Best Pumpkin Picking Farms in New Jersey

A Great 2016 Fall Family Activity

Pumpkin Picking

Pumpkin picking is a popular fall activity and a memorable experience for families with young kids? 

Spend a day with the kids in New Jersey farm country picking pumpkins, and time permitting, add on a hay ride or a trip to the corn maze.

The pumpkin picking season in New Jersey begins as early as mid September, with peak activity from October 1 – October 15, with the season ending on Halloween Day, and on some farms, into early November.

Pick-Your-Own farms vary in the activities they offer, from the farm that offers only pick your own to those that feature a wide range of activities including hay rides, corn mazes, animals, and many Halloween attractions

Note: This information is provided by the apple farms as a free service to our viewers. As weather conditions dictate the apple growing seasons and picking times, it is suggested that you call the farms to confirm the picking schedule and special events or for additional information on their activities.

Northern New Jersey Pumpkin Picking Farms and Events

Alstede Farms
84 Route 513 (old Route 24)
1 Chesterfield Dr.,
Chester, NJ
The pumpkin picking season runs from mid-September to early November. They also feature a corn maze, a kiddie (mini) corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, a bounce house, a picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, and farm animals

Brookhollow Farm  
425 Powerville Road
Boonton Township, NJ
973 610 1963
Pumpkin picking runs from tmid September through end og october. Kids can shoot the corn cannon, enjoy a hayride, take the kids on one of our train rides and features tractor-pulled hay rides and a barnyard petting farm 

Conklin Farm U-Pick
65 River Rd,
Montville, NJ
Pumpkin picking season begins the 3rd week in September, They feature a corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, a picnic area, farm animals and a haunted Hayride (not recommended for kids under 8).

Demarest Farm
244 Werimus Road
Hillsdale, NJ
Pumpkin picking starts the 3rd weekend in September and features a corn maze,a picnic area, and face painting.

DePiero's Country Farm
300 W. Grand Avenue
Montvale, NJ
201 391-4576.
Pumpkin picking begins the 3rd weekend of September. They also feature a hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, haunted trail, a picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, petting zoo, face painting and farm animals.

Fairfield Farms
177 Big Piece Rd.
Fairfield, NJ
Beginning late September they feature pumpkin picking, hayrides, a 5 acre corn maze (child friendly), Large "Play in the Hay" area inside greenhouse, and a Petting Zoo (first three weekends in October and Columbus Day, weather permitting)

Farms View
945 Black Oak Ridge Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 839-1212
Features a hayride to the pumpkin field where they are grown to pick your own pumpkin. If you prefer, you may also select your pumpkins from our yard at the side of the store. Huge pumpkins weighing up to 200 lbs are also available. Pick your own pumpkins with a hayride is open to the public starting the last weekend in September until the end of October and on Columbus Day . Class trips are by appointment.

Great Pumpkin Festival
Wed-Sun, Sept 17 – Nov 6, 2016
Heaven Hill Farm
Rt. 94N
Vernon, NJ
Their Pumpkin Land Fall Festival features a variety of country-style family entertainment for all ages. Enjoy Pumpkin Picking, Indian Corn & Gourds, Farm Animals, Boo Barn, an old-fashioned hayride, Corn Maze, Hay Maze, Pig Races, Carnival Rides, Gem Mining, Pony Rides, Face Painting, and Sand Art. Weekend & Holidays

Great Pumpkin Train
Weekends during the month of October
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth St.
Phillipsburg, NJ
Climb aboard the steam train and travel through the beautiful fall landscape of Western New Jersey. Take the train to the pumpkin patch located in a little glade in front of the historic Carpentersville Lime Kilns dating from the 1700's. Once we arrive at the Pumpkin Patch  everyone is welcome to get  off the train and every child can pick their own pumpkin for FREE.

Grochowicz Farm Market
Saturdays & Sundays in October
2401 Rt 31 South
Glen Gardner
Pumpkin picking is open every weekend in October (weather permitting) .Discover farm animals on a 1/2 hour hayride, explore the corn maze. Open Saturday and Sundays starting at 11 A.M. with the the last admission at 4 P.M. on Saturdays and Sundays they close promptly at 5 P.M. Except 6 P.M. on Sundays for all of our daytime Fall Family Fun activities. General Admission is $10 per person

Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill
104 State Park Rd.
Chester, NJ 07930
In mid-September thru October pumpkin picking is available, along with a corn maze for kids to get lost in. 
Also a popular place to see the cider making process in action most Saturdays (around noon) and some Sundays during the fall season. Please call ahead during our hours of operation for cider pressing demonstration times. The demonstration times do vary slightly each weekend.

