Find out where to go pumpkin picking in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Our guide includes pumpkin patches and farms throughout the area that offer pick-your-own pumpkins in the fall, plus fun autumn activities like hayrides, pumpkin carving, haunted houses for Halloween, corn mazes, and cider pressing.
Farmers are predicting pumpkin shortages this year due to damage done by Hurricane Irene, so make sure to hit the pumpkin patch early in the season for the best pickin'! We recommend calling ahead to confirm availability.
Belltown Hill Orchards
483 Matson Hill Road, South Glastonbury
U-pick pumpkins and apples through October; weekdays 9am-5:30pm, weekends 8am-5:30pm. Farm market, bakery, and Grandma's Pantry with goat milk soaps, mohair yarns, and gifts for sale.
1355 Boston Post Road, Guilford
203-458-PICK (7425) or 203-453-2338
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through late October (call for hours). Farm market with pre-picked produce, bakery, and winery.
Blue Jay Orchards
125 Plumtrees Road, Bethel
Pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through October. Open daily 9am-6pm.
1911 Poguonock Avenue, Windsor
Pumpkin picking in the fall. Mums, cornstalks, and fall decorations for sale, along with apple cider, homemade cider donuts, and fresh-baked apple and pumpkin pies. Hayrides, face painting, and children's corn maze on weekends.
108 Crystal Pond Road, Eastford
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through Halloween. Also available: gourds, cornstalks, Indian corn, and hardy mums. Annual Columbus Day Harvest Festival includes apple picking, pumpkin picking, hayrides, cider, donuts, live music, and chicken BBQ. Open Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 1-5pm.
498 Maple Street, Litchfield
Pick your own pumpkins in October; Friday-Sunday and Columbus Day 10:30am-5:30pm. Free hayrides on weekends. Groups on weekdays by appointment. Store with fruits and vegetables, fall decorations, apple cider, gourds, mums, squash, cornstalks, and more. School tours and birthday parties available.
Castle Hill Farm
40 Sugar Lane, Newtown
Pick your own pumpkins through October; 11am-5pm weekends and school holidays, 1-5pm weekdays. Four-acre pumpkin patch, seven-acre corn maze, pony rides, hayrides, face painting, and refreshments available on the weekends. Weekdays feature pick-your-own pumpkins and corn maze only.
Ellsworth Hill Orchard and Berry Farm
461 Cornwall Bridge Road (Route 4), Sharon
Pick your own pumpkins through October; U-pick raspberries and pears through mid October; U-pick apples through November. Corn maze. Store with pre-picked produce, bakery, cider and donuts, pies, cookies, jams, and honey. Open 9am-5pm daily.
Harris Hill Farm
114 Ridge Road, New Milford
Pick your own pumpkins on weekends in October, 10am-5pm. Family-owned farm with pumpkin patch, animals, corn maze, and hayrides.
Hickory Hill Orchards
351 South Meriden Road (Route 70), Cheshire
Pumpkin and apple picking through November (pending availability). Country store with fresh-baked pies, cider donuts, cider, jams, and jellies. Open 9:30am-5pm daily.
Johnny Appleseed's Farm
185 West Road, Ellington
860-875-1030 or 860-875-1000
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through October. Free wagon rides to picking fields on weekends. Open 9am-5pm daily (weather permitting).
Jones Family Farms
Pumpkinseed Hill Farm, 130 Beardsley Road, Shelton
Pick your own pumpkins through October. Squash, gourds, and handmade crafts available. Hayrides to pumpkin fields. Corn maze on weekends. UNICEF Family Festival during last weekend before Halloween. Open 10am-5:30pm daily. Jones Winery and The Harvest Kitchen nearby.
894 Andrews Street, Southington
Pick your own pumpkins on weekends in October. Wagon rides to pumpkin fields. Field trips on weekdays by appointment. Open 9am-5pm daily.
Junction of Routes 147 & 157, Middlefield
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through October. Golf courses on site. Home of Connecticut's largest indoor, year-round farmers market, open 9am-5pm in October.
160 Munger Lane, Bethlehem
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through October. Farm market and bakery, five-acre corn maze, animal yard, scenic walking trail, and hayloft playscape on site. Hayrides on weekends in September and October. Open 9am-5pm daily.
14 Albert's Hill Road, Sandy Hook
203-426-1533 or 866-599-9463; email@example.com
Wine tasting, pumpkin picking, hayrides, hiking trails, and bald eagle viewing. Wine tasting open Monday-Thursday 11am-5pm and Friday-Sunday 11am-5:30pm. Call for dates and times for pumpkin picking and hayrides.
96 Kibbe Grove Road, Somers
Pick your own pumpkins through October, 9am-5pm daily. Weekdays ($4 admission): hay maze, corn maze, petting zoo. Weekends ($5 admission): hay maze, corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, pony rides, face painting, games. Snacks and fall decorative items for sale.
670 Daniels Farm Road, Trumbull
Giant corn maze and large selection of pumpkins. Country store, farmers market, greenhouse, and bakery. Open 9am-6pm daily.
1600 Torringford Street, Torrington
Pick your own pumpkins through October. Farm stand with homegrown produce. Open 10am-5:30pm daily.
Sweet Wind Farm
339 South Road, East Hartland
Pick your own pumpkins and other vegetables through October; Saturdays 10am-4pm, other days by appointment only. Farm stand with fresh produce and maple products. Pumpkin festival at the end of October with hayrides, games, contests, story time, food, live music, and more; call for more information.
11 John Read Road, Redding
Pick your own pumpkins on weekends in October, 11am-5pm. Tractor-drawn hayrides, friendly barnyard animals. Farm stand with pre-picked vegetables, cider, apples, gourds, Indian corn, maple syrup, maple candy, gift items.
Wright's Orchard and Dried Flower Farm
271 South River Road, Tolland
Pick your own pumpkins and apples through October. Wright's store with homegrown produce, apple cider and donuts, pies, and more. Dried flower and basket barn. Open Monday-Saturday 12:30-5:30pm, Sunday 1-5:30pm.
Also see: Our full guide to pick-your-own pumpkin farms in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.