Ready to find your perfect pumpkin? Check out these authentic spots for you and your family to go pumpkin picking near NYC this season.

Looking to add some pumpkin spice to your life? We found the best farms for pumpkin picking near NYC where the pumpkin patches are poppin’. The spots below offer experiences of all kinds, from harvest festivals with fall fun and games, to chill spots offering fall foliage, baked goods, and maybe even a hayride. (Many also serve as a place to go apple-picking if you’re looking to double up.) Don’t miss these exciting fall pumpkin patch-related events!

Pumpkin Patches in New York City

Decker Farm at Historic Richmond Town

Staten Island’s Decker Farm dates to the early 1800s, and admission includes guided tours from historical reenactors. Weekends in October bring fall fun with pumpkin picking, a hay maze, and activities for kids.

You can also find photo ops with fall decorations (and share them with the #DeckerFarm hashtag!), take an old-fashioned tractor-towed hayride, and test out their state-of-the-art pumpkin chucking bungee device to see how far you can launch your pumpkin at $5 per three chunks.

Make sure to leave some time to indulge in delicious fall treats like spiced donuts, pumpkin pie, cider, and pumpkin spice coffee.

Dates: Sep. 30-Oct. 29
435 Richmond Hill Rd.
Staten Island

Queens County Farm Museum

You won’t believe how close you are to home at the Queens County Farm Museum. Dating back to 1697, the site is New York City’s largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland.

Starting September 15, the farm’s fields are filled with pumpkin patches of gourds to pick and buy. The Amazing Maize Maze returns for those wishing to get lost in NYC’s only corn maze. This three-acre living maze challenges participants to find clues, solve puzzles, and make their way to Victory Bridge for a birds-eye view of this year’s maze design. Hayrides are offered on the weekends, as well.

You can catch plenty of events throughout the harvest season: Don’t miss Halloween on the Farm, the harvest dance celebration, the maze by moonlight, and more fun events.

Dates: Sep. 15-Oct. 28
73-50 Little Neck Pkwy

Pumpkin Patches on Long Island

Schmitt’s Family Farm

Head to Long Island’s Schmitt’s Family Farm farm to enjoy the farm’s annual Fall Festival, featuring a pumpkin patch, free hayrides, and an eight-acre corn maze. This year’s maze has a whimsical alien theme, and is sure to be a favorite among the younger crowd!

You’ll also find Long Island’s largest straw pyramid (for climbing), a playground for tots, farm animals and pony rides, mini golf, and even the opportunity to walk through the haunted house in the daytime—a semi-scary experience more appropriate for little ones than the evening’s full-on fright fest.

Dates: Sep. 30-Oct. 30
26 Pinelawn Rd.
Melville, NY

Lewin Farms

Head to Lewin to pick pumpkins and gourds from late September through late October (you can call ahead to see what’s available). The weekend and holiday corn maze here is the perfect size to wander around, spanning over four acres and averaging around 20 minutes to complete. There are even numbered checkpoints along the route to help you keep moving in the right general direction.

Make sure to stop by the farm stand for roasted corn, ice cream made for the farm’s own fruits and berries, and seasonal beer selections like blueberry and pumpkin ales for the adults.

Dates: September and October
812 Sound Ave.
Calverton, NY

Hank’s Pumpkintown

Pick straight from the vine at Hank’s Pumpkintown, whether you’re looking for a small decoration or the perfect Jack-O-Lantern gourd. Kids can mine for gemstones, fossils, arrowheads, and seashells, go on wagon, cow, and tractor train rides, go down giant slides, hang out in playgrounds, play lawn games, and more.

Hank’s has a variety of mazes to explore! This year’s main corn maze is country music and Reba-themed maze, but parents of younger kids will want to check out the fan-favorite spooky pumpkin maze, a 15-minute experience that tells the story of Spookley the square pumpkin. Older kids may prefer the one-hour interactive maze that plays almost like a color-based escape game.

Stop by the Market for fall treats like hand-dipped candy and caramel apples, apple cider slushies, and freshly baked pies. You can also buy colorful mums, Montauk daisies, fall decor, and more. And don’t miss out on the delectable corn treats at the Corn Shed!

Good to know: Hank’s has free off-road parking at the west end of the property.

Dates: Sep. 16-Oct. 31
240 Montauk Hwy.
Water Mill

Pumpkin Patches in New York State

Soons Orchard

At Soons Orchard, take a wagon ride up to the pumpkin patch for the full weekend pumpkin-picking experience—you can cut your pumpkin off the vine here, too. (It’s recommended that you bring your own shears.) If you prefer not to pick your own, the farm offers a variety of pre-picked pumpkins, squash, gourds, corn stalks, mums, and other fall-season staples.

Well-behaved pets are welcome (though they’re not allowed in the picking areas or orchard)—and be on the lookout for Hudson, the friendly farm dog.

