With Halloween on the horizon, October is the perfect month to take an adventure to the farms and fields for a little pick-your-own family fun.
Wright’s Apple Farm
699 State Route 208, Gardiner
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through October on the 453-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 doughnuts, candy and caramel apples, autumn decorations, flowers, pumpkins, and more; store is open 8am-7pm daily, year-round.
Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms
6 Bagatelle Road, Dix Hills
Pick your own pumpkins Sept. 16 through October, 9am-6pm daily. Fall festival featuring hayrides and a haunted maze on weekends, as well as a train ride, John Deere trike play area, duck races, and fire truck slides. Fall decorations for sale, as well as roasted corn, fresh baked pies, candy apples, mums, and ornamental kale.
56 Gnarled Hollow Road, East Setauket
Pick your own pumpkins through October, 12-4pm weekends only. Hayrides (including a haunted hayride), Big Swing, and farm animals. Select Saturdays and Sundays feature special guests and Sundays feature live music. Admission: $8; $6 children (includes corn and hayrides). Harvest Festival coming soon.
Borellas Farm Stand
485 Edgewood Ave., Saint James
U-pick pumpkins starting Sept. 30, 11am-5pm weekends only. Hayrides, snacks, corn maze, live music, and other activities. Farm stand with homegrown fruits and vegetables. Free parking. Free admission for children younger than 3. Live music and tasting room available on weekends (12-7pm on Saturday; 12-6pm Sunday).
Brightwaters Farms & Nursery
1624 Manatuck Blvd., Bay Shore
U-pick pumpkins through October 30, 9am-5pm daily. Hayrides, inflatable rides, and a farm store with novelty decorations, apples, candy apples, and full concession stand on weekends only. Admission is charged on weekends and Columbus Day, and includes face painting, clown entertainment, animal viewing, and unlimited hay rides. The Fall Festival starts Sept. 30 with pumpkin fields, a beer festival, and live music.
F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm
26 Pinelawn Road, Melville
Pick your own pumpkins and fall vegetables through October, 9am-5pm daily. Free hayrides. Seven-acre corn maze with admission. Country store on premises. Weekend and Columbus Day activities include inflatable rides and food concessions. Haunted corn maze and haunted mansion Friday-Sunday through October.
19 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton (GPS: 69 Horsemill Road, Watermill)
Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, and squash through the second week of November, 10am-6pm, Thursday-Sunday, plus Monday holidays. Eight-acre corn maze. Admission: $12; $10 children ages 4-11; free for children younger than 4.
Greenland Family Farms
17155 County Road 48, Cutchogue
Pumpkin picking throughout October, 9am-5pm daily. Hayrides by appointment only. Fall decorations, kites, statues, trees, bushes, and perennials for sale.
Harbes Family Farm’s Middle Earth Pumpkin Farm
715 Sound Ave. Mattituck
U-pick pumpkins through Nov. 1, 9am-6pm. Apple picking on weekends (and Columbus Day), 9am-6pm. Hayrides weekends only, corn maze, pony rides, farm animals, and snacks available. Fall decorations for sale. Restrooms on-site.
240 Montauk Highway, Watermill
U-pick pumpkins and apples through October, 9:30am-6pm daily. Three corn mazes, wagon rides, tractor rides, pedal cart racetrack, and more. New attractions include a giant chair for family photos, a wooden dairy barn play structure, and tractor see saws. Maze Park and apple orchard are only open on Saturdays, Sundays, and school holidays. Admission: $13.
Krupski’s Vegetable & Pumpkin Farm
38030 Route 25, Peconic
U-pick pumpkins through October. Farm-fresh produce for sale. Open Monday-Thursday, 10am-6pm, and Friday-Sunday, 9am-6pm.
812 Sound Ave., Calverton
Pick your own pumpkins through October, 9am-5pm daily except Tuesdays. Cash only. Call before visiting to confirm pick-your-own dates, as they are subject to change.
Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm
270 West Lane, Aquebogue
Pick your own pumpkins through October. Hayrides, corn maze, bounce house, face painting, and pony rides on-site. Greenhouse, country store, and Snack Shack with roasted corn and apple cider doughnuts on-site. Open Monday-Friday, 12-5pm; weekends and Columbus Day, 9am-5pm. Open 9am-5pm weekdays for schools and other groups; call in advance for reservations.
