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10 pumpkin patches near Toronto to visit with your family this fall

Forget picking up a pumpkin at your local grocery store—some of the best fall memories for families involve visits to pumpkin patches. These charming farms allow families to browse through thousands of pumpkins of every shape, size, and color, experience hayrides, petting zoos, stroll through giant corn mazes, and even sample delicious cider and baked goods.

Scroll down for a list of the best pumpkin patches near Toronto so you and your family can create more unforgettable fall memories together.

Downey’s Farm Market

 

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In addition to browsing through thousands of pumpkins, enjoy everything from unlimited wagon rides, an 8-acre corn maze, live entertainment, farm animals, and more! Downey’s Pumpkinfest play area is open from Sept. 18–Oct. 31, 2021. Tickets are $15 + HST (tickets must be purchased online prior to your visit).

Location: 13682 Heart Lake Rd., Caledon, ON

Reesor’s Farm Market

This Markham-area farm’s “pick your own pumpkins” and corn maze is now open until October 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (by reservation only). Before you leave, make sure to visit their farmer’s market and purchase the tastiest freshly prepared meals, soups, salads, bread, pies, muffins, and more! Pick your own pumpkin prices: .86/kg (.39/lb) or $39 for a full wheelbarrow. Weekday entrance fees: adults ($7); children 6–11 years ($3.50), children 5 and under (free).

Location: 10825 9th Line, Markham, ON (park in the grass lot just south of the gravel Farm Market parking lot).

Pingles Farm Market

 

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Celebrate fall at this 148-acre Oshawa farm and pick-your-own pumpkins and apples. Navigate through the 6.5-acre Alice in Wonderland-themed corn maze (including a ‘mini maze’ for toddlers), or take in the sites on a wagon ride. On your way out, grab a few baskets of fresh produce and a famous Pingle’s Pie from the farmers market. If you want to bring your dog, Oct. 30 is “HalloWoof” day (doggy costumes are encouraged). Walk-ins accepted, but pre-purchasing your tickets online is recommended. Weekend General Admission (ages 2–92): $15.

Location: 1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton, ON

Stonehaven Farms

Nestled in the picturesque town of Campbellville, this farm offers homegrown ready-picked and pick-your-own in season, pesticide-free pumpkins (wagons and wheelbarrows are complementary). Before you leave, sample their soft serve vanilla ice cream or hot apple cider. Their “fall fun all-inclusive play package” includes access to their 6-acre corn maze, continuous unlimited wagon rides, and the ‘strawhaven’ straw bale area. Patrons must purchase pick-your-own pumpkin tickets prior to entry at the country cabin, located just outside the pumpkin patch (the last entrance to the patch is at 4:30 p.m.). All activities are offered on a walk-in/first come first serve basis (no reservations). Contact the farm for prices/more information.

Location:  7388 Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON

Brooks Farms

 

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This Mount Albert farm is about a one-hour drive from Toronto, and pumpkin-picking season is typically in full swing at the end of September/throughout October. Due to COVID restrictions, groups are limited to five people or less in the fields. Make sure to check out the farm’s 10-acre barnyard playland, visit the farm animals, and sample delicious treats from the Farm Market Café. Their “fall fun festival”—complete with wagon rides, puppet shows, and a singing chicken and fox show—runs weekends (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) from Sept. 11–Oct. 31. Click here for pricing.

Location: 122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert, ON

Dixie Orchards

 

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Pick from an assortment of pumpkins and apples at this Caledon farm (pumpkin picking typically begins the third week of September). The “farm pass” is $4.42/person, giving you access to the whole farm (excluding the sunflower fields), including the pumpkin patch, corn maze, straw jump, animals, and wagon rides. While you’re there, purchase their cider, pies, honey, hazelnuts, apples, and more at their porch market! All guests are required to reserve a time online (walk-ins will only be permitted if they have space). Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, until Oct. 31.

Location: 14309 Dixie Road, Caledon, ON

Strom’s Farm & Bakery

 

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Explore thousands of pumpkins at this insta-worthy farm! Strom‘s 2021 harvest fun area runs from Sept. 22–Oct. 31. In addition to pumpkins, enjoy everything from a ‘jumpin jack’ tile maze, a human foosball court, a 5-acre corn maze and trail, wagon rides, puppet shows, and pumpkin chuckin’. Weekend admission fees: ages 3 and up: $15.50 + HST; weekday admission fees: Ages 3 and up: $9.50 + HST. Ages 2 and under: free.

Location: 5089 Wellington RD. 32, Guelph, ON

Merry Farms

 

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Enjoy a beautiful fall day at this 176-acre Hamilton area pumpkin farm. Take part in more than 30 fall-fun activities, such as pumpkin bowling, a 65’ long jumping pumpkin pillow, and pumpkin tic-tac-toe. Open weekends, Sept. 25–Oct. 31. General admission is $15.00 plus HST (children under 2 are free). No reservations needed for the 2021 season.

Location: 1974 Concession Road 2 W., Hamilton (Lynden), ON

Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm

Browse through thousands of pumpkins—of every shape and size—at this gorgeous pumpkin farm in the Niagara region (they even have a selection of giant pumpkins)! The farm offers a petting zoo and corn maze ($2.00 each), Belgian horse drawn hayrides ($3.00/person), tractor hayrides (available during the week in October, $3.00/person), pony rides ($4.00/ride; 70 pound limit), and even unicorn rides ($6.00/person; 60-pound limit). The pumpkin patch is open 7 days a week, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., from Sept. 4–Oct. 31.

Location: 7705 Schisler Rd, Welland, ON

Dyment’s Pumpkin Patch

Bring the whole family to Dyment’s Pumpkin Patch this October, located on a sprawling 120-acre farm property in Dundas. In addition to pumpkin picking, the farm offers playgrounds, bale climbs, scenic wagon rides, a corn trail, farm animals, and farm trails with beautiful lookouts. The farm and pumpkin patch are open Saturdays and Sundays in October, beginning Oct. 9. Tickets ($14+) must be purchased online through their website (no tickets will be available at the door). Facemasks will be required for wagon rides and bathrooms.

Location: 416 Fallsview Road E Dundas, ON

Make sure to contact each farm beforehand to inquire about COVID-19 restrictions/vaccine passports.

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