Well, October has arrived and there are so many fun, fall activities to experience in our community.

Here are our top picks for ways in which families can get out there and enjoy all this season has to offer.

  • Apple Orchards

It’s harvest time and the trees are heavy with apples at the different orchards.  There are U-pick or pre-picked options at many local farms including Taves Apple Barn and the ever resilient Willowview Farms which suffered a fire earlier this season but still managed to rise up from the ashes and be ready to go for the season.  Well done Willowview!



  • Corn Mazes

Surrounded by rich farmland there are many corn mazes to choose from.  Some are big; like the original corn maze in Chilliwack which boasts lots of fun activities including a state of the art corn maze, animals, pumpkin patch, orchards and lots of fun on-site activities.  Other corn mazes are a little smaller and can be found at the local apple orchards and pumpkin patches mentioned above.  And then there is the haunted corn maze at Maan Farms.  I have heard it’s a blast although I haven’t been brave enough to visit it yet.

  • Pumpkin Patches

October means pumpkins.  Whether you want to pick your own perfect pumpkin from the patch or select it from the pre-picked pile, all the above mentioned Corn Maze and apple orchard locations include pumpkin patches with an assortment of different sizes and varieties.

  • Harvest Socials

Who doesn’t like a good party and Abby Roadside throws a perfect party every weekend from now until October 15.  This Harvest Social has something for the whole family…and their dog…no seriously dogs welcome…and there is fun, games, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, beer and food to boot.

  • Halloween Parties

The month ends with October 31st, Halloween Night.  Many malls and shopping communities and neighbourhoods welcome trick or treaters.  Before heading out why not come visit Moo or Boo at EcoDairy.  The event runs from 1;30-5:30 and includes a visit to the farm and guests like Science World, The Reptile Guy, The Abbotsford Reach Gallery, That's a Good Cookie, Revival Arts Photography and Nature's Pickin's will be on site to make the event SPOOKtacular!  We hope to see you there!


Indeed there is a lot of fall fun to be had this October!





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