Best Places for Pumpkin Picking New Jersey – 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 New Jersey. 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.
R and J Farm Pumpkin Patch
723 W Herschel St, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Melick’s Town Farm
472 County Rd 513, Califon, NJ 07830, United States
At Melick’s Town Farm “we grow it ourselves. For nearly 300 years, the Melick family has provided our community with delicious, locally grown, farm fresh fruits and vegetables! We also sell plants, shrubs, jams and jellies, baked goods, gifts, and even Christmas trees—all the products that people have come to rely on from the Melick family since about 1725.
When it’s fall, every family should plan at least one trip to the farm to select the perfect pumpkins for your jack-o-lanterns and home decorations.
At Melick’s Town Farm in Califon, plan to join us on weekends in October for a horse drawn wagon ride out to the pumpkin patch where you can select your own pumpkins still growing on the vine. We also have hay wagon rides at the Cider Mill and Orchards in Oldwick, and we have a large selection of pumpkins at all our locations and farmers’ markets.”
91 Wemrock Rd, Freehold, NJ 07728
Battleview Orchards is a “family owned and operated farm, located in Freehold, New Jersey, harvests locally grown fruits and invites the public to “Pick Your Own” New Jersey Strawberries, Sour Cherries, New Jersey Peaches, Nectarines, New Jersey Apples, and Pumpkins. Battleview Orchards is the oldest Pick Your Own orchard in New Jersey!
The Country Store is open all year. It features our own Fresh Pressed Cider and our famous Apple Cider Donuts, along with quality fresh fruits and vegetables. The Country Store has a full line of freshly baked pies, breads and baked goods. Fruit and Vegetable Platters, Gift Baskets, and a large variety of gourmet items are available. Try our family recipes or join us at one of our Seasonal Events.”
Pumpkin picking is available from the end of September until the end of October.
Demarest Farms for Pumpkin Picking in New Jersey
244 Werimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ 07642
Demarest Farms was “founded in 1886 and has since been a staple within the Bergen County Community. Offering a variety of activities, including peach picking, apple picking, and pumpkin picking, the farm is the perfect spot for family-fun. The farm market offers plants, produce, fresh baked goods, and more for all of its guests to enjoy!”
Pick Your Own Pumpkins begins in mid September.
Join us during the most spooky time of year and experience the amazingly spooktacular Halloween Light Show. Take your vehicle on a guided tour through 32 acres of brilliant Halloween light displays, enjoy our farm fresh goodies in our retail farm market. warm-up by the fire pits, • Make your own S’mores and Hot Coco.”
Atlantic Farm Market
1506 Atlantic Ave, Manasquan, NJ 08736
Atlantic Farm Market was “purchased in 2020, the Torode family owns and operates Atlantic Farm Market. A staple in Monmouth County for over three decades, the Torode family is dedicated to the continuation and preservation of this New Jersey landmark. Their goal and commitment for Atlantic Farm Market is to provide a family-oriented environment where locals and visitors alike can create lasting memories throughout every season.
Our farmers market and petting zoo are open to the public from April through December. Atlantic Farm Market also offers seasonal events throughout the fall, winter, and spring seasons.
At Atlantic Farm Market, we take pride in providing a safe and family-friendly environment for animals and visitors of all ages. We work tirelessly to ensure each one of our animals has the love and care they deserve – and that our guests have an opportunity to get up close and personal with them.
It’s never a bad time to swing by to pet, feed, and take photos with our four and two-legged friends.
A staple in Central NJ, Atlantic Farm Market offers the perfect fall experience. Stroll our family-friendly pumpkin patch, catch a hayride, or get lost in a corn maze. And don’t forget to say hi to our adorable animals along the way”
Happy Day Farm – Pumpkin Patch NJ
106 Iron Ore Rd, Manalapan Township, New Jersey 07726
Happy Day Farm is run by Farmer Tim. “In 2012, Tim took his love and passion for family and farming and purchased an abandoned 70-acre farm in Manalapan, New Jersey which officially launched Happy Day Farm. Tim utilized the portion of land to plant pumpkins and hold Fall Harvest activities including a corn maze, zoo, horse shaped swings, pedal carts and more.
In 2016, Tim purchased an additional 60 acres adjacent to the farm, making Happy Day Farm a total of 130 acres. The farm has now expanded to include u-pick blueberries, raspberries, sunflowers, lavender and zinnias and much more!
In October, the pumpkin patch is open 7 days a week. There is no admission fee to pick a pumpkin on Monday through Thursday. Just pay for what you pick!”
191 NJ-34, Matawan, NJ 07747
Cheesequake Farms are family run. “We are Linda & Bob, 4th & 5th generation farmers in the Old Bridge area and proud to be celebrating our 40th year of farming at Cheesequake Farms. Our two farms are located in Old Bridge, the heart of central New Jersey. We grow top quality flower and vegetable plants, hanging baskets, perennials, bedding plants, pumpkins, gourds, squash and many other crops. Halloween and fall are spectacular at the farm!!
