Best Places for Pumpkin Picking Long Island – when October hits and it will soon be Halloween, then what can be more fun that going to pick your own pumpkin? Have a look at our great list of pumpkin patches in Long Island.
It’s a good idea to contact the pumpkin patch you want to visit to make sure they have plenty of pumpkins before you set out.
5698 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
The star attraction at the 78 acre Harbes Orchard is the “breathtakingly beautiful apple orchard, ideal for family-friendly picking. Featuring 27 different varieties, the orchard uses an innovative trellis system to grow apples that are within reach of even the smallest of hands. We also offer an assortment of fun activities and delicious fall treats.
ROBIN HOOD CORN MAZE
ORCHARD PUMPKIN PATCH
Windy Acres Orchard
3810 Middle Country Rd, Calverton, NY 11933
Windy Acre Farm have lots of upick fruit at various times throughout the year (check their Facebook for what is current) it includes:
- white peaches
- yellow peaches
- sour cherries (on the farmstand, not upick)
They also have sunflowers for you to cut and a corn maze in the Fall.
Wickham’s Fruit Farm
28700 Main Rd, Cutchogue, NY 11935
Wickham’s Fruit Farm is “located on 28700 Main Road, PO Box 928, in Cutchogue, Long Island, about 90 miles east of New York City. Wickham’s fruit is grown on some of the oldest continually cultivated land in the country, much of the farm dating from 1661. Wickham’s Fruit Farm is an historic, bicentennial farm, beautiful to behold against the sparkling waters of Peconic Bay.
It is one of the largest farms on the North Fork, approximately 300 acres, of which 200 acres are in fruit, all of which is retailed at the farm. The emphasis is on fruit of the highest quality, and all fruit sold is guaranteed.
A very large proportion of Wickham farm land has been placed in Suffolk County’s Farmland Preservation program, which means that for generations to come, this land is “forever agriculture.”
Wickham’s Fruit Farm is a family enterprise which has taken pride in producing and marketing the choicest of fruit. The retail market is open usually from May through December from Monday through Saturday. Wickham’s is closed on Sundays, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas.”
At Wickham’s there are u-pick strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, apples and pumpkins.
Milk Pail U-Pick Farm
50 Horsemill Ln, Water Mill, NY 11976
Milk Pail U-Pick Farm. “Bring your family and friends to enjoy a day on our u-pick farm in the Hamptons at 50 Horsemill Lane, Watermill. Pick your own apples from our trees and pumpkins from the vine. We grow over twenty apple varieties throughout the months of September and October.
Our dwarf apples trees are the perfect height for all ages. Select your own great Halloween pumpkins from our patch filled with all sizes, shapes and colors. We grow pumpkins from Minis to 150 pounds plus! We have over 60 different varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds all grown on site. We also serve coffee, hot cider and other treats from our Fresh Market.
We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Starting Saturday of Labor Day Weekend) from 10am to 5:30pm throughout September and October.”
6361 NY-25A, Wading River, NY 11792
The May family has been farming on Long Island since the late 1800’s. They have U-Pick Sweetpeas and Pumpkins, but all other fruit is on the farmstand.
“Originally the farm was located in Melville. In the early 1980’s the operation was moved to its current location at 6361 RT. 25A, Wading River, Long Island, NY. We grow a large selection of annuals and perennials in our greenhouses, which are available at our farm stand. We also sell wholesale to local garden centers and have many years of experience supplying plants to local schools and organizations for fundraising plant sales.
In our fields, we grow many varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, including sweet corn, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, melons, cucumbers, squash, string beans, pumpkins and much more. We sell these at our farm stand 7 days a week. In June we open our fields for sweet pea picking. In October, we feature Pumpkin Picking, along with a corn maze, hayrides, pony rides and much more.
We also have many delicious varieties of May’s Farm Jams and Jellies, and you’ll love our fresh hot roasted sweet corn!”
Waterdrinker Family Farm & Garden
663 Wading River Rd, Manorville, NY 11949
At Waterdrinker Family Farm “Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality plants to ensure your gardening success. Whether your garden is classic, modern, or eclectic, you’re bound to find the right choice from our constantly changing inventory of plants from our greenhouses.
