The Best Pumpkin Patches In And Around NYC

It’s no secret that fall is the absolute best season, don’t debate me. The weather is often perfect, and it is the beginning of holiday fun. When I was a kid we went pumpkin and apple picking in school. We did hay rides and corn mazes and I looked forward to the start of the holiday season. Do they even do that in school anymore? I only have a kindergartener so I could just be unaware but I haven’t heard any pumpkin or apple talk from any of the children that I know that are older. The child in me still loves these activities and I take the boys to the pumpkin patch EVERY year. It’s a tradition I’m not willing to let go of. So of course I scouted out my favorite pumpkin patches near NYC, and I can’t keep the goods to myself.

F&W Schmitt’s Family Farm


Annual Fall Festival

  • Pumpkin Picking
  • Daytime Corn Maze
  • Playground and Inflatables
  • Farm Animals and Pony Rides
  • Farm Stand
  • Day/Nighttime Haunt

When: Weekends beginning September 28th – October 27th (and Columbus Day) 10am – 5pm

Where: W Schmitt Family Farm – 26 Pinelawn Rd, Melville, NY 11747 

To find out more about Scmitt Family Farm’s annual fall festival please visit their FAQ page here.

Schmitt Family Farm 2015

Queens County Farm Museum


Queens Farm Pumpkin Patch

  • Pumpkin Picking
  • Hay Rides
  • Pony Rides
  • The Amazing Maize Maze/ Maze By Moonlight
  • Petting Zoo

When: Weekends October 5-26 and Columbus Day from 11:00am – 4:30pm

Where: Queens County Farm Museum – 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, New York 11004-1129

*This is where we have gone the past few years.* To find out more about Queens County Farm’s fall programs, please visit their information page here.

Green Meadows Farm Brooklyn

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Pumpkin Picking!

  • Pumpkin Picking
  • Hayride
  • Petting Zoo
  • Barnyard Playground
  • Milk A Cow
  • Hay-wagon Slide

When: October 5, 6, 12, 13, 14, 19 & 20 from 11:00am to 5:00pm

Where: Green Meadows Farm Brooklyn at Aviator Sports & Events Center – 3159 Flatbush Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11234

To find out more about Green Meadows Farm fall programs (including their Halloween weekends and pumpkin smashing!) visit their fall events calendar here.

Of course there are tons more places to go pumpkin picking upstate NY and closer to New Jersey. I wanted to make sure you were aware of the options that are within (and relatively close) to the boroughs and that could be accessed a little easier than an hour plus drive. We personally love Queens County Farm Museum but I think we may try somewhere new this year.

Do you take your children pumpkin picking? What are some of your other favorite fall/holiday traditions?

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