Visiting area pumpkin patches is a fall ritual for many. Whether it’s for picking your own pumpkins, for family photos or just taking in the general splendour of the harvest, here is a list of patches near Brampton worth checking out.

Andrews’ Scenic Acres

This Milton farm has pumpkin picking and a bunch of other stuff to help you appreciate the autumn harvest. Take a wagon or tractor ride, or a guided walking tour and to savour the fall colours around the farm.

Albion Orchards

This farm is just a stone’s throw away in Caledon, and it offers you-pick pumpkins in its extensive patch, and apple picking in its orchards.

Chudleigh’s

Chudleigh’s has a selection of pumpkins available in its market. You can complement your pumpkin perusal with one of the farm’s exquisitely baked cherry blossoms, or if you’d rather go savory: a hand-filled pulled pork pocket.

Downey’s Farm

This favourite farm sits on the outskirts of Brampton and has been visited by most people in the area at least once. Downey’s kicks off Pumpkinfest in October and is open every day for pumpkin picking, wagon rides and walks through its corn maze. Admission is $9 on weekdays and $14 on weekends.

Springridge Farm

At Springridge, fall is in full swing every weekend in October at its Harvest Festival. The Milton farm has plenty of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes to choose from as well as wagon rides, pipe slides and other fun activities. Admission is $12.

Hutchinson Farm

Located in Burlington, Hutchinson has lots of pumpkins, big and small. It also has a pumpkin museum, with pumpkins weighing upwards of 300 lbs. You’ll definitely want to check those out. Admission will set you back just $5.

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