The 10 Best Pumpkin Patches in New Jersey!

As the weather cools in autumn, pumpkin patches are a fun way to get outside with the family to enjoy the festivities. Some locations offer hayrides and corn mazes, but the real goal is to find those ideal pumpkins. This squash variety makes festive fall decorations for your front porch that can be made into delicious food later such as pie, muffins, and bread. To ease your search for the perfect pumpkins, here are the 10 best pumpkin patches throughout New Jersey.

1. Terhune Orchards, Princeton, NJ

Located near historic Princeton, Terhune Orchards has pick-your-own pumpkin patches and other options beyond just pumpkin picking. This includes a winery and group tours along with farm festivals to celebrate the season.

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2. Norz Hill Farm, Hillsborough, NJ

This Somerset county location offers a farmers market and tours to visit the animals. School trips can also be arranged. More importantly, they have pumpkins.

3. Ort Farms, Long Valley, NJ

Ort Farms has fall festivities up to your ears! Open nearly every day, they offer everything from pick-your-own pumpkins and corn mazes to monster truck rides, pony rides, petting zoo and more.

4. Riamede Farm, Chester, NJ

Although better known for apples, Riamede provides a cut-your-own pumpkin off the vine patch. They have daily hours on this farm in small town Chester with free hayrides offered on the weekends.

5. Wightman Farms, Morristown, NJ

Near trendy Morristown, Wightman’s Farms offers activities on the weekends including hayrides, pumpkin picking, and cider doughnuts. During the week, their store is open selling fresh produce and goods from their farm.

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6. Melick’s Town Farm, Califon and Oldwick, NJ

Melick’s offers two locations in Califon and Oldwick. At their Califon location, they have grass maze, giant hay bales, petting zoo and horse drawn wagon rides take pickers out into the pumpkin patch on weekends. The Oldwick location features a cider mill and hay rides.

7. Heaven Hill Farm, Vernon, NJ

Heaven Hill offers a garden center, farm market, and outdoor furniture center aside from pumpkin picking. They provide a Great Pumpkin Festival with a bunch of fun activities such as a Pumpkin Patch Corn Maze, gem mining, pig and duck racing, tether ball, giant sand box, carnival rides, obstacle course, pony rides and more. 

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8. Red Wagon Farm Market, Manalapan, NJ

In Monmouth County, this local favorite offers giant pumpkins and a selection of gourd varieties. Included in their fall fun options are a corn maze, pony rides, and hayride.

9. Duffield’s Farm and Market, Sewell, NJ

This small farm offers a homey feel with a hayride to the pumpkin field and to check out other produce. On site is a small deli and bakery freshly made baked goods and food to refuel after pumpkin picking.

10. Schaefer Farms, Flemington, NJ

Schaefer provides a hayride through their 40 acres of pumpkins and sells their own dairy products and eggs. They host a Farm of Horrors throughout weekends in October meant to scare and spook attendees.

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