It's pumpkin season! Here are 21 pumpkin patches around Montreal to make the most of the season.\nFrom finding the perfect specimen for a jack o' lantern, to taking those prime fall pics, these are the places to go.\nAt many of these farms, you'll also find other fall activities, from apple picking, to harvest breweries, to hay rides.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nThere is nothing that says fall like pumpkin picking in Quebec. Really. There just isn't. Whether you just want to walk an orchard for the colours, are a die-hard pumpkin carver, or start to crave roasted pumpkin seeds or pies around this time, Quebec offers a surprising slew of farms to visit.\nWhich led me to the question, what does a pumpkin patch actually look like? Are these pics of real pumpkin patches? Because they really look like someone just strew about some pumpkins on a picturesque movie set, threw some cable-knit sweaters on Instagrammers and let them loose in a photo-friendly, natural habitat.\nBut if you want more from your pumpkin picking experience than a trip to the local Maxi, these farms are a great way to spend an afternoon. There are activities for everyone with the option of corn maze labyrinths, hayrides, beer, and cider tastings, and the chance to visit and pet some adorable farm animals.\nUnless otherwise noted, all of the farms listed below are open now until the end of October — though it could vary depending on inventory.\nKeep on reading to find out more about the 21 best pumpkin patches you have to visit near Montreal.\nVerger du Flanc du Nord\nView this post on Instagram Fall in Canada is like A post shared by Mathilde Barre (@el_lamath) on Oct 22, 2018 at 12:56pm PDT\nWhere: 835 Chemin Rouillard, Mont-Saint-Hilaire\nDates: From mid-October to November\nYou can pick pumpkins to your heart's content at this u-pick patch. For Halloween, they have themed events (check their website for dates) where you're encouraged to get in the holiday spirit by wearing a costume.\nCheck it out here!\nLe Centre d'Interprétation De La Courge\nView this post on Instagram ✨Happy Mind. ✨Happy Life. #montreal#montreallife#montrealmoments#goodday#goodtime#mtl#qc#nature#myvibe#instapic#october#citrouille 🎃🎃 A post shared by ☀🌴RebekaM 🌠🌈 (@rebeka.moussallem) on Oct 6, 2017 at 1:51pm PDT\nWhere: 839 Main Road, Saint-Joseph-du-Lac\nSure you've picked pumpkins, but have you picked pumpkins while pleasantly pickled? This pumpkin patch also has a vineyard and microbrew on site. They hold tastings starting at just $5.\nCheck it out here!\nPlantations Stéphan Perreault\n\nPosted by Plantations Stéphan Perreault on Saturday, September 23, 2017\nWhere: 331 Rte 143, Val-Joli\nNow's the time to head to this farm in the quaint municipality of Val-Joli. There is a Halloween kiosk housed in an old barn, a creepy corn maze (well, in my mind they're all creepy) and pick-your-own pumpkin and squash patches.\nCheck it out here!\nVergers et Ciderie Denis Charbonneau\nView this post on Instagram Octobre 2018🎃 #montsaintgregoire #applepicking #procrastination101 A post shared by ROXANNE MARTIN (@roxannemartinc) on Dec 6, 2018 at 6:21pm PST\nWhere: 575 Rang de la Montagne, Mont-Saint-Grégoire\nDates: September and October; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.\nThere is a ton to do at this orchard; taste their homemade ciders, check out the mini animal farm, stroll through the orchards or take a horse drawn ride around the site.\nCheck it out here!\nFerme Roberge Courges Et Citrouilles\nView this post on Instagram À la recherche de la plus grosse citrouille au Québec A post shared by @ mariesavardbergeron on Oct 5, 2016 at 4:51pm PDT\nWhere: 1895 Chemin Royal, Saint-Pierre\nThis is the farm for anything gourd, squash or pumpkin. The grounds are breathtaking and perfect to enjoy the colours of autumn. There is also a cornfield labyrinth to get lost in.\nCheck it out here!\nVerger Labonte\nView this post on Instagram Profiter des belles journées d’automne 🎃🍂 A post shared by Karol'🐴 (@karolanepicard) on Oct 21, 2018 at 2:07pm PDT\nWhere: 2291 Boulevard Perrot, Notre-Dame-de-l'Île-Perrot\nAlong with the usual u-pick activities, you can also participate in any one of their three giant corn mazes. And it's only a 25-minute drive from Montreal.\nCheck it out here!