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by Kaitlin Ahern; research by Alyssa Sparacino

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Nothing screams Halloween like a jolly or jeering jack-o'-lantern glowing from the window on a chilly fall night. Some may choose to carve theirs into a grinning ghost, others a ghastly goblin. But the real fun starts in the pumpkin patch, where kids and adults alike can search for the perfect gourd to greet their trick-or-treaters.

young boy picking a pumpkin; kid in a pumpkin patch

Here you'll find our comprehensive guide to farms that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in October. Many also offer bonuses for fall visitors, like corn mazes, hayrides, and harvest festivals, so families can get the full fall-on-the-farm experience.

Hours and availability are subject to change; we recommend calling ahead before visiting any of these locations.



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Queens County


Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park

718-347-3276; www.queensfarm.org

Pick-your-own pumpkins on weekends through Oct. 31. Three-acre interactive corn maze. Fall activity packages include corn maze, pumpkin picking, and a hayride. Open weekends 11am-4pm.



Rockland County


The Orchards of Concklin

2 South Mountain Road, Pomona

845-354-0369; www.theorchardsofconcklin.com  

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October, weekends only 10am-5pm. Half-acre corn maze, haunted house, and giant blow-up slide. Farm store with homegrown and local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, and homemade apple cider and peanut butter. School tours and birthday parties by appointment.


Dr. Davies Farm

306 Route 304, Congers

845-268-7020; www.drdaviesfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through first weekend in November; 10am-4:30pm daily. Hayrides ($5 per person) to the pumpkin fields. Farmers market with homegrown and local produce. Large field with picnic areas.



Westchester County


Amawalk Farm

42 Wood Street, Katonah

914-245-2319; www.amawalkfarm.org

Pick-your-own pumpkins and vegetables through mid October at a certified organic farm. Open Saturday 10am-4pm, Sunday 2-6pm, Tuesday and Thursday 3-6pm. Main picking field is a cell phone-free zone.


Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center

1271 Hanover Street, Yorktown Heights

914-962-2368; www.hilltophanoverfarm.org

U-pick pumpkins and vegetables through the fall, Saturdays only 10am-4pm. Three hiking trails. Guided tours available. Free parking. Farm stand with farm-grown produce, seasonal vegetables, herbs, and cut flowers. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.


Stuart's Fruit Farm

62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs

914-245-2784; www.stuartsfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through November. Open daily 9am-5pm. School tours available every day through October. Groups tour through barn, cider mill, and cold storage, ending with chance to pick apples or pumpkins.


Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm

1335 Whitehill Road, Yorktown Heights

914-245-5111; www.wilkensfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples in month of October; Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10am-4:30pm. Tricia's Treats Bake Shop and Appleseed Gift Shop. Farm market with pre-picked farm produce, snacks, apple cider, and more.



Dutchess County


Barton Orchards

63 Apple Tree Lane, Poughquag

845-227-2306; www.bartonorchards.com

Pumpkin picking through October 31. Children's playground open daily. Harvest festivals on weekends through November 1 featuring live entertainment, hayrides, petting zoo, haunted house, corn maze, gemstone mining, and family fun park. Old Country Store with bakery, cider and donuts, ice cream, crafts, and produce. Open daily 9am-5pm. Pumpkin Festival September 25-26. $3 general admission ages 6 and up.


Cedar Heights Orchard

7 Crosby Lane, Rhinebeck

845-876-3231; www.rhinebeckapples.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October. Open daily 9am-dusk.


Dykeman Farm 

3398 Pleasant Ridge Road, Wingdale

845-832-6068; beth@dykemanfarm.com; www.dykemanfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins every weekend in October from 9am-6pm. Free hayrides (with pumpkin picking). Farm stand (located at 823 West Dover Road) open daily through October from 9am-6pm with a variety of fresh homegrown vegetables, sweet corn, local peaches and apples in season. Refreshments and face painting available. Free parking.


Fishkill Farms

9 Fishkill Farm Road, Hopewell Junction

845-897-4377; info@fishkillfarms.com; www.fishkillfarms.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins, apples, and pears every day in October from 10am-6pm. Hay rides, live music, and barbecues regularly offered. Farm store and café featuring organically grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, and other local products. Store hours are Tuesday-Sunday 10am-6pm.


