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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 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