Pumpkins are a hot commodity at this time of year, either for baking in pies and cooking up delicious treats, or using as centrepieces, decorations, and of course carving Jack O’Lanterns. Last year I wrote a Guide to Pumpkins in Metro Vancouver for Tourism Vancouver so this year I’m going to focus on specific locations, starting with pumpkin patches in Surrey.
Pumpkin Patches in Surrey
Location: 8390 172nd St, Surrey
Hours: Pumpkin patch is now open with hay wagon rides down to the patch from 10:00am to 6:00pm on weekends, holidays and professional days. Open 3:00pm to 6:00pm on weekdays for the last two weeks of October. Visitors can also see the cows and calves in the barn.
Details: Pre-picked pumpkins, mini-pumpkins, gourds, cornstalks and hay bales available for sale at the farm stand along with winter vegetables.
Boze Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch
Location: 64th and 156th St, Surrey
Hours: Open until October 13, 2014. Thursdays and Fridays 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Saturdays 12:00pm to 8:00pm, Sundays and holiday Mondays 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
Details: Admission fees apply for the corn maze. Orange or white, small, medium, large and very large pumpkins available for purchase.
Hazelmere Pumpkin Patch
Location: 18507 20th Ave, Surrey
Hours: Open every weekend in October, 10:00am to 5:00pm. Open late until 9:00pm on Saturday, October 18th and Saturday, October 25th for spooky nighttime fun.
Details: Admission is $4 per person and it includes hayride, petting zoo admission, and mini maze. Cash only for admission and for pumpkin purchases. Pumpkins are sold by size, $1 and up.
Art Knapp Plantland
Location: 4391 King George Blvd, Surrey
Hours: Open daily in October from 9:00am to 5:30pm. Seasonal train rides and mini golf run 9:00am to 4:00pm daily. Train rides take you to the pumpkin patch.
Port Kells Nurseries Pumpkin Patch
Location: 18730 88th Ave, Surrey
Hours: Open daily in October from 9:00am to 6:00pm
Details: Free admission, includes hayride, access to the chicken coop, haunted house, hay maze, and goat palace. Pumpkins available for purchase, and snacks are available for purchase in The Pumpkin Cafe. 80 pumpkin varieties, from ornamental gourds to carving pumpkins and some best for pumpkin pie. Every attempt is made to make the patch “mud free” and all paths are topped with woodchips for stroller and wheelchair access. Wagons are available for transporting the pumpkins and cloth bags are recommended for carrying pumpkins.