October in Calgary means falling leaves, crisp Autumn air, and (maybe most importantly) lots and lots of pumpkins! Whether you’re looking for the perfect pumpkin photo-op, want to snag some pumpkin inspired treats for your Thanksgiving table, or are on the hunt for this year’s jack-o-lantern, we’ve rounded up 4 fun pumpkin patches in Calgary.
284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky View No. 44
There’s lots of fun to be had for everyone in the family at Calgary Farmyard. With over 35 outdoor attractions, including a petting zoo, zip lines, rope course, ball toss, giant potato sack slide, wagon rides, mini golf, and more! The hardest part will be deciding what to do first.
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin for baking, carving, or putting on display, Pumpkin Days kick off in September and the Calgary Farmyard has a huge selection of perfect pumpkins for purchase. Snap a photo with some of the many pumpkins around the Farmyard to welcome fall, and be sure to check out Harvest Lights, when you can see the farm lit up under thousands of lights until 9:30 pm. Bring a flashlight so you can try your luck in the giant corn maze after dark!
254077 Rocky Ridge Rd NW, Calgary, AB
Gather the kiddos, hop on a tractor-pulled hay wagon and get ready for Harvest Pumpkin Fest every weekend in October at Butterfield Acres! Enjoy animal visits, get some fabulous fall photo-ops, take the kids on a pony ride, and warm up by a crackling fire with some hot chocolate or apple cider. If you’re in the market for a jack-o-lantern, all of the pumpkins on the grounds are available for purchase.
Want to get a little extra use out of this year’s Halloween costume? Make sure to dress up, post your photo to Instagram and tag Butterfield Acres for your chance to win one of two weekly contests for a 2022 Season Pass! Can’t wait until October to visit the farm? Don’t worry – there are still plenty of fun activities happening in September!
Cobb’s Adventure Park
1500 84 St NE, Calgary, AB
Cobb’s Adventure Park is open until the end of October, which means you have plenty of time to get busy exploring their giant hill slides, pedal carts, blacklight mini-golf, climbing wall, ropes course. and bouncy world, and more. You can even get up close with cute and cuddly animals like baby kangaroos, wallabies, chinchillas, sheep, and fainting goats, or visit some of their less-than-furry friends, including snakes, iguanas and tortoises!
Pumpkin Palooza is also on every weekend (as well as Thanksgiving Monday), so if you’re looking for a fun-filled spot to grab a pumpkin, explore a pumpkin patch and snap a few photos, Cobb’s has you covered!
226066 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31
Pumpkin Fest is headed to Granary Road for 2 weekends in October. Prepare to stock up your kitchen with all of the pumpkin-themed goodies you can think of, including pumpkin pies, perogies, mini donuts, cheese, caramel apples, ice cream and more. Take a ride on the rover train with a hot pumpkin spiced apple cider, join in on the fun of a pumpkin scavenger hunt, and make your own jack-o-lantern caramel apple. All activities require pre-registration, so be sure to visit Granary Road’s website ahead of time to sign up.
Does your family have plans check out some pumpkin patches in Calgary this year? Let us know where you’re headed in the comments!