The Best Pumpkin Picking Patches And Farms In NJ


It’s that time of year for all things pumpkin—lattes, decor, food, and, of course, one of our favorites—pumpkin picking in NJ. There’s nothing better than hopping on a hayride and cutting a fresh pumpkin from its stem to give you all the fall feels and a bunch of insta moments to fill your feed. And many farms have more than just picking—try your hand at a pumpkin shooter, pick up a decorating kit, or get lost in a corn maze. Scroll down to find a pumpkin patch for picking out a jack-o-lantern near you, and for more fall fun, try apple picking and visit one of the familyfriendly farms around NJ. (featured photo taken at Red Wagon Farm Market in Manalapan)


Allaire Community Farm

Photo Credit: Allaire Community Farm

Allaire Community Farm’s Fall Festival
This fall, bring the whole family and visit Allaire Community Farm’s Fall Festival. Go for a hayride, pick some pumpkins, see rescue animals, and enjoy fall at its best at Allaire Community Farm. Our 25-acre picturesque farm is a great atmosphere for your fall family pictures. We have it all—pumpkin picking, hayrides, petting zoos, Corn Stalks, mums, and a produce market. Also, you’ll have peace of mind knowing the funds will be used to support our rescue animals, special needs populations, at-risk youth, veterans, families battling cancer, and operations on our nonprofit farm all winter.
1923 Bailey’s Corner Road, Wall Township, NJ 07719


Pumpkin Picking Locust Hall Farm

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Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
Experience the joy of picking your very own pumpkin OFF THE VINE at Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm! Our 12-acre pumpkin patch has a wide variety of pumpkins for every need. Whether you’re looking for the perfect carving pumpkin, stackable pumpkins for your front porch, or baking, we’ve got you covered. With our Park & Pick program, don’t worry about loading and unloading pumpkins from a hayride wagon. Instead, guests can drive to the picking fields, where you can easily load your pumpkins into the trunk of your car. In addition to the pumpkin patch, our Park & Pick ticket also includes access to other picking areas on the farm, such as the Apple Orchard, our Sunflower Photo Trail, and the Family Corn Maze. But that’s not the end of the fun—throughout the season, we host festival weekends at Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm. You’ll be entertained by live music and delicious food from our Farmhouse Grill and Food Trucks, and you can even enjoy a wine-tasting experience with Tomasello Winery at our Farm Market. After picking, stop by to indulge in our Famous Apple Cider Donuts and explore our mouthwatering selection of baked goods. And if you really want to take in the beauty of our 325-acre farm, don’t miss the scenic hayride tour, which is included with your Park & Pick ticket. Join us at Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm for an unforgettable Fall experience.
Located minutes from 206, 295 Exit 52A, Exit 7 on NJ Turnpike.
2691 Monmouth Rd. Jobstown, NJ 08041


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Von Thun Farms
Planning to venture out to find the perfect pumpkin? Look no further than Von Thun’s – they have two pumpkin patches open daily throughout the Fall season! The walk-to-pumpkin patch is open daily all season (weekdays, too!) and is filled with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes, as well as some really cute photo-ops. On weekends, during their Fall Festivals, you can opt to take a hayride to their larger, 5-acre pumpkin patch for the ultimate pumpkin-picking experience. Their Fall Festivals also include more than 20+ all-ages activities and attractions, hayrides, their 6-acre interactive “Reba McEntire’s Country Music” corn maze, corn cannons, apple blasters, food trucks, face painting, and more! While you’re at the farm, be sure to pick your own apples (while supplies last), visit with their farm animals, and shop their farm market for Fall-inspired goodies such as their jams, jellies, cider, pies, and, of course – their own homemade apple cider donuts!
519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882

The best pumpkin picking in NJ this fall

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Go pumpkin picking amongst the vines at R and J Farm. Photo Credit: @nicoleclemmer.

