Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other
Halloween activities in Northern Nova Scotia? Scroll down this page and you will see the
all of those in Northern Nova Scotia, sorted by county. 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. Most 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 the info, they don't always report changes to me!
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the
information, please let me know!
If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page!
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Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and
their trips and activities, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), chocolate, coffee, k-cups or to donate to both the
Scouts and U.S. military troops,
click here and help the Boy Scouts!
Updates for February 2020
Most pumpkin patches and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some
earlier! You may also like a
local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!. The world's best
pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the
crust recipe is here! And we have
canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many
pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the
top of the page or the site search.
NOTE: Many of the farms are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages - but they don't tell
anyone, including search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo or us, or redirect their website, thus breaking all links to them. If a link is broken
please click the "click here to report a broken link or blank page" so we can find the replacement link! Thanks!
After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a
Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and
free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your
children to a free Easter egg hunt -
see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt. If you have any questions or suggestions,
feel free to write me!
Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county
Click on Resources above, if you need a county map
- 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.
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."
- 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
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:
- 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:
email@example.com. 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!.
- Ridgewood Field of Screams - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, 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:
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
- 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.