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Ontario’s Best Pumpkin Picking Spots

One for the basket (or in this case wheelbarrow), one for me. It’s a time-honoured tradition, one that affords many delicious opportunities to explore Ontario’s rural places at your own pace.

We’ve gathered up some of our favourite pick-your-own spots into a nice little list for all you pumpkin-loving, bakers and carvers. Take an afternoon, visit a farm and pick your own this season!

As with most activities this year, it’s a good idea to call ahead or check the farm’s website before you go – with limited capacity you may need to book ahead.

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Brooks Farms

Mount Albert, ON

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Not only will you find pick-your-own pumpkins, but you can also enjoy their Fall Fun Festival every weekend until November 1st. This festival includes giant jumping pillows, zip lines, a corn maze, a singing chicken and fox show, plus a bunch of special events.


 

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Forsyth Family Farms

Uxbridge, ON

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New this year, visit the farm for their 9-hole scavenger hunt featuring farm and nature trivia. Plus they’ll have wagon rides, barnyard adventures and forest walks. Call ahead for crop updates and picking hours.


 

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Merry Farms

Lyndon, ON

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Merry Farms is one of the largest Christmas tree farms in Ontario and it makes for a truly magical experience to be surrounded by Christmas trees while you pick pumpkins.

While you’re there we also suggest checking out some of their other attractions like their obstacle course, pedal kart race track and their huge climbing spider web.


Knox Pumpkin Farm

Clarington, ON

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This historic farm offers pick-your-own pumpkins with a slice of history. The farmhouse was built in 1887 and has been the heart of the family every since.

Visit Knox Pumpkin Farm and you will feel like you’re part of the family as well as you take a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch.


 

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Pingle’s Farm

Hampton, ON

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This year is the first-ever Pringles Harvest Festival! Happening on weekends until the end of October, you can take in the fall air with an 8-acre corn maze, hot drinks, kids play area, and food vendors. Starting in October the pumpkin patch will open, to pick-your-own – make sure you get your tickets in advance.


Happy pumpkin picking everyone! Stay tuned for more pick-your-own and fun fall activities.