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20 Pumpkin Patches in NYC & Nearby That Kids of All Ages Will Love

20 Pumpkin Patches in NYC & Nearby That Kids of All Ages Will Love

You don’t have to leave the city to find the perfect pumpkin; there are plenty of places to go pumpkin picking in NYC and nearby with your family.

For families living in New York City, the only thing scarier than Halloween is having to leave NYC for pumpkin picking. Fortunately, there are several pumpkin patches in NYC where families can go pumpkin picking without traveling too far. But if a day trip to a farm or orchard outside the city is on your family’s fall fun to-do list, we’ve also included a few places to pick pumpkins in New Jersey, Westchester, Rockland, and Long Island that are within approximately a 1-hour, 30-minute drive! And you're sure to find the perfect one to carve into a jack-o'-lantern. As with anything these days, it’s a good idea to call before heading out to confirm pick-your-own availability and hours.

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Pumpkin Patches in NYC

1. Queens Botanical Garden 

43-50 Main St., Flushing, Queens
Hours: Oct. 16-31, Saturday-Sunday, 8am-6pm
Admission: $10; $12 children ages 4 and older, which includes a pumpkin and activity kit; free for kids younger than 4 

If you’re looking for the perfect fall photo op, you’ll find it at QBG this fall. Ticket fee includes admission to both the pumpkin patch and the garden, so you will have plenty of chances to snap the perfect autumn shot. Kids can also meet and take pictures with costumed nature creatures roaming the farm. For adults 21 and older, available are harvest and pumpkin-themed beers and ciders for purchase. 

Why we love it: Can’t decide on the perfect pumpkin? Get them all! Extra pumpkins are just $6 each. 

2. Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, Queens
Hours: Oct. 1-30, daily, 11am-4:30pm
Admission: Pumpkins priced by size.

October is pumpkin month at Queens County Farm. Enjoy the crisp fall air as you wander through the patch to scoop up the perfect pumpkin. Walk the farm grounds and soak in some New York history. This farm is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York state, dating back to 1697.

Why we love it: Enjoy on-site hayrides and a 3-acre interactive corn maze.

3. Green Meadows Farm

3159 Flatbush Avenue, Marine Park, Brooklyn 
Hours: Sep. 25-Oct. 31, Saturday-Sunday (plus Monday, Oct. 11, and Wednesdays Oct. 6-Nov. 2), 11am-5pm.
Admission: $12 ages 2 and older 

Located in Aviator Sports Center on Floyd Bennett Field, this pumpkin patch offers hayrides, 10 different tractors for kids to explore, a farm playground, a milking cow, a bulldozer to operate, a roller slide, and more, plus a free pumpkin with admission. Partake in the Halloween Candy Hunt the last two weekends in October, then come back in November for a pumpkin-smashing good time. 

Why we love it: Midweek hours are available for homeschoolers and little ones, plus there’s a petting zoo so your crew can feed some friendly farm animals. 

4. Vale Park

111 N. 12th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Hours: Sundays, Oct. 18 and 25, 11:30am-3pm
Admission: Admission is free. Pumpkins are priced by size. 

The William Vale, a luxury hotel in Williamsburg, lures in pumpkin pickers with its seasonal patch, where you can select your favorite and then customize it at the craft tables or create a scarecrow to take home.

Why we love it: Kids can get busy crafting while Mom and Dad sip warm beverages like hot chocolate, apple cider, or mulled wine. 

5. Decker Farm

Historic Richmond Town, 435 Richmond Hill Road, Staten Island
Hours: Oct. 2-31, Saturday-Sunday (plus Monday, Oct. 11), 11am-5pm
Admission: Online: $9; $4 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger (plus service fee). At door: $11; $4 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger. Tickets on sale now. Check the website for details.

This pumpkin patch features pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Complete with photo-ops and fall decorations, you’re sure to experience a picture-perfect moment as you decide which pumpkin to take home. And don’t miss the Pumpkin Chucking, Snack Wagon, Living History Demonstrations, and more!

Why we love it: Watch the kids try to solve a maze made completely of hay bales.

6. Greenside Up Garden Center

2777 Arthur Kill Road, Rossville, Staten Island
Hours: Oct. 1-31: Monday-Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
Admission: Free admission. 

In addition to selecting the perfect pumpkin for their jack-o’-lanterns, kids can enjoy inflatables, pumpkin painting, a corn maze, games, and prizes. Plus, there’s a snack shack and you can book Halloween or birthday parties to celebrate the season.

