Visiting a pumpkin patch in October is a great way to spend an autumn day.

It's also the perfect place to find your family's pumpkin, authentic fall decorations, and fresh produce. If you're not sure which pumpkin patch to visit this year, Compten Management Inc. has a list of the top 5 farms near you.

Please remember most farms are open rain or shine, but verifying services and operating hours prior to your visit is strongly recommended.

Downey's Farm

13682 Heart Lake Road, Brampton

PumpkinFest at Downey's Farm is fun for the whole family! Enjoy tons of great activities from live entertainment to their 8-acre corn maze.

Dyment's Pumpkin Patch

416 Fallsview Road East, Dundas

Located along the Niagara Escarpment, Dyment's is a family friendly farm with a corn maze, children's play area, tricycle track, animal farm, mini putt, and so much more! Looking for fresh fruits, veggies, and baked goods? Visit the market for everything from fresh farm veggies to pies and meals ready to go!

Stonehaven Farms

7388 Guelph Line, Campbellville

This family farm is a great place to pick your own pumpkin and enjoy a scenic guided wagon ride. There is a kid zone with plenty to keep kids of all ages entertained and an elaborate corn maze to get lost in! Stop at the market for freshly baked pies and other goodies.

Andrew's Scenic Acres

9365 10th Sideroad, Halton Hills

This farm offers a variety of pick your own fruits, veggies, and flowers along with fun activities for children including a corn maze, haunted forest, straw mountain, and pony rides. Admission is free on weekdays and only $5 on weekends.

Hutchinson Farm

6202 Walkers Line, Burlington

If you are looking for unique pumpkins, Hutchinson's is the place to go! They grow all different types of pumpkins from the standard orange to white, red, blue, and even some giant pumpkins. Pick your own raspberries and pumpkins or visit the store and purchase other produce.

Need some ideas for carving that pumpkin you found at the patch? Try one of these:

Need some carving tips? Check out this post from Mental Floss.

Compten Management Inc. wishes all our residents a safe and happy Halloween!