Ever since I saw “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” as a kid, I have been enchanted with pumpkin patches. There is something magical and whimsical about them – seeing all of those pumpkins all together in one spot! In today’s Instagram-dominant era, they create the best backdrop for an autumn selfie. Pumpkins are associated not only with Halloween, but with Thanksgiving too. It’s the honorary vegetable of October! If you’re bringing your kids or you just want to feel like a kid again, here are several pumpkin patches near Toronto you can visit.
You’ll find a pumpkin patch and so much more at Toronto Pumpkinfest 2022 at Downsview Park. The kids will enjoy entertainment on the stage including a Magic Show, Circus Drummer, Hands on Exotics, Dance Party. They will also enjoy a Meet-and-Greet with Paw Patrol, Peppa Pig, Ranger Rob, PJ Masks, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Bluey. Pick up tasty meals from Toronto food vendors and buy your own pumpkin for $5 at the pumpkin patch.
Tickets are $25 plus HST online; and $30 plus HST at the door. Pumpkinfest is at the Festival Terrace at Downsview Park, 30 Carl Hall Road.
Stroll through the pumpkin patch, find your way out of the corn maze and enjoy farm games at Robintide Farms, Maple. Pick-your-own pumpkins are XL (over 30 lbs.) $10; L (20-30 lbs.) $8; M (10-20 lbs.) $6; S (5-10 lbs.) $3.50; XS (under 5 lbs.) $2.50. Entrance fee to the farm is $5.50 per person; $4.50 per person with a group of 4 or more. Under 3 years is Free. Robintide Farms is located at 2720 King-Vaughan Road, Maple, 647-988-2729. Open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pick your own pumpkin at Applewood Farm’s pumpkin patch. The farm is located at 12442 McCowan Road, Stouffville, 905-642-4720 and also has apple orchards containing McIntosh, Spartan, Red Delicious, Royal Gala, Honeycrisp, Ambrosia, Golden Delicious, Paula Red, Cortland and Spencer varieties. Pick-your-own-apples are $25 for a 20-pound bag and $15 for a 10-pound bag. Admission is $10 (ages 3 and up) and includes one pick your own pumpkin or squash per paid entry (while quantities last); full use of play yard, animal barn, sunflower field, corn maze and wagon ride. Hours are Monday and Tuesdays closed, Wednesday-Friday noon to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thanksgiving Monday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Enjoy pumpkins, a pumpkin patch and more at Richmond Hill Pumpkinfest 2022 from Saturday, October 8, 2022 to Monday, October 10, 2022 (Thanksgiving weekend). Kids can watch performers on stage including a Magic Show, Mad Science, Bubble Show, Hands on Exotics, Ringmaster (juggler) and Hoola Hoop lessons or get their thrill on carnival rides. Roaming circus acts include exotic animal photo ops, stilt walker, sunflower hoop artist and Kalen the Juggler. Purchase a wide variety of food from local food trucks.
General Admission Tickets are (online) $25 plus HST + fee; (at the door) $30 plus HST + fee. Everyone ages 2 and up requires a general admission ticket. Tickets include unlimited carnival rides and access to fall attractions.
Richmond Hill Pumpkinfest is located at Richmond Green Sports Centre and Park, 1300 Elgin Mills Road East, Richmond Hill. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Sweet Ridge Farms
Take an autumn photo in the pumpkin patch after you go apple picking at Sweet Ridge Farms. Pumpkins are available for purchase and are charged by the pound. A variety of apples are available for picking. Bring your own bags for apple picking. Admission to the farm is $5 for ages over 5. Sweet Ridge Farms is located at 8327 Steeles Avenue East, 416-992-9561. Hours are Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
I hope you get a chance to visit some pumpkin patches near Toronto 2022. You may be interested in reading “Halloween events in Toronto 2022“.