(Pumpkins near Richmond. Photo by Barry Gray.)
A lot of Stittsville families will be heading out to find a pumpkin this weekend. Think about skipping the grocery store this year, and head to a local farm or roadside stand.
Not only is there usually a better selection, but some of them have special activities for kids, like wagon rides, mazes and full-on haunted houses. Here’s a list of a few of the pumpkin places near Stittsville. (Send us your suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Abby Hill Farms (Richmond)
Headquartered in Richmond with smaller satellite locations around the region. There’s one on Bankfield and Prince of Whales, just east of the 416, with lots of pumpkins and some fun scarecrows too.
- Fallowfield Farm (just south of Stittsville)
Lots of pumpkins, gourds, straw & hay bales, corn-stalks and more. You can also book a hay wagon ride for your family or group and head out into the fields to find a pumpkin.
- Saunders Farm (Munster, south of Fallowfield Road)
Well-known for their annual Halloween attractions, but you can also find some good pumpkins — and there’s no admission to pay if you’re just browsing the pumpkin patch.
ALSO: Our readers tell us that Maple Hill Farm on Moodie Drive near Bells Corners is another good spot. Attractions include a hayride and corn mazes.
For more local pumpkin patches, check out OttawaStart’s Pumpkin Guide.
What are your favourite places to get a pumpkin? Does your family have any notable Halloween traditions? Tell us about it in the comments below or email email@example.com