Grab the kids and your seasonal spirit, because it’s time to find your perfect pumpkin.
We have scoured the Lower Mainland for the best places to turn your pumpkin hunt into family fun.
Read on to find a perfect pumpkin patch near you.
With a library, giant straw pile, farm animals, a fireplace, and an apple orchard to explore, there is no shortage of farm fun to be had at Southlands. The pumpkins here have already been harvested to make it as easy as possible for you, but are placed in their beautiful field for the thrill of the hunt. You and yours can even join in daily farm chores to learn about what it takes to run a farm.
Southlands Farm is open from 9am until 6pm on weekdays and from 10am until 5pm on weekends until the end of October. Visit the farm website for more information.
The Roadside Festival really does boast fun for all ages with a corn maze just for the little ones, tons of daily games for kids, a larger corn maze, food trucks, a beer garden and even a beer tasting corn maze for the adults. Dogs are welcome, encouraged even, as there is a doggy bar stocked with yummy canine treats. Roadside is taking place in the same field where the annual Abbotsford Tulip Festival happens except now the field is full of beautiful pumpkins waiting to be harvested.
Admission is $5 for anyone under 18 years of age and $10 for those who are older. Open all month long, you can stop by any day of the week from 11am until 6pm. Visit the Roadside website for more information.
Petey’s Pumpkin Patch offers much more than just farm fresh pumpkins, with a massive indoor space featuring a train, mazes, music, BBQ concession, Petey the giant pumpkin, and wagon rides out into the beautiful pumpkin patch.
This patch is open daily during the month of October from 11am until 4pm on weekdays and until 5pm on weekends, including Thanksgiving. Admission costs $8 per person but $25 for a family of four. For more details, see Petey’s website.
The Chilliwack Corn Maze has been a Lower Mainland favourite fall venue for years. With their impressive 12 acre corn maze, indoor hay bale maze, giant jumping pillow, pedal carts, duck races, corn train, petting zoo, tire mountain, fire pit, and more, there is absolutely no shortage of activities. The pumpkin patch features over 15 varieties of pumpkins so you can surely find the perfect one – or three.
Open until the end of October, admission costs are $11 per person. Visit the Chilliwack Corn Maze website for hours of operation and more information.
If you’d like to add a little spookiness to your hunt, head to West Island Herb Farm where there is a haunted house perfect for your little ones. Then wander the farm and visit donkeys, highland steer, and goats before heading into the patch to pick your own pumpkin. There are also tons of seasonal veggies grown to perfection that you can purchase to add some farm fresh goodness to your meals. During the last ten days of October, there will be a display of over 100 carved and lit jack-o-lanterns to get you in the Halloween spirit.
For more information, visit the West Island Herb Farm website.
For a more animal-filled pumpkin search, check out Eagle Acres Dairy Farm. It’s full of friendly creatures like rabbits, goats, cows, and kittens who love to say hi and cuddle. You can take a hayride out to the pumpkin patch and, on November 1st, you can return to the farm to watch all the unused pumpkins get stomped by cows!
This is the last year that Aldor Acres will be in this location, so stop by before they move.
Eagle Acres is open every Saturday and Sunday until the end of the month. Visit their website for more information.
New this year at Port Kells is their all-natural grass maze. See if you can crack the code and make it out in record time. There is also tractor hay-bale rides, a chicken coop, and tons of farm animals to visit.
Admission is $5 but that goes towards your perfect pumpkin, concession treats, or other nursery products. The nursery is open every day until the end of the month from 9am until 6pm. Visit the Port Kells website for more information.
Rondriso Farms boast some of the biggest and best quality pumpkins in the area. You have the option of harvesting your own pumpkin from the field or picking one from their batch of ready-to-go pumpkins. You can take a hay-bale ride out to the fields before visiting with their cows and chickens. Make sure to peruse their general store stocked full of farm fresh treats and veggies, too.
Rondriso Farms is open on weekdays from 3pm until 6pm and on weekends from 10am until 6pm. Visit their website for more information.