It’s Pie Time: Where to Pick Your Own Apples and Pumpkins Near Philadelphia

Here, 10 Philly-area farms where you can pick your own apples, pumpkins and more this fall.

Welp, that was quick: The weather forecast is telling us that it is fall, people. And what’s not to love about fall? There’s cozy sweaters, changing leaves, pumpkin spice everything (okay, maybe we could do without that one), and it’s officially warm-pie-for-dessert season. And it’s a simple fact: Pie tastes better when you’ve picked the filling yourself. Lucky for you, there are plenty of farms around Philly where you can pick your own apples, pumpkins and more this fall.

Below, 10 Philly-area farms where you can pick your own apples, pumpkins and more fall favorites and tap into your inner child with hayrides, corn mazes and fall festivals. So don your favorite fall layers, grab some friends and head to the fields. And don’t forget to grab a jug or two of apple cider before you head home. Another simple fact: Pie making is better with spiked apple cider in hand.

Active Acres Farm
What to pick: Pumpkins.
When: Beginning October 7th, open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Spooky nighttime activities begin at 7 p.m.
Where: 881 Highland Road, Newtown.

So you’re really into pumpkins? Good. Because that’s the only produce this farm offers. 15 bucks will get you a hayride to the patch and the biggest pumpkin you can get your hands on. Admission (free for children three years and under) also includes access to the corn maze, rope maze, moon bounce, and playground. At night, choose between three spooky attractions. Find tickets here.

Hellerick’s Family Farm
What to pick: Pumpkins, flowers.
When: September 16th through October 31st, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
Where: 5500 North Easton Road, Doylestown.

Not about that pumpkin hype? This Doylestown farm offers pick-your-own flowers along with pumpkins. The farm also has hayrides, a corn maze, animal zoo, tube slide, pumpkin-rolling contests and more. Admission is $9.49 during the week and $12.49 on weekends, and free for children three years and under.

Highland Orchards
What to pick: Apples, pumpkins.
When: Now through the end of October, Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Special activities run from noon to 5 p.m. on the weekends.
Where: 1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester.

If weekends are your preferred picking time, this might be your farm of choice. You can pick throughout the week, but the weekends offer free shuttle rides, hayrides and food. A dozen or so apple varieties will be available to pick between mid-September and late October, and pumpkins will be available to pick starting mid-September.

Linvilla Orchards
What to pick: Apples, tomatoes, sweet peppers, eggplant, grapes, flowers.
When: Produce-picking is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. Pumpkinland is open from September 9th through November 5th, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 137 Knowlton Road, Media.

Think of Linvilla as the Disney World of local farms (with crowds to match). But there’s good reason: There’s a lot for kids at this Delco farm, like a Playland with a playground, ride-on train, pony rides and more. During the farm’s annual Pumpkinland festival (through November 5th), you’ll find live music and entertainment, face painting, hay-bale mazes, hayrides, a costume parade, jack-o-lantern exhibit and more. And, of course, pick-your-own apples. Pumpkins are available for purchase (but not PYO).

The Market at DelVal
What to pick: Pumpkins, apples.
When: You can pick apples now through early October, Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays; PYO-pumpkin season starts September 30th, and is only available on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: 2100 Lower State Road, Doylestown.

PYO pumpkins and apples, a wagon ride through DelVal animal farm, and access to giant corn maze (and more) for how much? A full day of fun on this farm is quite the bargain at $8 for children and $6 for adults. Each weekend offers a different theme and activities so learn more and pick your favorite here.

Milky Way Farm
What to pick: Pumpkins.
When: September 30th through October 29th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.
Where: 521 East Uwchlan Avenue, Chester Springs.

This 103-acre family farm in Chester Springs includes a 10-acre pumpkin patch that can yield as many as 25,000 pumpkins in a good year. Hayrides to the patch are free on weekends, and pumpkins are priced by weight. Bonus: There’s a creamery on site, and yes, pumpkin flavored ice cream is available.

Shady Brook Farm
What to pick: Pumpkins, apples.
When: September 16th through the end of October; the schedule varies so check it out here before you head to the farm.
Where: 931 Stony Hill Road, Morrisville.

FallFest, PumpkinFest, and HorrorFest: Shady Brook Farm has lots of fests to offer. Admission is $10 on weekdays and $16 on weekends (including Friday night), and gets you a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, entry to the corn maze, live entertainment, a farm-animal petting area and more. Pumpkins and apples cost extra, both priced by weight.

Snipes Farm and Education Center
What to pick: Pumpkins, apples.
When: September 23rd through the end of October, 10 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Where: 890 West Bridge Street, Morrisville.

Pick your pumpkins, and learn about them, too. Snipes Farm is a nonprofit organization that teaches and practices sustainable farming. Open on the weekends, the farm has attractions like the Land of Scarecrows, Farm Museum, Labyrinth Walk, and more. Pricing varies depending on which activities interest you, so check here for more information.

Solebury Orchards
What to pick: Apples, flowers.
When: Now through November 12th for apples and now through October 7th for flowers, from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
Where: 3325 Creamery Road, New Hope.

This farm is great about updating its website with what’s ready for harvest, so be sure to check it before heading out. There are tons of different apple varieties available for picking throughout the year and quite a few ready right now (and don’t forget the flowers). Rain or shine, there are wagon rides to take you through the orchards for picking. Pricing is determined by weight.

Styer Orchard
What to pick: Apples, squash
When: Now though early November
Where: 97 Styers Lane, Langhorne

With quite a few types of apples and squash, this is the orchard to visit when you’re in the mood to cook up the flavors of fall. You can also pick up some fall decor — straw — for sitting or stuffing your most realistic scarecrow yet. Their fall activities (hey, corn maze) kick off in mid-September. Check for updates here.

Weaver’s Orchard
What to pick: Apples, pumpkins, kiwiberries, blackberries, red raspberries.
When: Now through early November, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
Where: 40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown.

Weaver’s Orchard offers more than 20 different apple varieties alone and dozens of different picking options throughout the year. This isn’t your grandmother’s PYO farm, either. If you’re feeling adventurous, try some kiwiberries, ripe for picking through the end of September. Apples are priced by the bag; pumpkins and kiwiberries are priced by the pound.

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