- Everything you need to get started with waterbath canning (fruits,pickles, jams, jellies, salsa, sauces and tomatoes)
- 21-1/2 qt. enamel water bath canner
- Funnel, jar lifter, lid lifter, bubble freer spatula
- Ball Blue Book
Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in South Australia, Australia? Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in South Australia, Australia, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands. Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To really make it fun for your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride. There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!
And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know! If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.
New for this year, see our Top Ten list of best pumpkins to make pumpkin pies and for baking and cooking. Also, our Master List of 100 Varieties of Pumpkins for every purpose. Then see this page for our easy pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin recipe.
There are very, very few pumpkin patches in Australia, but every year another one opens. If there isn't one in your area, Costco usually has pumpkins. And try a pumpkin pie! The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! You can make a pumpkin pie from the varieties commonly grown in Australia: the Jarrahdale pumpkin (which makes an amazing pumpkin pie), The Jap or Kent pumpkin, the Kabocha pumpkin, Butternut squash, the Queensland Blue Pumpkin, the Golden Nugget (small pie pumpkin) and the Turk's Turbin Pumpkin. You can even make an awesome "pumpkin" pie from carrots! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.
Keep in mind, many farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Haunted Houses are trying to cope with wildfires and a rapidly changing state COVID requirements: ALWAYS see their own website, Facebook page or call them before you go.
After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!
Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map
No pumpkin farms, corn mazes or Halloween events have been identified in South Australia, Australia yet!
Pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Halloween activities are relatively new to Australia, so there are still few farms offering them. If you know of any please write me via the Suggest a farm form (or if you own the farm, use the Add My Farm form).
If there isn't yet a pumpkin patch or farm in your area, you can still get a pumpkin at Costco and often farmers markets.
And you can bet that if your guests don't like pumpkin, they WILL like apple desserts and products!
Keep in mind that the wildfires have devastated many farms and orchards. That, along with COVID, means many farms may not be open this year, or have restrictions. Give them your support!
The listings are frequently updated, but often they don't tell us current prices, so the prices unless you see this year's update date.
Other areas of Australia
In addition to listings of farms, I hope the following pages are helpful to you!
Home Canning Kits
This is the same type of standard canner that my grandmother used to
make everything from applesauce to jams and jellies to tomato and
spaghetti sauce. This complete kit includes everything you need and
lasts for years: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting
wand, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer, and the bible of canning,
the Ball Blue Book. It's much cheaper than buying the items separately.
You'll never need anything else except jars & lids (and the jars are
reusable)! There is also a simple kit with just the canner and rack, and a pressure canner, if you want to do vegetables (other than tomatoes).
more canners, of different styles, makes and prices, click here!