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 October 28th. This festival includes duck races, a pumpkin cannon show, train rides, and a zip line.
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.
Merry Farms, Lyndon
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 65 foot pumpkin jumping pillow.
Knox Pumpkin Farm, Clarington
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.
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.
Wagon Wheel Produce, Simcoe
Bring your walking shoes when you visit Wagon Wheel because in addition to pumpkin picking they have a corn maze that spans across 12 acres and hosts a new pattern every year.
You will also find a few furry friends to keep you company while you hunt for the perfect pumpkin – located on the farm is a Goat Walk and a Bunny Kingdom that we recommend you check out while you’re there.
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!