Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Western Nova Scotia?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Western 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! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

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 September 2019

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 pie crust recipe is here! And we have home 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.

After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a local 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

Annapolis

  • 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: morsesfarm@ns.sympatico.ca. 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 info)
    2717 Route 221, Aylesford, NS B0P 1C0. Phone: 902-847-1855. Email: dempseycornerorchards@ns.aliantzinc.ca. 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.
  • 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
    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: sunsetacresfarm@hotmail.com. . 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.

Digby

Kings

  • Boates Vinegar & U-Pick - apples & pears
    432 Bligh Road. . Contact: Brian or Keith Boates, Phone: 902-678-7671, Fax: 902-678-0771, Email: kb@xcountry.tv 
  • 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: dempseycornerorchards@ns.aliantzinc.ca. 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, pumpkins, Trout
    #10362 Hwy #1, Greenwich, Nova Scotia. Phone: 902-542-7198, Fax: 902-542-3842. Email: elderkinsapples@accesswave.ca. 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: trina@footefamilyfarm.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: jk.fuller@ns.sympatico.ca. 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 - No pesticides are used, apples, peaches, raspberries (black), strawberries, Fresh eggs, U-pick and already picked, porta-potties
    7 Longspell Branch, Kingsport, NS B0P 1H0. Phone: (902) 582-7454. Fax: 9025827454. Email: oakview@xcountry.tv. Open: Hours and availability of crops to pick varies considerably; please call or email for current availability and hours. Directions: Take exit 11 on highway 101, proceed north to Canning and stay on highway 221 to Kingsport. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberry season is typically July 1 to July 20th; Peach season is typically August 15 to September 15. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. We are a non spray farm. We have free run brown eggs available at the farm. (UPDATED: July 10, 2018)
  • Stirling Fruit Farms - strawberries, apples, corn maze, pumpkins
    10317 Highway 1, Greenwich, Nova Scotia, Canada B4P 2R2. Phone: 902-542-3763.Email: greatapples@stirlingfruitfarms.ca. Open: daily, but Always check ahead for hours of operation. We have seasonal U-Picks at our Wolfville location in the Annapolis Valley.  Join us in the summer for our Strawberry U-Pick and from early September to the end of October for our Apple U-Pick and Pumpkin U-Pick. Enjoy fall fun on our hayrides and get lost in our popular corn maze! Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (ADDED: July 20, 2018, JBS)
  • Stonehenge Farm - apples
    2380 Harmony Road, Aylesford. Phone: 902-847-9146, Email: r.t.johnson@ns.sympatico.ca.  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, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, 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: info@willowbankupick.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.

Lunenburg

  • Indian Garden Farm - This farm has upicks and wagon rides and farm tours in late September. Does anyone know what else they offer? Click here to write to me!
    15401 Hwy 3, Hebbville, Nova Scotia. Directions: located off Highway #3 down the hill from the cemetery. 

Queens

  • 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!

Shelburne

Yarmouth

 

 

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