Find a local pumpkin patch

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


  • Taylor Farms - corn maze, farm market
    Number 7 Highway, Lochaber, Antigonish, NS B2G 2L3. Phone: 902-783-2530. Directions: 13 miles out Number 7 highway from Antigonish. Second strawberry farm on the left as you come into Lochaber. Our hours are: Monday to Saturday, call for hours.
    A visitor writes on October 24, 2009: "My sister in law and her family were recently at a corn maze at Taylor's Farm which is on the #7 highway about 20 minutes from Antigonish. It's a self-serve one with pumpkins and gourds for sale as well. It was awesome! There's a sweet giftshop with baked goods, preserves, berries, etc. We enjoyed it immensely."


  • Captain Cob's Cornundrum - Pumpkins, restrooms, 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, petting zoo, group tours
    Off exit to Masstopwn Market, Nova Scotia. Open: July 16th, 2012 11 am til dusk, 7 Days a Week until August 31st. Sept 1st, open Weekends. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard . Features a pirate-themed activty area, a Harvest for Hunger Corn Maze, with 1$ from admissions going to this charitable group. New in 2012, petting Zoo, 2 ziplines shaded picnic tables and multi-age,large playstructure. Again, large Bouncy House, Jumpimg pillow, sandbox and small digger area. Covered wagon rides and educational corn-maze that features clues, punch cards and a chance to win prizes upon solving the riddles. Pirate theme carries into ship-shaped maze and decorative features. Maze participants are rewarded with a token from the pirates booty which are cashed in for a chocolate coin. Moonlight mazes. Asmission: $12/adult, $10/child/senior, under 4: free. Family Pass: $35, Family Season Pass: $99
  • Riverbreeze Strawberries & Cornmaze - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, train rides, corn maze, haunted corn maze, pig races, goat walk, wagon rides, Bounce house or pillow, haunted house, U-pick and already picked, birthday parties, school tours
    660 Onslow Road, Truro, NS B6L5L5. Phone: 902-895-6541. Email: [email protected]. Open: See our website for current hours. Directions: See our cornmaze page link near the top "how to find us". Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards. Click here for our Facebook page. Come enjoy our award winning entertainment farm....CNTA attraction of the year, TDCoC Business of the Year and Atlantic Canada's Outstanding Young Farmers....RiverBreeze....growing farm fresh family fun!.


  • Farmer Toms Garden Pumpkin Stand - Pumpkin patch, gift shop, pumpkins (in a market, stand or shop)
    1105 Southampton Road, Amherst, NS, B4H 3Y4. Open: from late September through October on Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 5 pm, closes Halloween sometimes earlier, if they sell out.. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.. lots of different pumpkins, pumpkins grown on the property, .Support local and shop the best pumpkins in town! Farmer Tom's offers over 40 different varieties of pumpkins that you can't find anywhere else, and at the lowest price! (ADDED: February 11, 2022, Suggested by a visitor)
  • Ridgewood Field of Screams - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted corn maze, goat walk, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, haunted house, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, ziplines, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, group reservations
    246 West Linden Road, Amherst, NS B4H 3Y2. Phone: 902-664-8103. Email: [email protected]. Open: Thursdays in October from 7 pm to 10 pm for flashlight nights, Friday to Sunday in September and October from 11 am to 6 pm for day time family fun, Friday and Saturday nights in October from 7 pm to 10 pm for haunted maze and haunted houses. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Off the sunrise trail in Linden, between Amherst and Pugwash, turn down the West Linden Road We are 1.3 km down the road. Watch for the signs. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only.
  • Vista Bella Farm Orchard and Apiary - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Honey from hives on the farm, Cider mill with fresh apple cider made on the premises, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), pedal kart track, school tours, group reservations, events at your location (call for info)
    2859 Malagash Road, Malagash, NS B0K 1E0. Phone: 902-257-2288. Fax: 902-257-2480. Email: [email protected]. Open: Month of October Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Directions: Please look our farm up on Google Maps. WE are located approximately five km's from the popular Jost Winery. Payment: Cash, Cheque.