The Best Pumpkin Picking Patches And Farms In NJ

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It’s that time of year for all things pumpkin—lattes, decor, food, and of course, one of our favorites— pumpkin picking in NJ. Along with hayrides (tame and scary), cutting a fresh pumpkin from its stem can give you all the fall feels. And it’s one of the best ways to celebrate the season since a pumpkin patch is outside in the crisp, fall weather. Are your littles ready for pumpkin picking? Scroll down to find a family-friendly pumpkin patch near you. And if you’re looking for NJ apple picking, head over to NJMOM’s Apple Picking Guide and don’t miss our Family Friendly Farms to Visit This Fall.

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Here is the best pumpkin picking in NJ this fall

Atlantic County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

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

R and J Farm
Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, and then put your pumpkins to the side and make your way through the corn maze. Note: If you get lost in the corn maze, ask a “corn cop” for help.
Open daily starting September 18
723 W. Herschel St., Galloway, NJ 08215 
609-593-6180

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
609-965-9300

Bergen County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Abma’s Farm
Hayrides and pumpkin picking have been redesigned with social distancing in mind—that means hayrides, pumpkin picking, and scarecrow making are ticketed events purchased ahead of time online.
Open starting September 15 for scarecrow making and September 25 for hayrides and pumpkin picking
W700 Lawlins Road, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
201-891-0278

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. This season, reserve your picking spot online before you go. Don’t miss the new Halloween light show.
Open starting September 17 for the light show and September 18 for pick your own pumpkins
244 Wierimus Rd., Hillsdale, NJ 07642
201-666-0472

Depiero’s Country Farm
Enjoy the pumpkin patch and sip on fresh-pressed and hot apple cider.
Pumpkin picking available approximately around the last week of September
156 Summit Avenue,
Montvale, NJ 07645
(201) 930-8678

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 18
85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah, NJ 07430
201-529-2595

Burlington County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

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

Johnson’s Corner Farm
If you’re looking for both apple and pumpkin picking in NJ, look no further than Johnson’s, where you can take a  hayride to the fields. And be sure to check out their Fall Festival Weekends and Weekdays, where you can enjoy live music, a corn maze, gem mining, food tents, and more.
Pumpkin picking hayrides starting September 11
133 Church Rd., Medford, NJ 08055
609-654-8643

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm will celebrate their Fall Harvest weekends with Live Music and a fall feast menu throughout September and October. This year, they’re continuing to offer a drive-through experience along their “Park N’ Pick” Route and make stops at the Pumpkin Patch, Apple Orchard, Sunflower Field, and Corn Maze. Reservations are seven days a week, so be sure to book ahead of time on their website.
Pumpkin picking is available starting September 3
2691 Monmouth Rd., Jobstown, NJ 08041
609-353-9000

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, an obstacle course, a rope maze, a pumpkin slingshot, and of course, pick your own pumpkins.
The Fall Season activities start the third week of September
177 Big Piece Rd., Fairfield, NJ 07004
973-227-1011

Gloucester County- Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Mood’s Farm Market
Get your flannels on and head out on a patch to pick your very own pumpkin. And don’t forget to bring shears and a container.
Pumpkin hayrides available in October
901 Bridgeton Pike, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
856-478-2500

Hunterdon County- Pumpkin Picking in NJ

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Let your littles wander amongst the pumpkins at Schaefer Farm. Photo Credit: @haillif22

Melick’s Town Farm
Bring the family for a ride to the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkins for jack-o-lantern making and fall decorations.
Pumpkin Picking is available every weekend in October
472 County Road 513, Califon, NJ 07830
908-439-2318

Schaefer Farms
Set in the heart of Hunterdon County, have fun picking pumpkins with the family, seeing the adorable farm animals, getting lost in the corn maze, eating delicious food, and more. Then at night, the Halloween-themed Farm of Horrors opens on September 25.
Pumpkin Picking is available on weekends beginning September 26 
1051 County Route 523, Flemington, NJ 08822
908-782-2705

