Wondering where to pick your own pumpkins in the Toronto area? The GTA has many farms with pumpkin patches to choose from—some are designed for old-school pumpkin picking, but many are full-fledged fall fun farms, where kids can get lost in corn mazes, go on hay rides, devour pumpkin pie and apple cider, visit with farm animals, jump around in bouncy houses, take wagon rides, and much more.
Note that admission applies at some locations; others are strictly pay-for-what-you-pick. The hours listed here are for the fall season only; dates vary.
With COVID-19, each farm and orchard has their own protocols in place. Remember to bring a mask, practice social distancing, and keep hand sanitizer with you for quick hand washing. Also be sure to call ahead for details—some places require prebooking.
Pick your own pumpkins at this farm about 45 minutes from Toronto, in Caledon. The orchards are known for their apples, so you might as well do some apple-picking while you’re here, too.
Wed-Fri: 10 am–6 pm | Sat-Sun: 10 am to 5 pm
Take a wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch at this farm devoted entirely to pick-your-own. Be sure to book a time slot for a designated tractor ride beforehand. You can also spend some time wandering around the corn maze, enjoying the hay mountains or playing in the playground.
9365 10th Sideroad, Halton Hills, ON
Daily 10 am–5 pm (picking fields close at 4:00 pm)
Brooks Farms has been in operation for more than 100 years. Every day, you can visit for pick-your-own pumpkins or the Barnyard Playland, with train rides, zip lines, a giant jumping pillow, and farm animals.
122 Ashworth Rd., Mount Albert (East Gwillimbury), ON
Pick-your-own daily 9 am–5 pm
While their pick-your-own pumpkin patch is closed for the year, at Cooper’s, near Uxbridge, you’ll find an a-maze-ing 10-acre corn maze. On October 30th, the Night Maze is open for exploring for one night only—bring your flashlight! Due to COVID-19, you need to pre-book a time slot for the maze.
266 Ashworth Rd., Zephyr, ON
Sat. 10 am–7:30 pm (last entry at 5:30 pm), Sun. 10 am–5 pm
At this small farm you can pick your own pumpkins, play on the Barnyard Adventure playground, climb up on the play tractor, visit the farm animals, and participate in the 9-hole scavenger hunts.
1025 Cragg Rd., Uxbridge, ON
Tue-Sun 9:30 am–5:00 pm
It’s all about pumpkins at this fourth-generation 19th-century family farm, which is open to the public only in fall and early winter. Follow the corn maze, see farm animals, make scarecrows, pay for a pony ride, relax with cider and baked goods, and take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to choose your Halloween jack-o-lantern.
6325 Enfield Rd., Hampton, ON
Daily 10 am–5 pm
Take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch at this 30-year-old farm just east of Oshawa (and minutes from Knox’s Pumpkin Farm). After pumpkin- and apple-picking, check out the 8-acre Giant Corn Maze, this year with a pirate-ship theme. Take home produce and bakery items from the market, too.
1805 Taunton Rd. E., Hampton, ON
Daily 9 am–6 pm (corn maze until 5 pm)
Currently closed for the 2020 season. They will be back in the Fall of 2021.
6063 Fifth Line, Milton, ON
Weekends from 10 am (afternoon closing times vary)