All Hallow's Eve is nearly upon us and Metro Vancouverites are heading to the stores to get their ghoulish getups and spooky decorations.
If you plan on decorating before Halloween, numerous farms across the Lower Mainland are selling pumpkins and offering fun fall activities for the whole family.
These pumpkin patches offer far more than simply jack-o-lantern canvases. Whether you enjoy a good ol’ fashioned hayride, a nice glass of wine, a slice of delectable apple pie, or even a bone-chilling chase through a corn maze, these fun spots have you covered.
Pumpkin Patches in the Lower Mainland
Maan Farms Fall Festival
A family-friendly fall festival complete with a massive pumpkin patch, adorable baby goats, corn mazes and festive treats takes place in the Lower Mainland until Nov. 1.
Guests will enjoy the "Enchanted Pumpkin Patch" — North America’s only patch of all-white pumpkins — as well as the Classic Pumpkin Patch, where guests can take pictures in the pumpkin house and with a princess every Saturday and Sunday until Halloween.
Where: 790 McKenzie Rd., Abbotsford
When: Daily from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. until Nov. 1.
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Richmond Country Farms
Guests may enjoy a beautiful "pumpkin promenade," corn maze, and various vendors at Richmond Country Farms until Halloween. They can also ride out to the pumpkin patch on a tractor-drawn wagon, "with an entertainer who will make sure your ride is enjoyable at all times."
For your safety and the others around you, social distancing measures have been put in place on the wagon ride.
Where: 12900 Steveston Highway, Richmond
When: Daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. until Oct. 31.
View tickets online with Richmond Country Farms.
Willow View Farms Pumpkin Patch
The petting zoo is not open for the 2021 season but Willow View welcomes guests to make their selection from their vast assortment of pumpkins. They grow over 50 varieties of pumpkins (including giants ranging from 50-100+lbs).
Where: 288 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford
When: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. until Halloween.
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Southlands Heritage Farm
Southlands invites guests to pick a pumpkin as well as to explore the "magical farming oasis in the city."
Most Pumpkins have already been harvested and are spread around the orchard for easy choosing and visitors are free to meet the goats, chickens, and horses. You are recommended to buy your ticket in advance.
Where: 6767 Balaclava St., Vancouver
When: Weekdays from 3:30 - 7 p.m. and weekends from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. until Oct. 31
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Aldor Acres Pumpkin Patch
In addition to a wide variety of pumpkins, Aldor Acres offers five acres worth of "open-air animal interactions" including pigs, ducks, goats, donkeys, chickens, sheep, bunnies, emus, horses, cows, and more. They also offer a range of products, snacks, honey, and preserves.
Pumpkins are not included in the ticket price and you must book a time slot in advance.
Where: 8301 252 St., Langley
When: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. until Oct. 31
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Pumpkin Patch at Chilliwack Corn Maze
The Chilliwack Corn Maze is home to 15 varieties of pumpkin, a giant jumping pillow, pedal bikes, and much more. They also have a host of adorable farm animals.
Where: 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack
When: Monday to Friday from 2 - 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. until Oct. 31
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Petey’s Pumpkin Patch
This pumpkin patch offers plenty of pumpkins, train rides, treats, and animals. There's also a maze.
Where: 9423 Gibson Rd., Chilliwack
When: Monday to Friday from 1 - 5 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. until Oct. 31.
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