The Milk Pail Farm & Orchard
50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill
U-pick pumpkins and apples through October, 10am-5:30pm Saturday-Monday and holidays. Pies and cider on sale at the orchard.
White Post Farms
250 Old Country Road, Melville
U-pick pumpkins through Oct. 30. Fall festival weekends through the end of October include live entertainment, hayrides, pony rides, games, and more; 10am-4pm. Open weekdays 10am-4pm with free admission.
Woodside Nursery & Garden Center Inc.
134 E. Woodside Ave., Patchogue
Pick your own pumpkins through October, 9am-6pm daily. Haunted house and balloon bounce every day. Face painting, gold rush, scarecrow making, and roasted corn on weekends and Columbus Day. Birthday parties and field trips available.
84 County Route 513 (Old Route 24), Chester
GPS Address: 1 Alstede Farm Lane
Pick your own pumpkins and gourds 9am-6pm daily through mid-November; apples, peaches, raspberries, and other vegetables through October. Pony rides, wagon rides, and moon bounce, open daily. Daily hayrides, corn maze, corn kingdom, friendly farm animals, and giant hay bale pyramid open daily.
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Pumpkin and apple picking in the fall, weekends and holidays, 9am-4:30pm, weekdays, 3-4:30pm (group picking during the week by appointment only). Hayrides to the orchard. Store on-site open daily, 8am-6:30pm.
130 Old Denville Road, Boonton Township
U-pick pumpkins through October, Saturday, 9am-6pm, and Sunday, 9am-5pm. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, Halloween displays, hay maze, and farm animals. Farm stand with fresh fall produce, garden mums, apples, and apple cider. Field trips and birthday parties by appointment.
Pochuck Valley Farm Market and Deli
962 Route 517 (McAfee-Glenwood Road), Glenwood
Pick your own pumpkins, apples, pears, plums, and gourds in October, 9am-3:30pm daily. Wagon rides available on weekends. Farm store and gift shop with pre-picked seasonal produce, apple cider, baked goods, deli, and specialty items on-site. No pets allowed.
122 Oakdale Road, Chester
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through early November, 9am-4:30pm daily. Bring your own cutting shears. Free hayrides to pumpkin field on weekends. School and group trips available by reservation.
85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah
Pick your own pumpkins through October. Hay maze, corn maze, millet maze, apple cider doughnuts, pies, animal farm, and flower garden. Hayrides offered weekdays, 3-5pm, and weekends, 10am-4pm. Farm stand open daily, 8am-6pm. Visit Facebook page for most up to date info.
Stony Hill Gardens
8 Route 24 (Route 513), Chester
U-pick pumpkins and apples through Halloween, 10am-5pm daily. Wagon rides to fields available weekends only. Maze Fun Park includes 10-acre corn maze, rope maze, tile maze, and playground at 15 North Road in Chester. Floral shop, greenhouse, and farm market open 9am-6pm daily at 15 North Road in Chester from April 30-Dec. 23.
Sun High Orchard
19 Canfield Ave., Randolph
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through October, 9am-6pm daily. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch on weekends. Farm store with pies, doughnuts, muffins, loaf breads, roasted garlic, soups, salads, fall decor, sweet mums, and Indian corn open 9am-6pm daily.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, and apples through October, 9am-5pm daily. Fall Family Fun Weekends Sept. 22-Oct. 28 with pony rides, wagon rides, cornstalk maze, farm animals, food, and live music; 10am-5pm, admission is $5 for ages 3 and older. Parking available. Farm store with homegrown fruits and vegetables, homemade apple cider, bakery, mums, and local foods is open year-round, 9am-6pm daily. One-mile nature trail and winery and tasting room on-site. Tasting room open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12-6pm.
Belltown Hill Orchards
483 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury
U-pick pumpkins and apples through October, 9am-5pm daily. Farm market, bakery, and Grandma’s Pantry with goat milk soaps, mohair yarns, pantry goods, and gifts for sale.
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford
203-458-7425 or 203-453-2338
Pick your own pumpkins and apples daily through late October; Call PICK line in season for daily updates, hours, and locations. Farm market with pre-picked produce, bakery, and winery on-site. Corn maze on weekends and holidays only, 10am-5pm; $6 per person. Call 203-458-7425 before visiting to make sure farm is still open for PYO (occasionally will close for inclement weather).
Blue Jay Orchards
125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through October. Scenic orchard wagon rides available. Fruit, pies, apple cider doughnuts, cider, and 10-12 varieties of apples available in the farm store.
