Pumpkins October

Pumpkin Patches to visit this October

Just because Thanksgiving is over doesn’t mean you have to stop with the fall festivities! Get ready for Halloween by visiting a local pumpkin patch!  Find your perfect pumpkin for carving and make your weekend fun from start to finish.

Pumpkin Patch
Davidson Orchards Country Village – Pumpkin Festival

  • Held every weekend in October, Davidson Orchards Country Village’s Pumpkin Festival is not to be missed. Not only can you pick your own pumpkin, but the youngsters will enjoy family farm tours on the Johnny Popper Orchard Train!  You can also enjoy apple treats fresh from this season’s harvest – don’t forget to try the Apple Cider Donuts!  Pumpkins and rides are a flat rate of $9, no matter the size of the pumpkin.
  • Located on 3111 Davidson Rd, Vernon – just a 48 minute drive from La Casa Cottages.

McMillan Pumpkin Patch

  • Open throughout October (weather dependent), McMillan Pumpkin Patch is another must visit. There are hayrides, slingshot and a corn maze on offer!  Admission is free, but the activities are paid for.  What’s also great about this pumpkin patch is that pumpkins are priced depending on size – everything from $1 to $25! Open from 10am till 6pm Thurs to Sat, and 10am to 5pm Sun to Wed.  Which pumpkin will you choose?
  • Located on 3690 Berard Rd, Kelowna – just a 40 minute drive from La Casa Cottages.

Armstrong Pumpkin Patch

  • Armstrong Pumpkin Patch is open from dawn to dusk (as stated on their website) EVERY day in October! This small, simple pumpkin patch is bound to fill the whole family with joy.  There are lots of pumpkins for you to pick yourself, as you would expect, but they also have other fall favourites on sale such as decorative corn, squash and gourds.  Deck out your house in orange and yellow with this beautiful selection of harvest goods!
  • Located on 642 St Annes Rd, Armstrong – just a 35 minute drive from La Casa Cottages.


Pumpkin Patch

For information on Cottage Rentals at La Casa, please please contact our reservations line on 1-888-226-5566 or email rentals@lacasacottageresort.com where we will be more than happy to assist you!  It’s not too late to book your fall vacation!

Written by Hannah Poaros



Thanksgiving Events

Thanksgiving long weekend – Kelowna & Vernon Events


Fall has well and truly arrived!  Celebrate the changing of the seasons by attending one of these events over the October long weekend.  Don’t forget – you’re in wine country, you might as well enjoy it!


  • Flavours of Fall Tasting Menu at Quail’s Gate Winery:

    During the Fall Okanagan Wine Festival, Quail’s Gate Winery is offering a special 4-course tasting menu with wine pairings! Sit back, relax and take in the views of one of Kelowna’s most loved wineries. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 250.769.2500 – last day for the tasting menu is Oct 7.

  • Sip & Carve a Pumpkin at Buez Wine Bar:

    Head down to Buez Wine Bar for a brilliant evening of pumpkin carving. They clean your pumpkin AND even toast your pumpkin seeds for you, while you take a sip of whichever drink you like – sounds good, doesn’t it?

  • BMO Okanagan Marathon 2018 & Family Festival Weekend:

    Watch the locals run the marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k at this brilliant family festival. You can even be spontaneous and take part yourself, as some events allow registration on the day!  This is a beautiful scenic route around Okanagan Lake – the perfect location.  Oct 6 & 7.

  • Family Pumpkin Festival at Davidson Orchards:

    Pick your own pumpkin, take an Orchard train ride and snag some fresh produce at the market! There’s even a Pumpkin Castle for the little ones to enjoy as well as a 1 acre farm themed play area, tasty harvest snacks and plenty of farm animals to visit! What more could you want in a fall festival?!  All weekends in October!

  • Pumpkin Swim at Greater Vernon Recreation:

    This one’s for the kids! Get in the pool during 1.30pm – 4.00pm on Oct 7 to see if you can find any pumpkins! Admission is by donation to the food bank only.

  • Grape Stomping Party at House of Rose Winery:

    A free family friendly event that’s all you’ve ever wanted! Jump in a specially made grape stomping barrel, and share this unique experience with the whole family.  Stomping sessions are at 1, 2, 3 and 4pm – a great way to get you into the thanksgiving spirit! Donations to the food bank are accepted.  Oct 6.


As well as these cool happenings in town, don’t forget to enjoy everything La Casa has to offer!   Why not play a couple of rounds of mini golf, or practice your aim at the tennis courts?  Then end your long weekend with a relaxing soak in one of our hot tubs!


Written by Hannah Poaros