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Get Pumped for Ontario’s Pumpkin Season

From pick-your-own pumpkin patches to pumpkinfests, carving displays and pumpkin inspired cuisine, join Ontario’s pumpkin mania at a farm or event near you.

Ontario encourages everyone to travel safe during this time and follow public health guidelines. It is important to practice physical distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing a non-medical face covering where required or where physical distancing is a challenge. Learn more Coronavirus-related health and safety measures at Ontario.ca/coronavirus.

Most in-person activities and events will require pre-booking and will have lower capacity and set visit times to ensure its safe for all. Check online for all requirements in advance.

artfully carved pumpkins lit up

Photo credit: Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village


Returning with new and revived exhibits, this award-winning spectacular exhibit features over 7,000 carved pumpkins lit up along a one kilometre long nighttime tour.

Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg

a bowl of pumpkin soup with hearty bread on the side

Photo credit: York Durham Headwaters

Five Fantastic Pumpkin Recipes

Our friends at York Durham Headwaters challenge pumpkin loving home chefs to try out these five sweet and savory recipes. Let us know how they taste!

selfie pumpkin wall at Saunders Farm

Photo credit: Saunders Farm

Saunders Farm

Although operating at a lowered capacity, Saunders Farm will continue the Halloween tradition with pumpkin picking and other daytime activities like the selfie pumpkin wall during the Haunting Season, and FrightFest at night. Book in advance, no walk-ins.

Saunders Farm
7893 Bleeks Road, Munster, Ottawa

two delicious pumpkin spiced cinnamon buns

Photo credit: Snyders Family Farm

Snyders Family Farm

Pick out your perfect pumpkins then stick around for a sunset campfire with your bubble of family and friends in a socially distanced area. Stock up on pumpkin spiced cinnamon buns and pumpkin cutie pies from the bakery. Scare up even more fun at Fear Farm with six legendary haunts, followed by a stop by the Pumpkin Pub.

Snyders Family Farm
936685 Blenheim Road, Bright

a field of ripe pumpkins

Photo credit: Brooks Farm

Brooks Farm

Let the little ones loose in the Barnyard Playground and treat yourselves to homemade pumpkin pie, before selecting that winning pumpkin for your jack-o-lantern carving.

Brooks Farm
122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert

a tunnel made of lit up carved pumpkins

Photo credit: Pumpkins After Dark at Country Heritage Park

Pumpkins After Dark

Jack-o-lanterns come alive at this 2.5 kilometre audio drive-through exhibit with over 150 pumpkin sculptures, including an awesome pumpkin arch. Book online.

Pumpkins After Dark
Country Heritage Park, Milton

pumpkins wearing face masks

Photo credit: PéPé’s Pumpkin Patch

PéPé’s Pumpkin Patch

There are hay rides, a corn maze and pumpkins of all sizes and shapes to choose from. Plus, pick up a super cool PéPé’s Pumpkin Patch face mask this year.

PéPé’s Pumpkin Patch
2651 Front Road, LaSalle

a yummy looking pumpkin pie

Photo credit: Murphy’s Farm Market & Bakery

Murphy’s Farm Market & Bakery

Visit early this season to choose from a selection of small, large and decorative pumpkins to create the perfect jack-o-lantern for Halloween. And a mouth-watering, made-from-scratch pumpkin pie from the bakery will sure to be a hit.

Murphy’s Farm Market & Bakery
5141 Simcoe Road 10, Alliston

a pile of pumpkins in front of a sign and painting of a cow

Photo credit: Chappell Farms

Chappell Farms

Pick out your pumpkin and say hello to the host of farm animals during the Fall Festival at Chappell Farms.

Chappell Farms
617 Penetanguishene Road, Barrie

pile of pumpkins of all sizes and colours

Photo credit: Gammondale Farm

Pumpkinfest at Gammondale Farm

Come for contactless excitement like Canada’s largest pumpkin catapult, the barnyard maze, the monster corn trail and of course, tons of pumpkins to choose from, all just west of Thunder Bay.

Pumpkinfest at Gammondale Farm
426 McCluskey Drive, Slate River Valley

Find more farms and farmers markets nearby.

Main photo credit: Pumpkins After Dark at Country Heritage Park

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