After you hit the pumpkin patch, take an adult break and check out Soons’ tasting room featuring top-rated New York State wine, beer, and hard cider.

Note that credit cards are accepted but there’s a minimum of $10.

Dates: Opens Sep. 23
23 Soons Cir.
New Hampton

Dykeman Farm

This Dutchess County, fourth-generation farm grows 70 varieties of pumpkins, and there are always free hayrides on weekends and free parking. While there’s no apple picking this year, the farm still has plenty to keep you occupied for a full day of fall fun. Find winter squashes, buy autumn decorations, or grab a bite from the farm store.

No reservations are required for pumpkin picking this year, and kids will have a blast at the kid zone. Free parking and free hayrides are the icing on the autumnal cake!

Dates: Sep. 23-Oct. 29
31 Dykeman Ln.

Outhouse Orchards

What began as a dairy farm in the 1800s is now a family-owned and operated apple farm in the Hudson Valley. “Home of the Happy Apple,” Outhouse Orchards invites you to pick both pumpkins in their pumpkin patch and apples, offers hayrides through its orchards, and a corn maze with educational clues.

There’s a wide selection of pumpkins, gourds, and Halloween decorations, and the farm stand is stocked with all kinds of farm-fresh goodness, including apple cider doughnuts, produce, maple syrup, and more.

Meander through the aliens-themed corn maze as you uncover clues, solve puzzles, and learn about farming.

Then, take a ride on the Big Green Tractors for a 15-minute scenic (though occasionally bumpy) tour, complete with stunning views of the farm and the nature that surrounds it.

Dates: September and October
139 Hardscrabble Rd.
North Salem

Fishkill Farms

If you’re looking for a lower-key, more ecologically conscious pumpkin-picking experience, check out Fishkill Farms in the Hudson Valley. Owned by the same family for more than 100 years, the picturesque 200-acre farm utilizes sustainable farming practices whenever possible, avoids synthetic pesticides, and even grows a portion of its apple acreage organically.

Weekends in September bring Fall Harvest Festivals with live music, wagon rides, and hard cider sipping at the Treasury Cider Bar.

The farm offers over 100 apple varieties, many of which are eco-certified or organic. Pumpkin picking begins in late September. Tickets are required for pick-your-own, wagon rides, and corn maze access.

When you dive into the corn maze, you can be sure of two things: The 1-acre maze is grown and cut by the farmers, not outsourced, and your money is going to a good place. That’s because 30% of each maze ticket goes to a different charity each week (check the website to see what the week’s charity pick is).

Dates: Sep. 9-Oct. 29
9 Fishkill Farm Rd.
Hopewell JCT

Barton Orchards

The fall season is in full swing at Barton Orchards, starting with the Harvest Festival weekend to kick off the season and culminating in a “Tract or Treat Weekend” of spooky fun on the farm. Barton is a 175-acre apple orchard in Poughquag, making it a top destination for families. Visit in the fall for pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, a petting zoo with baby goats, a play area/small amusement park for the kiddos, hay rides, and even a dog park for the children of the four-legged variety. Grab a local craft beer, cider, or glass of wine, and take in the beautiful scenery as the little ones play.

The harvest festival throws some more attractions into the mix, including live music, a magic show, a “reptile encounter,” pig races, and a giant mega slide in the farm’s Fun Park. Don’t miss out on this year’s corn maze, themed around rock & roll!

Dates: Aug. 12-Nov. 4
63 Apple Tree Ln.

Wright Family Farm

The Wright Family Farm is located in scenic Warwick, New York, just an hour north of New York City. This family-run farm in Orange County offers a variety of autumn activities with an old-fashioned farm theme. Besides the pumpkin patch and corn maze, this farm is also home to two bridges that offer beautiful views, pedal carts, a cow train, a human-sized hamster wheel, pumpkin bowling, pony rides, and more.

The farm food truck sells its signature hamburger, made from beef produced on the farm, as well as other kid favs like mac and cheese, chicken tenders, and hot dogs.

Dates: Sep. 16-Oct. 29
329 Kings Hwy.

Pumpkin Patches in New Jersey

Secor Farms

Secor Farms offers traditional fall activities like pumpkin patches, hayrides, a corn maze, mini hay maze for little ones, and a petting zoo. They also decorate the farm with face cut-outs, including a “How Tall This Fall” photo-op that’s sure to become a yearly tradition.

The farm is also decorated with giant hay bale spiders, and they sell a huge selection of mums, plants, and Halloween decorations to bring a little bit of the farm back home.

Note that weekdays are walk-in only, with no reservations available while weekends require advanced reservations.

Dates: Sep. 16-Oct. 31
85 Airmont Ave.
Mahwah, NJ

Hillview Farm

This quiet, not crowded farm is the real deal, and pumpkin picking begins when you hop a tractor up to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard. Weekends only and you should call ahead.

