Fall is on its way! The heavenly time of year filled with crisp breezes, jack-o-lanterns and the oh-so-popular pumpkin spice latte. The beautiful autumn leaves and the abundance of things to do makes the dwindling of summer just a little bit more bearable. Here is a list of fall attractions, pumpkin picking sites, haunted houses and fall festivals to keep you up to date with the latest happenings this fall season. Don’t forget to join in the conversation and stay connected on Facebook & Instagram!
** Anything in RED is NOT recommended for little kids!*
Northern New Jersey Fall Attractions
84 Route 513 (old Route 24)
1 Chesterfield Dr.,
The pumpkin & apple picking season runs from mid-September to early November. They also feature a corn maze, a kiddie corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, a bounce house, a picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, pony rides, and farm animals
Sussex Co. Sunflower Maze
101 Route 645
Sandyston, NJ 07826
Opens Aug 22nd
Farm Admission: $ 10 adults Kids $ 6. Kids under 3 are free.
425 Powerville Road
Boonton Township, NJ
973 610 1963
Pumpkin picking starts the 3rd weekend in September and features tractor-pulled hay rides and a barnyard petting farm
Conklin Farm U-Pick
65 River Rd,
Pumpkin picking season begins September 20th (No apple picking on site, but they do have orchard apples), They feature a corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, a picnic area, farm animals and a haunted Hayride (not recommended for kids under 8)
244 Werimus Road
Pumpkin picking, peach picking and apple picking! Pumpkin picking starts the 3rd weekend in September and features a corn maze,a picnic area, and face painting.
DePiero’s Country Farm
300 W. Grand Avenue
Pumpkin picking begins the 3rd weekend of September. They also feature a hay bale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, haunted trail, a picnic area, Inflatables/bounce house, petting zoo, face painting and farm animals
177 Big Piece Rd.
Beginning late September they feature pumpkin picking, hayrides, a 5 acre corn maze (child friendly), Large “Play in the Hay” area inside greenhouse, and a Petting Zoo (first three weekends in October and Columbus Day, weather permitting)
Farms View Road stand
945 Black Oak Ridge
Road Wayne, NJ 07470
Features a hayride to the pumpkin field where they are grown to pick your own pumpkin. If you prefer, you may also select your pumpkins from our yard at the side of the store. Huge pumpkins weighing up to 200 lbs are also available. Pick your own pumpkins with a hayride is open to the public Saturdays (10am – 5pm), Sundays (10am – 4pm), and Monday-Friday (1 ride daily at 4pm) starting the last weekend in September until the end of October and on Columbus Day (1pm – 4pm). Class trips are by appointment
Great Pumpkin Festival Heaven Hill Farm
Wednesday-Sunday, September 19 to November 1, 2015
Wednesdays, Thursdays Fridays: 10am-5pm, admission is $8 per person.
Saturdays & Sundays & Columbus Day: 10am-6pm admission $10 per person.
2 years old and under are free.
Take an old-fashioned hayride to the U-Pick Pumpkin Patch through out the day on weekends, 10am- 6pm.
Weekday hayrides travel to the Pumpkin Patch on the hour from 12 noon to 4pm.
Pumpkins are $.59 cents a pound.
Great Pumpkin Train
The Delaware River Railroad Excursions
99 Elizabeth St.
Climb aboard the steam train and travel through the beautiful fall landscape of Western New Jersey. Take the train to the pumpkin patch located in a little glade in front of the historic Carpentersville Lime Kilns dating from the 1700’s. Once we arrive at the Pumpkin Patch everyone is welcome to get off the train and every child can pick their own pumpkin for FREE.
Grochowicz Farm Market
2401 Rt 31 South
Pumpkin picking is open every weekend in October. Homemade ice cream, seasonal produce, fun ball pit, corn maze, hay maze, corn pit and other children’s activities. Admission is $10 per person.
Hacklebarney Farm Cider Mill
104 State Park Rd.
Chester, NJ 07930
In mid-September thru October pumpkin picking is available, along with a corn maze for kids to get lost in.