Fraleigh's Rose Hill Farm

19 Rose Hill Farm, Red Hook

845-758-4215; info@pickrosehillfarm.com; www.pickrosehillfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through November 1. Farm stand with pre-picked produce, baked goods, and fall decorative items. School tours available. Open weekends 10am-6pm.


Green Horizons Organic Farm

6 S. Dingle Lane, Pawling

845-855-5555 or 845-598-3984

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples; pre-picked available. Hours by appointment.


Greig Farm

223 Pitcher Lane, Red Hook

845-758-1234; www.greigfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins, apples, and fall raspberries through October; open daily 9am-7pm. Gigi Market on premises with local produce, baked goods, and prepared foods; open Thursday-Monday 8am-6pm. Grandiflora Nursery and Alison Winery located nearby.


Hardeman Orchards

194 W. Market Street, Red Hook

845-758-5154; www.hardemanorchards.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October. Farm stand with pre-picked produce. Free hayride with purchase. Open daily 9am-6pm.


Mead Orchards LLC

15 Scism Rd, Tivoli

845-756-5641; info@meadorchards.com; www.meadorchards.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October 25. Farm stand with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, honey, and apple cider. Picnic tables and porta-potties available. No entrance fee. Call ahead for large groups. Open weekends (and Labor Day and Columbus Day) 10am-6pm.


Terhune Orchards

761 North Ave, Salt Point

845-266-5587; rdczech@yahoo.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October 31. Open daily 9:30am-6pm.


Wonderland Farm

191 White Schoolhouse Road, Rhinebeck

845-876-6760; www.wonderlandfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through the end of October; open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Columbus Day, 9:30am-dusk. Wholesale produce also available; gourds, winter squash, corn stalks, and other fall decorations for sale. Dogs welcome.



Orange County


Apple Ridge Orchards

101 Jessup Road, Warwick 



Pick your own pumpkins from mid-September through October. Monday through Thursday by reservation only, 9am-5pm; Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and all holidays open to the public 9am-6pm.

Enjoy hay wagon rides, fresh-pressed cider, friendly farm animals for petting, glass observation honey beehive, farm store, and bouncy house.


Applewood Orchards & Winery

82 Four Corners Road, Warwick

845-986-1684; ApplewoodOrchards@gmail.com; www.applewoodorchards.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through late October. Wagon rides, herb and rose gardens, country store with pre-picked produce, farm animals. Music, hayrides, puppet shows, and a variety of foods on weekends. School trips available and Applewood Winery on site. Open daily 9am-5pm.


Bellvale Farms

385 Route 17A, Warwick

845-988-5414; info@bellvalefarms.com; www.bellvalefarms.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and hayrides through October. Open weekends as well as Monday Sept. 30, Thursday Oct. 9 and Friday Oct. 10 11am-dusk. 450-acre crop and livestock farm, roadside vegetable stand, and creamery featuring homemade ice cream, shakes, sundaes, and more.


Hodgson's Farm & Garden Center

2290 Albany Post Road (at Route 52), Walden

845-778-1432; www.hodgsonfarm.com; info@hodgsonfarm.com

Pumpkin picking on Fall Festival weekends beginning September 25 through the end of October. Also includes hayrides to pumpkin field, three-acre corn maze, straw maze, petting zoo, haunted house, and magic show. Call or see website for hours and admission pricing. Open 10am-6pm.


Lawrence Farms Orchards

39 Colandrea Road, Newburgh

845-562-4268; www.lawrencefarmsorchards.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins, apples, grapes, peppers, and other vegetables through October. Little Play Village, animal visiting, hay bale maze. Horse-drawn carriage rides on weekends. Country store with fruits and vegetables, homemade doughnuts, refreshments, and local dairy farm ice cream. Open daily 9am-4pm.


Manza Family Farm

730 Route 211, Montgomery

845-692-4364; www.manzafamilyfarm.net

Pick-your-own pumpkins during the Fall Festival in October. Tractor-drawn hayrides, pony rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, straw maze, farm animals, and farm stand with trees, shrubs, flowers, and produce for sale. Open daily 8am-5pm.


