Get a jump start on autumn and find your perfect pumpkin at one of these local farms:
Knox Pumpkin Farm Come for the pumpkins, and stay for the family fun! On October weekends and Thanksgiving Monday, activities include: wagon rides to the pumpkin patch; straw jump; pumpkin picking; corn maze; face painting; play area; and farm animals. 6325 Enfield Rd., Hampton.
Linton’s Farm Pick your own pumpkins, or shop this for fruit and veg at their farm market stand! Plus, there’s a play area for the kids. 571 Raglan Road East, Oshawa
Watson Farms We can guarantee you’ve never seen so many pumpkins in one place! Watson Farms has done the hard work for you by bringing the pumpkins from the field to their market stand – all you need to do is choose the perfect one! Check out farm animals, play area and fresh produce in their market. 2287 Regional Highway 2, Bowmanville.
Forsythe Family Farms has pumpkins galore! This family run farm in Uxbridge hosts the Fall Harvest Festival from Thanksgiving Weekend to Halloween where kids can enjoy special activities, plus visit barnyard animals and play on the Barnyard Adventure Playground. Call the crop information line 905-985-6749 for hours. 1025 Cragg Road, Greenbank.
Nature’s Bounty Farm Find pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colours in the pumpkin patch! Some are ideal for pies and soups while others are a festive addition to a front step or porch. Trek through the patch to find your perfect pumpkin this fall. Picked pumpkins are also available. 651 Scugog Line 2, Port Perry.