Counting down the days to pumpkin season? Then, you have to pay a visit to Downey’s Farm Pumpkin Fest this September and feast your eyes on their famous orange sea of gourds.
Thousands of pumpkins are on display at this charming family farm in Caledon, just 45 minutes outside of downtown Toronto.
The annual fair is full of fall-themed activities and photo ops on the pumpkin-filled lawn.
Among the highlights are the incredible 8-acre corn maze, farm animals, live entertainment, and the “boo barn,” plus fun games like straw jumping, duck races, jumping pillows, the pedal cart track, and goat mountain slide.
The corn maze is a scavenger hunt like no other. It has three levels and 8 km of trails in total — so be prepared for an adventure as you solve clues and get lost with your pals.
There’s also a play area, puppet shows, and inflatables for kids.
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Live entertainers include magicians, ventriloquists, jugglers, circus acts, and fire shows.
While you wander the festival grounds, you can indulge in some of the delicious sips and bites, including kettle corn, fresh baked goods, and comfort foods of all kinds.
And of course, you can’t leave without picking a pumpkin from the incredible pumpkin patch.
While you’re in Caledon, you can pay a visit to the nearby hamlet of Belfountain for coffee and window shopping.
You can also do a hike in Forks of the Credit Provincial Park or admire the waterfall at Belfountain Conservation Area.
The fun begins on Saturday, September 23rd. You don’t want to miss this one, friends!
When: September 23rd to October 31st, 2023
Where: 13682 Heart Lake Road, Caledon
Cost: $17.99+HST per person (weekday), $23.99+HST per person (weekend)