perfect pumpkin picking

Filed Under Events | October 7, 2013

toronto pumpkin patches

October is upon us and there’s loads of Halloween fun to be had!  We’re working hard to bring you all the events, and we’re starting with this handy list of pumpkin patches in the Greater Toronto Area and beyond.  Pumpkin patches make great photo ops, so cozy up in your sweaters and hats, brings your camera, and make some memories.  As always, if we missed a pumpkin patch that you know about we’d love for you to let us know.

Visit our Halloween HQ for listings of pumpkin patches, pumpkin carvings, trainrides, and other events in the GTA area!

Pumpkin Land
Daily until October 31st, weekdays, 10 am – 6 m & weekends, 10 am – 5 pm (4 pm is last time for entry on weekends & Thanksgiving), Wittamore’s Farm, 8100 Steeles Avenue East, Markham
Make it a family day! Spend time choosing the perfect pumpkin. Enjoy corn mazes, farm animals and a tractor ride to a spooky forest. Be sure to catch the Pumpkin Cannon Show where Farmer Frank shoots and catapults pumpkins to dizzying heights:

Pumpkin Fest
Daily until October 31st, 10 am – 5 pm, Downeys Farm, 13682 Heart Lake Road, Brampton, Cost: weekends $14, weekday $7
From corn mazes to scarecrow building, Pumpkin Fest is sure to be a family favourite. Go down the dump truck slide, take a wagon ride and find your perfect carving pumpkin. This weekend, enjoy live comedy entertainment and try your hand at milking a mechanical cow:

Pumpkin Patch at Linton Field
Saturday & Sundays in October, 8 am – dusk, Linton Field, 571 Raglan Road East, Oshawa, Cost: see website
Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, pick out your perfect pumpkin, spend some time in the children’s area and check out the pumpkin cannon:

Fall Fun Weekends at Pingle’s Farm Market
Saturday & Sundays in October, 8 am – 5 pm, Pingle’s Farm Market, 1805 Taunton Road, Hampton, Cost: $4
Kids of all ages will enjoy activities including a corn maze, wagon rides, puppet shows, pumpkin painting and a giant slide:

Forsythe Family Farms
Daily until October 31st, 9 am – 6 pm, Forsythe Family Farm, 10539 Kennedy Road, Markham, Cost: weekdays $5.50, weekends $10
Family fun rules the day with an enchanted forest, wagon rides and a speedway for pedal karts. The little ones will love the puppet show, arts and crafts area and petting zoo:

Coopers Farm
Open all of October, Wednesday – Saturdays, 10 am – 7 pm, Sundays, 10 am – 5 pm & Monday October 14th, 10 am – 5 pm, Thanks Coopers Farm, 266 Ashworth Road, Sanford, Cost: $8
The pumpkin patch is a lot of fun, but your family will have a great time winding their way through the corn maze. This year’s theme is the Toronto Blue Jays. Open late on Saturdays. Weather-dependant:

Albion Orchards
Daily until October 31st, 10 am – 6 pm, Albion Orchard, 14800 Innis Lake Road Caledon, Cost: see website
Located just outside of Toronto, this farm and orchard offers pumpkin picking, wagon rides on weekends, and a farmer’s market:

Andrew’s Scenic Acres
Daily until October 31st, 8 am – 6 pm, Andrew’s Scenic Acres, 9365 10th Sideroad, Halton Hills, Cost: $3
Throughout the fall, families can pick pumpkins and explore the haunted forest, straw mountain jump and cornfield walk:

Family Pumpkin Patch
Daily until October 31st, weekdays, 9 am – 6 pm & weekends, 9 am – 5 pm, Nauman’s Farm, 3250 Hessen Strasse R.R.#1, St. Clements, Cost: weekdays $5, weekends $9
How many colours do pumpkins come in? At Nauman’s, they grow in beige, red, white, blue and green as well as the usual orange. Other fall activities include a corn maze and a pumpkin slingshot:

Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm
Saturdays & Sundays in October & Monday October 14th, 10 am – 4 pm, Springridge Farm, 7256 Bell School Lane, Milton
You’ll have a tough time getting the kids to leave this farm what with the puppet shows, spooky Boo Barn, the spider web climber, farm animals, a giant sandbox, slides, corn mazes, and wagon and pony rides:

Applewood Farm Winery
Open all of October, Wednesdays – Fridays, Noon – 5 pm, Saturdays – Sundays, 9 am – 5 pm & Monday October 14th, 9 am – 5 pm, Applewood Farm, 12442 McCowan Road, Stouffville, Cost: $5
Come and pick your own pumpkin and enjoy wagon rides to and from the picking. There’s also a children’s playground, straw bale mountain and room for the whole family to explore:

Puck’s Farms
Saturday & Sundays in October, 10 am – 5 pm, Puck’s Farm, 16540 11th Concession, Schomberg, Bolton, Cost: $10
Puck’s Farm is a convenient family getaway from the city. After picking your own pumpkin,  enjoy the haunted house and hayrides for kiddos:

By: Heather Lochner

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