Harvest Season Fun for Everyone
There is plenty of fall fun to be had in the Alberni Valley for all ages, and families too! We welcome cooler (yet sunny!) October days with cozy sweaters, warm apple cider, hikes in the forest admiring the changing leaves and watching the salmon jumping at Stamp Falls. Cruise the farmer markets for harvest bounty, find the perfect pumpkin for Halloween, or plan a little scary fun with a visit to the Haunted Mill! There are plenty of things to do in Port Alberni in October.
Things to do in Port Alberni in October
Arrowvale Pumpkin Patch Tours
Find the perfect pumpkin! Whether carving a super-scary jack-o-lantern, creating a harvest centre piece or baking a delicious pie. Visit Arrowvale Farm for an afternoon of pumpkin hunting in the scenic fields. Open rain or shine, we recommend bringing boots, coats and umbrellas. There is a small admission fee for entry plus pumpkins for sale in the patch.
Shop Farmer’s Market Harvest
Discover fresh local produce, beautiful hand-made items by local craftsmen and artisans, fresh baked goods and preserves. you will definitely be glad you came.
There are two farm markets with plenty of fall harvest fruits and vegetables to enjoy, visit one or both!
Naesgaard’s Farm & Market
An Alberni Valley favourite, Naesgaard’s Farm & Market offers a uniquely interesting shopping experience. Known as Vancouver Island’s “Pot Sale” outlet, Naesgaard’s has the Island’s largest selection of clay pots offered in a variety of different glazes to suit any decor. They also offer produce picked fresh from their fields or from local suppliers, greenhouses boasting a wide variety of flowers and plants, gifts and fashion.