Guide: Pumpkin Picking on Long Island

Looking to go pumpkin picking this fall season? Check out some of the locations on Long Island. 
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced new state guidance for businesses as fall approaches. Guidance applies to corn mazes, pick-your-own fruit/vegetable operations, hayrides and haunted houses. Some of the guidelines include, reduced capacity, face coverings required and social distance maintained between individuals/parties. Please call the facility before visiting for the most updated information.
Atlantic Nursery & Garden Shop
250 Atlantic Ave.
Freeport, NY 11520
(516) 378-7357
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: Visit with the animals, festive bean bag toss, pumpkin 'tic-tac-toe,' family photo ops, family scavenger hunt throughout the nursery, fall market, and on the weekends they also offer pumpkin painting.
Crossroads Farm at Grossmann’s
480 Hempstead Ave.
Malverne, NY 11565
(516) 881-7900
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
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
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.
Albert H. Schmitt Family Farms
6 Bagatelle Road
Dix Hills, NY 11746
(631) 549-FARM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
(631) 722-8449
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
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
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
Info: People can look for pumpkins in their acre and a half farm.
Hours: Call for hours
Other Activities: Hayrides, farm stand selling mums, sweet peppers, corn and gourds
Niegocki's FarmNiegocki's Farm
604 Mount Sinai Coram Road
Mount Sinai, NY 11766
Info: Niegocki Farms is a farm stand selling organically grown produce and pasture raised meats. We also offer Farm Education programs for children.
Organics Today Farm
169 Washington St.
East Islip, NY 11730
(631) 480-6497
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Gabrielsen’s Country Plant Farm
200 Herricks Lane
Jamesport, NY 11947
(631) 722-3259
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fairview Farm
19 Horsemill Lane
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
(631) 537-6154
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
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
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
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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