Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Central Nova Scotia? Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Central 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.

New for this year, see our Top Ten list of best pumpkins to make pumpkin pies and for baking and cooking. Also, our Master List of 100 Varieties of Pumpkins for every purpose. Then see this page for our easy pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin recipe.

Updates for November 2022

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.  If you are looking for pick your own apples with pumpkins and often also fun activities, see this page.

NOTE: Many farms went out of business in the past 2 years and others are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages 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


  • The Haunted Hollow - haunted trail, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms
    1561 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains, NS B4B1P6. Phone: na. Email: [email protected]. Open: Haunted walking trail through the woods on October 8th and 9th, 14th and 15th, 21st and 22nd and 28th and 29th; from 7:38 am to 9:00 pm; Weather Permitting! Check website for updates; 2011 prices: $10.00 per person and on October 22nd we will open early Starting at 6:30 to 8 it will be a "kids night" so the younger ones can come and enjoy the fun as well. ; Run by Student Volunteers; Directions: The Haunted Hollow is located on the top of the hill, on the right hand side of the road, coming from Bedford between Voyager Way and Lucasville Road; Click here for a map and directions; Payment: Cash, only. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: The Haunted Hollow is located on the top of the hill, on the right hand side of the road, coming from Bedford between Voyager Way and Lucasville Road. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.


  • Daniel's U-Pick - apples, pears, pumpkins
    #4473 Chester Road, Route 14, 1 mile before Mt. Martock, Nova Scotia. Phone: 902-798-0684; toll free from HRM only - 866-6666 798-0684, Fax: 902-798-0543. (phone ahead first) . On site features: pre-picked apples, pears, plums, jams & jellies, pumpkins, squash, sweet apple cider, deer apples. Facilities/attractions: wagon rides, orchard tours by appointment only (September and October), Open: Only September & Oct, 10 am-6 pm.. Contact: Phil Daniels,
  • Howard Dill Enterprises - pumpkins
    RR#1 400 College Road, Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada BON 2T0. Phone: (902) 798-2728. Fax: (902) 798-0842. Email: [email protected]Open: September to October, Daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; November - June on Monday to Friday 9 am to 5:00 pm; July - August Monday to Friday 9 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12 pm to 5:00 pm; We are open on Labor Day, Canada's Thanksgiving and Halloween; We are closed on all other holidays. Directions: from Halifax or the Valley, take highway 101, exit 6, follow signs for "Dill's Atlantic Giant". We are located at 400 College Rd., Windsor We grow over 50 different types of pumpkins, squash and gourds. We have a small gift shop on site which has many different pumpkin souvenirs, seeds, books, pumpkin baked goods and preserves (October only) along with many other pumpkin items. We also carry apples, cornstalks, compost tea and Neptune's Harvest Fertilizer. During the months of May and June, we offer giant pumpkin transplants. For those interested in a transplant(s), please contact Diana or by email (above). There is no charge for admission, We provide parking and there is one bathroom on site. Adult Bus Tours are welcome, however, reservations are a must! (please take note of bathroom facilities). We are not accepting school tours at this time. Dogs are welcome, must be on leash and cleaned up after. At this time, we do not offer hay rides nor do we have corn mazes.