It’s all about family at the farm! Acres and Acres of Family Fun!
Sunflower Fields, Barnyard Animals, Mini Golf, Tractor Pedal Cars, Obstacle Course, Wooden Playland, Family Photo Spots & more!
HAY RIDES (Saturday & Sundays from 11am-4pm)
WATERDRINKER EXPRESS (Sat-Sun from 11am-4pm)
JUMBO JUMP PAD
TRACTOR PEDAL CARS
210 Manor Rd, Huntington, NY 11743
Starflower Experiences is “an educational organization that helps people improve their relationship with the earth by better understanding and appreciating the world around them and pursuing actions leading to lifestyles that are more harmonious with the earth and its life.”
You can enjoy their Sunflower Festival, generally in July, and have fun with live music, games, crafts and face painting.
They also have a ‘Harvest Celebration’ event in the fall where you can pick pumpkins, carve pumpkins and let the kids enjoy storytelling and face painting.
A poster for their Sunflower Festival from a previous year (of course this year will have different dates – so please do check it!)
GARDEN OF EVE ORGANIC FARM
4558 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901
Garden of Eve farm, founded in 2001 by environmental advocates Chris and Eve Kaplan-Walbrecht, is dedicated to providing delicious organic vegetables, fruits and beautiful flowers and to “making changes in the world by living them.”
“Looking for something fun to do with the whole family? How about an authentic, one-of-a-kind farm experience that you will never forget? You and your group can explore the farm and have fun learning about where food comes from. Kids will be kept busy for hours, and when you are done, you can enjoy the other attractions including the farm animals, hay mountain, cafe, market and more!
Meet and pet our baby animals! Includes lambs, goats and chickens and chicks. Includes admission to our Family Fun Fields , Kart track, Bounce Town, and Tulip Fields (in the spring).”
Check their website or Facebook for events going on throughout the year.
Don’t miss the Sunflower Festival in July/August. Pick sunflowers, hide in the sunflower maze, enjoy our hayride through the sunflowers, taste sunflower oil and sunflower seeds.”
Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms on Bagatelle!
6 Bagatelle Rd, Dix Hills, NY 11746
At Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms “Join us for your yearly pumpkin picking tradition or create a new one with us here at Schmitt’s. During the Fall season our pumpkin patch is open seven days a week. Stop in to find the perfect one for your porch and take your pick of the many sizes, shapes and colors!
Local Fall Treats
It’s also the time to chow down on homemade, locally sourced and produced fall food items. Each year we have all your classic fall goodies including roasted corn, our famous apple cider donuts and more! We’re always trying new items like our homemade pumpkin or apple ice cream! Don’t forget to check out the wide assortment of baked goods and bring home one of Grandma’s homemade pies.
Rides and Activities
At our farm you’ll find and rides and activities suitable for families, especially young kids! Rides include a hayride, animal train ride, and duck races. It is a really nice day for everyone.”
An example of Fall Fun – check with the website to see what’s on this year.
Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm
2287 Sound Ave, Calverton, NY 11933
Located in Baiting Hollow; Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm “strive to grow and distribute fresh quality vegetables to the local people of Long Island and NYC.”
Rottkamp’s have a sunflower maze and pick your own pumpkins.
F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm
26 Pinelawn Rd, Melville, NY 11747
Fall is our favorite season here at F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm. “Why, you might ask? Because it’s a continuation of a decades old tradition wherein parents bring their children to pick their own pumpkins, Bill, Ferdie and the other farmers give hayrides, and families have a time to reconnect as the long hot summer comes to a close. Continue your family tradition or start a new one, this fall at F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm in Melville.
The Best Pumpkin Picking on Long Island! One of the joys of the fall season is picking out your very own pumpkin that’s perfect for you. It’s a rite of passage, and a fall tradition that can’t be beat. The quest for the perfect pumpkin is one that befalls both young and old. In order to make the perfect jack-o-lantern, you need the perfect pumpkin. In order to make the best porch decoration, you need the perfect pumpkin. And in order to bake the most delicious fall pies, you need the perfect pumpkin.”