Also a popular place to see the cider making process in action most Saturdays (around noon) and some Sundays during the fall season. Please call ahead during our hours of operation for cider pressing demonstration times. The demonstration times do vary slightly each weekend.
219 Hillsborough Rd
Pumpkin picking season starts the last weekend of September and runs until Halloween. The farm also features a corn maze, a playground area for smaller children, face painting, pumpkin painting and scare crow making
Horse Sleigh Farm
438 Route 57 West
Washington Township, NJ, 07882
Pumpkin picking is available from Mid September – 1st week November.
Come with friends & family for tons of fun! Come at night on Fridays or Saturdays for an extra scare! They feature a 10+ Acre Corn Maze, a Children’s Maze, Pumpkins, Squash, Pumpkin Painting, Pumpkin Carving, Pony Ride, Hay Rides, Haunted Hay Rides, Haunted Corn Maze, Delicious Food & Drinks, a Hay Mountain, Corn Box, Game Tent, Animal Petting, Water Buffalo Sightings, Hay Maze, Corn Cannon, Tightrope Challenge, Photo Opportunities, Hot Air Balloon Rides, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, and Pig Roasts.
Middle Valley Farms
304-b Pleasant Valley Road
973 543 7789
They feature pumpkin picking, a corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides and a picnic area
Norz – Hill Farm & Market
116 South Branch Road
Pumpkin picking season usually starts the 3rd weekend in September and runs until the end of October including Columbus Day The farm features 75 varieties of pumpkins, hayrides out to the pumpkin patch, pony rides .. Norz also offers scary, spookier Creepy Hollow nighttime activities for thrill-seekers.
25 Bartley Road
Long Valley , NJ
Pumpkin picking season opens mid-September. They also feature train rides, corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, a , picnic area, pony rides, petting zoo and farm animals.
122 Oakdale Road
Pumpkin season opens late September. Pick your pumpkin right off the vine – Please bring your own shears. They also feature wagon hay rides
85 Airmont Ave,
Pumpkin season begins the 3rd weekend in September. They also feature a corn maze, kiddie (mini) corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, picnic area and a petting zoo.
Tranquility Farms Fall Festival
10 Tranquility Farms Lane, Allamuchy, NJ 07821
Open Last weekend in September through October, including Columbus Day. Hop on a hayride to the pumpkin field where you and your children can find the perfect pumpkin. Spend the day in Sussex County NJ and enjoy Tranquility Farms’ corn maze, kid’s fun tent, playground area and petting zoo! Test your skills on their kid-friendly pumpkin launchers or bounce on their bounce pillow. New this year, take a ride on their cow train! There is no admission fee!
Two Floors of Fear
105West Dewey Avenue
Wharton, New Jersey, 07885
Two Floors of Fear!! Regarded by Halloween enthusiasts as Jersey’s most original and innovative haunted attraction, Haunted Scarehouse features two floors of heart-stopping entertainment. Rooms decorated like movie sets, jaw-dropping props, disorienting noises, actors heightening your tension, ratcheting up your fear—it’s all here for your enjoyment
Pantophobia Haunted Attraction
DePieros Country Farm
300 W. Grand Avenue
Montvale, NJ 07645
WebsiteTrue phobias — paralyzing, crippling fears, most times irrational — can make movie watching a horrifying experience. This October, let Pantophobia Haunted Attraction in Bergen County NJ trigger all those situations you have tried to avoid, at great lengths. Come tour the Hollyweird Back Lots as they unearth those characters who have left you scarred for life. Once your participation is underway you may battle episodes of panic, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, dry mouth, numbness or tingling in your hands and feet. If the phobic stimulus goes beyond your levels of tolerance, remember this… Pantophobia is the fear of everything.
Brite Nites Haunted House
October 16-18 and October 23-25, 2015;
Entry times are from 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM.
Wagner Farm Arboretum
197 Mountain Ave.
Warren Twp, NJ 07059.
2 Brighton Ave
Passaic (Clifton border), New Jersey, 07055
Brighton Asylum is one of the top haunts not only in New Jersey, but in the country. We were rated #10 must see haunt by Haunted Attraction Magazine for 2014, #1 on Huffington Post’s top attractions list, and sent one of The Today Show’s top anchor’s to the hospital with a torn muscle in her throat.
