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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

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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.

Bay Shore

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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.

Bridgehampton

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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