Years roll by, seasons are gone in a blink, and your little ones grow up too fast! Make the most of fall and plan a family outing to Butterfield Acres for their special Harvest Pumpkin Fest. As the leaves turn and there’s a nip in the air, pull out the cozy sweaters and head outside to the farm. There’s so much for the kids to do at Butterfield Acres, as they visit animals, spot the scarecrows, and search for the perfect pumpkin to make a Halloween jack o’lantern. And there are so many opportunities for you to take some wonderful fall photos – helping you freeze time, if only for a moment!
Butterfield Acres is right on the NW edge of the city, making it easy to bring your city kids to experience a taste of farm animal life from spring to fall. Visiting the farm through the seasons can offer valuable lessons for kids, from love and respect to learning interesting facts. It’s the perfect way to plan some family fun, let your kids run off their energy, and enjoy the changing seasons.
The Butterfield Acres Harvest Pumpkin Fest is all about fall family fun for a season to remember! Stroll through the farmyard and visit your favourite farm animals one last time before winter. Your kids will love searching for their perfect pumpkin and a tractor-pulled wagon ride through Scarecrow Alley ($5/family) brings you the best of the seasonal foliage, along with over 200 scarecrows to spot. There are loads of opportunities to take your fall pictures and on cool days, everyone can warm up by a crackling fire.
Families can also add extra fun to their day for a small fee. Pony rides are available to purchase for children under 60 lbs or you could book a private wagon to tour Scarecrow Alley. While you warm up by the fire, enjoy hot chocolate, apple cider, pumpkin sippers (juice), or coffee and enjoy a classic treat with s’more kits!
Of course, kids will love the day even more, when they get to dress up! Costumes are encouraged, so plan out your favourite, family-friendly Halloween costumes and enter to win an Instagram photo contest for a Butterfield Acres season pass!
You can visit Butterfield Acres for the Harvest Pumpkin Fest every Saturday and Sunday in October and on Thanksgiving Monday. The farm is open from 10 am – 4 pm, and you can purchase your tickets for a specific 2-hour window. Keep in mind that there is an adult-to-child ratio of one adult for three children. Pumpkins are for sale by weight and tickets to the Harvest Pumpkin Fest sell out quickly, so reserve yours today! (Especially because you’ll enjoy early bird pricing until September 1, 2022!)
Let Butterfield Acres help you seize the special moments of parenthood and create lifelong memories. From the beautiful fall foliage to playing outside and visiting the animals, it will be an autumn day to cherish.
Butterfield Acres Harvest Pumpkin Fest:
When: Saturdays and Sundays (and holiday Monday), October 1 – 30, 2022
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Where: Butterfield Acres
Address: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road, Calgary, AB