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Pumpkins, corn mazes on Long Island

Scott Armstrong of Commack breaks records with a

Scott Armstrong of Commack breaks records with a 1,623-pound pumpkin during the Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury. Photo Credit: Hicks Nurseries

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, 631-549-1159, 631-549-3276, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct. Fall festival (free) every weekend with U-pick pumpkins, pies, candy apples, hot cider, homegrown apples, Holy Schmitt’s horseradish, hayrides, animal train rides, duck races, pumpkin bounce house, John Deere trike play area and fire truck slide; fall decorations, plants and mums. 

ANDREWS FAMILY FARM AND GREENHOUSES, 1038 Sound Ave., Wading River, 631-929-5963, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, Sun. til 5 p.m. through end of Oct. Reopens the weekend before Thanksgiving, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sat.-Tue. Reopens again weekend after Thanksgiving daily until Dec. U-pick pumpkins through Oct. (by the pound, call for pricing) and specialty gourds, straw bales, cornstalks, roasted corn, pies, vegetables, mums, fall ornamental plants, apples and Montauk daisies. Christmas trees in Dec.

BB & GG FARM & NURSERY (WILLIAM BORELLA), 625 North Country Rd., St. James, 631-862-9182 Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends until Oct. 31 and Columbus Day. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze (fee), hayrides (fee), roasted corn, Christmas trees, gourds, ornamental plants. 

BORELLA’S FARM STAND, 485 Edgewood Ave., across from Whisper Vineyards, St. James, 631-862-7330, Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. through Halloween. U-pick pumpkins, hayrides, roasted corn, corn maze, live music and inflatable bounce houses. Fall Festival 11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends and Columbus Day. (fee).

BRIGHTWATERS FARMS & NURSERY, 1624 Manatuck Blvd., Bay Shore,, 631-665-5411 Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 28. U-pick pumpkins. Fall Harvest Festival with hayrides (pay-one-price) through Oct. 28, weather permitting. 

COUNTRY VIEW FARM STAND, 57995 Main Rd., Southhold, 631-903-1335 Hours 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily until Thanksgiving. Mums, fruits, vegetables, pies, breads, cheese, eggs, roasted corn, honey and doughnuts. U-pick pumpkins from the vine through Oct. 31. 

ELWOOD PUMPKIN FARM, 1500 E. Jericho Tpke., Huntington,, 631-368-8626 Hours 3-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through Oct. 31 and Columbus Day. Corn maze: $4, kid-friendly maze (150 feet by 150 feet). A 10-15-minute educational wagon hayride ($6, $4 ages 2-10) around the farm. U-pick pumpkins: average $5-$20 (priced by size); white and orange pumpkins, gourds and ornamentals. 

F & W SCHMITT FARMS, 26 Pinelawn Rd., Melville, 631-271-3276, Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, through Oct. 28, haunted corn trail and haunted house 7 p.m.-midnight Fri.-Sat., 7-11 p.m. Sun. U-pick pumpkins and vegetables sold by the pound. Fall festival, daytime 7-acre corn maze, petting zoo, playground, inflatables (call for fees); wagon ride around farm (free), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends through Oct. 28 and Columbus Day. 

FAIRVIEW FARM, 19 Horsemill Lane, Bridgehampton, 631-537-6154, Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, closed Tue. Farm stand with fall vegetables, pies, roasted corn, popcorn, ribbon fries, cider and pumpkin doughnuts. 69 Horsemill Lane: Hours open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fri.-Sun. through Nov. 11. U-pick pumpkins (79 cents a pound), corn maze on 8 acres. $12, $10 ages 4-11, free 3 and younger.

FINK’S COUNTRY FARM, 6242 Middle Country Rd., Wading River, 631-886-2272, Hours Farmstand: Open daily. 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Fall festival 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends only through Oct. 28, and Columbus Day: ($15) unlimited, U-pick pumpkins, 5-acre corn maze, hayride, bounce houses, pig races, combine slide, animal farm, playground, character appearances, live music (noon-4 p.m.). Flashlight corn maze ($13), bring your own flashlight, 7:30-10 p.m. Oct. 27. Concession stand; cornstalks, mums, local produce, straw bales, holiday decorations available. 

GABRIELSEN’S COUNTRY FARM, 200 Herricks Lane, Jamesport,, 631-722-3259 Hours 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. daily through Dec. 24. Fall festival through the end of Oct. Train, hayrides, corn crib, games, farm animals and more; live music on weekends only ($9.95 pay-one-price weekends and holidays, $5 weekdays). U-pick pumpkins, picnic area, mums, Montauk daisies, ornamental cabbage and kale, roasted corn, candy apples and more. 

GARDEN OF EVE, 4558 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-722-8777, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily until Oct. 31. U-pick pumpkins from the vine, corn maze (fee), hayrides (fee) and children’s activities. Picnic area, farm animals, snack bar and farm stand with fall vegetables, mums, corn stalks and fall decorations. Octoberfest 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27-28, free admission. 

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 through Oct. and Columbus Day. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze (fee), hayrides (fee) and children’s activities. Picnic area, farm animals, snack bar and farm stand with fall vegetables, mums, cornstalks and decorations.

HANK’S PUMPKINTOWN, 240 Montauk Hwy., Water Mill, 631-726-4667, Hours 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. through Oct. 31. U-pick pumpkins (call for prices), gourds, cornstalks, straw bales, Indian corn, mums, Montauk daisies, decorations; 7-acre maze park (fee) open weekends and Columbus Day. 