MadHouse: A Moving Horror Play
Archer Hall, Allendale, NJ 07401
Saturday October 18th and October 25th. Tour times are 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:15, 8:30, 8:45, 9:00 and 9:15 p.m.
Presented by The Park Players in cooperation with The Saddle River Youth Theatre at The Historic John Fell House Property is a scary Halloween inspired play that everyone over the age of 10 will love. You have been invited to tour the Fell Asylum for the Criminally Insane. You are not only there to observe Doctor Fell’s success with his “fear immersion” therapy but to help locate a dangerous patient who has escaped from the Violent Ward. Your participation and interaction help move the story forward. Solve the Mystery of the Madhouse and you might just save yourself.
Bane Haunted House
630 West Mount Pleasant Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039 (also known as Route 10)
Oct 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st and Nov. 1st.
Bane Haunted House is unlike any haunted attraction you’ve ever been to! They are the most interactive haunted attraction on the east coast because unlike other haunted houses, they specialize in using all live actors instead of animatronics. They have over 50 live actors in the house nightly! They are also the “ONLY” haunted attraction in New Jersey located right on a main highway! Unlike most haunted attractions, Bane doesn’t make their victims wait outside in the elements, they are an indoor attraction with a huge inside waiting area.
Central New Jersey Fall Attractions
Boo At The Zoo With Scooby Doo
Insectropolis – 1761 Route 9, Toms River, NJ 08755
Friday October 9th, 2015 and Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 5-8pm. Advanced tickets recommended. Event usually sells out. This is a special event; No discounts or coupons accepted.
The Mystery of the Missing Gold Beetle. The Scooby gang visits the Bug Museum for Halloween 2015. While on a tour, they discover that the sacred gold beetle is missing. Where is it and who took it? Help uncover clues as you explore Insectropolis’ spooky exhibits with a member of Mystery, Inc. This indoor, family-friendly event is fun for everyone! For those who are nervous, please know that nothing jumps out at you and there is nothing gory. Their museum is simply foggy and dimly lit in order to make it spooky, not frightening.
VonThun Farms – 519 Ridge Road, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
Friday & Saturday, October 24th & 25th
Can you navigate your way through the Corn MAiZE, in the dark, by moonlight? Bring your family, friends, neighbors – anyone you’ll need to help you find your way through the MAiZE!
91 Wemrock Rd
Freehold, NJ 07728
Pumpkins Picking Hours 10am – 5pm. Mid September through end of October. Hayrides Weekends Only. Please call to confirm dates, hours and supply before traveling a distance.
Fall Festival Weekends At Johnson’s Corner Farm
September 06, 2015 – October 31, 2015
133 Church Rd., Medford
Hayrides to Pick Sweet Corn
Weekend 10 am-4 pm weekdays 10 to 1
with evening picking on Wed. and Fri. from 5-7
83 Emleys Hill Road
Cream Ridge, NJ
Features a 25-minute hayride. Hop off the wagon and pick-your-own pumpkins, gourds, and ornamental squash right from the field. Wagons will continue to drop off and pick up from the field all day.
155 Fresh Pond Rd.,
East Brunswick, NJ
Pumpkin picking season starts the end of September and runs right up until Halloween Day. They offer educational hayrides, farm animals, hayrides, a corn maze, and pony rides.
K & S Farms
831 Windsor Perrineville Road
East Windsor, NJ
Pumpkin picking season starts the end of September and runs until the end of October. This farm features a corn maze during the day and spooky nighttime activities for thrill-seekers like a “Killer Kornfield” maze or a “Zombie Attack, Haunted Hayride” or “Dementia 3D Haunted Barn” tours for teens and adults.
Stattel’s Farm Market
422 Rt. 520
Pumpkin picking season begins the last weekend in Sept. and runs until Halloween. They feature a hayride to the pumpkin patch and a corn maze .
