Halloween 2015: The Lower Mainland’s Free & Cheap Pumpkin Patches

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Autumn is here.  The stores are now full of different types of pumpkins.  Pumpkins of different shapes, sizes and colours, but the most common and familiar pumpkin is the big orange one aka a carving pumpkin.  These pumpkins are specifically grown for that reason, for us to create jack-0-lanterns.  Fun, right?  Well why not bring even more fun by going to the place where they grew, a pumpkin patch farm!  Pumpkin patches allow you to pick out your own pumpkin from the field, but they also have many other fun activities around the pumpkin farm.  Believe it or not, you’ll find one closer to you than you think!  Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley have pumpkin patches in Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, Langley, Maple Ridge, Chilliwack and Abbotsford.  I’ve made a lit of the free and frugal pumpkin patches that are in the Lower Mainland.  The list consists of pumpkin patches that are either free admission or less than $15 per person.  Keep in mind that the ones that cost a bit more money, usually include some really fun activities.  Stay tuned for more frugal Halloween fun posts to come soon!  If you’re looking for more free and cheap events for the month of October in Metro Vancouver, visit the post for October on Penny Lavish. 

Okay, let’s get started!  Here are the free and cheap pumpkin patches of the Lower Mainland.

Please note: Service fees and taxes may apply at an additional cost.

Mann Farms Corn Maze’s and Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a daytime corn maze, a one-day pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving, flashlight corn maze & wagon ride. Click here to find more info.

Where: 790 McKenzie Rd., Abbotsford, BC

Price: Free for the Pumpkin Patch only (pumpkin not incl.) on September 25; Daytime Corn Maze is $4 for season pass holders, $7.50 for child, $9 for adult; Flashlight corn maze & wagon ride is $14, with a non-perishable food item receive a $1 off.

When: August 19 – November 10 – activities vary dates.

Bose Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a pumpkin patch, corn maze, pumpkin patch rides, and a fire pit with roasting sticks & marshmallows.  Click here to find more info.

Where: 64th Ave. and 156th St., Surrey, BC at Bose Corn Maze.

Price: $7 Adults, $6 Children (5 – 18 yrs), $6 Seniors 65+, and Children 4 and under are free. $1 off COUPON HERE.  Please note: Cash only. Pumpkins at cost.

When: August 22 – October 12; pumpkin patch rides go until October 25 on Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays only. 

Willow View Farms Pumpkin Patch

What: A pumpkin patch, petting zoo, playground, and hay rides. Click here to find more info.

Where: 288 McCallum Rd., Abbotsford, BC at Willow View Farms.

Price: Free; $2 hay rides on weekends; Pumpkins at cost.

When: September 1 – October 31; Mon – Sat from 9 am-5:30 pm & Sundays 11 am-5:30 pm.

Chilliwack Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm

What: Admission includes corn maze, hay bale maze, animal displays, pedal carts, corn sandbox, kiddy play area, giant jumping pillow, spiders web and picnic area.  Click here for more info.

Where: 41905 Yale Rd. West, Chilliwack, BC.

Price: $11 plus tax (cash/debit only). $10 online.  Children 2 & under are free. Pumpkin at cost.

When: September 8 – October 31; Thursdays to Sundays and Holidays.

Aldor Acres Family Farm Pumpkin Patch

What: Animal displays, petting zoo, pig races, and a pumpkin patch.  Click here to find more info.

Where: 24990 – 84th Ave., Langley, BC at Aldor Acres Family Farm.

Price: $8 (pumpkins not incl., range from $1 – $15)

When: September 19 – October 31 from 9 am-5 pm

Port Kells Nurseries

What: A pumpkin patch with a haunted house, hay rides, a hay maze, a goat palace, and more.  Click here to find more info.

Where: 18730 88th Ave., Surrey, BC at Port Kells Nurseries.

Price: Free; pumpkin & face painting at cost.

When: October 1 – 31 from 9 am-6 pm.

Laity Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animals, vegetable garden, frontier town, wooden animals, tractor-wagon ride, and more.  Click here to find more info.

Where: 21145 128th Ave., Maple Ridge, BC at Laity Pumpkin Patch.

Price: $5 (3 yrs & older); pumpkins $2 & up. Please note: Cheques or cash only.

When: October 3 – 31; 1:30 pm-5 pm Mon – Fri, 9:30 am-5 pm Sat, Sun & Holidays, 9 am-5 pm October 23.

Peteys Pumpkin Patch

What: There is a pumpkin patch, fun maze, family fun zone, and more.  Click here to find more info.

Where: 9423 Gibson Rd., Chilliwack, BC

Price: $8; pumpkins range from $2 – $25.

When: October 3 – 31 from 11 am-4 pm & 11 am-5 pm on weekends.

Richmond Country Farms Pumpkin Patch

What: Ticket includes professional entertainment, live band, a wagon ride, a pumpkin (child size only) with a carrying bag, a visit to the animal farm, and a Spartan apple!  Click here to find more info.

Where: 12900 Steveston Hwy., Richmond, BC at Richmond Country Farms

Price: $8 on weekdays, $12 on weekends.

When: October 3 – 31; weekdays from 9 pm-1:30 pm, weekends from 10 am-4:30 pm.

Make sure to comment below with your favourite pumpkin patch activity!  We’d love to hear from you! 

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