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. Most farms and orchards are open for pick your own. The list below has been updated according to new regulations. Many activities may not be available. You should visit the farm or orchard's website/Facebook page before visiting for any updated information. Please practice social distancing and happy picking. 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-October. Pumpkin picking from late September to October. Open daily. 11am-5pm. 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 9/6-10/31, and Columbus Day, 10am-5pm. 823 W. Dover Rd., Pawling. 845-832-6068.

Fishkill Farms: Pick-your-own pumpkins. Reservations to pick must be made before coming. Late Sept. thru mid-Oct. has Harvest Festival Weekends. 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 early Nov. 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. 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 Dave's Orchard (Formally known as Applewood), 82 Four Corners Rd., Warwick. Open daily. 9am-4:30pm. Labor Day weekend to late October, come to pick apples and 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 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 will be no pony rides, maze, music, haunted house and no food stand due to the pandemic). There are discounts available on the website. The picking season runs through early November. 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. Weekends. Sat., 8am-4pm; Sun., 9am-4pm. 730 State Road, Rte. 211, Montgomery. 845-692-4364.

Mindard's Family Farm: You pick delicious apples and pumpkins. Pumpkins are ready in early October. Cider donuts, pies and other baked goods available in the Barn Market. Family fun includes petting zoo, bouncy pillow, sand pit, and lots more. 10am-6pm. 250 Hurds Rd., Clintondale. 845-325-0222.

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 19. 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 July 20th to November 25th. 10am-5pm. 209 Perkinsville Rd., Highland. 845-795-4037.

Hurds Family Farm: Pumpkins in all shapes and sizes are available for picking starting in late September. Also, apple picking plus 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. 2185 Rte. 32, Modena. 845-883-7825.

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. 9am-6pm. 845-626-2676.

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. 9:00am - 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 September 18, 2020

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