October brings fall colors, a return to school for kids, talk of the changing of the season, and an annual trip to the local Abbotsford pumpkin patch. While Halloween is the most popular night of the season, there is an entire month to enjoy a trip to a local farm and enjoy the pumpkin patch and plenty more activities. If you are looking for the biggest pumpkin you can carry, a beautiful white pumpkin, or decorative gourds, these pumpkin patches in Abbotsford will give you that, and more! Whether you are bringing the family, or looking for local produce, or want to enjoy some local wines or ciders, these Abbotsford pumpkin patches offer more than just pumpkins!
Maan Farms Abbotsford Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
Fall at the Farm at Maan Farms is open for the 2020 season from Sept 25th to Nov 1st. Your Fall at the Farm pass includes the pumpkin patch, petting zoo, Frozen themed corn maze, jumping pillow, zip line, pedal cart track, and multiple play structures.
Maan Farms also has wine tastings which include grapes and berries grown on Mann Farm, fresh baked goods, Mamma Maan’s kitchen serving delishous butter chicken, chickpea curry and a variety of other meals.
Maan farms believes deeply in home-style hospitality and prides itself on offering a welcoming experience for everyone who visits.
Maan Farms is open everyday from 9am – 6pm. Select evenings have the Haunted Corn maze until 10pm or 11pm
Location: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
Taves Family Farm (AKA The Applebarn)
Taves Family Farm is celebrating 30 years in 2020. With a huge apple orchard, pumpkin patch and kids activities, plan to spend a few hours here. Kids can visit the petting zoo, play on the jumping pillow, ride tricycles, play on the barn play structure and explore the many photo opportunities throughout the farm.
Taves Farm recently opened a cidery as well. Ciders are currently only available at the farm, so pop into the Taves Cidery and try a flight of their ciders, each named after one of the animals on the farm.
Taves Family Farm is open daily September 5th thru October 30th. The shopping is open at 9:00am and the rest of the farm attractions open at 10:00am. Taves farm closes at 6pm. Hayrides are open 10:30-4:30 on weekdays and 10:00-6:00 on weekends. Masks are required on hayrides. October 31st hours 9:00-5:00
Location: 333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford
Willowview farms is open for the 2020 season. They take pride in providing local produce to the community and offer U Pick fields for visitors. Willowview grows 20 varieties of apples and 50 varieties of pumpkins! Hayrides, playground and picnic area are closed for the 2020 season.
Willowview Farms is open Monday to Sat 9:00 to 5:30 and Sunday 11:00 to 5:30.
Location: 288 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
Nearby Pumpkin Patches:
Aldor Acres Langley
Aldor Acres is a great pumpkin patch choice in the Fraser Valley. They offer animals, hay rides, pumpkins and an authentic farm experience.
Aldor Acres offers a unique farm drive through for 2020. From the comfort & safety of your own vehicle, you will experience 80 acres of beautiful farmland scattered with fall colours – sunflowers, corn, barley fields, old-growth forest, cottonwood groves, and over 20 acres of pumpkins. Not to mention, you will be up close and personal with the animals, as you DRIVE-THRU our barns. Pigs, ducks, goats, donkeys, chickens, sheep, rabbits, emus, horses and calves. During the drive you can stop and pick your pumpkin. The Drive-thru experience is 1 hour.
Aldor Acres is open 9am to 6pm until Oct 31st. Tickets are available online for pre purchase and it is recommended you prepurchase tickets for the weekends.
Location: 8301 252nd St, Langley
For More Pumpkin Patches in Langley, check out the Guide to the Top Langley Pumpkin Patches
Chilliwack Corn Maze and Pumpkin Farm
The Chilliwack Corn Maze is a carefully planned out maze on 12 acres of farmland in Chilliwack. Would you believe they start the design process 4-6 months in advance! They have been operating since 1999 and now have a pumpkin patch to visit. There are also pedal carts, a jumping pillow, animals and more.
Chilliwack Corn Maze is open M-F 12:00 to 9:00pm, Sat and Sun 9:00am to 9:00pm.
Location: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
So Which is the Best Pumpkin Patch in Abbotsford?
This one is a tricky answer because everyone has their own favorites. Whether it is the nostalgia of visiting from years gone by, taking photos of their children each year, or little memories of their own childhoods.
I personally loved Maan Farms outdoor area for the kids in 2020. With social distancing at the top of mind for visitors, there is lots of room for the kids to spread out in the petting zoo, on the tricycle track and on the multiple play areas. Whether they are following the hopping bunnies, or zipping on the zipline, there is plenty to occupy them. Their fruit wines are also a nice treat for mom and dad and their hot lunch options are delish!
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