This page provides a detailed list of Greater Toronto Area (GTA)'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 Greater Toronto Area (GTA) 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
- 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!
Durham (Clarington, Oshawa, Scugog, Whitby)
Brooks Farms - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, train rides, corn maze,
child-sized haybale maze, wagon rides, Honey from hives on the farm,
prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, farm
animals, school tours
122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert, ON L0G 1M0. Phone: 905-473-3920. Fax: 905-473-6192. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Directions: North on highway 404 to Newmarket. Exit on Vivian Road and go east to highway 48. Go north to Mount Albert Road, then east past Mount Albert 3 km to 122/141 Ashworth Rd. Click here for a map and directions. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in May, October. Open: Check website for hours. Strawberries June-July Raspberries July - Oct. Payment: Cash, only. Check website for updates. Asparagus, Rhubarb, Strawberries - Spring. Raspberries, Summer Open June - October. October "Fall Fun Festival" Train Rides, Bouncing Ponies, Alien Mystery Show, Pig Races, Pumpkin Cannons, Pick your own Pumpkins. Great Family Fun. (UPDATED: October 03, 2008)
Forsythe Family Farms - Pumpkins and gourds.
1025 Cragg Rd, Greenbank. Phone: 905-887-1087. Our hours and crops vary depending on the seasons so it is best to call before coming. Located at 1025 Cragg Road, 1 km north of Hwy 47 (Bloomington Road) just west of Hwy. 12 in Greenbank.
- Junker Pumpkin Farm - pumpkins for
sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field,
pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
4440 Garden Street, Whitby, ON L1R 3K5. Phone: 905-655-3211. Open: now through October 31st - Monday to Sunday; Please call for hours. Directions: Located at Taunton Road and Garden Street North. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. (ADDED: October 11, 2012)
Pingles Farm - pick-your-own apples, raspberries, pumpkins,
wagon rides, corn maze, pumpkin patch, prepicked produce
1805 Taunton Rd. East, Hampton, ON, L0B 1J0. Phone: 905-725-6089. Special events for Easter (egg hunt) mothers day, and Halloween... Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to pick your own pumpkin. Make a scarecrow, feed the animals, make your way through the huge corn maze, or experience the haunted corn maze!
Halton (Burlington, Darbyville, Halton Hills, Milton, Oakville)
- Allison's Sweet Corn- Sweet corn, apples, pumpkins
10636 8th Line, Georgetown, ON. Phone: 905-873-8283. Email: email@example.com . Directions: 2 km south of Georgetown. Open: July 1 - October 31, 11 am to 6 pm.
Andrew's Scenic Acres - No
pesticides are used, pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples,
pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the
field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival,
tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, gift shop, concessions /
refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides,
farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
9365 10th Sideroad, Milton, ON L9T 2X9. Phone: 905-878-5807. Fax: 905-878-4997. Email: Farm@AndrewsScenicAcres.com. Open: Pumpkins available in season from September to October. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: Take Hwy 401 to Trafalgar North (exit 328). Drive north approximately 7 km to Siderd #10 (Ashgrove). Drive west to the farm. OR north of 401 on Hwy. 25. Drive east on Road #10. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. We also have Elderberries and wide range of flowers available for pick your own. (ADDED: June 13, 2011)
Chudleigh's Apple Farm - apples, pumpkins
Milton, ON. Phone: 905-878-2725. Farm is located at 9528 Hwy. 25, 3 km north of Hwy. 401. Open July - October daily 10 am to 5 pm; Nov.- December (Fri., Saturday and Sunday) 10 am to 5 pm. Closed Jan - Apr. Located in Milton, Ontario, Canada, about 30 minutes west of Toronto. Every year, in late summer and fall, families come to pick their own apples, and enjoy the farm-themed entertainment area.
Hutchinson Farm - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin
patch- already gathered from the field,
6202 Walkers Line, Burlington, ON L9T 2X6. Phone: 905-335-2515. Email: TheFarmer@hutchinsonfarm.ca. Open: Tuesday to Friday, from 9 am to 6 pm; Saturday and Sunday, from 9 am to 5 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Spring Flower open house: last Sunday in April. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Hutchinson Farm is a family operated farm nestled in the Niagara Escarpment. We only sell what is grown on our fields and in our greenhouses. If commercialized farming, gift shops, or the chaos of "farm entertainment" is not your cup of tea, our farm may be what you're looking for! Other than our crops, we have nothing else to sell, or formal activities. It's just the ongoings of a real farm, a keen interest in food, plus the peace and quiet of the country. Kids with imaginations will not want to leave. (UPDATED: September 27, 2009) (UPDATED: October 16, 2010)
- Merrybrook Farm - pumpkins
4th Line and #5 Sideroad, Milton, ON. Phone: 905-878-6237. From Highway 401, go north on James Snow Pkwy. to Steeles Ave. Go left on Steeles to the 4th Line. Go north to #5 Sideroad. Farm is on northwest corner of 4th Line and #5 Sideroad. Open: daily 9 am to 9 pm.
