Top Pumpkin Patches in the Hudson Valley

HVP shares 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.

Dutchess County

Dykeman Farm: A family tradition since 1974, pick- your- own pumpkins are open weekends only starting September 24 and all October weekends including Columbus Day. 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. They have an annual Harvest Festival Weekends, with plenty of homemade food, live music, hayrides, donuts and cider September 9th & 10th through October 28th & 29th! Hayrides to the fields. 9 Fishkill Farm Rd., Hopewell Junction. 845-897-4377.

Greig Farm: Pick pumpkins from mid-September to the end of October. 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 currently three loops on the north side of Pitcher Lane that are about 4 miles in total. Open Monday-Sunday; 9am-5pm. 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. Monday-Friday 10-5pm. Saturday & Sunday 9am to 5pm. Fall Festival is every Saturday & Sunday from September 23, 2023 to October 29, 2023, 10am to 5pm. 229 Middle Road, Rhinebeck. 845-590-9642.

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! PYO Pumpkins beginning on September 16. Open to the public every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and all holidays, from 9am – 6pm. School Groups by reservation only. 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. Open 7 days 8am-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. Wednesday to Sunday, 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 Daily: 9am-4:45pm; Sundays ’til 4pm. 73 Little York Rd., Warwick. 845-258-4221.

Pierson Farm and Greenhouse. Labor Day Weekend – Halloween. Sept 2nd-Sept 10th: Open Sat/Sun/Labor Day, 12:30-5:30. Sept 16th-Oct 31st: Open Mon-Fri, 11:30-5 & Sat/Sun/Columbus Day, 10-6. Pumpkin picking, sunflower and corn mazes, kids’ playground and lots more fun activities1448 Rte. 211 West, Middletown. 845-386-1882.

Soons Orchards: Your family has ample picking time at Soons as they run wagons continuously into pumpkin fields weekends 11-4. Wagon rides $5 p/p, kids 3 & under ride free. 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 for fresh pressed apple cider, homemade fudge, and other treats. Open from 9am-6pm. Pick-your-own runs on weekends mid-September to October. 23 Soons Cir., New Hampton. 845-374-5471.

Wright Family Farm, 329 Kings Highway, Warwick. Open May- Dec. Seasonal fruits & vegetables. Open Sept 16 – Oct 29 for corn maze and barnyard. Pumpkin patch opens Sept 16. Visit one of our patches to pick the perfect pumpkin (priced by the pound). Bring your camera for memorable pictures of kids and pumpkins! Get lost in our corn maze!  Enjoy the view from one of our 2 bridges.  The barnyard offers pedal carts, cow train ride, tube slide, hamster wheel, pumpkin bowling and more! Stop by the Farm Stand for a slice of pumpkin pie. 845-986-1345.

Ulster County

Apple Hill Farm, Pick your own pumpkins from the end of September 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. Open daily 10am-5pm until Novmber 22. Tavern is open Wednesdays through Sundays; 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-6pm. 5755 Rt. 209, Kerhonkson. 845-626-7137.

Minard's Family Farm: Open for apple picking early September through late October. 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 fun with the kids. There are lots of activities for everyone. 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-Sunday 8am-4pm. Closed Mondays. Weekends in October are for pumpkin picking, corn mazes, and hay rides. 5100 Rte. 209, Accord. 8am-4pm. 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 1st - October 30th. 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 3, 2023

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