Why we love it: For fans of thrills and chills, Greenside Up has a haunted house for adults on weekends. Call up the babysitter and enjoy a spooky night out! 

Pumpkin Picking in Westchester County

1. Outhouse Orchards

139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 9am-5:30pm; arrive within the first hour of your admission and finish within your reservation time slot.
Admission: Reserve a ticket online for entrance and parking at the orchard for one vehicle: $15, plus $2.73 fee covers all people inside the vehicle. At the farm, you can purchase bags for apple picking, corn maze tickets, or browse the country store. Pumpkins sold by the pound.

You’ll find a wide selection of pumpkins, gourds, and Halloween decorations that will get you in the fall spirit as soon as you lay eyes on their pumpkin patch (all pumpkins are vine free). Pick your favorite pumpkin and staff will weigh it for you at the check-out tent.

Why we love it: The 2021 corn maze is ready for you to solve. See if you can find your way out.

2. Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm

1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights
Hours: Anticipated opening for pumpkins is Oct. 1: Wednesday-Monday, 10am-4:30pm. Check Harvest Calendar for exact dates.
Admission: Check back for details.

The 2021 season celebrates the 105th year of harvest at Wilkens. When you’re done choosing your pumpkin, get lost in the corn maze that gets a new and updated design each year.

Why we love it: It also offers pick-your-own apples, peaches, nectarines, and Christmas trees.

3. Stuart's Fruit Farm

62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs
Hours: Pumpkins now available; daily, 9am-6pm
Admission: Check back for details

You can select your perfect pumpkin for decorating, carving, or just to have for décor. Visit the farm stand to buy a pre-picked pumpkin, gourds, Indian corn, and corn stalks.

Why we love it: An on-site bakery offers pies, apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, muffins, scones, and other treats for sale.

4. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard

130 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
Hours: Farm store: Monday-Sunday, 9am-6pm. Call for pumpkin availability.
Admission: $15 for apple picking. Children ages 3 and younger are free.

Primarily an apple orchard, this farm grows other seasonal produce, and the pumpkin patch is now open.

Why we love it: Each ticket includes access to the orchard, live music, fresh doughnuts, and farm store shopping.

Find even more pumpkin patches in Westchester in our full list!  

Pumpkin Picking in Rockland County, NY

1. Dr. Davies Farm

306 Route 304, Congers
Hours: Exact times for pumpkin picking not available at press time. Online reservations available and walk-ins welcome. Check the website for details.
Admission: The pumpkin patch is free to walk but pay for all that you pick (pumpkins range from $3-$40).

Grab your wagon or wheelbarrow and come on down to the pumpkin patch at this farm—it’s been family run since 1891. You can even take hayride to the patch (optional at $10), or go apple picking while you’re here, too.

Why we love it: They sell mouthwatering delicious homemade doughnuts and cold and hot apple cider.


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Find even more pumpkin patches near Rockland County in the full guide.

Pumpkin Picking Near Bergen County, NJ

1. Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farm Lane, Chester
Hours: daily, 9am-6pm (last admission to pick-your-own is 5pm). Pumpkins anticipated to be available mid- to late September. Check the website for updates.
Admission: Exact prices for pumpkin picking not available yet. Check the website to make reservations in advance online (it’s a little cheaper than purchasing at the door and guarantees your entry) 

Alstede Farms offers orange and white pumpkins, munchkins, gourds, and assorted winter squash—all available in u-pick! Pony and tractor-pulled wagon rides are offered daily (for an extra fee). Plus, you can visit with and feed some of the farm’s animals. 

Why we love it: Sunflower, evergreen, and corn mazes are on-site and included with pick-your-own admission.


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2. Demarest Farms

244 Wierimus Road, Hillsdale
Hours: Sept. 18-Oct. 31, Thursday-Sunday, 8am-5pm. Visits limited to your reservation time frame. Arrive promptly at your scheduled time. If you arrive late, you’ll still be asked to leave at the end of your reservation time.
Admission: Use the online reservation system: $7 ages 2 and older (includes free parking and entrance to the pumpkin patch), plus $12 for the largest pumpkin that you pick. Free for children younger than 2.

Open since 1886, this farm is a staple in Bergen County. Hayrides still aren’t being given right now, so wear shoes for walking on uneven surfaces. No outside items allowed including strollers, backpacks, and purses. Pro tip: Come later in the day and stay for the Halloween Light Show, a drive-through experience available Sept. 17-Oct. 31 (advanced reservations required).

