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. 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.

Here is the best pumpkin picking in NJ this fall:

Atlantic County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

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: The Cornfield of Terror is closed for the 2020 Fall Season.
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
723 W. Herschel St.
Galloway, NJ 08215 

609-593-6180

Sahl’s Father Son Farm
From pumpkin picking in NJ and hayrides to an animal farm and corn maze, your littles will have a fall day of fun here.
Open September 26 on Thursday and Friday from 4PM – 7PM, and Saturdays from 10AM – 7PM
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 daily September 28 – October 31, Monday – Friday 1PM – 5PM, Saturday 9AM – 5:30PM
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.
Farm open daily from 8AM – 6:30PM
Pumpkin picking starts approximately September 19
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.
Open daily from 8AM – 6PM
Pumpkin picking available September through October
156 Summit Avenue,

Montvale, NJ 07645
(201) 930-8678

Secor Farms
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.
Open daily from 9AM – 5PM
Pumpkins available from September 14 through October 31
85 Airmont Ave.,
Mahwah, NJ 07430
201-529-2595

Burlington County – Pumpkin Picking in NJ

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, where you can enjoy live music, a corn maze, gem mining, food tents, and more.
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
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 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 areseven days a week, so be sure to book ahead of time on their website.
Open weekdays from 9AM – 12PM, weekends from 9AM – 3PM
Pumpkin picking available starting in October
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.
Open Monday through Thursday, 11AM – 7PM, and Friday through Sunday 8AM – 6PM
Hayrides weekends start at 10AM, Weekdays 1PM-5PM
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.
Open Monday through Saturday from 8AM – 7PM
Saturdays from 11AM – 4PM
Pumpkin picking available in October
901 Bridgeton Pike
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062

856-478-2500

Hunterdon County- Pumpkin Picking in NJ

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.
Open daily from 9AM – 6PM
Pumpkin Picking 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 October 3.
Pumpkin Picking available on weekends beginning September 26 through October
Open Monday through Saturday, 9:30AM – 6PM, Sunday 10AM – 5PM
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.
Pumpkin picking available September through October
Open Monday through Friday 9PM – 6PM, and Saturday & Sunday, 9AM – 5PM
330 Cold Soil Road (pick your own pumpkins location)
Princeton, NJ
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.
Open Monday through Saturday from 9AM – 6PM, and Sunday from 2PM – 6PM
Pumpkin Picking available September through October
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 available from September 26 through November 1
Open daily, 12PM – 7PM
Oasis Family Farm
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.
Open Monday through Friday from 10AM – 6:30PM, and Saturday & Sunday 9AM – 6PM
Fall Festival Weekends from September 19 through November 1, 10AM – 5PM
519 Ridge Rd
South Brunswick, NJ 08852
732-329-8656

Giamarese Farm & Orchard
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.
Open Wednesday through Sunday, 10AM – 6PM, and Sunday from 10AM – 3PM
Pumpkin picking in October
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.
Beginning October 7
Open daily from 9AM – 6PM
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

Battleview Orchards
Pick your pumpkins for the fall season and be sure to catch a hayride on the weekends starting on September 29.
Open Monday through Sunday from 9AM – 6PM
Pumpkin Picking available September 22 – October 30
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.
Open daily from 9AM – 5PM
Pumpkin Picking and Fall Fest starting September 12
Holmdel, NJ 
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, don’t forget to bring your camera, mama, there are a ton of great insta-worthy photo-ops for the cutest fall photos.
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
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.
Saturdays and Sundays, 10AM – 5:45PM
Pumpkin picking available September 19 through October
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.
Open daily from 9AM – 5PM
Pumpkin picking available September through Halloween
100 Wemrock Rd
Freehold Township, NJ 07728

732-431-2668

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 a variety of different pumpkins from orange and white, to munchkins, to gourds and squash.
Open daily from 9AM – 6PM
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.
Open Thursdays through Sundays from 10AM-5PM, open Columbus Day
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 19), you’ll want to make more than one trip.
Open Monday through Saturday from 8AM-7PM, Sunday from 8AM-6PM
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.
Open daily from 10AM-5PM
Pumpkin picking available from Late September through October
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.
Open daily from 8AM-6PM
Autumn Harvest Fest on weekends, from 9AM-5PM

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

609-693-3513

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.
Open Monday through Saturday from 9AM – 6PM, and Sunday from 9AM – 1PM
Pumpkin picking and hayrides available from September 28 through October 31
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.
Open Monday through Saturday 9AM-5PM, Sunday 10AM-5PM
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.
Open daily from 9AM – 5PM
Pumpkin PIcking available from September 26 through November 1
Hayrides available on weekends from 10AM – 5PM
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.
Open Monday through Friday from 10AM – 6:30PM, and Saturday & Sunday 9AM – 6PM
Fall Festival Weekends from September 19 through November 1, 10AM – 5PM
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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