Pumpkin Patches in the GTA
Nothing says fall (or Halloween) quite like a pumpkin. When these festive gourds start appearing on front stoops and in windows across the Greater Toronto Area, you know autumn has arrived. This year, skip the grocery store pumpkins and take a day trip to one of GTA's pumpkin patches, where you're sure to run into more fall fun, including barnyard animals, tractor rides, hay and corn mazes, and more!
Where to find the perfect pumpkin in the Greater Toronto Area...
122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert, ON - 905-473-3920
Pick-your-own pumpkins starts end of September untill the end of October. You can also find pumpkins at the farm market for those who prefer not to pick. While there, don't miss the Brooks Farms Fall Fun Festival. The farm's harvest celebrations are packed with fun seasonal activities for kids, including a Pumpkin Cannon Show, farm animals, Sue Wee Pig Races, a corn maze and much more.
Forsythe Family Farms
1025 Cragg Road, Uxbridge, ON - 905-887-1087
Pick-your-own is available in October. Forsythe Family Farms has plenty of pumpkins now available! You will find a few different varieties: Fairtytale white pumpkins, Munchkins, Jack-Be-Littles, and of course your traditional pumpkin. The Harvest Festival takes place on weekends until the end of October with lots of festive fun. Enjoy a Barnyard Adventure playground, see the farm animals, get lost in a 2 acre corn maze, enjoy a Funky Pumpkin activity, play train and tractor, and more!
8100 Steeles Ave. East, Markham, ON - 905-294-3275
Join in the family fun and experience the majesty of the autumn season at Pumpkinland and Harvest Festival Weekends which run in September through to Halloween. Choose from thousands of pumpkins and become a kid again as you chase your children through a Corn Maze and ride with them on a Wagon through the Spooky Forest. Enjoy the best of fall time entertainment around as Farmer Frank shoots and catapults pumpkins to unbelievable lengths at the Pumpkin Cannon Show on the weekends and Thanksgiving Monday. Kids will love the two-storey Tree Fort and Slide, along with the Chicken Show, Tractor Track, Spider Web Climb and more!
More pumpkin patches to explore...
14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon, ON
Andrews Scenic Acres
9365 10th Sideroad, Milton/Halton Hills, ON
Downey's Strawberry and Apple Farm
13707 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON
Stonehaven Farm Market and Pick Your Own
7388 Guelph Line R.R.#3, Campbellville, ON
Looking for more? Visit www.harvestontario.com.