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. Are your littles ready for pumpkin picking? Scroll down to find a family-friendly pumpkin patch near you. For more fall fun, go apple picking in NJ and check out these familyfriendly farms. (featured photo taken at Red Wagon Farm Market in Manalapan)

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, then put your pumpkins to the side and make your way through the corn maze.
Open daily starting September 17
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 26 plus Saturdays in October and weekdays from October 3-28, closed Sundays.
W700 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 starting September 17 for the light show and September 24 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.
Check their website for pumpkin picking 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 17
85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah, NJ 07430

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

Indian Acres Tree Farm
Find the 36 scarecrows hidden in their small giant mazes, and then pick up the perfect pumpkin. There are maze and pumpkin picking birthday parties too.
Pumpkin picking starts September 24
111 Tuckerton Rd., Medford, NJ 08055

Johnson’s Corner Farm
If you’re looking for 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 10
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, making 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

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, wander around the farm and find tons of photo ops with scarecrows, blow-up pumpkins, and more.
Pumpkin picking begins on October 1-October 30
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, 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

Gloucester County- Pumpkin Picking in NJ

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.
Pumpking picking starts in September
1631 State Highway 45, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

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

Hunterdon County- Pumpkin Picking in NJ

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

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

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 starts in October
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, eating delicious food, and more.
Pumpkin Picking is available on weekends beginning September 17
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—just check ahead for picking availability.
Fall Family Fun Weekends start September 17
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 (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 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 26
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 more. For pumpkin picking, head to the Main Patch with a hayride.
Fall Festival Weekends starting September 17
519 Ridge Rd., South Brunswick, NJ 08852

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

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

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 10
200 State Road Route 34, Holmdel, NJ 07733

Battleview Orchards
Pick your pumpkins for the fall season, and be sure to catch a hayride on the weekends starting in September.
Check their website for pumpkin picking opening information
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 17
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 mountain, pedal carts, tractor rides, and more.
Pumpkin Picking and Fall Festivals starting September 10
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, pig racing, and enjoy some country tunes.
Pumpkin Picking starting September 17
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 to pick from, including “Giant Prize Winner” pumpkins, all that you can pick right off the vine. New this year, there is a second location for more fall fun.
Pumpkin picking starts September 17, cash only
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.
Pumpkin picking is available in September 
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, complete with picking your own pumpkins to decorate your home for fall. Choose from various pumpkins, from orange and white, to 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 too.
Open starting September 24
Vreeland Avenue, Montville, NJ 07045

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

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. Soak in the changing fall foliage, enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch, and search for your perfect pumpkins.
Pumpkin picking starts in September
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 cheese and sugar pumpkins (great for making pies). Don’t miss their apple picking too.
Open for the season in September
122 Oakdale Road, Chester, NJ 07930

Stony Hill Farms
This New Jersey pumpkin patch is open until October growing gigantic pumpkins for all to pick and enjoy. Tickets can be purchased online for a discount.
Pumpkin picking available from Late September
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 own pumpkin from their field, along with a ton of other fall activities and even 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’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.
Pumpkin picking starts September 18 
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 own pumpkins in the patch.
Pumpkin picking and hayrides are available starting September 24
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. You can also sign up for Pay It Forward Pumpkins, a pumpkin flower arranging event that encourages gratitude and kindness.
Barnyard Bash starting September 23
20 NJ-77, Elmer, NJ 08318

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 want a scare, visit Scare Farm with three haunted attractions.
Fall Harvest Days start September 11
120 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

Snyder’s Farm
Hayrides, a corn maze, pumpkin picking, food, and music—what more fall fun can you ask for? Kids can play games
Weekends only starting on October 1
586 So. Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873

Sussex County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

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 on September 17
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, corn, and mums and enjoy fresh local cider.
Pumpkin Picking available starting in October
565 Route 206 North, Andover, New Jersey, 07821 

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 2022 starts September 24
47 Decker Pond Road, Andover Township, NJ 07821

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 apple orchards. On weekdays, you can grab a wheelbarrow and walk to the fields to the pumpkins and decorative Indian Corn.
Pumpkin Picking starting September 24
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 1
561 Blairstown Road (County Road 521), Hope, NJ 07844

VonThun Farms
VonThun’s second location is also offering 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 corn maze, riding pedal karts, and more.
Fall Festival Weekends starting September 17
438 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ 07882

Where are you going pumpkin picking in NJ this fall?

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