Pumpkin Picking on Long Island

Where to Pick Your Own Pumpkins on Long Island

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When the trees on Long Island slowly turn bright shades of red, yellow and blazing orange, it's time to take the whole family pumpkin picking. The kids will love choosing their own pumpkin straight off the vine. Many Long Island pumpkin farms also offer seasonal fun, such as corn mazes or Halloween events. Here's a sampling of Long Island farms where you can pick your own pumpkins. Included are some that sell already-picked pumpkins. I've arranged them alphabetically by location. Since each year's harvest is different, please call ahead to double-check for the times and days these farms are open to the public.

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    Aquebogue

    Stakey's Pumpkin Farm
    270 West Lane
    Aquebogue, NY
    (631) 722-3467

    Take the whole family to this 26-acre farm and choose from 18 different varieties of pumpkins. The kids will enjoy picking their own pumpkins straight off the vine. There's free admission and parking and a corn maze. Enjoy roasted corn, apple cider donuts and a bounce house for the kids. Seasonal fun includes hay rides, pony rides and more. Please call for pumpkin prices and times.
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    Bay Shore

    Brightwaters Farms
    1624 Manatuck Boulevard
    Bay Shore, NY
    (631) 665-5411

    Spread out over more than 12 acres, Brightwaters Farm offers an annual Fall Harvest Festival. The kids can pick pumpkins, go on pony rides or hayrides and enjoy inflatable rides. There are farm animals on view and a Little Farmers Playground. Purchase fresh baked pies, candy apples or roasted corn. Go to the Brightwaters Farm website for a coupon for one free admission. Call for prices and times.
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    Bridgehampton

    Fairview Farm
    69 Horsemill Lane overlooking Mecox Bay
    (***Note: if you're using a GPS, ask for directions to 69 Horsemill Road)
    Bridgehampton, NY

    Come to Fairview Farm's corn maze, created from eight acres of corn growing 10 feet tall. General admission: $10, 11 years and under for $7, 3 years and under for free. Call for info about pumpkin picking and more.
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    Cutchogue

    Greenland Family Farms Inc.
    17155 County Road 48
    Cutchogue, NY
    (631) 734-5791

    Owned and run by the Samolewski family, Greenland Family Farms features hayrides on weekends in October, pumpkin picking and more. Call for current prices and times.
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    Dix Hills

    Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms
    6 Bagatelle Road
    Dix Hills, NY
    (631) 549-1159

    Pick your own pumpkins at this family farm in Dix Hills. There's no admission fee to enter the farm. Activities for the family include a hayride, animal train ride, pumpkin bouncy house, and John Deere Trike Play area. There's a selection of mums, ornamental kale, hay, cornstalks, Montauk daisies, and other fall perennials. There are fall and Halloween decorations, and you can also enjoy roasted corn, fresh baked goods, homemade candy apples, and local apple cider. Take the Long Island Expressway to Exit 50 and go one-quarter mile north.

  • 06 of 18

    East Islip

    Organics Today Farm
    160 Washington Street
    East Islip, NY
    (631) 650-4424 (Please call from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

    This three-acre, organic farm is open from April 1st through November 1st, and allows you to pick your own pesticide-free pumpkins right off the vine. It's a relaxed place where you won't find crowds as you wander through the organic pumpkin patch. Open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Organics Today Farm doesn't charge admission or parking fees. There are tractor-pulled hayrides for $3 per person in season.
  • 07 of 18

    East Meadow

    Friendly Farms
    832 Merrick Avenue
    East Meadow, NY
    (516) 486-2448

    One of Nassau County's only organic farms, Friendly Farms sits on 2.2 acres and you can pick your own pumpkins as well as other fruits and vegetables in season. Check their website or call for dates and hours of their annual Fall Festival, where you and the kids can pay for a hayride, enter the Haunted House before and on Halloween, make a scarecrow, paint pumpkins and more.

