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. A stroll through vine-covered fields in search of the perfect pumpkin makes for a great day trip with your family. Check the farm or orchard's website/Facebook page before visiting for any updated information. Please practice social distancing and happy picking. 

Dutchess County

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 free hayrides and a children's tent with activities for the kids. Pumpkin picking weekends 10am-5pm. Farm stand is open every day July 1-Oct. 31, 10am-5pm. 823 W. Dover Rd., Pawling. 845-832-6068.

Fishkill Farms: Pick-your-own pumpkins. Reservations to pick must be made before coming. Join us for Harvest Festivals, every weekend in September & October starting Saturday, September 10th for live music, wagon rides, fall PYO, hard cider sipping and more. Homemade food, donuts, and cider. Hayrides to the fields. 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell JCT. 845-897-4377.

Greig Farm: Pick pumpkins from late Sept. to end of Oct. This farm also has the Farm Market & Cafe in addition to seasonal produce. Kids can feed the goats behind market and see the Koi fish behind Grandiflora Nursery. There are now 3 hiking trails available also. Open Monday-Sunday; 9am-7pm. 227 Pitcher Ln., Red Hook. 845-758-1234.

Kesicke Farm: In the fall, spend the day with us enjoying our corn maze, wagon rides through the corn, hay rides, feed and pet our farm animals, and our delicious apple cider donuts. We offer our own farm raised, natural beef, pork, lamb, and chicken.  You can also enjoy our farm fresh eggs all year round. Open weekends only; 10am-5pm. 229 Middle Road, Rhinebeck. 845-590-9642.

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.

Orange County

Apple Ridge Orchards: Experience a genuine and wonderful time Pumpkin Picking at our beautiful farm with your friends and family. Enjoy our pumpkin patch, custom farm displays, and more! Open to the public every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and all holidays, from 9am – 6pm. 101 Jessup Rd., Warwick. 845-987-7717.

Lawrence Farms Orchards: From mid-September to late October you can find fall activities from hayrides to 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 Colandrea Road, Newburgh.  845-562-4268.

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. Weekends. Sat., 8am-4pm; Sun., 9am-4pm. 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.

Pierson Farm and Greenhouse, 1448 Rte. 211 West, Middletown. Weekends 10am-6pm, Daily 10am-6pm. Pumpkin picking and corn mazes starting September 19 to November 8. 845-386-1882.

Soons Orchards: Your family has ample picking time at Soons as they run wagons continuously into pumpkin fields weekends 11-4. Reservations must be made. 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 18. 23 Soons Cir., New Hampton. 845-374-5471.

Wright Family Farm, 329 Kings Highway, Warwick. Open May- Dec. Seasonal fruits & vegetables. Corn mazes open September 5. Pumpkin picking starts September 17. Enjoy the cow train, pony rides, hayrides, farm animals, steer roping and more (some amenities may be closed due to the pandemic). Stop by the Farm Stand for a slice of pumpkin pie. 845-986-1345.

Ulster County

Apple Hill Farm, Pick your own pumpkins from September 25 through October 31. Open 10am-5pm. Get fresh pressed apple cider and take home some of our famous mulled apple cider donuts. Tables are available for a picnic or, if you prefer, bring a blanket to relax and enjoy the views. 124 Rte. 32 S., New Paltz. 845-255-1605.

Dressel Farms: Get apples and pumpkins on this farm. Late September through October. Weekends, 10am-4pm. 271 State Rte. 208, New Paltz. 845-255-0693

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 (some amenities may be closed due to the pandemic). Open every day from May 31 through November 23. 10am-5pm. 209 Perkinsville Rd., Highland. 845-795-4037.

Jenkins-Lueken Orchard: Pick your own apples and pumpkins. September thru October, weekends only. 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! You must make reservations on website. Open on weekends during the fall season and offering a hayride to the pumpkin patch. Available Farmyard Attractions include mini-golf, tube slides, farm animals, jumping pillow, corn maze, new combine slides and more. Open 10am-5pm. 5755 Rt. 209, Kerhonkson. 845-626-7137.

Minard's Family Farm: We will be open for apple picking through the first weekend in November. Fresh apples, cider donuts, pies and our other baked goods will be available in our Barn Market. Pumpkins will be ready in October. Come and enjoy a day of agritainment with the kids. 10am-6pm. 250 Hurds Rd., Clintondale. 845-325-0222.

Prospect Hill Orchards: Families have a great time at Prospect Hill Orchards. There are so many things to see and do. The whole family can enjoy a tractor pulled hayride that takes you around the entire orchard, stopping by the pumpkin patches and picnic area. 9am-4pm. Weekends, September through October. 340 Milton Tpke., Milton. 845-795-2383.

Saunderskill Farms: Tuesday to Sunday from April to Dec. Weekends in October are for pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and hay rides. 5100 Rte. 209, Accord. 8am-4pm. 845-626-2676.

Seed Song Farm: Roam acres of farmland and check out a variety of fun activities. Stroll the U-pick pumpkin patch, take hay rides, visit friendly farm animals, listen to live music, and feast on a farm-fresh snack or a yummy apple cider donut! Activities and food offerings vary by weekend.  Available through the month of October, with a special Halloween-themed pumpkin event on Sun, October 30th. Saturdays 12pm- 5pm. 160 Esopus Ave, Kingston. ?845-383-1528

Wallkill View Farm: At Wallkill View Farm you can be sure to find the best pick-your-own pumpkin patch and corn maze in the Hudson Valley. On October weekends we offer free hayrides and activities for children! Weekends from October 5th - October 27th. 9am - 6:30pm. 15 Route 299 West, New Paltz. 845-255-8050.

Weed Orchards: Its harvest festival includes live music, a petting zoo, and hay rides (not available in 2020 due to pandemic). Pumpkin picking daily. Open every day 9am-5pm. Outside Dining & Winery Open Weekends 11-5pm. 43 Mt. Zion Rd., Marlboro. 845-236-2684.  

Wilklow Orchards: Enjoy a patch of small pumpkins, fresh cider, cider donuts, and autumn mums. Also a hay jump, hayrides, and petting animals (may be closed due to pandemic). Open through October 31. 341 Pancake Hollow Rd., Highland. 845-691-2339.

Sullivan County

Cunningham Family Farms: Pumpkin picking for the family, an almost 4 acre corn maze, the Lost Irishman's Mine, hay rides, barnyard play area and an obstacle course make this a great place to spend the day. 233 Hurd and Parks Road, Swan Lake. 845-583-4083.

Updated August 23, 2022

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