Fall Fun Family Activities, Harvest Festivals, Corn Mazes and more...

Autumn is here and it's a perfect time to head out to local New Jersey farms for fun kids activities and Fall Festivals. Family friendly hay rides are always a hit. Keep your eyes peeled for selecting perfect pumpkins from the pumpkin patch. Pick Apples right off the apple trees and try to fill your basket to the top. Find your way out of corn mazes, always a big draw for children of all ages. Bring home apple cider, apple donuts, pumpkin pies, and many other NJ farm fresh fruits and vegetables.

We've found these farms up North ready for you with activities galore:  

Secor Farms

Mid September 2021 - End of October 2021
Take a scenic farm tour on a hayride to the corn maze. Visit and feed the animals at the petting zoo. Get your cameras ready for memorable photos of “How Tall This Fall” and the many other face cut outs scattered around the farm. Younger children will have fun working their way through the hay maze and playing with toy tractors in the corn box. Check out their farm market full of fresh baked pies, apple butters, fresh fruit, fresh veggies and more! Also: pumpkin picking!
Fall Field Trips and Group Hayrides: September-October 2021 Mon-Fri 9AM-1PM; hayride, pumpkin and an apple to take home.
85 Airmont Ave, Mahwah, NJ, 201.529.2595, secorfarms.com/fall

Hill View Farms

U-Pick Schedule: Sept: Apple Picking. Oct: Apples & Pumpkins 2021 - 9AM-6PM 
Hill View Farms is dedicated to providing you with the freshest fruit and vegetables, as well as eggs, cider, and homemade pies. Whether you pick them from the fields or from the General Store, you will not only bring home healthy and healthful ingredients, you are doing a great thing in supporting your local farmers.  223 Meyersville Road Gillette, 908.647.0957.  hillview-farms.com

Wightman Farms

September 2021 - October 2021, Pick your own Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only
Ultimate Fall farm experience! Pick your own pumpkin, peaches, apples and more! Check out the farm market for all your fresh grocery needs. You can purchase produce, dairy, meats and more!
Farm Store Hours: Mon-Sat 8-6, Sun 8-5. Market offers fresh produce, dairy, meats, bakery items, beverages and more!
It's Peach, Nectarine & Apple Season! “Pick Your Own” 2021: 
Fridays 10AM-4PM, Saturdays 9AM-5:30PM, Sundays 9AM-4:30PM
1111 Mt. Kemble Ave, Morristown, NJ, 973.425.9819, wightmanfarms.com

Alstede Farms

September - October 2021
Kids Fun Farm Activities Include: Pony Rides, Wagon Train Rides, Scenic Farm Hayrides and Corn Kingdom. FREE! Available Everyday: Friendly Farm Animals, Climb the Giant Hay Pyramid!  Pick your own apples. Ice cream stand offers homemade, creamy, Alstede fresh ice cream.  84 County Route 513 S, Chester, NJ, 908.879.7189, alstedefarms.com

Conklin Farms U-Pick 

Opening September 25, 2021
U pick pumpkins, hayrides (haunted hayrides weekends only), farm animals, corn maze, barn store, snack shack. 100+ pound giant pumpkin slingshot game. 65 River Road, Montville, NJ. conklinupick.com

Fairfield Farms And Greenhouses

Starting Third weekend of September 2021
Fairfield Farms has a reputation for being a wonderful place to visit in the Fall. We provide a fun Fall farm experience right in Essex County. Fall season begins the third weekend of September with all attractions open. Weekdays 1:00PM-5:00PM, Weekends 9:30AM-6:00PM. Hayrides, pumpkin picking, corn maze, big bale mountain, rope maze, the big pipe ride, and pumpkin sling shot.177 Big Piece Rd, Fairfield, NJ, 973.227.1011

Heaven Hill Farm - Great Pumpkin Festival

September 18, 2021 - November 7, 2021
This farm has so much to do for the whole family all year round. They offer gardening workshops throughout the year. Check out their farmers market that offers fresh baked goods, honey, wine, sauces, fresh produce, fudge and more! They also have homemade ice cream, yum! Keep the kids busy with the many activities that they have like hayrides, hay mazes, boo barn and more! 
Great Pumpkin Festival: Sept 18th-Nov 7th. 40+ Fun Filled Activities: Chicken little show, hayrides, hay mazes, duck race... 
Trick-Or-Treat Trail: Oct 31st. 12PM- tasty treats to follow. Halloween costume contest too!
51 State Route 94, Vernon, NJ, 973.764.5144

