Your Guide To The Best Pumpkin Picking Farms
In New Jersey

Pumpkin Picking Farms in New Jersey

Discover New Jersey's Best Pick Your Own Pumpkin Picking Farms:
A great Family Activity

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:  As weather conditions dictate the 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

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.

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
September 16th – November 5th, 2023
Heaven Hill Farm
Rt. 94N
Vernon, NJ
In addition to pumkin picking, this event features 35+ family fun outdoor activities included! Hayrides, Alien Invasion themed corn maze, farm animals, live entertainment, and so many fun activities for the entire family. Plus, don’t miss the 100’s of photo opportunity spots along the way! They also have 12 carnival rides, Apple Cannon, Paintball Range, Gem Mining, Wine Tasting, Food Vendors, Kettle Corn, Our Famous Apple Cider Donuts, amazing selection of pumpkins, gourds, mums and much more!
Enjoy live entertainment with the Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show followed by Pig Racing.

The Pumpkin Patch Trains
Pumpkin Patch Train Rides: October 1,8,15, 2023: 1, 2, 3 & 4 pm
Whippany Railway Museum
1 Railroad plaza
Whippany, NJ 07981
Celebrate the Fall Harvest and the Season on the "The Pumpkin Patch Train."The 10-mile, 45-minute round trip from Whippany to Roseland and return is the perfect way to spend a Fall afternoon with the family. After each ride, children with valid train tickets can go to the Pumpkin Patch and pick out a free kid-sized pumpkin and receive a pumpkin decorating kit while supplies last. Children of all ages are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes, helping to make the train a spooky sight!

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.آ
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.

Hillview Farms
223 Meyersville Road
Gillette, NJ
(908) 647-0957
Open seven days/week
A family owned and operated 53-acre farm. They offer a tractor ride to and from the pumpkin patch. Tractor starts around 10:00 and ends between 4:00-5:00.

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

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, N.J. 07930
Pumpkin season opens late September. Cut your pumpkins off the vine in a live pumpkin patch. Be tempted by fresh pressed cider, local honey, old fashioned jams, and warm cider donuts. Take home some gourds and Indian corn. And mostly, enjoy a country day and the fall colors at our 68 acre 250 year old farm, kept simple, authentic and without the carnival.

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- Fall Festival
586 South Middlebush Roadآ
Somerset NJ 08873
Fal Festival & Pumpkin picking runs late September to end of October, weekends only.

Stony Hill Farm Market & Gardens
15 North Road 8 Route 24
Chester, NJ 07930
(908) 879-2908
Saturdays & Sundays
In addition to pumpkin picking, they offer a Maze Fun Park and lots of activities for kids, families, and groups.

Sun High Orchard
19 Canfield Avenue
Randolph, NJ 07869
In addition to pumpkin picking they offer a "Kiddie Corn Pit Play Area" - a giant corn filled sand box for ages 1-6, and other children's activities including a Rope Maze, a Tile Maze, a Pipe Maze, and a Kiddie Hay Maze. and their friendly animals. Their alpaca "Jersey Gold" and mini donkey "Jessica" are always looking to make new friends. Please call ahead to confirm picking times & dates

Tree-Licious Orchards
135 Karrville Road
Port Murray, NJ
Featuring over 130 acres of fresh fruits, pumpkin picking, berry picking, apple picking, peach picking, private tours, corporate events, farm wedding, farm to table dinners and fun for the whole family. Moreover, the property where Treelicious Orchard resides has been an operating farm for more than 200 years.

Central New Jersey Pumpkin Picking Farms and Events

Battleview Orchards
91 Wemrock Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 462-0756
Pumpkins Picking 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.

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

K & S Farms - Field of Terror/ Daytime activities
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

Lee Turkey Farm
201 Hickory Corner Rd.
East Windsor, NJ
54 acres nestled in the arms of suburbia. Hundreds of fruit trees and acres of vegetables all yours for the picking.
The picking/market hours are from 9:00am till 6:00pm begonning about the 2nd week in July. You must be at the farm no later than 5:15pm to enter the fields and orchards.
Offers pick your own Apples, Peaches, and pumpkins

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.

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Fall Family Fun Weekends -Saturday & Sundays, Mid September through end of October. 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 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.

Southern New Jersey Pumpkin Picking Farms and Events

Agros Farm
1250 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ
(609) 693.3513
Pumpkin picking season starts late 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.

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.

Indian Acres Tree Farms
Tuckerton Road
Medford, NJ
September & October Weekends beginning mid- September.
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.
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.

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

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.

South Jersey Pumpkin Show and Carve
October 6, 7, 8, 2023
Salem County Fairgrounds
735 Harding Hwy
Woodstown, NJ
Web Site
In addition to the giant pumpkins for the pumpkin carve on Friday night, this family event features live music, rides, hay rides, food vendors, crafters, free kids PG haunted house, free kids zone, pumpkin patch picking, and much more!