Picking pumpkins and taking a hayride..there really isn’t a better way to spend a fall day. There are plenty of local farms offering pumpkin picking and other fun, fall activities. Here are the best nearby farms for pumpkin picking.
Always call ahead to confirm hours, dates, locations, and activities. Most farms host activities on weekends only
STATEN ISLAND PUMPKIN PICKING
Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm
Saturday, October 5 – Saturday, October 26 • 12-5pm
Historic Richmond Town • 435 Richmond Hill Road
Pick a pumpkin to take home, enjoy an old-fashioned hayride, hay maze, arts and crafts, pumpkin-chucking, fire pit and s’mores, scarecrow photo ops, beer and hard cider, and all of your favorite autumnal activities.
Greenside Up Garden Center
Every day in October • Monday – Thursday 12pm-6pm; Friday 10am-7pm • Sunday 10am-6pm
Green Side Up Nursery • 2777 Arthur Kill Rd.
Visit the Halloween Decoration & Gift Shop, plus enjoy a corn maze, pumpkin painting, inflatables, baked goods and concession.
Jaime’s LILAC Foundation Pumpkin Patch for Patients
Sunday, October 6 • 9am-4pm
Oakwood Heights Community Church • 345 Guyon Ave.
A family friendly day with pumpkins for purchase as well as hay bales, mums, snacks, coffee, cider, and more! Free games and pumpkin decorating for kids. Proceeds to benefit Jaime’s LILAC Foundation.
Mount Loretto Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, October 26 & Sunday, October 27 • 12pm
Mount Loretto • 6581 Hylan Boulevard
Enjoy food, rides, games, contests, live DJ, scarecrow-making, beer and sangria gardens, plus the island’s biggest pumpkin patch. Admission to the event is free and parking is $5.
Conference House Pumpkin Patch
Sunday, October 6 • 12-4pm
Conference House Park • 7455 Hylan Blvd.
Music, refreshments, face painting, seasonal activities, games and costume parade.
NEARBY NEW JERSEY & NEW YORK PUMPKIN FARMS
Delicious Orchards Country Food Market
Route 34 South, Colts Neck, NJ 07722 • 732-462-1989
This 60,000 square foot retail market specializes in fresh fruits and vegetables, plus baked goods made on site, fine meats and cheeses with unique deli, prepared foods and grocery sections. And on Columbus Day (October 14), join a fun-filled fall family event at the Pumpkin Fest featuring crafts, games, live music, local food samples, and even an antique tractor display to get you in the fall mood.
Prospect Hill Orchards
73 Clarks Lane, Milton, NY 12547 • 845-795-2383
Open until October 31 • 10am-4pm
Enjoy a hayride, discover how a cider press works, decorate scarecrows, do crafts and face-paining, pick your own apples and pumpkins and more. The annual Johnny Appleseed Cider Festival takes place October 19 & 20.
Von Thun’s County Farm Market
505 Ridge Road • South Brunswick, NJ 08852
438 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ 07882
Offering all your fall favorites: hayrides, apple & pumpkin picking, apple cider donuts, interactive corn maze, corn cannons and more.
1250 Lacey Road • Forked River, NJ 08731
Activities: interactive corn maze, pumpkin picking, jumbo jumper air pillow and much more.
91 Wemrock Rd. • Freehold, NJ 07728
Activities: Hayrides, apple picking and pumpkin picking.
Cheesequake Farm Market
2095 US Highway 9 • Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Activities: Hayrides, farm tours, zombie paintball and corn maze.
Happy Day Farm
97 Daum Road • Manalapan, NJ 07726
Activities: over 35 activities including hayrides, corn maze, petting zoo, pony rides, paintball, tractor ride, bee barn, sunflower picking and much more.
Norz Hill Farm & Market
116 South Branch Rd • Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Activities: farm tours, hayrides, pumpkin picking, corn maze, crafts, prizes, story time and more.
25 Bartley Road • Long Valley, NJ 07853
Activities: hay pyramid, corn maze, monster truck rides, pony rides and more.
Stony Hill Farm Market
8 Route 24 • Chester, NJ 07930
Activities: corn Maze and Fun Park, hayrides, Noah’s Ark Playground, apple picking, pumpkin picking and more.
330 Cold Soil Road • Princeton, NJ 08540
Activities: pony rides, hayrides, pumpkin painting, barnyard animals, corn maze, hay bale maze, farm trail and more.
Highway 33 & Wemrock Road • Manalapan, NJ 07728
Activities: hayrides, corn maze, and Munchkin Fun Patch.