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Haunted Pumpkin Festival

Haunted Pumpkin Festival

Dates: 

  • Opens Sept 27th & 28th
  • Haunted Pumpkin Fest Runs Weekends in October 2014 (Oct 4 & 5; Thanksgiving Weekend -11,12,&13; Oct 18 & 19; Oct 25 & 26. Extra Festivities & Entertainment runs from 11am-3pm.

    Open Weekdays 9am-6pm for U-Pick Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze Fun on the Farm – Weekday Admission rates apply.

Kids Fun HalloweenOctober 31: Safe Kids Halloween Fun at the Farm!

Special Haunting Hours!

  • Open Late until 7pm on October 31.
  • Free Pumpkin Carving Contest

Kids in Costume Get in Free on Halloween -Oct 31st!  (must be under age 12)

Pumpkin HeadKids love Edmonton’s spookiest festival of the year – the Haunted Pumpkin Festival at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm, which attracts families from across the nation to Edmonton’s countryside. An autumn outing to the pumpkin patch and this charming month-long Halloween festival is an annual tradition. There’s been over 1 million guests to the farm have enjoyed the farm since 1956! New this season! The Alberta Sculpturers Association create Straw Bale Art on the Farm. On the edge of the MEGA Corn Maze, a large headless horseman guards its entrance.

Using round and square hay bales, corn stalk, paint, chicken wire, pumpkins and a few LED lights, the headless horseman will come alive.

The story of the headless horseman is part of Irish folklore and dates back long ago. In many variations of this story, the horseman carries a pumpkin or jack-o-lantern as his head in the crook of his arm, and occasionally holds it up high to gaze over long distances (perhaps looking over tall corn?).

During pumpkin harvest season, his story comes alive again for all to see.

There are over 50 family friendly activities to enjoy at the farm. October weekends at the Pumpkin Patch promises a season of huge family fun, and nowhere are the good times more evident than at all the events taking place at this magical family farm. From shootin’ pumpkins out of a cannon, to screaming through a haunted house, to creeping through a corn maze…in short, this might be the most unusual festival you’ll experience this year! Prairie Gardens is located 25 km north of Edmonton, Alberta.

Admission to the Farm includes a full day of family fun and over 50 activities and Halloween fun on the farm.

Week-Day Farm Fun Activities (Both weekdays and weekends)

  • Kids Corn Maze & Mindbender Mazes, and the 7 acre Mega Maze 
  • Trackless Train Rides around the farm 
  • Free Make a Real Scarecrow (Straw, Clothes (Thank you to Goodwill)  and woven Head bag
  • Petting Farm
  • Haunted House
  • Kids Bale Mazes and Rope Maze
  • Play Areas with Hill Billy Golf, Disc Golf, Pumpkin Bowling, Duck Races and more
  • U-Pick Pumpkin Patch (while the weather holds)  
  • Indoor Pumpkin Patches (Pumpkins cost $1 – $20)
  • U-Snap Old Thyme Photo Parlour & Dress Up
  • Shootin’ Gallery
  • Gem Mining (Pay Dirt Pails cost $4-$12)
  • Corn Cannon (Corn Cob Ammunition $2 -3 cobs)
  • Turbo Pedal Karts for both Kids & Adults
  • Bale Jumps
  • Enchanted Forest Trail
  • Nature Trails
  • Farm Play Areas

Weekend Festivities

  • Free Farm Puppet Shows (Hourly starting at 12:30)
  • Pumpkin Cannon supports YESS (12pm-5pm) (costs $4)
  • Phileas Flash - Cannon Master 12pm-5pm with 1pm Magic Show at the Cannon
  • Heather D. Swain as Super Pumpkin (12pm-4pm)
  • Debra Bortscher’s Pumpkin Drumming Circles (1pm-4pm)
  • Keith Remple Band’s Live Folk Music (1pm-4pm) 
  • Professor Copperpot – Magician Performances (12pm & 2pm)
  • Pumpkin “Mis-Fortunes” with Janice Shouts
  • Dennis the Blacksmith (occasionally)
  • Starlight Theater Puppeteer Dave Tyler on various dates
  • Strolling Characters
  • Fudgery for Homemade Grandma’s fudge purchases

Optional activities featuring the Pirates Pull , Fishin’ Pond, and Gem Mining, which cost  2 -12 tokens.  Tokens are $1. + GST each. 

Purchase admission tickets on-line to avoid possible line ups or

you can pay admission at the farm gates when you arrive.

Food Concessions 

Pumpkin Pie Cafe

  • BBQ Burgers, Smokies, October Wurst and BBQ Hotdogs
  • Dilly Garlic Roasted Golden Potatoes
  • Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream

Chili Cauldron

  • Homemade Farm Fresh Chili
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Hand-dipped Caramel Apples
  •  Kid Sized Caramel Crab-apples

The Tea-Hut

  • Hot chocolate
  • Halloween Cookies
  • Pumpkin Pie 
  • Caramel Apples

Grandmas’ Fudge & the World’s Smallest Candy Store

  • 14 varieties of our own delicious hand-made fudges!
  • Lots of candy and chocolates

Private Picnic Area Sites for BYOF Picnics

  • Campfire Sites (Comes with firewood, roasting forks, and picnic tables $50 / 3 hours.
  • Picnic Table Sites (Comes with Picnic Table for private picnics) $15 / 3 hours
  • No Outside Food without Picnic Site Reservations, please.

Goodwill Sponsor

Tickets

Description Price (Plus GST) Payment
Haunted Pumpkin Festival Tickets – Individual $13.00
Print & Bring your Paypal Receipt  for proof of purchase.
Haunted Pumpkin Festival Tickets - Family of 2 (people) $26.00  
Haunted Pumpkin Festival Tickets - Family of 3 $38.00
Haunted Pumpkin Festival Tickets - Family of 4 $50.00
More than 4 people Instructions: Purchase a family of 4 pass, then purchase extra passes here $12.00 each for each additional person

Please print off your PayPal Transaction Receipt to redeem for your Admissions Badge. Prices above do not include GST. GST will be added to your purchase at checkout. 

Children under age 2 are Free – you do not need to count them as a paying member of your family. 

Please note: Coupon discounts can not be applied to online purchases. 

Picnic Reservations

Picnic Site Reservations*

 $15 for a 3 hour Private Picnic Site with Picnic Table (Plus GST) 
(Sold out after 15 purchases per time slot) Farm Admission is Required for Farm Entry
Time: 10am-1pm 
Time: 2pm – 5pm
 $50 Campfire Site (Includes Firewood, Picnic Table and Stump Seating ) for up to 25 guests (Plus GST)
(Sold out after 15 Purchases per time slot) 
Time: 10am-1pm 
Time: 2pm – 5pm

*Outside food is only allowed with Picnic Site Reservation. Groups larger than 25, please call to inquire.

 

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