Pumpkin picking in Queens can be so much fun and it’s time to head out to find the perfect fall decor at local pumpkin patches, events, greenhouses, and shops in Queens.
Queens County Farm Museum Pumpkin Patch
October is pumpkin month at the Farm Museum. Meander through the planting fields to find your very own favorite pumpkin. It’s a fun farm treat for the whole family. Go for the pumpkins, stay for the corn maze, petting zoo and hayrides.
WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays
WHERE: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, (718) 347-3276
Pumpkin Patch and Oktoberfest – Sunnyside Gardens Park
Situated in historic Sunnyside Gardens this October, the normally members-only park, will be open to the public playing host for the day to the Sunnyside Gardens Park Oktoberfest and Craft Fair. Bring your family out to the pumpkin patch, enjoy Oktoberfest food and drinks and explore huge arts and crafts fair.
WHERE: 48-21 39th Avenue, Sunnyside, (718) 672-1555
Queens Botanical Gardens Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch
Every Halloween, the Queens Botanical Garden turns spooky. This year, kids ages 2-9 are invited to come dressed in costume and play in the sprawling pumpkin patch and haunted garden. In the pumpkin patch, they can pick their own pumpkins and then decorate them, make “grass-head monsters,” check out the Halloween-themed animated exhibits, and enjoy some refreshments.
WHERE: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing, (718) 886-3800
Fort Totten Halloween Festival
Fort Totten in Bayside hosts its annual Halloween Festival for kids and families. Join in for a free day of spooky fun. Games, rides, craft projects, costume contest, hay rides, pumpkin patch and goodie bags.
Fort Totten, 212th St and Bell Blvd, Bayside, (718) 352-1769
Long Island Pumpkin Farms
Stakey’s Pumpkin Farm is a family-owned and operated business that is located on the East End of Long Island in the scenic town of Aquebogue. Farmer Jim is a 3rd generation farmer, but the first in his family to have a “pick your own” pumpkin farm.
WHERE: 270 West Lane, Aquebogue, (631) 722-3467
Schmitt’s Family Farm, located in Melville, offers a hay pyramid (for climbing and sliding down), a corn maze, wagon ride and farm tour, farm animals, and having nothing to do with Halloween or Fall, a pirate ship themed playground. Schmitt’s also has one of the most well organized pre-picked fields of pumpkins, with the pumpkins organized by size.
26 Pinelawn Road, Melville, (631) 271-3276
Fritz Lewin Farms is the very definition of DIY, especially if your definition of “pumpkin picking” means actually going into a pumpkin field and picking a pumpkin from the vine. Families can pick their own strawberries, peaches, plums, corn, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, cranberry beans, string beans, peas, and pumpkins (options vary seasonally, of course).
1989 Sound Avenue, Calverton, (631) 727-3346