**Please check with the venue before planning your day, as fall weather can be variable**
Fall is so short in Calgary, you have to make the most of the season! Two of the season’s most iconic symbols are a nice big pumpkin and a juicy cob of corn, so here are the best places in Calgary to find your favourite pumpkin and/or challenge yourself with a journey through a corn maze.
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The Calgary Farmyard boasts a pumpkin patch in the fall, a giant corn maze, a petting zoo, mini golf, bouncers, a tractor train and more! Be sure to plan at least one visit during the farm’s Autumn Pumpkin Festival (weekends in October, plus Thanksgiving Monday), when they have heaps of extra pumpkin-themed fun planned. Families with older kids (or adults in need of a unique date night) should also check out their Flashlight Nights (Fridays & Saturdays between September 20 and October 26, 2019), when you can get lost – and hopefully found – in the maze, in the dark!
The Calgary Farmyard is located on the southeast tip of Calgary.
Kayben Farms, home of the Sunshine Adventure Park, corn maze and pumpkin patch is a wonderful place to visit during spring, summer and fall. And it’s going to be even better this autumn, as the farms host Fall Fest on weekends in October! Each day of the festival, you and your family can enjoy food from JoJo’s Café, pumpkin painting, horse-drawn wagon rides, s’mores, face painting, family activities and games, plus photo sessions . . . adding up to a whole lot of fall fun!
Kayben Farms is located only minutes from Calgary (map).
Home to a sunflower maze – grown from 100,000 sunflowers! – the Bowden SunMaze also features u-pick flowers, veggies and pumpkins, farm animals, and a shaded play area. Concerned about the weather and the state of the various crops? These folks are really great about keeping their fans up to date on their Facebook page.
Located 1 hour north of Calgary, near Bowden (map), the SunMaze is open from August to September, 11 am – 5 pm. For 2019, they will be open until 9 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, for those who would like sunset photos. In October, you can visit 11 am – 5 pm from Fridays to Sundays, and 1 – 5 pm on Thanksgiving Monday.
Butterfield Acres’ Pumpkin Hunts are one of the most popular events of Calgary’s fall season! On weekends throughout October, head out to the farm to chug along on a hay wagon with your little ones as you hunt for the perfect pumpkins. After your hunt, you can decorate your find or visit with the farm animals, who love the cooler fall weather.
We recommend you book your tickets online in advance as they go quickly! During September, Butterfield Acres is open for drop-in visits, 10 am – 2 pm Mondays – Fridays and 10 am – 4 pm on weekends and it’s right on the north edge of Calgary.
Cobb’s Adventure Park is home to over 40 different activities, like the Kangaroo Petting Zoo, Bouncy World (a large assortment of Bouncy Houses), Euro Bungy, Zorbz (giant hamster balls), a 28′ climbing wall, blacklight mini golf, and lots more. The pumpkin is patch is sure to be ripe for the picking in time for Pumpkin-Palooza (Saturdays and Sundays (and Thanksgiving Monday) from 11 am – 5 pm in October) and check out Field of Screams for Halloween.
Cobb’s Adventure Park is conveniently located just off Stoney Trail at 1500 84 Street NE (map).
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.