While October brings fall colors, a return to school for kids, talk of the changing of the season, it also means it is time for an annual trip to the local Vancouver pumpkin patch. While Halloween is the most popular night of the season for many, there is an entire month of great fall things to do in Vancouver in October. Whether you are looking for the perfect pumpkin or some outdoor fun for the kids, or maybe want some great sunset photos in a farm field, this list of the best pumpkin patches in Vancouver will give you everything you need to know about having a great outdoor day!
We all know that most of the farms are outside of the city of Vancouver so this list includes a lot of farms in the Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley! While you are out visiting one of these farms, take some time to see what other great things you can do in the Fraser Valley! There are plenty of fall events! Remember to pack for the weather, and bring boots, the pumpkin patch in Vancouver can often be muddy, even on a sunny day!
Tips for Visiting Vancouver Pumpkin Patches
Tip #1: Dress for the weather and bring boots for kids, even on sunny days! The farms can be muddy and have soft ground, even on sunny days.
Tip #2: Check to see if the farms take credit cards before arriving. While most do, when picking pumpkins in the fields sometimes it is cash only. Be prepared and bring some cash!
Tip #3: Bring a bag for your pumpkin (right out to the field)! The perfect pumpkin can often be muddy or dirty. Bring a bag to put the pumpkin in. It also makes it easier to carry and to take back to your car
Tip #4: Check to make sure the pumpkin is hard on all sides. When we have wet weather, the bottom of the pumpkins can rot. Make sure your pumpkin does not have any soft spots, or it will likely not make it until Halloween.
Tip #5: If you did not park close to the farm (they do get very busy) try and get your pumpkin at the end of your visit to the farm. It means you are not carrying it around the whole time (and another reason that you want to bring a bag with you!)
Tip #7: Some pumpkin patches in the lower mainland sell online tickets. So check with each farm in advance!
After you have finished this post, check out this post on other fun fall activities in Vancouver
Metro Vancouver: Surrey Pumpkin Farms
Port Kells Pumpkin Patch
Port Kells Nurseries plants over 10 000 pumpkin seeds every year to supply the Port Kells Pumpkin Patch. Admission is free this year and includes access to the pumpkin patch, outdoor play areas, animal attractions and the cedar maze.
Port Kells Pumpkin Patch is located at 18730 88th Ave, Surrey
Port Kells Pumpkin Patch Hours Oct 1-31 2022 9:00am to 6:00pm
Rondriso Farms Pumpkin Patch
Rondriso Pumpkin Patch has more than just pumpkins. They have a general store and offer offer gourds, cornstalks, mini-pumpkins and hay bales! Things are a bit different for 2020 but that does not mean there is not fun to be had at this Surrey pumpkin patch. Hay wagon rides go from 10:00-6:00 on weekends, holidays and professional days. Hayrides are available on Mondays from 3:00-6:00, Tuesdays to Thursday from 12:00-6:00, and on Fridays from 12:00-8:00 throughout the month of October.
Rondriso Farms is located at 8390 172nd St, Surrey
Pumpkin Picking Hours: October 1-31 2022 Mondays 3:00-6:00, Tuesday to Friday 1:00-6:00 Weekends 10:00-6:00
Admission: Entrance to the Pumpkin Patch is $5 per person (aged 2 and up) and Hayrides to the field are an additional $2 each.
Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch
The Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch is located at Gabriel farms and is a popular fall attraction in South Surrey. The farmers at Hazelmere grow a wide variety of different pumpkins, perfect for carving, colourful displays, and pumpkin pie! Admission includes a hayride to the field, a mini corn maze, access to the farm animal interaction areas and the play areas.
Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch Surrey is located at 18507 20th Ave
Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch hours Monday to Friday 1:00-5:00 Saturday to Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm
Admission: $7.50 per person (aged 2 and under are free). Admission does not include a pumpkin. Pumpkins are sold by size and weight.
Metro Vancouver: Langley Pumpkin Patches
Below you will find some of the best pumpkin patches in Langley.
Aldor Acres Pumpkin Patch
Aldor Acres is a popular pumpkin picking experience located in Langley. They offer animals, hay rides, pumpkins and an authentic farm experience. Tickets can be bought online so check their site before you head to the farm!
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
Eagle Acres Pumpkin Patch
Eagle Acres Pumpkin Patch with the goal of keeping the animals and guests all calm and safe during their visit to the farm and pumpkin patch. The barn and courtyard area were designed to be free of vehicle traffic. The animals on this working farm are for education, visiting, and interaction while respecting the animal’s personal space and therefore not causing mental stress. This year Eagle Acres has 25 varieties of pumpkins and gourds.
Eagle Acres is open Oct. 1–31 2022 (excluding Oct. 3-5, 11, 17, 24), 2:00pm – 5:00 pm weekdays, 10am–5pm weekends and Thanksgiving Day.
Location: 8796 240th St, Langley
Admission: Adult Admission – $12 + Gst Children/Seniors Admission – $10 + Gst, Under 2 years free
Krause Berry Farms Pumpkin Patch
Krause berry farms is very well known for berries, but it also has a U-Pick pumpkin field and large market. Make sure you come hungry because Krause Berry Farms is serving up fresh, hot waffles (including pumpkin flavour) at its walk-in waffle bar, featuring outdoor covered and garden seating. Or, on weekends only, Krause offers a drive-in waffle bar — so you can devour them in your car, create a picnic in the grass, or take them to go! Krause also has wine tasting.
Krause Berry Farms and Langley U-Pick Pumpkin Hours: Wed–Sun, 9:30am–5pm
Location: 6179 248th st, Langley
Metro Vancouver: Abbotsford Pumpkin Patches
These are some of the Abbotsford pumpkin patches you can visit.
Maan Farms Abbotsford Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
Fall at the Farm at Maan Farms is open and ready for visitors in 2022. 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 delicious butter chicken, chickpea curry, and a variety of other meals. Maan Farms is also known for having the most frightening haunted corn maze. Maan farms believe deeply in home-style hospitality and pride itself on offering a welcoming experience for everyone who visits.
Maan Farms is open every day from 9am – 6pm. Select evenings have the Haunted Corn maze until 10pm or 11pm
Location: 790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
Maan Farms also has an evening of Horrors! You can read more about it and other Haunted Houses in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.
Taves Family Farm (AKA The Applebarn)
Taves Family Farm boasts a huge apple orchard, pumpkin patch and kids activities, plan to spend a few hours here as it is one of the fun things to do in the fraser valley at any time of the year! 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 also has 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.
Hours: 9am – 6pm (farm attractions open at 10am)
Location: 333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford
Willowview farms is open for the 2021 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!
Willowview Farms is open Monday to Sat 9:00 to 5:30 and Sunday 11:00 to 5:30.
Location: 288 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
Metro Vancouver Corn Maze: Chilliwack
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 Monday – Friday 2pm – 9pm, Saturday 9am – 9pm Sunday 9am – 6pm
Location: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
2021 Rates: Adult – $14.50 (ages 15+) Kids – $12.50 (ages 3-14) Seniors – $12.50 (65+) 2 yrs and under – Free
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