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Pick pumpkins at these Long Island patches and farms

Matthew and Donna Haakonson of Sayville with their

Matthew and Donna Haakonson of Sayville with their daughters Elena, 13, and Sarah, 10, say it's a family tradition to get pumpkins off the vine at Stakey's Pumpkin Farm in Aquebogue. Credit: Randee Daddona

After a hot summer, fall fun awaits Long Island families. Greet the season with hayrides, corn mazes, and most importantly, perfect pumpkins picked at these patches.

ALBERT H. SCHMITT FAMILY FARMS, 6 Bagatelle Rd., Dix Hills, 631-549-3276,; Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through October, $5 entry fee for pumpkin patch which includes duck races and photo taking opportunities, $4 for singing hayride and $7 for animal train ride. Festival weekends through Oct. 31 plus Columbus Day with u-pick pumpkins, apple cider doughnuts, roasted corn, baked pies, candy apples, hot apple cider, apples, Holy Schmitt’s horseradish, singing hayrides, "animal train" rides, duck races; fall décor, hay bales, cornstalks, gourds and pumpkins, massive mums, ornamental kale/cabbage and winter "survivor" pansies.

ANDREWS FAMILY FARM, 1038 Sound Ave., Wading River, 631-929-0038, Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through late October. U-pick pumpkins through October and specialty gourds, straw bales, cornstalks, pies, vegetables, fall plants, apples, mums and Montauk daisies; roasted corn on weekends.

BB AND GG FARM & NURSERY 625 N. Country Rd., St. James, 631-862-9182. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends until Oct. 31 and also Columbus Day. Fees for U-pick pumpkins, corn maze and hayrides. Also roasted corn, gourds, ornamental plants for sale.

BORELLA’S FARM STAND, 485 Edgewood Ave., across from Whisper Vineyards, St. James, 631-862-7330, Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through late December. Farm stand: Pumpkins and gourds, flowering Mums and kale, cornstalks, hay bales, Autumn décor, and precut Vermont Christmas trees. Fall festival (fee) 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends from Sept. 25 through Oct. 30 and Columbus Day, weather permitting. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze, hayrides, "cow train," children's entertainment, corn launcher.

BRIGHTWATERS FARMS AND NURSERY, 1624 Manatuck Blvd., Bay Shore,, 631-665-5411. Hours Noon-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Oct. 31 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Columbus Day for U-pick pumpkins. Fall Harvest Festival with hayrides (additional fee) weekends through Oct. 31, $10 admission to the festival, weather permitting.

ELWOOD PUMPKIN FARM, 1500 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington,, 631-368-8626. Hours 3-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 Saturday-Sunday through Oct. 31 and Columbus Day. Starting Oct. 1; corn maze (fee). A 10-minute educational wagon hayride (fee) around the farm. U-pick pumpkins, white and orange, pink, exotic pumpkins and gourds.

F & W SCHMITT FARMS, 26 Pinelawn Rd., Melville, 631-271-3276, Hours 12-5 p.m. weekdays; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday through Oct. 31 and Columbus Day for farm stand, u-pick pumpkins and vegetables. Haunted corn trail and haunted mansion 12-5 p.m. and 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday and 7-11 p.m. Columbus Day and Sunday through Oct. 31. Fall festival (fee) 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Columbus Day and weekends through Oct. 31, roasted corn, candy apples, pies, 7-acre corn maze, petting zoo, playground, wagon ride, mini-golf, apple cider. Other offerings available for additional charge. Activities, prices, dates and times are subject to change

FINK’S COUNTRY FARM, 6242 Middle Country Rd., Wading River, 631-886-2272, Hours Farm stand: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Dec. 23. Fall festival ($18 per person ages 3 and older) 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and Columbus Day through Oct. 31. Corn maze, hayrides, animal farm, live music (noon-4 p.m.), character appearances, pony rides ($5), playground, and u-pick pumpkins (fee). Farm stand with roasted corn, hot cider, cornstalks, mums, produce, straw bales and holiday decorations.

GARDEN OF EVE, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-722-8777, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31. U-pick organic pumpkins on the vine, picnic area, farm animals, snack bar and farm stand with fall vegetables, mums, cornstalks and fall decorations. live music, 1-4 p.m. weekends. craft brewery on site, open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and holidays in October. Fee is $9.95 weekends and $7.95 weekdays for access to all activities including U-pick and unlimited hayrides (weekends only).

GLOVER FARMS, 633 Victory Ave., Brookhaven,, 631-286-7876, 631-332-2012. Hours 2-6 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and Columbus Day through Oct. 31. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze and hayrides (fee); children’s activities. Picnic area, farm animals, snack bar and farm stand with vegetables, mums, cornstalks and fall decorations. Haunted hayride and haunted maze (fee) at night on weekends through Oct. 31.

HANK’S PUMPKINTOWN, 240 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 631-726-4667, Hours 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Nov. 1. U-pick pumpkins, apples, gourds, cornstalks, straw bales, Indian corn, mums, Montauk daisies, fall decorations. Wagon rides, roasted corn, 7-acre maze park (fee) open weekends and Columbus Day.