  • 08 of 18

    Huntington

    Elwood Pumpkin Farm, Huntington
    1500 Jericho Turnpike
    Huntington, NY
    (631) 368-8626

    A pumpkin farm in Huntington? Who knew? Come to the Elwood Pumpkin Farm and pick pumpkins right off the vine. There's no admission charge, but there is a $3 fee for the kids' corn maze (adults will enjoy it, too!) and hayrides ($3 for a short ride, $6 for a longer ride.) Open from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. on weekends in season. You can also pick your pumpkins during the week, but you'll have to call (631) 368-8626 in advance to make an appointment.
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  • 09 of 18

    Jamesport

    Harbes Family Farms

    You can pick your own pumpkins at three Harbes Family Farms locations: at 1223 Main Road, Route 25 in Jamesport, at 715 Sound Avenue in Mattituck, and at their Middle Earth Pumpkin Farm, 5698 Sound Avenue in Riverhead. For a fee, there are hayrides at the Jamesport and Riverhead locations, pony rides at the Mattituck and Jamesport farms, corn mazes, pig races and more. Check their website for current prices and times.
  • 10 of 18

    Mattituck

    Harbes Family Farms

    You can pick your own pumpkins at three Harbes Family Farms locations: at 1223 Main Road, Route 25 in Jamesport, at 715 Sound Avenue in Mattituck, and at their Middle Earth Pumpkin Farm, 5698 Sound Avenue in Riverhead. For a fee, there are hayrides at the Jamesport and Riverhead locations, pony rides at the Mattituck and Jamesport farms, corn mazes, pig races and more. Check their website for current prices and times.
  • 11 of 18

    Melville

    Schmitt's Family Farm
    26 Pinelawn Road
    Melville, NY
    (631)271-3276

    Bring the kids to Schmitt's Family Farm in season for the daytime corn maze and the children's daytime haunted mansion. There's a pumpkin playground, pick your own pumpkins, pony rides, a 30-foot slide and free hayrides. Go to the Schmitt Family Farms website for more information, current prices and a coupon for discounts.
  • 12 of 18

    Melville

    White Post Farms
    250 Old Country Road
    Melville
    (631) 351-9373

    White Post Farms features an annual fall festival that includes pumpkin picking. There is an admission fee of $14 on festival weekends. (Visit the White Post Farms website for discount coupons.) This includes unlimited use of their slides and bouncers. There are also toddler bouncers for children under 36". Pony rides, train rides and pumpkins are available for an extra fee. Please call for current opening times.
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  • 13 of 18

    Patchogue

    Woodside Nursery & Garden Center
    134 East Woodside Avenue
    North Patchogue, NY
    (631) 758-1491

    In the fall, the Woodside Nursery & Garden Center is open 7 days a week. The $2 per person admission fee includes entry to the Haunted Tunnel and the outdoor "Octobercation" exhibit. On weekends, there's children's face painting and the whole family can enjoy fresh, hot roasted corn. There are activities including pumpkin picking, balloon bounce, panning for gold (!), magic acts on weekends, and much more. Call for current times and prices.
  • 14 of 18

    Riverhead

    Harbes Family Farms

    You can pick your own pumpkins at three Harbes Family Farms locations: at 1223 Main Road, Route 25 in Jamesport, at 715 Sound Avenue in Mattituck, and at their Middle Earth Pumpkin Farm, 5698 Sound Avenue in Riverhead. For a fee, there are hayrides at the Jamesport and Riverhead locations, pony rides at the Mattituck and Jamesport farms, corn mazes, pig races and more. Check their website for current prices and times.
  • 15 of 18

    Setauket

    Benner's Farm
    56 Gnarled Hollow Road
    East Setauket, NY
    (631) 689-8172

    In season, Benner's Farm offers pumpkin picking, a hunted hayride, farm animals and more on their 15-acre homestead. Open on weekends from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Call for more information and prices.
  • 16 of 18

    Water Mill

    Hank's Pumpkintown
    240 Montauk Highway
    Wate Mill, NY
    (631) 726-4667

    Pick your own pumpkins straight off the vine at the Pumpkin Patch at Hank's Pumpkintown. Open weekdays, weekends and holidays in season. Check the website for current hours and prices. There's also a maze park on weekends. The $10 admission fee includes unlimited wagon rides, all-day corn mazes, unlimited tractor train rides and much more.
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  • 17 of 18

    Water Mill

    The Milk Pail Farm, Orchard & Greenhouses
    757 Mecox Road
    Water Mill, NY
    (631) 537-2565

    The Milk Pail Farm is located on 1346 Montauk Highway. If you take the first road just east of the farm, you'll come to the farm store on 757 Mecox Road. There, you'll find out how you can pick your own pumpkins and apples. (Note: no dogs allowed, and there are no public restrooms available.) In 2009, the U-Pick Pumpkin Farm will be open from Friday, October 16th through Sunday, October 18th from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit their website for more information.
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    Wading River

    May's Farm
    6361 Route 25A
    Wading River, NY
    (631) 929-6654

    Every October, May's Farm in Wading River features pumpkin picking as well as a corn maze, pony rides and more family fun. Check out their jams and jellies and their fresh, hot, roasted sweet corn.