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 this year, it’s one of the best ways to celebrate the season since it’s outside, making a pumpkin patch a prime spot to practice social distancing. To get the latest COVID-19 guidelines as well as the pumpkin picking schedules (which vary with each farm), be sure to call ahead or click on the farm’s website. 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.

Psst! We love sharing your adventures around New Jersey. Be sure to tag your pumpkin picking in NJ photos with #NJMOM and @njmom for a chance to be featured.

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 via @nicoleclemmer

R and J Farm
Open daily starting September 19
September 19, 20, 26 & 27 11AM – 6PM, September 21-30, 12PM -6PM
Monday – Thursday 12PM – 6PM, Fridays 12PM – 8PM, Weekends 10:30AM – 8PM, October 31 10:30AM – 4PM
Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, and then put your pumpkins to the side and make your way through the corn maze. Note: The Cornfield of Terror is closed for the 2020 Fall Season.
723 W. Herschel St.
Galloway, NJ 08215 

609-593-6180

Sahl’s Father Son Farm
Open September 26 on Thursday and Friday from 4PM – 7PM, and Saturdays from 10AM – 7PM
From pumpkin picking in NJ and hayrides to an animal farm and corn maze, your littles will have a fall day of fun here.
420 West Pestalozzi Street
Galloway, NJ 08215
609-965-9300

Bergen County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Abma’s Farm
Open daily September 28 – October 31, Monday – Friday 1PM – 5PM, Saturday 9AM – 5:30PM
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.
W700 Lawlins Road
Wyckoff, NJ 07481
201-891-0278

Demarest Farms
Farm open daily from 8AM – 6:30PM
Pumpkin picking starts approximately September 19 
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.
244 Wierimus Rd.
Hillsdale, NJ 07642

201-666-0472

Depiero’s Country Farm
Open daily from 8AM – 6PM
Pumpkin picking available September through October
Enjoy the pumpkin patch and sip on fresh-pressed and hot apple cider.
156 Summit Avenue,
Montvale, NJ 07645
(201) 930-8678

Secor Farms
Open daily from 9AM – 5PM
Pumpkins available from September 14 through October 31
This year, while the hayride and maze are canceled, you can walk to the decorated pumpkin patch to find the best pumpkin to take home. Also enjoy fresh-pressed apple cider, homemade apple cider donuts, and more.
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 at Demarest Farms via @____funnsize

Johnson’s Corner Farm
Open daily from 8AM – 7PM
Pumpkin picking hayrides starting September 12 through November 1, Weekdays from 10AM – 5PM on the hour, Weekends from 10AM – 5PM continuous
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, where you can enjoy live music, a corn maze, gem mining, food tents, and more.
133 Church Rd.
Medford, NJ 08055

609-654-8643

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm
Open weekdays from 9AM – 12PM, weekends from 9AM – 3PM
Pumpkin picking available starting in October

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm will be celebrating their Fall Harvest weekends throughout September and October with Live Music and a fall feast menu created by Sensational Host Catering. This year, they’re offering a drive-through experience where you can drive along their “Park N’ Pick” Route and make stops at the Pumpkin Patch, Apple Orchard, Sunflower Field, and Corn Maze. Reservations are offered seven days a week, so be sure to book ahead of time on their website.
2691 Monmouth Rd
Jobstown, NJ 08041
609-353-9000

Essex County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Fairfield Farms
Open Monday through Thursday, 11AM – 7PM, and Friday through Sunday 8AM – 6PM
Hayrides weekends start at 10AM, Weekdays 1PM-5PM
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.
177 Big Piece Rd.
Fairfield, NJ 07004
973-227-1011

Gloucester County Pumpkin Picking

Mood’s Farm Market
Open Monday through Saturday from 8AM – 7PM
Saturdays from 11AM – 4PM
Pumpkin picking available in October

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.
901 Bridgeton Pike
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

856-478-2500

Hunterdon County Pumpkin Picking

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Let your littles wander amongst the pumpkins at Schaefer Farm via @haillif22

Melick’s Town Farm
Open daily from 9AM – 6PM
Pumpkin Picking available every weekend in October

Bring the family for a ride to the pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect pumpkins for jack-o-lantern making and fall decorations.
472 County Road 513
Califon, NJ 07830
908-439-2318

Schaefer Farms
Pumpkin Picking available on weekends beginning September 26 through October
Open Monday through Saturday, 9:30AM – 6PM, Sunday 10AM – 5PM
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 October 3.
1051 County Route 523
Flemington, NJ 08822
908-782-2705

Mercer County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Terhune Orchards
Pumpkin picking available September through October
Open Monday through Friday 9PM – 6PM, and Saturday & Sunday, 9AM – 5PM
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.
330 Cold Soil Road (pick your own pumpkins location)
Princeton, NJ
609-924-2310

Lee Turkey Farm
Open Monday through Saturday from 9AM – 6PM, and Sunday from 2PM – 6PM
Pumpkin Picking available September through October
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.
201 Hickory Corner Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
609-448-0629