Maples Farm & Garden Center

749 Route 17M, Middletown

845-344-0330; www.maplesfarm.com

Pumpkin picking through October. Hayrides, barnyard animals, hay maze, pony rides, face painting, and haunted barn. Store with local produce, homemade fudge and baked goods, country crafts, flowers, and gifts. Open Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm, Sunday 9am-5pm.


Masker Orchards

45 Ball Road, Warwick

845-986-1058; www.maskers.com

Pumpkin and apple picking through early November. Barnyard animals, pony rides, wagon rides. Free parking and admission. Open daily 9am-5pm.


Ochs Orchard

4 Ochs Lane, Warwick

845-986-1591; www.ochsorchard.net

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October. Farm market with homegrown and local fruits and vegetables, in season, apple cider and doughnuts, jams and jellies, honey, maple syrup, hot food, and homemade ice cream. Glass-enclosed working beehive, petting zoo, gazebo, and picnic area. Open daily 9am-5 for picking as available and 9am-6pm for the store through December.


Overlook Farm Market & Country Store

5417 Route 9W, Newburgh

800-291-9137 or 845-562-5780; www.overlookfarmmarket.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October, weekends only 8am-6pm. Fall harvest weekends feature hay maze, trailer rides through the orchard, harvest picnics, and fishing at Blossom Pond. Farm market with homegrown produce, garden center greenhouse, petting zoo, bakery, and deli open March through December, 8am-6pm. Closed Tuesdays.


Pierson's Evergreen Farm

1448 Route 211 West, Middletown

845-386-1882; www.piersonsfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October. Tractor-pulled hayrides to feed the animals, corn maze, challenging hay bale maze, kiddy maze, haunted barn on weekends and Saturday nights. Country Shoppe with pre-picked produce, homemade goods, dried flowers, gifts, holiday decorations, and antiques. Snacks and refreshment stand, picnic area. Birthday parties and school tours.


Slate Hill Orchards

2580 Route 6, Slate Hill


Pick-your-own pumpkins through end of October, open daily 9am-5pm. Roadside market with homegrown fruits and vegetables, pies, doughnuts, and other baked goods; open Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm, Sunday 9am-6pm.


Soons Orchard

23 Soons Circle, New Hampton

845-374-5471; www.soonsorchards.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October, weekends, and Columbus Day 10am-4pm. Wagon rides to pumpkin patch. Farm store with homegrown and local produce, fresh-pressed apple cider, homemade goodies, apple gift baskets, and other specialties. Scott's Country Kitchen with baked goods. Open daily 9am-6pm.


Weed Orchards

43 Mount Zion Road, Marlboro

845-236-2684 or 845-236-0237; www.weedorchards.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October. Apple bakery, farm market, gift shop, free hayrides, picnic tables, petting zoo, hay maze, one-acre corn maze, sand art, and face painting. Harvest Festival October 2-3, Apple Harvest Festival October 10-11, Pumpkin Festival October 16-17, Halloween Costume Party October 30-31. Open daily through October 31; Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, weekends and holidays 9am-5pm.



Ulster County


Apple Hill Farm

124 Route 32 South, New Paltz

845-255-1605; www.applehillfarm.com

U-pick pumpkins, gourds, and apples through October. Free hayrides and fire truck rides on weekends, picnic areas. Barn with homegrown produce, fresh-pressed apple cider and donuts. Open daily 10am-5pm.


DuBois Farms U-Pick

209 Perkinsville Road, Highland

845-795-4037; upick@duboisfarms.com; www.duboisfarms.com

U-pick pumpkins, apples, and pears through October. October 23-24, Pumpkin Festival. October 30-31, Halloween Fun Festival. Corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, and children's activities. Farm market and café, bakery, weekend barbecues, restrooms. Free admission. Open daily 10am-5pm through early November.


Hurds Family Farm

2187 Route 32, Modena

845-883-7825; info@hurdsfamilyfarm.com; www.hurdsfamilyfarm.com

U-pick pumpkins and apples through October. Giant corn maze, group campfire sites. Educational school tours. Pumpkin Harvest Fiesta the last three weekends in October will be open 10am-5pm and reopen each day from 6pm-9pm. General hours of operation are 10am-5pm every day.


