Celebrating 24th Annual Pumpkinfest 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined in the Fall fun at Pumpkinfest. The rainy weather was a big challenge. We are sorry that so many people missed out on the Pumpkinfest fun because of the rain.

Gammondale Farm is closed for the season and will re-open for family parties and horse-drawn sleigh rides on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Reservations are required.

5 weekends!

Over 20 Attractions!

starting Saturday, September 29 – Sunday, October 28.

including Thanksgiving Monday, October 8.

Open 11am – 5pm on Pumpkinfest weekends.

Open Rain or Shine or Snow.

Admission is $10 (+HST)  ages 2 – 92! Over 20 attractions for visitors to enjoy at Pumpkinfest

Cash only please.

Pumpkinfest is open rain or shine! In case of poor weather, there are lots of indoor activities so kids will not be disappointed, and Pumpkinfest Rainchecks are given to everyone so they may return FREE on a nicer day.

Our annual Pumpkinfest is the way we at Gammondale celebrate 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 after taking a tractor-pulled wagon ride.

Although we love animals, inconsideration of all our guests, please do not bring your pets to Pumpkinfest.


  • Local Food Treats – While you’re enjoying Pumpkinfest, visit the Pumpkin Bakery in the Gammondale Loghouse! We are always serving up delicious treats such as pumpkin and apple pies, cookies and our famous caramel apple sundaes.
  • 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 supper for 20 guest with a value of $600.

Secret Scene Needle in a Haystack Photo Contest 2018





Kid’s Monster Corn Maze 
Don’t Get Lost!

Colour 5 fingers and find out what monster you have become!


Admission is $10 (+HST)  ages 2 – 92! Over 20 attractions for visitors to enjoy at Pumpkinfest

Video from 2015 “All About Pumpkinfest at Gammondale Farm”

  • Tractor-Pulled Wagon Ride to the 3-acre Boreal Forest Maze and the 2-acre Kids’ Monster Corn Maze
  • Canada’s Largest Pumpkin Catapult
  • Pumpkin Sling Shots
  • Pumpkin Train
  • Farm Animals 3 Gentle Giant Drat Horses, Goats, Sheep, Rabbits and Hens.
  • 3-acre Boreal Forest Maze
  • 2-acre Kid’s Monster  Corn Maze
    How Tall This Fall?

    How Tall This Fall?

  • Corn Cannon
  • Big Bales
  • Bronco Train
  • Duck Races
  • Black Tired Horses
  • BOO Barn
  • Kid’s Corral
  • Peddle Carts
  • Trike Trails
  • Finger Funnies Scavenger Hunt
  • How Tall this Fall?
  • Harvest Displays
  • Corn Stalk Horses
  • Pumpkin Loft
  • optional: Gentle Giant Draft Horse Rides $5 per ride

        On weekends, Pumpkinfest birthday parties are available. Please visit our Birthday Parties page for more information.

       Weekdays and weeknights in October, groups of 40 or more can reserve Pumpkinfest.


Pumpkins are Fun at Gammondale.

For more information about Pumpkinfest

or to book a party at Gammondale,

please call Sue at 807-475-9609

or email farmfun@tbaytel.net



Sue and Gerry Gammond
426 McCluskey Drive
Slate River, Ontario
P7J 0B3
(near Thunder Bay)

GPS Coordinates:
N48 18.48 W89 30.95

From Thunder Bay:
Take Hwy 61 south, about 15km south of the Thunder Bay Airport, turn right onto McCluskey Drive. The straight ahead for 4km and Gammondale is on the right hand side.

Contact Us

T: 807.475.5615 (for information)
T: 807.475.9609 (for reservations)
E: farmfun@tbaytel.net

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