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.
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!
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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 May 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
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 or refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face
painting, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, school
2200 Kenneth Dr., Val Therese, ON P3P 1S4. Phone: 705-969-8601.
[email protected]. Open: Fall Harvest Starts Thanksgiving
Weekend 10 am to 4 pm 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! Wagonwheel Ranch offers year-round
Horseback Riding Tours through the beautiful Boreal Forest daily 10 am to 6 pm Petting Farm & Pony Rides wknds 11 am to 3 pm. Wagonwheel Ranch is family-owned and
operated business that specializes in Guided Horseback Riding Tours for ages starting at 6 yrs and up! No previous experience req'd!
Wagonwheel Ranch facebook page.
Sudbury (Outside of Greater Sudbury)
- 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
Gammondale Farm Family Fun, 426 McCluskey Drive, Thunder
Bay, ON P7C 4V2. Phone: 807-475-5615. Email:
[email protected]. 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)