HARBES FAMILY FARM AND VINEYARD, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck, 631-482-7641; Wine-tasting barn: 631-298-9463, Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends. U-pick pumpkins, sold by the pound, hayride (weekend and holidays only, fee), corn maze (fees). Mums, gourds, farm stand with roasted corn. Fall festival 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends through Oct. 31. Wine-tasting barn open weekends through Oct. 31. No pets or outside food.

HARBES FARM IN JAMESPORT, 1223 Main Rd., Jamesport, 631-494-4796, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends and Columbus Day through Oct. 31. Fall festival U-pick apples and pumpkins, hayride and corn maze (fees), live music; children's activities; wine tasting and more. No pets or outside food.

HARBES ORCHARD, 5698 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-683-8388, Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Friday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and holidays through Oct. 31. Admission fee to enter the farm includes 3-pound bag to pick your own apples. Check website for availability. Robin Hood corn maze (fee). Spooky corn maze (fee) 7-9:30 p.m. Sat. nights in October, must have flashlight or buy one at stand. Cafe, u-pick apples and pumpkins, mums, gourds, wine tasting. No pets or outside food.

KRUPSKI’S FARM, 38030 Rte. 25, Peconic, 631-734-7841. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Halloween. Farm-fresh produce, u-pick pumpkins in October; including Columbus. Fall activities (fee) noon-5 p.m. weekends only in October including Columbus Day including hayrides, haunted corn maze with actors and haunted barn.

LENNY BRUNO FARMS, 740 Wading River Rd. (LIE Exit 69S), Manorville, 631-591-3592, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday through the weekend after Thanksgiving for produce. U-pick pumpkins (fee), corn maze (fee), play area, photo-ops, hayrides, farm stand, roasted corn, mums, cornstalks, hay bales through October.

LEWIN FARMS, 812 Sound Ave., Calverton, 631-929-4327, Hours Farmstand: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, closed Tuesday. U-pick tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and apples: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekends and Columbus Day, call for availability and hours. U-pick pumpkins through late October. Directions for each u-pick farm is listed at farm stand. Specialty gourds, squash, straw bales, cornstalks and roasted corn. Nearly 5-acre corn maze: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Columbus Day and weekends through late October, weather permitting OK DONE LP 2021

MAY’S FARM STAND, 6361 Rte. 25A, Wading River, 631-929-6654, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through October. Call for November hours. U-pick pumpkins; gourds, straw bales, cornstalks, mums and fall plants. Fall festival (weekends only) with hayrides and 2-acre corn maze (fees), roasted corn, pies, music and costumed characters.

THE MILK PAIL, 50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, 631-537-2565, Hours 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday.-Sunday. through October. U-pick apples and pumpkins, squash and gourds

ROTTKAMP’S FOX HOLLOW FARM, 2287 Sound Ave., Calverton, 631-727-1786. Hours Farm stand: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday through Oct. 31, closed Monday-Wednesday. U-pick pumpkins; children’s play area. Dessert and smoothie truck on weekends

SCHMITT’S FARM COUNTRY FRESH, Main Road, Laurel, 631-298-1991, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through October. U-pick pumpkins and 5-acre corn maze (fee), farm stand with fresh fruit, vegetables, pies, roasted corn, mums, gourds, honey, fresh-cut bouquets, jams, jellies, horseradish, canned peaches, apple cider and candy apples.

SEVEN PONDS ORCHARD, 65 Seven Ponds Rd., Water Mill, 631-726-8015, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Thanksgiving. U-pick pumpkins and apples, corn maze and hayride with music, narration. Also "cow train," duck races, pedal cars, Army helicopter, sunflowers and vegetables.

STAKEY’S PUMPKIN FARM, 270 West Lane, Aquebogue, 631-722-3467, Hours Noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Columbus Day through Oct. 31. U-pick pumpkins on 26 acres (priced by the pound); 3-acre corn maze and hayrides (fee). Country store sells mums, cabbage, kale, cornstalks, Snack shack, roasted corn, homemade apple cider doughnuts., face paintings (fee) on weekends in October and Columbus Day.

WATERDRINKER FAMILY FARM AND GARDEN, 663 Wading River Rd., at the corner of South Street, Manorville, 631-878-8653, Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through October. Farm stand and Gift Barn with roasted corn, pies, fresh lemonade, fall plants. Fall Festival, daily through October, U-pick pumpkins (additional fee), corn maze, tractor pedal cars, barnyard animals, mini-golf, obstacle course, jumbo jump pad and hayrides (weekends only), $15 per person, free ages 2 and younger. Prices subject to change.

WHITE POST FARMS, 250 Old Country Rd., Melville, 631-351-9373, Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through October, u-pick pumpkins, hayrides and animal farm, $23.95; Fall Farm Festival, everything available during the week plus entertainment and "play in the hay," 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends only through October and Columbus Day $32.95.

WICKHAM’S FRUIT FARM, 28700 Rte. 25, Cutchogue, 631-734-6441, Farm stand 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, closed Sunday. U-pick apples & pumpkins (October), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

WINDY ACRES FARM, 3810 Middle Country Rd., Calverton, 631-727-4554, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. U-pick pumpkins, gourds, straw bales, cornstalks, candy apples and mums. Corn maze ($5 per person entry fee).

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