Fall is my favourite time of the year! The sound of crunching leaves, the crisp, cool air, pumpkin picking, colourful leaves, sweaters, bonfires, and delicious seasonal food! What is better than that?
Looking to take part in some fall fun in Niagara? The Niagara Region is home to some fun pumpkin farms to take part in some of the traditional fall activities, from taking a wagon hayride, running through a corn maze, and picking out that perfect pumpkin!
Pumpkins are the iconic fall staple for everyone’s front porch and fall décor. I wish I could get creative with pumpkin displays, but in reality I just plop one on the front step and call it a day. Many of these pumpkin farms also offer
There are plenty of PYO pumpkin patches to select that perfect pumpkin from this season and support our local farms with this fun family activity! Here’s a list of where to pick your own pumpkins in Niagara in 2022!
Don’t forget to try picking your own apples in Niagara, too!
P.s. it’s advisable to call ahead or check these farms’ websites or social channels for any updates. While every effort is made to ensure accurate pricing, things change all the time. It’s best to verify to avoid any disappointment!
How long is the pumpkin season in Niagara?
Oftentimes, pumpkin patches are ready early September until the beginning of November, weather depending!
Where are pumpkin patches in Niagara?
Pumpkin patches in Lincoln
Good Earth Farm Niagara
This pumpkin patch in Vineland is open for the season and offers pumpkin picking, hay rides, fire pits, food trucks, bean bag toss, pumpkin tic tac toe, pumpkin painting, and a corn maze!
Open Wednesday-Friday 3:00 – 10:00 pm, Saturdays 12:00 – 10:00 pm, and Sundays 12:00 – 8:00 pm.
Admission: Adults $15, kids under 12 & seniors $8, under 3 free, or a family pass for $40.
Address: 4111 Martin Rd., Vineland
Pumpkin farms near St. Catharines
DeVries Fruit Farm
Visit this popular pumpkin patch to pick out that perfect pumpkin! Portions of their pumpkin patch goes towards charity, and there’s also a fall bakery to enjoy with freshly baked items! Stop by the market for fresh apples, apple cider, and produce!
DeVries Fruit Farm has everything you need to decorate for fall, from straw bales, gourds, corn stalks, pumpkins and more!
Address: 825 Canboro Road, Fenwick
Howell Family Pumpkin Farm
Howells Family Pumpkin Farm is well known throughout the Niagara Region!
From pumpkins and a PYO pumpkin patch, wagon rides, corn maze, pumpkin slingshot, pig races, an apple cannon-blaster, zombie graveyard paintball, a giant corn pit, hay play areas, pumpkin carving demonstrations, wine & beer garden and fire pits and more, Howells is the local family place to come for all things fall-fun!
Tickets are required and range from $18-$24 depending on which day of the week. Games, including the pumpkin slingshot, apple cannon blaster, and paintball require tokens and are 3 for $5.
Address: 2878 Holland Rd., Fonthill
Pumpkin patches near Niagara Falls
Warner’s Ranch and Pumpkin Farm
From a pumpkin patch with all shapes and sizes of pumpkins, corn maze, hayrides, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting and a produce stand, Warner’s Ranch and Pumpkin Farm is a fun family place to visit during the fall! You can even find specialty pumpkins here, too!
You can also buy your fall decor from cornstalks, hay bales, gourds, and more!
Cash only, but there is an ATM on-site.
Petting zoo: $2.00
Corn maze: $2.00
Belgian horse-drawn hay rides: $3.00 (weekends only, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Tractor hayrides: $3.00 (available during the week)
Pony rides: $4.00 (80 lb limit)
Open: 9 am – 6 pm, beginning September 4th until October 31st.
Address: 7705 Schisler Road, Welland
Bry-Anne Farms Pumpkin Patch
During the month of October, Bry-Anne Farms turns into the Great Pumpkin Patch! Pick your own pumpkin or pick one from the stand! Find your way through the corn maze, take a hayride, go on a pumpkin discovery tour, visit some of the farm animals and enjoy a picnic on site!
Visit the farm stand to buy some homemade pies and butter tarts, apples, and fall decor for your front porch!
Open Monday-Saturday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sundays 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm from October 1st – October 31st.
Entry: $7 per person. Children 3 and under are free.
Address: 471 Foss Rd., Fenwick
Pumpkin Farms near Grimsby
Visit Puddicombe Estates for a fun family day out near Niagara! Visit the pumpkin patch, take a train ride through the vineyard and orchards with views of the changing colours of the Niagara Escarpment, visit the country store for baked goods (including fudge!) and hot apple cider, and make friends with farm animals! Stay for the live music and campfires and enjoy a sunny fall day!
Puddicombe Estates is also a winery and cidery, so grab a bottle or two to take home!
Address: 1468 Hwy 8, Winona
Recipes using pumpkins
While pumpkins are synonymous with Hallowe’en, they’re actually quite versatile and delicious, so before you throw away all the insides of a pumpkin, try something new with a recipe!
Try some of these recipes using the pumpkins from our local patches!
- Easy Pumpkin Bread
- Easy Pumpkin Pie Fudge Recipe
- Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Bowl
- Refined Sugar Free Pumpkin Muffins
- Fluffy Pumpkin Waffles
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Instant Pot Homemade Pumpkin Butter
- Roasted Pumpkin Soup (Vegan & Gluten Free)
- Vegan Pumpkin Pizza
- Pumpkin Ravioli
- Instant Pot Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
- No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
- Pumpkin Spice Cookies
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This is my favourite time of the year so I’m so sad that I’m not going to be back home for pumpkin season! I haven’t been to a pumpkin patch in so long.