\nLa Courgerie\nView this post on Instagram Youppi!!! Ouverture des champs pour l’auto cueillette de courges et de citrouilles 🎃 demain à @lacourgerie #lacourgerie #citrouille #courge #potiron #lanaudiere #goutezlanaudiere #rapprochezvous #linsoupconneedestination A post shared by La Courgerie (@lacourgerie) on Sep 12, 2019 at 1:26pm PDT\nWhere: 2321 Rang Grand Saint Pierre, Sainte-Élisabeth\nThis farm happens to be run by squash fanatics. Other than pumpkins, you can pick more varieties of squashes and gourds than you knew ever existed.\nCheck it out here!\nQuinn Farm\nView this post on Instagram The other day @jenniferselinger and I were completely alone at the pumpkin patch, so we pulled out our music and had a 10 minute dance party👌🏼 it was a fun day at the farm 🍎🍂 (is there really no pumpkin emoji!?) . . . . . . . . #farmparty #pumpkinlover #pumpkinpatch #pumpkinspice #quinnfarm #applepickingseason #fallcolours #montrealmoments #mtl A post shared by Liz Salzman (@lizsalzman) on Oct 12, 2017 at 4:35pm PDT\nWhere: 2495 Boul Perrot; Notre-Dame-de-l’Ile-Perrot\nEvery weekend from September 21 until October 14, Quinn Farm holds a fall festival party. Go for the awesome pumpkins but stay for the food truck, live music, and pony rides. But be aware that entrance to the farm during the festival costs $9 per person.\nCheck it out here!\nLa Magie de la Pomme\nView this post on Instagram Une belle journée a cueillir des pommes et des citrouilles avec mes sœurs adoptives❤️😍🍎 #magiedelapomme #cueilletteenfamille A post shared by mathildetheroux (@mathou8008) on Oct 8, 2018 at 4:00pm PDT\nWhere: 925 Rang de la Fresnière, Saint-Eustache\nDon't let the name fool you, La Magie de la Pomme may love their apples, but they invest just as much care into their pumpkins. They will also hold a pumpkin festival from October 12-14 where you can attend a pumpkin carving workshop.\nCheck it out here!\nLes Citrouillards\n\n\n\n View this post on Instagram Hello Autumn 🍁 Beautiful day with an awesome friend 😊 #autumn #pumpkin #colors #fun #20degrees #ilikeit #funday A post shared by Laurence 🐚♥🌴 (@laaupilon) on Oct 21, 2017 at 2:18pm PDT\nWhere: 298 Chemin du Chicot, Saint-Eustache\nDates: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting September 28\nThis cute pumpkin farm in Saint-Eustache absolutely loves Halloween. Along with some spooky surprises, they invite guests to dress up in their favourite costumes when they visit.\nCheck it out here!\nDomain Labranche\nView this post on Instagram Pssst! Pour rappel: On vend nos citrouilles! 5$/l’unité ou 3 pour 12$ à notre boutique! Faites votre choix 😁 #terroir #pommes #apple #vineyards #orchards #erable #maple #monteregie #quebec #apero #restaurant #winelovers #wine #tradition #foodie #winetasting #winelover #instagood #yummy #redwine #vineyard #food #cuisine #foodporn #vin #instawine #gastronomie #instafood #vino #sugarshack A post shared by Domaine Labranche (@domaine_labranche) on Oct 7, 2017 at 9:47am PDT\nWhere: 565 Rang Saint-Simon, Saint-Isidore-de-Laprairie\nDates: Friday & Saturdays from September 21 to October 27 / Sundays for lunch\nHave you ever been to an apple sugar shack? Domaine Labranche is the perfect place to go if you haven't. After enjoying a gourmet harvest-inspired feast, you can also check out their hiking trails and u-pick pumpkin patches.\nCheck it out here!\nLa Fille Du Roy\nView this post on Instagram Rechercher un peu de bonheur pendant cette session difficile. À tous les gens aux études en ce moment, vous êtes capable!!!! 🧡 A post shared by 💿 (@maudeelah) on Oct 2, 2018 at 8:13am PDT\nWhere: 1920 Rue Saint-Simon, Sainte-Madeleine\nBefore you head to the pumpkin patch, take a stop at their corn maze or get a sample of some of their local products inside the century-old bard. They will also hold a special pumpkin party on October 5. Keep an eye on their website for more details.\nCheck it out here!\nLe Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande\nView this post on Instagram Gourmands et épicuriens, vous devez absolument mettre le cap sur le Potager Mont-Rouge Halte Gourmande de Rougemont ce samedi 24 août! Pourquoi? C'est le @Qwackfest, un festival pour les amateurs de gastronomie locale qui vous amène directement chez un producteur! Activités culinaires, parcours gourmand, spectacles de musique live, tout est là pour passer un très beau moment! 