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.
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!
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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 January 2023
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
crust recipe is here! And we have
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
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: [email protected]. 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 8 am to 8 pm 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:
[email protected]. 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 am to 4 pm; 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
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:
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,
Deer Bay Road, Buckhorn, ON. Phone: 705-657-8888.
Open: June to October; Pumpkinfest
Dates: October weends from 11 am to 5 pm. 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! Buckhorn Berry Farm Facebook page.
(UPDATED: October 2, 2022, JBS)
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:
[email protected]. Open: 21 September 2013 to 26 October 2013
(Weekends (Sat and Sun) only) from 10 am to 5 pm; Also open Thanksgiving
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 from 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,