Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Perth-Huron area of Ontario?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Perth-Huron area of Ontario, 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

Huron (Bayfield, Bluewater, Clinton, Goderich, Huron East, Mitchell, Varna, Wingham)

Perth District (East Perth, West Perth, St. Mary's, Stratford area)

  • Smelski Giant Pumpkins - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted trail, Honey from hives on the farm
    1899 Line 34, Shakespeare, ON N0B 2P0. Phone: 519-625-1399. Email: Open: 7 days a week; call for hours. Directions: Between New Hamburg and Shakespeare 3 km's East of Shakespeare on Highway 7 & 8 911# 1899 Directly beside the Fryfogel Inn Historic Site. Click here for a map and directions. Strawberries: Mid June to mid July Blueberries: End of July to mid August. Payment: Cash, only. On the way to the Stratford Festival.

Waterloo (Breslau, Cambridge, Kitchener,North Dumfries, Wellesley, Wilmot, Woolrich)

  • Nauman's Farm & Country Market - pumpkins, raspberries, winter squash, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides
    3250 Hessen Strasse, St. Clements, ON N0B 2M0. Phone: 519-699-5524. Fax: 519-699-4601. Email us at: Open: September Thru October 31st, Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Directions: from Weber & Benjamin Road turn onto Benjamin Rd. head west on Benjamin Rd to end of Benjamin Rd.(approximately6 KM from Weber St.Atend of Benjamin Rd. turn right onto Kressler Rd. travell approx 50 feet on Kressler turn left onto Hessen Strasse go west on Hessen Strasse about 1KM to #3250 Hessen Strasse turn left into laneway BIG blue sign at end of Lane that says NAUMAN'S FARM . We are open July, August, September, October. Our hours are: Monday to Friday 9 AM to 6 pm Saturday & Sunday 9 AM to 6 pm raspberries open 1st week July till end of Aug. Corn Maze opens 1st weekend of Aug (Civic Holiday Weekend) till end of October Pumpkins from mid September till October 31 Farm Market opened from 1st week of July to October 31 Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Farm Market has locally grown produce, preserves and baked goods from our Mennonite neighbours. also flowers and plants and gifts. 
  • Snyder's Family Farm - corn maze, pumpkins, hayrides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    936685 Blenheim Rd. , Bright, ON N0J 1B0. Phone: (519) 632-7356. Fax: (519) 632-7386. Email: Open:  the last two weekends in September, and all of October; click here for current hours. Directions: Just outside of Ayr, Ontario. Located on Hwy 97(Cedar Creek Rd.) and Blenheim Rd. 20 minutes West Of Waterloo/Kitchener/Cambridge. And for a map to our farm, click here. Fall Festival Events- Pick your own pumpkins and 16 fun family activities are open for 5 weekends every year, Including Thanksgiving Monday. Opening weekend, last weekend in September. Christmas tree sales start the first weekend of December. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Also offer evening Haunted hay ride. Recommended for adults and children over 10 years of age. all is back, and Snyder's Family Farm is ready to harvest FARMTASTIC family memories. With our 10 Acre Pumpkin Patch, friendly Farm Animals, famous Country Hayride and more than 16 Fall Fun Attractions Snyders Family Farm is the largest outdoor fall attraction in Kitchener Ontario.  
    A visitor writes on September 18, 2012:
    "I went last year, and my kids loved it. There is a corn maze, a pretty big one, with a look out tower in the middle. A hay ride, goes around the whole property with spooky halloween stuff, and on the last bit of the hayride, they reenacted Red Riding Hood, and interacted with the people on the hay ride. There are animals to feed and pet, there is a bouncy house to play in, baked goods, pizza, hot pretzels and other stuff to eat. A picnic area to eat, or eat in the food place. There is a spooky barn to verify out. There is a train ride that you can go on that goes through the corn and through out the farm. Apparently they are offering school tours now. They have a nursery during the summer., restrooms, gift shop, 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, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, tours of the operation, group tours"
  • Shantz Family Farm - corn maze, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, porta-potties, farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    1544 Bleams Road , RR#2, Petersburg, ON N0B 2H0. Phone: 519-634-5252. Email: Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm; Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm, mid - September to November 1. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: follow Ottawa Street west past Sunrise Center out of Kitchener which turns into Bleams Road 5km on right side or 1 km east of queen street where Bleams and Queen meet.Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Kiddie sized straw maze, large Corn maze, Wagon rides (weekends), Farm animals to see, Snack shack (weekends), Pumpkins and produce. (UPDATED: September 17, 2015)  
  • Mader Family Harvest Farm - pumpkins (brought in from the field), restrooms, gourds
    1130 Maple Grove, Cambridge, ON. Phone: ??? Open: October, Monday to Friday from 2pm to 7pm and weekends and Thanksgiving Monday from 10 am - 6pm . Directions: located just past Toyota, beside the Cambridge Dog Park. Call for directions. Payment: Cash, only. We have the BEST quality pumpkins, gourds, squash, straw bales, corn bundles and much more, all at a fair price.   Come and let your kids see what a farm is like, take pictures and play on the straw bales for free. 
    A visitor writes on October 03, 2011:
    "Lots of variety.  They have pumpkins, gourds, squash, straw bales, corn bundles"
  • Yee Haw Adventure Farm - Pumpkins, pumpkin patch, hayrides, corn maze, haunted maze, haunted barn, farm animals, pig racing
    RR#1 1817 8th Concession, Kirkwall , ON N1S 2X4. Phone: 519-624-0085. Email: Open: Call or email for dates and hours. Directions: Located in Kirkwall, Ontario (just outside of Cambridge), Click here for a map and directions. Yee Haw's Harvest Halloween Hillbilly Hoedown offers a broad variety of attractions and activities for young and old, including Silo climbing, haunted hayrides and Boo Barn, five acre corn maze, twice daily farm animal shows, pick your own pumpkin patch and (of course) 3X daily piggy racin.'  pig races, rock climbing. Treats are available at the Sugar Shack. Lunch available at Jethro's through partnership with the Kinsmen. "Outhouses" available throughout the property.   

