Fall is all about early nights, spookiness, warm drinks and course – pumpkins! There is something so special about heading to the patch with some friends or family, connecting with the farm and spotting the very best pumpkin to take home to carve. Ottawa has plenty of exciting pumpkin patches to explore – below are some of the best!
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Proulx Farm goes all out for pumpkin season! This year is the 27th annual pumpkin festival, where the farm becomes unrecognizable as a Halloween haven full of spooky treats! While you’re there, there are plenty of great snacks and free parking. Runs from 19th September – 31 October 2021 and is only 30 minutes outside Ottawa.
Admission: $14.95 to $15.95
Address: 1865 Chemin O’Toole Cumberland (Ottawa)
Ottawa Tree Farm
Don’t let the farm’s name throw you off – the pumpkins are in abundance at Ottawa Tree Farm! Experience all the very best of fall with the farm’s wagon rides, horse and pony rides and bonfires – and of course, picking your very own pumpkin.
Address: 6100 Fallowfield Road Stittsville
Fall is the best time for a visit to Saunders Farm. The team goes all out for the haunted season, where you can experience all things spooky fun. Of course, this 100-acre destination has a generous pumpkin patch! You can reach Saunders Farm 30 minutes outside Ottawa.
Address: 7893 Bleeks Road, Munster
Millers Berry Farm
Good news, dogs can join in the family pumpkin search this year at Millers Berry Farm as yes, dogs are welcome! Families will love the spacious farm which also features a wagon ride out to the 8 acres of pick-your-own fall produce. Happily, there is plenty of other products to take home for those wishing to create an Autumnal feast.
Hours: September to October 31st; Weekdays: 8AM — 5PM
Weekends & Holidays: 8AM — 5PM
Address: 6158 Rideau Valley Drive, Ottawa (Manotick)
Maple Hill Urban Farm
Maple Hill Urban Farm is a must-visit family fun farm and boasts of an impressive pumpkin patch as well as plenty of animals to meet, a 10 acres adventure maze and much more.
Address: 200 Moodie Drive, Ottawa
Impressing the masses since 1982, Cannamore Orchard is the fall professionals. Pick your perfect pumpkin, which is growing in all sorts of shapes and sizes! The farm also features some spooky treats like wagon rides, stage shows and more.
Admission: $13 per person for the fun farm
Address: 1480 County Road 32 Crysler
Abby Hill Farms
Seek out your perfect jack o later (to be) with a visit to Abby Hill Farms, which have been operational for over 20 years! You’ll also be impressed by their spooky scarecrows!
Address: 1490 Bankfield Road Ottawa
Ferriers Scotch Line Farm
Found about one hour outside of Ottawa is the impressive pumpkin store of Ferriers Scotch Line Farm. This family-run and operated farm has been family biz for nine generations! They must be doing something right, which you’ll surely agree with when you see the size, shape and impressive pumpkins.
Hours: Beginning on Saturday, September 11th, Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm
Address: 2579 Scotch Line Road, Perth
Ferme L’Artisan Farm
For a pumpkin day trip, opt for a fun visit to Ferme L’artisan Farm east of Ottawa. There are plenty of varieties set across the gorgeous farm!
Address: 3932 concession ch. 14 rd. Fournier
Not exactly a traditional pumpkin patch, Pumpkinferno is worth mentioning on this list. Located one hour outside of Ottawa at Upper Canada Village, is the impressive and famous pumpkin festival which is a “mesmerizing installation of artists inspired, glowing pumpkins!” With over 6, 000 pumpkins stretching over a few kilometres, it’s the best fall experience, especially if you love pumpkins.
Admission: $20.00, children under 4, free.
Address: Upper Canada Village, 13740 County Rd. 2, Morrisburg