Best Pumpkin Patches in the Hudson Valley for Families

Pierson's Farm offers a pumpkin patch and plenty more fall fun.
Pierson's Farm offers a pumpkin patch and plenty more fall fun.
9/17/23 - By Sonia Gonzalez

Nothing beats hitting a pumpkin patch in the Hudson Valley for fall fun. At these nearby farms, you'll find top seasonal activities like hayrides, petting zoos, and plenty more.

Check out our easy pumpkin carving ideas and stencils for Halloween and more Halloween activities in our Westchester Halloween Guide

Looking for other seasonal activities? Consult our Westchester Fall Fun Guide for the best things to do with kids this autumn.


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Pumpkin Patches near Westchester Harvest Moon Farm and Orchard
Pick from multiple varieties of pumpkins at Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard.

Top Pumpkin Patches in Westchester

1. Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard – North Salem

This family-run farm offers apple and pumpkin picking, with pumpkins available starting on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023. Tickets should be purchased in advance and will get you access to the pumpkin patch. Plus, they have barbecue, homemade doughnuts, cider, produce, and fresh eggs for purchase. Put on your to-try list: An Apple Cider Smash, a drink made with apple cider and vanilla ice cream with an apple cider donut on top—a returning favorite. 

2. Stuart's Fruit Farm – Granite Springs

Snag a pumpkin along with fresh cider doughnuts. You can also go apple picking, enjoy a hay ride on weekends, and check out the farm store. Good to know: Payment options are limited to cash or check.

3. Wilkens Fruit & Fir Farm – Yorktown Heights

Wilkens Fruit and Fir Farm is open every day but Tuesday, with the pumpkin patch open from 10am-4:30pm typically starting around the end of September—and admission is FREE. While there, check out the farm market and bakery for homemade cider, freshly baked pies, doughnuts, and strudel sticks, and the country market for gifts and decor items. Also great? There's a corn maze for added fall fun.

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Pumpkin patches near Westchester Outhouse Orchards
Stroll through fields packed with pumpkins at Outhouse Orchards. 

4. Outhouse Orchards – North Salem

It's a one-stop shop for apple and pumpkin picking at Outhouse Orchards. Besides a farm store and 15-minute hayrides, this site offers the added appeal of a full-fledged corn maze. Reservations are required from the third week of September on, and tickets can be purchased on the farm's website.

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Pumpkin patches near Westchester Wright Family Farm
Enjoy a free hayride to the pumpkin patch (or catch a ride in a wagon) at Wright Family Farm. Photo by Lisa Johnston

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5. Wright Family Farm – Warwick

This family-friendly farm offers free hayrides to its barnyard pumpkin patch, which is open on Saturday, September 16, 2023. You can also take a trip through the corn maze, ride the pedal carts and cow train, slide down the tube slide, play pumpkin bowling, and more. Reservations are not required, but you can buy admission tickets online

6. Pierson's Farm – Middletown

Primarily a beef and poultry farm, Pierson's begins its 2023 pumpkin-picking season in late September. In addition to selecting that orange beauty from one of two patches, families can have the full farm-fun package with three sunflower mazes, a playground, a gem mining area, a farm store, and more. 

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Pumpkin Patches near Westchester Fishkill Farms
Your search for the perfect pumpkin can begin at Fishkill Farms.

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7. Fishkill Farms – Hopewell Junction

Just under an hour from central Westchester, Fishkill Farms uses natural growing practices. Weekend fall festivals offer wagon rides, live music, and, of course, pumpkin picking. Food is available for purchase, and the farm store offers pies and other treats. Reservations are required and can be made online. See our full review for everything you need to know about this eco-friendly farm. 

8. Dykeman Farm – Pawling

About an hour north of central Westchester, Dykeman Farm offers pumpkin picking featuring more than 70 (!) different varieties of pumpkins on weekends starting on Sunday, September 24, 2023. You’ll also find free tractor-pulled hayrides on the weekends, with the shop offering fresh-picked produce, local honey, and more. Credit cards are accepted, but dependent on the cell service in the field. Just note that there's no apple picking here this year. 

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Pumpkin patches near Westchester Hurds Family Farm
Pile up your fill of pumpkins at Hurds Family Farm.

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9. Hurds Family Farm – Modena

There's an extensive list of things to do along with pumpkin and apple picking at Hurds. Purchase a wristband and enjoy a corn maze, a hayride, a rubber duck derby, a giant slide, and more. Consult the Hurds calendar of events for special activities throughout the season. The farm is closed on Tuesdays and reservations can be made online.

10. DuBois Farms – Highland

Along with picking pumpkins, apples, and other produce, families can enjoy a hay ride, farm animals, baked goods, apple cider doughnuts, and the "Tiny Town" play area. Pumpkins are available from mid-September. Admission and parking are free.

This post was originally published in 2013 and has since been updated. 

Unless noted, photos courtesy of the farms

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