5 Calgary pumpkin patches to get your perfect Jack-O-Lantern

Sep 21 2022, 3:30 pm

Spooky season is upon us in Calgary and you know what that means: Jack-O-Lanterns!

Sure, you can buy a pumpkin at your neighbourhood grocery store, but what fun is that? Make a day of it, and head to a nearby farm or local attraction to celebrate fall, take part in some Halloween fun, and take your time choosing the perfect piece for your pumpkin carving this October.

Here are five pumpkin patches around Calgary to pick up a gourd or two.

Calgary Farmyard


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Calgary Farmyard (@calgaryfarmyard)

While the Calgary Farmyard is home to the biggest corn maze in southern Alberta, it also has plenty of activities to celebrate fall, including Harvest Lights, during which the entire farm (except the maze) will be lit up in a fantastic display every Friday and Saturday night.

Calgary Farmyard has a large variety of locally grown carving pumpkins, gourds, sugar pies, and ornamentals on display and for purchase.

When: Open Friday to Sunday until October 30
Time: Fridays and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm, and Sundays from 9:30 am to 5 pm
Where: 284022 Township Road 224
Tickets: $21.95 for Fall Days and Harvest Lights if purchased online, or $26.50 at the farm gate. Children ages two and under are free.

Cobb’s Adventure Park

haunted houses

Cobb’s Adventure Park/Facebook

Check out Cobb’s kangaroo petting zoo, pedal carts, giant slides, tractor ride, blacklight mini golf, and more outdoor fun. Then, walk through their pumpkin patch and pick out your favourite to take home for carving. You can also visit the Field of Screams… if you dare.

When: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Thanksgiving Monday until October 31
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: 1500 84th Street NE
Tickets: $20(children age two and under are free)

Butterfield Acres

Visit Butterfield Acres and stroll through the farmyard to find your ideal pumpkin. Add in some adorable animal visits, fall photo-ops, pony rides, and a hot drink by the fire pit, and you’ve got the perfect autumn day.

When: Weekends throughout October
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: 254077 Rocky Ridge Road NW
Tickets:¬†$16.99 for adults, $14.99 for children (“able to walk” to age 17)

Granary Road

Granary Road

Hit up Granary Road’s Pumpkin Fest for a celebration of all things pumpkin and, of course, to shop for your own Jack-O-Lantern. This year will also feature Pumpkin Chunkin which will feature contestants creating machines to launch as many pumpkins as possible

When: October 22 & 23
Time: 10 am to 5:30 pm
Where: 226066 112th Street W
Tickets: Varies by purchase/activity

Pumpkins After Dark

While we wouldn’t classify this as one of the Calgary pumpkin patches, guests do have a chance to purchase a gourd after walking through the Pumpkins After Dark outdoor exhibit, which features over 6,000 hand-carved pumpkins. Shop for your own pumpkin to bring home in memory of this iconic Halloween event.

When: Thursday through Sunday until October 31
Time: 8 to 10:45 pm
Husky Gardens at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park (88 Canada Olympic Road SW)
Tickets: Available online for $21.95 for adults and $17.95 for children, with kids three and under free (must be purchased in advance, no on-site ticket sales)

Elle McLeanElle McLean

+ Listed
+ Halloween
+ Curated