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Pumpkin Picking on Long Island

Updated: Sep 22


Autumn is the season after summer, when leaves fall from trees. It's also the season when the days get shorter and colder, and everything turns brown and drab, but people like it anyway, probably for the pumpkins!

NASSAU COUNTY


Atlantic Nursery & Garden Shop

250 Atlantic Ave.

Freeport, NY 11520

(516) 378-7357

Website

Info: Located near the Nautical Mile, Atlantic Nursery & Garden Shop has been family owned and operated since 1929 and boasts and a wide selection of pumpkins to pick.

Hours: Open every day 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Labor Day 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. May close early depending on the weather.

Other Activities: Farm animals and petting zoo, hay and mini corn maze, tire crawl, haunted hide-away, build your own scarecrow, fall harvest and decorative market, festive cutout scene, children scavenger hunt, pumpkin painting and face painting.


Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s

480 Hempstead Ave.

Malverne, NY 11565

(516) 881-7900

Website

Info: The Nassau County farm has pumpkin patches for Long Islanders to browse.

Hours: Farm stand hours: Wednesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday 3 p.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Farmer's market hours: Saturdays 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Other Activities: Farm stand


Hicks Nurseries

100 Jericho Turnpike

Westbury, NY 11590

(516)-334-0066

Website

Info: After meeting Otto the Ghost, people can search Hicks’ large pumpkin patch for the perfect pumpkin.

Hours: Open daily 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Other Activities: Hayrides, pictures with Otto the Ghost, animated children’ story, petting zoo, children’s workshops, concessions


The Dee’s Nursery & Florist

69 Atlantic Ave.

Oceanside, NY 11572

(516) 678-3535

Website

Info: The Oceanside nursey brings fall fun to Long Islanders and large pumpkin patches to look through.

Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Other Activities: Petting zoo, children’s corn maze, gem mining, pumpkin painting, spooky walk through, mums, cornstalks and hay bales.


SUFFOLK COUNTY


Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms

6 Bagatelle Road

Dix Hills, NY 11746

(631) 549-FARM

Website

Info: The 1-acre pumpkin pitch is packed with pumpkins from the farm’s patches in the back.

Hours: Call for hours

Other Activities: Hayrides, animal train ride, pumpkin bouncy house, firetruck slide, haunted maze, duck races, trikes and games play area. There is a marketplace and concessions offering cornstalks, roasted corn, fresh baked pies, apple cider, candy apples and mums.


Andrew Family Farm and Greenhouse

1038 Sound Ave.

Wading River, NY 11792

(631) 929-5963

Website

Info: There are a variety of pumpkins at the 3-acres patch, which features pumpkins cut off the vine and trucked in from their other locations.

Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Other Activities: Farm stand offering baked goods, straw bales, corn stalks, vegetable and fall flowers.


The BBGG Farm & Nursery

625 North Country Road

St. James, NY 11780

(631) 862-9182

Website

Info: There is 5-acres pumpkin patch full of pumpkins grown at the farm and nearby farms.

Hours: Daily 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Other Activities: Concession stand offering hot cider and roasted corn


Benner’s Farm

56 Gnarled Hollow Road

Setauket, NY 11733

(631) 689-8172

Website

Info: People can look for their favorite gourds through the farm’s half acre plot of pumpkins.

Hours: Call for hours

Other Activities: Hayrides, live music, farm stand, cider making, farm animals. The farm hosts different activities every weekend.


Borella’s Farm Stand

485 Edgewood Ave.

St. James, NY 11780

(631) 862-7330

Website

Info: The farm has eight acres of pumpkins for Long Islanders to look through.

Hours: Open daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Other Activities: Hayrides, corn maze, face painting, live DJ entertainment, inflatable rides, candied apples, cow train, water duck races, milk the cow, conk the crow, corn cannon, spider suppertime, concession


Brightwaters Farms

1624 Manatuck Blvd.

Bay Shore, NY 11706

(631) 665-5411

Website

Info: Families can search for the perfect pumpkin in Brightwaters Farms’ 3-acres field.

Dates: Call for hours

Other Activities: Hayrides, farm playground, live entertainment, face painting, cartoon characters, animal viewing, magician show, rubber ducky race, strong man challenge, pumpkin pitch bean bag toss, farm pit stop challenge and concessions (Available Weekends & Columbus Day)


Elwood Pumpkin Farm

1500 East Jericho Turnpike

Huntington, NY

631-368-8626

Website

Info: One of Suffolk County’s western most farms, Elwood Pumpkin Farm boasts 11-acres of white pumpkins, speckled swan gourds.

