Your Complete Guide for Fall & Halloween Family Fun

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This guide contains everything you need for Fall & Halloween fun for the whole family. We have 12 local events that focus on the Fall and Halloween, and 12 regional farms that feature Corn Mazes, Hay Rides, Pumpkin Picking and more!

Local Events:

Miss Lotta: Oktoberfest Cruise

10-12-2018 11:00 am

Hudson Farm Annual Charity Hike

10-13-2018 7:30 am

Harvest, Honey and Garlic Festival

10-13-2018 10:00 am

Hopatcong: Annual Halloween Parade and Contest

10-14-2018 12:00 pm

Weekend of Fear at Wild West City


Celebrate Fall on October 20 at Camp Jefferson’s Fall Festival!


Teal Pumpkin Project to be featured at Camp Jefferson’s Fall Festival

10-20-2018 10:00 am

Halloween Haunted House at Camp Jefferson!

10-20 & 21

Mount Arlington 6th Annual Halloween Bash

10-20-2018 5:00 pm

10-25-2018 6:30 pm
10-25-2018 7:00 pm

10-26-2018 6:30 pm

Waterloo Village Fall Festival

10-27-2018 11:00 am

Miss Lotta: Halloween Breakfast

10-28-2018 9:00 am

Moonlight History and Mystery Cemetery Tour

10-28-2018 6:00 pm

10-29-2018 5:00 pm

Regional Places & Activities:


Haunted House


Pumpkin Picking


Alstede Farms





Demarest Farms





Donaldson Farms





Heaven Hill Farm





Hillview Farms




Norz Hill Farm






Ort Farms




$10 - $15

Riamede Farm




Stony Hill Farms



$14 - $18

Sun High Orchards




Tranquility Farms





Wightman Farms





Alstede Farms

Distance: 23min 13.0mi

Address: 1 Alstede Farms Ln, Chester, NJ 07930

Cost: Hayride & Corn Maze $15.99

Weekday Hours: No Activities

Weekend Hours: Saturday & Sunday Only - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Activities: Enjoy a family-friendly, fall evening sipping our own fresh-pressed apple cider around a cozy campfire while listening to live music. S'mores kits available for purchase. The Hen House (serving hot food and snacks) & ice cream window open until 9 pm. Take a hay wagon ride to our thrilling corn maze and traverse it by flashlight. Hayrides include a stop in the pumpkin patch (pumpkins additional). Group discount of 20% with purchase of 15 or more tickets made with one transaction and credit card. Please bring your own flashlight and chair or blanket.

Demarest Farms

Distance: 50min 46.7mi

Address: 244 Wierimus Rd, Hillsdale, NJ 07642

Cost: Pumpkin Patch: $7.00; Haunted Orchards: $25.00

Weekday Hours: Pumpkin Patch: Monday thru Friday 3pm to 4:30pm, Haunted Orchards: Thursday – Saturday 6:30 PM — 9:00 PM

Weekend Hours: x

Activities: Pumpkin Patch Hours: Open to the public Monday thru Friday 3pm to 4:30pm.

Cost: $7 per person (Age 2 and over) General Admission, which includes free parking, entrance to pumpkin patch, hay wagon ride, two petting zoos, adventure playground, corn box, photo display area, crooked house village, wooden playsets, and picnic area with tables; plus $9 (in addition to general admission) per pumpkin (any size pumpkin)! Children under 2 – FREE.

Haunted Orchards: Things are Spooky this October at Demarest Farms. For the first time ever, you and your family may experience the Haunted Orchards at Demarest Farms. Featuring a Spooky Hayride and a bone chilling series of Haunted Houses filled with Ghouls, Ghosts and all kinds of scary creatures… you will be transported deep into the Orchard to visit the forgotten Graveyard nestled within the apple trees.

Reservations are limited and will sell out quickly, so please inquire now to book your passage this October to the Haunted Orchards at Demarest Farms…We’re just dying for you to be here…

Donaldson Farms

Distance: 21 min - 13.9miles

Address: 358 Allen Rd, Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Cost: Pumpkins charged by the pound, Hayrides are $2/pp

Weekday Hours: Daily Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins: 10:00AM – 5:00PM

Weekend Hours: Hayrides to the picking fields Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Activities: Fall Harvest Weekends are Saturdays and Sundays beginning Saturday, September 29th through Sunday, October 28th, 2018

  • Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins and Indian corn
  • Pick-Your-Own Apples (24 apple varieties)
  • Hayrides to and from the apple orchard and pumpkin patch
  • 9-Acre Corn Maze
  • Corn Cannon
  • Pony Rides (Noon-4PM weather permitting)
  • Duck Races
  • Delicious Food (fresh off the grill)
  • Vendors (a variety of artisan and craft vendors each weekend)
  • Weekend Music
  • Candy and Caramel Apples
  • Fresh-baked cider donuts, pies and breads
  • Hot apple cider and hot chocolate
  • Farm Animals
  • Large Children’s Sandbox Play Area

Heaven Hill Farm

Distance: 42 min - 25.3miles

Address: 451 NJ-94, Vernon Township, NJ 07462

Cost: Weekdays $12 – Weekends $14 (under 2 free anytime)

Weekday Hours: Until Oct 28 - Wed-Thurs-Fri 12pm-5pm

Weekend Hours: Sept 15, 2018 – Nov 4, 2018 | Hours: 10am – 6pm

Activities: Our Great Pumpkin Festival is the Largest Fall Festival in Northern New Jersey.

