From picking the perfect one to preparing the ultimate jack-o-lantern, the kids are pumped about pumpkins! Why not celebrate the season this season by visiting one of these pumpkin patches. Some of these locations offer other activities in addition to pumpkin picking, so it’s best to visit the website for their hours and admission rates. All of them are filled with pumpkins though! Here are our favourites in Ottawa.
With your admission to Proulx Farm’s Pumpkin Festival, you get to find a small pumpkin in the pumpkin patch to take home with you, or you can add to your carving collection by purchasing larger pumpkins on your way out. But before you leave, you’ll want to check out the wagon ride, animals on the farm, mazes and fun slides.
OTTAWA TREE FARM
Do you have a fall scene in mind to decorate your front door? Maybe some hay bales, corn stalks and lots of pumpkins? Ottawa Tree Farm in Stittsville has you covered! Whether you’re looking for those perfect, really BIG pumpkins or even the mini-ones to decorate your front steps for Thanksgiving or Halloween, they’ve got something for everyone.
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East of Ottawa in Vankleek Hill is Ouimet Farms. Along with their pumpkin patch, families will love the outdoor activities like the giant corn maze, jumping pillow and ziplines. Please note: Their website says that things are always changing, so please call ahead to find out what’s available during your visit. Ouimet Farms is only open on weekends.
ACORN CREEK GARDEN FARM
Acorn Creek is a smaller farm in terms of activities, but huge in terms of food. They have dozens of gardens and greenhouses, and even in October, there’s plenty of produce to be had. Pick out a pumpkin, and grab some fresh produce before the first frost. Everything you need for the perfect autumn dinner.
MILLER’S BERRY FARM
Include your family’s best friend in your pumpkin patch visit this year because friendly dogs on leashes are welcome at Miller’s Berry Farm located just south of Manotick. Hop on a wagon to ride out to the patch, where you’ll be able to pick your own pumpkins, squash, and gourds. There’s a corn maze to test your skill, and plenty of other fresh produce available to take home for a farm-fresh feast.
MAPLE HILL URBAN FARM
Located right inside the city limits in the west end is Maple Hill Urban Farm. Be brave and dare to try their 10-acre Adventure Maze. There are also hayrides, pony rides, plenty of animals to meet, and bonfires once the sun starts to set. Don’t forget some extra pocket money for fresh farm eggs, honey, pumpkins, and more!
While Cannamore Orchard will entertain your family with Halloween activities like their spooky wagon ride, stage shows, and more, you can also pick your own pumpkin in the patch (daily). There are a variety of sizes to choose from, but you are only able to pick your own pumpkins until Thanksgiving weekend!
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While their pumpkins are pre-picked for you and rounded up in one large location, you’ll love the size and colour variations when picking out the perfect carving pumpkin at Saunders Farm. Families can also enjoy their haunted wagon ride, barn of terror, stage shows, jumping pillows and other Halloween frights during the day, or at night for those who are ready to be really scared.
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