Atlantic County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

R and J Farm
Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, then put your pumpkins to the side and make your way through the corn maze.
Open daily starting September 16
723 W. Herschel St., Galloway, NJ 08215

Sahl’s Father Son Farm
Your littles will have a fall day of fun here, from pumpkin picking in NJ and hayrides to an animal farm and corn maze.
Open starting September 25
420 West Pestalozzi Street, Galloway, NJ 08215

Bergen County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Abma’s Farm
Hayrides, pumpkin picking, and a barnyard petting zoo—your littles will have so much fun riding to the pumpkin patch and petting the adorable animals. Tickets need to be purchased online.
Open starting September 25; the dates vary; check ahead
700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff, NJ 07481

Demarest Farms
Named one of the best places to pick pumpkins in New Jersey, this place includes pumpkin picking, tractor rides, farm market shopping, and more. Reserve your picking spot online before you go. Don’t miss the new Halloween light show.
Open September 23 for picking your own pumpkins
244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale, NJ 07642

DePiero’s Country Farm
Enjoy the pumpkin patch and sip on fresh-pressed and hot apple cider.
Late September pumpkin picking dates: check the website for updates
156 Summit Avenue,
Montvale, NJ 07645

Secor Farms
This year, hayrides begin in mid-September. Also, enjoy fresh-pressed apple cider, homemade apple cider donuts, and more.
Public hayrides begin September 16
85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah, NJ 07430

Burlington County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Indian Acres Tree Farm
Wander through a giant hay bale maze, a rope maze, and a magic patch, and then pick up a plump pumpkin. There are barrel train rides, too.
Pumpkin picking starts September 23
111 Tuckerton Rd., Medford, NJ 08055

Johnson’s Corner Farm
If you’re looking for pumpkin picking in NJ, look no further than Johnson’s, where you can take a hayride to the fields. Check out their Harvest Festival Weekends and Weekdays, where you can enjoy live music, a corn maze (weekends only), gem mining, food tents, and more.
Pumpkin picking hayrides starting September 9
133 Church Rd., Medford, NJ 08055

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm has a “Park N’ Pick” route you follow in your car. Check in, then explore the apple picking stop, pumpkin picking area, sunflower fields, and corn maze. Don’t forget to stop by the Farm Market for a variety of offerings. 
Pumpkin picking is available starting September 8
2691 Monmouth Rd., Jobstown, NJ 08041

Camden County- Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Springdale Farms
Head to the farm for a fun hayride and find the best pumpkin this fall with the fam. Afterward, explore the farm to snap selfies with scarecrows, blow-up pumpkins, and more.
Pumpkin picking begins on September 30-October 29
1638 South Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003

Essex County- Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Fairfield Farms
Fall is the best time of the year at Fairfield Farms, with activities like hayrides, a child-friendly corn maze, a rope maze, a pumpkin slingshot, and, of course, pick your own pumpkins.
The Fall Season activities start September 16
177 Big Piece Rd., Fairfield, NJ 07004

Gloucester County- Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Hill Creek Farms
Hill Creek Farms has 14,000 apple trees, lots of u-pick opportunities, a pumpkin patch, and fun family activities. The kiddos can also dig for buried treasure at the Gem Mining Company and ride the Barrel Train Express.
Opens for fall on September 15, Friday-Sunday
1631 State Highway 45, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

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Let your littles wander amongst the pumpkins at Schaefer Farm. Photo Credit:  @hail_lif 

Hunterdon County- Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Melick’s Town Farm
Bring the family for a ride to the pumpkin patch to pick out pumpkins and gourds for carving and fall decorations.
Pumpkin Picking is available every weekend in October
472 County Road 513, Califon, NJ 07830

Phillips Farms
Pumpkins, grapes, and apples are ripe for the picking. And you can even take a tractor ride to the pumpkin patch.
Pumpkin picking begins in October. Check their Facebook page for updates. 
564 Milford-Warren Glen Rd, Milford, NJ 08848

Schaefer Farms
Set in the heart of Hunterdon County, your crew will have fun picking pumpkins, seeing the adorable farm animals, getting lost in the corn maze, sampling fall treats, and more.
Pumpkin Picking is available on weekends beginning September 23
1051 County Route 523, Flemington, NJ 08822

Mercer County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Terhune Orchards
Enjoy barnyard fun at this family-favorite farm in New Jersey this fall. Pick from over 15 varieties of pumpkins in September and October—check ahead for picking availability.
Fall Family Fun Weekends start September 16
330 Cold Soil Road (pick your own pumpkins location), Princeton, NJ 08540

