Pumpkinfest at Galey Farms

by hwilde on October 10, 2013

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!


Victoria BC Realtor Heather Wilde was raised and educated in Winnipeg. After graduating from both the University of Winnipeg (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Education she relocated to British Columbia in 1975. Her career in real estate has been successful due to her commitment to and genuine pleasure at helping families find homes and properties for sale in Victoria BC. Heather was licensed as a Realtor in 1976 and since then has worked hard to achieve a high standard of performance; consistently attaining a Victoria Real Estate Board MLS Gold Award. If you ask Heather, she will undoubtedly say that although it’s nice to be recognized in the industry through performance awards, what really drives her success is the relationships and friendships she forges with the families that she helps. Many of Heather’s former clients have become close friends, and many of her close friends have become clients. That says a lot about her dedication to providing professional service while maintaining a friendly rapport with clients. Heather loves to travel the world (preferrably on a cruise ship!) and also enjoys tennis and bridge during her spare time. As of January 2014, Heather has retired from her real estate career.

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Jordan J. Caron October 22, 2013 at 1:11 pm

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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