Fall into Autumn Memories

By: PMG Team

Fall into Autumn Memories

Tags: Caledon, Brampton, Georgetown, pumpkin picking, local pumpkin patches

 

October has arrived which means fall is here. After talking about what you can do indoors to add a touch of the fall spirit to your home design, let’s now talk about the outdoors.  
 
With this crisp fall weather, it’s time to get out and enjoy this season and the colorful scenery before winter arrives. What better way to celebrate October than by going pumpkin picking at your local pumpkin patch. Here is a list of some local pumpkin patches for all fall lovers in and nearby Caledon to check out this season:
 
Downey’s Farm
One of the most popular places to go to get your pumpkin is Downey’s Farm located in Caledon. Their annual Pumpkinfest runs from September 21, 2019 until October 31, 2019. 
 
Join the fall family fun with picking your own pumpkins, wagon rides, farm animals, live entertainment, corn mazes and so much more. This year, Downey’s Farm has opened a brand new corn maze called Batmaze. This maze is 10 km of twists and turns for you to explore. There are even 3 maze challenges for you to complete which is sure to be fun for all ages. 
 
Save some time or even a whole day to go apple picking in Caledon as well, while the weather still allows it. 
 
Albion Orchards
It is a one-stop shop at Albion Orchards. Not only can you explore their apple orchard but also their pumpkin patch. This orchard has hundreds of pumpkins to choose from that come in all shapes and sizes. Make sure to find the perfect one for your front porch!
 
Andrew’s Farm Market and Winery
Enjoy pumpkin picking in a big field every weekend in October at Andrew’s Farm Market and Winery. There is so much to do including tractor rides, a straw mountain climb, haunted forest, fall photo displays, farm animals and much more. 
 
Springridge Farm
Harvest Festival at Springridge Farm is a gurantee for a great time with a spider web climber, farmyard tube slides, giant sandbox, farm animals, witches mouth corn trail, wagon rides and much more. 
 
Once you and your family have picked your pumpkins from the local patch, you can decorate them just in time for Halloween. Some people carve them into faces and others paint and decorate them. Regardless of what you choose to do, the pumpkins will look great sitting on your front porch. 
 
Wondering why you’re seeing teal pumpkins around the neighbourhood? 
 
It is because it is a part of the Teal Pumpkin Project. This project aims to make sure that every kid feels included on Halloween, especially those children who have food allergies and other conditions. The Teal Pumpkin Project was officially first launched in 2014, and has since become increasingly popular in various neighbourhoods throughout North America.  

 

Here are the four steps you need to do in order to participate in the Teal Pumpkin Project this Halloween season:
 
1.      Provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters.
2.      Place a teal pumpkin in front of your home to let people know you have non-food treats available.
3.      Add your home to the teal pumpkin project map.
4.      Spread the word among your friends and family. 
 
Interested in participating in the Teal Pumpkin Project but need ideas for a list of non-food treats to pass out this Halloween? Here are some ideas on non-food treats