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Top 12 Pumpkin Patches Near Jersey City

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Top 12 Pumpkin Patches Near Jersey City

If you have 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 some yummy cider, go apple picking, and much more. Here’s our list of the Top 12 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. 

Heaven Hill Farm

451 NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ 07462

Established in 1982, this roadside fruit and vegetable stand has since grown into a full-service garden center, nursery, farm market, and go-to spot for seasonal events! Create fun fall memories with your family at Heaven Hill Farm, where they take their pumpkins seriously. Enjoy the Great Pumpkin Festival, which is the largest fall festival in northern 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.

Melick’s Town Farm

170 Oldwick Road, Oldwick, NJ 08858

This farm is about a 45-minute drive from downtown Jersey City. Melick’s also has two other locations in Califon and Bridgewater (a bit further from us). You can pick your own pumpkins at their Califon location, but they offer a large selection of pumpkins at all of their farm locations. The farm market also has seasonal fruit and vegetables, plants, jams, baked goods, fall decorations, and a variety of country store favorites. Most weekends in September and October, they also have free wagon rides into the orchards and horse-drawn wagon rides at the Califon Orchards. Kids can also enjoy animals, a corn maze, and a tractor ride.

Alstede Farms

1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930

Enjoy the feeling of picking your own fruits and vegetables, jamming to live entertainment, enjoying family-friendly events, and so much more at Alstede Farms! You have to pre-purchase the PYO ticket online

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. Visit the Pick-Your-Own Schedule to check on availability. Pumpkin picking is available at the main location on Cold Soil Road. 

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. You need to visit the website and book your pick-your-own reservation ahead of your visit. The duration time is 1 1/2 hours. Hayrides will be available Saturday and Sunday 8 am to 5 pm and Thursday and Friday 3 pm to 4:30 pm. You also get an apple cider donut and a cup of fresh-pressed cider!

Happy Day Farm

106 Iron Ore Road, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726

Happy Day Farm is open for the fall season starting September 9 and running until October 29. Join them at this most Instagrammable farm. Their pumpkin houses and pumpkin patches are ready for you to enjoy. Tractor rides are included with admission. Their Fall Festival Days include Pumpkinville, corn maze, pig races, tractor rides, fun slide, feeding zoo, etc. Over 35 activities are included with admission. Tickets are required to enter all areas of the farm. Ticket purchasing details are here. 

Minard’s Family Farm

250 Hurds Road, Clintondale, NY

Located an hour and a half away from Downtown Jersey City, Minard’s Family Farm offers a ton of fun fall activities. Your purchase of a regular or super wristband 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, corn hole, and lots more. One of this farm’s unique offerings is that it hosts appreciation and fundraising events for first responders, healthcare providers, veterans and others.

Snyders Farms

586 S. Middlebush Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873

Join the Snyder family at their farm for some pumpkin picking (starts in late September) and other fun fall activities. No prepaid reservations are required. An entrance fee is required upon admittance but keep in mind they do not accept credit or debit cards at this time. They do have an ATM on site. In addition, they have hay rides, games, food, corn mazes and more! Here are details on their events, which include a Horror Movie Night on September 23 and Fall Festival activities on weekends starting September 30. All fall festival dates are weather permitting. 

R and J Farm Corn Maze and Hayride

723 Herschel Street, Galloway Township,  NJ 08215

Offering many attractions such as a corn maze, jumping pad, and a farm stand, R and J Farm is a great place to launch your fall family fun this year. Take a leisurely ride on one of their hay wagons and stop at their pumpkin stand to pick a pumpkin to take home with you! Here is where you can find their hours and admission pricing. 

Oasis Family Farm

3 Circle Drive Robbinsville, NJ 08691

Oasis Family Farm isn’t only a perfect place for pumpkin picking. They also have a Fun Zone for kids. Admission includes unlimited time in the Fun Zone area. Starting October 1st, they offer pumpkin picking with wagon rides to the pumpkin patch, a not-so-spooky trail, fall fest foods, desserts, apple cider donuts and other activities!          

Ripple Hill Farm

181 Mountain Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Ripple Hill is a small family-owned and operated farm located in Basking Ridge,  about 40 minutes from Downtown Jersey City! They offer pick-your-own apples on Sundays through October. Pumpkins become available in October, and they have them available at the farm stand for purchase. Please note, they only accept cash, no credit or debit cards. Reservations are  not necessary but the last entry into the orchard is at 3:40pm. Check out their Facebook page for up-to-date picking information and availability.

Green Meadows Farm

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! Activities for the kids include pony rides, bouncy houses, hayrides, sit on 10 different tractors, hay wagon slide, milk a talking cow, and water mist zones. They have lots of family-friendly events, too!

Updated September 1, 2023

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