- Oak Tree Farms - pumpkin patch-pick in
the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, school
12600 Derry Road East, Milton, ON L0P 1E0. Phone: 416 460 7824. Fax: 905 844 2743. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: We are open every day 10 am to 6 pm till Halloween. Directions: We are just west of the intersection of Trafalgar RD and Derry RD Town of Milton at 12600 Derry RD East. Click here for a map and directions. We are harvesting pumpkins now also have several thousand to wholesale. Payment: Cash, only. we have every size pumpkin in 6 different colours and gourds as well as several varieties of squash. (ADDED: October 16, 2010)
Orchalaw Farms - Apples, pumpkins, winter squash, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, train rides, prepicked produce, restrooms, tractor-pulled hay
rides, wagon rides, petting zoo
9726 Heritage Rd., Norval, ON L0P 1. Phone: 905 456 1879. Email: email@example.com. Directions: From the 401 and the 407 head north on Mississauga Rd. to Bovaird, turn left go to Heritage Road, turn left. We are the first farm on the left hand side. . We are open September, October. Our hours are: Everyday 9 am. to 5 pm. September and October We are open everyday from 9 am. to 5 pm. in September and October. Payment: Cash, only. School Tours, Group Tours available.
- Rae’s Farm- apples, pumpkins
Britannia Rd, Hornby, ON. Phone: 905-878-7708. From Hwy. 401, go south on Trafalgar Rd. to Britannia Rd. Turn left and go 1 km. Open daily June - Nov; Strawberries Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm; Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 4 pm; Raspberries 8 am to 1 pm; Apples daily 9 am to 5 pm.
Springridge Farm - Pick your own strawberries. Ready picked
raspberries and pumpkins
7256 Bell School Line, Milton, Ontario. Phone: 905-878-4908. Directions: Take Derry Rd. 5 km west of Hwy. 25. Turn right on Bell School Line, and go 1 km. Also gifts, decorator items, pies, preserves and specialty food. Nestled high on the side of the Niagara Escarpment in Milton. Open daily 9-5 (early April 'til Christmas). Saturdays & Sundays every weekend in October, 10:00 to 4:30 pm, including Thanksgiving Monday. Activities are: Pumpkin Painting, a Wagon Ride to the 5-Acre Corn Trail and The Farm Yard (which includes: Boo Barn, Straw Jumping, Tricky Trails, The Giant Sandbox, Farm Animals and the Witches Mouth).
Stonehaven Farm Market and Pick Your Own - pumpkin patch-
already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze,
child-sized haybale maze, wagon rides, prepicked produce, farm market,
snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
7388 Guelph Line, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0. Phone: 905-875-1870. Fax: 905-875-3900. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: From the 401: Take exit #312 Guelph Line South for 6 km. The farm is on the right side between Steeles Avenue and Derry Road. From the QEW: Take exit #102 Guelph Line North for 17 km. The farm is on the left side between Derry Road and Steeles Avenue. From Milton: Take Derry Road West to the Guelph Line and turn right (North). The farm is 1.5 km on your left. Click here for a map and directions. Updates: Click here for updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Open: See our website for current hours. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. The market features fresh local fruits and vegetables. The market offers a bakery, ice cream, gourmet food items and related giftware, and has seasonal fall decorations such as gourds, straw bales etc. Sweet corn is picked daily. (ADDED: February 23, 2009)
- apples, cider
10101 Hume Court, Halton Hills, ON. Phone: 905-876-4220. From Hwy. 401 at Milton, take Hwy. 25 north to second stoplight. Turn east on No. 5 Sideroad (Reg. Rd. 9/Campbellville Road) and go 1 km east to 3rd Line. (Boston Church Road) Turn north and go 3 km to dead end. (Hume Crt.) Open late Aug. - early Nov, weekends & holidays 9 am to 5 pm.
Peel (Brampton Caledon, Mississauga)
Albion Orchards - pumpkins, Apples, Christmas trees
14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon, Ontario L7C 2Y8. Phone: (905) 584-0354. Email: email@example.com. Open: 10am to 6pm Daily Mid August-October 31st; PICK-YOUR-OWN (PYO) & WAGON RIDES are on WEEKENDS ONLY; winter hours are November & December: 10am to 6pm Mon-Fri, Sat & Sun 10am-5pm, Closing Day: December 23rd. SORRY NO PETS, PICNICS, OR SMOKING. PYO Apples, Country Market (Pies, Jams, Gifts. X-Mas Gifts, X-mas Trees) (UPDATED: January 31, 2013, from their website)
Alferri and Sons - apples, corn maze
8605 Heritage Rd, Huttonville, ON. Phone: 905-455-8202. Wander through the Corn Maze, and visit the Apple Cider Store.
Big Apple Farm
- apples, pumpkins and Raspberries
Heritage Rd., Brampton, ON. Phone: 905-455-8414. From Hwy. 401, north on Mississauga Rd. to Steeles Ave. Turn west to Heritage Rd. and turn north. Follow signs. Apples: daily 9 am to 5 pm.
