Growing up watching It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown made me feel extremely sad for Charlie, who missed out the whole Halloween experience year after year. Go out and find your own great pumpkin and have a ton of fun doing it! (and you don’t have to miss trick or treating either!) Here are a few great spots to pick from and they’re all open for business!
Allsop Farm Pumpkins and More, located at 195 Rd. 3 East in Kingsville, is geared up for the 2018 fall season to offer the community a super-exciting visit! They offer a vast variety of pumpkins & decorative gourds, squash (butternut, spaghetti, sweet potato, acorn and more! Also, find corn stalks & straw. Farmer Allsop takes pride in his products, carefully inspecting each and every one they sell. All activities are free of charge! Enjoy pumpkin bowling and corn hole game, playground and sandbox. Explore in the ¾ acre corn maze and take a selfie or group pic in front of a picturesque fall display. Group tours available. Open Monday-Sunday from dawn til dusk. Gift store sells handmade crafts. Accepts cash, Debit, Visa & Mastercard. Call (519) 733-2896 more info. https://www.facebook.com/AllsopFarmPumpkinsMore/
Pepe’s Pumpkin Patch located at 2651 Front Rd, Windsor is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. It is an annual favourite amongst younger children, offering hayrides, train rides, farm animals and a corn maze. On choice evenings, experience A Haunting in Lasalle, where the corn maze is transformed. Don’t leave without picking your pumpkins! Call (519) 984-8135 for details. https://www.facebook.com/pepespumpkinpatch/
Theissen’s Orchards at 400 Talbot Rd. E. Leamington has grown tremendously adding new and exciting activities every year. The Fun Acre is the huge playground area in the middle of the farm, where you’ll find a bouncy castle, barrel train & face painting on the weekends and PA days. Visit the Scaredy Cat Haunted Barn, which over the years was a hit amongst teens, but Theissen’s has decided to keep the area family friendly, safe for children 4 and up. Walk or take a hayride to the corn maze, where Spookley the Square Pumpkin will be sharing his story and spreading an anti-bullying message at the kiddie section. For teens and adults, the actual corn maze has been cleverly constructed into Farm Scene Investigation, where you will be invited to solve the mystery of Farmer Joe’s disappearance. Newly added jump pad and 9 holes mini golf course in 2018. On our way out, stop at the food stand, where apple and pumpkin hot and cold favourites grace the menu. You can pick your own pumpkins and apples in the field or choose to purchase them already picked and apples conveniently bagged by type. Don’t forget to visit the flower shop too! Accepting cash, debit & all major credit cards. Visit their website or call (519) 326-5282 for information. www.thiessenorchards.com