Hillsboro Farm
219 Hillsborough Rd
Hillsborough, NJ
(908) 500-0803
Pumpkin picking season starts the last weekend of September and runs until Halloween. The farm also features a corn maze, a playground area for smaller children, face painting, pumpkin painting and scare crow making

Middle Valley Farms
304-b Pleasant Valley Road
Mendham, NJ
973 543 7789
They feature pumpkin picking, a corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides and a picnic area

Norz – Hill Farm & Market
116 South Branch Road
(908) 371-COWS
Pumpkin picking season usually starts the 3rd weekend in September and runs until the end of October including Columbus Day The farm features 75 varieties of pumpkins, hayrides out to the pumpkin patch, pony rides .. Norz also offers scary, spookier Creepy Hollow nighttime activities for thrill-seekers.

Ort Farms
25 Bartley Road
Long Valley , NJ
Pumpkin picking season opens mid-September. They also feature train rides, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, a , picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo and farm animals.

Riamede Farm 
122 Oakdale Road
Chester, NJ
908 879-5353
Pumpkin season opens late September. Pick your pumpkin right off the vine - Please bring your own shears. They also feature wagon hay rides

Secor Farms
85 Airmont Ave,
Mahwah, NJ
Pumpkin season begins the 3rd weekend in September. They also feature a corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, picnic area and a petting zoo.

Snyders Farm
586 South Middlebush Road 
Somerset NJ 08873 
Their annual Fall Festival features Pumpking, a Hay Ride to the Festival Site, Corn Maze, Hay Bale Maze, Corn Crib (like a sandbox but full of corn kernels), Pumpkin Bowling, Pumpkin Bounce House, Pedal Karts (children and adult sizes), Hippity Hop Horse Races (children and adult sizes), Potato Sack Slide, Rubber Duck Races, Hay Bale Activity Center (tunnels and slides), Wooden Train, and Potato Sack Races.

Central New Jersey Pumpkin Picking Farms and Events

Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 462-0756
Pumpkins Picking Hours 10am - 5pm. Mid September through end of October. Hayrides Weekends Only. Please call to confirm dates, hours and supply before traveling a distance.

Bullock Farms
83 Emleys Hill Road
Cream Ridge, NJ
(609) 758-8726
Features a 25-minute hayride. Hop off the wagon and pick-your-own pumpkins, gourds, and ornamental squash right from the field. Wagons will continue to drop off and pick up from the field all day.

Giamarese Farm
155 Fresh Pond Rd.,
East Brunswick, NJ
(732) 821-9494
Pumpkin picking season starts the end of September and runs right up until Halloween Day. They offer educational hayrides, farm animals, hayrides, a corn maze, and pony rides.

K & S Farms
831 Windsor Perrineville Road
East Windsor, NJ
(609) 758-7817
Pumpkin picking season starts the end of September and runs until the end of October. This farm features a corn maze during the day and spooky nighttime activities for thrill-seekers like a "Killer Kornfield" maze or a "Zombie Attack, Haunted Hayride" or "Dementia 3D Haunted Barn" tours for teens and adults.

Pumpkin Train Rides
Every Saturday & Sunday during
Flemington Train Station
80 Stangl Road
Flemington, NJ
Celebrate Autumn with a ride on the Pumpkin Train at BR&W!
Board your train at Flemington Station and enjoy the fall foliage on your way to Pumpkin Junction. At Pumpkin Junction, pick-your-own pumpkins, enjoy refreshments, and more! Pumpkins, refreshments, and activities at Pumpkin Junction require an additional fee. No purchase required at Pumpkin Junction. All passengers return on the train they departed on - ample time will be provided to enjoy Pumpkin Junction.

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Fall Family Fun Weekends -Saturday & Sundays, Mid September through end of October, 10 am – 5 pm. Enjoy a day of family fun on the farm! What better way to celebrate fall than with Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins! Enjoy pony rides, wagon rides, visit the Corn Stalk Maze, the Barn of Legends and Lore, and our barnyard of farm animals. Don't worry about lunch, there's lots of food available – soup, chili, hot dogs, pies, apple cider donuts, apple cider, and more! Terhune Orchards features live music played by some of our best local talent, (between noon and 4pm). No admission. Parking is at the farm.

Von Thun Farms
519 Ridge Rd. (Rt. 522)
Monmouth Junction, NJ
(732) 329-8656
Pumpkin picking starts 4th weekend in September and runs until Halloween.
Pumpkin picking seven days a week, but the hayrides and other activities are on weekends only. Additional activities include: Corn maze, farm animals, moon bounce, pumpkin bowling, corn hole and the Singing Chicken Show.