Jenkins-Lueken Orchards

69 Yankee Folley Road, New Paltz

845-255-0999; www.jlorchards.com; jlorchards@yahoo.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October. Corn maze, bakery, fresh-pressed apple cider. Open Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm and Friday-Sunday 9am-7pm.


Kelder's Farm & U-Pick

5755 Route 209, Kerhonkson

845-626-7137; info@kelderfarm.com; www.kelderfarm.com

Pick-your own pumpkins and raspberries through October. Eight-acre corn maze, petting zoo, mini-golf course, greenhouse. School tours and birthday parties by appointment. Open daily 10am-6pm.


Maynard Farms & Orchards

326 River Road, Ulster Park

845-331-6908; Maynardorchards@aol.com; www.maynardfarms.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples in October. Picnic tables. Open weekends 10am-5pm.


Minard Farms

250 Hurds Road, Clintondale

866-632-7753; info@minardfarms.com; www.minardfarms.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples. Farm market with pre-picked produce, apple cider and doughnuts, pear cider, snacks, homemade pies, jams and jellies, homemade soap, and more. Restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hayrides. Open weekends 10am-5pm through November 1.


Mr. Apples Orchard

Box 98, High Falls

845-687-0005 or 845-687-9498; www.mrapples.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through mid-November. Low-spray orchard. Hayrides, hiking trail, picnic areas, waterfalls near the orchard. Open daily 10am-6pm.


Prospect Hill Orchards

40 Clarkes Lane, Milton

845-795-2383; info@prospecthillorchards.com; www.prospecthillorchards.com

Pumpkin picking through October. Weekends only from 9am-4pm. Pre-picked produce, apple cider and donuts, other baked goods. Farm tours by appointment. Free Johnny Appleseed Cider Festival October 16-17.


Saunderskill Farms

5100 Route 209, Accord

845-626-2676; info@saunderskill.com; www.saunderskill.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through end of October. Tractor-drawn hayrides, free corn maze, horse-drawn hayrides on weekends. Farm market with pre-picked homegrown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, apple cider and donuts, local maple syrup and honey, ice cream, flower garden, and more. Open 7am-6pm. Closed Mondays.


Stone Ridge Orchard

3012 Route 213, Stone Ridge

845-687-2587; info@stoneridgeorchard.com; www.stoneridgeorchard.us

Pick-your-own pumpkins, squash, gourds, and apples through mid November. Store with pre-picked local fruits and vegetables, cider, jams, meats, gifts, Smoothee Bar and Café. Restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hayrides. Open daily 10am-6pm.


Tantillo's Farm Market

730 Route 208, Gardiner

845-256-9109; www.tantillosfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins, squash, and apples through October. Sustainable farming methods. Farm market with pre-picked homegrown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, and ice cream. Open 9am-4:30pm every day for you-pick.


Wallkill View Farm Market

15 Route 299 West, New Paltz

845-255-8050; info@WallkillView.com; www.wallkillviewfarmmarket.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October 31. Haunted Pumpkin Mountain with hay tunnel. Free hayrides and corn maze on weekends. Greenhouse and garden center, bakery with homemade goods, fresh-pressed apple cider and donuts, fall decorations. Open daily 9am-6:30pm through Christmas.


Wilklow Orchards

341 Pancake Hollow Road, Highland

845-691-2339; www.wilkloworchards.com

U-pick pumpkins and apples through October. Hayrides, farm animals to pet and feed, picnic areas. Roadside stand with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, baked goods, snacks, fresh-pressed apple cider and donuts, homemade jams, and fall items. Open daily 9am-5pm.


Wright's Apple Farm

699 State Route 208, Gardiner

845-255-5300; www.eatapples.com; eatapples@hvc.rr.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through end of October on a 500-acre farm. U-pick is open daily (including holidays) 8am-4:30pm. Farm market with pre-picked fruits and vegetables, homemade baked goods, 21 flavors of jams, cider donuts, candy and caramel apples, autumn decorations, and more; open daily 8am-7pm, year-round.



Rensselaer County


Goold Orchards

1297 Brookview Station Road, Castleton

518-732-7317; www.goold.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October. Farm store with pre-picked produce, apple cider, baked goods, gift baskets, holiday decorations. Brookview Station Winery with wine tasting nearby. Open daily 9am-5;30pm.