Lee Turkey Farm
Once you sign up to be a Lee Farm Picking Club member, you can pick all the pumpkins your kids find and then head to the corn maze, saying hi to the turkeys along the way.
Pumpkin Picking will be available in September
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520

Oasis Family Farm
Oasis Family Farm is excellent for littles to pick pumpkins and then hit the Fun Zone, where they can play, climb, and explore.
Pumpkin Picking is available starting September 23
3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Middlesex County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

VonThun’s Country Farm Market
Have a fun fall day with the fam picking pumpkins and apples, taking hayrides, going through the corn maze, riding pedal karts, and soaking up all the fall feels.
Fall Festival Weekends starting September 16
519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction, NJ 08810

Giamarese Farm & Orchard
This season, there will be pumpkin picking, a hayride, a corn maze, and pony rides for the whole family to enjoy. Check for updates on when to visit their Facebook page.
Pumpkin picking starts September 16
155 Fresh Ponds Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816

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Don’t forget to snap a pic at the Pumpkin House at Happy Day Farm in Manalapan, NJ. Photo Credit: @happydayfarmnj

Monmouth County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

A. Casola Farm
Get ready for pumpkin picking and fall fun at this family-run farm offering hayrides, a petting zoo, pony rides, a corn maze, and a sunflower maze on the weekends.
Fall arrivals starting September 9
200 State Road Route 34, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Battleview Orchards
Pick your pumpkins for the fall season, and catch a hayride on the weekends starting in September.
September dates available
91 Wemrock Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728

Bullock Farms
Have a fun day running through the corn maze, taking a hayride, and pumpkin picking on over one hundred acres of farmland. Littles will love climbing into the corn crib (sandbox), climbing a straw mountain, and petting farm animals.
Pumpkin picking starts September 16
83 Emley’s Hill Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

Happy Day Farm
If you’re looking for some of the best pumpkin patches in NJ, look no further than Happy Day Farm. Their patch is open all week, with a Fall Festival every weekend. Your family will love all the fun activities like the feeding zoo, corn maze, hay maze, pedal carts, tractor rides, and more.
Fall Festival tickets are available starting September 1
106 Iron Ore Road (tickets for fall festival online only), Manalapan, New Jersey 07726

Maple Leaf Farms
Come to the Fall Funfest and try some pumpkin picking. See a bull-riding show and pig racing, and enjoy some country tunes.
Fall Funfest opens on September 16
161 Hwy. 34, Holmdel, NJ 07733 
525 Route 9 South, Manalapan, NJ 07726 

Red Wagon Farm
The largest pick-your-own pumpkin patch in New Jersey, there are over 100 kinds of pumpkins, including “Giant Prize Winner” pumpkins, all you can pick right off the vine. There is a second location for more fall fun.
Opening day September 23
437 State Rte 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726
136 Applegarth Road, Monroe Township, NJ

Wemrock Orchard
Pick your own pumpkins, take a hayride through their fall-themed farm, and explore the giant corn maze that takes up over 5 acres of land.
Check for updates
100 Wemrock Rd., Freehold Township, NJ 07728

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Grab a wagon and hit the pumpkin patch at Red Wagon Farm Market. Photo Credit: @andotman

Morris County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Alstede Farms
Head to Alstede Farms pumpkin picking in Chester, NJ. You’ll have a family day of fall fun by picking your pumpkins to decorate your home for fall. And if you’re looking to mix it up, don’t settle just for orange—there are white varieties, green and gold gourds, and squash.
Pumpkin picking starts in September
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930 

Conklin Farms
Choose from thousands of pumpkins in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Then sample some apple cider, take a haunted hayride, and try to win a 100-pound pumpkin.
Open starting September 23
Vreeland Avenue, Montville, NJ 07045

Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill
Get lost in the vines as you search for the perfect pumpkin to pick, and then head to their farm store (located inside their 1950s barn) for delicious apple cider and fresh donuts.
Pumpkin Picking starting in September
104 State Park Rd., Chester Township, NJ 07930

Hillview Farms
This farm is strictly picking, with apples in September and apples and pumpkins in October. Stop by the farm market to take fresh local produce and goods.
Pumpkin picking starts in October
223 Meyersville Road, Gillette, NJ 07933

