This page provides a detailed list of Nova Scotia's pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hay rides and other Halloween farm stuff!! Click here to see the listings of pumpkin patches, corn mazes and farms in Nova Scotia or just scroll down the page! Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands. All should have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To really make it fun for your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride. There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm all information, they don't always report changes to me!
We have loads of related resources here, too.
- What is the history of Halloween?
- Halloween around the world
- Halloween facts
- How to choose a pumpkin
- How to EASILY carve a beautiful Jack-O-Lantern, fully illustrated!
- How to make a pumpkin pie from an actual pumpkin (it's easy!)
- Other pumpkin recipes (pie, soup, bread, roasted seeds)
- History of the Jack-o-Lantern
- Tips for a safe and fun Halloween
- Halloween clip art
- Pumpkin Facts and What to do with the pumpkin after Halloween.
- Halloween links to Halloween web sites
On our Pick-your-own website, we also have pages with our own simple instructions on canning, freezing and drying many other fruits and vegetables, such as how to make jam, apple butter, applesauce, spaghetti sauce, salsa, pickles, ketchup or freezing corn (these links open new pages, just close them to return here). Be sure to come back at Christmas if you are looking for a cut-your-own Christmas tree farm! Look at the bottom of the page for links to resources on home canning, picking tips, recipes, etc..
I'm always looking for more to add and feedback about any patch, stand or farm you have visited, so write me using the Feedback form! And if you have a farm and want to add it or correct the information, please click on Add My Farm!
If you are looking for other fruits or vegetables to pick, or for cut-your-own Christmas trees, click here to go to www.PickYourOwn.org!
Vista Bella Farm Orchard and Apiary -
pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or
farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Honey from hives on
the farm, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises),
porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food),
pedal kart track, school tours, group reservations, events at
your location (call for info)
2859 Malagash Road, Malagash, NS B0K 1E0. Phone: 902-257-2288. Fax: 902-257-2480. Email: email@example.com. Open: Month of October Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Directions: Please look our farm up on Google Maps. WE are located approximately five km's from the popular Jost Winery. Payment: Cash, Cheque.
- Anthony L. Morse/Morse's Farm Ltd. -
pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce,
restrooms, picnic area, farm animals
114 East Main St., Berwick, NS B0P 1E0. Phone: (902) 538-8446. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: The 5th generation 200acre family farm is located at the east end of the town of Berwick, Kings County, NS. 15 min to our west is CFB Greenwood, and 25 min to our east is the town of Wolfville, home of Acadia University. Open: U-Pick strawberries - open weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm and weekends from 8 am to 5 pm U-Pick strawberries run from mid-June to mid-July. Open daily with special Canada Day weekend deals. Pumpkin season generally runs from mid-late September to the end of October Payment: Cash, only. We grow 20 acres of fresh market/u-pick strawberries along with 35 acres of early market table potatoes. We also grow 3-4 acres of pumpkins, and 1-2 acres of mixed vegetables (peas, beans, tomatoes...etc.) A 30 cow 'natural' beef herd manages a certain % of our farm land base, along with the hay crops for feed in rotation.
Dempsey Corner Orchards - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples,
pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from
the field, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted
house, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, petting
zoo, farm animals, school tours, events at your location (call for
2717 Route 221, Aylesford, NS B0P 1C0. Phone: 902-847-1855. Email: email@example.com. Open: 7 days a week from 10 until 5 yes, that includes Sunday. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Just North of Exit 16 in the Annapolis Valley and follow the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: September 25, 2009) (UPDATED: April 30, 2013)
- Evan's Family Farm - corn maze, picnic
area, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area
13808 Highway #1, Wilmot, NS B0P 1W0. Phone: 902-825-3878. Open: Mon-Friday 1-7, Weekends & holidays 10-7. Corn maze open 25 August to 1 November. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only.. corn maze, sell farm fresh brown eggs (ADDED: September 06, 2010, suggested by a visitor)
A visitor writes on September 06, 2010: "love it!!!"
