**Please check with the venue before planning your day, as the 2018 weather has changed the plans for many locations.**
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.
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 the three magical weekends of Autumn Jubilee (weekends between September 29 & October 14, 2018), featuring special events, entertainment, music, displays and shopping, plus three unique themes – a fresh focus each weekend!
Located about 15 minutes from Calgary, near Okotoks (map), Kayben Farms is open Mondays – Fridays 9 am – 5 pm and Saturdays & Sundays 10 am – 5 pm, through October 28th, 2018. Cost ranges from free (babies) to $15 or $40 for a family. Kayben Farms also offers season passes.
Home to Canada’s only 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 2018, 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, through October 14th, 2018. Cost ranges from free (4 and under) to $9 (adults).
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! Cost ranges from free (for little ones not yet walking) to $15.99 for adults. (Note adults do not hunt for a pumpkin, only children.) Pumpkin hunts take place between 10 am and 4 pm at the farm, located at 254077 Rocky Ridge Road NW. During September, Butterfield Acres is open for drop-in visits, 10 am – 2 pm Mondays – Fridays and 10 am – 4 pm on weekends.
The Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm 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 21 & October 27, 2018), when you can get lost – and hopefully found – in the maze, in the dark!
The Calgary Corn Maze, located on the southeast tip of Calgary (map), is open Saturdays & Sundays between 10 am and 5 pm (9 pm on Flashlight Fridays), as well as Thanksgiving Monday. Cost ranges from free (2 and under) to $15.95.
Cobb’s Adventure Park is much more than just a corn maze (In honour of the adorable wallabies, the 2018 Corn Maze theme is Outback Adventures!); it’s also 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 from 11 am – 5 pm in October).
Cobb’s Adventure Park is conveniently located just off Stoney Trail at 1500 84 Street NE (map) and is open Fridays-Sundays plus Thanksgiving Monday between 10 am and 5 pm (and until 9 pm on Flashlight Nights). Admission cost ranges from free (under 3 years old) to $14 for General Admission (and there’s a $26 all-access day pass option, too).
You can enjoy Spruce Meadows in every season! This fall, bring the family down to visit the Spruce Meadows Cavalry FC-themed 6.8 acre Corn Maze! Every Saturday and Sunday in October offers something for all to enjoy, perfect for a Saturday or Sunday afternoon family outing. This event features life-sized board games, mini putt, Hobby Horse show jumping, and double slalom straw races. The always tranquil and pristine 300-acre grounds of Spruce Meadows offer the perfect backdrop, ornamented with the brilliant colours of fall. Tickets are only $5.
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.