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—just check ahead for picking availability.
Fall Family Fun Weekends start September 19
330 Cold Soil Road (pick your own pumpkins location), Princeton, NJ 08540
609-924-2310

Lee Turkey Farm
Once you sign up to be a Lee Farm Picking Club member (the fee is $2 to join and can be used all season), 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 available in September
201 Hickory Corner Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-0629

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 25
3 Circle Drive, Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-7300

Middlesex County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

VonThun’s Country Farm Market
“Your one-stop-shop for fall fun,” Von Thun’s is still offering all the favorite fall activities with COVID-19 guidelines. So you can have a safe fall day with the fam picking pumpkins, apples, taking hayrides, going through the corn maze, riding pedal karts, and more. If you’re picking apples, head to their Walk-To Patch, but if you’re just in the mood for pumpkins, head to the Main Patch with a hayride.
Fall Festival Weekends starting September 18
519 Ridge Rd., South Brunswick, NJ 08852
732-329-8656

Giamarese Farm & Orchard
This season, there will be pumpkin picking, a hayride, and a corn maze with social distancing guidelines, but check-in for updates on when those will be operating on their Facebook page.
Pumpkin picking starting in September
155 Fresh Ponds Road, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 
732-821-9494

Cheesequake Farms
According to Cheesequake Farm, fall and Halloween are “pumpkin time” and one of the most exciting times of the year. Take a fun hayride to find pumpkins of every shape, size, and color throughout their fields and at their farm market.
Check their website for their opening date
2095 US 9, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
732-721-5728

191 NJ-34, Matawan, NJ 07747
732-583-6780

Monmouth County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

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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

Battleview Orchards
Pick your pumpkins for the fall season, and be sure to catch a hayride on the weekends starting on September 29.
Pumpkin Picking available  approximately September 25
91 Wemrock Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 462-0756

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 more.
Fall arrivals starting September 11
200 State Road Route 34, Holmdel, NJ 07733
732-332-1533

Happy Day Farm
If you’re looking for some of the best pumpkin patches in NJ, look no further than Happy Day Farm. Your whole family will have a blast picking pumpkins, with their patch open all week long and then a fun Fall Festival every weekend (plus Fridays in October.) You and your littles will love all the fun activities like the feeding zoo, corn maze, hay mountain, pedal carts, tractor rides, and more. Plus, there are a ton of great insta-worthy photo-ops for the cutest fall photos.
Pumpkin Picking and Fall Festivals starting September 11
106 Iron Ore Road (tickets for fall festival online only), Manalapan, New Jersey 07726
732-977-3607

Red Wagon Farm Market
The largest pick-your-own pumpkin patch in New Jersey, there are over 100 kinds of pumpkins to pick from, including “Giant Prize Winner” pumpkins, all that you can pick right off the vine.
Pumpkin picking starting September 11
437 State Rte 33, Manalapan, NJ 07726
danskeba@yahoo.com

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.
Pumpkin picking is available in September 
100 Wemrock Rd., Freehold Township, NJ 07728
732-431-2668

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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, complete with picking your own pumpkins to decorate your home for fall. Choose from various pumpkins from orange and white, to munchkins, to gourds and squash.
Pumpkin picking starting in September
1 Alstede Farms Lane, Chester, NJ 07930 
908-879-7189

Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill
Get lost amongst the vines as you search for the perfect pumpkin to pick and then head to their farm store (located inside their 1950’s barn!) for delicious apple cider and fresh donuts.
Pumpkin Picking starting in September
104 State Park Rd., Chester Township, NJ 07930
908-879-6593

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. Soak in the changing fall foliage, enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch, and search for your perfect pumpkins. Plus, with so many other activities and a Fall Festival happening all week long (starting September 4), you’ll want to make more than one trip.
Pumpkin picking starting in September
25 Bartley Road, Long Valley, NJ 07853
908-876-3351

