And sure, you could pick one up from your local grocery store, but what’s the fun in that?
Luckily for Torontonians, there are a plethora of pumpkin patches around the GTA that serve up all the nostalgic fall feels you could ask for.
So throw on your boots and prepare to get muddy — here are 13 amazing pumpkin patches near Toronto to check out this October.
Fully embrace the season of autumn at Brooks Farms by participating in the spot’s weekly festival activities! The annual Fall Fun Festival runs on weekends beginning September 7 and ending October 27, 2019. This includes Thanksgiving Monday, which, weather permitting, is often the farm’s busiest day of the year.
Where: 122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert
When: Monday to Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm
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Located in Uxbridge, this family farm welcomes everyone to come and celebrate the bounty of the fall harvest from Thanksgiving weekend until Halloween. Aside from an incredible pumpkin selection to choose from, visitors can also check out the farm animals, a barnyard adventure play area, wagon rides and the massive two-acre corn maze. Pumpkins and squash are currently being harvested, and you can pick-your-own alongside tomatoes.
Where: 1025 Cragg Road, Greenbank (Uxbridge)
When: Open daily in October, with 9:30 am to 5:00 pm hours on weekends.
Located in beautiful Caledon, Dixie Orchards offers a large variety of pumpkins and squash — perfect for seasonal cooking and baking. Come and spend an afternoon exploring the pumpkin patch, getting lost in the corn maze, and then pick out your perfect pumpkin decorating.
Where: 14,309 Dixie Road, Caledon
When: 10 am to 5 pm daily
Another Caledon pumpkin goldmine, Albion Orchards will be hosting its annual pumpkin harvest in October. Signifying autumn in Caledon, the pumpkin patch opens to the public in October and has pick-your-own pumpkins, white pumpkins, and gourds up for grabs.
Where: 14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon
When: Store open Wednesday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm; Pick-your-own on weekends from 10 am to 4 pm
It’s all about Pumpkinfest at Downey’s Farm Market! From a massive eight-acre corn maze to puppet shows and wagon rides, there is something for everyone at Downey’s. And, of course, there are a ton of pumpkins to choose from. Enjoy the fun daily starting September 21!
Where: 13682 Heart Lake Road, Brampton
When: Daily from September 21, 10 am to 5 pm
Just under 40-minutes from Toronto, you’ll find Reesor’s Farm Market, the perfect place to pick-your-own pumpkin in Markham. The farm is home to a family-friendly corn maze, and also has tons of fall decorations for your home for sale including straw bales, corn stalks, decorative corn, gourds, and mini-pumpkins.
Where: 10825 Ninth Line, Markham
When: Monday to Saturday, 9 am to 6:30 pm
Round The Bend Farm serves up an ideal fall afternoon. You can have fun playing in the corn and straw mazes, feeding the farm animals, and picking the perfect pumpkin. And while you’re there, don’t forget to stop by the farm market where you’ll find plenty of seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh pies, home decor, and much more.
Where: 16225 Jane Street, Kettleby
When: Monday to Friday, 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm
The Stonehaven Farm Market in Campbellville will start offering pick-your-own-pumpkin visits in late September. Here, you’ll find everything you need to make delicious fall pies, not to mention you can get lost in the massive corn maze, and have some serious laughs on the wagon ride.
Where: 7388 Guelph Line, Campbellville
When: Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 pm
Each year hundreds of families visit this farm in October to experience life in rural Burlington, enjoy the fall colours, celebrate the harvest, and just have a lot of fun picking out pumpkins. At Hutchinson Farm, they embrace the diversity of life with an outstanding collection of standard and exotic pumpkins – each and every one grown on their fields in north Burlington. Before you leave, make sure to check out the farm’s Atlantic Giant pumpkins, which weigh up to 220 pounds!
Where: 6202 Walkers Line, Burlington
When: Weekdays 9 am to 6 pm; Weekends 9 am to 5 pm. Closed Mondays, unless its a holiday
This fall marks Pingle’s 32nd season, and if you haven’t had a chance to visit this fall paradise before, we highly recommend heading here ASAP. You’ll find a giant eight-acre corn maze, wagon rides, pick-your-own pumpkins and plenty of fall goodies including seasonal fruits and veggies, and delicious apple and pumpkin pies.
Where: 1805 Taunton Road East, Hampton
When: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, Sunday and holiday Monday, 9 am to 6 pm
Just under an hour from Toronto, Linton’s Farm Market is home to a sprawling farm market selling everything from homegrown veggies and fruit to cheese and jams and preservatives. But more importantly, you will find pick-your-own pumpkins, weekend wagon rides, and a giant corn maze at Linton’s.
Where: 571 Raglan Road East, Oshawa
When: Call 905-655-3949 for their daily Pick-Your-Own report
If you don’t mind a bit of a drive, Murphy’s Farm Market is located just over an hour north of Toronto. Starting September 20, Murphy’s will host its Fall Festival that includes wagon rides to the pumpkin patch where visitors can roam the endless rows of multiple pumpkin varieties in different shapes and sizes. There is also a corn maze, pumpkin cannon show, and a bakery serving homemade pies and desserts.
Where: 5141 Simcoe Road 10, RR 2 Alliston
When: Daily from 9 am to 5 pm
Just under an hour north of Toronto is Cooper’s Farm, a family-owned market farm, using sustainable farming practices. This fall, head to Cooper’s Farm where you’ll get into the festive spirit after going pumpkin picking, enjoy the family-friendly scavenger hunt and get lost in the farm’s sprawling 10-acre corn maze.
Where: 266 Ashworth Road, Zephyr
When: Thursday to Friday, 10 am to 7 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm