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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.
Here you'll find our comprehensive guide to farms on Long Island 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.
Also see our complete guide to Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Farms in NY, NJ, and CT
Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms
6 Bagatelle Road, Dix Hills
Pick-your-own pumpkins through October 31. Hayrides and haunted maze on weekends. Fall decorations for sale. Open daily 10am-6pm.
56 Gnarled Hollow Road, Setauket
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
U-pick pumpkins through Oct. 31. Hayrides, inflatable rides, store with novelty decorations, apples, candy apples, and full concession stand. Open daily 9am-5pm.
Corner of Ridgeway and Route 25A (adjacent to East Setauket post office), East Setauket
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
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.
69 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton (GPS: 69 Horsemill Road, Watermill)
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; email@example.com
U-pick pumpkins through October 31. Plants, perennials, shrubs, and trees available. Open daily 9am-6pm.
Greenland Family Farms
17155 County Road 48, Cutchogue
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
U-pick pumpkins every weekend through Nov. 1. Hayrides, corn maze, pony rides, farm animals, snacks, fall decorations, restrooms, and more. Open 9am-6pm.
240 Montauk Highway, Watermill
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.
812 Sound Avenue, Calverton
Pick-your-own pumpkins through October. Open daily 9am-5pm, closed Tuesdays.
Stakey's Pumpkin Farm
270 West Lane, Aquebogue
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
U-pick pumpkins and apples through October. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and holidays 10am-5:30pm.
White Post Farms
250 Old Country Road, Melville
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
U-pick pumpkins in October. Available to members only. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm.
Woodside Nursery & Garden Center Inc.
134 E Woodside Avenue, Patchogue
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.