in 2022

 

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 Country Farms Pumpkin Patch

 

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.

Due to COVID-19, the farm had to make some changes to its operations in 2020 and 2021. 2022 details are to be confirmed. Richmond Country Farms usually offers two options for the pumpkin patch: a wagon experience and the walk-out experience.

 

Peteys 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 or a short walking path. 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. Far out in the corner of the pumpkin fields there is also a small corn maze.

New for 2020 and 2021, Richmond Country Farms offered two types of experiences at the farm. Folk could choose between the wagon experience, which offered a wagon ride with entertainment to the pumpkin fields, or the walk-out experience, where folk could just walk straight onto the fields. 2022 details are to be confirmed.

 

Wagon Experience

Folk who choose the wagon experience ticket get to take the normal wagon ride with entertainment out to the pumpkin field. This option is easier for those with young children or mobility issues as the wagon takes you both to and from the fields. Masks were required last year while on the wagon ride, but weren’t required when out in the pumpkin fields.

 

Walk-Out Experience

The walk-out experience at Richmond Country Farms is slightly cheaper because there is no wagon ride included with the ticket. Visitors who choose this experience get to walk out to the pumpkin fields to pick their pumpkin. The farm recommends that folk bring their own wagon or carrying device to haul their chosen gourd back to the car.

 


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.

Other articles that might also be of interest include Vancouver Rainy Day Activities, Halloween Activities for Kids, Vancouver’s Best Places in Autumn and Lower Mainland Activities for Children.


 

 

Best Places in Autumn

 

Hours and Admission

The pumpkin patch at Richmond Country Farms is generally open every day in October leading up to Halloween. In 2021 the pumpkin patch opened on October 2nd.

Hours vary at the pumpkin patch, but the place is generally open longer on weekends. This wasn’t, however, the case in 2021. Opening hours for the 2021 season were from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm every day, including weekends and holidays.

Weekday admission to the pumpkin promenade experience cost $12 in 2021 while weekend and holiday admission cost $15. The wagon experience cost $20. 2022 rates will likely be similar, or possibly slightly more.

 

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.

 

Halloween Activities for Kids

 

Other Information

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.

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