5 Great Fraser Valley Pumpkin Patches

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

We are all trying to find things to do in the Fraser Valley at this time of year. One of the best and most fun things to check out is your local pumpkin patch! Not only full of delightful orange orbs in all shapes and sizes, most of these local farms have fun family activities as well as snacks and warm drinks to ease the Autumn chill.

Rain or shine, visiting a pumpkin patch is a fun way to enjoy the Fraser Valley’s bounty in the Fall.

Here are five great Fraser Valley pumpkin patches. Please comment and let us know where your favourite is located!

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Aldor Acres
Hayrides, their well-known farm animal displays with adorable baby animals, a huge pumpkin patch and great events (such as the Pumpkin Fun Run) make this local pumpkin patch a longstanding family favourite!

24990 84th Avenue, Langley
7 days/week 9AM – 5PM
$7 per child – price includes 1 pumpkin that they can carry, $4 adults – does not include pumpkin, $30 per family (parents + own children).

Cloverdale Country Farms
This spot is a relatively new kid on the block and we hear they are Surrey’s best little pumpkin patch! The exciting hay bale maze allows kids to burn off some energy from that Halloween candy sugar buzz and they can choose their own pumpkin on the way! Bouncy Castle will be available weather-permitting.

5688 168 Street, Surrey
7 days/week 10AM – 4:30PM
Children $4 (includes pumpkin), adults by donation of non-perishable food item for Surrey Food Bank.

Laity Pumpkin Patch
Besides a perfect pumpkin for all, Laity Pumpkin Patch has a variety of attractions which make this a great place to spend a few hours. Tractor-wagon rides, panning for ‘gold’, a cornfusing corn maze, live and wooden animals, a mushroom forest complete with gnomes and fairies, dinosaurs, vegetable gardens and a frontier town!

21145 128th Avenue, Maple Ridge
Monday – Friday 1:30PM – 5:00PM, Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 9:30AM – 5:00PM
$4 per person, under 2 free

Maan Farms
This Abbotsford pumpkin patch grows twenty five varieties of pumpkins! Access to the pumpkin patch is free of charge; please phone to enquire about group tours. Papa Jo’s corn maze is a great way to have some fun getting lost with your favourite people. Kids will love to blow off steam at the Kidz Corral and adults will love the local food available at Maan’s Country Market.

790 McKenzie Road, Abbotsford
7 days/week 9AM – 6PM

Petey’s Pumpkin Patch
This Chilliwack pumpkin patch is so much fun. It features train and wagon rides, fun maze, family fun zone featuring bounce rides (including Petey the giant pumpkin!), farm animals and a full concession. If you’re up for a fright, one of the Fraser Valley’s best haunted houses is on the same grounds. Reapers Haunted Attraction is tamer during the day if you have little ones (or scaredy-cat big ones), but at night – look out! No, really… look out!

9423 Gibson Road, Chilliwack
11AM – 4PM until October 30th
Great Big Boo trick-or-treat event on October 31st 11AM – 6PM
$7 per person, $24 for family of four

The Applebarn at Taves Family Farms
This is a fun Abbotsford pumpkin patch with a super family focus! Besides picking your perfect pumpkin, you can pick apples right off the trees, tackle a challenging Corn Quest Maze, enjoy a hay ride, ride a pony, learn how bees make honey and so much more.

333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford
August to December, click here for hours of operation

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2 Responses to “5 Great Fraser Valley Pumpkin Patches”

  1. terrah says:

    We LOVE Aldor Acres, go very year!

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