Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Central-east British Columbia?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Central-east British Columbia, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands.  Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!   If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

New for this year, see our Top Ten list of best pumpkins to make pumpkin pies and for baking and cooking. Also, our Master List of 100 Varieties of Pumpkins for every purpose. Then see this page for our easy pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin recipe.

Updates for November 2020

Most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! You may also like a local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!. The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.

Keep in mind, many farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Haunted Houses are trying to cope with rapidly changing state COVID requirements: ALWAYS see their own website, Facebook page or call them before you go.

NOTE: Many of the farms are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages - but they don't tell anyone, including search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo or us, or redirect their website,  thus breaking all links to them. If a link is broken please click the "click here to report a broken link or blank page" so we can find the replacement link! Thanks!

After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt.  If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Columbia-Shuswap

Thompson-Nicola

  • Desert Hills Ranch - pumpkin patch (pick in the field), pumpkins, restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area, pumpkin patch (pick in the field where they grow), pumpkins (harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn), pumpkins (in a market, stand or shop), Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties
    250 Elm Street, Ashcroft, British Columbia V0K 1A0. Phone: 250-453-9878. Email: [email protected]. Open: September, October, see their website for hours and availability. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open: for hours and availability. Directions: directions. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . always something new local produce seasonal events: bouncy castles, easter egg hunt, pumpkin cannon, blorb, wagon rides... Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: April 22, 2018, Suggested by a visitor)
    A visitor writes on April 22, 2018: "love it...we go every year"

 

 

 

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