1911 Poguonock Ave., Windsor
Pumpkin picking in the fall, 10am-6pm daily. Mums, corn, squash, cornstalks, and fall decorations for sale, along with apple cider, homemade cider doughnuts, and fresh-baked apple and pumpkin pies. Hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, and children’s corn maze on weekends. Supports pacer.org, Autism Speaks, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Andrew Races, Life Choice Donor Services, and Shriners Hospitals for Children.
108 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through Halloween, Monday-Saturday, 8am-5pm; Sunday, 1-5pm. Annual Columbus Day Harvest Festival (Oct. 7 and 9) includes apple picking, pumpkin picking, hayrides, cider, doughnuts, live music, and chicken barbecue.
524 Maple St., Litchfield
Pick your own pumpkins in October, weekends and Columbus Day, 10am-5:30pm. Free hayrides on weekends. Groups welcome on weekdays by appointment for personal time in the pumpkin patch. Store with fruits and vegetables, fall decorations, apple cider, gourds, mums, squash, cornstalks, and more. School tours and birthday parties available.
Castle Hill Farm
25 Sugar Lane, Newtown
Pick your own pumpkins through Oct. 31, weekends, 10am-5pm. Open Columbus Day, 11am-5pm. Four-acre pumpkin patch, pumpkin launcher, 7-acre corn maze, pony rides, petting zoo, hayrides, face painting, music, and refreshments available on the weekends. Weekdays feature pick-your-own pumpkins and corn maze only. Barnyard buddies on weekends and weekdays. Reservations available for groups and parties.
Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Road (Route 4), Sharon
Pick your own pumpkins through early November; pears through November; apples through early November. Interactive vintage model train display. Corn maze on-site. Store on-site with pre-picked produce, bakery, cider and doughnuts, pies, muffins, and honey. Open 9am-5:30pm daily, and Saturday, 9am-5pm.
Harris Hill Farm
106 Ridge Road, New Milford
Pick your own pumpkins in October, weekends only, 10am-5pm. Farm animals, hayrides, kiddie hay maze, and picnic tables available. Hay bales, corn stalks, gourds, Indian corn, and winter squash for sale.
Johnny Appleseed’s Farm
185 West Road, Ellington
860-875-1030 or 860-875-1000
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through October, 9am-5pm daily (weather permitting). Call before visiting to verify picking times, conditions, and locations. Free wagon rides to picking fields on weekends.
Jones Family Farms
Pumpkinseed Hill Farm, 130 Beardsley Road, Shelton
Pick your own pumpkins through October, call for daily times of operation. Squash, gourds, and handmade crafts available. Hayrides to pumpkin fields. Corn maze on weekends. UNICEF Family Festival on the last weekend before Halloween. Jones Winery and The Harvest Kitchen are nearby; tastings offered Thursday-Sunday, 11am-5pm.
894 Andrews St., Southington
Pick your own pumpkins in October, Friday-Monday 9:30am-4pm. Wagon rides to pumpkin fields offered Friday-Monday, 9:30am-4pm. Field trips on weekdays by appointment.
32 Reeds Gap Road, Middlefield
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through October. Golf courses on-site. Corn Maze benefits American Cancer Society. Home of Connecticut’s largest indoor, year-round farmers market, open daily; call hotline for hours and fruit conditions.
96 Kibbe Grove Road, Somers
Pick your own pumpkins through October, weekends, and Columbus Day, 10am-5pm. $9 admission. Hay maze, corn maze, petting zoo on weekdays. Hay maze, corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, pony rides ($6), face painting, and games on weekends. Snacks and fall decorative items for sale.
East Pearl Road, Torrington
Pick your own pumpkins through October. Farm stand with homegrown produce. Free hayrides to pumpkin patch. Gourds, Indian corn, winter squash, and more for fall decorating. Hours: Fridays 12pm-5pm; Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5pm. Call for up-to-date hours and information.
11 John Read Road, Redding
Pick your own pumpkins in October, tractor-drawn hayrides, friendly barnyard animals, and a farm stand with pre-picked vegetables, cider, apples, gourds, garlic, Indian corn, maple syrup, maple candy, and gift items.
Wright’s Orchard and Dried Flower Farm
271 S. River Road, Tolland
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through October, Monday-Saturday, 12:30-5:30pm; Sunday, 1-5:30pm. Wright’s store with homegrown produce, apple cider, and doughnuts.
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