Fall is here, which means it’s time for pumpkins! If you’re looking for a pumpkin patch, you’re in luck. There’s lots of local farms where you can pick your own pumpkin and check out a bunch of other fun-filled activities.
With Halloween just around the corner, be sure to check out one of these fantastic farms!
1. Rounds Ranch – 1922 County Rd 92, Elmvale
Rounds Ranch seems to inject more fun and excitement into their Pumpkin Mania every year.
The farm is full of activities that could keep you busy all day long! With ziplines, a petting zoo, rope courses, pumpkin bowling and multiple mazes, you can be sure to tucker out your little ones here. The kids will also enjoy an assortment of games with chances to win prizes!
And of course, you don’t want to miss the tractor ride to the pumpkin patch to grab your pumpkin before you leave. They have lots to choose from and any size or colour is FREE with paid admission.
2. Chappell Farms – 617 Penetanguishene Rd, Barrie
Chappell Farms is open 7 days a week, making it a great place to go no matter what your schedule may be.
Some featured activities include an obstacle course, hay bale run, corn maze and animal feeding. If you go on the weekend, you can enjoy some bonus activities like train rides, the haunted tent, a bouncy castle and magic show!
To pick your own pumpkin (FREE with paid admission), hop on the wagon ride that runs continuously on the weekend. If a visit during the week works better for you, enjoy less crowds and scheduled trips to the pumpkin patch.
3. Drysdale’s Tree Farm – 6635 Simcoe County Rd 56, Egbert.
Chance are you know the name Drysdale’s as a favourite spot to pick out a Christmas Tree. But did you know Drysdale’s also offers just as much fun during the Halloween season?
Drysdale’s has a variety of activities every Saturday and Sunday until Halloween including face painting, train rides, a pick-pocket magician, marshmallow roasting, a zip line and much more!
If you’re looking for a more thrilling experience, Saturday nights (7-10 pm) might be more your speed. Take a trip on the “Psycho Path” Wagon Ride or have a tarot card reader give you a spooky forecast of your future.
4. Barrie Hill Farms – 2935 Barrie Hill Rd, Springwater
There are endless pumpkin possibilities at Barrie Hill Farms.
While a perfect pumpkin is nice to look at, but isn’t always best. Instead, try your hand at something more creative this year by seeking out a misfit pumpkin. All those natural lumps and bumps or funky stems can add some extra character to your future Jack-o-lantern!
While you’re at it, pick up some “baby” pumpkins to use as adorable festive decorations around the house. You can also stock up on all sorts of fresh picked goodies including apples, squash, corn and beans.
5. Harris Farms – 3216 George Johnston Rd, Springwater
You’ll have a hard time picking just one pumpkin from the seemingly endless rows at Harris Farms. They always have a great deal on pumpkins! However, don’t be surprised if you find yourself dishing out a few extra dollars on some additional farm fresh goodies while you’re there.
Harris Farms also provides a charming roadside market that features a variety of seasonal vegetables, baked goods, preserves, maple syrup and honey throughout the year.
To top it all off, the Harris family and staff provide exceptionally helpful and friendly customer service to ensure every visit is a happy one.
Not sure where to go? You don’t have to stick to one pumpkin patch. All these stops have fun activities and other tasty treats you and your family will love!