October Harvest Festival

We celebrate the bounty of the harvest each October weekend from Thanksgiving weekend
till Halloween with lots of festive fun. 

It’s pumpkin picking time!

Come to the farm; relax and enjoy time with your family. Get back to the basics - play, laugh, learn.

Our main emphasis is to get outside and enjoy the beauty the countryside has to display.  The fall colors are brilliant, the air is fresh, and with our farm trails and scavenger hunts, you can enjoy space and exercise.  There are lots of fun activities happening on the farm.

Our pumpkin patch is amazing and has Farmer Jim dancing.

Just came for a pumpkin?  Not to worry.  Our pumpkin patch is outside of our admission area and we have a huge selection of picked pumpkins by our market, convenient and close to the parking lot for those who are short on time.

Come and find your perfect pumpkin.
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Activities available weekdays and weekends:

  • Enjoy our Barnyard Adventure playground.  There's lots of room for the kids to run and activities that ignite their imagination - playhouses, tricycle track, sandbox, and more...

  • Our farm animals love visitors especially when they bring treats.   Food for them is available in our market and at admission.  We also offer you an opportunity to learn with all of our great farm animal fact boards.

  • Bee Fit on the Farm - Enjoy a journey along our farm's trails with workouts at stations posted along the way.  Engage your senses as you take in the nature surrounding you.  Your goal - come away refreshed and energized!

  • Enjoy mazes? Get lost in our 2-acre corn maze where all you see is corn and sky.  Don't panic, your kids will help get you out.  Check out our No Left Turn cedar maze in our Barnyard Adventure Playground.  You can't measure it in acres but challenges can come in small packages.

  • Our play train has been a landmark structure for over 30 years.  At least two generations of kids have traveled far in their imaginations on this train.  What child doesn't want to get behind the wheel of a tractor?  Both make a good backdrop for group pictures.

  • Scavenger Hunts - A fun and interesting way to explore the farm.  We have a variety of choices for all ages.

  • Tranquility Trail - Get out and stretch your legs. Enjoy an extended walk around our farm's fields taking in the beauty of the surrounding Durham region countryside.   The trail takes approximately 45 minutes to walk.  Suitable for ages 6 plus.  The terrain is uneven so good walking shoes or boots and clothing appropriate for the weather is highly recommended.

Plus Special Festival Activities

  • Visit Auntie Sophies Imagination Station - Be creative!  Do your kids love to dress up?  Auntie Sophie has a different costume activity for your children to make and take home with them each weekend. There's an easy craft for the wee ones to.

  • Walk our trails.  Stroll down Fairy Tale Lane through our woods and around our fields. Our giant sunflower trial blooms in late September and lasts until the frost. There's lots of nature to be explored.

  • Wagon rides are happening on weekends between 10 and 3 weather permitting.  The last ride out can be as late as 4:00 but come early so you won't miss it.  You can see the farm from a different perspective.  The view is beautiful, the air is fresh.

    Dress for the weather, and wear boots if there has been a recent rain.  We are also cooler and windier here on the farm so come prepared with warm jackets.  

Pumpkin Patch Conference
  • Pumpkins are an extra charge and not included in the admission price.

    Pick your own or we have piles of them already picked displayed by our market for easy access.

Enjoy Special Highlights of the season

  • books for young readers

    Weekends of  Oct 14th, 15th and 21st, 22nd from 10-3pm

    It's story time!  Join children's book author Carolyn Morris of Railfence books as she reads about the countryside adventures of her Railfence bunch.  Kids will not only be captivated by her storytelling they can get creative with a craft.  Carolyn was a kindergarten teacher for over 30 years; she knows how to engage and brighten your child's day!

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  • Saturday and Sunday, Oct 28th and 29th   Carve your pumpkins at the farm.

    What kid doesn't love Halloween night, the excitement of dressing up and heading out to meet their friends and neighbors?  What parent loves the frantic preparations of carving the pumpkin as you're trying to get an early dinner before heading out with the kids?

    We will have a pumpkin carving station available Saturday and Sunday for you to have fun carving the pumpkin you've picked and purchased.  Leave the mess with us. (Actually, the animals will love all the scraps, seeds, and goop you leave behind)  Take home your pumpkin carved and ready to display.  Basic carving tools will be available.  If you are super creative and have special tools for carving bring them along.

    Auntie Sophie has a special Super Hero theme at her Imagination Station!

  • Mmmm Apple Cider - Come and get it hot off the press Sunday, October 29th

    The last Sunday of our Harvest Festival is traditionally our cider pressing day.  Come watch the Geissberger brothers as they press fresh apples into cider for us with their mobile cider unit.  The apples are washed, crushed, pressed and the cider is pasteurized all on the trailer.

    A good opportunity to take home naturally delicious sweet apple cider with no preservatives or sugar added.

    Bonus - the cider keeps for one year without refrigeration


Harvest Festival is every weekend in October beginning Thanksgiving weekend

Festival Admission (including Thanksgiving Monday 9:30 am till 5:00 pm)

$14.00 + HST/person 3 years +

Our Farm’ n ’Fun area closes at 3:00 pm to new admissions. We want you to have time to enjoy our farm and the activities so come earlier.

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