Why we love it: Save room for the farm’s delish apple cider doughnuts, washed down with fresh apple cider. 


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3. Secor Farms

85 Airmont Ave., Mahwah
Hours: Pumpkin picking typically goes from mid-September until the end of October, daily, 9am-4:30pm. Check the website for details.
Admission: Pricing varies depending on size of pumpkin. 

Walk to the decorated pumpkin patch to find the best pumpkin to take home. Scattered in the pumpkin patch, you’ll also find fun decorations for photo ops. In addition to pumpkins, it carries a large selection of gourds, jack-be-little pumpkins, corn stalks, and Halloween decorations. And don’t forget the corn maze!

Why we love it: Check out the farm’s market, which carries a variety of New York state apples, fresh-pressed apple cider, and homemade apple cider doughnuts.


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4. Stony Hill Farms

15 North Road, Chester
Hours: Late September-October, daily, 10am-5pm (last entry is at 4pm). Call or check Facebook for u-pick availability.
Admission: Entry fee starts at $7.99 (online). Pumpkins range from $2.99-$19.99

In addition to picking pumpkins, general admission guests can enjoy hay rides to fields (available weekends only), picnic areas, the Barnyard Board Game, Tile Maze, and Noah’s Ark Playground. And if you choose a higher ticket option, you’ll get access to the giant and mini corn mazes and trike racing. 

Why we love it: As if there weren’t already enough fun in store, you can also add on gem mining and duck races.

Find even more pumpkin patches in New Jersey by reading the full list.

Pumpkin Picking on Long Island

1. Dees Nursery

69 Atlantic Ave., Oceanside
Hours: Through Oct. 23: Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm. 
Admission: $8.99 per family up to 6 ($1 each additional person). Individual activity prices vary. 

Pick and paint your perfect pumpkin, take a ride on a pony, mine for gems and fossils, feed the farm animals, go on a spooky walk, enjoy freshly roasted corn, and more. 

Why we love it: Plus, the nursery is pet-friendly! Bring Fido (as long as he’s on a leash).

2. Fairview Farm

19 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton
Hours: Through Nov. 8: Friday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
Admission: $12; $10 children ages 4-11; free for children 3 and younger

Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, or squash, shoot corn from a cannon, lose yourself in an 8-acre corn maze, and more. 

Why we love it: Fairview’s corn maze spans approximately 2 miles of paths, with two bridges which allow spectacular views of surrounding farmland, Mecox Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean!

3. F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm

26 Pinelawn Road, Melville
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Hours: Through Oct. 31: Monday-Friday, 12-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-5pm
Admission: $10; free for children ages 16 months and younger. Pumpkins are an additional fee.

Hayrides, mini golf, photo ops, and access to the playground are all included in your admission at this family farm. On weekends, there’s even more fun, including pony rides, a petting zoo, haunted corn trail, and a haunted house (all require an additional fee).

Why we love it: Want a taste of Halloween but your kids aren’t ready for a full haunted house? The farm offers a daytime walkthrough of the haunted house, with the lights turned on and no actors.

4. Hick’s Nurseries

100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
Hours: Through Oct. 31: daily, 8am-6pm.
Admission: Free. Pumpkins are priced by size.

Hicks boasts a myriad of fall harvest selections, including cinderella pumpkins, cheese pumpkins, mystic pumpkins, peanut pumpkins, acorn and butternut squash, fairy tale squash, gooseneck squash, turban squash, and many more. Kids can take pictures with Otto the Ghost (he’s friendly!) and walk-thru his animated story. 

Why we love it: Fall foodies will love the selection of pumpkins for their baked food spreads.

5. White Post Farms

250 Old Country Road, Melville
Hours: Through Oct. 3: Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Oct. 9-24 (plus Oct. 11), Saturday-Sunday, 9am-6pm.
Admission: $32.95 (+tax); free for children younger than 15 months. Pumpkins: $0.69 per pound.

Fall Festival weekends at White Post Farms feature pumpkin picking, an animal farm, pony rides and train rides (both require an extra fee), sing-along hayrides, pumpkin painting, a variety of family shows, tasty treats, and more.

Why we love it: In addition to getting up close to the farm’s animals, kids can hand- or bottle-feed some of the animals (for an extra fee).

Find even more pumpkin patches on Long Island in our full list!

Here at NYMetroParents, we've got everything you need to have a safefun, and festive fall and Halloween season.  Whether it is pumpkin or apple picking, getting lost in a corn maze, making Halloween crafts or finding costumes and decorations, we're here to help. 

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