Find a local pumpkin patch

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

Algoma (Sault St. Marie)

  • Mockbird Hill farms - corn maze, haunted maze, Petting Barn, Garden walks and Woodland Hikes, Goat Walk, Buchan House, Church, corporate events, weddings, birthday parties
    943 Landslide Road, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 6J8, Canada. Phone: (705) 253-4712. Open: Corn Maze - depending on the weather - about August 17th - October 29th;  their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: . Hay rides/Sleigh Rides - by appointment - please call us to book. For nighttime haunted maze, Please bring your own flashlight or purchase one of ours at the gate for $3. The Farm and the Maze will be open weekends plus Labour Day and Thanksgiving Day (Canadian).  The Farm is a working horse-drawn farm so you'll likely see Farmer Bob out working the fields and gardens with the team. He'd be pleased to answer your questions and tell a few tales while he gives the horses a rest. Just be careful - he may put you to work..... that garden always needs weeding! 


Grand Sudbury (Greater Sudbury, Walden, Capreol)

  • Wagonwheel Ranch - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, horse-drawn hay rides, concessions / refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    2200 Kenneth Dr., Val Therese, ON P3P 1S4. Phone: 705-969-8601. Email: Open: Fall Harvest 2012 Starts Thanksgiving Weekend 10am to 4pm and each Weekend in October.  Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: At corner of Lasalle and Notre Dame in Sudbury, head north on Reginal Rd 80. (20 minute drive) Drive through Val Caron and into Val Therese; make 2 lefts at Pizza Hut...(1st left onto Desmarais and go 100 feet and make 2nd left onto Kenneth Dr.) Follow Kenneth 2.5 km; look for orange roof on barn! . Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, Petting Farm, Pony Rides, and Pick a Pumpkin from our Pumpkin Patch! No Reservations Required!.



Rainy River

Sudbury (Outside of Greater Sudbury)

Thunder Bay

  • Gammondale Thunder Bay Pumpkin Fest and Haunted Cornfield - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, corn cannon, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, haunted trail, farm market, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    Gammondale Farm Family Fun, 426 McCluskey Drive, Thunder Bay, ON P7C 4V2. Phone: 807-475-5615. Email: Open: Pumpkin Fest Weekends beginning Saturday, September 26 until Sunday, November 1, 2009 11 am to 5 pm; The Haunted Cornfield dares victims to enter after dark on the last 3 weekends of October 2009. Directions: To reach Gammondale Farm Family Fun, take Highway 61 south. About 15 km from the Thunder Bay Airport, turn right onto McCluskey Drive. Then straight ahead for 4 km, and Gammondale farm is on the right hand side. Click here for a map and directions. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkins and squash are harvested in late September and available at the farm market until October 31, 2009; Gammondale Farm is open year round by reservation for sleigh/hay rides, birthday parties, tours and corporate events. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Gammondale Farm Family Fun hosts many special family events such as the Annual Easter Egg Hunt, The Amazing Race, The Christmas Nativity with Live Animals and year round the big black Percheron horses give hay rides and sleigh rides at the foot of Candy Mountain just south of Thunder Bay, Ontario. 

Timiskaming (Englehart, Kirkland Lake, Temiskaming Shores)

Ottawa (Cumberland, Kanata, Neapean, Ottawa)