Liberty Ridge Farm

29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke

518-664-1515; www.libertyridgefarmny.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October. Fall festival with 12-acre corn maze, Brad's Barnyard activities, farm animals to feed, scenic trolley rides, dining area, and snack stand. Open Sunday-Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-10pm. General admission is $9.50 per person, children 2 and under are free. Harvest Haunts every Friday and Saturday night in October, featuring the Farmer's Haunted House, Forest of Fear, Spooky Corn Maze, and Brad's Barnyard of Adventure & Wild Fort Frontier. Pumpkin Fest October 16-17 from 1-5pm.


The Farm at Kristy's Barn

2385 Brookview Road, Schodack

518-477-6250; www.kristysbarn.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October at a low-spray/no-spray farm. Free hayrides on weekends, farm animals to pet. Store with pre-picked homegrown and local fruits and vegetables, apple cider and donuts, flowers, baked goods, honey, jams, and more. Open weekdays 9am-7pm and weekends 9am-6pm.



Schoharie County


Pick a Pumpkin Pumpkin Patch

2716 Creek Road, Esperance

518-868-4893; www.pickapumpkin.com; pickapumpkin@gmail.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins, Indian corn, and gourds through the end of October. Hayrides, hay tunnel, three-story tree house, farm animals, gift shop, storybook land, homemade cider donuts, snack bar, goat ramp, and corn maze. Monday-Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 10am-8pm. Columbus Day 10am-8pm. Closed Sunday. Free admission and parking.



Long Island


Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms

6 Bagatelle Road, Dix Hills

631-549-1159; www.schmittsfamilyfarms.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October 31. Hayrides and haunted maze on weekends. Fall decorations for sale. Open daily 10am-6pm.


Benner's Farm

56 Gnarled Hollow Road, Setauket

631-689-8172; www.bennersfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October, weekends only noon-4pm. Hayrides, farm animals, Haunted Hayride on Halloween. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for kids; includes corn and hayrides.


Borellas Farm Stand

485 Edgewood Avenue, Saint James


U-pick pumpkins through October during Fall Festival weekends. Hayrides, snacks, corn maze, live music, and other activities. Farm stand with homegrown fruits and vegetables. Free parking. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for children 3-12 years old, free for children under 3. Open daily 9am-6pm.


Brightwaters Farms & Nursery

1624 Manatuck Boulevard, Bay Shore

631-665-5411; www.brightwatersfarms.com

U-pick pumpkins through Oct. 31. Hayrides, inflatable rides, store with novelty decorations, apples, candy apples, and full concession stand. Open daily 9am-5pm.


Detmer Farms

Corner of Ridgeway and Route 25A (adjacent to East Setauket post office), East Setauket

631-444-5051; www.designsbyoneil.com/detmerfarms.html

Pumpkin picking through October 31, 9:30am-5pm daily. Petting zoo, bounce houses and slides, John Deere racetrack, tractor rides, hayrides, and hay maze. Farm stand with fresh-baked pies, Long Island produce, jams, and jellies. Refreshments served.


F & W Schmitt's Family Farm

26 Pinelawn Road, Melville

631-271-3276; www.schmittfarms.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October, daily 9am-5pm. Free hayrides. Corn maze with admission. Weekend and Columbus Day activities include inflatable rides, food concessions, and more.


Fairview Farm

69 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton (GPS: 69 Horsemill Road, Watermill)

631-537-6154; www.cornfieldmaze.com/sites.php?ID=&username=nybridgehampton

Pick-your-own pumpkins, gourds, and squash through the first week of November. 8-acre corn maze. Open Friday noon-6pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday noon-6pm. Also open Labor Day, Yom Kippur, and Columbus Day 10am-6pm. Admission is $10 per person, $7 for children 11 and under, children 3 and under are free.


Grammas Flower Cottage

2891 Montauk Highway, Brookhaven

631-730-6264; www.grammasflowercottage.com; grammasflowers@optonline.net

U-pick pumpkins through October 31. Plants, perennials, shrubs, and trees available. Open daily 9am-6pm.