- Inglis Farm - apples, plums, pears, cherries
Civic #2611 Tupperville Highway 201, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia. Phone: 902-665-2427. Directions: 6 miles west of Bridgetown, 10 miles east of Annapolis Royal. Farm & orchard tours, old varieties of apples (call ahead); visit Acadian cellar site; tea & coffee on a Century Farmhouse lawn, parking for buses. Contact: Marion Inglis,
- Inglis Orchard View Farm - apples
Civic # 2692 Highway 201, Exit 21, follow signs to Tupperville, 2.2 km past Tupperville sign. Certified organic since 1991, OCIA and NSOGA, sweet cider year round. Contact: Jim & Loretta Inglis, Phone: 902-665-4005.
Sun Set Acres Farm - beans, beets, blueberries, broccoli, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), cucumbers, grapes, melons, onions, other berries, pears, peas, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, rhubarb, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, Other fruit or veg, Turkeys (organic, not-hormone-fed), Christmas trees-you choose and you cut, Christmas trees- you choose and we cut, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, saws provided, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, petting zoo
1763 Hwy #10 , Springfield, NS B0R1H0. Fax: 902-547-2924. Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. . We are open April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Our hours are: Our hours are: Open Monday to Friday 7am to 8pm, Saturdays 7am-5pm, Sundays 8am-5pm We follow organic methods, but are not yet certified. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We offer to the public Organic Farming & CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) where you as the consumer may purchase either HALF, FULL of FAMILY Shares to our farm. At a set rate for the upcoming harvest season. We like our new members and current members to please subscribe to our farm before November 30, of each year for the following growing season as this is the time we start planning our gardens and crops for the upcoming growing season. This is a big help so we know and can plan how much we need to grow in order to make our harvest supply best.
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose and Cut varieties: Balsam Fir.
You Choose and We cut varieties: Balsam Fir.
PreCut varieties: Balsam Fir.
- Taylor Farms - corn maze, farm market
Number 7 Highway, Lochaber, Antigonish, NS B2G 2L3. Phone: 902-783-2530. Directions: 13 miles out Number 7 highway from Antigonish. Second strawberry farm on the left as you come into Lochaber. Our hours are: Monday to Saturday, call for hours. (UPDATED: October 24, 2009)
A visitor writes on October 24, 2009: "My sister in law and her family were recently at a corn maze at Taylor's Farm which is on the #7 highway about 20 minutes from Antigonish. It's a self-serve one with pumpkins and gourds for sale as well. It was awesome! There's a sweet giftshop with baked goods, preserves, berries, etc. We enjoyed it immensely."
Family farm - corn maze, petting zoo,
Milleville, NS. Phone: 902-674-2644. Directions: Exit 16, located 2 miles down King's Grove Road, Mineville, Nova Scotia, Canada. They offer a full produce and bakery. They also sell all your fall decorating needs...hay gourds pumpkins etc. Sometimes they even have a bounce tent for the kids :) (UPDATED: October 11, 2008)
A visitor writes on October 05, 2008: "I love going there every fall !!" (ADDED: October 05, 2008, suggested by a visitor)
- Rendell's Farm - strawberries, pumpkins
95 Millcreek Road, Point Aconi, Nova Scotia. Phone: 902-736-1547 or 902-736-3118, Fax: 902-736-0623, Email: email@example.com . Celtic Country Market with home baking, crafts, fruits & vegetables, ice cream, Open: 7 am-7 pm,(weather permitting). Contact: Edward & Jody Rendell,
Stables and Ridin High Ranch - pumpkin patch, hay rides,
Johnson Road, North Sydney, NS, b2a 2b2. Phone: 902-794-8359. A visitor tells me "They do sleigh rides out to a pumkin patch in the fall time tons of fun! they do trail rides and children's birthday parties alot of different things and they even have black gold compost(manure). "
- Captain Cob's Cornundrum - Pumpkins,
restrooms, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area,
