October came quickly, but I’m not complaining! With an assortment of Fall activities in full swing, this is truly one of my favourite months of the year. If you’re like me and you’re ready to begin celebrating the Fall festivities by visiting a pumpkin patch over the weekend, keep on reading.
Last year, I visited Maan Farms on October 4th and it was a great way to kick off the month. Maan farms is filled with tons of pumpkins so you and your friends/family can grab a pumpkin to carve, gorgeous flowers if you’re wanting to capture photos while you’re there, a very fun corn maze, and an assortment of tasty fall treats in case you get hungry. As some would say, it’s sort of like a Fall Disneyland! Open throughout the week at 790 McKenzie Road in Abbotsford, I would highly recommend checking it out! Cost: $18.
Another location that’s perfect for good old-fashioned Fall fun is Petey’s pumpkin patch. There are tons of pumpkins and even a train for you and your family to enjoy. This pumpkin patch is great for those of you with younger kids, is open throughout the week, and is located at 9423 Gibson Road in Chilliwack. The cost is $8 to $10 with a non-perishable food item.
In addition to its kid-friendly Petey’s pumpkin patch, Fantasy Farms is also home to Reapers Maze of Terror which is a ‘haunted’ attraction. As Vancouver’s Best Places explains, “whereas the corn maze at Petey’s pumpkin patch is ideal for small children, Reapers is a corn maze for older youth and adults.” They have combined the features of their previous haunted house, haunted maze, and the large corn maze, and turned everything into Reapers Maze of Terror! The new attraction combines the best of its three former elements and it’s being highly spoken of across the board. If you like haunted houses and spooky corn mazes, you’ll love Reapers. It’s worth the drive out to see!
For those of you wanting to stay in the North Vancouver region, Loutet Farm pumpkin patch is a great local spot to visit. You can bring your family to pick a pumpkin, press apples for fresh apple juice, and celebrate their community market. There will also be activities for kids, farm tours, and live music from the Pacific Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Society this year. Entrance is by a minimum donation of $5 per pumpkin. Please note this event will open up October 19th, so save the date.
Are you looking forward to visiting a pumpkin patch this weekend? I’ll be heading to Maan Farms again this Saturday, and I can’t wait! If you have a go-to location, please comment below and let me know where to check out in the coming weeks!