- Butt's Berry Farm
Brampton, ON. Phone: 905-455-8344. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Take Hwy 401 to either Winston Churchill Blvd. or Mississauga Rd. Go north to Embleton Rd. Turn right or left to 2378 Embleton Rd. (Beside Huttonville School). Call for picking days and conditions; Pumpkins weekends only in October.
- Carl Laidlaw Orchards - Apples,
Raspberries, Pears, wagon rides, Christmas trees
Heritage Rd, Brampton, ON. Phone: 905-456-2095. Directions: take Mississauga Road north from 401 or 407. turn west, left on Steeles Avenue then north, right on Heritage Road. we are on the west side. Our 100 acre farm is on the credit river and is still family owned and run. We offer children's birthday parties. Our raspberry season is mid July until mid August. we open every morning at 8:00 and close when we are picked out. Open: every day from Labour Day weekend until November, 9:00 to 5:00 for our apples, pears, corn, squash and pumpkins. we have over 30 varieties of apples- something for every recipe. We invite you to make an apple pie with us in the barn! We have a weekend applewood fire pit for corn on the cob and roasted hot dogs, a hay barn, animals, wagon rides and vintage tractors to enjoy. Honey, cider, and apple products are available in the barn. Payment: cash, only. Apple varieties: Wealthy, Spartan, Ida, Red Delicious, Mutzu, McIntosh, McGowan, Empire, Golden, Cortland. Take a wagon ride to the orchard and you pick from the trees. Lots of parking, restrooms and easy to find from the 401W, as well as Hwy 7 through Brampton..
A visitor writes: "I think it's a great place for grownups to act like kids again, picking and eating the best apples around in Southern Ontario, as far as I'm concerned after 20 years of picking there!!! Good prices too!"
Dixie Orchards - pumpkins, corn maze, wagon rides, snacks
and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties,
school tours, events at your location (call for info)
14309 Dixie Road, Caledon, ON L7C 2M8. Phone: 905-838-5888. Email: email@example.com. Open: 10 am to 6 pm when produce is in season. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: 1 kilometer north of King Street. 410 north to Mayfield Road, turn right and immediately left onto Dixie Road. Take Dixie Road north for 5 minutes. We are 1 kilometer north of King Street in Southern Caledon. Click here for a map and directions. Raspberries mid July (check website for exact harvest times) Apples September 1st - October 31st. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Free Wagon Rides on Weekends, Free Corn Maze, Free Straw Jump, Bakery, Thanksgiving and Halloween decorations, Pumpkins and squash. (UPDATED: September 19, 2010)
- Domal Orchards - Apples, Honey, Squash, Potatoes
Missisauga Rd, Brampton, ON. Phone: 905-457-9040 or 905-457-6998.
Downey's Farm Market - pumpkin patch- already gathered from
the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay
rides, wagon rides, Turkeys, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
face painting, petting zoo, farm animals, school tours
13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon (just North Of Brampton), ON L7C2J5. Phone: 905-838-2990. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Open: Corn Maze - - Daily Mid August to End of October, 10 am to 5pm Pumpkinfest - - Last Weekend in September to End of October, 10 am to 5pm. Directions: From Toronto, take Highway 401 to Highway 410 North. Exit on Mayfield Road, Turn Left (West). Turn Right (North) on Heart Lake Road. Downey's is located 5km North on right side of the road, just North Of Brampton. Click here for a map and directions. Downey's Corn Maze Adventure is open August 15th to the end of October - night mazes available to groups over 20, please call for availability; Downey's Pumpkinfest is open weekends from the last weekend in September to the end of October. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Downey's hosts numerous events throughout the year. Some of the events include: Downey's Easterfest and Egg Hunt, the July 1st Canada Day Strawberry Festival, Clip Clop the Donkey's Birthday Party Celebration, Downey's Corn Maze Adventure, Downey's Pumpkinfest and Lunch with Santa. Downey's also is a venue for corporate events and picnics, school tours and birthday parties!(UPDATED: September 29, 2009)
- The Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins
Shaws Creek Rd., Alton, ON. Phone: 519-940-9475. Open: August and October weekends, 10 am to dusk. Directions: Take Hwy 10 north from Brampton or south from Orangeville to Hwy 24 west to Shaws Creek Rd. North 3 km to the first intersection. Signs and parking are on the north-east corner.
