Top Picks For Pumpkin Picking in NYC!!

Pumpkin Patch, corn maze

1. Queens Botanical Garden

43-50 Main St., Flushing, Queens
718-886-3800
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Hours: Oct. 16-31, Saturday-Sunday, 8am-6pm
Admission: $10; $12 children ages 4 and older, which includes a pumpkin and activity kit; free for kids younger than 4

If you’re looking for the perfect fall photo op, you’ll find it at QBG this fall. Ticket fee includes admission to both the pumpkin patch and the garden, so you will have plenty of chances to snap the perfect autumn shot. Kids can also meet and take pictures with costumed nature creatures roaming the farm. For adults 21 and older, available are harvest and pumpkin-themed beers and ciders for purchase.

Why we love it: Can’t decide on the perfect pumpkin? Get them all! Extra pumpkins are just $6 each. 

2. Queens County Farm Museum

73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, Queens
718-347-3276
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Hours: Oct. 1-30, daily, 11am-4:30pm
Admission: Pumpkins priced by size.

October is pumpkin month at Queens County Farm. Enjoy the crisp fall air as you wander through the patch to scoop up the perfect pumpkin. Walk the farm grounds and soak in some New York history. This farm is one of the longest continually farmed sites in New York state, dating back to 1697.

Why we love it: Enjoy on-site hayrides and a 3-acre interactive corn maze.

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3. Green Meadows Farm

3159 Flatbush Avenue, Marine Park, Brooklyn 
718-470-0278
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Hours: Sep. 25-Oct. 31, Saturday-Sunday (plus Monday, Oct. 11, and Wednesdays Oct. 6-Nov. 2), 11am-5pm.
Admission: $12 ages 2 and older

Located in Aviator Sports Center on Floyd Bennett Field, this pumpkin patch offers hayrides, 10 different tractors for kids to explore, a farm playground, a milking cow, a bulldozer to operate, a roller slide, and more, plus a free pumpkin with admission. Partake in the Halloween Candy Hunt the last two weekends in October, then come back in November for a pumpkin-smashing good time.

Why we love it: Midweek hours are available for homeschoolers and little ones, plus there’s a petting zoo so your crew can feed some friendly farm animals.

4. Vale Park

111 N. 12th St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn
718-631-8400
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Hours: Sundays, Oct. 18 and 25, 11:30am-3pm
Admission: Admission is free. Pumpkins are priced by size.

The William Vale, a luxury hotel in Williamsburg, lures in pumpkin pickers with its seasonal patch, where you can select your favorite and then customize it at the craft tables or create a scarecrow to take home.

Why we love it: Kids can get busy crafting while Mom and Dad sip warm beverages like hot chocolate, apple cider, or mulled wine.

5. Decker Farm

Historic Richmond Town, 435 Richmond Hill Road, Staten Island
718-351-1611
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Hours: Oct. 2-31, Saturday-Sunday (plus Monday, Oct. 11), 11am-5pm
Admission: Online: $9; $4 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger (plus service fee). At door: $11; $4 children ages 3-12; free for children ages 2 and younger. Tickets on sale now. Check the website for details.

This pumpkin patch features pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. Complete with photo-ops and fall decorations, you’re sure to experience a picture-perfect moment as you decide which pumpkin to take home. And don’t miss the Pumpkin Chucking, Snack Wagon, Living History Demonstrations, and more!

Why we love it: Watch the kids try to solve a maze made completely of hay bales.

6. Greenside Up Garden Center

2777 Arthur Kill Road, Rossville, Staten Island
718-967-5039
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Hours: Oct. 1-31: Monday-Friday, 12-6pm; Saturday-Sunday, 10am-6pm
Admission: Free admission.

In addition to selecting the perfect pumpkin for their jack-o’-lanterns, kids can enjoy inflatables, pumpkin painting, a corn maze, games, and prizes. Plus, there’s a snack shack and you can book Halloween or birthday parties to celebrate the season.

Why we love it: For fans of thrills and chills, Greenside Up has a haunted house for adults on weekends. Call up the babysitter and enjoy a spooky night out!

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