The Best Pumpkin Patches & Farms to Visit in the Fall near Mississauga, Brampton, and Halton for Pumpkin Picking - The Exploring Family (2022)

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Whether you go out trick or treating or not, pumpkins are the most common fall decoration for front porches for Thanksgiving and Halloween. Pumpkign Picking is a great family activity, and you can even come home and do some pumpkin decorating as a family. The following locations are local pumpkin patches that are close to Mississauga and Brampton, so they are only a short drive away. A pumpkin patch definitely has a more festive atmosphere when you are gettign ready for Halloween.

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Map of Pumpkin Patches Near Us:

Here are some great pumpkin patches near Mississauga:

  • Albion Orchards (Caledon)
  • Sweet Peas Pumpkin Fest (Laurel)
  • Dixie Orchards (Inglewood)
  • Downey’s Farm (Caledon)
  • Big R Apple Farms (Brampton)
  • Hutchinson Farm (Burlington)
  • Stonehaven Farm (Burlington)
  • Soup to Go (Waterdown)
  • Dyment’s Farm (Dundas)
  • Hanes Pumpkin Patch (Dundas)
  • Lindley’s Farm (Ancaster)
  • Springridge Farm (Milton)
  • Andrew Scenic Acres (Milton)

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Dixie Orchards (Inglewood)

14309 Dixie Rd, Inglewood – Caledon – Dixie Orchards requires reservations to visit the farm. The “Farm Pass” is $4.42/person and it gives you access to the whole farmexcluding the sunflower fields. This includes the corn maze, straw jump, animals, pumpkin patch and wagon rides. Pumpkin picking ususally begins the third week of September
🎟️ Cost: $4.42 Farm pass plus cost of fruit or vegatables picked

Albion Orchards (Caledon)

14800 Innis Lake Road, Caledon – Albion Orchards offers a place to do pick your own pumpkin picking, but does not extra activities like some of the other pumpkin patches.
🎟️ Cost: 2021 TBA

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Sweet Peas Pumpkin Fest (Laurel)

333329 7th Line, Amaranth, Ontario – Sweat Peas is a small family farm that my husband checked out last year for pumpkin picking with our daughter and loved it! Activities include: Corn Maze, Wagon Ride, Straw Jump, Tree Slide, Kiddie Zone, Barnyard Animals, Bouncy Castle, Teeter Totters, Swings, Tire/Sand Play area. Weekday visits 9am to 6pm (Tuesday to Friday) – tickets available at the door only (cash or etransfer) and Weekday Wagon Rides: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

PUMPKINFESTWEEKEND DATES (Reservation Required) – 4 time slots to choose from each day: 9 am – 11am, 11:15 am – 1:15pm, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm.

🎟️ Cost: $10.00 ($8.85 + $1.15 HST) per person , 23 months and under are free. BONUS: All Pumpkin Fest activities included in your admission, including 2 free pumpkins per family.

BONUS FUN:
OCT 29TH AND 30TH – 2 NIGHTS ONLY

Can you make it out of the corn maze…. enjoy the cover of darkness as creatures come out to roam the corn maze. $15.00 per person,Admission does not include a free pumpkin. Not recommended for young children, 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult

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Downey’s Farm (Caledon)

13707 Heart Lake Road, Caledon, ON –Downey’s Farm is a popular Brampton attraction which offers pick your own pumpkins. You can find all the other activities that Downey’s Farm has to offer in theUltimate Guide to Downey’s Farm. Downey’s Pumpkin fest 2021 includes: wagon rides, Boo Barn (haunted house), live entertainment and puppets on weekends, straw jump, 8 Acre corn maze, duck races, hop it horses, trike track, jumping pillows and much more!
🎟️ Cost: $15

Pumpkin Patches and Pumpkin Picking in Milton Area

Springridge Farm

7256 Bell School Line Milton, ON – Springridge Farm offers pumpkin picking and so much more as they are open daily from 9-5pm offering a full day of family fun. Activities in the farm yard fun include: spider web climber, tube slides, NEW & IMPROVED giant sandbox, straw play, goat mountain, escarpment lookout, farm animals, antique tractors, singing chicken show, pedal tractors & farm hoppers, tractor drawn wagon ride and even big red Adirondack chairs for parents to sit and relax.

Wagon Ride Times: Weekdays: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 and Weekends: Continually 10:00 to 4:30
🎟️ Cost: $12 +HST weekends and holidays or save by visiting Monday to Friday $9 +HST weekdays. Admission to Fun Farm Yard is per person, ages 2-92.


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Andrew Scenic Acres
9365 10 Side Road, Milton, ON – Andrew Scenic Acres is our favourite farm as it is the closest to us and we have a season’s pass this year. We have enjoyed a full picking season of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and even wildflowers and can’t wait to visit for Pumpkin Season. Andrew’s Farm offers pumpkin picking, wagon rides, hay climbing area, playgrounds, animals to visit and much more.
🎟️ Cost: Daily: $12/person

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Hutchinson Farm (Burlington):

6202 Walkers Line, Burlington – Hutchinson Farms offers pumpkin picking for FREE to ensure visiting a family farm in accesible to all families, as Hutchinson farms believe visiting a farm and pumpkin picking is a wonderful family memory. Since they offer FREE entry they do not offer Agritural entertainment like other farms but they do have a pumpkin gallery of exotic pumpkins from around the world.

