Fall Farm Days
Hayrides, corn mazes, pony rides, animal petting zoos, harvest barns, pumpkin or apple picking, craft fairs, harvesting fall vegetables, farmers' market, and some 'haunted' attractions. In Autumn, many farms will host fun-filled children's Fall festivals where children of all ages can enjoy games, feast on yummy treats, and take in a range of live entertainment and craft activities. A festival and a crisp fall day go together like taffy and apples.
So spend a day or a weekend and enjoy the country atmosphere. Pick apples or pumpkins, go to a corn maze, visit a farm Fall festival or just drive the country roads. It's a nice getaway, but it's close to home. And farm Fall festivals are all about family fun.
Here are our top picks for 'Fall farm fun' taking place throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
Albion Orchards Pumpkin Patch
Albion Orchards is a pumpkin patch so here, it's all about picking your own pumpkin. While visiting the pumpkin patch, drop by Scooby-Doo's Graveyard. Climb in Hayland and take a Wagon Ride.
14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon
Andrews Scenic Acres
Visit the gently haunted forest, straw jump and corn maze. There is a nominal $3.00 per person to visit these attractions, thought the entrance to the farm market and winery is free. Their number one fall attraction continues to be the wagon ride to the pumpkin field where everyone can select their favourite pumpkin.
R.R. 5 - 9365 10th Sideroad, Milton
Brooks Farms Fall Fun Festival
For over a decade, Brooks Farms has hosted an awesome Fall Fun Festival, which continue to be the event of the year at the farm. Activities include: Train and Wagon Rides to the Pumpkin Patch, Pig Races and the Infamous Sue Wee Shufflers, Huge Aliens, Play Area, Farm Animals, Zip Lines, Bouncing Ponies, Fixeight Forest, Corn Maze, Straw Jumps, Pumpkin Cannons, the return of their friendly Mascot Hewbert and more!! And new for this year is a Kids Play House, Sandbox, Alien Technology Show, Mr. Chimpanzee's Chip Truck. New animal friends included Terri and Kerri their funny sheep and Wilbur their cute little pig! Open until Thanksgiving.
122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert
Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm
The Springridge Harvest Festival is great fun for the entire family! Families ca enjoy a Puppet Show "The Runaway Pumpkin" and a wagon ride to the 5-acre Corn Trail and The Boo Barn. The Fun Farm Yard features a Farm Animal Barn, Escarpment Educational Lookout, Giant Sandbox, Plywood Milking Cow, Witches Mouth Corn Trail, Tricky Trails Corn Maze, Straw Bale Jumping, a 40' Windmill, and Face Painting. Enjoy a BBQ on weekends.
7256 Bell School Line, Milton
Puck's Farm Fall Fair and Pumpkin Festival!
This October experience the fun of the fall fair at Puck's Farm. There are friendly farm animals, pony rides and horse drawn wagon rides plus the excitement of the midway, to make for a great fall outing for the entire family. From Thanksgiving Weekend through Halloween, Puck's Farm features a fun house, maze and a chocolate pumpkin hunt for kids of all ages. Kiddie carnival rides and an old-tyme carousel bring the tradition of an old- fashioned fall fair to the farm. Get lost in one of two mazes. Families can enjoy the fall colours of the Oak Ridges Moraine and pick a pumpkin for Thanksgiving or Halloween, while the children have some not-so-scary fun on the farm.