Find a local pumpkin patch

Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Capital Region (aka Hudson Valley) of New York State?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Capital Region (aka Hudson Valley) of New York State, sorted by county. Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands.  Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from.  To really make it fun for  your kids, look for those that have the extra activities, like a corn maze, spook house, or hayride.  There is usually a small fee for the mazes (of course, the  more elaborate mazes tend to charge more. Hayrides are often free. ALWAYS call before you go to confirm the info, they don't always report changes to me!

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!   If you are looking for pumpkin weigh-offs and the US and world's largest pumpkins, see this page! Want to do a fundraiser selling pumpkins? See this page!

Finally, my boys are in Boy Scouts and raising money for their troop and their trips and activities, so if you are looking for popcorn (many types), chocolate, coffee, k-cups or to donate to both the Scouts and U.S. military troops, click here and help the Boy Scouts!

Updates for November 2017

Most pumpkin patches  and corn mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! You may also like a local zombie event or Zombie Paintball!. The world's best pumpkin pie recipe is here, and the pie crust recipe is here! And we have home canning, preserving, drying and freezing directions. You can access many pumpkin and other recipes and other resources from the drop down menus at the top of the page or the site search.

After Halloween, find a Christmas tree at a local Christmas tree farm (and enjoy a bonfire, smore, hot chocolate and free hayrides, and often Santa visits! And next Spring, you'll want to take your children to a free Easter egg hunt - see our companion website to find a local Easter Egg hunt.  If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to write me!

Pumpkin Patch Listings, by county

Click on Resources above, if you need a county map

Albany County

  • Altamont Orchards, Inc - PYO apples, pumpkins
    6654 Dunnsville Rd, Altamont, NY. Phone: 518-861-6515. Open: 9:30 am to 6:00 pm, daily; call to verify on pyo apples. Directions: NY Thruway I-87 to Exit 24 to Route 20 West, 10 miles to Route 397, left on Route 397, 1 mile on left. There is PICK YOUR OWN APPLES, weekends in the fall, starting  September 8, 2005, from  10am to 4PM. PYO 2005 Prices: $.50 per lb (1/2 bushel $10.00). The Pick Your Own (PYO) Fields are located on Rt. 146 in Altamont. About 1 1/2 miles before the Altamont Fair entrance. 
  • Indian Ladder Farms - Apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, prepicked produce, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, petting zoo, blueberries, other berries, pumpkins, raspberries, strawberries, Precut Christmas trees, Christmas wreaths and boughs, Mistletoe, Christmas-themed park, Santa appearances, Christmas decorations,
    342 Altamont Road, Altamont, NY 12009. Phone: 518-765-2956. Email us at: [email protected]. Open: Store:  Daily 9am to 6pm, PYO: Open Daily 9am-5pm. Directions: From Albany: Rt. 20 west Rt. 155 south Rt. 85a west Rt. 156 west Farm on left And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. Open: Every day 9am to 6pm Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Indian Ladder Farms strives to provide apples of superior taste and quality, while maintaining a healthy ecologically-balanced growing environment. In addition to pick-your-own apples and pumpkins in the fall, we have pick-you-own berries through the summer. Many weekends include demonstrations in beekeeping, sheep shearing, cider making, and other farm activities. Visit our farm menagerie and say "hi" to Rosie, our Scottish Highland cow. Our nature trail will lead you by orchards, marshes, woods, and fields. The Yellow Rock Cafe is open every day to serve you a lunch made from locally grown and produced meats, dairy, and produce. We specialize in school field trips, catering to any age group and classes with special needs. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS) 

