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The Pumpkin Patches of South Georgian Bay

Fall time in South Georgian Bay means everything pumpkin. Yes, you heard that right – pumpkin picking, pumpkin carving, pumpkin pie, roasted pumpkin seeds, and so much more. With South Georgian Bay’s prominent roots in the agricultural scene of Ontario, this is the perfect destination to come pick your pumpkins this fall. Whether you’re looking to decorate the house for Thanksgiving, make delicious pumpkin treats, let the kids carve their own jack-o’-lantern for Halloween, or just get out and experience autumn in South Georgian Bay, you’re going to want to add these farms to the bucket list. 

Oh and did we mention the cute and cozy fall photos that will come from visiting any one of these charming and rustic farms? Throw on that flannel or oversized knit sweater, and get on out there in the pumpkin patch. Talk about spicing up “the gram” with fall content that’ll have your followers begging for the location!

Rounds Ranch

First up, we have Rounds Ranch. This autumn wonderland is located less than 10 minutes outside of Wasaga Beach, in Elmvale, and is a hotspot for family fun.

Pumpkin Mania runs during the months of September and October, and is an event you’re not going to want to miss! Admission includes a free pumpkin of any size and any colour so hop on the tractor and ride down to the patch to pick your own. On the weekends, go pumpkin bowling, fill your belly at the pie eating contest, and compete in sack races. Plus, enjoy all of the regular season fun in Ranchland, including 22 more fun activities! During the month of October, stay after the sun goes down to continue the fun in the spooky Flashlight Corn Maze

Rounds Ranch

Be sure to check out their website for more information on opening/closing dates, hours, and to purchase tickets in advance.

Morrison Pumpkin Farm

Morrison Pumpkin Farm

Next up we have a multi-generational family-owned farm that has been a classic autumn destination in South Georgian Bay for nearly 40 years. If you’re looking for an “Instagrammable” spot to mix in all things pumpkin and straw bales to your feed, check out Morrison Pumpkin Farm in Collingwood. With rustic wagons and beautiful fall photo displays, you’re sure to get the perfect shot!

Be sure to support this local family farm and load your wagon full of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, fresh produce, and even corn stalks and straw bales to decorate your porch. You’re not going to want to go home empty handed. And the best part of it all? There’s no admission fee so you’re free to go shop, snap photos, and explore the corn maze! This is the ideal fall date idea and you can even bring your furry friend along for the fun, as the farm is dog-friendly.

Looking for “inspo” on what to do with all of your pumpkins? Check out some of their yummy recipe suggestions here including pumpkin whipped feta with honey dip, baked pumpkin donut holes, and chewy oatmeal pumpkin cookies.

Keep an eye on their Instagram and Facebook to stay up to date on when they are officially opening for the season!

Fernwood Farms

Fernwood Farms is definitely a staple when visiting Clearview Township. This is another great spot to make fall memories with the entire family.
Take a stroll through a sea of orange fields and pick your own pumpkin from a vast selection. With rows and rows of pumpkins, there’s sure to be something for everyone’s liking. Don’t feel like walking through the fields? Hop on a wagon ride and let the Fernwood Farms’ staff take you out to the pumpkin patch, or choose from plenty of pre-picked pumpkins at the entrance. Let the kids explore “Pumpkinland”, adventure through the corn maze, and pose with the fall-themed “photo-ops”. Don’t forget to head into the store and bakery to stock up on all of the goodies, including fresh produce, baked goods, giftware, honey, and more. 
Every year, at the end of October, Fernwood Farms hosts their annual pumpkin lighting ceremony. The pumpkin pyramid is carefully constructed using carved jack-o’-lanterns from local elementary school students. It’s like the South Georgian Bay Christmas of October!
Pumpkin Pyramid at Fernwood Farms

Check out their Instagram and Facebook pages for updates on when pumpkin picking and fall fun will begin, as well as a date for the annual pumpkin lighting ceremony.

green apples are hanging off a branch with green leaves. one of the apples is partly red
The Farmer's Pantry

The Farmer’s Pantry

Nestled in the picturesque town of Thornbury, the Farmer’s Pantry is the ultimate destination for family fun. If you’ve got pumpkin fever and you’re anywhere near Thornbury, this is the place you absolutely cannot afford to miss this year! With a plethora of attractions, it’s a paradise for enthusiasts of all ages. Grab a pumpkin and your U-pick apples! But that’s just the beginning of the adventure awaiting you at this charming farm.
For the little ones, there’s a delightful petting zoo where they can get up close and personal with adorable farm animals. And if you’re in the mood for some retail therapy or unique souvenirs, don’t forget to check out the gift shop, filled with all sorts of treasures. But wait, there’s more!
Feeling competitive? Challenge your family to a round of mini-golf, where laughter and fun are par for the course. Or venture into the enchanting cedar maze, a puzzle waiting to be solved. And if you’re looking for that perfect pumpkin for fall, the Farmer’s Pantry in Thornbury has got you covered!

Check out their Instagram and Facebook pages to stay informed on all the fall fun!

We hope you have a fun and safe time exploring South Georgian Bay! Share your memories with us by tagging @SGeorgianBay on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

Planning to visit South Georgian Bay in the near future? Please contact individual businesses to confirm method and hours of operation and plan ahead by making reservations when possible. Visit our “Know Before You Go” page by clicking here.

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