Oct 16

Harvesting Family Fun: Must-Visit Pumpkin Patches in the Fraser Valley

It’s the season of cozy sweaters, apple cider, and of course, pumpkin patches! There’s something undeniably magical about visiting a pumpkin patch with your family in the fall. It’s like stepping into a storybook, where fields are dotted with plump, orange pumpkins just waiting to be picked. So wrap up in your scarves and jackets and head out to one of the pumpkin patches in the Fraser Valley this fall for some old fashioned family fun.

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Taves Family Farms Pumpkin Patch

This family-owned and operated farm has been around since the 1930s, captivating hearts and helping families make memories with activities and events all year round. Known affectionately by locals as “The Applebarn,” harvest season is a very special time at Taves Family Farm, with tons of family fun like a corn maze, u-pick apples, hayrides, a petting barn, and a pumpkin garden so you can make some memories at home too!

Swing by the Applebarn Country Store before you head out for fresh apple cider, apple pies and more!

Open Monday – Sunday, 9:30 am -5:30pm

Visit Taves Family Farm on Instagram @tavesfarms

How to find it:  Located at 333 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford


Greendale Acres

While this list is all about pumpkin patches, at the family-owned and operated Greendale Acres, corn is the star of the show at this farm this season. Celebrating the 25th anniversary of their corn season, prepare to be amazed at their giant 12 acre corn maze (and past visitors be warned: the design changes every year!) 

When you’ve conquered the ears (sorry for the corn-y jokes), head over to the wonderful pumpkin patch, and don’t miss the animal barn, giant jumping pillow, hay maze, and tractor and hayrides, and fire pits for rental.

Open Monday – Friday 2 pm – 9 pm, Saturday 9 am – 9 pm, Sunday 9 am – 7pm

Visit  Greendale Acres on Instagram @greendaleacresfarm

How to find it:  41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack


Harrison Pumpkin Festival

The celebrated Harrison Sunflower Festival transforms into a magnificent Pumpkin Festival for the fall season. The backdrop of the mountains and over 20 varieties of pumpkins to pick from at Onos Farms means you’ll be sure to snag one you like, whether you’re planning a pie or a jack o’ lantern. 

The price of entry gets you “all-you-can-carry” pumpkins–but here’s the catch, you literally must be able to literally carry them in your arms (no cheating! Trolleys, carts, or any carrying device is not allowed!)

Open Thursday and Friday: 11am-5pm, Saturday and Sunday: 10am-5pm, Monday, Oct 9 

Visit the Harrison Sunflower Fest (and Pumpkin Patch) on Instagram @harrisonsunflowerfest

How to find it:  Located at  5039 Lougheed Highway, Agassiz

Aldor Acres

Bring your own bag or wagon, because you’ll find pumpkins of all shapes, colours and sizes at Aldor Acres Family Farm, named after owners and grandparents Albert and Dorothy Anderson (Al + Dor!)   

Stroll through the pumpkin patch and say hello to the animals freely roaming through five acres of land. This family farm is home to a variety of friendly farm inhabitants, including pigs, ducks, goats, donkeys, chickens, sheep, bunnies, emus, horses and cows (but note, you’ll have to leave your pooch at home, as dogs are not allowed for the safety of the farm animals.)

Stop in at the Farm Market while you’re there and pick up fresh produce, preserves, honey, meat, eggs and snacks. 

Open daily, check social media for hours.

Visit Aldor Acres Family Farm on Instagram @aldoracres

How to find it: Located at 24990-84 Avenue,  Langley


Mission City Farmers Market

While it’s not exactly a pumpkin patch, if you’re looking for the perfect pumpkin—or a variety of shapes, sizes, and flavours of pumpkin–the Mission City Farmers Market has all kinds of seasonal produce from Fraser Valley farmers, delicious food vendors, and locally made goods, from jams and pickles to handcrafted wares. 

The farmers market is a great way to spend a fall morning, so grab your basket and enjoy the live music while you peruse the pumpkins (and there are kids activities on site too!)

Open Saturdays, 9 am -2 pm (last day October 21st, 2023)

Visit  Mission City Farmers Market on Instagram @missioncityfarmersmarket

How to find it:  Centennial Park, South Side Mission 

Annual Pumpkin Smash Derby at Hope Motorsports Group 

The Hope Motorsports Group Annual Pumpkin Smash is a thrilling combination of motorsports and pumpkin smashing. Taking place on Saturday, October 28, keep an eye on their Facebook page as they confirm the event details!

How to find it: Located at 1005 6th Avenue, Hope Sports Bowl