Fall Family Fun Things to do

Top 10 Pumpkin Patches Near Jersey City

Written by JCFamilies

If you’ve already brought out your coziest sweaters and lit all of your fall scented candles, your fall bucket list probably includes visiting a pumpkin patch. We’re here to help you check that off of your list! Along with picking out your perfect pumpkin, you and your family can explore corn mazes, sip on some yummy cider, go apple picking and much much more Here’s our list of the Top # Pumpkin Patches Near Jersey City.

Please make sure to call and check each farm’s website as they are subject to change depending on the weather and picking conditions. 

Ward’s Pumpkin Patch

552 Route 17 North Ridgewood, NJ 07450

Located in Ridgewood, NJ, Ward’s Pumpkin Patch is a short drive from Jersey City! You can choose from a vast seasonal selection of locally grown produce and homemade goods. Ward’s is open from 10 AM to sunset every day in October. This is a perfect addition to our list of Top # Pumpkin Patches Near Jersey City! Please note they are taking every necessary precaution and safety measure in response to COVID-19 and will announce their guidelines soon.

Heaven Hill Farm

451 NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ 07462

A 1982 roadside fruit and vegetable stand grew into a full-service Garden Center, Nursery, Farm Market and go-to spot for seasonal events! Create fun fall memories with your family during at Heaven Hill Farm where they take their pumpkins seriously. Enjoy the Great Pumpkin Festival which is the largest fall festival in Nothern New Jersey! You can enjoy their corn mazes, hayrides, pig races and so much more! You can purchase tickets in advance so that your spot is secured.

Elwood Pumpkin Farms

1500 E Jericho Turnpike, Huntington, NY 11743

Elwood Pumpkin Farms is a Long Island farm grows their own pumpkins, making it one of the few places where you can pick them right off the vine. Make sure you plan ahead and bring cash! They do not accept credit cards. They are taking full precautions when it comes to COVID which include face coverings, social distancing, and limited capacity.

Green Meadows Farm(CLOSED)

3159 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234

We all know a tree grows in Brooklyn. But what about a pumpkin? Well kind of! Green Meadows Farm in Brooklyn’s Barren Island is transformed into a farm and petting zoo with a pumpkin patch every weekend in October!

With $9 admission your day includes:

Kid-friendly Haunted House
Visit with Friendly Animals
Enjoy a Hayride
Milk a Cow
Play in our Corn Box
Sit on a Real Bulldozer
Try the Giant Hay-wagon Slide
Bunny Barn
Barnyard Playground

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy the feeling of picking your own fruits and vegetables, jamming to live entertainment, family-friendly events and so much more at Alstede Farms! You have to pre-purchase the PYO ticket online.Each guest that enters the fields has to have a ticket with them that includes an entry fee. Read more about their precautions and policies here.

Ripple Hill Farm(CLOSED)

181 Mountain Road, Basking Ridge

Ripple Hill is a small family-owned and operated farm located in Basking Ridge, NJ which is located about 40 minute from downtown Jersey City! They offer pick-your-own apples on Sundays through October from 12 PM – 2 PM. Pumpkins become available in October and they have them available at the farm stand for purchase. Check out their Facebook page for up to date picking information and availability.

Terhune Orchards

330 Cold Soil Road Princeton, NJ 08540

The pick-your-own patch at Terhune Orchards allows you to choose from pumpkins of all shapes and sizes! They also have a ton of events happening in the fall months. Weekend activities also include music, pony rides, scavenger hunts and a corn maze. Call the farm store at 609-924-2310 or visit Look at the Pick-Your-Own Schedule to check on availability–each season brings a slightly different timing. Pumpkin picking is available at the main location on Cold Soil Road. Pick-your-own amongst the five acres in the pumpkin patch!

Demarest Farms

244 Wierimus Rd Hillsdale, NJ 07642

Demarest Farms is  Bergen County’s only pick your own peach orchard, apple orchard, and pumpkin patch. Demarest Farms Reservations are required for this season. The season begins on September 19th and the cost: $7 per person, which includes free parking, and entrance to pumpkin patch. You get to pick the largest pumpkin you can carry for $12. You also get an apple cider donut and a cup of fresh-pressed cider! They also have a Pumpkin Picking Movie Night on select dates!

R and J Farm Corn Maze and Hayride

723 Herschel St, Egg Harbor City, NJ

Offering so many more attractions such as a corn maze, jumping pad, and a farm stand. Take a leisurely ride on one of their hay wagons and stop at the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin to take home with you! They are opening September 19th this season. 

Oasis Family Farm

3 Circle Drive Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Oasis Family Farm isn’t only a perfect place for pumpkin picking, but is an amazing playground for the aspiring paleontologist! They have several attractions including fossil digging, a gem mining is and fun zone. Its unique attractions earn this autumn oasis a spot on our list of Top # Pumpkin Patches Near Jersey City! They are opening September 29th- November 1st this season.

Happy Day Farm

106 Iron Ore Rd, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726

Happy Day Farms is open for the season. Join them for the most Instagrammable farm. Their pumpkin houses and pumpkin patches are ready for you to enjoy. Tractor rides are included with admission. Admission: Adults & Children $14 Children 1 and under are always free! Admission pricing applies to adults and child.

Heaven Hill Farm

Heaven Hill Farm is about an hour and a half away from downtown Jersey City. There are a ton of activities at Heaven Hill farm that include pumpkin picking, hay maze, farm animals, farm store, hayrides, and so much more! They are taking full precautions during COVID. They will be open from Saturday Sept 12th through Sunday, November 8th, 2020 and you can purchase tickets in advance here.

Minard’s Family Farm

250 Hurds Road, Clintondale, NY

Located an hour and a half a way from Downtown Jersey City, Minards offers a ton of fun fall activities. They are now open for apple picking and pumpkin picking as well. The ripening schedule is approximate, depending on the growing season. Customers should call 866-632-7753 to verify which varieties are available for picking and at the farm stand. They will be open every weekend from September 12th through November 1st from 10 am till 6 pm. Every Friday is parent appreciation day from 11am till 5pm when parents can listen to music and savor a free bag of kettle corn while the kids enjoy all the activities. Your purchase of our Regular Wristband ($14.00) includes unlimited play at the bouncy pillow, sand pit, chalk bus, petting zoo, spider web, pony hop, barnyard football and baseball, tug of war, tic-tac-toe, apple checkers, pumpkin bowling, tire mountain, peddle carts, corn maze and corn hole.

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