Rensselaer County

  • Brunswick Community Library - Fall festival, Trick-or-treating event,
    4118 State Highway 2, Troy, NY 12189. Phone: 518-279-4023. Email: [email protected]. Open: Children's Halloween parade (all ages) Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 11:00am T/ween Halloween Party (ages 10 am to 14) Friday, October 28, 2016 at 7:00pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Free - no payments needed for anything. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 25, 2016)
  • Engelke Farm - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted corn maze, prepicked produce, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, face painting
    463 Garfield Rd, Troy, NY 12180. Phone: 518-279-3971. Email us at: [email protected]. Directions: Located 4 miles east of Troy New York, take rt 2 to Eagle Mills, take Garfield Rd for one third mile. 463 on right. Open: Corn Maze, and Hay rides are available evenings 4-9:30 weekdays and noon to 9:30 weekends during the month of September October 1st through October 31st we have a haunted forest, haunted hayrides and haunted corn maze with the same hours as above. hot cooked corn, beverages and misc vegetables are available. Corn Maze, and Hay rides are available evenings 4-9:30 weekdays and noon to 9:30 weekends during the month of September October 1st through October 31st we have a haunted forest, haunted hayrides and haunted corn maze with the same hours as above. hot cooked corn, beverages and misc vegetables are available. Payment: Cash, only. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)
    A visitor writes on October 25, 2011: "The kids ask to go back at least once a week!"
  • Goold Orchards - Uses integrated pest management practices, pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, Fall festival, corn maze, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), already-picked produce (of the pyo crop), gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, face painting, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, school tours
    1297 Brookview Station Road, Caselton-on- Hudson, NY 12033. Phone: (518)732-7317. Email: [email protected]. Open: September 15 pm to October 31, 7 days a week, 9:38 am to 4pm. Directions: From NY I-90 head east over the Hudson River to Exit 11E- Schodack/Nassau to Route 150. Follow the signs to Goold Orchards. Click here for a map and directions. Annual Apple Festival and Craft Show held the Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day Weekend; School Tours given Monday to Friday 9 am to 1:30 pm September to November. We use integrated pest management practices. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, WIC Vouchers. Gift Baskets & Gift-Packed Apples shipped year-round Corporate Gift- Pack services available. Wine Tastings everyday 9:30-4:30. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)
  • Hay Berry Farm LLC - Uses natural growing practices, pumpkins, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, gift shop, porta-potties
    1176 Babcock Lake Road, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090. Phone: 518-285-9039. Email: [email protected]. Open: August through September, Thursday through Monday, from 9am until 3pm, Friday from 9 am until 6pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Pumpkin updates: Click here for updates. Directions: From NY Route 7, turn north on Babcock Lake Road (County Route 87) and drive one mile to the fields and farm stand. Click here for a map and directions. Blueberries: July through mid-August Blueberry pruning workshop: last Saturday in March. We use natural practices, but are not yet certified Organic. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. Family-friendly. We love sharing information about green living and sustainable farming and welcome those interested in seeing the farm. 
  • Kettle Farm - corn maze, Corn Cannon, Slingshots, Giant Hay Bale Maze, Corn Pit, Dino Dig, Corn Teepee, Pumpkins and much much more
    5154 Rte 7, Hoosick Falls, NY 12090. Phone: 518-686-0992. Open: See their website for for hours and availability. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only. Book your groups and birthday parties early., birthday partiesSuggested by a visitor, ADDED: October 11, 2012)
  • The Farm at Kristy's Barn - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, Cider mill (fresh apple cider made on the premises), restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, school tours
    2385 Brookview Road, Castleton, NY 12033. Phone: (518) 477-6250. Email: [email protected]. Open: Petting paddock, pumpkin picking and free hay rides: available weekends starting mid September. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Exit 10 off I-90 Head in the direction of the gas stations Straight through the traffic light Turn left at the end of the road We are on the right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. We are a family run, low spray, no spray farm feeding capital district families since 1910.
  • Liberty Ridge Farm - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, haunted house, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, face painting, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    29 Bevis Road, Schaghticoke, NY 12154. Phone: 518-664-1515. Fax: 518-664-5992. Email: [email protected]. Open: September and October; Monday - Thursday 10am to 9pm; (Open earlier for school groups); Friday and Saturday 10am to 10pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Exit 9 off of I-87 Clifton Park, east on Rte. 146 to Mechanicville. Bear left on Rte. 4 North. Follow into the Village of Stillwater; Hudson River will be on your right. Turn right at blinking light crossing over the Hudson River. 1 mile on right – Liberty Ridge Farm. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Liberty Ridge Farm has the largest corn maze in the Capital District. Our Fall Festival features our 8-acre corn maze, Brad's Barnyard Adventure filled with activities for young and old, and our trolley ride. Don't forget Haunt Nights during October! Look at our packages for Capital Region company picnics, class reunions and corporate  events. The Gifford Barn, a Dutch style barn, hosts 2400 sq. ft. of reception space decorated in an equestrian theme, with high ceilings, exposed beams and beautiful cherry harvest tables that offer the ultimate in rustic elegance.  Liberty Ridge Farm has entertainment for all ages, open spacious grounds with choices of inside event space and outside event space for fund-raising, corporate events, social gatherings, company picnics, school educational field trips, weddings, sweet sixteen parties and more.  There are over 100 acres of reasons to Celebrate your next party with Liberty Ridge Farm. Host a memorable Albany or Saratoga Region Birthday Party at Camp Celebration or host a SCARE Party and take advantage of our corn maze in the dark! Looking for a place to gather your Church group, scouts, club or business picnic? Check out our Clifton Park  area campfire rentals and Event Tent. Liberty Ridge Farm makes a unique and picturesque setting for weddings any time of the year. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)