Westhaven Farm
725 Route 524
Allentown, NJ
(609) 259-2186
Pumpkin picking season starts last weekend in September and runs until Halloween day. 
The patch is open to the public on weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They offer a 45-minute scenic, musical hayride for kids ages 2 to 10 years old . They also have a 1/2 mile long corn maze, hayrides, farm animals and a “Straw jump” sandbox.  On Friday and Saturday nights, a larger flashlight corn maze is open to adults (takes 1-2 hours to complete)

Windsor Farm Pumpkin Festival
Windsor Farm Pumpkin Festival October 8th & 9th 10-4pm (Rain date Oct 16th)
Windsor Farm & Market
1202 Windsor Rd.
West Windsor, NJ 08550
(609) 443-9379
Pumpkin picking and hay rides from end of September until end of October including, Columbus Day.
Features hay rides, pony rides, face painting, petting zoo, a live band and much more! Bring the children, bring the grandparents, and bring your cameras! Enjoy a wonderful day in the country and experience the hospitality of a local family farm.

Southern New Jersey Pumpkin Picking Farms and Events

The 13th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show
October 7, 8, 9, 2016
Salem County Fairgrounds
Woodstown, NJ
This event features a giant pumpkin pyramid, Big Pumpkin Weigh-Off, pumpkin wine sampling, pumpkin foods, dessert contest, pumpkin themed pageant, pumpkin contests and so much more.
Thousands of families from many states show up year after year in support of the South Jersey Pumpkin Show. The giant pumpkin pyramid will be showcased as the center piece of the festival and kids under ten will enjoy a free, friendly boo barn, pumpkins, craft making and free pumpkins.

Agros Farm
1250 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ
(609) 693.3513
Pumpkin picking season starts the 3rd weekend in September and runs until the end of October, including Columbus Day. In addition to pumpkin picking, the farm features a corn maze, hayride, pig races, a big hay slide, duck races and farm animals.

Atlantic Farms
1506 Atlantic Ave.
Manasquan, NJ
(732) 528-8680
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Pumpkin picking season starts the end of September and runs until the end of October. In addition to pumpkin picking, they feature a petting zoo and a 5-acre corn maze

Conte Farms
299 Flyatt Road
Tabernacle, NJ
609 268 1010
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In addition to pumpkin picking, they offer a corn maze, a picnic area and wagon rides

Dewolfs U Pick Farm
58 w colliers mil rd
New Egypt, New Jersey
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Beginning last weekend of September, in addti9on to pumpkin picking they offer hay rides, a corn maze, a straw maze, and corm kernel pools.

Duffield's Farm
280 Chapel Heights Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
Pumpkin picking begins in mid September and runs to the end of October.
They offer a variety of fall family activities every Saturday in October including a corn maze and Play yard in "Pumpkin Land". The kids can also feed the farm animals and enjoy some fresh pressed NJ apple cider, or apple cider slush.

Haynicz’s Orchardview Farm
corner of Buck and Elk road (Rt 553 and Rt 538)
Monroeville, New Jersey
Pick your own pumpkins and hay rides

Indian Acres Tree Farms
Tuckerton Road
Medford, NJ
September & October Weekends beginning 2nd weekend in September. Open 10 am - 5 pm.
In addition to Pumpkin Picking they offer Wagon rides, Stage Coach Bounce, Rock Climbing Wall, Giant Pillow Bounce, Live Music or DJ, Pony Rides and Face Painting

Johnson's Corner Farm
133 Church Rd.
Medford, NJ 08055
Pumpkin picking from Early September until end of October\, Monday to Friday, 11 to 5pm, on the hour and on Saturday and Sunday, 10 to 5pm, every ½ hour.
They have wagons and strong hay ride drivers galore to assist you in your pumpkin picking journey. Fall Festival Weekends include Live Music, Cornstalk Maze, Moon Bounce, Pumpkin Picking Hay rides, and a Food Tent, which serves up tasty selections from the grill. They also have a Harvest Gift Shop, Animal Farm, and Discovery Barnyard that are very family activities.

Mood's Farm Market
901 Bridgeton Pike
Mullica Hill, NJ
(856) 478-2500
Pumpkin picking season starts 3rd weekend in September and runs until Halloween (or until they run out of pumpkins). The patch is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Sundays. . A one-acre nautical-themed corn maze is also available

Rea's Farm Market
400 Stevens St.
West Cape May, NJ
(609) 884-4522
Pumpkin picking season starts the first weekend in October and the pumpkin patch is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hayrides to the pumpkin patch are available

Russo's Orchard Lane Farm
310 Extonville Road
Chesterfield, New Jersey
(609) 259-3684
In addition to pumpkin picking, they offer a Corn maze & hay rides

Sahl's Father Son Farm
422 W. Pestalozzi Street
Galloway Twp. NJ
(609) 965-9300
Pumpkin picking starts 3rd weekend in September and runs until 1st weekend in November. Also open on Columbus Day The farm also features a ten-acre corn maze with a design changing yearly often in tan image honoring military history, hay rides, pig races and Kiddie Koral Activities.

Springdale Farm
1638 South Springdale Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ
(856) 424-8674

Pumpkin picking season usually begins the 3rd or 4th weekend in September and runs until Halloween. Hayrides run weekdays and weekends. A corn maze is open on Saturdays and Sundays.


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