corn maze, pumpkin patch in the field, pumpkins (brought in from the
field), Bouncy castle or moon bounce, petting zoo, group tours
Off exit to Masstopwn Market, Nova Scotia. Open: July 16th, 2012 11 am til dusk, 7 Days a Week until August 31st. Sept 1st, open Weekends. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . Features a pirate-themed activty area, a Harvest for Hunger Corn Maze, with 1$ from admissions going to this charitable group. New in 2012, petting Zoo, 2 ziplines shaded picnic tables and multi-age,large playstructure. Again, large Bouncy House, Jumpimg pillow, sandbox and small digger area. Covered wagon rides and educational corn-maze that features clues, punch cards and a chance to win prizes upon solving the riddles. Pirate theme carries into ship-shaped maze and decorative features. Maze participants are rewarded with a token from the pirates booty which are cashed in for a chocolate coin. Moonlight mazes. Asmission: $12/adult, $10/child/senior, under 4: free. Family Pass: $35, Family Season Pass: $99 (ADDED: August 29, 2012, suggested by a visitor)
Riverbreeze Strawberries & Cornmaze - pumpkins, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, train rides, corn maze, haunted corn maze,
pig races, goat walk, wagon rides, Bounce house or pillow, haunted
house, U-pick and already picked, birthday parties, school tours
660 Onslow Road, Truro, NS B6L5L5. Phone: 902-895-6541. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: See our cornmaze page link near the top "how to find us". Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. Come enjoy our award winning entertainment farm....CNTA attraction of the year, TDCoC Business of the Year and Atlantic Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers....RiverBreeze....growing farm fresh family fun!. (UPDATED: March 17, 2011)
Ridgewood Field of Screams - pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, haunted corn
maze, goat walk, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, haunted house,
porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house,
ziplines, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group
246 West Linden Road, Amherst, NS B4H 3Y2. Phone: 902-664-8103. Email: email@example.com. Open: Thursdays in October from 7 pm to 10 pm for flashlight nights, Friday to Sunday in September and October from 11 am to 6 pm for day time family fun, Friday and Saturday nights in October from 7 pm to 10 pm for haunted maze and haunted houses. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Off the sunrise trail in Linden, between Amherst and Pugwash, turn down the West Linden Road We are 1.3 km down the road. Watch for the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: October 22, 2014) (ADDED: October 22, 2009) (UPDATED: October 11, 2010)
The Haunted Hollow - haunted trail, snacks and refreshment stand,
1561 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains, NS B4B1P6. Phone: na. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Haunted walking trail through the woods on October 8th and 9th, 14th and 15th, 21st and 22nd and 28th and 29th; from 7:38 am to 9:00 pm; Weather Permitting! Check website for updates; 2011 prices: $10.00 per person and on October 22nd we will open early Starting at 6:30 to 8 it will be a "kids night" so the younger ones can come and enjoy the fun as well. ; Run by Student Volunteers; Directions: The Haunted Hollow is located on the top of the hill, on the right hand side of the road, coming from Bedford between Voyager Way and Lucasville Road; Click here for a map and directions; Payment: Cash, only. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: The Haunted Hollow is located on the top of the hill, on the right hand side of the road, coming from Bedford between Voyager Way and Lucasville Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: September 15, 2011)
- Daniel's U-Pick - apples, pears, pumpkins
#4473 Chester Road, Route 14, 1 mile before Mt. Martock, Nova Scotia. Phone: 902-798-0684; toll free from HRM only - 866-6666 798-0684, Fax: 902-798-0543. (phone ahead first) . On site features: pre-picked apples, pears, plums, jams & jellies, pumpkins, squash, sweet apple cider, deer apples. Facilities/attractions: wagon rides, orchard tours by appointment only (September and October), Open: Only September & Oct, 10 am-6 pm.. Contact: Phil Daniels,
