Where to Pick Pumpkins in and Around Philadelphia This Fall

Check out these delightful local pumpkin patches where you can stock up on all the fall gourds.

Gather your fall-loving friends and hit one of these local pumpkin patches boasting gourds of orange, white, and everything in between. / Photograph courtesy of Linvilla Orchards.

The eternal autumnal debate: Pumpkin spice or apple cider? Our answer: Why not both?

The Philly-area boasts a number of amazing apple orchards and pumpkin patches so you never have to choose between the two. We’ve already rounded up the best apple-picking spots in the area, and now we’re giving you a list of local farms to visit for gourds, squash, and of course, pumpkins. Take advantage of this season’s harvest by donning your coziest fall sweater and a pair of boots for an afternoon spent pumpkin-picking within one hour of Philly.

Arasapha Farms

When: Saturdays and Sundays only from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Drive from Philly: 50 minutes (1835 Middletown Road, Glen Mills)

This weekends-only farm in Glen Mills runs harvest hayrides out to their four-acre pumpkin garden for you to pick your own. They’ve also got a corn maze (additional $5), mini golf, and pedal cars, so the fun never stops. It costs nothing for adults to visit, but a ticket for anyone 12 and under costs $20.

Duffield’s Farm Market

When: Pumpkin picking hayrides run noon to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. on Saturdays
Drive from Philly: 40 minutes (280 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell, NJ)

Duffield’s offers apple and pumpkin picking in the fall months, so you can make a full day out of the autumnal festivities. You can choose from several hayride/pumpkin/apple combos, or just opt for the hayride if you don’t want to take home any gourds (but want the pics!). Plus, stop by the bakery for delicious pies and donuts.

 

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Froelich’s Farm & Garden Center

When: The farm’s Fall Festival happens Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through October 30th.
Drive from Philly: 1 hour (3143 York Road, Furlong)

The only way to pick your own pumpkins at Froelich’s is to purchase a ticket to their Fall Festival. The $15 general admission will get you access to the grounds and pumpkin patch, but if you want to enjoy features like the hay maze and tractors, opt for the $25 activity pass. Pumpkins are sold by the pound.

Hellerick’s Family Farm

When: Fall Fest is open 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. daily through November 8th, then weekends until November 27th.
Drive from Philly: 1 hour (5500 North Easton Road, Doylestown)

Reservations are required to enjoy the fall festival at Hellerick’s Family Farm. Admission ($13.99 per person during the week, $16.99 per person on weekends; children under two are free) gets you access to a hayride, their pumpkin, squash, and gourd fields, the five-acre corn maze, and a ton of family-friendly activities.

Highland Orchards

When: Picking is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October, as well as select Mondays.
Drive from Philly: 1 hour (1000 Marshallton-Thorndale Road, West Chester)

In addition to pick-your-own apples, Highland Orchards also offers PYO pumpkins that are expected to be ripe through the end of October. Sizes vary, but you can expect to pay between $4 to $12 per pumpkin. Reservations can be booked ahead online.

 

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Hill Creek Farms

When: Friday through Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through October 30th.
Drive from Philly: 40 minutes (1631 State Highway 45, Mullica Hill, NJ)

Through October 30th, Hill Creek Farms is hosting its annual you-pick season. The Mullica Hill spot has pumpkins and gourds, plus apples, veggies, and sunflowers up for grabs. Plus, it’s running pumpkin festivals on October 8th, 9th, 22nd, and 23rd to truly get in you into the seasonal spirit. No reservations needed on Fridays, but buy a ticket in advance if you’re visiting on a Saturday or Sunday.

Indian Acres Tree Farm

When: Pumpkin-picking wagon rides happen noon to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through October 30th.
Drive from Philly: 30 minutes (111 Tuckerton Road, Medford, NJ)

Don’t let the name fool you — this farm offers more than just Christmas trees. You can enjoy a 20-minute wagon ride and pick pumpkins every day of the week, then stay for the barrel train rides and seasonal snacks. Everyone ages two and older will pay $6.50 to enter, plus the cost of picked pumpkins.

Johnson’s Corner Farm

When: Wagon rides run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends through October 31st.
Drive from Philly: 40 minutes (133 Church Road, Medford, NJ)

Another Medford-based farm that offers a ton of fun for the whole fam. If you’ve already picked enough apples to make a bunch of homemade applesauce and apple pies, opt to pick a perfect pumpkin or gourd with a ticket to their fall harvest festival ($5-$9 per person for the wagon ride; children under 12 months ride for free).

 

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Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm

When: Park N’ Pick: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday; Fall Harvest Festivals: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through October 30th.
Drive from Philly: 50 minutes (2691 Monmouth Road, Jobstown, NJ)

Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm offers two different ways for you to secure your pumpkins this season. Your first option is Park N’ Pick, where you’ll drive your car at your leisure to the pumpkin patch, apple orchard, sunflower photo trails, and corn maze ($12.95 per person; reservation required). Or, visit on a Saturday or Sunday through the end of the month for a Fall Harvest Festival, where you can PYO pumpkins of course, but also take a scenic hayride tour ($5 per person), enjoy live music, and partake in some fall-inspired fun. Picked pumpkins cost 89 cents per pound.

Linvilla Orchards

When: Pumpkinland is open daily now through early November. Pumpkinland hours change based on fall weekends, so check the website for the hours of the weekend you are visiting.
Drive from Philly: 40 minutes (137 West Knowlton Road, Media)

Linvilla is a mainstay fall hub in the Philly area. It’s worth noting that pumpkins at Linvilla are pre-harvested, meaning you won’t pick from a patch, just purchase from a pumpkin display. But we promise that they’ve got quite the variety to choose from, and their Pumpkinland has so many activities to enjoy all day long.

