It’s officially October, and that means pumpkin-spiced everything, Halloween and beautiful fall colours.
So why not get into the fall spirit and celebrate by visiting a pumpkin patch!
Here are the top 5 pumpkin patches you don’t want to miss this season:
The Dyment’s pumpkin patch is located on the beautiful Glen Drummond Farm in Dundas, Ontario (near Hamilton). The farm will open for their pumpkin patch season this Saturday, October 5th for some family fun, and will only be open Saturday and Sundays and Thanksgiving Monday for family visits.
You and the whole family will be able to enjoy scenic wagon rides along the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, an animal farm, corn maze, and various other activities to entertain you for the whole day.
Admission is $13 for adults, $12 for children, and children under 2 will get in for free.
Enjoy a beautiful fall day at the 176-acre Pumpkin/Christmas Tree farm with a long winding laneway and rolling hills.
Take a hay wagon ride to the pumpkin patch and search for the perfect pumpkin. On the way back the tractor will take you through their Christmas Tree fields (one of the largest in Ontario).
They are open to families on weekends from 10am – 5pm, and general admission will be $12 with children under 2 getting in for free.
Murphy’s Country Produce is a family-run farm, owned and operated by Brian Murphy and his children. This farm is approximately 50 acres of pick-your-own fruits and vegetables from pumpkins to strawberries and cucumbers.
They are open 7 days a week from 8am – 6pm and they’re located in Binbrook.
Bring your basket and a picnic for a fun family day trip!
Once known as Frootogo, this farm has changed their name to Souptogo but that’s the only thing that has changed about this fun-filled farm.
This fall they will be offering a huge selection of both pick-your-own and ready picked pumpkins. On the weekends you can expect wagon rides to Pumpkin Land from 11am – 4pm only $1 per person, and their playpark will also be open from 9am – 4:30pm.
Admission is $3.50 per person (second supervising adult parent and grandparents are free of charge), kids under one are free, and season passes are $15. They are located at 573 Parkside Drive in Waterdown.
Head on over to Springridge Farm every weekend until Thanksgiving Monday for some Harvest Festival fun for the whole family.
Even though this is not a pick-your-own farm, you’ll still be able to take home a variety of their ready picked pumpkins that they carry.
Families will be able to enjoy a professional puppet show, wagon ride to the 5-acre corn trail, a farm animal barn and much more.
Don’t feel in the mood to pick pumpkins? Then you can head on over To Chudleigh’s and get apple picking instead.
Chudleigh’s began on the family farm in Milton, where they still welcome thousands of visitors a year for a blissful taste of the country life.
After your family has picked a variety of yummy apples, the kids will love the 4 giant 20-foot slides, friendly farm animals, tractor wagon rides, pony rides and more!
General admission is $15, children $13 and children aged 3 and under are free.
So head on over to one of these patches to find a pumpkin, snap some pictures, and celebrate the fall season.