Dill Enterprises - pumpkins
RR#1 400 College Road, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada BON 2T0. Phone: (902) 798-2728. Fax: (902) 798-0842. Email: email@example.comOpen: September to October, Daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; November - June on Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; July - August Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm; We are open on Labor Day, Canada's Thanksgiving and Halloween; We are closed on all other holidays. Directions: from Halifax or the Valley, take highway 101, exit 6, follow signs for "Dill's Atlantic Giant". We are located at 400 College Rd., Windsor We grow over 50 different types of pumpkins, squash and gourds. We have a small gift shop on site which has many different pumpkin souvenirs, seeds, books, pumpkin baked goods and preserves (October only) along with many other pumpkin items. We also carry apples, cornstalks, compost tea and Neptune's Harvest Fertilizer. During the months of May and June, we offer giant pumpkin transplants. For those interested in a transplant(s), please contact Diana or by email (above). There is no charge for admission, We provide parking and there is one bathroom on site. Adult Bus Tours are welcome, however, reservations are a must! (please take note of bathroom facilities). We are not accepting school tours at this time. Dogs are welcome, must be on leash and cleaned up after. At this time, we do not offer hay rides nor do we have corn mazes.
- Boates Vinegar & U-Pick - apples & pears
432 Bligh Road. . Contact: Brian or Keith Boates, Phone: 902-678-7671, Fax: 902-678-0771, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dempsey Corner Orchards - Apples, blueberries, carrots, cherries, corn (sweet), currants (red and black), grapes, onions, pears, peaches, plums, pumpkins, raspberries, summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, other vegetables, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo
2717 Route 221, Aylesford, NS B0P 1C0. Email us at: email@example.com. Directions: Just north of exit 16 in the Annapolis Valley and follow the bright pink signs. Our hours are: 10 to 6 7 days per week Payment: Cash, Check.
- Elderkin's Farm Market and U-Pick - apples, pears,
#10362 Hwy #1, Greenwich, Nova Scotia. Phone: 902-542-7198, Fax: 902-542-3842. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Take exit 11 off Hwy 101, keep right to wolfville
On site features: full line farm market, Scotsburn ice cream, sweet & hard cider, bakery items made from scratch with no additives or preservatives, crafts, gifts, fruit trees, perennials and shrubs for sale, adopt-a -tree. Facilities/attractions: blossom tours, wagon rides, fish pond, farm animals, picnic tables and the best view in the Valley with a pleasant walk. Contact: Peter Elderkin,
- Foote Family Farm - apples, pears, plums, pumpkins
1972 Woodville Road, Woodville, Nova Scotia. Phone: 902-678-4371, Fax: 902-678-1375, Email: email@example.com. Directions: north of Highway 221 at Woodville. On site features: honey, apple cider, beekeeping supplies, walking trail, picnic area. Contact: George or Trina Foote,
- Fuller Brothers Farm - apples, pears, plums, pumpkins
Avonport, NS. Phone: 902-542-1825, Fax: 902-542-0613, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Turn left at Exit 9 off 101, follow signs for 1 mile, 40 minutes from metro. On site features: washroom facilities, pre-picked apples, pears, plums, peaches, pumpkins. Contact: Jonathan Fuller,
- Gates U-Pick - apples (Cortland, Macs, Gravs, Red Delicious, Spy,
Nova Mac, Mira, Prima just to name a few varieties), pears, pumpkins
1263 Starr's Point Road, Port Williams. Phone: 902-542-9340, Fax: 902-542-1656. Directions: Take exit 11 off 101 Hwy at Old Orchard Inn, follow signs to Port Williams. On site features: pre-picked fruit and a no-spray section, school buses welcome, free wagon rides, picnic tables, ducks and geese on ponds. Open: 9 am to 6 pm, September 1-October 30.. Contact: Doug or Marianne Gates,
- Maize Maze - corn maze
Elmridge Farm, 765 Baines Road, Centreville, Nova Scotia, B0P 1J0. (anyone have a phone number for them?)
