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PUMPKIN PATCHES – FALL ACTIVITES FOR FAMILIES

Pumpkin Patches and Farm Orchards are abundant in Halton and surrounding Regions, providing us with lots of family fun and delicious treats!

The fall season brings one of our favourite family adventures; taking the kids to the farm! This brings us together with outdoor activities, animals, apple picking, hay rides, gourmet goodies, outdoor mazes and, of course, visiting the path where we select the perfect pumpkin for Halloween.

Pumpkin BoyVisiting the pumpkin patch in quest of the ultimate pumpkin is a fall ritual for thousands of Oakville kids and their families do each year. Here are some tips before you embark on your search for the perfect pumpkin!

  1. Know your final design to ensure you get the right size and shape
  2. Inspect the outside of the pumpkin, checking the flesh is firm everywhere with no soft spots.
  3. The skin should be smooth and the colour uniform.
  4. Many people knock on the shell to hear that hallow sound while checking for ripeness but for carving this is not important.
  5. Sugar pumpkins are the best choice for pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving.

Soon we will see porches and homes across Oakville decorated for the fall season, Thanksgiving, and Halloween. Cornstalks, bales of hay, gourds, pumpkins and mums abound! Don’t miss out on the festivities, check out one of the following local Farms.

Apple Picking, Pumpkins, Activities near Oakville

Applevale Orchards
Available Products:  Apples, Pears, Cider
Pick Your Own: Apples, Pears
Location: 5144 Derry Road, Burlington, ON
Phone: 905-625-9441
Open: Daily August – November, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m

Andrew’s Scenic Acres
Available Products:  Sweet corn, Frozen yogurt, Gift shop, Honey, Ice Cream, Indian Corn, Jam, Maple Syrup, Pies, Squash, Tarts
Pick Your Own: Apples, Asparagus, Blueberries, Cherries, Currants, Elderberries, Flowers, Gooseberries, Gourds, Grapes, Indian Corn, Pears, Plums, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rhubarb
ActivitiesHaunted Forest, Straw Mountain, Hayrides, Picnic/Play Area, Pumpkin Patch, Farm Tours, Winery Tours & Free Wine Tastings
Location: 9365 10th Sideroad, R.R.#5, Halton Hills, ON
Phone: 905-878-5807
Open: Daily May – October, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Big’ R Apple Farm
Available Products: Apples, Pears
Pick Your Own: Apples, Pumpkins, Snow Peas, Squash, Strawberries, Sweet Peas
Activities: Wagon Rides
Location: 8674 Heritage Rd. Brampton L6Y 0E1
Phone: 647-929-5408
Open: Call to ask

Available Products: Apples, Baked Goods, Garlic, Honey, Pears, Preserves, Pumpkins, Squash, Sweet Corn
Pick Your Own: Apples, Pears
Activities: Wagon Rides, Play Area
Location: 9496 Heritage Rd. Brampton L6X 0A1
Phone: 905-456-2095
Open: Daily September – October, 9 a.m – 5 p.m

Chudleigh’s Apple Farm
Available Products: Apples, Baked Goods, Cider, Gift Shop
Pick Your Own: Apples
Activities: Wagon Rides, Entertainment Area, Face Painting, Petting Zoo, Play Area, Pumpkin Patch, Straw Maze, Tours, Parties
Location: 9528 Hwy. 25, Milton, ON
Phone: 905-878-2725
Open: Daily July – October, 10 a.m – 5 p.m

DiGirolamo Farm
Pick Your Own: Apples, Beets, Broccoli, Eggplant, Lettuce, Spinach, Peppers (hot & sweet), Rapini, Romano Beans, Tomatoes
Location: 8890 Eighth Line, Halton Hills, ON
Phone: 905-877-9842
Open: Monday – Saturday: 8:30AM – 6:00 PM, Sunday: 8:30AM – 5:00 PM