Greenland Family Farms

17155 County Road 48, Cutchogue

631-734-5791; www.greenlandfamilyfarms.com

Pumpkin picking on weekends in October. Hayrides, fall decorations. Trees, bushes, and perennials available. Open 9am-5pm daily.


Harbes Family Farm's Middle Earth Pumpkin Farm

5698 Sound Avenue, Riverhead

631-298-0800; www.harbesfamilyfarm.com

U-pick pumpkins every weekend through Nov. 1. Hayrides, corn maze, pony rides, farm animals, snacks, fall decorations, restrooms, and more. Open 9am-6pm.


Hanks Pumpkintown

240 Montauk Highway, Watermill

631-726-4667; www.hankspumpkintown.com

U-pick pumpkins through October 31. Corn mazes, wagon rides, tractor rides, pedal cart race track, and more. General admission is $10. Open weekends and holidays 9:30am-6pm.


Krupski's Vegetable & Pumpkin Farm

38030 Route 25, Peconic

631-734-6847 or 631-734-7841

U-pick pumpkins through October. Farm-fresh produce. Open Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm and Friday -Sunday 9am-7pm.


Lewin Farms

812 Sound Avenue, Calverton

631-929-4327; www.lewinfarms.homestead.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October. Open daily 9am-5pm, closed Tuesdays.



Stakey's Pumpkin Farm

270 West Lane, Aquebogue

631-722-3467; www.stakeyspumpkinfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October. Hayrides, corn maze, bounce house, face painting, pony rides. Greenhouse, Country Store, and Snack Shack. Open Monday-Friday noon-5pm. Weekdays for schools and other groups 9am-5pm. Weekends and Columbus Day 10am-6pm.


The Milk Pail Farm & Orchard

50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill

631-537-2565; www.milk-pail.com

U-pick pumpkins and apples through October. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 10am-5:30pm.


White Post Farms

250 Old Country Road, Melville

631-351-9373; www.whitepostfarms.com

U-pick pumpkins through October 25. Fall festival weekends through the end of October offers live entertainment, hayrides, pony rides, games, and more; 10am-4pm and $14 admission per person. Open weekdays 10am-4pm, no admission.


Wickham's Fruit Farm

28700 Route 25, Cutchogue

631-734-6441; www.wickhamsfruitfarm.com

U-pick pumpkins in October. Available to members only. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm.


Woodside Nursery & Garden Center Inc.

134 E Woodside Avenue, Patchogue

631-758-1491; www.woodsidenurseryandgarden.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins daily from 9am-6pm through October. Haunted tunnel, face painting, scarecrow making, balloon bounce, and "Octobercation" activities. Birthday parties and field trips. Admission is $2 per person.






Abma's Farm Market & Nursery

700 Lawlins Road, Wycoff

201-891-0278; www.abmasfarm.com

Pumpkin picking, pony rides, and hayrides on Saturdays in October, weekdays 8am-6pm, Saturday 8am-5;30pm. Closed on Sunday. Hayrides for $5 per person. Weekdays by appointment (groups of 20 or more). Hayride/pumpkin picking birthday parties in October.


Alstede Farms

84 County Route 513 (old route 24), Chester

908-879-7189; www.alstedefarms.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and gourds through mid November; apples, Indian corn, and other vegetables through October. Hayrides, corn maze, pony rides, moon bounce, wagon train rides, friendly farm animals, giant hay bale pyramid and tunnel. Open daily 9am-7pm.

Demarest Farms

244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale

201-666-0472; www.demarestfarms.com

Pumpkin and apple picking in the fall, Thursday-Sunday and holidays 10am-4:30pm. Weekdays open to public from 3pm-4:30pm; group picking by appointment only.


Hamilton Farms

130 Old Denville Road, Boonton Township

973-334-6528; www.hamiltonfarms.com

U-pick pumpkins on weekends in October. Hayrides to pumpkin patch, Halloween displays, hay maze, farm animals, and Pumpkin Slingshot Game. Farm stand with fresh fall produce, garden mums, apples, and apple cider. Field trips and birthday parties during the week by appointment. Open 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday.


