Find out where to go pumpkin picking in New Jersey this fall. Our guide includes pick-your-own pumpkin farms throughout NJ that, in addition to pumpkin patches, offer bonuses for fall visitors, like corn mazes, hayrides, haunted houses, and harvest festivals.
Many Northeast pumpkin farmers are warning of pumpkin shortages this year, due to damage done by Hurrican Irene. So be sure to hit the pumpkin patch early this fall for the best pickin'! We recommend calling ahead to confirm availability.
Abma's Farm Market & Nursery
700 Lawlins Road, Wycoff
Pumpkin picking, pony rides, and hay rides ($5) through October; Saturdays 8am-5:30pm. Weekdays 8am-6pm by appointment only (groups of 20 or more). Offer hayride/pumpkin picking birthday parties in October.
84 County Route 513 (old route 24), Chester
Pick your own pumpkins and gourds through mid November; apples, peaches, raspberries, and other vegetables through October. Pony rides, wagon rides, and moon bounce open Friday-Sunday. Daily hayrides, corn maze, friendly farm animals, and giant hay bale pyramid and tunnel. Open 9am-7pm daily.
244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Pumpkin and apple picking in the fall, Saturday-Sunday and holidays 10am-4:30pm; weekdays 3-4:30pm. Group picking during the week by appointment only.
130 Old Denville Road, Boonton Township
U-pick pumpkins on weekends in October. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, Halloween displays, hay maze, and farm animals. Farm stand with fresh fall produce, garden mums, apples, and apple cider. Field trips and birthday parties by appointment. Open 9am-6pm Monday-Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday.
Pochuck Valley Farm Market and Deli
962 Route 517 (McAfee-Glenwood Road), Glenwood
Pick your own pumpkins, apples, pears, and vegetables in October and November from 9am-4pm daily. Wagon rides available. Farm store and gift shop with pre-picked seasonal produce, apple cider, baked goods, deli, and specialty items. Craft vendors on the weekends. Open Monday-Friday 5am-6pm and weekends 5am-5pm. No pets allowed.
122 Oakdale Road, Chester
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through early November. Free hayrides to pumpkin field on weekends. Open 9am-4:30pm daily.
85 Airmont Avenue, Mahwah
Pick your own pumpkins through October. Hay maze, animal farm, and flower garden. Hayrides offered 10:30am-4:30pm daily. Farm stand open 8am-6pm daily.
Stony Hill Gardens
8 Route 24 (Route 513), Chester
U-pick pumpkins and apples through Halloween from 10am-5pm daily. Wagon rides to fields available. Floral shop, greenhouse, and farm market; open 9am-6pm daily.
Sun High Orchard
19 Canfield Avenue, Randolph
Pick your own pumpkins through October. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch on weekends. Open 9am-6pm daily.
330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton
Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, and apples through October; open 9am-5pm daily. Fall Family Fun Weekends in October with pick-your-own, pony rides, wagon rides, cornstalk maze, farm animals, food, and live music; 10am-5pm, free admission. Parking available. Farm store with homegrown fruits and vegetables, homemade apple cider, bakery, mums, and local foods; open year-round Monday-Friday 9am-6pm, weekends 9am-6pm. One-mile nature trail.
Also see: Our complete guide to Pick-Your-Own Pumpkin Farms in NY, NJ, and CT