Local Pumpkin Picking for Queens Families

Picking pumpkins is one of the most exciting Fall activities for your family, and you don’t need to travel far to find a perfect pumpkin! Check out these places to pick a pumpkin in Queens and around NYC!

Pumpkin Patch and Oktoberfest

Open to the public, Sunnyside Gardens Park will be full of pumpkins to paint, arts and crafts, live music, Oktoberfest food and drinks, and more.

When: Saturday, October 6th, 12pm – 6pm (rain date Sunday, October 7th)

Where: 48-21 39th Avenue, between 48th & 50th Streets, Sunnyside


Pumpkin Patch Weekends

Find a pumpkin to paint or carve (or both!) at the Queens County Farm’s Pumpkin Patch. You’ll get to pick your own from their planting fields. And don’t miss the Amazing Maize Maze while you’re there!

When: Saturdays and Sundays, October 6 – 28, 11am – 4:30pm

Where: Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park


Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch

This festival at the Queens Botanical Garden will include a pumpkin patch, face painting, demonstrations, crafts, food and drink, music, and more!

When: Sunday, October 14th, 11am – 6pm

Where: Queens Botanical Garden, 43-50 Main Street, Flushing


Pumpkin Festival

This free annual festival has tons of pumpkins, crafts, a haunted house, live entertainment and shows for kids, and a lot more.

When: Saturday, October 27th, 11am – 3pm

Where: Central Park Bandshell, Enter at 72nd Street, NYC


If you want to take a road trip, there are many pick your own pumpkin farms within an hour to two hour drive from Queens and the NYC area. You can check out Harbes Family FarmStakey’s Pumpkin Farm, Schmitt’s Family Farm, or check out Pick Your Own to find the one for your family!