Merrymead Farm

When: Fall harvest days occur on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.
Drive from Philly: 45 minutes (2222 South Valley Forge Road, Lansdale)

In addition to picking your favorite pumpkin, gourd, or squash in the corral, this local farm is home to an astounding five-acre corn maze. Merrymead also features a moonlit maze you can go to from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, plus select Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., for some nighttime fun.

 

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Milky Way Farm

When: Weekdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through October 30th.
Drive from Philly: 50 minutes (521 East Uwchlan Avenue, Chester Springs)

This 103-acre family farm in Chester Springs includes an eight-acre pumpkin patch that can yield as many as 25,000 pumpkins in a good year. Stroll to the pumpkin patch, wander through the corn maze, take family photos, and visit the farm animals. Bonus: There’s a creamery on site, and yes, pumpkin flavored ice cream is available. If you’re visiting on the weekend, tickets must be purchased in advance.

Olszanowski Farm

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October 30th.
Drive from Philly: 1 hour (315 Pughtown Road, Spring City)

At this year-long functioning farm, you can take a hayride out to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch. All you’ll need to pay for is $3 for the hayride and the price of your picked pumpkin, plus $8 for the corn maze if you want to add that to your experience. (Children ages five and under get in for free.) Bonus: Dogs are allowed at Olszanowski Farm — even on the hayride to the pumpkin patch! — so long as your furry friend is friendly and leashed at all times.

Rustic Valley Orchard

When: Fridays noon to 9 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays (and Monday, October 10th) 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Drive from Philly: 1 hour (1220 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont)

Rustic Valley Orchard — a division of nearby Tabora Farms — will have Pumpkin Palooza starting October 7th through the end of the month. You’ll be able to cut your own pumpkin, hit the corn maze, go on a wagon ride, climb hay bales, and much more! There’s a $10 per-person entrance fee, but kids ages two and under get in for free.

Shady Brook Farm

When: The schedule for the farm’s FallFest varies, so check it out here before you visit.
Drive from Philly: 40 minutes (931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley)

Shady Brook Farm in Yardley hosts their annual FallFest, which features a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch, entry to the corn maze, a farm-animal petting area, and more. Pumpkin picking is an additional cost, and your pickings will be priced by weight (75 cents per pound).

 

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Snipes Farm and Education Center

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays through the end of October.
Drive from Philly: 50 minutes (890 West Bridge Street, Morrisville)

Snipes Farm in Morrisville hosts its annual Fall Festival every weekend in October. While visiting, you can pick your own pumpkins from the patch, enjoy a hayride, say hi to the farm animals, and more. The $10 entrance fee (for anyone ages three and older) includes all activities except for your pumpkin, flower, and concession purchases. You can buy in advance online or purchase upon arrival.

Solly Brother’s Farm

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October.
Drive from Philly: 50 minutes (707 Almshouse Road, Warminster)

This Warminster-based family-run farm has a large selection of pumpkins for you to pick from the patch. If the weather permits, you can take a hayride to see scarecrows and enjoy the surrounding scenery. Check their Facebook for updates.

Springdale Farms

When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October.
Drive from Philly: 30 minutes (1638 South Springdale Road, Cherry Hill, NJ)

Head to Cherry Hill’s last working farm for pumpkin picking on Saturdays and Sundays this month. A hayride will take you out to the patch, where you can snag your perfect pumpkins to take back home. Admission is $6 per person (kids two and under are free), with pumpkins costing 89 cents per pound.

Styer Orchard

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. through the end of October.
Drive from Philly: 40 minutes (97 Styers Lane, Langhorne)

In addition to being an apple orchard, Styer has a pumpkin patch filled with pumpkins and gourds of all colors, varieties, and sizes. There’s no entry fee for the Langhorne-based farm, nor is there a fee for the hayride that brings you out to the patch and orchard, but picked pumpkins will cost you between 50 and 60 cents per pound.

Terhune Orchards

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through October 30th.
Drive from Philly: 1 hour (330 Cold Soil Road, Princeton, NJ)

Head to this Princeton-based farm and orchard for fall fun, including PYO pumpkins (and apples), corn mazes, pony rides, an “all about pumpkins” themed adventure barn, and more. Terhune also sets up a station where little ones can paint and decorate their picked pumpkins. Opt for the Pick A Pumpkin package ($20.50 per person; free for kids three and younger), which includes admission, all the fall fun activities, and one pumpkin under five pounds.

 

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Weaver’s Orchard

When: Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Drive from Philly: 1 hour (40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown)

Weaver’s Orchard has more than just apples (though, their apples are very good) — it also has a field where you can pick your own pumpkins, plus PYO corn, pears, veggies, berries, and flowers. Plus, every Saturday in October sees family-friendly fall festivals boasting hayrides, barrel train rides, face painting, live music, farm animals, and more.

Winding Brook Farm

When: Pumpkin patch hours vary by day. You can view the calendar here.
Drive from Philly: 55 minutes (3014 Bristol Road, Warrington)

Winding Brook Farm features a walk-to-patch in the front field, which is filled with pumpkins, gourds, and squash, plus corn stalks and mums. If you don’t want to walk, opt for the $4 hayride that takes you to a pumpkin patch further out in the farm. Kids two and under ride for free.

Additional reporting by Gina Tomaine and Molly Dooling.