Top Pumpkin Patches in the Hudson Valley

HVP share their favorite pumpkin patches

Hudson Valley Pumpkin picking at the pumpkin patch


October is the pumpkin’s time to shine. Dozens of farms and orchards throughout the Valley welcome guests to come and celebrate this colorful gourd by picking their own in the crisp fall air. A stroll through vine-covered fields in search of the perfect pumpkin makes for a great day trip with your family. Many patches offer hayrides and corn mazes in addition to plump pumpkins primed for picking. Great family fun is waiting to be had. Please call ahead to verify times and availability. 

Dutchess County

Barton Orchards: Barton’s is a fall getaway for children, with a playground, a corn maze that is new every year, a haunted house, and hay rides, every Saturday and Sunday, September 4-October 31. Pumpkin picking from late September to October. Open daily. Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Saturday & Sunday, 9am-6pm. 63 Apple Tree Ln., Poughquag. 845-227-2306.

Dykeman Farm: A family tradition since 1974, pick- your- own pumpkins are open the last weekend in September through the end of October. The farm also offers a children's tent with activities for the kids. Open weekends and Columbus Day, 9am-6pm. 823 W. Dover Rd., Pawling. 845-832-6068.

Fishkill Farms: Pick-your-own pumpkins. Mid-Sept. thru mid-Oct. has Harvest Festival Weekends. Homemade food, donuts, and cider. Entertainment includes hayrides and music on select days. 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell JCT. 845-897-4377.

Greig Farm: In addition to the pumpkins, this farm also has the indoor Gigi Market, with a cafe in addition to seasonal produce. Kids can feed the goats behind market and see the Koi fish behind Grandiflora Nursery. Open Monday-Sunday; 9am-7pm. 227 Pitcher Ln., Red Hook. 845-758-1234.

Meadowbrook Farm: Pumpkins are picked from the patch and waiting for you to choose. Large variety of weights, shapes and sizes. Farm also offers a market, apple picking and delicious fresh cider and donuts! Open 9am-6pm. 29 Old Myers Corners Rd, Wappingers Falls. 845-297-3002.

Wonderland Farm: Enjoy 30 acres of pumpkins to pick! Family and dog friendly. 191 White Schoolhouse Rd., Rhinebeck. 845-876-6760.

Orange County

Apple Dave's Orchard (Formally known as Applewood), 82 Four Corners Rd., Warwick. Open daily. 9am-5pm. In Sept. and Oct. come to pick apples, pumpkins. On the weekends families will enjoy hay wagon rides, puppet shows, food and more. Relax by the pond or take a stroll through the herb and rose gardens or country store. 845-986-1684.

Lawrence Farms Orchards: From mid-September to late October you can find fall activities from hayrides to, of course, pumpkin picking. The farm also offers birthday party packages for autumn babies. Become a preferred customer to stay up to date with its seasonal fruits and vegetables schedule. Open daily, 9am-4pm. 39 Collandrea Road, Newburgh.  845-562-4268.

Masker Orchards: These orchards are best known for apple picking, however, they do have pumpkins picking every weekend beginning September 15. Stop by the country store, visit the baby barnyard animals, or take your hayride experience up a notch by taking a pony ride too. There are discounts available on the website. The picking season runs through mid- October. Open 9am-5pm. 45 Ball Rd., Warwick. 845-986-1058.

Manza Family Farm: During the farm’s traditional fall festival, your family can experience tractor drawn hayrides, horse drawn wagon rides, a straw maze, farm animals, and a farm stand. Pick your own pumpkins are grown on 20 acres of farm land and are available through October. Open every day. 8am-5pm. 730 State Road, Rte. 211, Montgomery. 845-692-4364.

Ochs Orchard: In addition to apple and pumpkin picking, Ochs has a petting zoo, a working beehive and a pick-your-own flower garden. Pumpkins are available for picking in the month of October. Pick-your-own daily, 9am-5pm. 4 Ochs Ln., Warwick. 845-986-1591.

Scheuermann’s Farm & Greenhouses: Known for the World’s Best Sweet Corn and a wide variety of flowers and vegetables picked in season. Enjoy picking pumpkins from a large display. Open 9am-5pm daily. 73 Little York Rd., Warwick. 845-258-4221.

Soons Orchards: Your family has ample picking time at Soons as they run wagons continuously into pumpkin fields weekends 11-4. The whole trip is about 30 to 45 minutes. If you have hungry mouths to feed after a day of picking pumpkins, stop by Soon’s store or Scotty’s Country Kitchen for fresh pressed apple cider, homemade fudge, and other treats. Open from 9am-6pm. Pick-your-own runs on weekends from 11am-4pm starting September 15. 23 Soons Cir., New Hampton. 845-374-5471.

Wright Family Farm: Family run farm that offers pick- your- own pumpkins, hay rides, corn maze, barnyard attractions and a charming farm stand. Barn and maze opens early September, pumpkin patch opens 9/14. 329 Kings Highway, Warwick. 845-986-1345.


Ulster County

DuBois Farms: DuBois hosts a series of special events every weekend in September and October. Pick-your-own pumpkins mid-September thru. October. A corn maze, wagon rides, petting zoo, and bakery all add to the atmosphere. Open every day from July 20th to November 10th. 10am-5pm. 209 Perkinsville Rd., Highland. 845-795-4037.

Hurds Family Farm: Pumpkins in all shapes and sizes. Apple picking and over 35 outdoor activities including hayride, corn maze, bouncy pillow, cow train, apple launcher and obstacle course. Friendly farm animals to feed and pet right next to the Kid's Corral Playground. Farm to table cafe with fresh cider donuts. Historic barn market filled with local and homemade products to take home and enjoy. Open 9am to 5pm daily. Special events every weekend in September and October at this 120 acre 7th generation family farm. 2185 Rte. 32, Modena. 845-883-7825.

Jenkins- Lueken Orchard: Pick your own apples and pumpkins. Corn Maze, fresh pressed cider and donuts. 69 Yankee Folly Rd., New Paltz. 845-255-0999.

Kelder's Farm: Thousands of pumpkins in over a dozen varieties are available for picking in all different shapes, sizes and weights! Open on weekends during the fall season and offering a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Open 10am-6pm. 5755 Rt. 209, Kerhonkson. 845-626-7137.

Weed Orchards: Its harvest festival includes live music, a petting zoo, and hay rides. Pumpkin picking daily. Open Mon.-Fri.; 10am-5pm. Sat.-Sun.; 9am-5pm. 43 Mt. Zion Rd., Marlboro. 845-236-2684.  

Wilklow Orchards: Enjoy over 5 acres of pumpkins, fresh cider, and autumn mums. Also a hay jump, hayrides, petting animals, as well as hot cider and other snacks. Open through October 31. 341 Pancake Hollow Rd., Highland. 845-691-2339.


Updated September 25, 2019

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