Pumpkins, squash, gourds are grown on this family farm and cost different prices. Prices from 2020: Mini Pumpkins: We just count these, 5 for $6 Regular Jack-o’-lanterns: $1.29 per kilo ($1.60 each for the smallest, up to $18 for whopping 35-40 pounders) Exotic Pumpkins:$1.49 per kilo Atlantic Giants:$0.84 per kilo. Large ones are measured to estimate their weight. Sorry, no biggies in 2020, but we have grown them in the past up to 3-4 hundred pounds.
🎟️ Cost: FREE ENTRY

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Stonehaven Farm (Burlington)

7388 Guelph Line, Campbellville, L0P 1B0 – Stonehaven invites you and your family to spend a day in the country air and enjoy their family farm. In addition to pumpkin picking you can enjoy the following fun the Fall Fun package which Includes the giant corn maze (game to play within), Strawhaven strawbale area and unlimited continuous “Just for Fun” wagon ride. Open weekends starting Sept 18th plus Thanksgiving Monday 10am -5pm with last PYO entry at 4:30.
🎟️ Cost: $6/person age 2 and up.

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Soup to Go

573 Parkside Drive Waterdown, Ontario L8B 0G7 – Soup to Go also offer FREE entry into their Pumpkin Patch and no registration needed and offer a huge selection of both u-pick and ready picked pumpkins. Open Thursdays – Mondays (weather permitting). 9-4 (closed tues/wed). The Farmyard Experience includes games, corn maze, fire pits, sunflower lookout, pedal-karts, farm animals, swings, jumping straw, gigantic sandboxes, dirt mountain with slide, monkey bars, and more!
🎟️ Cost: Farmyard Experience (includes hst): $8.50pp for a 2 hour experience (timed wristbands in effect), Pumpkin Patch is FREE

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FAQs

The Best Pumpkin Patches & Farms to Visit in the Fall near Mississauga, Brampton, and Halton for Pumpkin Picking - The Exploring Family? ›

Here are some great pumpkin patches near Mississauga:
  • Albion Orchards (Caledon)
  • Sweet Peas Pumpkin Fest (Laurel)
  • Dixie Orchards (Inglewood)
  • Downey's Farm (Caledon)
  • Big R Apple Farms (Brampton)
  • Hutchinson Farm (Burlington)
  • Stonehaven Farm (Burlington)
  • Soup to Go (Waterdown)

What month is best for pumpkin picking? ›

For the most part, though, pumpkin picking tends to begin in mid- to late September, with some places waiting as long as October 1 to fully open to the public during the festive season. Either way, you'll have plenty of time to snag some pumpkins if you want them this Halloween.

How do you pick pumpkins from the pumpkin patch? ›

Harvesting pumpkins from a farm ensures you'll get the freshest selection.
...
  1. Look for Different Types of Pumpkins. ...
  2. Go for Green Stems. ...
  3. Make Sure Your Pumpkins Sound Hollow. ...
  4. Check for Firmness. ...
  5. Don't Ignore Wounds.
Aug 27, 2021

Do you have to pay for pumpkin picking? ›

Pumpkin picking runs this year from 23 till 30 October, when you can pick your own pumpkins from the field. There's also a pumpkincentric and BBQd hot food menu, and a fancy dress competition. Entry fee is £3, book tickets in advance.

Can you buy pumpkins in September? ›

Pumpkins usually take about 100 to 125 days to grow, and are only a warm weather crop. This means, in the northern hemisphere, they are only available from August to November, although sometimes you can find some early ones in July and late ones in a grocery store in December.

How early can you buy pumpkins before Halloween? ›

Anytime in the month of October in the run-up to Halloween is a perfectly appropriate time to purchase your jack-o-lantern. Pumpkins last 8 to 12 weeks after they are picked, it's after you carve it that the clock starts ticking.

What is the largest pumpkin patch in the world? ›

At 63 acres, Cool Patch Pumpkins' corn maze is recertified by Guinness World Records as the planet's biggest, besting its old record by nearly 20 acres.

Are pumpkin patches an American thing? ›

It's a very American tradition to visit the pumpkin patch each fall, although it's more and more common for families to visit make shift patches on street corners or get pumpkins from the local grocery. Here's how tradition of the pumpkin patch started in America! It's a good 'un!

Are pumpkin Patch tarantulas poisonous? ›

Being a new world tarantula, this T does not posses medically significant venom, and being a dwarf tarantula, its fangs are much smaller than normal Ts and one would assume much less painful if you were to be bit.