Wellington (Guelph, Mapleton, Minto, Puslinch, Wellington area)

  • Everdale Hillsburgh Community Farm - pumpkin patch in the field, farm animals, group tours, restrooms, picnic area,
    5812 Sixth Line, Hillsburgh, ON N0B 1Z0. Phone: 519-855-4859. Email: Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only..
  • Mapleton's Organic Dairy - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, wagon rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    8548 Wellington County Road #7, Moorefield, ON N0G 2K0. Phone: 519-638-1115. Fax: 519-638-1116. Email: Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Victoria Day to Labour Day - 7 days/week, 11am to 6pm Labour Day to Victoria Day - Tuesday to Sarurday, 11am to 5pm. We sell delicious, organic ice cream, frozen yogurt, and fresh yogurt made right on our farm year round; We also have a demonstration barn (The Barnyard) open to the public which houses alpacas, donkeys, cows, turkeys, chickens, bunnies, and pigs; A newly planted cedar-hedge maze and a labyrinth is also available for visitors to explore; Visitors can also enjoy 2 1/2 hours of Farmers golf! See our website for more details. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard, AmEx. Our farm is certified organic and our products certified Local Food Plus. Many of the off-farm ingredients we use are certified Fair Trade.
  • Strom's Farm - Minimizes chemical and pesticide use, corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, school tours
    5089 Wellington Road 32, Guelph, ON N1H 6J4. Phone: 519-822-1070. Email: Open: by the third week of September through October, available 7 days a week 10am to 6pm. Directions: On the West side of Guelph: on Wellington Road 32 between Highway #124 to/from Cambridge and #7 to/from Kitchener. Click here for a map and directions. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Harvest Fun Area (includes corn maze) open weekends/holidays 10am to 6pm; Mazing in the Moonlight (corn maze only) open Monday through Saturday 6pm to 9pm for the last two weeks of October. We minimize use of pesticides and other chemicals. Payment: Cash, Cheque, Debit cards. Sweet Corn, Vegetables and Bakery starts by first week of August. Pumpkins, squash and fall decorations start by third week of September along with weekends for the Harvest Fun Area. See website for specific dates.
  • White Rock Ostrich Farm - cucumbers, tomatoes, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides
    13085 4TH Line, Rockwood, ON. Phone: 519 856 1487. Email us at: Directions: see our website. We are open August, October. Our hours are: See our website for dates. Pick your own Tomatoes- August; Pick your own Cucumbers- August; Pumpkins- October. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Ostrich and Bison meat available. Weekends, concession stand open for delicious barbecued Ostrich Burgers, Ostrich Hotdogs and Bison Burgers.