Best Pumpkin Patches near Long Island for Kids

Head to Harbes Family Farm for a day of pumpkin picking and fall fun.
Head to Harbes Family Farm for a day of pumpkin picking and fall fun.
9/17/23 - By Lisa Mancuso

You know It's time to hit up Long Island pumpkin patches when the leaves start turning colors and there's a crispness in the air.

Happily, no matter where you live on Long Island, there are plenty of farms brimming with pumpkins that are perfect for picking. These venues often offer other family-friendly activities, so plan to make a day of it. Be warned that a day on the farm can get messy, so make sure the kids dress appropriately.

Find more Halloween activities in our Long Island Halloween Guide and other seasonal fun in our Fall Fun Guide for Long Island Kids.


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Pumpkin patches near Long Island The Dees' Nursery & Florist
Enjoy fall festival fun every weekend in October at The Dees' Nursery & Florist.

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1. The Dees' Nursery & Florist – Oceanside

The nursery's Fall Festival starts Saturday, September 23, 2023, and continues each weekend through October, including on Columbus Day. Activities include a petting zoo, pumpkin picking and painting, gem mining, a corn maze, and a spooky walk. The dino dig also makes a return this year. 

2. Hick's Nursery - Westbury

In addition to renovating its nursery, Hick's is revamping its fall festival this year. Favorites like Otto the Ghost and pumpkin picking are back, in addition to pumpkin decorating, sand art, and an all-new, bigger hay maze. 

3. Heritage Farm & Garden - Muttontown

Story times, crafts, scavenger hunts and a corn maze highlight fall fun at this North Shore farm. New events are updated weekly. 

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4. Albert H. Schmitt Family Farm – Dix Hills

The fall festival begins Saturday, September 16, 2023, and runs daily. Enjoy pumpkin picking, hayrides, an animal train ride, duck races, and a play area for little ones. There is a $5 admission to enter the pumpkin patch. 

5. Fink's Country Farm – Wading River

In addition to on-the-vine pumpkin picking, there is a bounce pillow, an animal farm, barn-o-corn, an apple cannon, and more here to keep the family entertained. Outside food and beverages are permitted in the picnic area. The fall festival runs on weekends and holidays only. The festival began on Saturday, September 9, 2023. 

6. Lewin Farms – Wading River

Pick your pumpkins right off the vine. There is also plenty of other seasonal produce to pick or purchase. Enjoy a 5-acre corn maze that changes every year. It's fine for little ones as long as an adult accompanies them. Reward yourself and your family with delicious roasted corn. The farm stand is open Wednesday-Monday. Call ahead for a daily pumpkin patch status update.

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Pumpkin patches near Long Island Brightwaters Farms
Brightwaters Farms offers an assortment of autumn activities, including a celebrated pumpkin patch. Photo by Gina Massaro

7. Brightwaters Farms – Bay Shore

Pumpkin picking, hayrides, face painting, and farm animal feeding are just a few of the activities kids enjoy here. There's also a concession stand, country store, and farmers market. Additional activities and events happen on fall festival weekends. The season starts Tuesday, September 26, 2023. FREE admission Tuesday through Friday. 

8. Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm – Huntington

Pick pumpkins right off the vine at this farm. Enjoy hayrides and a small corn maze ideal for kids 10 and younger. Cash only.

9. May's Farm – Wading River

Kids can search for the perfect pumpkin in the patch. There's also a corn maze, hayrides, and pony rides on select weekends. Little ones can get their faces painted, decorate pumpkins, and even get a visit from Sesame Street's Elmo. Cider, roasted corn, and other treats are available.

10. Organics Today Farm – East Islip

Pick your organic pumpkins here and then hop on a tractor-pulled hayride. Goodies include roasted corn, hot apple cider, apple cider donuts, raw honey, and plenty of organic produce for purchase. The farm is open daily for pumpkin picking starting Saturday, September 26, 2023. Admission is FREE. On Saturdays in October, check out the Moonlite Pumpkin Fest, where the family can pick pumpkins in the dark.

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Pumpkin patches near Long Island F & W Schmitt Family Farm
Little ones can get in on the search for the perfect pumpkin at F&W Schmitt Family Farm in Melville.

11. F&W Schmitt Family Farm – Melville

Attractions at this farm, which has been in business for more than 50 years, include a pumpkin stand, hayrides, farm animals, pony rides, and a haunted mansion for older kids (and adults). The annual fall festival runs through Monday, October 30, 2023. The farm is open daily for pumpkin picking, though it costs an additional fee on top of admission.

12. White Post Farms – Melville

The fall festival runs on weekends and holidays in September and October, starting Saturday, September 23, 2023. Admission includes unlimited hayrides, a haystack play area, family shows, and, of course, admission to the animal farm. 

13. Woodside Nursery & Garden Center – North Patchogue

Pumpkin picking and much more are available here for kids, including a dinosaur park exhibit, scarecrow making, a haunted tunnel, a bounce house, and "gold" mining. Pumpkin picking begins Saturday, September 23, 2023.

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Pumpkin patches near Long Island Hank's Pumpkintown
Pick your pumpkin straight from the vine at Hank's PumpkinTown in Water Mill.

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14. Hank's PumpkinTown – Water Mill

Eight acres of pumpkins are ready to be picked off the vine here. Other family activities include a gigantic maze park that features three unique, interactive mazes, a playground, gem mining, narrated hayrides, duck races, and more. Homemade donuts and other fall treats are available. 

15. Fairview Farm – Bridgehampton

Families can pick their pumpkins, gourds, and squash, get lost in the giant corn maze, or test their aim with the corn cannon. Oversized tractor tires are filled with corn for kids' play. A country store offers plenty of goodies for purchase. 

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Pumpkin patches near Long Island Harbes Farm in Jamesport
Who can resist the PumpkinLand corn maze at Harbes Farm in Jamesport?

16. Harbes Family Farm — Jamesport, Mattituck, and Riverhead

There are three different Harbes Farm locations. Harbes Farm Jamesport is home to Harbes PumpkinLand, where pumpkins can be picked off the vine. There is also a 6-acre interactive corn maze, singing hayrides, and more. At Harbes Family Farm in Mattituck, you'll find the Barnyard Adventure Park, which features plenty of family activities and events, including a pumpkin patch, a hedge maze, hayrides, pig races, and more. Harbes Orchard in Riverhead offers pumpkin picking, a spooky corn maze, pony rides, and a Robin Hood corn maze.

17. Gabrielsen's Country Farm – Jamesport

Families can enjoy pumpkin picking, hayrides, a train ride, pedal tractors, bounce houses, and more at this family-owned farm. Fresh produce is available for purchase, and there is live music on the weekends.

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Pumpkin patches near Long Island  Stakey's Pumpkin Farm
Pluck a pumpkin off the vine at Stackey's.

18. Stakey's Pumpkin Farm – Aquebogue

Eighteen varieties of pumpkins on 26 acres are just waiting to be picked off the vine. There's also a corn maze, hayrides, a bounce house, and a country store. Pets are not allowed this season. Pumpkin picking season runs through Sunday, October 29, 2023. 

19. Waterdrinker Family Farm - Riverhead, Manorville

Waterdrinker now has two locations, the original in Manorville and a new location in Riverhead, taking over Garden of Eve. Both locations have jump pillows, playgrounds, barn animals, brewed beer, and pumpkin picking.

Photos are courtesy of the farms.

Places featured in this article:

Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms

Elwood Pumpkin and Christmas Tree Farm

Waterdrinker North Fork