Pick a Peck of Fall Fun: Top 10 Places to Pick Apples and Pumpkins (+ Interactive Orchard Map!)
Is there anything more invigorating than the sweet scent of apples in the crisp fall air? Or more nostalgic than tramping through a pumpkin patch looking for the perfect future jack-o-lantern?
Get out your sweaters and bundle up the kids for orchard hayrides, apple cider, pumpkin carving, and more this autumn! Click through our Interactive Orchard Map or scroll to get to know each location and plan your autumn adventure.
29 Copes Lane, Media
Indian Orchards has all of your fall produce needs! Pick your own is open 10 am—6 pm daily for apples now and pumpkins in October—see their schedule for a full list of their organic crops that are in season. You can also come back in December for Christmas trees! There is a $3.50 per person admission fee (plus pay for what you pick). The farmstand is also open if you want to buy more fresh produce, plus honey and sustainably-harvested firewood.
133 Church Road, Medford, NJ
Johnson’s Corner is a place for planting seeds and harvesting memories! Their Fall Harvest will start on September 10 and go until the end of October. Every weekend, Johnson’s Corner will host Harvest Festivals, featuring live music, food tents, gem mining and duck racing, and the discovery barnyard and animal farm. Wagon rides to their fields and orchards will run from 10-5pm on weekdays and 9:30-5pm on weekends. On the weekends you can go through the corn maze and take a sunflower stroll. There are so many opportunities for fun memories! Pick your own and wagon rides require advance registration. Starting in November, their sweet potatoes, popping corn, broccoli and cauliflower hayrides will begin. As for the timing, it will be Monday through Friday 11-3pm, and Saturday and Sunday 10 to 3pm.
137 West Knowlton Road, Media
Welcome to Pumpkinland — open September 10 through November 5! The iconic autumn experience for local natives, Linvilla Orchards has it all for fall: 20 varieties of apples to pick, Pumpkin Harvest Weekends through November 5, a hay bale maze, 3-acre cornfield maze, train rides during the week, pony rides, an incredible playground, a beer garden, barnyard animals and so much more. Don’t miss the pies, cider, and many goodies in the apple mart! Put the Apple Festival on your calendar for September 30. If you’re planning on picking your own crops at Linvilla Orchards, remember to register in advance!
1000 Marshalton Thorndale Road, West Chester
Highland Orchards has all of your fall fun cravings. From pumpkin and apple picking, hayrides, farm animal exhibits, and even beer gardens! Keep an eye out for family fun like the seed cider and food truck influx on Saturdays, plus pumpkin-carving demonstrations! In September, you are invited to pick your own pumpkins on Saturdays and Sundays. While you’re there, make sure to check out their market & bakery, featuring fresh baked goods, a unique selection of local produce, dairy, bakery items and other local goods.
521 Uwchlan Avenue, Chester Springs
Pumpkin Harvest Season will begin on weekends starting from September 25th to October 31st. On Pumpkin Harvest weekends, the farm is open Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm (make sure to buy your $5 tickets in advance). While at the farm, you are able to visit with young farm animals, enjoy farm fresh ice cream, and hit the market for pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and other fall harvest themed goods. Make sure to bring your own wagon to store all of your goodies! During pumpkin harvest season, visitors are invited to visit from 3-5pm to purchase pumpkins, walk to the patch and visit farm animals. Families can also purchase tickets to go through a corn maze as well.
650 Sugartown Road, Malvern
Come visit the pumpkin patch at Sugartown Strawberries! Pumpkin-picking runs starts late September and goes until October 31st. You will ride a tractor-drawn wagon out to the pumpkin patch, which run continuously every weekend in October from 11am to 4:45pm. Hayrides also run throughout the month of October on weekends. Get lost for a while in the hay bale maze and when you emerge, visit the Country Store for mini pumpkins, Sugartown Strawberries, honey, and more!
3325 Creamery Road, New Hope
Set in the picturesque countryside of Bucks County, Solebury Orchards invites you during weekends in September, October, and the first weekend of November. Reservations for apple picking on weekends will be required this season through October. No reservations are needed for picking on Thursday and Friday. There are so many varieties, like Empire and Crimson Crisp, and much more in the farm Market, plus apple and fruit butters and more! Open to visitors Thursdays through Sundays from 9am to 6pm, pick-your-own is open rain or shine.
40 Fruit Lane, Morgantown
Weaver’s Orchard, established in 1932, is a pick-your-own farm, market, and events destination throughout the region with so many varieties of apples and other fruits you won’t have heard of lots of them! Fall Family Fun Days on Saturdays mid-September to the end of October feature food, hay rides, pick-your-own fruit, live music, and kids’ activities like obstacle courses and face painting. Weaver’s Orchard is open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm.
1079 Wawaset Road, Kennett Square
If you are looking for a great fall farm stand, this is the place for you! They have ample amounts of produce, flowers, cider, and you can pick your own apples and pumpkins. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for the most up-to-date hours.
97 Styers Lane, Langhorne
Looking to pick farm fresh produce? This is your place! There are so many options to chose from — apples being their specialty. They provide hayrides to and from the pumpkin patch and the orchards. In their barn, they have mums, cornstalks, straw, and amazing items for the fall season! They are open Tuesday though Sunday, 9-6pm. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to find out when their market opens!
Sarah Heyman contributed to this article.