Welcome to THE DILL FARM


Wholesale Pumpkins - Sorry, at this time we do not offer our pumpkins for wholesale.
U-Pick Pumpkins - Currently our fields are not for U-pick. We harvest the pumpkins in the fields.


Weigh-off - October 4, 2014 (Windsor Exhibition Grounds 10:00 am)
Pumpkin Regatta - October 12, 2014 (Windsor Waterfront 2:15 pm)




The Dill Homestead, built in 1878

Home of the late Howard Dill, developer of the "Dill's Atlantic Giant",
World's Largest Pumpkin Variety

Hours/Admission
What to See/What to Expect
Products
Bus Tours
Windsor Pumpkin Attractions
Long Pond - Cradle of Hockey
Wedding Photos
Directions



HOURS

Summer Hours (June - August), Monday - Friday and most weekends (9-5)

Fall Hours (September and October) Open Daily 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (We will be open on Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Halloween)

Winter/Spring Hours (November - May) Monday - Friday (office) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.

We will be closed on major holidays (Christmas, New Year's, Good Friday)

ADMISSION PRICES

No admission charges, donations welcome
Dogs are welcome, however, they must be on a leash and cleaned up after.



WHAT TO SEE / WHAT TO EXPECT




We grow Giant Pumpkins, lots of them along with many different varieties of Halloween pumpkins, summer and winter squash and gourds. Best time to see the giant pumpkins is in late August through October. Lots of photo opportunities ...bring your camera!


Atlantic Giant Pumpkins waiting to be turned into "Pumpkin Boats" for the annual Pumpkin Regatta



Our 500 lb. "Turkey Pumpkin"












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PRODUCTS

Pumpkins (all shapes and sizes) We grow approx. 40 different types!
Squash (Summer & Winter) We grow roughly 30-40 different varieties!
Gourds, Apples, Corn Stalks
Pumpkin Seeds, T-shirts, Hats, Candles, Soap, Handmade Ceramics, Stained Glass, Homemade Knitted Goods, Preserves, plus many other items.



During the months of May and June, we offer giant pumpkin transplants. For those interested in a transplant(s), please contact Diana at 902-798-2728 or email howarddill@yahoo.ca

BUS TOURS

School Tours (Starting Sept.24 - October 31)
Terms: Weekdays only (Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm)
$2.00/child
Reservations a must! Please call 902-798-2728 or email howarddill@yahoo.ca
One chaperone per 4-5 children please (no charge for chaperones)

Each tour will include a personal tour of the pumpkin patch. Each child will leave with a pumpkin and while here, they are more than welcome to visit with PT the horse or collect chestnuts from the front lawn. If weather is good, children are welcome to picnic on the front lawn.

All other tours
$2.00/person
Reservations a must! Please call 902-798-2728 or email howarddill@yahoo.ca

Please note that we are quite busy on the weekends in September and October and parking can be tight. Please consider when booking. Thank you.

We have one bathroom on site.

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WINDSOR PUMPKIN ATTRACTIONS


Windsor - West Hants Pumpkin Weigh-off
October 4, 2014, Exhibition Grounds, 10:00 am


Windsor - West Hants Pumpkin Regatta
October 12, 2014
Parade of Pumpkin Paddlers, 12:00 pm (through downtown Windsor)
Race begins approx. 2:15 pm



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LONG POND - Cradle of Hockey c.1800

Long Pond is located in our back field and is the earliest reference to hockey played in Canada, circa 1800.
We also have some great old time hockey memorabilia on display!
Host of CBC's "Hockey Day in Canada" 2002


The Stanley Cup made a special visit to Long Pond on March 30, 2010.
A big thank you to Phillip Pritchard "The Keeper of the Cup"!



Approx. a 10 minute walk from our yard or driving is permitted.
Trivia trail to and from Pond


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WEDDING PHOTO

Yes, if you love pumpkins and would like to have your wedding photos done here at the farm, please call 902-798-2728 or email howarddill@yahoo.ca

Site fee $50.00

DECORATING FOR A WEDDING?

We grow white pumpkins as well as a miniature gourd called Baby Boo which is white. A neat table centerpiece idea is to take a small gourd such as a Baby Boo or Jack be Little, hollow out the center and place a tea lite inside.

DIRECTIONS

We are located at 400 College Road, Windsor, Nova Scotia

From Halifax, Hwy 101, take exit 5 for Windsor, turn left at stop sign, stay straight, turn right at yield after railroad tracks, follow signs.

From the Valley, Hwy 101, take exit 6, 5A or 5 for Windsor

From the South Shore, Rt. 14 (Windsor Road), turn left at stop sign, College Rd. is next road on left.

From Truro, Hwy 102, then on to Hwy 101, take exit 5





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Howard Dill Enterprises
RR#1 400 College Road
Windsor, Nova Scotia
Canada BON 2T0
"Mail Order Only"
Tel: (902) 798-2728 Fax: (902) 798-0842
8am - 4pm Eastern Time

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