It is officially time to get into the harvest and Halloween spirit, and what better way to start than visiting a pumpkin patch?
There are plenty around the Lower Mainland and to make things easy for you, we have compiled a list of some go-to spots to pick the perfect pumpkin. Keep in mind some charge a nominal admission fee.
Pick a perfect pumpkin, visit the farm animals, and explore the apple orchard at this Vancouver farm. The pumpkins have already been harvested and are spread around the orchard for easy choosing.
This Richmond pumpkin patch offers fun for the whole family, including costumed entertainers like Polly Pumpkin, Strawberry Shortcake and Korny Corn. With music, decorations, and a plethora of pumpkins, there is plenty of fall-themed fun at this farm.
There are plenty of pumpkins to choose from at Ladner’s Halloween headquarters. During the last 10 days of October, the farm puts out up to 150 carved pumpkins that are lit every evening. After picking your pumpkin, be sure to check out the on-site “haunted” house that is perfect fun for the little ones.
Sit back on a hay bale and savour Surrey’s countryside on a tractor-pulled ride from the Bose Corn Maze to the pumpkin patch in search of your perfect Jack-o’-Lantern for Halloween. Pumpkins weigh anywhere from five to 100 pounds.
When: Weekends in October
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Where: 64th Avenue & 156th Street, Surrey
Admission: Hay wagon ride free with purchase of pumpkin.
Besides pumpkins, Gabriel Farms also features hayrides, a petting zoo, and a mini corn maze. The farm will have their annual pumpkin carving contest on October 8. And to really get you in the spirit of Halloween, a bonfire will take place on October 29. The farm accepts cash only.
Go on a tractor ride, visit the chicken coop, enter the goat palace, get spooked in the haunted house and then search for the best pumpkin. Port Kells pumpkin patch offers a variety of activities to make a day of family fun.
This family farm carries a hearty selection of pumpkins, mini-pumpkins, and gourds, that are perfectly suited for your Halloween needs. After visiting the patch, head down to the farmers market and general store to pick up some tasty treats and produce.
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At Aldor Acres, there is no shortage of variety with over 15 types of pumpkins spread across the farm’s 20 acres. After you’re done with pumpkin picking, head over to say hello to the animals or go for a tractor-pulled hayride.
The Laity Pumpkin Patch has expanded this year, with a north area for children under six, and a south area for children six and up. Oh and of course, thousands of pumpkins everywhere!
This pumpkin patch at Fantasy Farms has more than 5000 square metres of indoor activities, as well as a covered train and wagon. New on site this year is Guerilla Q authentic Southern style BBQ Ribs, brisket, pulled pork and more.
When: Sunday, October 1 to Tuesday, October 31
Time: Noon to 4 pm on weekdays, 11 am to 4 pm on weekends
Where: 9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack
Tickets: $8 per person, $25 for a family pass. Pumpkins $2-$25
It’s worth making a day trip to this family farm. With a 12-acre corn maze, a variety of pumpkins, a giant jumping pillow, an indoor hay bale maze, a corn train and farm animals, your day will be filled with non-stop fall fun.
At Willow View, they grow more than 50 varieties of pumpkins, including giants ranging from 50-100+ pounds! At the weekend, enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch where you can pick your own, or any of the week grab a wagon and walk out to the patch.
When: Every day in October
Time: Monday to Saturday 9 am to 5:30 pm, Sundays 11 am to 5:30 pm
Where: 288 McCallum Road, Abbotsford
Admission: Free. Hayrides are $2.50.
Make a stop at this family-run farm for a pumpkin patch adventure in the Abbotsford countryside.
The pumpkin patch at Maan farms is open every weekend in October. With live entertainment, a carving station, a corn maze, a fortress, and treats from farm’s country kitchen, this should definitely be on your ‘fall things to do’ list.