If there’s one thing that symbolizes the arrival of autumn it is the pumpkin. Where do you go for the best pumpkin patches in NJ? We have the answer!
From the rural farmland up north to beachside towns in the south, here’s where to find some of the best pumpkin patches in NJ.
26 Great Pumpkin Patches in NJ
Secor Farms in Mahwah
Stop in to pick your own pumpkins with the kiddos at Secor Farms in Bergen County. Kids will love the petting zoo here as well as the hay maze. They sell seasonal decor as well as apples, cider, and homemade donuts.
Public hayrides don’t require a reservation on weekdays, but they do on weekends. Picking season starts mid September, and runs until Halloween. Visit weekdays from 3pm – 5pm, and weekends from 10am – 4pm.
85 Airmont Ave,, Mahwah
Demarest Farm in Hillsdale
Demarest Farm offers a season a little bit longer than some of other locations. Running from the end of September through November, the fields here also you to pick pumpkins and apples daily. They also have a petting zoo, hay rides, and even a Halloween Light Show!
You do need to head to the farm’s website to make a reservation before you visit. The farm is open from 8AM – 5PM weekends as well as Thursday and Friday from 1 – 4:30PM.
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Abma’s Farm in Wykoff
From the end of September through the end of October, Abma’s Farm offers pick-your-own pumpkins as well as hayrides to the patch. Several packages are available to meet your needs including a public hayride and barnyard package, a private hayride and barnyard package and a school/group package.
Your kids will want to visit the petting zoo where they can feed goats, sheep, cows, alpaca, and bunnies. There are also pony rides for the little ones.
Purchase hayride tickets online before your visit for everyone over the age of two, (you’ll need a ride, the field is not reachable by foot). Visit from 1 – 4PM on Thursdays and Fridays, and Saturdays from 9AM – 4PM. No pets are allowed.
700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff
Fairfield Farms and Greenhouses in Fairfield
Visit from the third week of September through the month of October, head to Fairfield Farms and take a hayride with the family to gather pumpkins. Hayrides start at 1PM and end at 5PM on weekdays. Weekends they run from 10AM – 5:30PM.
You may also take purchase someJersey-fresh produce, snacks and seasonal decor for fall. Hayrides, pumpkin picking, corn maze, Big Bale Mountain, rope maze, the Rolling Tube Ride, and pumpkin slingshot add to the fun here, as well as the Spooky Trail hayride at night. Daytime hayrides are $6 and evening hayrides are $12. Both can be reserved online.
177 Big Piece Rd. Fairfield
Alstede Farms in Chester
Alstede Farms is a great place to gather the perfect fall produce and flowers to make your home beautiful. Pick-Your-Own Entry Tickets should be purchased ahead of time and include a specific container that you must put your picked goodies in. Entry tickets purchased at the farm will cost $8 more.
Your entry ticket includes access to our pick your own areas with an associated container, the cost of the produce to fill said containers, scenic hay wagon rides around the farm, and access to the hay pyramid, corn maze, evergreen maze, and blooming giants sunflower trail is also included with your entry ticket.
The farm also has animals to pet, pony rides, a bouncy house, wagon train rides, live music on weekends, wine and hard cider tastings and hot food and sweets.
Each ticket for a pumpkin is equal to a credit of $7.99 which will be applied at checkout. Pick-your-own hours are weekdays: 11AM – 3PM, and weekends and holidays from 10AM – 4PM.
1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester
Hacklebarney Farms Cider Mill in Chester
Hacklebarney Farms is a pretty farm is open for PYO pumpkins Thursday through Sundays from 10am-5pm, and the season runs from September through the end of October.
Don’t miss their cider, cider dogs, cider donuts, cider floats, pies, and baked goods, as well as gifts and decor and activities like their corn maze. Some of the best views in the area are here to enjoy so be sure to relax and take it all in.
104 State Park Road, Chester
Stony Hill Farms in Chester
Fall brings the fun of a giant corn maze, rides, games, a play area and large variety of activities for all ages to Stony Hill Farms. Tickets are available online and purchasing online will give you a savings of $3 per ticket.
The picking season opens in September and runs through the end of October and PYO fields are open from 10AM – 5PM. Walk to the pumpkin fields or pick from the selection at the farm market. Hayrides are also available around the farm for scenic views and a fun fall tradition. This year they have added an apple cannon which is sure to be a hit!
15 North Road, Chester
Heaven Hill Farm in Vernon Township
Maker it a point to visit Heaven Hill Farm for the Great Pumpkin Festival September 16 – November 5, 2023. Over 35 activities are included in your purchase price which does vary by day. Be sure to purchase in advance online to save $4 – $5 per ticket.
Additional attractions like the apple cannon, paintball, gem mining, pony rides, and wine tasting are available for an additional fee.Live entertainment starts at noon and there;’s a stunt dog show as well as tons of things to see and do.
Hayrides to the pick-your-own fields run every weekend, Columbus Day and every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in October from 12pm-5pm. Children ages two and under are always free.