Stony Hill Farms
This New Jersey pumpkin patch is open until October growing gigantic pumpkins for all to pick and enjoy. Just be sure to reserve your tickets ahead of time online.
Pumpkin picking available from Late September 
15 North Rd., Chester, NJ 07930
908-879-2908

Wightman Farms
Head over for a day of Autumn Harvest fun at Wightman Farms on weekends, where you can pick your own pumpkin from their field, along with a ton of other fall activities and even apple picking.
Autumn Harvest Fest on Fridays and weekends

1111 Mt Kemble Ave., Morristown, NJ 07960
973-425-9819

Ocean County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Argos Farm
According to Argos Farm, “fall fun begins with a family adventure into the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin,” and we could not agree more. With a huge selection from giant pumpkins to tiny ones, tall to fat, you’ll be able to 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, tug of war, and more—just check ahead to see what’s happening when.
Pumpkin picking starting September 18 
1250 Lacey Rd., Forked River, NJ 08731
609-693-3513

Passaic County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

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Enjoy fresh cider and donuts as you take a fun family hayride to pick your own pumpkins in the patch.
Pumpkin picking and hayrides are available starting September 26 
945 Black Oak Ridge Road, Wayne, NJ 07470 
973-839-1212

Sussex County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Sussex County Strawberry Farm
Take a hayride to pick from various pumpkins like Sugar, Jack O’Lantern, White Lumina, Mini, and Gourds. After you’re done, you can also pick up fresh local apples, corn, and mums and enjoy fresh local cider.
Pumpkin Picking available starting in October
565 Route 206 North, Andover, New Jersey, 07821 
973-579-5055

Warren County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Donaldson Farms
A long-time family tradition at Donaldson Farms, take a pumpkin picking hayride to the patch (and the apple orchard, too.) On weekdays, you can grab your own wheelbarrow and walk to the fields to the pumpkins and even Indian Corn.
Pumpkin Picking starting September 25
358 Allen Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-9122

VonThun Farms
VonThun’s second location is also offering all the favorite fall activities with COVID-19 guidelines. That means you can have a safe fall day with the fam picking pumpkins, apples, taking hayrides, going through the corn maze, riding pedal karts, and more.
Fall Festival Weekends starting September 18 
438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882
908-689-3761

Farms Closed for 2021 Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Atlantic County

Butterhof’s Shady Brook Farm—no pick your own for 2021
Egg Harbor City, NJ
609-965-1285

Camden County

Springdale Farms—no pick your own for 2021
1638 South Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003
856-424-8674

Pumpkin Picking in NJ – New Additions

Burlington County

Indian Acres Tree Farm
Find the 36 scarecrows hidden in their small and giant mazes, and then find the perfect pumpkin. There are maze and pumpkin picking birthday parties too.
Pumpkin picking starting September 25
111 Tuckerton Rd., Medford, NJ 08055
609-953-0087

Gloucester County

Hill Creek Farms
With over 14,000 apple trees and u-pick opportunities, a pumpkin patch, and family fall fun activities. The kiddos can also dig for buried treasure at the Gem Mining Company and ride the Barrel Train Express.
Check their website for September events
1631 State Highway 45, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
856-223-0028

Hunterdon County

Phillips Farms
Pumpkins, grapes, flowers, sunflowers, tomatoes, and vegetables are ripe for the picking. And you can even take a tractor ride to the pumpkin patch.
Pumpkin picking starting in September
564 Milford-Warren Glen Rd, Milford, NJ 08848
908-995-0022

Middlesex County

Stults Farm–no pick your own
146 Cranbury Neck Rd., Cranbury, NJ 08512
(609) 799-2523

Monmouth County

Bullock Farms
On over one hundred acres of farmland filled with a corn maze, hayrides, and pumpkin picking, the farm also has a kids section, Bullock Barnyard. Littles will love climbing into the corn crib (sandbox), going up a straw mountain, and getting lost in a kids maze. There are farm animals too.
Pumpkin picking starts September 17
83 Emley’s Hill Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514
609-758-8726

