There is no shortage of pumpkins but finding the perfect pumpkin has become a great tradition for many families at Davison Orchards. During the Pumpkin Festival, you can also enjoy the beautiful fall scenery, delicious pumpkin scones and spiced hot apple cider, and an assortment of fresh apples, squash, and decorative gourds in the market.
Visitors can take a ride out to the Pumpkin Patch on the Johnny Popper Train and pick the perfect pumpkin right from the field. There are plenty of outdoor activities for children including walking through a pumpkin castle, visiting the farm animals and the Pumpkin Princess, playing in the farm-themed playground, including giant straw bales for climbing. New this year, Kiki the Autumn Fairy will be entertaining kids on Saturdays from 12:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. And, of course, there are the famous Davison Orchards pumpkin people to see, music by the “Pumpkin Butter Band,” and gorgeous displays around every corner.
Complimentary photography sessions with S. Rowat Photography are available on a first-come, first-serve basis on Sunday, October 6 from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
The menu from the Farmhouse Café includes seasonal items such as pumpkin steamers, butternut squash soup, and Farmhouse chili. Now available in the market are Davison’s best-selling apple cinnamon butter and old fashioned caramel sauce. There are four varieties of pies fresh baked daily this fall including deep-dish apple, apple crumble, bumbleberry and pumpkin pie. The Davison bakery is now taking advance pie orders for Thanksgiving weekend.
U-Pick pumpkin tractor rides: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (as well as Thanksgiving Monday, October 14) and from 10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sundays. The cost is $9 (+GST) all ages which includes a pumpkin of any size.
Johnny Popper train rides without a pumpkin are also available at $6/adult and $4/children (2-12 years) and infants are free. Davison Orchards is open daily until October 30, closing early at 5 p.m. on October 31, the last day open to the public. There is no admission fee to visit the farm.