Pochuck Valley Farm Market and Deli

962 Route 517 (McAfee-Glenwood Road), Glenwood

973-764-4732; www.pochuckvalleyfarms.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through November from 9am-4pm. Wagon rides. Farm store and gift shop with pre-picked seasonal produce, apple cider, baked goods, deli, and specialty items. Open Monday-Friday 5am-6pm and weekends 5am-5pm. No pets allowed.


Riamede Farm

122 Oakdale Road, Chester

908-879-5353; www.riamede.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through early November. Free hayrides to pumpkin field on weekends. Open daily 9am-4:30pm.


Secor Farms

85 Airmont Avenue, Mahwah

201-529-2595; www.secorfarms.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October. Hay maze, animal farm, and flower garden. Open daily 8am-6pm.


Stony Hill Gardens

8 Route 24 (Route 513), Chester

908-879-2696; www.stonyhillgardens.com

U-pick pumpkins and apples through Halloween from 10am-5pm. Wagon rides to fields available. Floral shop, greenhouse, and farm market. Open 9am-6pm.


Sun High Orchard

19 Canfield Avenue, Randolph

973-584-4734; www.sunhigh.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch on weekends. Open daily 9am-6pm.


Terhune Orchards

330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton

609-924-2310; www.terhuneorchards.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins, gourds, and apples through October. Open daily 9am-5pm. Fall Family Fun Weekends in October with pick-your-own, pony rides, wagon rides, cornstalk maze, farm animals, food, and live music; 10am-5pm, free admission. Parking available. Farm store with homegrown fruits and vegetables, homemade apple cider, bakery, mums, and local foods; open year-round Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, weekends 9am-6pm. One-mile nature trail.






Belltown Hill Orchards

483 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury

860-633-2789; www.belltownhillorchards.com

U-pick pumpkins and apples through October, weekdays 9am-5:30 and weekends 8am-5:30pm. Farm market, bakery, Grandma's Pantry, goat milk soaps, mohair yarns, gifts.

Bishop's Orchards

1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford

203-458-PICK (7425) or 203-453-2338; www.bishopsorchards.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through late October. Call for hours. Farm market with pre-picked produce, bakery, and winery.


Blue Jay Orchards

125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel

203-748-0119; www.bluejayorchardsct.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October. Open daily 9am-6pm.


Brown's Harvest

60 Rainbow Road, Windsor

860-683-0266; www.brownsharvest.com

Pumpkin picking, mums, cornstalks, fall decorations, apple cider, homemade cider donuts, fresh baked apple and pumpkin pies. Hayrides, face painting, and corn maze on weekends.


Buell's Orchard

108 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford

860-974-1150; information@buellsorchard.com; www.buellsorchard.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through Halloween. Also available: gourds, cornstalks, Indian corn, and hardy mums. Annual Columbus Day Harvest Festival includes apple picking, pumpkin picking, hayrides, cider, donuts, live music, and chicken BBQ. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm.


Bunnell Farm

498 Maple Street, Litchfield

860-567-9576; bunnellfarm@yahoo.com; www.bunnellfarm.org

Pick-your-own pumpkins in October. Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 10:30am-5:30pm (also open Columbus Day). Free hayrides on weekends. Groups on weekdays by appointment. Store with fruits and vegetables, fall decorations, apple cider, gourds, mums, squash, cornstalks, and more. School tours and birthday parties.


Castle Hill Farm

40 Sugar Lane, Newtown

203-426-5487; www.castlehillfarm.biz

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October; open 11am-5pm weekends and school holidays, 1-5pm weekdays. Four-acre pumpkin patch, seven-acre corn maze, pony rides, hayrides, face painting, and refreshments available on the weekends. Weekdays feature pick-your-own pumpkins and corn maze only.


Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm

461 Cornwall Bridge Road (Route 4), Sharon

860-364-0025; www.ellsworthfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October; U-pick raspberries and pears through mid October; U-pick apples through November. Corn maze. Store with pre-picked produce, bakery, cider and donuts, pies, cookies, jams, and honey. Open daily 8am-5pm.


Harris Hill Farm

114 Ridge Road, New Milford

860-354-3791; www.harrishillfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins on weekends in October, 10am-5pm. Family owned farm with pumpkin patch, animals, corn maze and hayrides.