- Noggins Corner Farm Ltd.
- Corn Maze, Barnyard Adventure, U-Pick pumpkins, apples and flowers.
10009 Hwy #1, Greenwich, Nova Scotia, Canada. Phone: 902-542-5515. Directions: Exit 11 off Hwy 101, proceed to bottom of the hill, look for large Farm Market sign on the roof, turn left on Hwy # 1. Noggins Corner Farm is about 500 yd down the road on your right. Open: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm. Historic walking trails. Admission; adults $5.00,
children (5 - 15) $4.00, under 5 free. Come visit our farm market featuring Valley grown farm, fresh produce including, peaches, pears, over 30 varieties of apples, sweet corn, squash and all sizes of pumpkins.
- Oakview Farm - apples, free range
7 Longspell Road, outside Canning, NS. Phone: 902-582-7454, Email: email@example.com. Contact: Jennifer & Kevin Graham.
- Stonehenge Farm - apples
2380 Harmony Road, Aylesford. Phone: 902-847-9146, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Exit 16 off Hwy 101, south 7 km on Victoria Road, Left at Harmony Road sign. On site features: adopt your own apples tree with certificate and tree sign. Tourism attractions in the local area: Oaklawn Farm Zoo - 4 km.
Willowbank Upick Farm - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples,
pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from
the field, corn maze, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze,
tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, picnic area, pony rides,
petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding
parties, school tours
Starrs Point, Exit 11 off 101 Highway, Port Williams, NS B0P 1T0. Phone: 902 542 9153 . Fax: nil. Email: email@example.com. Open: Early September to Late October 7 days a week; 9am to 5:30pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Take Exit 11 off the 101 highway (Greenwich) Head North on route #358 to Port Williams, follow the signs for the Historic Prescott Museum and watch for Willowbank Upick signs along the way. Turn Right at the white church in Port Williams on to Starr's Point Road. We are only 5 minutes from the Old Orchard Inn which is located at exit 11 off the 101. Click here for a map and directions. Open Each Fall the weekend after Labor Day, until Late October. Payment: Cash, only. A family operation who welcome you to our home on the beautiful Cornwallis River, with nice views of Acadia University, the town of Wolfville and Acadian dykelands. (UPDATED: July 06, 2009)
- Indian Garden Farm - This farm has upicks and wagon rides and
farm tours in late September. Does anyone know what else they offer?
here to write to me!
15401 Hwy 3, Hebbville, Nova Scotia. Directions: located off Highway #3 down the hill from the cemetery.
- Do you know of any pumpkin patches, corn mazes, or other special Halloween events in this county? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!
Do you know of any more pumpkin patches, corn mazes, or other special Halloween events? Please tell me about them - Click here to write to me!
Pumpkins on TV! The TV series "Glutton for Punishment" which airs on Food Network.
Host Bob Blumer (The Surreal Gourmet) will travel to Nova Scotia this fall to film an upcoming episode. His challenge will be to carve out a giant pumpkin and paddle it across Lake Pezaquid at the annual Pumpkin Regatta in Windsor, Nova Scotia, October 14, 2007. Season Two scheduled to air winter 2008!
You can catch season one of Glutton for Punishment on the air now! Bob seeks out extreme epicurean challenges around the world in this exciting new series. Whether it's braving the heat as a BBQ Pit Master in Kansas City or braving the elements during five days of backbreaking grape picking in Germany, there is no distance too far and no challenge too intimidating for this genuine Glutton for Punishment!
To view the live broadcast of the pumpkin, go to: www.gluttonforpunishment.tv
What it is:
- A live web cam of a giant pumpkin growing in a pumpkin patch at the Dill
- family farm in Windsor, Nova Scotia!
- - updated every 30 seconds
- - puts on up to 30 pounds a day!