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 farms as a free service to our viewers. 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.
Weekends; September 28, 29, October 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, ,20, ,26, 27, November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2019
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth St.
Cost: $18.00 adult, $12.00 Child
Climb aboard the steam train and travel through the beautiful fall landscape of Western New Jersey.
When riding the Great Pumpkin Train, every child will be able to pick their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. The pumpkin patch sits in a beautiful glade in front of the century old Carpentersville Lime Kilns. The lime kilns are not only the oldest but also the largest left in existence in New Jersey, dating to before the Revolutionary War! Either take a beautiful ride along the river, or take in one of our amazing attractions. Enjoy the Corn Maze, and or the Ol' Susquehanna Mine. Each are just a $5.00 add on to your Great Pumpkin Train ticket. Tickets are available on site if you should decide at the last minute! Every train stops at the Pumpkin Patch on the way home, so, don't worry, no matter what attraction you enjoy, you wont miss out on a pumpkin!
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.
223 Meyersville Road
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
973 543 7789
They feature pumpkin picking, a corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides and a picnic area
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.
122 Oakdale Road
Open daily in September and October: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
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,
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 Road
Somerset NJ 08873
Fal Festival & Pumpkin picking runs September 29th to October 28th, weekends only.
Stony Hill Farm Market & Gardens
15 North Road 8 Route 24
Chester, NJ 07930
Saturdays & Sundays 10AM-5PM
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
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.