Celebrating 26th Annual Pumpkinfest 2020

There will be a Pumpkinfest! But with lots of changes due to COVID-19 Guidelines.



Stay at home if you are not feeling well.

Stay at home if you have travelled outside Northwestern Ontario in the last 14 days.

Stay with your own group.

Social distance by staying at least 2 metres/6 feet from other groups.

Sanitize hands often when you cannot wash your hands.

Wear a mask to protect others if you cannot maintain at least 2 metres/6 feet from others.

NEW! The biggest change for Pumpkinfest 2020 is that admission is only by pre-purchasing tickets online at the Gammondale Farm Shop.


5 weekends!

Over 20 Attractions!

starting Saturday, September 26 – Sunday, October 25.

including Thanksgiving Monday, October 12, 2020

Open 11am – 5pm on Pumpkinfest weekends.

We may also be open on Thursday and Fridays. More to follow.

Open Rain or Shine or Snow.

Admission is $13.50 (+HST) ages 2 – 92!

NEW!  ***Must Have Pre-Purchased Tickets Online here at the Gammondale Farm Market.

What to expect at Pumpkinfest 2020.

You will be greeted at gate and asked if you are feeling well and if you have travelled outside of Northwestern Ontario in the last 14 days.

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

There will be limited visitors at each time slot.

You will be directed to follow a set tour to make social distancing easier to maintain.

You are welcome to do activities more than once as long as you wait your turn and go the same direction.

The Corn Maze has become a Corn Trail with a fun game. The Forest Maze has become a Forest Trail with a fun game.

There will be several ‘touchless’ activities in the fields.

Back at the farmyard, you can still have fun in the Barnyard Maze, 1 group at a time.

The Duck Races have a corral around them so 1 family at a time can play with the pumps. There are sanitizers at the entrance and exit.

The BOO Barn will be open to 1 family group at a time.

The pumpkin train can give fun rides to 4 carloads (instead of 7). The cars can be cleaned between riders.

You can visit the farm animals in the stable. Renovations mean that you can go in one door and out another and see the animals.

There probably won’t be wagon rides but we can chuck pumpkins from the Pumpkin Catapult.


There are more changes to the food service and to the pumpkin sales. More to follow.


Over 20 attractions for visitors to enjoy at Pumpkinfest

We love dogs and other pets, but they are not allowed at Pumpkinfest.

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.
  • 2019 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.
  • Check back for the 2019 Secret Scene!

Secret Scene Needle in a Haystack Photo Contest 2019





2019 Kid’s Monster Corn Maze 
Don’t Get Lost!

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



Admission is $13.50 (+HST) ages 2 – 92!

NEW!  ***Must Have Pre-Purchased Tickets Online here at the Gammondale Farm Market.

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
  • Face Painting
  • 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 in October, groups of 40 or more can reserve Pumpkinfest.


Pumpkins are Fun at Gammondale.

For more information about

Pumpkinfest 2020

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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