Where to Go Pumpkin Picking in NJ for 2013 (And How Much It’ll Cost You)
Pumpkin picking in NJ is a great way to ring in the Fall season. Find out where to go pumpkin picking in NJ with this list of Garden State pumpkin patches divided up by regions. Pumpkins are usually sold by the pound and we’ll update this post as the farms determine their prices for this season, so be sure to check back.
NJ PUMPKIN PICKING IN CENTRAL JERSEY
1250 Lacey Road
Forked River NJ 08731
Pumpkin picking season starts at Argos Farm in Lacey Sept 21st, and runs till Oct. 30th. The farm is open Thursdays and Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and on weekends from 10 a.m. to dusk, and on Columbus Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pumpkins are sold for 55 cents per pound.
General admission gives you access to the corn maze, hayride, hay mountain, duck races, lasso, corn hole, and the farm animals. Kids 2 years or younger are admitted free. General admission is $9.95 per person for those 3 to 65 years old on Thursdays and Fridays, and $11.95 per person for those 3 to 65 years old on weekends and holidays. Pony rides are an extra $5 per person.
91 Wemrock Road
Freehold, NJ 07728
Pumpkin picking season at Battleview Orchards runs from Sept. 21st to Oct. 31st and hayrides are available weekends only beginning Sept. 21st. Pumpkins are sold by the pound but the prices haven’t been determined yet.
169 County Road 537
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
Pumpkin picking season has already started at Eastmont Orchards and runs till the orchard’s closing for the season. Tentatively the price per pound will be 55 cents.
The patch is open seven days a week weather permitting Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The orchard accepts cash and checks only.
155 Fresh Pond Road
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Pumpkin picking season starts at Giamarese Farm on Sept. 28th and runs right up until Oct. 27th. In October the farm is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pumpkins are sold by the pound for 64 cents per pound.
Educational hayrides run non-stop and give a tour of the farm, the ride is about a mile long and takes you past the farm animals. The farm also has a corn maze and pony rides.
Indian Acres Tree Farm
111 Tuckerton Road
Medford NJ, 08055
Pumpkin picking season begins at Indian Acres Tree Farm Sept. 14th and runs until October 27th. The farm is open weekends in September from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekdays starting in October. The farm is also open on Columbus Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Barrel train rides are offered for $4.00 per person and other attractions are available for kids like pony rides for $5, a pumpkin-shaped bounce house $4.00, a rock-climbing wall, a playground area and face painting.
Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Road
Medford NJ, 08055
Pumpkin picking season has already started at Johnson’s Corner Farm and runs until late October. Pumpkins are sold for 79 cents per pound.
Hayrides to the pumpkin patch run weekdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and cost $3.75 per person.
The farm accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.
Weekends the farm has a moon bounce house and corn maze open for $3.75.
Tickets to the Animal Farm cost $7.50 for kids and $3.75 for adults and includes a bag of animal feed so that kids can pet and feed cows, chicken, sheep or goats
Slope Brook Farms
213 Heyers Mill Road
Colts Neck, NJ 07722
“Pick them where they’re grown and not where they’re thrown,” is the motto of Slope Brook Farms.
Pumpkin picking season has already started and runs until Halloween.
Pumpkins are sold by the pound but prices haven’t been determined yet.
Hayrides are also offered free of charge.
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Pumpkin picking season has already started at Terhune Orchards and runs until the end of October. The farm is open from Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission to the farm’s Fall Family Fun Festival on weekends costs $5 for people over 3 years old and includes free pumpkin painting, live music, access to the corn maze, a hay bale maze and wagon rides.
The farm also has barnyard animals like sheep and goats, horses and chickens and offers pony rides or pedal tractor rides for kids.
Von Thun Farms
519 Ridge Road
Monmouth, NJ 08852
Pumpkin picking starts Sept. 21st, at Von Thun Farms and runs until Oct. 27th. Pumpkins are sold for 65 cents a pound with a $2.75 per pumpkin minimum.
The farm is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visitors can pay one General Admission price for unlimited access to hayrides, access to the 6-acre corn maze, farm animals, moon bounce, pumpkin bowling, corn hole and the Singing Chicken Show. There is no cost to enter the pumpkin patch. General admission costs $10.95 per person but children 36 inches and under are free. On October 12-13 admission is $13.95 due to Von Thun Farm’s Fall Festival.
For an additional price, there is a Pumpkin Blaster, $2 per shot, a Corn Cannon $2 for 3 shots, pony rides for $5 each and face painting for $4 and up.