451 State Route 94, Vernon
Lentini Farms in Newton
Stop in Lentini Farms for fall fun from September through the end of October. Once again they will have a different live band and food trucks each weekend along with a corn maze, scenic hayrides and a sunflower field.
Enjoy farmstands, fall family activities, fire pits, haunted hayrides, farm animals, and wholesale produce here as well. The PYO hours are Friday 6PM – 10PM, Saturday 10AM – 10PM, and Sunday 10AM – 5PM. Haunted hayrides are on Friday and Saturday nights from 7 – 10PM.
251 High Street, Newton
Conklin Farm in Montville
The fun begins at Conklin Farm at the end of September and continues through November. Pick pumpkins of all sizes and shapes or visit the barn store for the best painted pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, jams and other items. Orchard fresh apples, fresh apple cider, corn stalks, straw bales, and mums.
Stop in from 12 – 6PM weekdays (closed Mondays) and 10AM – 6PM on weekends/holidays. Hayrides are on weekends only, and haunted hayrides (recommended for ages 10 and over) are optional on weekends as well.
10 Vreeland Avenue, Montville
Richfield Farms in Clifton
Every weekend through October, Richfield Farms gives you the opportunity to pick pumpkins at this complete garden center just off of the Green State Parkway. Visit weekdays and Saturdays from 8am-6pm, Sunday from 9am-5pm.
Fresh local and organic produce, seasonal gift shop and special events make this a great place to visit. They also hold a Harvest Fest in October with live music and fun games and activities for the whole family.
1139 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton
Schaefer Farms in Flemington
Schaefer Farms has been a member of the farming community for four generations. Families are encouraged to hop on a scenic hayride to their 40+ acres of home grown pumpkins. Pumpkin patch season begins the last weekend in September and runs every weekend in October from 11AM – 4PM.
Children under eight ride free as do veterans, The entrance fee gives you access to the hayride to 40 acres of pumpkins, corn maze, hay maze, and an option to feed the farm animals. Children under eight ride for free, as do veterans. The farm stand here is also filled with mums, fall decorations, cider, fresh baked pies, breads and goodies.
Farm Of Horrors runs every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Night in October. It includes the Trail of Terror, Hayride of Horror, Massacre Maize, and Carnevil of Chaos. Obviously, this event is better for older kids who love a good scare.
1051 County Route 523, Flemington
Melick’s Town Farm in Califon
New Jersey’s largest apple orchard is a great place enjoy some fall fun! Pick apples and pumpkins, enjoy tractor wagon rides on weekends, play on the tractor tire playground, do the corn maze, see cute goats, picnic, enjoy fresh baked goods, and see 200 acres of working farm land at Melick’s Town Farm.
Online reservation are encouraged. Picking is open from 9am-6pm daily into November with the last entry at 5pm. Entry is just $4 during the week and $6 on weekends.
Oasis Family Farm in Robbinsville
The end of September brings the opening of fall fun to Oasis Family Farm and it continues through the end of October. Come delight in this incredibly kid-friendly farm which has a Little Kids Monster Trail, the FunZone and gem mining, and fossil adventure which keep the smaller children occupied with fun while adults can delight in cider donuts and sunflower cutting .
Of course there are also wagon rides and the pumpkin patch. The patch is open Monday through Friday from 11AM – 4PM but the additional fun is only on weekends when the farm is open from 10AM – 5PM.
3 Circle Dr, Robbinsville
Terhune Orchards in Princeton
In the autumn, Terhune Orchards hosts the Fall Family Festival on weekends. Remember to buy tickets online as there are no walk-ins. There will be hay bale & corn mazes, pony rides, ascavenger hunt, pedal tractors, and farm animals. There is even wine tasting at the onsite winery!
Beginning mid September through the end of October celebrate fall with apple picking, flower picking and pumpkin picking which is available daily. Open daily from 9AM – 5PM.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
Norz Hill Farm in Hillsborough
Hop on hayrides, do pumpkin picking, and more at Norz Hill Farm’s Fall Harvest Day. Visit horses, alpaca, sheep, donkeys, goats, pigs, bunnies, emus, and even a zonkey! Enjoy the corn maze and let the kids play in hay bale maze and corn pit. There is food for purchase as well as plenty of goodies in the market.
During the weekend evenings the farms transforms into a Scare Farm with a haunted hayride and two scary walking trails.
Hours are Monday through Friday 12-5PM with a cost of $13/person and weekends are 10AM-5PM with a cost of $15/person. Those under 36” in height, are free. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door to enjoy the fun.
120 South Branch Road, Hillsborough Township
Von Thun Farms near South Brunswick and Washington
Pumpkin picking is abundant at Von Thun Farms through the end of October. In addition to the pumpkin patch and apple picking you may also enjoy a corn maze, homemade apple cider donuts, hayrides, a live band, corn cannon, apple blaster,and more. This year’s corn maze theme is Reba McEntire!