This family-owned farm has been around for almost 150 years and doesn’t disappoint- check out their farm market on your way out for fresh produce, eggs, cider, homemade pies, and festive gifts.

Dates: September and October
223 Meyersville Rd.
Gillette, NJ

Alstede Farms

When you get your ticket for pumpkin picking at Alstede Farms, you’re also getting access to tons of farm activities, including scenic hay wagon rides, a giant hay pyramid, and the farm’s mazes and trails. Get lost in the massive corn maze (which features educational moments about the year’s theme) or opt for a real challenge with the Harvest Moon Hayride. This activity will have you traversing the corn maze by flashlight, enjoying live entertainment, campfires, the farm’s apple cider, and more.

Of course, you can also pay the animals a visit or catch a live musical performance on the weekends and holidays. Fancy a pumpkin pancake breakfast or brunch? Alstede Farms serves up an all-you-can-eat buffet on October 29!

Dates: September and October
1 Alstede Farms Ln.
Chester, NJ

Ort Farms

Ort Farms is a northern New Jersey grower that really brings it in the fall. A family farm that’s been around for a century, Ort offers pumpkin picking (off the vine if you like), apple picking (until September 30), hayrides, pony rides, farm animals, a mini tractor play set, apple canons, a hay pyramid, and even Monster Truck rides.

This farm is pet friendly, though animals aren’t allowed in the pick-your-own areas due to food safety regulations. (But you can bring them pumpkin picking with you!)

Say goodbye to October on the last weekend of the month with the fun Boo Bash. Come in your costumes and take part in a parade, make crafts, and go trick or treating on the farm. Adults can get some ice-cold beer at the event, courtesy of Jersey Girl Brewing.

Dates: Through Oct. 31
25 Bartley Rd.
Long Valley, NJ

Heaven Hill Farm

Heaven Hill Farm in Vernon is a family favorite for many, and there are plenty of reasons to visit. Come for the pumpkins, and stay for over 35 tot-friendly activities like farm animal meet and greets, an alien invasion-themed corn maze, live entertainment, 12 carnival rides (not available on Fridays), gem mining, and many more!

For a bit of a thrill, check out the Canine Stars Stunt Dog Show and cheer on your favorite porker in the pig racing events. The parents in the group can partake in wine tasting or check out the paintball range on-site.

The farm market is full of farm-fresh goodies. from honey and cheese to apple cider donuts, fall decor, kettle corn, and beyond. Don’t miss out on the Halloween event on October 29, and keep an eye out for some amazingly photogenic spots during your visit.

Dates: Sep. 16-Nov. 5
451 NJ-94
Vernon Township, NJ

Pumpkin Patches in Connecticut

Harris Hill Farm

It’s only open to the public on October weekends, but Connecticut’s Harris Hill Farm, located in the hills of Litchfield County is worth the trip if you’re in the area. Pick pumpkins in a thoroughly bucolic setting complete with weathered red barn and enjoy the view of the rolling hills in all their autumnal glory. The farm has a large selection of gourds, large pumpkins, white and pink pumpkins, and squash.

Plus, wander through their corn maze to learn facts about goats!

Dates: September and October
106 Ridge Rd.
New Milford, CT

Jones Family Farms’ Pumpkinseed Hill Farm

Celebrate the harvest season at this pumpkin patch, surrounded by the spectacular New England fall foliage. Stop by for hayrides, fall flowers, friendly animals, apples, and pumpkins starting in late September.

The farm celebrates nature through art. Explore colorful displays, a miniature corn maze with vibrant paintings, and plenty of photo ops among the natural and artistic displays. The farm has plenty of other unique offerings like hiking through gorgeous family-friendly trails and learning different methods of cooking the pumpkins you bring home.

An online reservation is strongly encouraged, but the reservation system is very flexible, allowing you to change your date and time if something comes up.

Dates: Sep. 23-October
120 Beardsley Road
Shelton, CT

Silverman’s Farm

Silverman’s Farm has been in the business for over 100 years and is a great spot for both apple and pumpkin picking. There are over 20 types of gourds, pumpkins, and squash, as well as 20 apple varieties to pick from—which means plenty of flavors and ciders to go around. Head over on a weekend for live entertainment, food vendors, face painting for the kiddos, and a massive cereal bowl where kids (and adults!) can explore tunnels of hay bales and make “corn angels.”

There’s also a petting zoo, decor options like scarecrows and colorful mums, scenic tractor rides, and a Country Market fully stocked with local veggies, dairy products, jams, and beyond.

Best of all, throughout October if you can guess the weight of your pumpkin within 2 oz., you get it for free!

Dates: September and October
451 Sport Hill Rd.
Easton, CT

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