Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Victoria, Australia?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Victoria, 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.

Updates for November 2021

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!

Victoria, Australia Pumpkin Patch Listings in 2021

Click on the resources drop-down above, if you need a county map

Australia Harvest Calendar / Typical Crop Ripening Dates for Australia

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!

Victoria

  • Baker's Fresh Vegies - U-pick peas and beans
    385 Boneo Road, Rosebud, Victoria. Phone: (03) 5988 6340. Mobile: 0418 548 958. Open: during summer every day 9-5 and most days the rest of the year; Closed Christmas Day. Also pre-picked farm fresh vegetables, seasonally available potatoes, pumpkins and sweet corn.
  • Pepo Farms - retail and wholesale pumpkins, pumpkin seed, pumpkin flour
    5061 Great Alpine Rd, Ovens Vic 3738. Phone: 03 5752 1199. Open: Monday to Friday from 9am - 5pm, Saturday from 10am - 4pm, Sunday from 10am - 4pm; Public Holidays 10am to 4pm.  Our farm shop in the Ovens Valley is a facility that gives a unique insight into our farming and how we grow, harvest and produce our range of products and provides an educational experience for customers to learn about farming, food and health. We practice sustainable farming using all organic and biodynamic practices, we are currently in transition to Australian certified organic.  It does not say explicitly on their website that they sell pumpkins retail, but they do have a farmshop and there are loads of photos on the internet of mountains of pumpkins stacked in front.

Melbourne area

No pumpkin farms, corn mazes or Halloween events have been identified in Melbourne! Pumpkin patches and corn mazes, 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.

 

Pumpkin recipes

And you can bet that if your guests don't like pumpkin, they WILL like apple desserts and products!

Apple recipes:

Other Recipes

 

Other areas of Australia

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! New South Wales, Austriala PYO farm map

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.

Australia Harvest Calendar / Typical Crop Ripening Dates for Australia

Other areas of Australia

In addition to listings of farms, I hope the following pages are helpful to you!


Other Local Farm Products (Honey, Horses, Milk, Meat, Eggs, Etc.)