Events

Fraser Valley & Vancouver Events

 

October & November 2020

 

Abbotsford

Taves Apple Barn & Cidery
Taves is celebrating 30 years this year! They recently opened up a cidery with lots of outdoor seating where kids can pet and feed the goats while the adults enjoy a beverage.  Then there is also the main farm with u-pick apples, pumpkin patch, petting zoo, corn cannon, corn maze, hay rides, jumping pillow, pony rides and pedal karts.  Then there is is their famous apple cider! They have a well -stocked market store as well.  Located at 333 Gladwin Rd.  They are open every day 10-6 until October 30.

Willowview Farms
Another local favorite is Willowview farms.  They have a large orchard full of several varieties of apples.  Admission onto the farm is free, they offer u-pick or already picked apples. They have a petting zoo area (limited due to covid) a well stocked farm market, pumpkin patch and amazing apples slushies! Located at 288 McCallum Rd. Open Mon-Sat 9-530 and Sunday 11-530 rain or shine.

Maan Farms 
There is no shortage of things to do at Maans Farms County Experience and Estate Winery.  They have year-round activities like Barnyard Adventure plus addition seasonal activities. For October check out their Haunted Corn Maze, Frozen-themed corn maze for kids and pumpkin patch.  Open daily 9-6pm tickets can be purchased online, book ahead and save $. Located at 790 McKenzie Rd.

Chilliwack

Peteys Pumpkin Patch

Peteys has not 1 but 3 pumpkin patches!  They also have train rides, an interactive games area and a petting zoo, this year they have added a new feature called Fort Runamuk.  Check their website for the daily hours of operation. Tickets are $8 per person. Located at 9423 GIBSON RD.

Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

Run by two families with 12 acres of maze,  this pumpkin patch has no shortage of things to do from a kids corn maze, adult maze, pedal cars, indoor hay bale maze, kids ride on tractors, pumpkin patch (with 125 varieties of pumpkins), jumping pillow, duck race, tractor rides, Mini Tricycle Area, Fire Pits, Hay Rides, Giant Sandbox and Swing area, tire mountain, swings, corn box, cow roping, tether balls. Spend time with your family and friends and reserve a fire pit area. Flashlight maze – do the maze in the dark (not recommended for younger children).

Buy your tickets online or do the free drive-up pumpkin patch.  Located at 41905 Yale Road West, Chilliwack, BC, V2R 4J4. Open rain or shine Monday – Friday 12 noon – 9 pm and Saturday and Sunday 9 am – 9 pm until Halloween.

Delta

Westham Island Herb Farm

More than just a seasonal pumpkin patch, Westham has a whole market of produce and herbs open May to October 31. They also carryhttps://www.hazelmerepumpkinpatch.ca/ local soap, honey, meat, dairy and flowers.  Located at 4690 Kirkland Road Open daily 10-5pm

Langley

Harvest Tour at The Bog at Riverside Cranberry Farm
Langley is famous for its cranberries. Take in a self-guided tour and enjoy a restorative stroll in the crisp autumn air around Riverside Farm’s cranberry bog. Snap some unforgettable photos, learn about the rich tradition of cranberry farming, and bring home your own freshly harvested cranberries in time for Thanksgiving. And if you like, venture right into the bog! (We provide the waders, or view it from Riverside’s own flat-bottom boat.) Oct. 7–10. Tickets $11 (children), $19 (general admission); booking and info at riversidecranberries.ca

Aldor Acres Family Farm
True to its name, visitors of all ages will love Aldor Acres Family Farm. On foot or in your vehicle, you can explore the farm’s 4-kilometre loop. Get up-close with friendly animals, scores of pumpkins, and more! Until Oct. 31, 9am–6pm daily. Starting from $20 per vehicle (Drive-Thru option, Oct. 10 & 28 only) or $10 per person (if walking); booking and info at aldoracresfamilyfarm.ca/aldor

Eagle Acres ‘Safarmi’ Pumpkin Patch Drive-Thru
From the comfort of your vehicle, marvel at more than 200 animals from nine different species. Then step out into Eagle Acres’ sprawling pumpkin patch and choose from more than 15 varieties of pumpkin. Oct. 1–31 (excluding Oct. 5, 13, 19, 26), 2–5pm weekdays, 10am–5pm weekends and Thanksgiving Day. Starting from $12 per vehicle (pumpkin prices vary); booking and info at eagleacres.ca/pumpkin-covid