How can you tell if a pumpkin is sweet? ›

Check the color. Sugar pumpkins are ripe when they are solid orange. If all green has faded into orange, you probably have a ripe pumpkin on your hands.

How can you tell a good pumpkin? ›

A fresh pumpkin should be solid to the touch. Avoid ones that have soft spots or sunken areas, as decay has already set in. Selecting good quality produce will ensure that your autumn display will be long lasting. High quality pumpkins have a firm, hard rind and are generally rich orange in color.

How do you know if a pumpkin is good? ›

Look for damage to the pumpkin skin and soft or discolored spots. The pumpkin should feel firm and possess a hard skin. Smell the pumpkin, especially the stem and blossom ends. You'll notice an unpleasant odor at the ends first if the pumpkin is overripe.

How much are pumpkins from a pumpkin patch? ›

Pumpkin Stand Prices
ProduceQuantity/PriceQuantity/Price
Pie Pumpkins$2.50 / each100+ / $2.00 each
Jack o' Lanterns.60 / lb100+ / .50/lb
Specialty Pumpkins.65 / lb100+ / .55/lb
Specialty Gourds.65 / lb100+ / .55/lb
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Where can I go pumpkin? ›

10 great places to go pumpkin picking near Montreal this fall
  • Centre d'interprétation de la courge. Location: 839 Chemin Principal, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac. ...
  • Les Citrouillards. ...
  • La Ferme Quinn. ...
  • Ferme Roland Cloutier. ...
  • Le Flanc Nord, Verger et cidrerie. ...
  • La Magie de la Pomme. ...
  • Log Cabin Orchard. ...
  • Petch Orchards.
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Are dogs allowed at Tulleys Farm? ›

Tulleys Farm - The only areas we can allow dogs at this site is the Tea Room Garden & Courtyard seating - As long as the dogs are kept on leads, kept under control and are cleaned up after toileting.

Are pumpkins still available in November? ›

Pumpkins In November! Yes, it's that time of the year again! Pumpkins are a joy to look at and to eat! Pumpkins originate from this continent and were a staple of Native American cuisine.

Is September too early for pumpkins? ›

Now that we have entered the Fall season, pumpkins and pumpkin-flavored things are everywhere. Some of you might be like me and want to start embracing Fall now. I say do it! It's never too early to start putting out or even carving pumpkins.

Can you carve pumpkins in September? ›

You could choose a healthy pumpkin in September. But Hodge says it's best to keep the pumpkin carving for the week of Halloween. Once you cut into the pumpkin, the clock is ticking for the rotting process.

How long will a pumpkin last once carved? ›

Once carved, pumpkins will generally only hold up for three to five days — or up to two weeks if you live in a colder climate — before wilting and showing signs of decay.

How long do uncarved pumpkins last? ›

Uncarved pumpkins can last two to three months if kept out of the hot sun or freezing temperatures. Carved pumpkins may last only a few days, so time your carving accordingly if you want to display them on Halloween.

How long do pumpkins stay good? ›

"If the pumpkin was healthy when picked and diseases were controlled in the field, the pumpkin can last 8 to 12 weeks," he says via email. He adds jack-o-lanterns don't fare as well: They last five to 10 days. The best storage temperature for pumpkins ranges between 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, he says.

Where is America's largest maze? ›

The World's Largest Corn Maze at Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove, Illinois.

Who has the largest corn maze? ›

Cool Patch Pumpkins – Dixon, California

This corn maze created by brothers Matt and Mark Cooley is the largest corn maze in the world. Measuring in at 53 acres, it's a 100% guarantee that you're going to get lost at some point in this behemoth of a maze.

How many acres is Bishop's pumpkin Farm? ›

Their 90-acre pumpkin patch is the largest u-pick pumpkin field in the country, if not the entire world. Now, that's saying something! The pumpkin patch is definitely the farm's main attraction.

Is it too early to go pumpkin picking? ›

Whether you grew your pumpkins in your garden or you plan to buy them from a local farmer, it is not too early to go out and retrieve them. However, if you wish to wait to harvest your pumpkins for a few weeks, that is fine as well.

Do pumpkins ripen after picking? ›

Pumpkins are botanically speaking a fruit. Yes, we often use them as vegetables but like tomatoes they are fruit. Which means they will continue to ripen after being picked. Harvest unripe pumpkins in the same way as ripe pumpkins, meaning cut them from the vine leaving at least an inch of stem on the fruit.

How long do pumpkins last? ›

"If the pumpkin was healthy when picked and diseases were controlled in the field, the pumpkin can last 8 to 12 weeks," he says via email. He adds jack-o-lanterns don't fare as well: They last five to 10 days. The best storage temperature for pumpkins ranges between 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, he says.

How do you know if pumpkin is ripe? ›

Give the pumpkin a little 'knock', like knocking gently on a door. If it sounds hollow, it's a good indication that the pumpkin is ripe. The colour of the skin gives another indication of ripeness. If the fruit has developed a rich colour and is becoming covered in 'warts,' the pumpkin is ready to harvest.

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