• Ferme Proulx et Érablière
    1865 Chemin O'Toole
    Cumberland (Ottawa), ON K4C 1N2
  • 613-833-2417
  • proulx@proulxberryfarm.com

Weekend Visits

Join Us for Our 23rd Annual Pumpkin Fest 2017

pumpkins_lineOur farm is transformed into a giant Halloween playground. Bring a picnic and come join us for a ghostly gathering in a country setting, just a few minutes from Orleans and 30 minutes east of downtown Ottawa.
Hours
From September 24th- October 31
Sat. and Sunday – 10-5
Weekdays, please call for a reservation, 613-833-2417.
Get information on school packages or group visits.

Customer Appreciation Day

Sunday, September 24th, 10 – 4 pm
Special admission rate: 2 for the price of 1 (kids under 3 are free).

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Farm Fun

  • Crystal, face-painting artist Picnic area (indoor and outdoor)
  • Hay structures Snack bar and canteen (or bring your own picnic)
  • Tree house and slides Farm boutique featuring maple, honey, and homemade
  • John Deere tricycle tractors Pyramids, walls, and bins of pumpkins
  • Pedal buggies Plenty of parking
  • Play parks
  • Mazes
  • Children’s show
  • Family-friendly wagon ride through the mysterious forest
  • Visit the petting farm: Touch, feed & learn
  • 2 haunted houses
  • Inflatable bounce house from Circus Delights
  • Art contest (3-11 years). Make us a farm-themed picture and bring it with you. Judging and prizes at 12:00.
  • Costume contest (judging starts at 1:30)

Services

  • Snack bar and canteen (or bring your own picnic)
  • Farm boutique featuring maple, honey, and home made jams
  • Pumpkins available and sold separately according to size…see chart at the boutique + in pumpkin patch
  • Picnic area (indoor and outdoor)
  • Pyramids, walls, and bins of pumpkins
  • Plenty of parking

Birthday Parties at the Farm
Book a birthday party during Pumpkin Fest for an extra-special outing.
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Weekend Program Pricing

 Sept. 30 to Oct. 1Oct. 7 to Oct. 29
36 months and underFreeFree
37 months to 6 years$11$11.50
7 and older$15$15.50
Teens & Adults (15yrs & over)$13$13.50
Family rate, 2 adults, 2 children$55$58
Grandparents 55+$8$8
Larger groups (birthday parties/ group celebrations by reservation only)
6-9 people$14.50/person$15/person
10-19 people$14/person$14.50/person
20-39 people$13/person$13.50/person
40 or more$12/person$12.50/person
Week day program (by reservation only, 24mths & over)$8.60/person$8.60/person

Reservations

For additional information or help planning your visit, please contact us at proulx@proulxberryfarm.com or by phone : 613-833- 2417 (Recommended to leave a message with your details, we will return your call within 24 hours).

Visit our farm store to find a feast of fall products, including maple syrup, honey, jams, pickles, pickled beets and pickled beans, salsa, relish and squash. Pumpkins available and sold separately according to size…see chart at the boutique + in pumpkin patch.

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If you decide to visit us for the evening program, you’ll want to leave the kids (and your more delicate friends) behind when our very scary friends from Skreamers take over the trail for some spooky, grown-up fun. For more information visit Skreamers.ca

Choosing a Pumpkin for Decorating or Carving

To find the perfect Jack ‘o Lantern pumpkin, choose one that is large and heavy with a flat bottom. The flesh should be firm and free of soft spots, cuts or bruises, with the stem well-attached. Keep it in a cool, dry spot, avoiding frost. Outside under a covered porch is ideal, but rest the pumpkin on a wooden surface. Avoid storing it directly on cement or metal.

Choosing a Pumpkin for Pumpkin Pie or other Desserts

Smaller sugar pumpkins are also called pie pumpkins because they are a sweeter variety cultivated for eating. They are smaller than decorating pumpkins, usually 6-10 inches in diameter. They are less stringy, fleshier, and less watery with a smoother texture than decorative pumpkins. If you plan to make a dessert with pumpkin, be sure to ask for sugar pumpkins. As with decorating pumpkins, choose a firm pumpkin with no soft spots or signs of rot.

Fall Decorating

The uncommon white lumina pumpkin makes a striking addition to your Halloween decor. Gourds are
not edible but are used for fall decorating.

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Pumpkins are very nutritious. They’re full of vitamin C, A, fibre, and antioxidants that protect against cancer and heart disease.