🤩 @pmrhaltegourmande @tourismemonteregie #agrotourisme #tourismegourmand #qwackfest #rougemont #festival #monteregie #gourmand #épicurien A post shared by Terroir et Saveurs du Québec (@terroirsaveurs) on Aug 20, 2019 at 9:15am PDT\nWhere: 154, Rang de la Montagne (road 229), Rougemont\nAll of the pumpkin flowers at this orchard are grown by the pollination of honey bees. As a fourth-generation farming family, they know how to utilize nature to bring the best organic products to their customers\nCheck it out here!\nLabonté de la Pomme Verger & Miellerie\nView this post on Instagram #autocueillette 😘🎃toujours en cours🎯l'automne🍁bat son plein à notre domaine encore une belle abondance de fruits a cueillir🍎🎃☀️🍁 #labontedelapomme #cabaneapommes A post shared by Labonté de la Pomme - Oka (@labontedelapomme) on Oct 16, 2017 at 7:37am PDT\nWhere: 405 rang de l'Annonciation, Oka\nThere are over 25 varieties of apples, cherries, plums, pears, and pumpkins you can pick. This agritourism farm is best known for its outdoor wood-burning stove, authentic apple shack, and artisanal local products.\nCheck it out here!\nFerme Genest\nView this post on Instagram Votre citrouille est-elle prête à recevoir les enfants costumés ce soir ?! 🎃 🎃🎃 #chaudiereappalaches #avivrepourvrai A post shared by Tourisme Chaudière-Appalaches (@chaudiere.appalaches) on Oct 31, 2017 at 12:56pm PDT\nWhere: 2091 Marie-Victorin, Lévis Road (Saint-Nicolas)\nGenest farm has pumpkins as far as the eye can see. They are the largest producer of pumpkins and squash in Quebec. They have over 100,000 in their fields!\nCheck it out here!\nFerme Reid\nView this post on Instagram Plus que 3 jours avant l'halloween! Avez-vous décorez votre citrouille? #fermereid #citrouille #halloween #horreur #automne A post shared by La Ferme Reid (@fermereid) on Oct 28, 2014 at 10:54am PDT\nWhere: 485 Rte 133, Sabrevois\nThey may specialize in corn and strawberries, but every weekend until October 31 you can also choose a pumpkin to take home from this little farm.\nCheck it out here!\nLa Citrouille Enchantée\nView this post on Instagram Klara the dog a fait sa cueillette de citrouilles! 🎃 😍 A post shared by GÉGÉ 🌈🤙🏻 (@geraldinelamarche) on Oct 12, 2017 at 5:52pm PDT\nWhere: 1380 Rang 10 ET 11, Ste-Clotilde-de-Horton\nThe Enchanted Pumpkin — just the name is reason enough to go. But you can also take part in their picnic and game areas. If you want a little spook, try out their Halloween labyrinth.\nCheck it out here!\nVergers Pierre Tremblay et Fils\nView this post on Instagram 🍎🎃 Cette période de l'année >>> 🍂🍄 #fall #colors #applepicking A post shared by • Ariane Rivard | SocialGal (@hailm.ari) on Oct 7, 2017 at 9:14am PDT\nWhere: 3675 Avenue des Perron, Laval\nYou can kill a few hours with all the activities here. There is pumpkin picking, games, mini-farms, shops, tractor rides, and gorgeous walking trails.\nCheck it out here!\nFerme Roland Cloutier\nPosted by Ferme Roland Cloutier on Sunday, October 7, 2018\nWhere: 855, Chemin Fresnière, Saint-Eustache\nPumpkin picking is available at this family-run farm well until the end of October. This is been a popular destination if you're looking for the perfect Halloween pumpkin to carve.\nCheck it out here!\nDomaine Brassicole & Co\nView this post on Instagram Quand les danseurs vont jouer dehors -photos d'automne- @busqueaudrey @cloerouville #domainebrassicoledescantons#domainebrassicole #citrouille#ballet#danseur#pumkinfeild#juniorballetcompagnie#juniorballet A post shared by stephanie busque (@colibri_steph) on Nov 14, 2018 at 9:25am PST\nWhere: 1700 Treizième rang, Orford\nNot only can you pick pumpkins and sunflowers at this Orford farm, but you can do it while sipping a taste of their microbrew beer. Due to weather conditions, only group bookings are available at this time.\nCheck it out here!\nPetch Orchards\nView this post on Instagram On my way to a happier path 🎃☺️ #pumpkinpatch A post shared by Rebecca (@takenbybecca) on Oct 9, 2018 at 6:24am PDT\nWhere: 431 Rte 202 Ouest (West), Hemmingford\nLess than 45 minutes from Montreal, Petch Orchards is an idyllic little farm. Try their famous apple juice while you picnic in the orchards, or check out the petting zoo.\nCheck it out here!\nNow get out there and pick your perfect pumpkin!