Saratoga County

  • Bowman Orchards - Pumpkins, Pick your own and picked apples, cider and donuts.
    141 Sugar Hill Road, Rexford NY, 12148. Phone: 518-371-2042. Email:  [email protected]. Roadside Stand, Farm Market. We grow many varieties, shapes, colors and sizes of pumpkins. Pumpkins are available u-pick or pre-picked and usually we start them the third week of September. We also grow gourds, squash, and many types of ornamental fruits.
  • Double M's Daytime Corn Maze and Hayrides - corn maze,  hayrides, petting zoo, bounce house
    678 Route 67, Ballston Spa, New York 12020. Phone: (518)884-9122. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Click here for directions. Open: Thursday & Friday by reservation only for groups of 20 or more; and for individuals on Saturday & Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm in October. For 23 years, the Double M Haunted Hayrides have been terrifying those who are brave enough to venture to the eerie woods. Scary Harry, the resident ghost cowboy of Double M, has a horrifying experience awaiting you. Your journey will begin with a true Haunted Hayride on a tractor-drawn wagon, winding through the dark woods that are rumored to be filled with spirits and creatures of unimaginable beings. Each and every corner brings certain evil. If you are lucky enough, you may just make it to the end of the trail. However, your journey does not end when the wagon comes to a stop. On the contrary, it has just begun. Those who made it this far will exit the wagon and enter a land of flesh-eating zombies. The school grounds at Darkwoods Academy have been overrun by an infection, leading to an all-out zombie outbreak. Stay quiet and alert, as walkers are everywhere. Whatever you do, don't get scratched or bitten.
  • Double M's Haunted Hayrides - haunted hayrides
    678 Route 67, Ballston Spa, New York 12020. Phone: (518)884-9122. Email: [email protected]. Directions: Click here for directions. Open: Every Thursday through Sunday in October. Click here for a coupon. Featuring the NEW VORTEX TUNNEL! and TERROR MAZE (both included in your admission). The Hayrides weave through our haunted forest on a tractor drawn wagon. Each wagon has a narrator on board to guide the way through the cold darkness. Around each and every corner there's a frightful scene and behind each and every tree lurks an unexpecting guest waiting to greet you. Our woods are filled with terror and surprise, an atmosphere sure to make you scream! Three quarter's of the way through the ride, the wagon comes upon a coven of witches dancing around a cauldron and shrieking into the night. The wagon stops and the witches serve up some complimentary "Spider Cider" and "Deadly Donuts". After everyone has been served their ghostly treat, the wagon continues on for the remainder of the frightfully fun ride! Upon being unloaded the wagon you will be guided into the Terror Maze and then directly into the BRAND NEW Vortex Tunnel! A truly terrorizing experience! The entire ride lasts approximately 35 to 45 minutes.
    A visitor writes on October 23, 2010: "October 22, 2010 A group of us went to this hayride and paid $20 per person. What a total ripoff! Do not go. It is not worth even $10 per person. Not scary at all nor entertaining. A narrator pretty much gives away everything about to happen and with a monotone unexcited voice. The best part is the haunted house at the end and it's not even that great. Can't believe this has been running for 20 years. They should state the only people who may enjoy it are children under the age of 12. "