330 Cold Soil Road
Princeton, NJ 08540
Fall Family Fun Weekends -Saturday & Sundays, Mid September through end of October, 10 am – 5 pm. Enjoy a day of family fun on the farm! What better way to celebrate fall than with Pick-Your-Own Apples and Pumpkins! Enjoy pony rides, wagon rides, visit the Corn Stalk Maze, the Barn of Legends and Lore, and our barnyard of farm animals. Don’t worry about lunch, there’s lots of food available – soup, chili, hot dogs, pies, apple cider donuts, apple cider, and more! Terhune Orchards features live music played by some of our best local talent, (between noon and 4pm). No admission. Parking is at the farm.
Von Thun Farms
519 Ridge Rd. (Rt. 522)
Monmouth Junction, NJ
Pumpkin picking starts 4th weekend in September and runs until Halloween.
Pumpkin picking seven days a week, but the hayrides and other activities are on weekends only. Additional activities include: Corn maze, farm animals, moon bounce, pumpkin bowling, corn hole and the Singing Chicken Show.
725 Route 524
Pumpkin picking season starts last weekend in September and runs until Halloween day.
The patch is open to the public on weekends from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They offer a 45-minute scenic, musical hayride for kids ages 2 to 10 years old . They also have a 1/2 mile long corn maze, hayrides, farm animals and a “Straw jump” sandbox. On Friday and Saturday nights, a larger flashlight corn maze is open to adults (takes 1-2 hours to complete)
Windsor Farm Pumpkin Festival
October 11th and 12th 10am-4pm Raindate: October 19th, 2014
Windsor Farm & Market
1202 Windsor Rd.
West Windsor, NJ 08550
Pumpkin picking and hay rides from end of September until end of October including, Columbus Day.
Features hay rides, pony rides, face painting, petting zoo, a live band and much more! Bring the children, bring the grandparents, and bring your cameras! Enjoy a wonderful day in the country and experience the hospitality of a local family farm.
Boo At The Boardwalk
Jenkinson’s Boardwalk, 300 Ocean Avenue, Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ 08742
Saturday and Sunday October 18-19 and 25-26th
Boo at the Boardwalk features Halloween fun for everyone. At this kid-friendly Halloween attraction by the NJ Shore, kids can participate in a variety of fun Halloween activities, including arts and crafts, trick or treating, face painting, stilt walker, fun and games and more! Jenkinson’s Aquarium and Gift Shop, Pavilion Arcade and Jenkinson’s Sweet shop will all be open in addition to Jenkinson’s classic boardwalk games.
Field of Terror Haunted House
831 Windsor Perrineville Rd
East Windsor, New Jersey, 08520
Years ago Farmer Frank lived and farmed over 100 acres here in East Windsor NJ, but simply farming wasn’t good enough. He wanted to develop a bigger better form of human life so he experimented, attempting to cross the genetics of the local town people with some of his crazy vegetation. The results of these failed catastrophes now inhabit this sacred land. Beware of his wicked grandson, Ax Man, who still tends the crops today. Come experience the four unique terror-filled attractions where visitors will encounter zombies of all shapes and sizes as you try to survive the FIELD OF TERROR.
Corner of Chaos Haunted House
99 Princeton-Hightstown Road
East Windsor, New Jersey, 08520
10 generations ago the Butcher Brothers inherited this farmland in East Windsor, NJ. Aside from farming the land, these sadistic brothers lured innocent people to tour the farmland only to capture and torture them, eventually ending up as pig feed. Years passed and no one uncovered their operation. Unbeknownst to the brothers, the souls of their victims never left the land. They waited, and waited until they could kill the brothers and get their revenge. However, the spirits never found peace, and still haunt the land today…
Walk Of Fear Haunted House
134 landing street
Southampton, New Jersey, 08088
10 fearful attractions like the blood beach, looney bin, bone yard all connected by bamboo trails
Southern New Jersey Fall Attractions
The 12th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show
October 9th, 10th and 11th
Salem County Fairgrounds
The South Jersey Pumpkin Show 2015 will feature a giant pumpkin weigh-off, artists and craftsmen, fall/home/garden/remodeling expo, Little Miss & Mister Pageant, Pumpkin Desserts & Dishes Contest, Pumpkin pyramid, headless horsemen, pumpkin toss, tractor hayrides, food court, lunch trucks and more.
