If you’re looking for something fun to do with the kids (or grandkids) in October, you should check out Pumpkinfest at Galey Farms; running each weekend from now until the end of the month, this event offers family friendly entertainment for people who are living in Victoria.

Galey Farms is a family-run business dating back to the 1930’s, when Don Galey bought 50 acres of land in Cordova bay to establish a dairy farm.  Now based in the beautiful Blenkinsop valley, Galey Farms grows fresh produce at several locations to nourish Victoria residents.

As well as feeding the locals, Galey Farms entertains us!  Bring the kids down to the farm for Pumpkinfest and enjoy live entertainment, kids’ games, face painting, old fashioned hay rides, train rides, a corn maze, playground, petting farm, children’s haunted house, fantastic seasonal displays and of course u-pick pumpkins!  This year there will be a new attraction – a Cow Train!

Pumpkinfest is a ton of fun and suitable for all ages. If you’re up for something a little spookier, the Festival of Fear begins October 17th; this well established Halloween event is a must-see for many Victorians.  The corn maze becomes the cornfield of horror and everything skews just a little to the creepy side.  The truly brave can visit Carnevil – a 6,000 square foot haunted house, it’s rated PG13 so don’t take the little ones in!  For those who aren’t as brave as they thought they were, Carnevil provides 3 chicken exits.

While you’re at Galey Farms you can pick up some fantastic fresh local produce.  If you’re having a crowd over for Thanksgiving dinner this weekend you will probably need to stock up!

Geoff McLean

Geoff is an established real estate professional whose years of experience have earned him numerous awards and accolades. He has been one of the top RE/MAX Realtors in the Victoria (BC) area since 1990, a Victoria Real Estate Board MLS Gold Award winner for more than 36 years, and has won many other awards over the years. What do these awards mean to you? They mean that Geoff works hard and that he produces consistently. He is well connected in the industry and in the community. Connect with Geoff via email geoff@mcleanrealestategroup.ca

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  1. Jordan J. Caron
    Jordan J. Caron says:

    I always take my niece and newphew to Galey Farms at this time of year. The haunted house is still fun for me and scary for them. Soon though they’ll be too old for that.

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