Visit weekends for Fall Festival Weekends and do 20+ games and attractions when it is open from 10AM-5PM for Fall Festival Weekends. Tickets must be purchased online.
Weekdays offer apple and pumpkin picking as well as the corn maze, and the farm market with lots of baked goods, candles, and crafts. This is available at the Monmouth Junction and Washington locations.
438 Route 57 West, Washington and 519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction
Battleview Orchards in Freehold
Batlleview Orchards is a family farm offers a quaint country store with fruit, pies, cider donuts & seasonal apple cider to enjoy daily (except Tuesdays) from 9AM-6PM.
Pick you own produce includes pumpkins and the farm is cash only. Call for picking hours as they do change.
91 Wemrock Rd, Freehold
Bullock Farms in Cream Ridge
Mid September through the end of October bring families the opportunity to visit all the fun at Bullock Farms. Hayrides here are 25 minutes long and amble thought he picturesque farm. They bring you to the pumpkin field where you can pick all you need for fall as well as gourds and ornamental squash. Look for scarecrows, ghosts and witches along the ride.
The Bullock Barnyard offers fun for littles including a corn crib sand box, a straw mountain they can climb, and a kids maze. Visit donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, rabbits, and ducks as well as the six-acre corn maze.
Open Friday through Sunday from 10AM – 5PM. Closed Monday through Thursdays.
83 Emleys Hill Road, Cream Ridge
Argos Farm in Forked River
Located one mile west off of the Green State Parkway, Argos Farm is a well-known farm that is perfect for seasonal activities. The fall festival here includes a corn maze, pumpkin patch, delicious treats, live music, hay rides, pony rides, bounce houses, obstacle course, pig races, and more.
Buy tickets online for the best experience. Open mid September through the end of October. Hours: Weekends 10AM – 6PM, Thursday and Friday 2- 6PM.
1250 Lacey Rd, Forked River
R and J Farm in Egg Harbor City
The corn maze and hayrides begin mid September at R and J Farm and running through the end of October. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch and enjoy the scenery. When you get to the patch you can pick your perfect small-sized pumpkin to take home. The hayride includes the small pumpkin. There is also a jump pad to bounce away on.
Additional products and produce area available any the farm stand when you get back to the starting point. Hours are Monday through Friday 12 – 6PM; Saturday & Sunday from 10:30AM – 6PM.
723 West Herschel Street, Egg Harbor City
Sahl’s Father Son Farm in Galloway
The end of September through the end of October brings fall fun to Sahl’s Father Son Farm. Visit Saturday from 10AM-7PM.
Tickets are $14 and include access to the corn mazes, hayrides, farm animals, the pumpkin patch and more. Make sure you make time to watch the pig races!
420 West Pestalozzi Street, Galloway
Johnsons Corner Farm in Medford
Hayrides and PYO pumpkins await visitors to Johnson Corner Farm. Make time to do the corn maze or sunflower stroll. There is also live music, lots of food, gem mining,an animal barn, and duck races.
Hayrides run from 10AM-5PM, weekdays, weekends and holidays. Reservations are strongly encouraged because the hayrides do sell out and online purchases come with a discount!
133 Church Rd, Medford
Children under one year are free and no pets are allowed. The farm is open every weekend from 11am-5pm.
Duffield’s Farm Market in Sewell
The season for pick-your-own pumpkins at Duffield’s Farm Market run sfrom late September through the first week of November. There are also hayrides, hot apple cider, and donuts awaiting your visit. On Saturdays there is a corn maze, pony rides, face painting, and live music.
$7 for the hayride only and $15 for hayride and pumpkin. Visit Monday through Saturday from 9AM – 7PM. Closed Sundays. Tickets may be purchased online to ensure availability. You can also visit their bakery, deli and purchase seasonal items.
280 Chapel Heights Rd #9355, Sewell
Mood’s Farm Market in Mullica Hill
Corn maze, pumpkin hayrides, apple picking and more will keep the fun going at Moody’s Farm Market.
Pick Your Own hours here are Monday through Saturday from 8AM – 5PM. On October Fridays, the hayrides run at 1PM, 2PM, 3PM and 4PM. On October Saturdays, they run from 11AM – 4PM every 20 minutes. Ride out, get a great-looking pumpkin for your porch or for carving and head back happy.
901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill
Creamy Acres Farm in Mullica Hill
Fall Fest is a great time to visit Creamy Acres. On Saturdays from 10AM – 4PM take a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch to grab a pumpkin that’s right for you. The kiddie corn maze, farm park, barnyard walk are more than enough to keep the kiddos busy. Admission is $15 per child over age 2, and $7 per adult.
Creamy Acres also hosts Night of Terror where you can take a haunted hayride and a Haunted Paintball Hayride Zombie Hunt in the evening which teens love.
448 Lincoln Mill Road, Mullica Hill
No matter where in NJ you take the family to experience Fall fun, you’ll find a picturesque opportunity to get pumpkins for decoration or carving. Pair it with fun activities and its a fun outing for the whole family. NJ is full of fall fun for all.