Free admission–Parking $5.00 a carload
*Good all three days at the festival.
1250 Lacey Rd
Forked River, NJ
Argos provides a complete family experience, where all can enjoy pumpkin picking, corn maze, hay rides, new jumbo jumper air pillow, pig racing, pony rides and much more.
1506 Atlantic Ave.
Pumpkin picking season starts the end of September and runs until the end of October. In addition to pumpkin picking, they feature a petting zoo and a 5-acre corn maze
299 Flyatt Road
609 268 1010
In addition to pumpkin picking, they offer a corn maze, a picnic area and wagon rides
Dewolfs U Pick Farm
58 w colliers mil rd
New Egypt, New Jersey
Beginning last weekend of September, in addition to pumpkin picking they offer hay rides, a corn maze, a straw maze, and corm kernel pools.
280 Chapel Heights Road
Sewell, NJ 08080
Pumpkin picking begins in mid September and runs to the end of October.
They offer a variety of fall family activities every Saturday in October including a corn maze and Play yard in “Pumpkin Land”. The kids can also feed the farm animals and enjoy some fresh pressed NJ apple cider, or apple cider slush.
Haynicz’s Orchardview Farm
corner of Buck and Elk road (Rt 553 and Rt 538)
Monroeville, New Jersey
Pick your own pumpkins and hay rides.
Indian Acres Tree Farms
September & October Weekends beginning 2nd weekend in September. Open 10 am – 5 pm.
In addition to Pumpkin Picking they offer Wagon rides, Stage Coach Bounce, Rock Climbing Wall, Giant Pillow Bounce, Live Music or DJ, Pony Rides and Face Painting
Johnson’s Corner Farm
133 Church Rd.
Medford, NJ 08055
Pumpkin picking from Early September until end of October\, Monday to Friday, 11 to 5pm, on the hour and on Saturday and Sunday, 10 to 5pm, every ½ hour.
They have wagons and strong hay ride drivers galore to assist you in your pumpkin picking journey. Fall Festival Weekends include Live Music, Cornstalk Maze, Moon Bounce, Pumpkin Picking Hay rides, and a Food Tent, which serves up tasty selections from the grill. They also have a Harvest Gift Shop, Animal Farm, and Discovery Barnyard that are very family activities.
Mood’s Farm Market
901 Bridgeton Pike
Mullica Hill, NJ
Pumpkin picking season starts 3rd weekend in September and runs until Halloween (or until they run out of pumpkins). The patch is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is closed on Sundays. . A one-acre nautical-themed corn maze is also available
Rea’s Farm Market
400 Stevens St.
West Cape May, NJ
Pumpkin picking season starts the first weekend in October and the pumpkin patch is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hayrides to the pumpkin patch are available.
Russo’s Orchard Lane Farm
310 Extonville Road
Chesterfield, New Jersey
In addition to pumpkin picking, they offer a corn maze & hay rides
Sahl’s Father Son Farm
422 W. Pestalozzi Street
Galloway Twp. NJ
The farm also features a ten-acre corn maze with a design changing yearly often in tan image honoring military history, hay rides, pig races and Kiddie Koral Activities.
1638 South Springdale Rd.
Cherry Hill, NJ
Pumpkin picking season usually begins the 3rd or 4th weekend in September and runs until Halloween. Hayrides run weekdays and weekends. A corn maze is open on Saturdays and Sundays.
Casola Farms Haunted Attractions
131 South Main Street
Marlboro, New Jersey, 07746
5 terrifying attractions at one location. Haunted hayride, wooden trail, haunted barn, living maze and zombie breakout. Zombie breakout paintball also available.
4403 Black Horse Pike
Mays Landing, New Jersey, 08330
The FEAR FACTORY…an abandoned industrial building in a now defunct industrial park. This once flourishing park was at one time home to some of the largest pharmaceutical giants in the industry. Formulating lethal “cocktails” for the government as well as the private sector… performing experiments on animals and humans alike. The park, as well as this building, were closed by the government in the late 50’s from the pressure and public outcry by the local townspeople reporting strange goings on and unusual sightings. The local schoolchildren and hundreds of neighborhood pets simply continued to vanish.