Looking for a local pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, gourds and other Halloween activities in Upstate New York?  Scroll down this page and you will see the all of those in Upstate New York, 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.

Especially this year, due to Coronavirus, be sure to click on the links (the blue, underlined name of the each festival) to confirm this year's dates on the website for each festival. If they don't have a website, call the phone number provided, but ALWAYS CONFIRM THIS YEAR'S DATES AND TIMES BY EITHER VIEWING THEIR WEBSITE OR CALLING.

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! There are affiliate links on this page. Read our disclosure policy to learn more.

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 September 2020

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.

Keep in mind, many farms, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and Haunted Houses are trying to cope with rapidly changing state COVID requirements: ALWAYS see their own website, Facebook page or call them before you go.

NOTE: Many of the farms are dropping their websites and switching to Facebook pages - but they don't tell anyone, including search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo or us, or redirect their website,  thus breaking all links to them. If a link is broken please click the "click here to report a broken link or blank page" so we can find the replacement link! Thanks!

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

Clinton County

  • Applejacks Orchard - pumpkins, Pick-your-own apples, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, petting zoo, birthday parties, school tours
    751 Brand Hollow Rd, Peru, NY 12972. Phone: 518 643 2268. Email: applejacksorchard@yahoo.com. Open: Pumpkins should be ready on Sept 18. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard.
  • Bell's Tree Farm - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, haunted corn maze, tractor-pulled hay rides, prepicked produce, restrooms, picnic area, birthday parties, school tours
    499 Ratta Road, Chazy, NY 12921. Phone: 518-846-8586. Fax: 518-846-8586. Email: matt@mbdetail.com. Open: Friday 6 to 9pm Saturday 12 to 9pm Sunday 12 to 5pm Corn Maze is open September 3rd to October 24th. Directions: From the South: I-87 Exit 40 Beekmantown/Pt.AuRoche. Turn R onto Spellman Rd. and go 0.4 miles to the intersection with Rt.9. L turn onto Rt. 9 and proceed North 1.7 miles and then veer L onto Stratton Hill Rd. Continue 3.3 miles and 499 Ratta Rd. is on the L. At 0.9 miles Stratton Hill Rd becomes the Ratta Rd. so continue straight. From the North: I-87 Exit 41 Chazy. Turn L onto Miner Farm Rd.(191E) and follow 0.8 miles to Rt.9 Turn R onto Rt.9 and proceed South 0.6 miles and turn R onto Fiske Road, just after Stewart's store. Follow 0.8 miles and veer L onto Ratta Rd. Proceed 1.6 miles and 499 Ratta Rd. is on your right. And for a map to our farm, click here. Crops are usually available in September, October.  Payment: Cash, Check. 
  • Country Dreams Farm - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field where they grow, pumpkin patch- harvested and laid out on the ground or lawn, Fall festival, corn maze, haunted corn maze, we also have pie pumpkins, horse-drawn hay rides, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, restrooms, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, group reservations
    260 Pellerin Road, Plattsburgh , NY 12901. Phone: 518-565-6051. Alternate Phone: 518-561-8941. Email: Cdfarm@charter.net. Open: May through October daily 10am to 6pm; and November through April by appointment. Directions: From Adirondack Northway Route 87 (North or South)- Take exit 38N, west on Route 374  take a right on to Route 190. Take the next right "Pellerin Rd" drive one mile and the Country Dreams Farm will be on your right. From Route 3  North- Take Route 3 South to Route 374 in Cadyville. Go through flashing light to next stop light,  at stop light turn left on to Military Turnpike (190). Take the first right on to "Pellerin Rd" Drive one mile and the Country Dreams Farm will be on your right. For a map to our farm, click here. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, SFMNP Vouchers. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: December 12, 2016) (UPDATED: September 27, 2015)
  • Rulfs Orchard - Pumpkins and Apples
    531 Bear Swamp Road, Peru, NY, 12972. Phone: 518-643-8636. Email us at: bob@rulfsorchard.com. Open 7am to 8 pm, 7 days a week. Apple varieties: McIntosh, Empire, Cortland, Paula, Red Macoun, Lodi, Northern Spy, Delicious. Also a roadside stand and apple cider.

