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Howell Family Pumpkin Farm

It has been more than 30 years since a nine-year-old Jerry Howell filled a wheelbarrow with pumpkins harvested from his family farm in Fonthill, and sold them to passersby. Now the Howell Family Pumpkin Farm offers many activities for families to enjoy as well as having Niagara's largest selection of pumpkins, giant pumpkins and squash.

 

Each fall the Howell transform their farm into a Howlin' Halloween Theme Area. They have a three acre corn maze with puzzle search inside called Super Corny Cobb's Maze Adventure. There is also a 3,000 square foot haunted Spook Barn, a giant pumpkin eating dinosaur named Pumpkinosarus-Rex, scenic wagon rides, hay bale play areas, Nessy the robotic pumpkin monster, unique scarecrow displays, singing chickens, frogs and skeletons, amusing and educational animatronic displays, a Learning Centre, a straw jump for toddlers and a straw jump barn, a scenic nature walk, farm animal petting areas, bunnyville, rubber duck races, a pumpkin sling shot, Train-o-saurus Rex wagon ride, bucking cow train wagon ride,  and a very interesting Goat Walk.

Their on-site market sells gourds, pumpkins, baked goods, BBQ, strawberry funnel cakes, pumpkin donuts, treats and refreshments.

The farm also sells strawberries from May to November which can also be found at a few local farmers markets.  These  strawberries are grown in unique vertical hydroponic  planter containers.

Who knows what new exciting things the creative Howell family will add in the future, but we are sure to know that everyone will . . .  "Have Fun at Howells!

 


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This destination is also part of the TripClip tour 'Touring the Twelve.'

 


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This destination is also part of the Community TripClip tour Discovering Niagara's Agricultural Diversity, submitted by Cari Gosnell.

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Hours of Operation

May - Mid September:    Daily   

Hydroponic strawberries are for sale   

 

Late September - October 31:    

Please call for hours of operation and availability of strawberries as it's based on production of the plants

 

Directions

QEW to Hwy 406

Hwy 406 to exit 67

Beaverdams Road, west .5 km

Left on Merritville Hwy, 2 km

Right on Holland Road, 1.6 km

Right into farm

Further Information

City Slickers Poised for Pumpkin Round-up. Pelham News. September 23, 1998.  

 

Currell, Harvey. Farm's Ready to Pumpkin You Up. The Toronto Sun. October 7, 1998.


Carving your Halloween Pumpkin. CBC News Animated Slideshow.

Ownership & Management

Jerry Howell

Admission Fee

The Howell's annual Pumpkin Festival begins in late September and runs right through until just after Halloween. There is a charge for the Festival but not for the farm market area. See their website for details and discount tickets available online.

Accessibility

Accessible Washroom

Call ahead about accessibility

Address

Howell Family Pumpkin Farm
2878 Holland Road
Fonthill, Ontario
L0S 1E6 Municipality Town of Pelham

Telephone

(905) 892-3918

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.07821743660
Longitude -79.27187851040
UTM easting 640679
UTM northing 4770950

Administration

Howell Family Pumpkin Farm
2878 Holland Road
Fonthill, L0S 1E6
L0S 1E6
Tel (905) 892-3918
Email havefun@howells.ca

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