Donaldson Farms

Hayrides and corn maze available weekends late Sept-Oct 31, 2021. Put on your comfortable walking shoes and venture into the Corn Maze! Pumpkin Picking, pony rides, Hayrides, group visits, birthday parties and more! Check out the farm store filled with fresh baked pies, dairy, apple cider donuts, candy apples and more!  358 Allen Road Hackettstown, 908. 852.9122

Ort Farms

September 4 - October 30, 2021 (Pick your own apples: Sept 4-18)
Family friendly farm in Long Valley. Pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hayrides, yummy baked treats, hay tower for the kids, creepy cut out for photos, farm animal feeding and more!  Fall Festival: Weekend Activities: Hayrides, corn maze, cow train rides, pony rides, apple cannon, monster truck rides, food, farm animals & kiddie corral. Hayrides & corn maze open daily. Octoberfest: Sept 24-25. Boo Bash: Oct 30 Trick or treating on the farm accompanied by a parade, fall activities, and food trucks.  25 Bartley Road, Long Valley, 908.879.3351

Tranquility Farms  

Fall Fest: Begins Sept 24, 2021. Fall fun for the whole family at Tranquility Farms. Hay rides, cow train rides, corn maze, and bounce pillow.  Enjoy food and homemade ice cream. Activities include hayrides, cow train rides, corn maze, giant tube slide, hay pyramid and more!  47 Decker Pond Rd, Andover Township, 908.979.0303

Sussex County Strawberry Farm

At Sussex County Strawberry Farm they grow and sell a wide variety of pumpkins and what can be more fun than picking the perfect pumpkin for painting or carving. It is a great way to have fun with the entire family and to get some really great shots of the little ones sitting in the pumpkin patch. U-Pick strawberries, U-Pick pumpkins, and raspberries. Hayrides every weekend in October, fresh local apples, corn stalks, mums, fresh local cider, and more!  565 US-206, Newton, 973.579.5055

Hacklebarney Farm 

Bakery, Farm, and cider mill. Open Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-5PM. They have a slushie machine, hot dog stand every weekend, fresh fruits and vegetables, and fresh corn available!  104 State Park Rd, Chester, 908.879.6593

Oldwick Cider Mill & Orchard

Hop aboard one of the free wagon rides as we tour through the beautiful countryside of the cider mill! Wagon rides are available most weekends from mid-Sept. into the first week of Nov. Before you leave, take a visit to the cider mill to see how fresh picked apples are pressed into a delicious blend of pure apple cider. Pick your own apples, peaches and pumpkins.  19 King St. Oldwick, 908.439.2318

Riamede Farm

Pick your own apples and pumpkins. Riamede's orchard is a peaceful, 68 acre, quiet olde-time apple orchard with a "cut your own" pumpkins off the vine. Roam out into the orchard, hop on a hay wagon, visit the farm stand!
Purchase September Farm Passes. Admission includes a Riamede apple bag, red farm wagon use, access to delicious food and donuts, unlimited selfies, farm wagon ride, and admission to apple orchard, pumpkin field, and other produce fields.
122 Oakdale Rd, Chester, NJ, 908.879.5353, riamede.com


Stony Hill Farms - Corn Maze & Fun Park 

U-Pick Season: Fall 2021 - 10am-5pm (reserve), open daily
U-pick apples and pumpkins, 10-acre corn maze, barnyard board games, rope maze, tile maze, gemstone mining, and Noah’s Ark playground. 15 North Rd, Chester, NJ, 908.879.2908 

We've found these farm activities happening in Central Jersey 

Snyder's Farm - Fall Festival

September  - October 2021, Weekends 11AM-6PM
Pumpkin picking, hay rides, corn maze, food, music and so much more. There is something for the entire family, from kids, teens, parents, to grandparents to enjoy. 
Snyder’s Horror Movie Night: Sept 24th 5PM-10PM Movie choice is Nightmare On Elm Street (Rated R/Adults & older teens)
Snyder’s Fall Family Movie Night: Sept 25th 5PM-10PM Movie choice is CoCo (family friendly)
Fall Festival: Hayrides, pumpkin picking, corn maze, food, music. Oct 2nd-Oct 24th. Weekends only 11AM-6PM.
586 South Middlebush Rd, Somerset, 732.496.0441, snyders-farm.com