  • Ellms Family Farm - corn maze, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    448 Charlton Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Phone: 518 884-8168. Fax: 518 884-8348. Email: [email protected]. Directions: From Route 87 take Exit 12 Go west on Rt. 67 for 2.5 miles Take a left onto Brookline Road Less than a mile turn left at lights onto Route 50 Go 1.1 miles on Route 50 and take a right onto Charlton Road at the lights Farm is 3 miles on the right And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Corn Maze open weekends 10 am to 5 pm Corn Maze and pumpkin patch are open from September 26 through October 31. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, Indian corn and corn stalks. (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS)
  • Riverview Orchards - Pick Your Ownk Apples, Hayrides
    660 Riverview Road, Rexford NY, 12148. Phone: 518-371-2174. Email:  [email protected]. Directions. Farm Market, Special Events: Farm Fest 2005 on Saturday September 17th and Sunday, September 18th. 10 am to 5 pm Both Days. Free Admission, Exhibits - Apple Picking - Musical Performances - Demonstrations - Hay Rides - Country Food - and Much More. For more information, see the links above and these pages: Farm Fest 2005, Apples, Bakery, Donut Robot, Beehive, Honey House Birthdays, School Tours, Our History
  • Schuyler Farms - corn maze, Pumpkin Patch, Hayrides, Petting Zoo, hay maze, haunted hay maze
    1124 Rt. 29, Schuyerville, NY. Phone: (518) 695-5308. Directions: Click Here for DIRECTIONS to the maze. They have a Corn Field Cafe, 18 hole mini golf, Garden Center, Hay Maze for the little ones, and our Gift Shop for beautifully hand crafted gifts. For schools, small group outings, and corporate events call for appointments and package prices.
  • Sunnyside Gardens - pumpkins (brought in from the field), Hayrides, Train Rides, Butterfly House, Garden Center, Pumpkin Patch, Christmas Trees, gift shop,
    345 Church St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Phone:
    (518) 584-1034. Email: [email protected]. Open: Pumpkin Patch opens & Rides begin: Saturday September 28th, then 7 days a week; Monday-Sunday from 8:30am-5:00pm. Directions: See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, only..We fill our patch with the biggest and best pumpkins around so you can have that perfect jack o'lantern. Come wander through and see what hay sculptures and scarecrows we've come up with this year. Take a hay ride through the woods. Have a ride on our little blue train. Search for the perfect pumpkin in the patch. Watch the model trains roll by. Visit the Hall of Flame: over 300 carved jack o' lanterns. Listen to our local bluegrass band. Pose for a picture in one of our funny cut-outs. 

Schenectady County

  • Indian House Farm - Haunted Corn Maze "Field of Screams", pumpkins
    2627 Giffords Church Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306. Phone: 518-376-1257. Open:  2011 maze dates October 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd from 7:30pm to 9:30pm; Produce Stand: Mid July-Labor Day Weekend Monday-Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm Sundays 10am-4pm - Fall HoursMonday-Friday Honor System Weekends 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Haunted Maze: FIELD OF SCREAMS 2011 Dates: October 14th,15th,21st and 22nd 7:30PM. Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check . The corn maze is an annual Haunted Corn Maze event, held for the past 10 years. The Haunted Maze is fun for the whole family, and partial proceeds go to support the Children's Hospital at Albany Medical Center.

