Fall Family Fun in Ontario

Two young girls dressed up for Halloween receive candy

Photo credit: Canada’s Wonderland

Attend a fall festival and visit operating farms for apple-picking, outdoor mazes, wagon rides and pumpkin patches. Beyond the pick-your-own pumpkin patches, Ontario celebrates pumpkin season with pumpkin inspired cuisine, pumpkinfests and carved Jack-o-lantern displays leading up to Halloween. Embark on a guided haunted walk or dare to enter a haunted house or scare park.

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Screampark at Bingeman’s 

Experience bone chilling terror in the six horrifying and haunted themed mazes and trails. Recommended for kids 12 and up. September 24 through October 31, tickets and packages available online.

Location: 425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener

Fall Fun and Fear Farm at Snyders Family Farm

Pick out your perfect pumpkins then stick around for a sunset campfire with your bubble of family and friends in a socially distanced area during the weekends in September. Stock up on pumpkin spiced cinnamon buns and pumpkin cutie pies from the bakery.

Scare up even more fun at legendary Fear Farm with wandering zombies, fire eaters, illusionists, fortune tellers and a haunted house. Runs during September and October, book in advance.

Location: 936685 Blenheim Road, Bright

Fun Fall Festival at Brooks Farm

Let the little ones loose in the Barnyard Playground and treat yourselves to homemade pumpkin pie, before selecting that winning pumpkin for your jack-o-lantern carving. September 11 to October 31.

Location: 122 Ashworth Road, Mount Albert

Pumpkin Season at PéPé’s Pumpkin Patch

Enjoy hayrides, a corn maze and pumpkins of all sizes and shapes to choose from. Plus, pick up a super cool PéPé's Pumpkin Patch face mask this year. Opens September 13.

Location: 2651 Front Road, LaSalle, Windsor

Fall Festival at Chappell Farms

Pick out your pumpkin and say hello to the host of farm animals during Fall Festival at Chappell Farms. Attempt the hay bale run, explore the corn maze and rid the tricycle track. Operating September 13 to October 31.

Location: 617 Penetanguishene Road, Barrie

Pumpkins After Dark at Country Heritage Park

Jack-o-lanterns come alive at this 2.5 km audio drive-through exhibit with over thousands of hand-carved pumpkin sculptures, including an awesome tunnel of lit pumpkins, and live carving demonstrations. Event runs September 17 to November 8, book tickets online.

Location: 8560 Tremaine Road Milton

Halloween Haunt at Canada’s Wonderland 

Canada’s largest theme park transforms into a nighttime scream park this haunting season with monsters, scare zones, thrilling night rides and live shows and music. Make reservations in advance, best for kids 13 year and up, select nights between September 24 and October 31.

Location: 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan

Camp Spooky at Canada’s Wonderland

Family friendly daytime Halloween activities and attractions like trick-or-treating, fun rides, a costume parade, live performances and more are offered each weekend between September 25 and October 31. Get tickets in advance.

Location: 1 Canada's Wonderland Drive, Vaughan

Pumpkinferno at Upper Canada Village

Returning with new and revived exhibits, this award-winning spectacular exhibit features over 7,000 carved pumpkins lit up along a one km long nighttime tour. Times vary between September 24 and October 31.

Location: 13740 County Road 2, Morrisburg

Pumpkin Season and Frightfest at Saunders Farm

Although operating at a lowered capacity, Saunders Farm will continue the Halloween tradition with its epic mazes, pumpkin picking and other daytime activities like hayrides during the Haunting Season, and Frightfest at night. Book in advance, no walk-ins, September 25 through to October 31.

Location: 7893 Bleeks Road, Munster, Ottawa

Farm Market and Fun Farm Yard at Murphy’s Farm Market & Bakery

Visit early this season to choose from a selection of small, large and decorative pumpkins to create the perfect jack-o-lantern for Halloween. Let the kids loose in the fun farm yard playground. And a mouth-watering, made-from-scratch pumpkin pie from the bakery will sure to be a hit.

Location: 5141 Simcoe Road 10, Alliston

Pumpkinfest at Gammondale Farm

Come for contactless excitement like Canada’s largest pumpkin catapult, the monster forest maze and barnyard maze, duck races, straw mountain and of course, tons of pumpkins to choose from, all just west of Thunder Bay. September 25 to October 31, get tickets in advance online.

Location: 426 McCluskey Drive, Slate River Valley, Thunder Bay

Pumpkinferno at Fort Henry 

You’ll be mesmerized by spectacular handcrafted, glowing artificial pumpkins set up along a curated self-tour path against the backdrops of the fort’s historic walls. Running October 1 through 31, tickets available online. Note: accessibility nights October 6 to 13.

Location: 1 Fort Henry Drive, Kingston

The Haunted Walk

Do you dare to uncover what lurks in the dark? Embark on a spinetingling guided tour in downtown Kingston, Ottawa or Toronto, while listening to morbid, paranormal and other unsettling tales from the past.

Locations: Ottawa, Toronto and Kingston

Legends of Horror at Casa Loma

Casa Loma, the fabled gothic mansion atop the city, opens its doors again this season for Legends of Horror, an hour-long, self-guided sleuth past the mansion past nooks and crannies not usually open to the public, through horrifyingly entertaining theatrically designed sets. October 1 through 31.

Location: 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto

Ghost and Mystery Trolley with Kingston Trolley Tours

Take a 90 minute ride through Kingston’s mysterious past to haunted spots like the Rockwood Asylum, the Cataraqui Cemetery and the grave of Sir John A. Macdonald.

Location: 248 Ontario Street, Kingston

Last updated: September 20, 2021

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