Hours: Call for hours

Other Activities: Hayrides and children corn maze


Fink’s Country Farm

6242 Middle Country Road

Wading River, NY 11792

(631) 886-2272

Website

Info: For over 50 years, Fink’s Country Farm has been delivered fall fun to Long Islanders with their 3-acres U-Pick pumpkin fields and various seasonal activities.

Hours: Opens Sept. 14. Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Other Activities: Corn maze, hayrides, animal farm, bounce house, character appearances, pig races, playground area, face painting, pony rides, corn cannon, pumpkin slingshot, kiddie train, farm stand


Glover Farms

633 Victory Ave.

Brookhaven, NY 11719

(631) 286-7876

Website

Info: Long Islanders can pick the perfect pumpkin in Glover’s 15-acre U-Pick field.

Hours: Weekdays, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m., Weekends & Columbus Day, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Other Activities: 10-acre corn maze, farm animals, learn about farm equipment, farm stand


Helen’s Greenhouses & Flower Farms

999 Union Ave.

Riverhead

(631) 722-8449

Website 

Hours: Call for hours

Other Activities: Farmstand, tractor and horse hay rides, corn maze


Lenny Bruno Farms

740 Wading River Road

Manorville, NY 11949

(631) 591-3592

Website

Info: Lenny Bruno Farms boats 8-acres of pumpkins in their U-Pick farm.

Hours: Open every day seasonally from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Other Activities: corn maze, apple cider, baked pies, roasted corn, hay bales, mum and Halloween décor. Bounce house and petting zoo (Weekends Only)


Lewin Farms

812 Sound Ave.

Calverton, NY 11933

(631) 929-4327

Website

Info: Lewin Farms is currently in its fourth generation of providing Long Islanders acres of fresh produces, pumpkins and gourds. People can look for pumpkins in their 60-acre field.

Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Other Activities: 5-acres newly-designed corn maze, farm stand


May’s Farm Stand

6361 NY-25A

Wading River, NY 11792

(631) 929-6654

Website

Info: People can look for pumpkins in their acre a half farm.

Hours: Call for hours

Other Activities: Hayrides, farm stand selling mums, sweet peppers, corn and gourds


Organics Today Farm

169 Washington St.

East Islip, NY 11730

(631) 480-6497

Website

Info: The quaint organic farm is known for their heirloom tomatoes and vegetables. During the fall, the Long Islanders look for pumpkins in their 3-acre fields.

Hours: Opens for pumpkin picking Sept. 21.

Other Activities: Tractor rides, farm stand, concessions, hay bales, mum and scarecrows


Pantaleons Farm

445 NY-25A

East Setauket, NY 11733

(631) 608-8331

Website

Info: Local farmstand that offers the best quality in plants to decorate your home so that it can look spectacular.

Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Other Activities: Pumpkin picking, hayrides, kids playground area and much more


Schmitt Farms

26 Pinelawn Road

Melville, NY 11747

(631) 271-3276

Website

Info: For over 50 years, Schmitt Farm’s hosts the annual fall festival every weekend leading up to Halloween. During the festivities, people can look through the large selection of pumpkin in their U-Pick patch.

Hours: Opening date TBD

Other Activities: Corn maze, playground, inflatables, hay rides, farm animals, pony rides, haunted mansion walkthrough.


Waterdrinker Family Farm & Garden

663 Wading River Road

Manorville, NY

(631) 878-8653

Website

Info: Not only does the farm offer seasonal activities, all year round it offers gardening help.

Hours: Daily 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Other Activities: Haunted corn maze, farm animals, hayrides, roasted corn


White Post Farms

250 Old Country Road

Melville, NY

(631) 351-9373

Website

Info: People can browse through White Post Farms’ large pumpkin patch for the perfect pumpkin.

Hours: Must select time slot online, purchase tickets in advance

Other Activities: Animal farm, exotic bird show, variety show, magic show, canine show, hayrides, bounce houses, pumpkin painting, pony rides and concessions


Woodside Nursery and Garden Center

134 East Woodside Ave.

North Patchogue, NY 11772

(631) 758-1491

Website

Info: Long Islanders will find large and small pumpkins from the nursery’s five acre farm.

Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Other Activities: Haunted tunnel, balloon bounce houses, gold mining, scarecrow making, market, face painting and balloon artist.


NORTH FORK


Gabrielsen’s Country Plant Farm

200 Herricks Lane

Jamesport, NY 11947

(631) 722-3259

Website

Info: The Jamesport farm’s new Herricks Lane location boasts a 1 ½ acre pumpkin field, which features traditional and specialty pumpkins and gourds.

Hours: Daily, 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Other Activities: hayrides, train rides, characters – Pumpkin Princess and Scarecrow, bouncy houses, corn crib, kiddie maze, farm animals, giant pumpkin, giant games area, restoration school house, old fashioned church, picnic area, pedal tractors, live music, farm stand


Greenland Family Farms

17155 Middle Road

Cutchogue, NY 11935

(631) 734-5791

Website

Info: People can search for pumpkins in Greenland Family Farms fields and the farm special pricing for all one person can carry.

Hours: Open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wednesday-Monday.

Other Activities: Halloween field filled with hundreds of seasonal decorations, including Dracula, ghosts and Frankenstein. Also available are hay rides and a farm stand.


Harbes Family Farm

Multiple Locations

Website

Info: With three locations, including Riverhead, Mattituck and Jamesport, Harbes Family Farm has acres of farmland full of pumpkins and gourds.

Hours: Varies upon location, call for details

Other Activities: corn maze, pony rides, tractor rides, 15-minute singing hayrides, apple picking, concessions,


Helen’s Pumpkin Farm

987 Union Ave.

Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 722-8449

Website

Info: The 20-acre Riverhead farm offers more than 30 varieties of pumpkins and gourds.

Hours: Call for hours

Other Activities: corn maze, live entertainment, picnic area, horse-drawn hay rides, farmers market


Krupski’s Farm

38030 Route 25

Peconic, NY 11958

(631) 734-7841

Website

Info: Krupski’s Farm boasts more than 50 acres of farmland spanning three fields. Long Islanders can walk through their 1.5-acres U-Pick field.

Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Friday-Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Other Activities: Hayrides, haunted barn, haunted corn maze, hay vales, farm stand offering seasonal vegetables (Weekends Only)


Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm

270 West Lane

Aquebogue, NY 11931

(631) 722-3467

Website

Info: This East End farm has 26-acres of U-Pick pumpkins. 

Hours: Opens Sept. 19. Weekdays, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m., weekends & holidays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Other Activities: Corn maze, hayrides, bounce house, face painting, country store, flower house


SOUTH FORK


Fairview Farm

19 Horsemill Lane

Bridgehampton, NY 11932

(631) 537-6154

Website

Info: The South Fork farm offers a variety of fruits and vegetables, but Long Islanders can browse the farm’s pumpkin patch for the perfect pumpkin.

Hours: Thursday – Sunday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Other Activities: 8-acre corn maze stretching nearly two miles, farm stand, corn cannon, tractor tires full of corn


Hank’s Pumpkintown

240 Montauk Highway

Water Mill, NY 11976

(631) 726-4667

Website

Info: Hank’s Pumpkin has over 420 acres of crops spread throughout its South Fork location and 48 of those acres are dedicated to pumpkins. From small to extra-large pumpkins on the vine, this farm will be the place to find the perfect pumpkin.

Hours: Opens Sept. 12. Daily, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Other Activities: wooden playground, farm stand and concessions. Weekends only & select weekdays – corn maze, narrated hayrides, family corn trains, jump pads, duck races, slides, pedal cart race, calf milking, pig races, treasure hunt maze, Hank’s corn head


Seven Ponds Orchard

65 7 Ponds Road

Water Mill, NY 11976

(631) 726-8015

Website

Info: Besides being known for their apples, Seven Ponds Orchard offers a wide selection of pumpkin and season gourds.

Hours: Daily, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Other Activities: hayrides, apple picking, wooden toy land, tractor rides, farm market


The Milk Pail

1346 Montauk Highway

Water Mill, NY 11976

(631) 537-2565

Website

Info: There are more than 55 varieties of pumpkins and gourds are available.

Hours: Friday – Sunday & Holidays, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Other Activities: marketplace, live entertainment


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Guide: Pumpkin Picking on Long Island

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