Quality pumpkins of every, shape, size and color are available to pick in the fields or in the farm market. We also grow a multitude of gourds, fall harvest vegetables, straw bales and corn stalks. The market and greenhouses have been transformed to celebrate the autumn season. Walk through mums of every color and choose from the many Halloween decorations to suit everyone’s style from whimsical to traditional. Don’t forget the straw bales or the corn stalks!
Last but not least, take a hayride at either of our locations to the pumpkin field to find the PERFECT pumpkin. It will be a day to remember and your home will look gorgeous when you have brought your pumpkins home.
Come enjoy the fall season at Cheesequake Farms. We look forward to seeing you in the pumpkin patch!”
223 Meyersville Rd Gillette, NJ 07933
Hillview Farms has been growing fruit and vegetables for the local community and further afield for almost 150 years.
“Family-owned and operated, we farm fresh fruits and vegetables right here in Gilette, New Jersey. Stop in to our General Store and pickup today’s produce, fresh eggs and honey and feel good about the quality of your food. We are dedicated to providing you with the freshest fruit and vegetables, as well as eggs, cider, and homemade pies. Whether you pick them from our fields or from our General Store, you will not only bring home healthy and healthful ingredients, you are doing a great thing in supporting your local farmers.”
Pick your own pumpkins in October.
Abma’s Farm Market, Greenhouse & Petting Zoo
700 Lawlins Rd, Wyckoff, NJ 07481
Come on down to the farm and visit our Barnyard Petting Zoo at Abma’s Farm! “Visit our goats, sheep, alpaca, donkeys, ponies, bunnies, pigs, and more! Check out one of a kind features like our goat walk, duck pond, and ‘Bunnyville’.
The Barnyard is a fun and educational experience for the whole family to enjoy. All ages are welcome! Open all year round.
Our goats, sheep, cows, and alpaca love snacking on animal crackers. Our bunnies love snacking on carrot tops. Please only feed them the tops; carrots themselves contain too much sugar for bunnies.
If you would like to feed the animals, you may purchase animal crackers and carrot tops (must purchase whole carrots) from our market. We also have an Abma’s Farm feed bucket for purchase at the Barnyard. Bring your bucket back every time you visit for a refill!
Come in the fall for pumpkin picking!”
330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ 08540
Terhune Orchards have a farm store that is open all year. They sell “fresh fruits, vegetables, homemade baked goods, local gourmet goodies, jams, and local honey. And don’t miss our own apple cider and apple cider donuts!” They have their own vineyard and winery, with wines made from grapes grown at Terhune Orchards. They run a ‘Read and Pick’ program for kids. “Read and Pick is a great way to introduce your young child to the fun of the farm. Read and Pick is an innovative program that combines hands on experience on the farm with an educational program and listening to a story highlighting that activity.” Check their website for the program schedule.
“Don’t forget to pick-your-own pumpkins in our Cold Soil Road pumpkin patch. On our five acres of jack-o-lantern pumpkins, with so many to choose from, you’re sure to find just the perfect pumpkin for you. Pumpkin picking starts the third weekend in September.”
91 Crab Apple Hill Rd, Milford, NJ 08848
Phillips Farms is “dedicated to improving the quality of life for its customers, the community and employees by growing fresh, flavorful and healthy fruits and vegetables while simultaneously being responsible stewards of the land. Embrace the outdoors. Connect with the uniqueness of local agriculture. Visit and explore the farm and farmer markets. See what fresh and flavorful really can mean.
Come enjoy a relaxing day at the farm and have yourself a family adventure. Many of our customers tell us tales of growing up and going with their families to blueberry or apple picking every year. This is an inexpensive and enjoyable day of fun for both kids and adults. We invite you and your family down to our farm for an old-fashioned day of wholesome entertainment.”
You can pick your own pumpkins in October.
1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930
Alstede Farms “is an ever-changing invitation to enjoy the best earth has to offer. Each season brings new fun for your family and new flavors to your table. And that’s why every visit to Alstede Farms is a discovery. We wish to make all of your visits to Alstede Farms memorable. Whether you stop in for a fresh, juicy peach, visit our friendly farm animals with your grandchildren, or simply seek quiet solace and escape from the rat race by visiting our farm; we are dedicated to operating a family farm that contributes to your quality of life. Stop in and experience the warmth that our family brings to Alstede Farms.
Alsteded Farms do pumpkin picking. Fall brings the bright warm colors of harvest and we celebrate all of our glorious crops. Choose from orange or white pumpkins, munchkins, gourds and assorted winter squash and decorate your space and life for fall.”