Oh the pumpkin. It’s round and plump figure easily distinguished against other squashes by it’s bright orange colour and jovially carved faces for Halloween.
Every autumn families across Cambridge go hunting for the perfect pumpkin to call their own. Perhaps they want a tall one, or a short one, a big one or a small. Maybe this year they want one that will lie on it’s side and the handle will become a nose, or they want a white and spooky one instead.
Sure you can find them in the grocery stores and the big box stores, but there is nothing quite as fun as going on a hunt and buying direct from the grower, or at least we at cbridge.ca like to think so. To make your lives a little easier, here’s our list of the top places to find pumpkins in and around Cambridge, Ontario, many of which have additional activities for you to maximize your fall fun.
Pumpkin Patches near Cambridge, Ontario
Address: 251 Powerline Road, Brantford, Ontario
Hours: Fall Festival weekends
Price: Purchase tickets and choose which activities you would like to do. 2 for $5, 5 for $10, 10 for $20, 28 for $50, 60 for $100. Pumpkins can be purchased directly from the patch or in the store. Store pumpkin price vary by weight.
Activities: Face Painting: 1-4 tickets; Pony Rides: 3 tickets; Hayrides: 2 tickets; Train Rides: 2 tickets, Apple sling shots: 1- 2 tickets; Corn Maze, Haunted Barn, Obstacle Course, Corn Pit, Pumpkin Bowling, Needle-In-The-Haystack, Pumpkin Hop, Tractor Go-Karts: 1 ticket.
Address: 5089 Wellington Rd 32, Guelph, Ontario
Hours: Market & Bakery = Wednesday – Sunday: 9:30am – 6pm, Harvest Fun Area = Saturday & Sunday, Thanksgiving Monday: 9:30am – 5:30pm (last admission 4pm)
Price: Ages 4 and up: $13.27 + HST = $15.00, Ages 3 & under: No Charge (Proceeds from admission go to the Heart & Stroke Foundation for 2018)
Activities: Jumpin Jack Tile Maze, Rope Maze, Straw Maze, Wagon Rides, Pedal Carts, Cedar Spiral, Sand Pit, Corn Maze – 5 acres with over 3 miles (4.8 kms) of paths, Puppet show – “Strom’s Got Flair” shows at 11:00, 1:00 & 2:30, Pumpkin Chuckin’ – 3 pumpkins to launch included in fee (Additional pumpkins available for purchase), Human Foosball
Address: 936685 Blenheim Rd, Bright, Ontario
Cost: $14.99 + tax, 2 years and under FREE.
Fear Farm Cost: General: $33.99+tax, FAST PASS: $58.99+tax
Activities: 5 Acre Corn Maze, Petting Zoo, Natural Playground, Pirate Ship, Pedal Cart Track, Jumping Pillow, Straw Castle, Straw Mountain, Big Bale Maze, Bouncy Ball Circle, Bouncy Castle.
FEAR FARM: 6 horrifying haunts – Hillier House, The Stalking Dead, Carnevil, The Hayride, Hillbilly Hike, The Visitors.
Address: 1544 Bleams Rd, Petersburg, Ontario
Hours: (Mid-Sept thru until Nov 1st) Open daily 8-8, Sundays 12-6
*Thanksgiving Monday Open 8-6
Cost: Pumpkins vary in price based on size. Cash only. Pay per activity.
Activities: Kiddie sized straw maze, Corn maze, Wagon rides (weekends), Farm animals, Snack shack (weekends), Pumpkins and produce
Address: 109 Jerseyville Road, Brantford, Ontario
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10am-3pm. Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm. CLOSED Wednesdays
Cost: $10 per person. Kids 2 and Under FREE, $3 for any size pumpkin (Note: portion of costs go to children charities)
Activities: Pumpkin patch that provides fun family oriented activities for families with little ones
Address: 1974 Concession Road 2 West, Lynden, Ontario
Hours: Beginning Saturday September 29th until October 28th (including Thanksgiving Monday Oct 8th) from 10 AM until 5 PM (entry gate closes at 4 PM
Cost: $9 per person incl. HST (under 2 years old are free). Includes all activities except face painting ($2) Cash/Debit Only For Entrance Fee. Pumpkins extra. No ATM. Pumpkins are sold by size and range from $3 to $20.
Activities: Pumpkin patch, Corn Maze, 65’ Long Jumping Pumpkin Pillow, 3 Giant Slides, Pedal Kart Race Track, Climb Hay Bale Mountain, Huge Sandbox, Pumpkin Bowling, Tetherball, Giant Tire Climb, Dig in the Corn Pit on a Backhoe, Horses, Goats & Pigs, Obstacle Course, Huge Climbing Spider Web, Race through tangled Rope, Make noise in the soundgarden, Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe, Lassoe the Bull, Wagon Rides past Christmas Tree Fields
Address: 3250 Hessen Strasse, RR #1, St. Clements, Ontario
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Weekends, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Fun Area Monday – Friday, for children under 12 accompanied by an adult, $3 child; Adult no charge.
Weekends: $5 child; adult no charge.
Corn Maze Monday – Friday $4/person
Weekends, $6/ person. Combo Monday – Friday, $5/child, Weekends $9/child
Activities: Pick or choose your own pumpkin, corn maze, Rope Maze, Spider Web, Straw Mountain, Beam Swing, Sand Pit, Giant Tube Slides
Address: #1001 ON Highway 5, Dundas, Ontario
Hours: September hours: Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm. October hours: Every day: 10am – 9pm
We allow the last admittance until 9pm. Thanksgiving Hours: Holiday Sun: 10am – 9pm, Holiday Mon: 10am – 9pm. November 1st – 5th 10am-7pm
Cost: GIANT MAZE Admission Prices: (includes admission to Farmland)
* 13 Years & up – $12.00 each * Seniors – $11.00 each * Big Farmers 8 – 12 years – 10.00 each * Little Farmers 3 – 7 years – $5.00 each
FARMLAND Admission Prices: 2 years – 101 years – $3.00 each
Farmland Animals bed-time 5pm. NO debit or Credit Cards accepted. ATM available.
Activities: Farmland: Farm Animals, Mini Maze, Hands-On Activities and Play Area. PUMPKIN PATCH: Pumpkin Blaster and Corn Cannon. 25 acre Corn Maze
Address: 573 Parkside Drive, Waterdown, Ontario
Playground – 9 am – 4:30 pm (weather permitting) August 1 – October 31
Corn Maze – 11 am – 4 pm (weather permitting) September 1 to October 28 on weekends and holiday Mondays
Cost: $3.50 per person (second supervising adult parent and grandparents are free of charge!) kids under one are FREE
Activities: Playland (geared for kids 0-12), Large Corn Maze, Pumpkins: pick your own & ready picked, Apples: Pick your own. Bakery & store
Address: 3010 Kossuth Road, Cambridge, Ontario
Hours: 10am to 6pm every day
Cost: pumpkins and other fall produce depend on size
Activities: select your pumpkin out of a variety of options
**TJ’s doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of many of the other farms on this list but the variety of pumpkins are plentiful and prices are reasonable
Are you looking for more fall fun but a pumpkin patch isn’t your first demand? Be sure to check out our post on Apple Picking Near Cambridge, Ontario.
Have we missed a patch you’d love to have included on our list? Leave a comment below. We’d love to hear from you!