Fall is just around the bend, and with it comes the saturated yellow, orange and red foliage, cooler weather and the annual obsession for all-things pumpkin — pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin seeds, and more. So, with this in mind, we put together a list of where you can road trip out to and get your hands on some good ol’ fashioned pumpkins.
Here are some great pumpkin patches near Mississauga:
Nestled between Mount Nemo and Rattlesnake Point, in North Burlington, Hutchinson Farm is a family-owned operation. If you’re heading to this quaint farm for your pumpkin needs, then know that they do allow visitors to ‘pick your own’ pumpkins of all shapes and sizes starting in October. Aside from pumpkins, Hutchinson Farm also has squash and gourds in season for the the autumn. Admission to the patch is $5 per person.
Located in Milton, Springridge Farm offers many different varieties of pumpkins in their market during the fall harvest season. These include Jack-O-Lanterns, Cinderellas, Ghosts and Knuckleheads. However, Springridge is not a ‘pick your own’ farm. They also hold a Harvest Festival that runs from Sept. 22 to Oct. 28, which holds activities like wagon rides, a spooky boo barn and farmyard pipe slides. Admission to the festival is $13.
Andrews’ Scenic Acres
Andrews’ Scenic Acres is a family operated farm, established in 1980, growing 165 acres of luscious fruit and vegetables. This Milton farm invites guests to take a ride on their wagons out to their farm fields where they can pick their own pumpkins starting as early as Sept. 22. Admission to the picking fields is $5 per person on weekdays and $10 per person on weekends. It’s worth mentioning that on top of farm produce, Andrews’ also has a winery that produces quality fruit wines — including award-winning strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, and cherry wines.
Snyder’s Family Farm
Located a little further away is Snyder’s Family Farm in Bright. Here you can enjoy a day out in the country, picking your own pumpkin from their 10 acre patch for free. During the day, Snyder’s offers a whole slew of different fun fall attractions for families like petting zoos, straw castles and a massive bale maze. But when the sun goes down, the farm transforms into a frightful sight known as the Fear Farm. It features six horrifying haunted attractions, food trucks and a beer tent. Attractions require tickets.
Downey’s Farm Market
Opened in 1987, Downey’s Farm Market, located in Caledon, grows and sells their own sweet corn, squash and thousands of pumpkins, which famously cover the market’s front lawn (pictured above), every October. During Downey’s Pumpkinfest (Sept. 22 - Oct. 31) guests can pick pumpkins, hitch a ride on a wagon and catch some live entertainment for $9.29 during the week and $14 on the weekends.
Located in Dundas, Dyment’s, established in 1887, opens its pumpkin patch in the first week of October (Oct. 6 specifically) and runs till Oct. 31. Select your choice of pumpkin from tiny compact ones to massive behemoths to carve out into jack-o-lanterns or to bake into pies. On top of pumpkins, they through on activities that include a corn maze, straw fort and animal farm for family-friendly fun. Admission is $13 for adults, $12 for children and free for kids under two years of age.