(Pumpkins near Richmond. Photo by Barry Gray.)
A lot of Stittsville families will be heading out to find a pumpkin this weekend. It’s a lot of fun to head out to a farm or one of the big roadside stands, plus you usually get a better selection than what you can find at grocery stores. S
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.
- 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.
- Creekside Gardens (Richmond)
Creekside Gardens is a greenhouse, gift shop, and nursery centre located in Ottawa. With fifteen acres of land, they grow a lot of their own plants, including pumpkins.
- 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.
- Pazab Family Farm (Dwyer Hill Road)
A very small roadside market, and no haunted hayrides here, but they do have fresh produce, eggs, meat and baked products. This would make for a nice family drive. Open Saturdays.
- 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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