Maple Leaf Farms
Come to the Fall Funfest and try some pumpkin picking. See a bull-riding show, pig racing, and enjoy some country tunes too.
Pumpkin Picking starting September 18
161 Hwy. 34, Holmdel, NJ 07733 732-946-3802
525 Route 9 South, Manalapan, NJ 07726 732-851-4400

Morris County

Conklin Farms
Choose from thousands of pumpkins in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Then sample some apple cider, regular and haunted hayrides on weekends, and try to win a 100-pound pumpkin too.
Open starting September 25
Vreeland Avenue, Montville, NJ 07045

Hillview Farms
Pick blueberries in July, peaches, and zinnias in August, apples in September, and apples and pumpkin in October.
Pumpkin picking starting in October
223 Meyersville Road, Gillette, NJ 07933
908-647-0957

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 cheese and sugar pumpkins which are great to cook with. Don’t miss their apple picking too.
Open for the season in September
122 Oakdale Road, Chester, NJ 07930
908-879-7762

Ocean County

Emery’s Berry Patch
Which maze is for you? The 7-acre corn maze with the Who Dun It? Clue Game theme or the 2-acre Treasure Hunt corn maze? Plus, pumpkins, hayrides, farm animals, and a farm market too.
Pumpkin picking starting the last weekend of September
346 Long Swamp Road, New Egypt, NJ 08533
609-758-8514

Salem County

Coombs Barnyard
Bring your flashlights for a non-scary corn maze in the dark. And don’t miss the Barnyard Bash with pumpkin picking, barrel train rides, barnyard animals, and a corn maze. Check out their Pay It Forward Pumpkins, a pumpkin flower arranging event that encourages gratitude and kindness.
Barnyard Bash starting October 3
20 NJ-77, Elmer, NJ 08318
609-364-2520

Somerset County

Norz Hill Farm and Market
Wander through a 2-mile corn maze, find the perfect pumpkin, a Kid’s Corner, a Farm Market, and more. If you are looking for a scare, visit Scare Farm with three haunted attractions.
Fall Harvest Days start September 11
120 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844
908-371-2697

Snyder’s Farm
Hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin picking, food, and music—what more fall fun can you ask for? The Fall Festivals start in October.
Fall Festivals start in October.
586 So. Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873
732-496-0441

Sussex County

Heaven Hill Farm
This farm has it all—food, carnival rides, paintball, apple cannons, sand art, a magic show, 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 September 11
451 State Route 94 Vernon, NJ 07642
973-764-5144

Tranquility Farms
Pumpkin launchers, hayrides, the cow train, and so much more for the fall. Don’t miss their apple cider slushies with soft-serve ice cream, and add an apple cider donut on top.
Fall Fest 2021 starts September 25
47 Decker Pond Road, Andover Township, NJ 07821
908-979-0303

Warren County

Longmeadow Farm
Pick your own apples, raspberries, and pumpkins. And don’t miss the preserves, fruit butter and spreads, flowers, honey, and vegetables.
8th Annual Harvest Festival is October 2
561 Blairstown Road (County Road 521), Hope, NJ 07844
(908) 459-5351

Which pumpkin picking in NJ farms will you be visiting this season?

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Melanie Bodner has always had a love for writing, but now she has a new love…being a mom. Before having her kids, Melanie was no stranger to writing or working with children. She wrote for a local newspaper as a reporter and taught English and Dance in a public school. Now Melanie enjoys spending time with her kids, doing yoga, writing and decorating her home. Check out her Instagram @burlapbythebeach.

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  2. Check with vendors– Wemrock isn’t offering any activities this year. Casola isn’t doing pony rides. Glad I checked before heading over.

    • Hi Amy! Yes, always please check with the farms before heading out as programming can change often—especially during these uncertain times.

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