Your admission includes over 30 fun filled activities: Pig Racing*, Hay Maze, Spider Web Crawl, Maggie The Milking Cow, Monster Sling Shots, Barnyard Sports Ball-cade, Post Pounders, Hay Crawl, Corn Boxes, Bee Barn with Glass Bee Hive, Visiting Farm Animals, Boo Barn, Chicken Little Show, Chick Barn, Dancing Robot Show, Duck Racing, Vortex Tunnel, Obstacle course, Tether ball, Poly Pong, Lincoln Log Cabin builder, Giant Sand Box and the “Pirate Treasure Corn Maze Adventure” and the Fabulous Finger find maze game for your young corn maze adventurers.


Corn Maze: 12pm – 4pm

Hayrides-12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

Not Available weekdays: Carnival Rides, Pony rides, Pig Racing and Food Concessions


Corn Maze: 10am – 5pm

Hayrides: 10am – 6pm

Pig Races*: 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

Carnival Rides*+: 11am – 6pm

Pony Rides*+: 12pm-5pm

Food Concessions*+: 11am-6pm

Hillview Farms

Distance: 42 min - 25.7miles

Address: 223 Meyersville Rd, Gillette, NJ 07933

Cost: Unknown

Weekday Hours: Daily Hours 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Activities: We offer u-pick fruits and vegetables, a convenient Farm store, school tours, farm animals and honey. Stop in today! During the fall season we also feature Pumpkin Picking.

Norz Hill Farm

Distance: 52 min - 38.6miles

Address: 120 S Branch Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

Cost: Farm Tour & Corn Maze, $12.00/person and $7.00/person for children 5 and under

Weekday Hours: 11am to 6pm

Weekend Hours: 10am to 6pm | Scare Farm: Fri - Sun 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Activities: Pumpkin Picking, Hay Rides, Food Stand, Farm Stand, Farm Animals, Scare Farm, Corn Maze, Kids Corner, Pony Rides

Scare Farm – Do you think you have what it takes to make it through Scare Farm, our haunted attractions? Scare Farm has 3 haunted attractions, Creepy Hollow & Paranoia which are both walking haunted trails and The Slay Ride, our haunted hayride. Scare Farm is open throughout the month of October on Friday, Saturday & some Sunday nights ($16). 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Ort Farms

Distance: 29min 14.8mi

Address: 25 Bartley Rd, Long Valley, NJ 07853

Cost: $10 - $15 (Activities can be ala-cart starting at $2.00)

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9-7 | Sunday 9-6

Activities: Fall at Ort Farms offers lots of fun activities for our visitors. Come visit us and soak in the beauty of the fall foliage.  Spend the day at the farm with family and friends, and enjoy a hayride to the pumpkin patch, where you can search for the perfect pumpkin.

 For the more adventurous, get lost in our corn maze, and for the little ones, explore our haybale maze. The fun continues when you feed our friendly farm animals, enjoy a train ride or pony ride, or try a thrilling Monster Truck Ride!

Visit our farm store on your way through to find all your fall favorites! Try our famous apple cider donuts, freshly baked pies, local apples and apple cider, pumpkin rolls, local ice cream, homegrown produce, and farm raised beef.

Our 2018 Corn Maze is a "Salute" to Active and Veteran Military personnel. We are proud to be working with two special veterans’ resources, including Operation Chillout and The Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society.

Riamede Farm

Distance: 23min 13.0mi

Address: 122 Oakdale Rd, Chester, NJ 07930

Cost: $3 a person with very young children for free

Hours: Daily 9:00 – 4:30 PM

Activities: Hay Rides, Pumpkin Picking, Apple Picking

Stony Hill Farms

Distance: 23min 13.0mi

Address: 15 North Road, Chester, NJ 07930

Cost: $13.99 - $17.99

Hours: Daily 10AM - 5PM

Activities: Visit Stony Hill to pick your own apple and pumpkins! Enjoy an adventure with your family or friends in the country! Take a walk out to our fields to pick the freshest of New Jersey produce, then stop at our Farm Market.

Maze Fun Park: Mazes and more! Corn mazes, fence mazes, rope mazes, tile mazes, and more. Stony Hill's Fun Park has lots of activities for kids, families, school groups, and other groups. We have lots of attractions daily during our Market season from May to November. Then from September through November, you won't want to miss our 10-acre corn maze and other fall fun!

Sun High Orchards

Distance: 15 min - 10.0miles

Address: 19 Canfield Ave, Randolph, NJ 07869

Cost: Unknown

Hours: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Activities: Pumpkin Picking, Hay Ride

Tranquility Farms

Distance: 17 min - 10.6miles

Address: 47 Decker Pond Road, Andover, NJ 07820

Cost: $10.00

Weekend Hours: Saturdays and Sundays 10 am - 5 pm, through October 28th!

Activities: Take a hayride for $2 per person to the field and pick the perfect pumpkin, Try Your Skills on Our Pumpkin Launchers and Corn Cannons ($1 per shot), Jump Away on Our Bounce Pillow, take a ride on Our Cow Train ($3), Navigate Your Way through Our Corn Maze ($3). Pass for everything is $10.

Wightman Farms

Distance: 25 min - 16.2miles

Address: 1111 Mt Kemble Ave, Morristown, NJ 07960

Cost: Hayrides: $8.00, Corn Maze & Mazeland: $10.00, ​$16 Package includes the corn maze, other mazes, hayride, pumpkin picking

Weekday Hours: Thursdays and Fridays between 12pm and 5pm

Weekend Hours: Saturday and Sunday (9am-5pm)

Activities: Here at Wightman Farms we love this time of year and we want you to love it too! We offer hayride, a pumpkin slingshot, pick your own apples or pumpkins, a hay maze and more! We have changed our system to reduce the amount of time spent waiting on lines. Our Pick Your Own fee covers upkeep and maintenance of the orchards year-round.

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