While you are there you can also pick sunflowers or vegetables.
812 Sound Ave, Calverton, NY 11933
Lewin Farms is a family farm now in the fourth generation. “We were the first pick your own farm on Long Island and are continuing that long tradition with a wide variety of u-pick fields throughout the spring summer and fall. We also continue into the winter with our cut your own Christmas trees at our baiting hollow nursery. Over the years our crop offerings have become more and more numerous and diversified to cater to the wants of our customers. We hope you and your family plan a trip out to visit our families farm in the near future.
Strawberries : Late May-June
Raspberries: Late June through early September
Blueberries : Late June – mid-August
Blackberries : Late July – Late August
Peaches : Mid July – Mid September
Apples : Late Aug/September – Into November
Pumpkins/Gourds : mid/late September – Late October
- Christmas Trees. Cut your own
6211 N Country Rd, Wading River, NY 11792
At Conzella’s Farm they grow:
“Strawberries: We grow approximately 9 different varieties of strawberries, each having a different time for fruiting. All of the varieties that we grow are selected for the best possible flavor. All of our fields are mulched with straw, which keeps the berries from coming into contact with the ground insuring that the fruit is clean and free of dirt when harvested.
Peas: We grow Traditional English Peas. We also grow Snap Peas, which are eaten like a snap bean. The mature plant produces delicious edible pods and sweet, full-size peas.
Tomatoes: The rich, sweet, complex taste of freshly picked tomatoes is unmistakable, and you will find it at our farm. We grow beefsteak and plum tomatoes, red and yellow grape tomatoes, red, yellow, orange, chocolate, and black cherry tomatoes, and two varieties of heirloom tomatoes. All of our tomatoes are trellised, and grown on black plastic to insure that they are of the best possible quality.
Beans: We offer three different varieties of Green Bush Beans, each of which produces a very high quality dark green bean with a slim pod and excellent eating quality. We also offer one variety of Bush Wax Bean, and one variety of Romano Bush Bean.
Pumpkins: Our pumpkins are of the highest quality, ranging in size from 3 to 30 lbs, all with strong handles and a deep orange color. They are available beginning the end of September.
Sunflowers: The iconic symbol of summer. Grown with care in our fields, we cut and bunch daily for the maximum enjoyment in the vase. Use new, fresh water and cut two inches off the bottom every other day.”
641-681 Victory Ave, Brookhaven, NY 11719
Glover Farms was started in 1952. “Kenneth Glover Sr. purchased a large piece of land to begin a career farming. After spending his whole life on his family farm, it was the only thing he knew how to do. Now entering our third generation, we still share Kenny Sr’s goal of providing the public with only our freshest produce.
After the potato business took a hit, Kenny Glover Sr. had to find another source of income on the farm. He decided to give strawberries a try and they boomed! Making Glover Farms one of the first U-Pick Strawberry farms on Long Island.
After Kenny’s son, Kenny Glover Jr. got involved in the farm business, they decided to provide the public with another holiday fun crop. They began growing pumpkins for the October holiday and made a corn maze for some family fun!
While you’re at the farm you could see our super friendly goats and some of our chickens. You can also feed them right out of your hand!”
Green Meadows Farm New York
224-65 76th Ave, Queens, NY 11364
Green Meadows Farm New York is not too far away and hosts a whole number of events throughout the year, including Easter Egg Hunts and Meeting Baby Animals Day.
“The Baby Animals Are Here! Come discover our new little additions to the Green Meadows Farm family. So many NEWBORN BABY ANIMALS plus all of our amazing other farm animals — PONIES, ALPACAS, LLAMAS, CALVES, PIGS, SHEEP, GOATS, BUNNIES, and more.
Pumpkins, petting zoo and hayrides, oh my! At Green Meadows Farm Brooklyn, we strive to create family fun events for you and your family to enjoy, complete with an exciting and hands-on approach to learning throughout the year.
Consider us the world’s coolest (educational) playground. Can’t wait to see you on the farm!”
See our round up post of some of the best farms in Long Island or more Pumpkin patches near me.