Hickory Hill Orchards

351 South Meriden Road (Route 70), Cheshire

203-272-3824; www.hickoryhillorchards.com

Pumpkin and apple picking through November as available. Country Store with fresh baked pies, cider donuts, cider, jams and jellies. Open daily 9:30am-5pm.


Johnny Appleseed's Farm

13 Schoolhouse Road, Ellington

860-875-1030 or 860-875-1000; www.freewebs.com/johnnyappleseedct

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October. Free wagon rides to picking fields on weekends. Open daily, weather permitting, 9am-5pm.


Jones Family Farms

Pumpkinseed Hill Farm, 130 Beardsley Road, Shelton

203-929-8425; www.jonesfamilyfarms.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through October 31. Squash, gourds, and handmade crafts available. Hayrides to pumpkin fields. Corn maze on weekends. UNICEF Family Festival during last weekend before Halloween. Open daily 10am-5:30pm. Jones Winery and The Harvest Kitchen nearby.


Karabin Farms

894 Andrews Street, Southington

860-620-0194; www.karabinfarms.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins on weekends in October. Wagon rides to pumpkin fields. Field trips on weekdays by appointment. Open daily 9am-5pm.


Lyman Orchards

Junction of Routes 147 & 157, Middlefield

860-349-6015; www.lymanorchards.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October. Golf courses. Home of Connecticut's largest indoor, year-round farmer's market, open 9am-5pm in October.


March Farm

160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem

203-266-7721; www.marchfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through end of October. Farm market and bakery, five-acre corn maze, animal yard, scenic walking trail and hayloft playscape that was expanded for the 2010 season. Open daily 9am-5pm.

McLaughlin Vineyards

14 Albert's Hill Road, Sandy Hook

203-426-1533 or 866-599-9463; info@mclaughlinvineyards.org; www.mclaughlinvineyards.com

Wine tasting, pumpkin picking, hayrides, hiking trails, and bald eagle viewing. Open Monday-Thursday 11am-5:30pm and Friday-Sunday noon-6pm, or by appointment.


Pell Farms

96 Kibbe Grove Road, Somers

860-749-3582; www.pell-farms.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins through end of October, daily 9am-5pm. Weekdays ($4 admission): hay maze, corn maze, petting zoo. Weekends ($5 admission): hay maze, corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, pony rides, face painting, games. Snacks and fall decorative items available.


Plasko's Farm

670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull

203-268-2716; plaskosfarm@aol.com; www.plaskosfarm.com

Giant corn maze and pick-your-own pumpkins. Country store, farmer's market, greenhouse, and bakery. Open daily 9am-6pm.


Rose's Berry Farm

295 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury

860-633-7467; www.rosesberryfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins in October. Tractor-pulled hayrides to pumpkin patch. Corn maze, face painting, live scarecrow, children's play area, slide, peddle tractor track, Halloween croquet, live music every Sunday. $6, children 3 and under free. Open weekends and Columbus Day 8am-5pm Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday.


Ruwet Farm

1600 Torringford Street, Torrington


Pick-your-own pumpkins through October. Farm stand with homegrown produce. Open daily 10am-6pm.


Sweet Wind Farm

339 South Road, East Hartland

860-653-2038; www.sweetwindfarm.net

Pick-your-own pumpkins and other vegetables through October, Saturdays 10am-4pm, other days by appointment only. Farm stand with fresh produce and maple products. Pumpkin festival at the end of October with hayrides, games, contests, story time, food, live music, and more; call for more information.


Warrup's Farm

51 John Read Road, Redding

203-938-9403; www.warrupsfarm.com; info@warrupsfarm.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins on weekends in October. Tractor-drawn hayrides, friendly barnyard animals. Farm stand with pre-picked vegetables, cider, apples, gourds, Indian corn, maple syrup, maple candy, gift items. Open 11am-5pm.


pumpkin patchWright's Orchard and Dried Flower Farm

271 South River Road, Tolland

860-872-1665; www.wrightsorchard.com

Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October. Wright's store with homegrown produce, apple cider and donuts, pies, and more. Dried flower and basket barn. Open Thursday-Tuesday 12;30pm-5:30pm, Sunday 1pm-5:30pm.





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