Windsor Farm & Market
1202 Windsor Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Pumpkin picking season at Windsor Farm starts Sept. 7th and runs until the end of October. Visitors can pick pumpkins any time weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. but hayrides to the pumpkin patch are offered on weekends only starting on Sept. 28th.
Prices for pumpkins haven’t been determined yet.
Windsor Farm will be hosting it’s Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 12th & 13th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hayrides to the pumpkin patch cost $4 per person for 2013.
NJ PUMPKIN PICKING IN SOUTH JERSEY
480 Mullica Hill Road
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Pumpkin picking season starts at Heritage Vineyards October 5th on weekends. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch run from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Pumpkins are sold for 50 cents a pound.
Hayrides to the pumpkin patch cost $3.00 per person. There is no charge for the farm animal petting zoo, featuring a cow and some goats but coin operated vending machines are on site full of animal feed.
For adults, there is the full vineyard and wine tasting room to enjoy five free wine samples.
Maugeri’s Farm Market
1991 Oldmans Creek Road
Woolwich Township, NJ 08085
Pumpkin picking season at Maugeri Farms starts Oct. 5, and are every Saturday and Sunday in October. The farm is open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Hayrides to the pumpkin patch start running at 10 a.m. and cost $2 per person but kids 2 years old and younger are free.
Cash and debit or credit cards, and checks are accepted as payment.
Kids activities cost $2 per child and kids can enjoy a hay bale maze, a treasure hunt and pumpkin decorating.
Mood’s Farm Market
901 Bridgeton Pike
Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Pumpkin picking has already started at Mood’s Farm Market and runs until Halloween (or until they run out of pumpkins). The patch is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Sundays.
Hayrides to the “tiny” pumpkin patch are an extra charge, but riders get a cup of cider, a doughnut and a small pumpkin all free of charge.
Sahl’s Father Son Farm
420 W. Pestalozzi Street
Pumpkin picking starts at Sahl’s Father Son Farm has aleady started, and runs until November 2nd. The farm is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. On Saturdays, the farm opens at 10 a.m. and closes at 7 p.m. Tickets are not sold after 7 p.m. but the grounds will remain open until 9 p.m.
Pumpkins are priced by diameter. They run from $2 for a six-inch pumpkin to $10 for a 12+ inch pumpkin. The farm accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover and cash. Parking is free.
Pony rides are available for $3 each on Saturdays in October and on Columbus Day from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission to the farm is $9 per person ages 3 and up. Family and group rates are also available. Admission includes unlimited access to all mazes, hay rides, pig races and Kiddie Koral Activities.
1638 Springdale Road
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
Pumpkin picking season has already started at Springdale Farm and runs until Halloween.
Pumpkins are sold for 79 cents a pound.
Hayrides to the pumpkin patch (it’s the only way to get there) cost $3.75 per person plus tax. Hayrides run weekdays at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on weekends, hayrides run from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., every half hour.
A corn maze is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost $8.50 for kids ages 4 to 12 and $10.00 for adults 13 years and older.
The corn maze is open for “Flashlight Fridays” Sept. 13th, 20th, & 27th, and Oct. 4th & 11th from 6 to 10 p.m
NJ PUMPKIN PICKING IN NORTH JERSEY
219 Hillsborough Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Pumpkin picking season has already started at Hillsboro Farm and runs weekends until Halloween. The pumpkin patch is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily with hayrides running all day.
Pumpkins cost 65 cents per pound and cash and checks are accepted as payment.
The cost of the hayride is to be determined for 2013.
There is a corn maze for an extra charge for adults and kids, and a hay bale maze and playground area for smaller children. The farm also offers face painting, pumpkin painting and scare crow making.
Norz Hill Farm & Market
116 South Branch Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Pumpkin picking season has started at Norz Hill Farm and the farm is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and weekdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Pumpkins cost 61 cents per pound and cash, checks and Visa or MasterCard are all accepted.
Hayrides out to the pumpkin patch cost $3 per person. A corn maze costs $6 for adults and $3 for kids 5 and under. Pony rides are available for $5 per ride.
Extended hayrides “Out to the farm” let riders see the farm animals in addition to stopping at the pumpkin patch. That costs $6 for adults and $3 for kids 5 and under.
Norz also offers spookier Scare Farm nighttime activities for thrill-seekers on Sept. 27th & 28th, Oct 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 25th 26th, & 27th. The non haunted corn maze costs $6.00 per person. There are three haunted attractions: Creepy Hollow, The Slay Ride, and Paranoia. One attraction costs $13.00.