The Ultimate Guide to Pumpkin Picking on Long Island

pumpkin picking on long island

The Ultimate Guide to Pumpkin Picking on Long Island

What better way to celebrate the fall season than to pick the perfect pumpkin at a local patch? Check out some places to go pumpkin picking on Long Island this fall.

Benner’s Farm

Through Halloweekend this year, you can pick pumpkins at Benner’s Farm. 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., Setauket, 631-689-8172. bennersfarm.com 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday.

Borella’s Farm Stand Fall Harvest Festival

For more than 60 years Borella’s Farm Stand has been growing and selling fresh vegetables, flowers, and pumpkins on Long Island. During every weekend in October as part of its Fall Harvest Festival, Long Islanders can pick pumpkins, go for hayrides, or get lost in a corn maze. 485 Edgewood Ave., Saint James, 631-862-7330. Borellasfarmstand.com 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday.

Brightwaters farm

Pick pumpkins at the oldest operating farm on the South Shore of Long Island this fall. 1624 Manatuck Blvd., Bay Shore, 631-665-5411. Brightwatersfarms.com 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday.

Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s

Buy pumpkins at the Crossroads Farm pumpkin patch at Grossmann’s in October. 480 Hempstead Ave., Malverne. 516-881-7900, Xroadsfamily.com 3-6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

Dee’s Frontier Family Fun

Every weekend in October, Dee’s Nursery has pumpkins as part of its Fall Festival event that also features gem mining, an interactive petting zoo, children’s corn maze, a spooky walk through, pumpkin painting, corn stalks, and hay bales. 69 Atlantic Ave., Oceanside, 516-678-3535. deesnursery.com 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday.

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Families pick their own pumpkins at an LI farm (Photo by Bob Giglione)

Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm

Billed as “Long Island’s most western pumpkin farm,” Elwood is open weekdays and weeknights. 1500 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington, 631-368-8626. elwoodpumpkinfarm.com 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, 3 p.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Fairview Farm

Pick up a pumpkin at the farm stand and walk through the eight-acre corn maze at Fairview Farm this fall. 19 Horsemill Ln., Bridgehampton, 631-537-6154 fairviewfarmatmecox.com 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Fink’s Country Farm

Looking for some weekend fun? Stop by Fink’s Country Farm for pumpkin picking, a five-acre corn maze, U-pick pumpkins, train rides, and a slide for the kids. 6242 Middle Country Rd., Wading River, 631-886-2272 finksfarm.com 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday.

F&W Schmitt Family Farm Fall Festival

Pick pumpkins seven days a week at the F&W Schmitt Family Farm as part of their fall festival. 26 Pinelawn Rd., Melville, 631-271-FARM. schmittfarms.com 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

Gabrielsen’s Country Farm

Now through Halloween stop by Gabrielsen’s Country Farm in North Park for a fall festival featuring pumpkin picking, hay rides, train rides, bouncy houses, a corn crib, kiddie maze, farm animals, a giant pumpkin, a Restoration Schoolhouse, an old fashioned church, a picnic area, pedal tractors, and live music on weekends. 200 Herricks Ln., Jamesport, 631-722-3259. gabrielsenscountryfarm.com 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Daily


Garden of Eve Organic Farm Market

Pick up a pumpkin from the organic dynamic-duo in Riverhead at their farm. 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-722-8777. Gardenofevefarm.com 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily.

Glover Farms

Visit Glover Farms, a local patch on Long Island since 1952, to find a perfect pumpkin and get lost in the 10-acre corn maze. 633 Victory Ave., Brookhaven, 631-327-8559. gloverfarmsbrookhaven.org 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

Hank’s Pumpkintown

It’s no surprise that Hank’s Pumpkintown in Water Mill is so popular. Swing by to pick up pumpkins seven days a week. 240 Montauk Hwy., Watermill, 631-726-8015 hankspumpkintown.com 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Daily.

Harbes Family Farm

Pick a pumpkin off of the vine at Harbes’ Mattituck location or visit their patches in Jamesport and Riverhead. Not only can you take home the perfect pumpkin from each location but all three also have corn mazes and other attractions for the whole family. 631-298-0800. harbesfamilyfarm.com 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at Jamesport and Mattituck farms, weekends only in Riverhead

Organics Today

Visit Organics Today, open every day until Halloween to pick pumpkins, to go for a hayride and munch on some seasonal goodies such as roasted corn, hot apple cider, apple cider donuts, baked apples, pumpkin pie, and apple pie. 169 Washington St., East Islip, 631-650-4426. Organicstodayfarms.com 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily

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A farmstand in Peconic, New York, on the North Fork of Long Island, displays a bounty of pumpkins for Halloween and Fall decorations

Krupski Farms

Visit the pumpkin patch on the North Fork to pick up a pumpkin and other seasonal favorites. 38030 Route 25, Peconic, 631-734-7841. Facebook.com/Krupski-Farms 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m-6 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Lenny Bruno Farms

Pick your own pumpkin at Lenny Bruno Farms. 740 Wading River Rd., Manorville, 631-591-3592 lennybrunofarms.com 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

Lewin Farms

Call ahead to confirm the daily schedules at Lewin Farms and pick your own pumpkins and apples through late October! 812 Sound Ave., Calverton. 631-929-4327 Lewinfarm.com 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Daily

May’s Farm Stand

Find a pumpkin, go for a hayride, get lost in a corn maze, and enjoy apple cider at May’s Farm Stand. 6361 Route 25A, Wading River, 631-929-6654. maysfarmny.com 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily

Milk-Pail Farm and Orchard

With more than 60 different varieties of pumpkins from mini ones for your desk to giant ones over 150 pounds that are grown on site, there’s no doubt you will find the perfect one. 1346 Montauk Hwy., Watermill, 631-537-2565. Milk-pail.com 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday

Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm

Throughout the fall check out the pumpkin fields at Rottkamp’s Fox Hollow Farm. 2287 Sound Ave., Baiting Hollow, 631-727-1786. Facebook.com. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

Seven Ponds Orchard

Seven Ponds Orchard, an entirely You-Pick Farm, which allows you to pick all of your own fruits and vegetables, also has a pumpkin patch and rides for kids this fall. 65 Seven Ponds Rd., Watermill, 631-726-8015. Facebook.com/Seven-Ponds-Orchard 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily


Schmitt’s Family Farm Fall Festival

Go to Schmitt’s Family Farm on Saturdays and Sundays to pumpkin pick this season. 6 Bagatelle Rd., Dix Hills, 631-549-FARM. Schmittsfamilyfarms.com 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday

Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm

Buy pumpkins, go for a hayride, find your way through a corn maze, bounce in a bounce-house, and get your face painted at Stakey’s. 270 West Ln., Aquebogue, 631-722-3467. Stakeyspumpkinfarm.com Noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

White Post Farms

White Post Farms has a month-long fall festival through Halloweekend with pumpkin picking, animals, live shows, a train ride, and a bouncy house. 250 Old Country Rd., Melville, 631-351-9373. whitepostfarms.com 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

Windy Acres

Windy Acres Farm is known for its fresh apples and other fruits and veggies, so it’s no doubt you can find some awesome pumpkins there, too. Not only do they have perfect produce but you can also bring the kids for fun tractor rides and delicious baked goods. 3810 Middle Country Rd., Calverton. Facebook.com/Windy-Acres-Farm 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday

Woodside Nursery and Garden Center

Now through Oct. 31 pick pumpkins at the Woodside Nursery and Garden Center, a Long Island staple since 1987. 134 East Woodside Ave., North Patchogue, 631-758-1491. woodsidenurseryandgarden.com 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Daily