Find a local pumpkin patch here!

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. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

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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.

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Updates for May 2024

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! And Find a a local farm market here

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

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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: [email protected]. 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 - UPDATE for 2020, Their website says they are permanently closed.
    3250 Hessen Strasse, St. Clements, ON N0B 2M0. Closed Permanently We would like to thank you all for many years of patronage and all of the fantastic memories on the farm! We have decided to retire from farming. However, if you wish to create new family memories this season in the pumpkin patch, please visit Benjamin Tree Farm just up the road for farm fresh pumpkins!
  • 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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Saturday, from 8 am to 8 pm; Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm, mid - September to November 1, Thanksgiving Monday Open 8-6, Roadside Stand: Open from August until Nov 1st all day. 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)

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: [email protected]. 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: [email protected]. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Victoria Day to Labour Day - 7 days/week, 11 am to 6 pm Labour Day to Victoria Day - Tuesday to Sarurday, 11 am to 5 pm. 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: [email protected]. Open: by the third week of September through October, available 7 days a week 10 am to 6 pm. 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 10 am to 6 pm; Mazing in the Moonlight (corn maze only) open Monday through Saturday 6 pm to 9 pm 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.

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