With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to think about seasonal decorations! Rather than buying your pumpkins from a store this year, have you considered heading out to the fields to pick them yourself? Why not start a new family tradition? Pull out your favourite soup, pie, and muffin recipes, because it’s also the perfect opportunity to stock up on provisions for your fall cooking. If you’re short on time, however, you’ll find all these culinary goodies and much more in the boutiques of some of our attractions!
Ready to go pick some pumpkins and squash? Here are our destination suggestions:
Citrouilleville is so much more than just a u-pick pumpkin patch! There are loads of fun things to do and see that will keep the whole family entertained on a beautiful fall afternoon. Grab a cart and explore the site. Find the most perfect pumpkins, visit the pumpkin houses, and enjoy a variety of seasonal activities. Between the corn maze, inflatable games, skill-testing challenges, street food, and outdoor family theatre, there’s something for the whole gang to enjoy and create wonderful memories!
La Belle de Coteau-du-Lac
Grab your cameras, put on your best smiles, and get ready for a fun fall day at La Belle de Coteau-du-Lac! October is prime pumpkin-picking season, and you’ll find plenty to choose from all over the site. Strike a pose in the many creative themed decors and burn off some energy in the playground and maze. The whole month of October is devoted to the Festiv’Halloween celebration. An array of experiences await, from the family day admiring Halloween decorations to the ultimate spine-tingling fright night. Take your pick!
Quinn Farm offers the perfect combo of a fun family outing and a more traditional u-pick activity. Here, you’ll have the chance to experience a “real” day on the farm. Hop on the tractor for a ride out to the fields to pick your own pumpkins. When you return, you can stroll around the site at your leisure. While mom stocks up on farm produce—squash, apples, and much more—and tasty local products from the boutique, the kids can let off some steam in the vast playground as well as visit the barn animals.
Starting in late September, besides u-pick apples, you can also pick your own pumpkins in Verger Labonté’s fields. The orchard’s crops are all certified organic. But before you load up on fall’s bounty, climb aboard the tractor for a ride out to the corn mazes! In all, the orchard offers five different circuits to challenge your wits: three mazes of varying difficulty levels, each with its own observation or puzzle game, and two advanced-level sleuthing games set in the woods. Guaranteed fun! Make sure to stop by the shop while you’re there!
Au fin délice blueberry farm and sugar bush
For the first time this year, the Au fin délice organic blueberry farm and sugar bush is offering u-pick pumpkins and squash, all certified organic by Ecocert Canada. Choose among a wide selection of squash varieties, including acorn, butternut, and delicata, and several types of pumpkin. When you arrive, our staff will accompany you to the field, tell you a bit about organic production, and give you some u-pick tips. There are picnic tables as well as a playground, so pack a lunch and make it a memorable day out!
Anse au Sable farm
Drop by the booth at the Anse au Sable farm and take your pick from a dazzling array of pumpkins, perfect for your Halloween decor or homemade soups! Depending on the season, you can also pick your own apples or stock up on a variety of fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables at the booth. It’s a great stop if you’re in the Île Perrot area and aren’t looking for a full-day activity!
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