Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Central Ontario (Coburg, Peterborough, etc)?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Central Ontario (Coburg, Peterborough, etc), 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.

Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

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 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 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.

Keep in mind, many farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Haunted Houses are trying to cope with rapidly changing state COVID requirements: ALWAYS see their own website, Facebook page or call them before you go.

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 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

Haliburton (Haliburton, Minden)

Kawartha Lakes (Little Britain)

Northumberland (Brighton, Cobourg, Grafton, Port Hope, Roseneath, Trent Hills)

  • Carruthers Country Fields - raspberries, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce, gift shop
    9883 Danforth Rd east, Cobourg, ON K9A 4J8. Phone: 905-372-3705. Alternate phone: 905-373-2879. Email us at: Directions: From Toronto take 401 east to Cobourg ,take exit 474 go south to first lights, turn left onto Densmore Road (it turns into Danforth Rd) follow east 7 km to 9883 Danforth Rd Watch for signs. . We are open May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Our hours are: When asparagus starts in May we are open Monday to Sunday from 8am to 8pm until End of December. Payment: Cash, only. In season we have already picked asparagus, green beans, tomatoes, sweetcorn, squash, egg plant, peppers, cucumbers, lots of gourds, Indian corn and lots more. Give us a call for in season produce . 
  • Cricklewood Farm - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce, farm market, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area, school tours
    27 Grandview Road, Brighton, ON K0K 1H0. Phone: 613-475-4293. Email: Open: Corn Maze is open Saturday, August 3rd to November 4th, from 9:30 to 4:30, Sunday to Friday and 9:30 to 6:00 Saturday; Market is open August 3rd to November 10th from 9:30 to 5:30 Sunday to Friday, and from9:30 to 6:00 on Saturday; and November 14th to 30th on Thursday to Sunday from 11:00am to 4:00pm; Note: Last walk through the maze starts no later than one hour before closing time; Twilight Walks: 9:30 to 9:00 on August 31st, September 28, October 12, 19, 26; Monster Hunt is held toward the end of October:  Watch for confirmed dates just before Halloween. Directions: From the 401 (Toronto), take the Big Apple exit (497) and drive south to Colborne. Turn left onto King Street (Hwy 2) and drive 10 km. From the 401 (Kingston) take the Brighton exit (509) and drive south to the first set of stoplights in Brighton. Turn right onto Main Street (Hwy 2) and drive 3 km. Cricklewood Farm is on the south side of the road. And for a map to our farm, click here.  Raspberries, summer: mid July to mid August; Apples available from mid August to mid October; Pumpkins available mid September to end of October; Corn maze is open July 29 to early November;. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. We have over forty varieties of apples. Thirteen of these are available for pick your own. We also grow sweet corn, squash, tomatoes and sell cider, honey, home baked pies and cookies, candy and caramel apples.  
  • Dunnett Orchards - Raspberries, apples, pumpkins
    Dundas Street, Brighton, ON. Phone: 613-475-0465. Directions: Take Hwy. 401 (exit 509 Brighton) south to County Rd. 2. Turn east on Dundas St. for 1 km. Open: daily, 8 am to 7 pm, July to November. Also prepicked tart cherries, plums, tomatoes, squash, honey.
  • Pine Ridge Nursery and Vegetable Market - pumpkins
    Cobourg, ON. Phone: 905-372-8848. Directions: Take Burnham St. exit from Hwy 401; Go south, turn right on Elgin Street, 1 mile west of Cobourg. Open: daily, April to Oct, from 8 am to 9 pm.

Peterborough (Braund Port, Downers Corners, Edmison Heights, Hunters Ridge, Nassau)

  • Buckhorn Berry Farm - Pumpkin Patch, Pumpkin festival with haunter barn, hay rides to the pumpkin patch, magic shows, pumpkin catapult
    Deer Bay Road, Buckhorn, ON. Phone: 705-657-8888. Open: June to October; 2013 Pumpkinfest Dates: October 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26 & 27 from 11am to 5pm. Directions: 1 mile south of Buckhorn off Peterborough County 23 (Buckhorn Rd.) on Deer Bay Rd. Just follow the signs. Restrooms. Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins are available for purchase and our chip truck is available for purchasing hot dogs, french fries, sausage on a bun and cold drinks. Hot drinks, desserts and yogurt are available at the Market. Visitors are welcome to bring their own snacks and lunches. Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins are available for purchase and our chip truck is available for purchasing hot dogs, french fries, sausage on a bun and cold drinks. Hot drinks, desserts and yogurt are available at the Market. Visitors are welcome to bring their own snacks and lunches. In the fall there is a pumpkin festival with haunter barn, hay rides to the pumpkin patch, magic shows, pumpkin catapult, lots of other fun stuff! Formerly called Caza Berry Farm/.  
    A visitor writes on June 02, 2009:
    "Loved it! "
  • Stellmar Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, porta-potties, events at your location (call for info)
    136 Sand Bar Road, Little Britain, ON K0M2C0. Phone: 705-786-0431. Email: Open: 21 September 2013 to 26 October 2013 (Weekends (Sat and Sun) only) from 10am to 5 pm; Also open Thanksgiving Monday. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: From Peterborough 1. Take Highway 7 to Little Britain Road (You will see a Ford tractor dealership on corner) 2. Turn LEFT and follow Little Britain Road to the yellow flashing light which is Elm Tree Road 3. Turn LEFT and travel for about 11 kms. You will travel around 3 curves and reach Sand Bar Road 4. Turn LEFT and travel to 136 Sand Bar Road Stellmar farm is on the left about 1/2 mile on the left. Click here for a map and directions. Face Painting available only on (September 28, 2013) only (both Saturday and Sunday 10 am to 4 pm). Payment: Cash, only. Come and see the award winning giant pumpkins and giant squash that make this farm unique in the area. Come to the craft barn where you will find a stunning assortment of dried and silk flower arrangements made from flowers grown right on the farm. Check out our hand painted gourds and decorate with the many varieties of decorative corn, gourds, and squash. The aroma of mulled cider warming near the woodstove will warm your heart. You will find plenty of parking and wheelchair accessibility. 
  • Welcome Produce Market - pumpkins
    4754 Fourth Line, Port Hope, ON, L1A-3V5. Phone: 905-753-2302. Directions: North of Hwy 401 (500m) at exit 461 on Hwy 2, Port Hope. Near Peterborough. Also has prepicked apples and a bakery! Upick Strawberries, Raspberries.