Frequently Asked Questions


I am a teacher and would like to know if you host field trips?
Do you have bathrooms?
What is the cost of parking?
Where are you located?
Can we bring our own food?
Is there a cost to use the picnic area?
Do you have a concession stand?
What is the cost of admission and what is included?
Are we allowed to bring our pet?
Is there a Smoking Section?
What methods of payment do you accept?
Do you host birthday parties?
I am a teacher and would like to know if you host field trips?
How do you suggest we dress?
What are your Hours of Operation?
What vegetables and fruit do you have?
Is the U-Pick located at the same place as the Applebarn?
Do you provide refunds?
What kind of apples do you have?
What is the Corn Quest Maze?
When is the Corn Quest Maze and Pumpkin Patch open?
Is there a maximum weight the ponies can handle?
When are ponyrides available?
How long will the Corn Quest Maze take?
What are your growing practices?
Are all your fruits and vegetables non-gmo?
How is your Apple Cider treated?
Where can I buy your Apple Cider?

Do you allow for the bunnies to be petted in Bunny Town?
Do you have wagons to transport apples and pumpkins?
When do hay rides run?
How do I request a donation?
What are your wholesale prices for soft apple cider?


I am a teacher and would like to know if you host field trips?

Absolutely, we do; however, due to Covid-19 restrictions we are pausing all field trips for 2020.

Do you have bathrooms?

We sure do. Our new permanent bathrooms have full plumbing and are deeply sanitized throughout each day..

What is the cost of parking?

Completely complimentary on weekdays. Fees apply on weekends and during special events. See our attractions page for details.

Where are you located?

We are located at 333 Gladwin Road in Abbotsford, BC. For specific directions, please go to the Contact Us section.

Can we bring our own food?

When you reserve our Party Area. you sure can! Otherwise, concession foods must be purchased to dine in our regular picnic area.

Is there a cost to use the Party Area?

Yes, please see the Party Area page for rates. No appointments are needed. Drop in anytime.

Do you have a concession stand?

Yes! We have the classic carnival favourites like hotdogs and ice cream along with our very own freshly-roasted corn, baked potatoes, cold-pressed Apple Cider, and Apple Cider Slushies.

What is the cost of admission and what is included?

Please visit our Rates section. Please visit our attractions page for parking fee details.

Are we allowed to bring our pets?

Yes, you can bring your pets to certain parts of the farm only! Pets are allowed in the sunflower patch, pumpkin patch, corn maze, and on the hay ride. You can also bring pets to the picnic area at Taves Estate Cidery!

Service dogs are always allowed on the farm. Owners, must bring government certification. Dogs must be kept on leash at all times and must be cleaned up after.

Is there a Smoking Section?

Sorry, smoking isn’t allowed anywhere on the grounds.

What methods of payment do you accept?

Cash, Visa, Mastercard, and Interac (Debit).

Do you allow birthday parties?

We do, but due to Covid-19 restrictions our offering is modified for 2020.   See all the details here!

How do you suggest we dress?

Be prepared to get dirty and have fun. We recommend boots and layers of clothing.

What are your Hours of Operation? 

Please see this page.

Note: We are open ALL Statutory Holidays and Pro-D Days including all of Thanksgiving Weekend. We are closed for the season as of November 1st.

What vegetables and fruit do you have?

Since it changes so often, please visit our U-Pick section for updated information on varieties and pricing.

Is the U-Pick located at the same place as the Applebarn?

In September, we offer it at the Applebarn, but our Jonagold orchard (open in October) is across the street at 270 Gladwin Road, Abbotsford, BC. But, please check out U-pick page for frequent updates!

Do you provide refunds?

For Country Store Items, a receipt must be provided and a full refund will be issued. However, please don’t open the items first or we can’t refund you.

What kind of apples do you have?

Lots and lots. Please read about our apple varieties in the U Pick Section.

What is your Corn Quest Maze?

It’s a corn maze with a mystery component — so fun!

When is the Corn Quest Maze and Pumpkin Patch Open?

Please see our Attractions page.

Is there a maximum weight the ponies can handle?

Children must weight 85 lbs or less.

When are pony rides available?

On weekends beginning on September 5th, from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm. Weather permitting. We make a call in the morning whether to cancel pony rides or not.

How long will the Corn Quest Maze take?

Please allow approximately 30-45 minutes for the maze.

What are your growing practices?

Although we are not certified organic, we have chosen a sustainable method of agriculture called the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach, which uses the least harmful methods available to control continual attacks on our crops. At Taves Family Farms, we adhere to British Columbia and Canada’s requirements when applying agricultural chemicals and take great precautions to protect the land, our customers, staff and family. Watch this Video.

Are all your fruits and vegetables non-gmo?

Yes, they are all non-gmo, which means that our fruits and vegetables are grown from non-genetically modified seeds.

How is your Apple Cider treated?

The glass bottles are pasteurized, but the plastic containers are UV Treated. UV Treatment is an excellent alternative to heat pasteurization. It’s tree-to-bottle, cold-pressed goodness. Yum!

Where can I buy your Apple Cider?

The .909 L and 1.89 L sizes are available at our Country Store, and at select retail locations across the Lower Mainland. See our Cider Page for details and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates!

Do you allow for the bunnies to be petted in Bunny Town?

Yes, we do! However, it is closed this season due to Covid-19.

Do you have wagons to transport apples and pumpkins?

Yes, we do! You are welcome to bring your own a well as they go quickly!

When do hay rides run?

They run every single day. On the weekend, it’s full-time but on weekdays it’s between 10;30 am and 4:30 pm.

How do I request a donation?

Please complete the form on our Donations page.

What are your wholesale prices for soft apple cider?

To find out wholesale prices, contact us at sales@tavesfamilyfarms.com