Hutchinson Farm
Available Products:
Beans, Beets, Chillies, Eggplant, Geraniums, Flowers, Gourds, Heirloom Tomatoes, Melons, Peppers, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Squash, Strawberries, Zucchini
Pick-Your-Own: Currants, Raspberries, Strawberries
Activities: Wagon Rides, Exotic Pumpkin & Heirloom Tomato Galleries
Location: 6202 Walker’s Line, Burlington, ON
Phone: 905-335-2515
Open: May to October, Weekends: 9 AM – 5 PM; Weekdays: 9 AM – 6 PM (closed Mondays)Orchalaw Farms
Available Products: Apples, Pears, Pumpkins, Squash
Pick Your Own: Apples
Activities: Free Wagon Rides, Play Area
Location: 9726 Heritage Road R.R. # 2, Norval, ON L0P 1
Phone: 905 456 1879
Open: Weekdays10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Weekends:9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Rae’s Farm
Available Products: Fall Decorations, Honey, Pumpkins, Squash, Sweet Corn
Pick Your Own: Apples, Pumpkins, Strawberries
Activities: Picnic and play area, Farm Tours, Straw Maze
Location: 6082 8th Line, Milton, ON
Phone: 905-878-7708
Open: Call for Hours

Springridge Farm
Available Products
: Bakery, Deli, Gifts, Gourds, Home Décor, Honey, Maple Syrup, Pumpkins, Seasonal Decorations, Specialty Foods, Strawberries
Activities: Wagon Rides, Pony Rides, Spooky Barn, Farm Animals, Sandbox, Corn Maze, Singing Chickens, NEW Goat Mountain.
Location: 7256 Bell School Line, Milton, Ontario
Phone: 905-878-4908
Open: Open Daily 9 am – 5 pm

Stonehaven Farms
Available Products
: Apples, Bakery, Blueberries, Cider, Fall Decorations, Pies, Gourds, Ontario Gourmet Foods, Honey, Maple Syrup, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Ice Cream, Ontario Seasonal Produce, Strawberries, Sweet Corn
Pick Your Own: Strawberries, Pumpkins
Activities:  6-Acre Corn Maze, Play Area, Tours, Wagon Rides
Location: 7388 Guelph Line R.R.#3, Campbellville, ON L0P 1B0
Phone: 905-878-1870
Open: Check their Facebook page for daily details

Uncle Scott’s Farm
Available Products: Fall décor
Pick-Your-Own: Beans, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Squash, Strawberries
Location: 6583 Walker’s Line, Burlington, ON
Phone: 905-319-3298
Open: Saturday – Sunday, 8 am – Dusk

Wheelbarrow Orchards
Available Products: Apples, Cider, Fall Décor, Gourds, Jams & Jellies, Mustards, Pies, Pumpkins, SaladS, Squash
Pick Your Own: Apples
Activities: Wagon Rides
Location: 8277 No. 10 Side Road, Halton Hills ON
Phone: 905-878-6216
Open: September to October, Thursday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm

White Rock Ostrich Farm
Available Products: Ostrich Meat, Eggs and Fashion Items
Activities: BBQ Picnic and Play Area, Hay Rides, Tours, Screamfest Haunted Attraction
Location: 13085 Fourth Line ( RR# 2) Rockwood, ON
Phone: 519 856 2629
Open: September to October, Saturday: 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday: 12 pm – 5 -pm

William’s Orchards
Available Products: Apples, Cider, Pears, Prunes, Plums
Pick-Your-Own: Apples
Location: 10101 Hume Court, Halton Hills, ON
Phone: 905-876-4220
Open: Daily 9 am – 5 pm

Willis Family Fruit Farm
Available Products
: Apples, Pumpkins
Pick-Your-Own: Apples, Pumpkins, Raspberries
Activities: Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Pumpkin Patch
Location: 6063 Fifth Line, Milton, ON
Phone: 905-876-2606
Open: Weekends 10 am– 4:30 pm

PumpkinsCheck in with us later in October for carving tips and more Halloween activities. Meanwhile, we are off to the farm!  See you there and don’t forget your camera.

 

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