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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. 15-30, Saturday-Sunday, 8am-6pm
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. 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. 1-29, Mon-Fri, 12-4:30pm; Sat-Sun and Mon., 10/10, 10am-4:30pm
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. Enjoy on-site hayrides and a 3-acre interactive corn maze.

3. Green Meadows Farm

3159 Flatbush Avenue, Marine Park, Brooklyn 
Hours: Pumpkin picking: Sep. 24-25, Oct. 1-2, 8-10, and 15-16; Candy Hunt Oct. 22-23 and 29-30; Pumpkin Smash November 5-6 &12-13 
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. 

4. Vale Park

111 N. 12th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Hours: Fall Block Party: Pets Day Oct. 15 and Kids Day Oct. 22, 1-4pmBring the whole family, including your pups of course, and celebrate the season by picking and painting pumpkins, dressing up for a costume parade, and eating decadent fall treats! We can’t wait to see your costumes and creativity at our urban pumpkin patch in Vale Park.

5. Decker Farm

Historic Richmond Town, 435 Richmond Hill Road, Staten Island
Hours: Weekends in October; 11am-5pm
Decker Farms 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!

6. Greenside Up Garden Center

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

Pumpkin Picking in Westchester County

1. Outhouse Orchards

139 Hardscrabble Road, North Salem
Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 9am-5pm; arrive within the first hour of your admission and finish within your reservation time slot.
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.

2. Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm

1335 White Hill Road, Yorktown Heights
Hours: Starting Oct. 1, Wednesday-Monday, 10am-4:30pm (closed Tuesdays)
The 2022 season celebrates the 106th 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.

3. Stuart's Fruit Farm

62 Granite Springs Road, Granite Springs
Hours: Pumpkins now available; daily, 10am-5pm
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. An on-site bakery offers pies, apple cider, apple cider doughnuts, muffins, scones, and other treats for sale. Hayrides on weekends (11am-5pm) offer the full farm experience!

Pumpkin Picking in Rockland County, NY

1. Dr. Davies Farm

306 Route 304, Congers
Hours: Daily, 10am-4pm
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 or go apple picking while you’re there, too.


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 4:30pm). 
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. 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.
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). 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: Open daily Sep. 17-Oct. 32, 9am-5:30pm. 
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! 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)
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.

Pumpkin Picking on Long Island

1. Dees Nursery

69 Atlantic Ave., Oceanside
Hours: Through Oct. 30, Saturday-Sunday, 11am-5pm. 
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. 6, weekends and Oct. 10, 10am-6pm
Pick your own pumpkins, gourds, or squash, shoot corn from a cannon, lose yourself in an 8-acre corn maze, and more. 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. 30: Monday-Friday, 12-5pm; Saturday-Sunday plus Oct. 5, 10 and 24, 10am-5pm
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).

4. Hick’s Nurseries

100 Jericho Turnpike, Westbury
Hours: Through Oct. 30: 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. Fall foodies will love the selection of pumpkins for their baked food spreads.

5. White Post Farms

250 Old Country Road, Melville
Hours: Weekends & Columbus Day, Oct. 2, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 22, 28, 29, 30. Gates open 9:30am-4:30pm Stay until 6pm

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. 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).


Here at Rockland Parent, 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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