Pick Your Own Fall Farms 2019

Find the best pumpkins and apples in the Morris, Essex, and Union county areas

By Julie Lepore, Macaroni Kid Summit/Short Hills/SOMA Publisher September 11, 2019

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Are you team Apple or team Pumpkin Spice?! Personally, I'm #TEAMAPPLE! Whichever team you're on, here's where you can go to pick your own in the general area! Note that I included some that are a bit of a drive but I think worth making a day trip out of. Listed in alphabetical order.

Picking seasons, hours, and events vary by farm and not all of their websites are regularly updated.
Be sure to call in advance to verify hours, activities available, fees, and closures!
(If you see pricing missing from a listing, it's because it's not listed online and they didn't answer my phone call! If you find the information please send to me at so I can update!)

Alstede Farms
1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester NJ
Pumpkins, apples, and even more PYO options. Hayrides, animals, wine tasting, kids' activities, and more.
Admission: Fees vary by date and activity. Call ahead to check!

Apple Dave's Orchards (formerly Applewoods Orchards)
82 Four Corners Rd, Warwick NY
Eleven varieties of apples and a pumpkin patch! Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a walk around the ponds, hayrides, a trip to the farm store, and more.
Admission: Free to enter and pay only for what you pick. NO CHARGE for activities.

Conklin Farm U-Pick
65 River Rd, Montville NJ
Thousands of pumpkins and a sunflower field! Hayrides, snack shack with homemade donuts and hot cider, games, corn maze, and a few kids' activities.
Admission: Free to enter. Activities range from $1-8/person

Demarest Farms Orchard
244 Wiermus Rd, Hillsdale NJ
Apples, pumpkins, a petting zoo, fresh donuts, a farm store, and more.
Admission: $7 to enter (ages 2+) includes parking and most activities. $12/bag to hold the apples that you pick.

Farms View Roadstand (pumpkin/hayride season runs Sept 29-Oct 31)
945 Black Oak Ridge Rd, Wayne NJ
Pumpkin picking, hayrides, and animals!
Admission: $9/person for hayride, 1 pumpkin, and refreshments.

155 Fresh Ponds Rd, East Brunwick NJ

Pick your own apples, pumpkins, pony rides, a corn maze, hayrides, mums, and more.
Admission: Free to enter, picking passes $7, some activities have an additional charge.

Hacklebarney Farms Cider Mill
104 State Park Rd, Chester NJ

Pick your own pumpkins and sunflowers (while available), hot dogs cooked in apple cider on the weekends, cider pressing demos on October weekends, a store with cider and fresh donuts, and a corn maze!
Admission: Free to enter pumpkin field and farm store, pay for what you pick, corn maze $12 ages 12+, $8 ages 3-12, free under 3.

Heaven Hill Farm
451 NJ-94, Vernon Township NJ

Home to the Great Pumpkin Festival, with over 40 family-friendly activities every weekend in September and October. Hayrides, pumpkins, giant sandbox, games, animals, pony rides, ice cream, a farm store, and more.
Admission: $15/person includes most activities. Some activities have an additional charge. Check website for details.

Hillview Farm
223 Meyersville Rd, Gillette NJ

Apple and pumpkin picking, hayrides on October weekends, and a farm store with donuts and more.

Mackey's Orchard
284 County Road 519, Belvidere NJ

Pick your own apples, a hayride, and a bakery.
Admission: Hayride is $2/person (free under 3), $1.50/pound for apples.

Masker Orchard
45 Ball Rd, Warwick NY

Pick your own apples, hayrides, pony rides on the weekends.
Admission: Free to enter, apples are $29.95/bag.

Melick's Town Farm (two locations listed here)
Oldwick Cider Mill + Orchard
19 King St, Oldwick NJ

Pick your own apples, hayrides most weekends, pumpkins, a working cider press, and more!

Califon Orchards
472 County Road 513, Califon NJ

Grass maze, animals, pick your own apples and pumpkins, horse drawn wagon rides.

Ort Farms
25 Bartley Rd, Long Valley NJ

Hayrides, pick your own pumpkins, apple cannon, pony rides, and more.
Admission: $3-5 per activity. See their website for details.

Pennings Farm
161 NY-94, Warwick NY

Apple picking, live music, a bakery and ice cream, farm animals, a beer garden.
Admission: Free to enter, pay for what you pick. U-pick is CASH ONLY!

Riamede Farm
122 Oakdale Rd, Chester NJ

Apple picking, pumpkin picking, hayrides, and a farm store!

Secor Farms
85 Airmont Ave, Mahwah NJ 07430

Pumpkin picking, hayrides, a petting zoo, corn maze, and farm store.

Snyder's Farm
586 South Middlebush Rd, Somerset NJ 08873
Pumpkin picking, hayrides, corn maze, food, music, and fall festival weekends through October.

Stony Hill Farms
15 North Rd, Chester NJ

Pick your own apples and pumpkins, hayrides, and a MAZE FUN PARK!
Admission: $7-18/person, depending on activities.

Sun High Orchards
19 Canfield Ave, Randolph NJ

Pick your own apples and pumpkins, animals, and hayrides.
Admission: Free to enter, pay for what you pick, $1/hayride, ages 2+.

Terhune Orchards
330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton NJ
PYO apples address: 13 Van Kirk Rd, Princeton NJ

Pick your own apples, pumpkins, farm animals, hayrides, and wine tasting!

VonThun Farms (two locations)
VonThun South Brunswick
505 Ridge Rd, Monmouth Junction NJ

Pick your own apples and pumpkins., fall festivals with hayrides, corn maze, and more, on weekends starting Sept. 21.
Admission: Prices vary by activity; check their website for details.

VonThun Washington Township
438 Route 57 West, Washington Twp NJ

Pick your own apples and pumpkins., fall festivals with hayrides, corn maze, and more, on weekends starting Sept. 21.
Admission: Prices vary by activity; check their website for details.

Williams Nursery
524 Springfield Ave, Westfield NJ

Pumpkin patch and a maze. Hayrides starting Oct. 5!

Wightman Farms
1111 Mt Kemble Ave, Morristown NJ

Pick your own apples, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin launches, a huge corn sandbox, and a farm store.

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**As of publication, this list is correct and complete, however any events may be cancelled or rescheduled due to inclement weather. Check with the venue or town for any cancellations!**

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