Krause Berry Farms
From the centre of a beautiful 200-acre estate, Krause Berry Farms is serving up fresh, hot waffles (including pumpkin flavour) at its walk-in waffle bar, featuring outdoor covered and garden seating. Or, on weekends only, Krause offers a drive-in waffle bar — so you can devour them in your car, create a picnic in the grass, or take them to go! Pumpkin waffles available until Oct. 31. Hours: Wed–Sun, 9:30am–5pm (drive-in Sat–Sun only, 9am–2pm). And be sure to find the perfect pumpkin to take home from the market or ‘U-pick’ field. Info: krauseberryfarms.com

Harvest High Tea at Tracycakes Bakery Café
Everything you love about High Tea — with a comforting fall theme. Enjoy seasonal “babycakes” and dainties, pumpkin scones with Devonshire cream & jam, and savoury finger sandwiches. $30 per person. Until Oct. 31. Reservations recommended; call 604.427.1424 to reserve your spot. Info: tracycakesonline.com

Grave Tales at the Fort Langley National Historic Site
A beloved Halloween tradition just for adults (18 and up)! Join the Fort’s expert storytellers as they share a two-hour program of spine-chilling stories while you walk through the Fort Langley village under cover of night. Oct. 8–30 (Thurs–Sun); 7, 8 and 9pm. Tours in English only; one French tour will be held Oct. 28, 7pm. Please note that each tour is limited to 10 guests; distancing protocols will be in effect and all guests are required to wear a mask. $22 per person, tickets from gravetales2020.brownpapertickets.com.

Driediger Farms Market
(open daily 9am–5pm) for U-pick pumpkins, beginning Oct. 2.

JD Farms Specialty Turkey
(Mon–Sat, 9am–6pm; Sun 10am–5pm) — Enjoy a delicious meal in the bistro but do not forget to bring home a turkey for Thanksgiving!

Maple Ridge

Laity Pumpkin Patch

With 2 locations open until Oct 31, there is lots to see.  They have a pumpkin town, pumpkin cannon, farm animals, pumpkin patch and obstacle course.  Located at 21145 128 Ave and 12725 Laity St. Check their website for daily hours as the hours or operation range by location/day.

Surrey

Port Kells Nursery

This is a smaller patch but it features an Outdoor Play Area, Animal Attractions and Cedar Maze. Located at 18730 88 Ave W, Surrey Open until October 31 9-5pm daily Admission is free.

Art Knapps Nursery – 192nd St

Art Knapps has a free event, where you can stroll through the nursery and check out all the sponsored scarecrow exhibits. They also have a nice dry pop up pumpkin patch! On from September 19th until Halloween. Kids can buy a scarecrow building kit for charity also! Select dates have a pop-up food vendor. Located at 8940 -192nd street and open daily 9-6pm.

Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch

With 20 acres they have a large pumpkin patch with 22 varieties of pumpkins.  They are open for the month of October Mon-Thurs 12-5pm and Fri-Sun 10am -5pm Admission is $7.50 for 2yrs and over. They have a mini corn maze, farm animal areas, play area with a real 1971 firetruck and a 1970 fishing boat.  Located at 198 184th st

 Museum of Surrey

A dynamic new exhibit curated by Semiahmoo First Nation opens October 22 in the Museum of Surrey’s Indigenous Hall. Che’ Semiahmah-Sen, Che’ Shesh Whe Weleq-sen Si’am (I am Semiahmoo, I am Survivor of the Flood) explores the ways that the Nation has flourished since the Great Flood at the end of the last Ice Age.

The exhibit features two large dioramas created by archaeologist Don Welsh, showing the sophisticated technology of reef net fishing and a summer fishing village. Also, on display will be several woven cedar pieces, including a violin case made by Matilda Charles of Semiahmoo First Nation on loan from Museum of Anthropology, video interviews and more.

“Semiahmoo has and will continue to flourish on our land. We have always been here. We will always be here,” said Chief Harley Chappell.

The Indigenous Hall is a designated space at the museum designed and programmed with consent by Semiahmoo, Katzie and Kwantlen First Nations.

“With respect and gratitude, we acknowledge that the Museum of Surrey is built on the traditional unceeded territories of the Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, and Katzie Nations,” said Museum of Surrey Manager, Lynn Saffery. “We are honoured to work and learn on land they have stewarded since time immemorial. We recognize their enduring presence on this ancient land.”

Free pre-registered, one-hour self-guided tours of the museum are available from Wednesday to Saturday. The museum follows all citywide COVID-19 safety protocols. Museum of Surrey is located at 17710 56A Avenue