Where to Pick Your Own Pumpkins in New Jersey

BY  |  Friday, Sep 14, 2012 10:00am

The cooler, crisp nights are a sign that autumn will soon be here, but I always know it’s coming when Starbucks rolls out its Pumpkin Spice Latte. Pumpkin is really what autumn is all about to me. And pumpkin picking with my family is an autumn tradition.

Here’s a list of great Pick Your Own Pumpkin Farms in New Jersey that offer much more than just pumpkins. You’ll find corn mazes, hayrides, delicious food and more. And apples are still ripe for picking:

Demerest Farms
244 Wierimus Road
Hillsdale, NJ, 07642.
Hours: 10 am – 4:30 pm.
Cost: $5 per person for hayride. Kids under 2 get a free hayride.

Alstede Farms
84 County Route 513 (old route 24)
Chester, NJ, 07930
Hours: 8 am – 7 pm.
Cost: $5 per person (children under 2 are FREE!) (includes a $3.00 coupon towards purchase AND FREE hayrides to the picking areas)

Horse Sleigh Farms
438 Route 57 W
Washington Township, NJ 07882
Hours: Closed on Monday, Tuesday-Thursday 11 am – 5 pm, Friday – Sunday 11 am – 11 pm
Cost:  $0.70/lb


Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Hours: Fall Family Fun Weekends – Saturday & Sundays, September 22 to October 28 from 10 am – 5 pm

Conklin Farm U-Pick
65 River Road., Montville, NJ
Hours: 10 am – 6 pm

Wightman’s Farm
1111 Mount Kemble Road
Morristown, NJ, 07960
Hours: 8 am – 6 pm

Donaldson Farms
358 Allen Road
Hackettstown, NJ 07840
Hours: 12 pm – 5 pm daily

Heaven Hill Farm
451 Route 94
Vernon, NJ, 07462
Hours:  Pumpkin Land Festival  is open daily from September 22 -November 4.
Cost: $9 per person / children under 2 Free

Fairfield Farms
177 Big Piece Road
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Hours: 10 am – 5:30 pm

Sussex County Strawberry Farm
565 Route 206 North
Andover, NJ, 07860
Hours: Opens for pumpkin picking the first weekend in October

Farm View
945 Black Oak Ridge Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Hours: Monday – Saturday 9 am – 6 pm, Sunday 9 am – 5 pm

Melick’s Town Farm
170 Oldwick Road
Oldwick, NJ 08858
Take a horse drawn wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch where you can select your own pumpkins still growing on the vine.
Hours:  9 am – 6 pm

Ward’s Pumpkin Patch
553 Route 17
Ridgewood, NJ
Kids can take a barrel ride around to get pumpkins
Hours: 10 am – sunset

How do you like your pumpkin: In a pie, a cake, your coffee or carved into a Jack O’Lantern?

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