HARBES FAMILY FARM AND VINEYARD, 715 Sound Ave., Mattituck, 631-298-0800; Wine-tasting barn: 631-298-9463, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. U-pick pumpkins sold by the pound, hayride (fee) and two corn mazes (fee). Mums, gourds, farm stand with roasted corn. No pets or outside food. Fall festival 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends through Oct. 31. Wine-tasting barn open weekends through Nov. 18 and Nov. 23-24. 

HARBES FARM IN JAMESPORT, 1223 Main Rd., Jamesport, 631-722-2022, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct. 28. Fall festival 9 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends to Oct. 28. U-pick pumpkins, live music, children’s activities, hayrides (fee), corn maze (fee), wine tasting and more. No pets or outside food. 

HARBES ORCHARD, 5698 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-369-1111 or 631-298-0800, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. through Oct. 28 and Columbus Day. Robin Hood corn maze (fee) with live actors, and hayride (fee). Spooky corn maze: 7-9:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat. through Oct. 27, must have flashlight or buy one at stand. U-pick pumpkins sold by the pound, mums, gourds, wine tasting. Cafe offers seasonal favorites. 

KAUFOLD’S COUNTRY FLORIST & FARM, 724 Middle Country Rd., Ridge,, 631-924-1265 Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Columbus Day and weekends through late Oct. Fall festival (no admission fee to pick pumpkins; attractions priced separately): U-pick pumpkins (by the pound), interactive corn maze for children, hayrides, animal corral, gift shop, mums, hay bales, cornstalks, novelty gourds and squashes, scarecrows, pies, roasted nuts, candy counter, Holy Schmitt’s horseradish, local goodies. 

KRUPSKI’S FARM, 38030 Rte. 25, Peconic, 631-734-7841. Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Halloween. Farm-fresh produce, U-pick pumpkins in Oct. (by the pound); school tours welcome. Fall activities (fees), weekends only in Oct., include hayrides, corn maze (staffed with actors) and haunted barn. 

LENNY BRUNO FARMS, 740 Wading River Rd. (corner of LIE exit 69S and Wading River Road), Manorville, 631-591-3592, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Thur., 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sun. through Thanksgiving. U-pick pumpkins sold by the pound. A 4-acre corn maze (fee), bounce house and petting zoo (weekends only, fee), farm stand with vegetables, roasted corn, mums, gourds, cornstalks, hay bales. 

LEWIN FARMS, 812 Sound Ave., Calverton, 631-929-4327, Hours Farm stand: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wed.-Mon., closed Tue. U-pick: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekends and holidays, call for availability and hours. U-pick pumpkins from the vine through late Oct. (call for hours). Also available specialty gourds, squash, straw bales and corn stalks and roasted corn. U-Pick: tomatoes, peppers and eggplant also available. Nearly 5-acre corn maze: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekends and holidays through Oct. 31, weather permitting.

MAY’S FARM STAND, 6361 Route 25A, Wading River, 631-929-6654, Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Oct. Call for Nov. hours. U-pick pumpkins, mums and other fall plants grown on site. Fall festival (weekends only) with hayrides (fee), 2-acre corn maze (fee), roasted corn, pies, music and costumed characters. Reopens after Thanksgiving, Christmas trees, wreaths and roping. 

ROTTKAMP’S FOX HOLLOW FARM, 2287 Sound Ave., Calverton, 631-727-1786 Hours Farm stand: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Tue. and Fri., closed Wed.-Thur., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat., 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sun. through Oct. 31 and Columbus Day. U-pick pumpkins (priced per pound); corn maze (call for fee), both are weather permitting, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Columbus Day and weekends through Oct. 31. Children’s wooden structure play area. 

SCHMITT’S FARM COUNTRY FRESH, Main Road, Laurel,, 631-298-1991 Hours 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily through Nov. 1, but call beforehand. U-pick pumpkins and 5-acre corn maze (call for fee), farm stand with fresh fruits, vegetables, pies, roasted corn, mums and gourds. 

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, “Finger Find” corn maze and hayride with music and narration. 

STAKEY’S PUMPKIN FARM, 270 West Lane, Aquebogue, 631-722-3467, Hours Noon-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. and Columbus Day through Oct. 31. U-pick pumpkins from the vine on 26 acres (by the pound or all you can carry); 3-acre corn maze and hayrides ($6), Scooby Doo bounce house (fee). Country store with decorations, mums, cabbage, kale, cornstalks. Rubber duck race (free) on weekends; snack shack.

THE MILK PAIL, 50 Horsemill Lane, Water Mill, 631-537-2565, Hours 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Fri.-Sun. through Oct. U-pick apples and pumpkins; squash and gourds sold by the piece. 

WATERDRINKER FAMILY FARM AND GARDEN, 663 Wading River Road, corner of Wading River Road and South Street, Manorville, 631-878-8653, Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Seasonal plants, pumpkin picking, corn maze, hay rides, Christmas trees, pictures with Santa, wreath decoration, holiday market and more. 

W. ZILNICKI PUMPKINS, 3280 Sound Ave., Riverhead, 631-727-0408 Hours 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends through Oct. 28. U-pick pumpkins, corn maze (fee), straw bales and cornstalks. 

WHITE POST FARMS, 250 Old Country Rd., Melville, 631-351-9373, Hours 10 a.m.-6 p.m. weekends through Oct. 28 and Columbus Day. U-pick pumpkins (by the pound), hayrides and shows, animal farm, bird aviary, monkey barn and inflatable slides. Admission $24; last ticket sold at 4 p.m. 

WICKHAM’S FRUIT FARM, 28700 Rte. 25, Cutchogue, 631-734-6441, Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Sat., closed Sun. U-pick pumpkins through Oct., U-pick apples; farm stand; tented picnic area.

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. Fee for corn maze, pony rides and hayride.


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