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Vancouver Pumpkin Patches in 2021

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Farms with pumpkin patches in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley are great family-friendly places to visit in the fall in the lead up to Halloween.

 


This article contains information about pumpkin patches at the following farms:

Fantasy Farms | Maan Farms | Taves Family Farms Applebarn | Southlands Heritage Farms | Bose and Sons Family Farm | Rondriso Farms | Aldor Acres Family Farm | Eagle Acres Dairy Farm | Westham Island Herb Farm


 

Vancouver Pumpkin Patches

Visiting a pumpkin patch is a great fun-for-all-ages activity in Vancouver in the fall. Many of the pumpkin patches listed in this article offer activities for people of all ages. Enjoy activities like choosing your perfect pumpkin, petting cute animals, exploring corn mazes and more. Check out our list of the best pumpkin patches to visit in Metro Vancouver below.

(Note: Pumpkin patch prices, hours, activities and other details are subject to change. See official venue websites for exact details.)

 

Peteys Pumpkin Patch

 

Chilliwack Pumpkin Patches

A great place to find pumpkins and kid-friendly fun is at Petey’s Pumpkin Patch at Fantasy Farms.

 

Petey’s Pumpkin Patch

In 2021 this event runs from September 25th until October 31st. It’s open on just the first weekend in September, but then for every day in October.

Located at 9423 Gibson Road, Fantasy Farms is home to the famous Petey’s Pumpkin Patch. It’s a great place for kids! In a typical year the farm features a pumpkin patch, train rides, a petting zoo and both indoor and outdoor play areas (which are great if the weather is not so nice).

This year Petey’s Pumpkin Patch costs $10 for general admission or $30 for a family of four. If you take a non-perishable food item for the local food bank, however, you’ll save yourself $2. Pumpkins generally range in price from $2 up to about $25 or so.

In 2021 hours are from 1 to 5 pm on weekdays and from 10 am to 5 pm on weekends.

Fantasy Farms is one of our favourite farms in the Fraser Valley. They have one of the best haunted attractions (i.e., Reapers) in the Lower Mainland and great family-friendly events at Christmas and Easter too. They also host the Chilliwack Garlic Festival most summers.

To get to Fantasy Farms from Vancouver, head east along the Trans-Canada Highway and take the Priest Road exit. Other interesting places to visit in the area include Bridal Veil Falls and Harrison Hot Springs which are less than 15 and 30 minutes away respectively.

See our article about Fantasy Farms for more details. More information about this event can also be found at the Petey’s Pumpkin Patch website.

 

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Pumpkin Patches in Abbotsford

There are a couple of popular places to find fields of pumpkins in Abbotsford. These include Maan Farms and Taves Family Farm.

 

Maan Farms Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze

Famous for both their kid-friendly corn mazes and more serious haunted ones, Maan Farms also has a pumpkin patch and other fall activities available onsite. They are located at 790 McKenzie Road which is about 10 minutes east of the Abbotsford International Airport and a short drive from the Abbotsford Costco.

Maan Farms is one of our favourite places to take young children in autumn. On the farm they have a pumpkin patch, bouncy pillow, pedal cart racetrack, play fort with tire swings, zipline, petting zoo, wagon rides, market store and more.

The farm also had two options for their haunted corn maze in 2019: scary and or pitch black. In 2021 (as in 2020) there is just one haunted maze and it’s designed to be COVID-19 compliant. There is also a family-friendly corn maze suitable for the younger ones. In 2020 it was Frozen-themed.

In 2020 general admission to the pumpkin patch and kids’ play areas was $15 for most people, but $12 for parents. Kids under age three were free. The corn maze for kids was included, but the Haunted Corn Maze is a separate activity and costs extra. 2021 rates are TBC as of early September.

In 2021 the pumpkin patch and rest of the Fall Festival open on September 17th and run until November 1st. The exact hours of operation are TBC as of early September.

For more information about the farm, the pumpkin patch and corn maze, see our article about the Maan Farm Pumpkin Patch or visit the maanfarms.com website.

