Wondering where to have some family fun time this fall? Check out this list of corn mazes and pumpkin patches near Halifax.
Riverbreeze FarmRiverbreeze provides farm fresh family fun with over 30 attractions! The attractions range from scavenger hunts to interactive “Who Dunnit” game, old fashioned jumping pillow to the modern laser tag games, petting zoo to cow train rides, this farm will keep you engaged throughout your time here. The farm has a 12-acre corn maze, a little farmer’s corn maze, pumpkin u-pick and a whole lot of other fun activities.
Riverbreeze Farm’s haunted attraction, Fear Farm, has 4 haunted houses, 2 haunted mazes and 9 nights of terror. Riverbreeze Farm
660 Onslow Road, Truro
Follow the 102 to Truro; take Exit 14A Onslow /Tatamagouche (one Exit past fast food strip); and turn right. The farm is just 2 kms from here and located on the right.
Phone: (902) 895-6541
September 14 – October 27 | Saturday, Sunday | 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Open on Thanksgiving Monday | 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fear Farm: Every Fri/Sat night in October 2019 starting Fri Oct 4th | Fridays & Saturdays | 6:30 PM – 11:30 PM
General farm admission: $15/person(tax included), 3 yrs & under Free!
Fear Farm: Regular Combo tickets (access to any 3 attractions): $25(tax included cash only)
Super Combo Tickets (access to all 6 Haunted Attractions): $30.00 (cash only tax included) at the door/$$29.00 online (Taxes/fees included)
Noggins Corner Farm Corn Maze
Noggins Corner farm has corn mazes, rope maze, duck races, wagon rides, washer toss game, puzzle mazeds and the a barnyard adventure area. The farm has a haunted house, haunted corn maze, bonfire and ghose stories. The farm also offers an exciting geocaching treasure hunt! Navigate your way through six waypoints, gaining valuable information about the history of the farm and the Annapolis Valley. Visitors who want to enjoy fresh fruit can opt for u-pick at the apple orchard. Noggins Farm Corn Maze
10009 Highway 1, Greenwich
Phone: 902-542-5515 (Extension 1 for the farm market)
Saturday September 7th through to October 27th | Saturday, Sunday & Thanksgiving Monday | 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Wednesdays – Friday | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Admission: Saturday, Sunday & Holiday Monday: $12/person; Family: $10/person
Wednesdays – Friday: $7/person; Family: $5.50/person
Dempsey Corner OrchardFruits and vegetables are never fresher than when you pick them yourself! Cherries, apples, plums, corn cobes, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, grapes, pears, squash, vegetable, pumpkins… Spread over 365 acres, the farm has fruits in different varieties and sizes.. There is a farm themed play ground to keep the kids active for hours. End your day with a visit to the farm animals. Dempsey Corner Orchard
2717 Highway 221, RR#3, Aylesford
Located just 15 minutes from Exit 16 on Highway 101 in the Annapolis Valley
GPS co-ordinates: 45.0603746; -64.8314094
Phone: (902) 847-1855
Open till October 27 | Daily | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Thanksgiving Weekend | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Pumpkin Festival | October | Dates TBA
Thanksgiving special: $5.00/person admission or $20.00/carload
Daily admission: $2.00/person
U-Pick apples, pears, pumpkins and sunflowers. The farm grows over 20 varieties of apples, four varieties of pears in addition to pumpkins. Go on wagon rides to the orchard and learn about apple growing. U-picked and pre-picked pumpkins available. Gates’ U-pick
1263 Starr’s Point Road, Port Williams
One hour from Metro Halifax and 5 minutes from Highway 101
Take Exit 11 off Highway 101, turn right from the off-ramp and go straight through the traffic light. In Port Williams, turn right at the flashing amber light (Starr’s Point Road) and proceed 1 km and look for Gates U-Pick on the left.
September & October | Daily | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wagon rides: Free
Howard Dill’s Pumpkin FarmYou can see Giant Pumpkins, lots of them along with many different varieties of Halloween pumpkins, summer and winter squash and gourds. Best time to see the giant pumpkins is in late August through October. There are lots of photo opportunities, so bring your camera! During the annual Pumpkin Regatta, the Atlantic Giant Pumpkins are turned into pumpkin boats. Howard Dill’s Pumpkin Farm
400 College Road, Windsor
From Halifax, Hwy 101, take exit 5 for Windsor, turn left at stop sign, stay straight, turn right at yield after railroad tracks, follow signs.
Phone: (902) 798-2728
June – August | Monday – Friday & most weekends | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
September & October | Daily | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Weigh Off | September 28 | starts 10:00 AM
West Hants Pumpkin Regatta | October 14 , 2018 | 2:00 PM @ Windsor Waterfront
Open on Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Halloween
November – May | Monday – Friday (office) | 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed on Christmas, New Year’s, Good Friday.
No admission charges, donations welcome
Dogs are welcome, however, they must be on a leash and cleaned up after.
Bus tours: $2.00/person. Reservations needed
Willowbank Farm is a working farm which grows a variety of crops that visitors can pick. Wander the fields to find that perfect pumpkin for your front door display. Apples, pears and plum are available for u-pick. Also available for u-pick are gourds in unique shapes and sizes. Come on in and experience the farm animals first hand. The farm will have display items for sale during the Thanksgiving weekend – hay bales, ornamental corn. The corn maze at the farm is perfect for young families. Also go on hay rides, crawl through the hay tunnel.
After visiting the farm market and u-pick, stroll through the red and white horse barn where numerous antique horse-drawn vehicles are on display. Some are dating back over 100 years.
Willowbank will NOT offer a Corn Maze Fall 2019.
110 Starr’s Point Loop, Port Williams
Exit 11 off Highway 101
Located about 1 hour or 100 km west of Metro Halifax on the 101 highway near Wolfville.
September 7th 2019 – October | Daily | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Willowbank U-Pick Bracelet: $5.00/person; Children 2 and under can enjoy for Free. Family: $20.
Visit this sunflower farm and get lost in the sunflower fields. Field of Sunflowers is open while the flowers are in bloom usually from mid August & September.
You can also join for the annual butterfly release held around the third week of August. Details
Mid August to September (last day depends upon Sunflower bloom)
137 Highway 1, Mount Denson
Adult – $10
Child (3-12) – $5
Under 3 – Free