Nothing says fall like a visit to the farm! Lucky for those in the Edmonton area there are a variety of farms to visit with all sorts of unique and family-friendly attractions. Some of the farms around north-central Alberta still offer u-pick and will be offering pumpkins to pick as soon as they are ready. Other farms grow their corn over the summer to great heights and in amazing maze shapes so we can challenge one another, get lost, and enjoy the exercise. And others keep their focus on the fun-loving, people-loving farm animals like goats, pigs, sheep, or horses.
There are several ways to enjoy a family trip to any of these farms: go for a picnic, go for a walk, or just go for the scenic rural drive!
Edmonton Corn Maze
The corn stalks at the Edmonton Corn Maze are getting taller and taller and are now ready to act as the ultimate labyrinth. This year’s maze design represents a tribute to the Edmonton Food Bank and can take a few hours to make your way through. Along with the Corn Maze, visitors can also visit with farm animals, pick for pumpkins, take photos, and shop the on-site market.
Edmonton Corn Maze: 26171 Garden Valley Rd., Spruce Grove
Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 8pm
Sunday, 1pm – 5pm
Reserve and purchase your tickets online to save:
General (age 12 & up): $13.50
Child (age 4-11): $10.50
3 & under: Free
On-Site General (age 12 & up): $15.00
On-site Child (age 4-11): $12.00
3 & under: Free
Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm
Prairie Gardens is north of Edmonton near Gibbons- here you can experience the farm through a few different adventures: Fall Family Farm Picnics, Farm Animal Discovery Pass, Farm Discovery Tour, or Chef’s Table Dinners. The Discovery Pass & Tour are a great family outing with outdoor recreation, education, and plenty of entertainment from the animals.
Prairie Gardens: 56311 Lily Lake Rd., Bon Accord
Adventure Farm: Tuesday – Sunday, 10:30am – 6pm
Garden Center: Every Day, 10:30am – 6pm
Farmer’s Market: Saturday & Sunday, 12pm – 5pm
Fall-o-ween & the 27th Annual Haunted Pumpkin Festival: Starting September 27th.
General Admission: Adult (Ages 13 & up) $17.00
Child (age 3-12) $15.00
Farm Animal Discovery Pass: $25
You’ll want to leave plenty of time for all the activities offered at Somerset Farms in Parkland County. The large farm offers multi-use trails through massive trees and their pretty fall leaves, a u-pick pumpkin patch, country picnics and campfires, and bookings for private photo sessions. And when the snow falls, you can continue to visit to use their trails with your cross country skis.
Somerset Farms: 1423 Township Rd 514, Parkland County
Phone: (780) 983-5664
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 10 am -1 pm & 2 pm – 5 pm (by appointment only)
The Berry Farm
You can get the u-pick experiences from the Berry Farm until the first frost, thanks to their selection of apples, crabapples, and rhubarb available for picking. You can also book their outdoor spaces for private functions and day-use.
The Berry Farm: 52002 Range Rd 232, Sherwood Park
Hours: By appointment, U-Pick is available by appointment on weekends on limited evenings from 6:30 PM until dark
- Apples – late August through early September – if the weather permits.
- Crabapples – best after a mild, early frost.
- Rhubarb – very limited quantities yet, available August to September – depending on the weather.
Cost: Apples and crabapples are $3, or $35 per 5-gallon pail for crabapples
Attracted 2 Apples
Not just any apples: there are 12 varieties of apples you can pick yourself at the Attracted 2 Apples orchards and farm, with at least 800 apple trees on site. They grow sweet, tart, or bitter apples which you can’t find anywhere else in Alberta. They receive their trees from the University of Saskatchewan who are helping to develop apple trees suited to prairie conditions, so you won’t find the typical labels you see in the store.
Attracted 2 Apples: 54264 Range Rd. 213, Fort Saskatchewan
Lil Ryley Farms
This farm north of Edmonton is officially open for the 2021 season with tons of fresh u-pick vegetables available: pick out your own rainbow chard, leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, beets, peas, zucchini, and/or baby potatoes. The farm also hosts a harvest festival in the last weekend of September.
Lil Ryley Farms: East from Camrose on Highway 26; Second farmyard on the north side of Highway 26 after the 854.
Wednesday – Saturday 11am – 4pm
$3/lb or $6.61/kg u-pick
Kraay Family Farm
The Kraay Family Farms offer several family-friendly attractions like a Sunflower Maze, Corn Maze, and petting zoo. You can now purchase your Fall day passes in advance which are available until October 16th. Your day pass includes access to all attractions. There are always new activities and fun things added each year to discover on your arrival (this year there are over 40!).
Kraay Family Farms: Site 6 Box 9 RR 1, Lacombe
Monday to Saturday 10am – 9pm
Individual Weekday Pass $17.15 / Weekend Pass $19.05
Senior Weekday Pass $15.50 / Weekend Pass $16.72
Individual Adventure Weekday Pass $22.86 / Weekend Pass $24.77
Set up as a farm, the large and open zoo-like areas at Pigtopia allow you to visit with a variety of farm animals. There are many, many pig pets to give while you enjoy a farm tour, but you’ll also get to pet goats, horses, pigs, or barn cats. All the adorable creatures at Pigtopia are waiting for visits, love, and company! You can even join their Cuddle Club, a volunteer-based socialization program for the animals.
Pigtopia: 48052 RR 262, (15 minutes east of Millet on AB-616)
Admission: group tours $42.50 per family (2 adults and their children)
Single admission $10/person
Zajic Corn Maze
Get lost together in the Zajic Corn Maze near Wainwright. You and your family’s admission is by donation of your choice, including Food Bank items, and can turn into a full day of winding through the corn. They are open every weekend this September with the occasional face painting, and always with mini donuts and popcorn for sale.
Zajic Corn Maze: Turn north off highway 14 on RR 5-0 and travel four and a half miles. – Wainright
Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Cost: Admission by Food Bank item or monetary donation
K3 Corn Maze & Family Farm
The large area of land on which the K3 Family Farm sits is home to several family-friendly attractions, including their popular corn maze. After making your way through the fields of corn, you can take photos in the pumpkin patch and sunflower garden, visit with farm animals, sign up for the Wild West Shootout, ride the zipline, or play in the hay and sand.
K3 Corn Maze & Family Farm: 19425 Township Rd. 512, Tofield
Thursday: 12pm – 9pm, Friday – Saturday: 10am – 9pm, Sunday: 10am – 6pm
2 years and under – free
3 years and over – $15 + GST per person.
This includes everything but the Wild West Shootout which is $2 per person.
season pass $55 per person.