Ort Farms
Known as “the most spacious farm in Morris County,” Ort Farms is home to all the fun fall activities you expect during the season. Do some leaf peeping, enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch, and search for your perfect pumpkins.
Pumpkin picking starts in September; activities run until October 31
25 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853

Riamede Farm
If you want to cut the pumpkin straight from the vine and visit early in the season, Riamede is the farm for you. Riamede also has apple cider donuts. Don’t miss their apple-picking too.
Open for the season in August
122 Oakdale Road, Chester, NJ 07930

Stony Hill Farms
This New Jersey pumpkin patch is open until October and is known for growing gigantic pumpkins for all to pick and enjoy. Tickets can be purchased online for a discount.
Pumpkin picking is available from late September-October
15 North Rd., Chester, NJ 07930

Wightman Farms
Head over for a day of Autumn Harvest fun at Wightman Farms on weekends, where you can pick your pumpkin from their field, along with a ton of other fall activities and apple picking.
Autumn Harvest Fest on Saturdays and Sundays
1111 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960

Ocean County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Argos Farm
With a huge selection of giant pumpkins and tiny ones, tall to fat, you can pick your pumpkins right off the vines. Plus, don’t miss out on all the fun around the farm, like the corn maze, wagon rides, farm market, pig races, and more.
Pumpkin picking starts September 16
1250 Lacey Rd., Forked River, NJ 08731

Passaic County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Farms View
Enjoy fresh cider and donuts as you take a fun family hayride to pick your pumpkins in the patch.
Pumpkin picking and hayrides are available starting September 
945 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne, NJ 07470 

Salem County

Coombs Barnyard
Check out their Barnyard Bash with pumpkin picking, barrel train rides, barnyard animals, and a corn maze. Don’t miss their flashlight corn maze at night.
Barnyard Bash, every Sunday in October
20 NJ-77, Elmer, NJ 08318

Somerset County

Norz Hill Farm and Market
Wander through a corn maze, find the perfect pumpkin, a Kid’s Corner, a Farm Market, and more. If you want a scare, visit Scare Farm, which has three haunted attractions.
Fall Harvest Days start September 9
120 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

Snyder’s Farm
Hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin picking, food, and a giant slide—what more fall fun can you ask for? Kids can play games like a rubber duck race, hop on a pony, climb through a tunnel, and find corn cannons and a bounce house too.
Weekends only starting on September 30
586 So. Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873

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It’s time for pumpkin picking in New Jersey and Insta-worthy pics. Photo Credit: iStock/Feverpitched

Sussex County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Heaven Hill Farm
This farm has it all—food, carnival rides, apple cannons, sand art, pig races, and, of course, pumpkins. The Great Pumpkin Festival is a full day of fun for the whole family.
The Great Pumpkin Festival starts on September 16
451 State Route 94 Vernon, NJ 07642

Sussex County Strawberry Farm
Take a hayride to pick from pumpkin varieties like Sugar, Jack O’Lantern, White Lumina, Mini, and Gourds. After you’re done, you can also pick up fresh local apples and mums and enjoy fresh local cider.
Open 7 days a week
565 Route 206 North, Andover, New Jersey, 07821 

Tranquility Farms
Pumpkin launchers, hayrides, the cow train, and so much more for the fall. Food and live music will be available also.
Fall Fest 2023 starts September 23
47 Decker Pond Road, Andover Township, NJ 07821

Warren County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Donaldson Farms
Fall is a long-time family tradition at Donaldson Farms, where you can take a pumpkin-picking hayride to the patch and apple orchards. On weekdays, you can grab a wheelbarrow and walk to the fields to the pumpkins.
Pumpkin Picking starts the last weekend in September
358 Allen Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Longmeadow Farm
Pick your own apples, raspberries, and pumpkins. And don’t miss the preserves, fruit butter and spreads, flowers, honey, and vegetables.
The 9th Annual Harvest Festival is on October 7
561 Blairstown Road (County Road 521), Hope, NJ 07844

VonThun Farms
VonThun’s second location also offers all the favorite fall activities. That means you can have a fun fall day with the fam picking pumpkins and apples, taking hayrides, going through the themed “Reba” corn maze, barnyard basketball, and more.
Fall Festival Weekends starting September 16
438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882

Where are you going pumpkin picking in NJ this fall?

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