Early in May ~20,000 pumpkin seeds are planted in peat pellets and set out in trays in the new greenhouse.
Once seeds have sprouted and plants are beginning to grow they are transplanted into the fields.
There are 20-30 different kinds of pumpkins planted, varying in size, from 1-50 lbs, colour (from white to dark orange), and shape. Some are smooth, some have warts, some round, some not so much!
Weeding and watering continues throughout the summer.
Pumpkins become ripe starting in September and continuing through October, depending on the variety and weather.
Once the hay wagon drops you off in the pumpkin patch you can take as much time as you want to look around and pick out your pumpkin. Pumpkins are paid for right in the field prior to catching a ride back on the hay wagon.
The hayride circles the corn maze and is an adventure in itself – you can just enjoy the ride if picking out a pumpkin is not on your list!
There are 2 hay wagons that run nonstop on busy days. When it isn't as busy, hayrides occur on a more informal schedule. Murray (our fearless hayride operator) is just a text away!
Remember to account for the weather – both the day of your visit and from the preceding week or so. Dirt + water = mud, so bring your boots!
Our pumpkins range in price depending on the size and the variety. We've got some handy "pumpkin hoops" to help us determine how much to charge.
We think that one of our customers said it best years ago: Our pumpkins might cost a tad more than at big-box grocery stores, but the photos you'll get in our pumpkin patch will be a lot better!
Adult Pass for Corn Maze & Hayride14+ years old
Child Pass for Corn Maze & Hayride3-13 years old
Family Pass for Corn Maze & Hayride2 adults & max. 4 children
Children 2 & under
Group DiscountsParties of 10 or more
Hayride Only Ticket
Fire Pit Rental2 hours
Gum Boot Rental
We accept Cash, Visa, Debit, and MasterCard
The Produce Stand is CASH ONLY (unless the Corn Maze is open)
Purchasing pumpkins is extra
Please no pets! (assistance dogs are the only canine friends allowed at the farm)
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the property
In the Corn Maze, please stay on the path and do not cut through the corn stalks
Please do not throw corn cobs (we know, it’s tempting!)
Here’s a random selection of photos from our Pumpkins & Hayrides gallery. Click the thumbnails for a larger photo, or view the complete gallery.
Pumpkin Patch FAQs
“When can I buy a pumpkin?”
Pumpkins become ripe starting in September and continuing through October. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch typically start near the end of September. In 2017 you can pick out your own special pumpkin starting on September 29th.