 

Maan Farms Pumpkin Field
Pumpkins at Maan Farms

 

Taves Family Farms Applebarn

Taves Applebarn is located at 333 Gladwin Road which is just a 5-minute drive from Maan Farms.

At Taves there are many activities available including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, u-pick apple orchard, hay rides, pedal carts, jumping pillows, petting zoo, country store and various other kids’ activities.

In 2021, the Applebarn is open from 9 am to 6 pm every day from the beginning of September to Halloween. There’s a chance that there are slightly reduced hours on October 31st, as was the case last year.

Admission on weekends and holidays is $17.95 when purchased in advance online, and $14.95 on weekdays. The cheapest day to go is Wednesday, when admission is $11.95.

(Note: Admission costs are for the Applebarn which includes all activities listed above. Admission is free for the pumpkin patch and u-pick fields; you just pay for the produce.)

See the Taves Family Farm article for more details.

 

Applebarn Pumpkin Scarecrow
Taves Farms Applebarn

 

Pumpkin Patches in the City of Vancouver

Within the City of Vancouver there aren’t many places to see fields full of pumpkins. There is, however, Southlands Heritage Farms.

 

Southlands Heritage Farms

Located close to the Kerrisdale neighbourhood of Vancouver at 6767 Balaclava Street, Southlands is a smaller family-run farm. They have a tiny pumpkin patch, apple orchard, library lounge, farm animals and a straw pile. Folk can even help pitch in with tasks to get an authentic farm experience. As a “pumpkin patch” it’s small and best suited for just very young kids.

Admission costs $7 per person and comes with one free pumpkin each. The Southlands pumpkin patch is only open in October, with different hours on weekdays and weekends. Hours in 2021 are from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm on weekdays and 9:00 am until 5:00 pm on weekends.

Click Southlands Heritage Farms for more information.

 

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Surrey Pumpkin Patches

There are a number of farms with pumpkin patches in Surrey. They include Bose Farms and Rondriso Farms.

 

Bose and Sons Family Farm

Bose Farms features both a pumpkin patch and a corn maze for visitors to enjoy. They are located at 5948-156th Street which is at the corner of 64th Avenue and 156th Street.

Admission to the pumpkin patch is free with the purchase of a pumpkin while the corn maze costs around $7.50 for general admission, $6 for seniors and free for kids ages 4 and under. There are also family packs available for families of four for a discounted rate of $25.

The corn maze takes up to about an hour to get through and includes trivia questions that lead you to the next point. Later in the season there is also the night corn maze where flashlights or headlamps are recommended.

Other features at the farm include the pumpkin patch, fire pits, hay rides, a small market and a concession stand. Whenever the pumpkin patch or corn maze are open, produce is available for purchase at the market.

Bose Farms pumpkin patch was open on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 4 pm in October 2020. The corn maze was open September 1st until October 12th at various times and dates. In 2021, the corn maze is cancelled because of COVID-19. The status of the pumpkin patch is still to be confirmed as of early September.

See our article about the Bose Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch for more details.

 

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Rondriso Farms

This farm is a small-scale family operation committed to sustainable farming. They offer hay rides out to the pumpkin patch, cows and chickens to look at, and a general store to pick up fresh produce. Their wagon rides take place on weekends.

Exact dates and details are to be confirmed for the 2021 season, but it seems like they’ll be pretty similar to 2020. Last year the pumpkin patch was open from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on Mondays, 12:00 to 6:00 pm from Tuesdays to Thursdays, 12:00 to 8:00 pm on Fridays and 10:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekends.

Rondriso Farms is located at 8390-172nd Street which is about a 2-minute drive north of the Surrey Golf Club and Fraser Highway.

For more information click Rondriso Farms.

 

Rondriso Farms Pumpkin Patch
Pumpkins at Rondriso Farms

 

Langley Pumpkin Patches

Popular pumpkin patches in Langley include Aldor Acres and Eagle Acres.

 

Aldor Acres Family Farm

Aldor Acres is a family-run farm located at 8301-252nd Street which is just a short drive east of Fort Langley. It’s a very large farm that has lots of parking.