Warren County

  • West Mountain Ski Area Fall Festival - pumpkins (brought in from the field), Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, Pony Rides, Haunted Hayrides, Live Music, Fall gourds and pumpkins for sale, restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area, ours of the operation, group tours
    360 Ridge Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. Phone: 518-480-5937. Open: Festival Dates & Times are Saturday October 11th (12pm-10pm) & Sunday October 12th (12pm-8pm) Saturday October 18th (12pm-10pm) & Sunday October 19th (12pm-8pm) Saturday October 25th (12pm-10pm) & Sunday October 26th (12pm-8pm) Friday October 31st (5pm-10pm) & Saturday November 1st (12pm-10pm).  Directions: Call for directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx . A vendor area with Local vendors displaying crafts and merchandise for sale, Scenic Chairlift Tours, Children's activities including a FREE bounce house .
    A visitor writes on August 21, 2014: "This is a local Ski area that is putting on a Fall Festival. It is going to be an annual thing and I am a huge supporter of West Mtn, and want to make sure it is a successful event."

Washington County

  • Bordens Orchard  - U-pick aples
    Valley Falls Road, Schaghticoke, NY. Phone: 518-692-2370. Directions: We are located on Valley Falls Road in the Town of Easton. You can follow our signs from Route 40. For more: Directions. Apples: Red Melba, Pristine, Summer treat, Redfree, Empress, Ginger Gold, Paulared, Gala, Niagara, Milton, McIntosh, Ozark Gold, Honeycrisp, Macoun, Liberty, R.I.Greening, Spartan, Cortland, Red Delicious, Empire, Jonagold, Fortune, Idared, Pound Sweet, Golden Delicious, Spigold, Northern Spy, Rome Beauty, Winter Banana, Granny Smith. More about our apple varieties and what's available now, and also our recipes.
  • The Garden Barn - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, horse-drawn hay rides, Bounce house or pillow, haunted house,
    351 East Rd, Fort Edward, NY 12828. Phone: 518-747-8843. Fax: 5187478843. Email: [email protected]. Open: Last weekend in September through October ; 7 days per week 10am to 6 pm. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Pumpkin picking last weekend in September throughout October; Fresh cut Christmas trees Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx.
  • Kelly's Emerald Feeds - pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field,
    672 County Line Road, Queensbury, NY 12804. Phone: 518-793-5474. Email: [email protected]. Open: Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm; Saturday from 8am to 5pm; Sunday from 10am to 5pm.  Directions: I87 to exit19; 254 east to 9L north;3 miles to a right onto Hicks Road; Left at the 4 corners onto County line Road; Farm on right. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Whether you visit their pumpkin patch, take aim with the pumpkin slingshot, pick out the family Christmas Tree, or prepare for growing season, Kelly's is there to help make the moment special. Click here for a link to our Facebook page.  (UPDATED: September 11, 2017, JBS) 
  • Moses Vegetable Farm - corn (sweet), peppers, pumpkins, tomatoes, other vegetables, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, prepicked produce, gift shop Route 67, Eagle Bridge, NY 11111. Phone: 518 686 7729. Directions: Intersection of Route 67 & 22 Crops are usually available in May, October. Open: call for hours. This is the famous farmland that once belonged to Grandma Moses, inherited by her children and grand-children who operate it today. Customers say they are renowned for the variety and quality of the vegetables they grow. One visitor says: "WORTH THE TRIP! Check them out!"
  • Tiashoke Farms - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, Fall festival, wagon rides, farm market, gift shop, restrooms, picnic area
    11822 Nys Route 40, Easton, Ny, Easton, NY 12154. Phone: 518-527-3949. Alternate Phone: 58-859-4741. Email: [email protected]. Open: daily 8am to 8pm. Directions: We are located half way between Schaghticoke and Greenwich on NYS Route 40. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. We offer the largest assortment of pumpkins, gourds and squash in the area with over 50 varieties available - all home grown. We also offer other fall decorations, including indian corn, corn stalks, hay bales and more. On Sundays this year, we will offer a hay ride through our dairy farm, giving visitors a better understanding of a modern farm and terrific views of protected farmland along the historic Hudson River Valley. (UPDATED: September 02, 2015)

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