York (Aurora, Georgina, King, Maple Hill, Markham, Newmarket, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville)
- Farintosh Farms
- apples, pumpkins, vegetables
11858 Warden Avenue, Gormley, ON. Phone: 905-887-5727. From Highway 404, exit at Gormley-Stouffville Road. Go east 3 km to Warden Ave. Turn south and go 1 km. Farm is on west side. Open: Monday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm; Saturday, & Sun. 8 am to 6 pm.
Reesor Farm Market - pumpkins
Ninth Line, Markham, ON. Phone: 905-640-4568. Directions: Take Hwy 404 or Markham Rd to Major Mackenzie Dr. Go east on Major Mackenzie Dr until you come to Ninth Line (11 kms from 404). Watch for signs. Turn left onto Ninth Line for 2 kms. Reesor Farm Market is on right hand side. Call our PYO line for picking times and conditions.
Southbrook Farms - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin
patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, corn maze,
straw or hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, farm market, gift
shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face
painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, school tours, events at your
location (call for info)
1150 Major Mackenzie Dr. West, Richmond Hill, Ontario, ON L4C 4X9. Phone: 905 832-2548. Fax: 905 832-9811. Email: cathy@southbrookcom. Open: September 1 to November 1; Open Daily 9 am to 6 pm; Weekend Activities begin 1st weekend in October; Open Thanksgiving Monday 9 am to 6 pm; Free Admission. Directions: 1150 Major Mackenzie Dr. West. North of Major Mackenzie Dr. East of Dufferin Street. West of Bathurst Street. Exits from 400, 404, or 407. Click here for a map and directions. Fresh Ontario Corn arrives August 1st; Southbrook Farms Barn opens September 1 to November 1; Famous Fresh Baked Pies and Desserts, Homemade Fudge, Cafe- serving Old Fashion Hot Apple Cider, Ontario Vegetables, Weekend Wagon Rides, Children's Carnival and Playground; BBQ Roasted Corn on-the-cob and lots more fun! Open Thanksgiving Monday; Free Admission!. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Southbrook Farms - A yearly Family Tradition! Don't forget to order your fresh baked pies today. Call us!. (UPDATED: July 12, 2010)
Whittamore's Farm - pumpkins, pumpkin patch- already
gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze,
child-sized haybale maze, wagon rides, prepicked produce, snacks and
refreshment stand, restrooms, pony rides, farm animals, birthday
parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
8100 Steeles Ave. East, Markham, ON L6B 1A8. Phone: 905-294-3275. Fax: 905-294-8232. Email: email@example.com. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Open: Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Picking Updates: Click here for picking updates. Crops are usually available in June, July, August, September, October. Open: Farm Market - Monday to Friday 9 am to 7 pm Weekends 9 am to 5 pm Pick Your Own - Summer - Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm Weekends - 7 am to 4 pm Pick Your Own Falltime - Wednesday to Sunday 9 am to 5 pm. Strawberries: Mid June to Mid July, Mid August to Frost Raspberries: Early July to Early August, Late August to Frost. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Pumpkinland for Family Fun. Pumpkin Cannon Show, Singing Chicken Show, Haunted Forest, Mazes, Turbo Slide, Barn Bouncer and so much more.
(UPDATED: September 12, 2008)
Round the Bend Farm
- corn, pumpkins
16225 Jane Street, Kettleby, ON. Phone: 905-727-0023. Highway #400 to Aurora Road (Exit 52). East to Jane Street. South to Round The Bend Farm on the left side. .
Southbrook Farms Pumpkin Patch - pumpkins, pumpkin
patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the
field, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, prepicked
produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand,
restrooms, picnic area, face painting, birthday parties, school tours,
events at your location (call for info)
1150 Major Mackenzie West, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 4X9. Phone: 905 832-2548. Fax: 905 932 9811. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Directions: Located in Richmond Hill on Major Mackenzie Dr. On the North Side of Major Mackenzie Dr. West East of Dufferin Street Exits from 400 404 or 407 Dufferin Street or Bathurst Street. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in August, September, October. Open: Season Begins August to November Open August 1 to November 1, 7 days a week from 9am to 6 pm; open Thanksgiving Monday; Free Admission and Parking. Fresh Sweet Corn August 1 to October 31 Ontario Fall Vegetables September 1 to October 31 Largest selection of Pumpkins in York Region September 1 pm to October 31. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Known for THE BEST PIES IN TOWN - "A Slice of Heaven" Won 1st Prize for Pumpkin Pie - Blueberry Pie - City Post Magazine Family Fun Farm. (UPDATED: February 21, 2009)
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