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 favorite 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!
In Season Now: Pumpkins
Brooks Farms, Mount Albert
Not only will you find pick-your-own pumpkins, but you can also enjoy their Fun Fall Festival every weekend until November 5th! This festival includes duck races, a pumpkin cannon show, train rides, a zip line.
McCully’s Hill Farm, Stratford
This Oxford County farm has it all! Their Harvest Festival runs every weekend in October and you’ll find pumpkin picking, face painting, a craft tent and even a pumpkin catapult!
HINT: Don’t miss out on their farm store! They offer local meats, homemade preserves and seasonal produce.
Forsyth Family Farms, Uxbridge
Every weekend in October Forsyth Family Farms throws a Harvest Festival featuring scavenger hunts, wagon rides, cookie decorating, pumpkin crafts and press-your-own cider. Plus pumpkin picking of course!
Pingle’s Farm, Hampton
This farm offers visitors free wagon rides to their pumpkin patch where you can pick your heart out! You’ll also find mini-golf, farm animals and a corn maze!
Andrew’s Scenic Acres, Milton
Andrew’s Scenic Acres has fun for the whole family! Pumpkin picking is available until October 31st, and during the month of October they also offer a corn maze, straw mountain and a haunted forest.
Hutchinson Farm, Burlington
This farm has one of the most diverse pumpkin selections we’ve ever seen! Pick classic pumpkins, red pumpkins, white pumpkins, blue pumpkins, and if you’re really adventurous, you can even pick a 300 pound pumpkin!