Happy Day Farm

Fall Harvest 2021: September 11 - October 31, 2021, 10am-5pm 
Family farm fun for the whole family! Corn maze, sunflower picking, yummy local honey, and sweet maple syrup. Tug-O-War, pumpkin picking, corn maze, hay mountain, horse bouncers, corn hole, Tilt-A-Maze and many more activities! Food concessions include pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs and more!  106 Iron Ore Road Manalapan, 732.977.3607, happydayfarmnj.com

Califon Orchards 

Califon Farm Market & Orchard - Pick your own apples, pumpkins, strawberries, peaches, and flowers. Enjoy scenic hayrides most weekends from mid-Sept. into the first week of Nov and don’t forget about the FREE corn maze!
Honey Crisp Festival: Sept 4-5th 9AM-5PM. Activities include: Honey Crisp, Gala, Zestar and Ginger Gold apple, Asian pear, white and yellow peach picking, tractor wagon rides, fresh apple cider tastings, tractor tire playground, corn maze, cute goats, picnic area and 200 acres of working farm land.  472 County Road 513, Califon, 908. 832.2905

Oldwick Cider Mill & Orchard

Mid September - First week of November 2021
Hop aboard one of the free wagon rides as we tour through the beautiful countryside of the cider mill! Wagon rides are available most weekends from mid-Sept. into the first week of Nov. Before you leave, take a visit to the cider mill to see how fresh picked apples are pressed into a delicious blend of pure apple cider. Pick your own apples, peaches and pumpkins. 19 King St. Oldwick, 908.439.2318

Terhune Farms - Apple Days Fall Harvest Festivals  

Apple picking, pumpkin picking, cider, pies, farm animals, pick your own, field trips, farm market, gift baskets and more can be found at the Mount Family's 200 acre fruit- and vegetable farm. So many activities for the kids to do like ride the pedal tractors, corn mazes, pumpkin painting, pony rides and more!
Fall Family Fun Weekends: 10AM-5PM. Admission includes: Music, barnyard, nature & pollinator trail, adventure barn, pedal tractor & play area, hay bale maze, corn maze, painting pumpkins, children discovery & play houses and more! Additional fee: pony rides, pumpkins, rubber duckies, food. 
330 Cold Soil Rd, Princeton, NJ, 609.924.2310

Marshall’s Farm

Open 7 days a week!
Families visit Marshall's Farm Market each fall for the hay rides and the Halloween Hollow display. Take a hayride through the field and then enjoy FREE apple cider donuts and apple cider to follow. Check out all the homemade products that they sell in their farm market like fresh baked pies, apple cider donuts, apple cider, sauces, honey, produce, meats, cheeses and more! Get your mums and pumpkins here as well! Open year round 7 days a week! 114 US 46, Delaware, NJ

A. Casola Farms 

September 11, 2021 - October 31, 2021, 8am-6pm Fall Fest 2021
Pumpkin Picking, Pumpkin patch, Haunted Hayrides, Corn Maze, Sunflower Maze, House of Horror, Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Wild West Show.  178 Highway 34 & Schanck Rd, Homdel, NJ, 732.332.1533, acasolafarms.com

Norz Hill Farm & Market 

Fall Festival September 12, 2021 - November 7, 2021 (7 days a week, Mon - Fri 12-6pm; Sat & Sun 10am-6pm)
Take a tour of farm, plenty of Fall activities: hayrides, u-pick pumpkins, 5-acre corn maze, pony rides and more. 116 South Branch Rd, Hillsborough, NJ, 908.371.2697.  norzhillfarm.com

Vonthun Farms 

Fall Festival Starting September 18, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Pick-your-own pumpkins & apples, hayrides, large corn maze, over 30+ farm activities & attractions. Munch on our ‘farm fresh’ goodies or browse farmers market. 519 Ridge Rd, Monmouth Junction, NJ, 732.329.8656  (two locations: South Brunswick and Washington) vanthunfarms.com

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