The pumpkin patch here costs $13 for general admission. Pumpkins cost extra. Due to the pandemic Aldor Acres was only accepting contactless payment methods including debit or credit cards with tap functionality in 2020. That may or may not be the case still in 2021.

Aldor Acres is open for the fall 2021 season from September 18th until October 31st from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm daily. Note: Because of COVID-19, the event is slightly scaled back. There are no tractor rides. Instead, you have to walk out to the pumpkin fields.

In years when there isn’t a pandemic, there are many activities for people of all ages at the farm. Within the main area is a petting zoo, hay pile, a market store, professional pumpkin carving and food stalls. Take a hay ride out to their 20 acres of pumpkin patches, or just walk out to the field close by. There are also interactive educational displays with historical farming equipment scattered around the main area.

A fun thing to do at Aldor Acres is to feed the animals with goodies that can be purchased at the farm. The farm also now requires folks to BYOB (bring your own bag) for pumpkin picking.

See our article about Aldor Acres Farm to learn more.

 

Aldor Acres Wagon Ride Guide
Aldor Acres in Langley

 

Eagle Acres Dairy Farm

Similar to Aldor Acres, Eagle Acres is a cash-only farm with an ATM on site. They are located at 8796-240th Street which is less than a 5-minute drive from Fort Langley.

Included in the admission price most years is a hay ride to the pumpkin patch, a tour of the dairy barn, a small petting zoo and visits with the farm animals.

To help keep everyone safe, however, because of COVID-19, 2020 was very different. Last year, Eagles Acres was running its pumpkin patch event as a “SaFarmi”, so like a safari where visitors could explore the farm from inside their vehicles.

In 2021, the farm is offering a SaFarmi experience on select dates in September. Dates for October are still to be confirmed as of early September. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $10 for children and seniors. For an additional $5 per ticket, folks can also explore the corn maze.

For more information see our article about the Eagle Acres Dairy Farm.

 

Eagle Acres Pumpkin Patch Pumpkin
Eagle Acres Pumpkin Patch in Langley

 

Delta Pumpkin Patches

Westham Island is where you’ll find a pumpkin patch to explore in Delta.

 

Westham Island Herb Farm

A smaller farm located at 4690 Kirkland Road in Ladner, Westham Island Herb Farm features a pumpkin patch, a carved pumpkin display close to Halloween and a small shop to purchase local produce.

Admission was free in 2020 and they were open from the end of September until October 31st from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm every day. 2021 details will likely be comparable.

Click the Westham Island Herb Farm website to learn more.

 

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Tips and Advice

Below are some suggestions to help you make the most out of your pumpkin patch experiences.

 

Suggestions for Before You Go

TIP #1: If you can, combine your trip to a pumpkin patch with a visit to other places of interest in the area. A lot of the farms listed above are close to additional pumpkin patches and other great attractions.

TIP #2: All of the farms listed above take cash; however, not all places take debit or credit. It’s best to come prepared with more than one payment option just in case.

TIP #3: If you are planning on buying a pumpkin, make sure to bring supplies to either clean the pumpkin or protect your car. Since the pumpkins are fresh from the field they usually come coated with dust, dirt or other material from outside.

TIP #4: Dress appropriately! As all of the venues listed above are operational farms, they can get quite dirty and dusty, not to mention muddy after it rains. We recommend wearing boots and casual clothes (so leave the high heels at home). As well, it is always smart to bring a jacket in case it gets cold or wet.

 

Other Things to Consider

TIP #5: Try to buy your pumpkin near the end of your visit so you don’t have to worry about carrying it around or taking multiple trips to your car and back.

TIP #6: Each of the venues listed above are different and great in their own way. Some are very simple, others are extensive attractions with lots of extra things to do, and most are great for families with young children. Read the descriptions and check out the official venue websites to see which will be a good match for you and your group.

TIP #7: If you visit a pumpkin patch in the Fraser Valley don’t forget to fill up with gas. Prices in Chilliwack and Abbotsford are typically quite a bit cheaper than other parts of the Lower Mainland.

 

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