Essex County

Franklin County

  • Tucker Farms, Inc. - pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, picnic area (bring your own food)
    64 Hobart Road, Gabriels, NY 12939. Phone: 518 637-1230. Alternate Phone: 518-578-8436. Email: adkspud@hotmail.com. Open: Great Adirondack Corn Maze opens on or about first weekend of August and continues through the end of October; Our regular hours are: Thursday through Sunday, 1 pm to 6 pm or dusk whichever comes first; Flashlight nights are Friday and Saturday nights from dusk until 10 pm (everyone must be out of the maze by 10 pm); Directions: see website; Payment: Cash and checks only; Admission prices to corn maze are $10 for adults and any unaccompanied children; $8 for children age 4 to 12 years; children less than 4 years are free; Snacks and hot/cold beverages are available. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. Tucker Farms will have someone familiar with the maze on premises at all times who can 'find' those who become 'lost'; There is an elevated platform amid the maze for those needing an 'aerial view' of the maze; A port - a - potty is available on premises; Snacks as well as hot and cold refreshments are available; Pack up the kids and come out for a great time! Complete your day of fun at the corn maze with a bit of shopping: Tucker Farms souvenier tee - shirts and sweat shirts, and during the season: pumpkins, squash, gourds, cornstalks, and especially all varieties of TuckerTaters potatoes can be purchased at the maze.(UPDATED: August 27, 2016) 

Jefferson County

  • Old McDonald's - corn maze, pumpkin patch in the field, Bouncy castle or moon bounce, pony rides, petting zoo, farm animals, tours of the operation, group tours, restrooms, gift shop, concession stand (drinks, snacks and/or food), picnic area,
    14471 County Route 145, Sackets Harbor, NY 136855. Phone: 315-583-5737. Open: 10am-4pm on weekdays; 10am-6pm on weekends (Saturday/Sunday); Open daily except winter. Directions: North Harbor Rd. See their website for directions. Payment: Cash, Visa/MasterCard. Pumpkin Palace, Hayrides, pony rides, Dairy Tours limited on weekdays. All activities open and available on the weekends- first come, first serve! At Old McDonald's Farm, we take pleasure in providing you with opportunities to learn about and have fun with agriculture. Old McDonald's Farm is all hands-on, from hand feeding our huge beef cow, Big Bill, to petting and walking amongst the dozens of goats, to taking your first pony ride!
    A visitor writes on October 12, 2013: "It's wonderful. I can't believe it's not already listed on this site."

Lewis County

St. Lawrence County

  • Breezy Maples Farm - pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, kiddie (mini) corn maze, child-sized haybale maze, we also have pie pumpkins, tractor-pulled hay rides, Bounce house, Maple Syrup from trees on the farm, Fresh eggs, farm market, gift shop, concessions / refreshment stand, porta-potties, face painting, Bouncy castle, pony rides, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    331 Willard Road, Massena, NY 13662. Phone: (315) 705-6460. Email: info@breezymaples.com. Open: We will open for the 2011 season on Saturday, Septmeber 24; Open Sunday through Friday Noon to 6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am to 6:00pm. Directions: From Massena, follow route 37 south 4.4 miles from the corner of route 56, take a left onto Willard, the farm is ahead on the right. From Potsdam and Canton - Take county route 34 (Swamp Road) from route 310 into Louisville. After the bridge, take a right onto Willard road. The farm is 1.5 miles ahead on the left. From Waddington - Follow route 37 into Louisville -Willard is the next right past Louisville school. Click here for a map and directions. Open for Christams Trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas eve. Payment: Cash, Check.
  • Kingston Roadside Stand - pumpkins for sale in the shop or farmstand, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, wagon rides, haunted house, haunted rides, farm animals
    39 Co. Route 34, Canton, NY 13617. Phone: 315-528-1081 . Alternate Phone: 315-854-8092. Email: linda_kingston2002@yahoo.com. Open: The Haunted Barn and Wagon Ride Friday and Saturday, the day before Halloween and Halloween Day 6pm to 10pm or later; Prices: 6 dollars per person 5 years and younger Free; It includes Haunted Barn, Wagon Ride, Drink and Popcorn and you can get your own pumpkin at The Kingston's Roadside Stand; And Sunday by appointment ONLY!. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Check.  
  • LB's Pumpkins & Corn Maize - corn maze, pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, restrooms
    1639 State Highway 58, Edwards, NY 13635. Phone: 315-562-2320. Email: lbspumpkins@tds.net. Directions: 14 mile North of Gouverneur on State Highway 58, look for signs. 14 miles South of Fine on State Highway 58, look for signs. Click here for a map and directions. Crops are usually available in September, October. Open: Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard, Discover.