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PUMPKINFEST tickets will go on sale online on September 6, 2022. 

$17.75 (+HST) per person ages 2 to 92. Babies under 2 are free.

Babies, Easter Passes and other passes do not need to make a reservation or purchase a ticket.


Our annual PUMPKINFEST is the way Gammondale Farm celebrates the magic of Autumn. Sitting at the base of Candy Mountain in the Slate River Valley, our farm illuminates with warm colour and creates a beautiful backdrop for our seasonal outdoor activities and events. Gammondale’s Forest Maze on the mountain is a beautiful place to explore.

Although we love animals, in consideration of all our guests, please do not bring your pets to PUMPKINFEST.

For 28 years, Gammondale Farm has been a Thunder Bay family tradition. There are tons of outdoor attractions including Picking out an Amazing Pumpkin, Canada’s Biggest Pumpkin Catapult, Pumpkin Train and Pumpkin Slingshot. Get up close and personal with Northwestern Ontario’s biggest horse, Ike, one of our Gentle giant Percheron horses. Other attractions included in the price of admission are the Bronco Train, Corn Cannon, “BOO” Barn, Farm Animals, Monster Forest Maze, Barnyard Maze,  Hayfield Labyrinth, Trike Trails, Duck Races, Tire’d Horses, Straw Mountain and “Needle in a Haystack” Photo Contest. 

Gammondale Farm is the only place where you can take a ride on a gentle giant Percheron work horse for $5.00.

It’s great family friendly fun!

PUMPKINFEST runs for 6 weekends starting on September 24, 2022. 


Pumpkinfest is open 11am to 5pm for 6 weekends, including Thanksgiving Monday, October 10th, beginning on Saturday, September 24th until Sunday, October 30th.

To ensure maximum safety and to control the number of visitors on the farm, you must buy your tickets in advance online. No walk-ons. Please contact Gammondale Farm if you need help. Arrival times are every hour with limited capacity per time slot. Plan to spend about 2 hours at PUMPKINFEST to enjoy all the amazing activities.


Tickets expire on November 1, 2022.

PUMPKINFEST is open rain or shine. Tickets cannot be cancelled, transferred or refunded because of bad weather. However, we will issue a rain check if we close some activities due to bad weather. In the event of further Covid restrictions or shutdowns, tickets cannot be refunded, but the value of the tickets can be put towards a sleigh ride or party that takes place before March 1, 2023.

Please contact Sue at 807-475-9609 if you have questions or concerns.


2022 Needle in a Haystack Photo Contest

Find the secret scene and take a photo of your group. Post your photo to Gammondale Farm Family Fun Facebook page to win prizes! The grand prize winner will win a winter sleigh ride and spaghetti Supper for 15.


PUMPKINFEST tickets will go on sale online on September 6, 2022. 

$17.75 (+HST) per person ages 2 to 92. Babies under 2 are free.

Babies, Easter Passes and other passes do not need to make a reservation or purchase a ticket.


Buy Tickets for Pumpkinfest

2021 Secret Scene for the Needle in a Haystack Photo Contest

Grand Prize is a Sleigh Ride Party and Spaghetti Supper for 15.

Value $700


  • As of September 1, 2022, masking up and proof of vaccination within the 6 months is not required. The protocol will change if there is a flare up.

  • You will be greeted at the gate. 

  • You will show your online receipt for the pre-purchased tickets (either printed or digital) along with photo ID of the person who purchased the tickets. 


For more information about Pumpkinfest


Lots of attractions for visitors to enjoy

  • Canada’s Largest Pumpkin Catapult

  • Pumpkin Sling Shots

  • Pumpkin Train

  • Farm Animals – 4 Gentle Giant Draft Horses, Goats, Sheep, Rabbits and Hens

  • 3-acre Monster Nature Trail

  • How Tall This Fall?

  • Corn Cannon

  • Straw Mountain

  • Bronco Train

  • Duck Races

  • Black Tired Horses

  • BOO Barn

  • Barnyard Maze

  • Tons of Pumpkin and Displays

  • optional: Gentle Giant Draft Horse Rides $5 per ride

Pumpkinfest birthday parties are not available on weekends in 2021. Please visit our Birthday Parties page for more information.

However, weekdays in September and October, can be reserved for private events.