Oasis Family Farm
Pumpkin Picking available from September 26 through November 1 

Open daily, 12PM – 7PM
Oasis Family Farm is great for littles to pick pumpkins and then hit the Fun Zone, where they can play, climb, and explore.
Oasis Family Farm
3 Circle Drive
Robbinsville, NJ 08691
609-259-7300

Middlesex County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

VonThun’s Country Farm Market
Open Monday through Friday from 10AM – 6:30PM, and Saturday & Sunday 9AM – 6PM
Fall Festival Weekends from September 19 through November 1, 10AM – 5PM
“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.
519 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick, NJ 08852
732-329-8656

Giamarese Farm & Orchard
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10AM – 6PM, and Sunday from 10AM – 3PM 
Pumpkin picking in October
This season, there will be pumpkin picking, a hayride, and corn maze with social distancing guidelines, but check-in for updates on when those will be operating on their Facebook page.
155 Fresh Ponds Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816 

732-821-9494

Cheesequake Farms
Beginning October 7

Open daily from 9AM – 6PM
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.
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 Chester, NJ via @happydayfarmnj

Battleview Orchards
Open Monday through Sunday from 9AM – 6PM
Pumpkin Picking available September 22 – October 30
Pick your pumpkins for the fall season and be sure to catch a hayride on the weekends starting on September 29.
91 Wemrock Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
(732) 462-0756

A. Casola Farm
Open daily from, 9AM – 5PM
Pumpkin Picking and Fall Fest starting September 12

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.
Holmdel, NJ 
732-332-1533

Happy Day Farm
Pumpkin Picking available daily from 10AM – 5PM from September 12 through October 25
and Fall Festival on weekends from September 12 through October 25

Daily 10AM – 5PM
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, don’t forget to bring your camera, mama, there are a ton of great insta-worthy photo-ops for the cutest fall photos.
106 Iron Ore Road (tickets for fall festival online only)
Manalapan, New Jersey 07726

732-977-3607

Red Wagon Farm Market
Saturdays and Sundays, 10AM – 5:45PM
Pumpkin picking available September 19 through October

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.
437 State Rte 33
Manalapan, NJ 07726

danskeba@yahoo.com

Wemrock Orchard
Open daily from 9AM – 5PM
Pumpkin picking available September through Halloween

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.
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 via @andotman

Morris County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Alstede Farms
Open daily from 9AM – 6PM
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 a variety of different pumpkins from orange and white, to munchkins, to gourds and squash.
1 Alstede Farms Lane
Chester, NJ 07930 

908-879-7189

Ort Farms
Open Monday through Saturday from 8AM-7PM, Sunday from 8AM-6PM
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 19th), you’ll definitely want to make more than one trip.
25 Bartley Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853
908-876-3351

Ocean County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Argos Farm
Pumpkin picking available weekends starting September 19 through November 1, 10AM – 6PM
Monday – Friday starting September 23 through October 30, 1PM-6PM
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.
1250 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ 08731

609-693-3513

Passaic County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Farms View
Open Monday through Saturday from 9AM – 6PM, and Sunday from 9AM – 1PM 
Pumpkin picking and hayrides available from September 28 through October 31
Enjoy fresh cider and donuts as you take a fun family hayride to pick your own pumpkins in the patch.
945 Black Oak Ridge Road
Wayne, NJ 07470 

973-839-1212

Sussex County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Sussex County Strawberry Farm
Open Monday through Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 10AM-5PM
Pumpkin Picking available starting in October

Take a hayride to pick from a variety of 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.
565 Route 206 North
Andover, New Jersey, 07821 

973-579-5055

Warren County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Donaldson Farms
Open daily from 9AM – 5PM
Pumpkin PIcking available from September 26 through November 1
Hayrides available on weekends from 10AM – 5PM
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.
358 Allen Road
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
908-852-9122

VonThun Farms
Open Monday through Friday from 10AM – 6:30PM, and Saturday & Sunday 9AM – 6PM
Fall Festival Weekends from September 19 through November 1, 10AM – 5PM
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.
438 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ 07882
908-689-3761

Farms Closed for 2020 Pumpkin Picking in NJ

Atlantic County

Butterhof’s Shady Brook Farm—no pick your own for 2020
Open daily from 10AM – 4PM
Egg Harbor City, NJ
609-965-1285

Burlington County

Indian Acres Tree Farm—As of now, not open. Please call ahead for more details.
111 Tuckerton Rd.,
Medford, NJ 08055
609-953-0087

Camden County

Springdale Farms—TBD for pumpkins this season
Open daily from 8AM -7PM 
1638 South Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ, 08003
856-424-8674

Middlesex County

Stults Farm–no pick your own
Open Monday – Friday, 11AM – 6PM, Weekends 10AM-5PM
146 Cranbury Neck Rd,
Cranbury, NJ 08512
(609) 799-2523


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Athena is a former nursery school teacher turned marketing wizard at NJMOM, who lives for fashion and globetrotting. As an aunt to 9 little humans, she loves finding cool new activities to do together that will keep everyone smiling. On any given weekend day, you can find Athena eating all the Greek food at her fave local NJ restaurant, Local Greek, in Princeton. Which, not so ironically, is owned by her big fat Greek family.

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