Harvest Weekends

Join us for our Harvest Weekends at Donaldson Farms and enjoy a day of fall fun! You’ll enjoy all the quintessential fall farm activities set in the backdrop of our 500 acre, modern-day family farm and surrounded by stunning vistas and mountain views.

Harvest Weekend Activities: Sat. & Sun. 10am – 5pm

  • Pick-your-own pumpkins and Indian corn
  • Pick-your-own apples
  • Hayrides to and from the apple orchard and pumpkin patch
  • Corn maze
  • Corn cannon
  • Pony rides (Noon-4PM)
  • Duck races
  • Delicious food (fresh off the grill hamburgers, hot dogs, cheese steaks, mac & cheese, and more)
  • Vendors (a variety of artisan and craft vendors each weekend)
  • Music
  • Candy and Caramel Apples
  • Fresh baked cider donuts, pies and breads
  • Hot apple cider and hot chocolate
  • Visit the farm animals
  • Large sandbox for children

Farm Market Weekend Hours: Saturdays  & Sundays 8am – 7pm

DATES: Click here to view dates

COST: No entry fee. Activities and food priced individually. PYO activities are priced by the pound.

2018 Corn Maze

This year’s theme corn maze theme is “Brighten Someone’s Day!” Donaldson Farms is pleased to share that $1 from every entry into our corn maze this season will be donated to Tomorrows Children’s Fund! Our family and staff have selected this caring and encouraging organization as the inspiration of this year’s theme in honor and support of so many friends and local families that have had their children hospitalized, in treatment and battling many illnesses.

We are so excited to announce that Anya L. of Chester, NJ is our 2018 Corn Maze Design Contest winner! This Fall season her inspiring artwork will be incorporated into our nine acre corn maze which will spotlight the importance of ‘Tomorrows Children’s Fund’ (TCF).

It was very difficult for our farm family to select the winning entry – we received so many creative and uplifting drawings! Anya’s design and story very much represented the theme of ‘Brightens Someone’s Day!’ The description that accompanied Anya’s entry read “This is Anya with a sunflower behind her (just like the ones she saw in your field last summer). She is holding the word hope and there is a butterfly. The butterfly was the theme we used during her transplant to symbolize the metamorphosis Anya’s body was undergoing. The H in hope connects to the hand for an early exit.”

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Corn Maze Design Contest

Every season our guests ask “What is your corn maze design going to be this year?” This season, our theme is “Brighten Someone’s Day” and YOU could be the one to design it!

Donaldson Farms is pleased to share that $1 from every entry into our corn maze this season will be donated to Tomorrows Children’s Fund! Our family and staff have selected this caring and encouraging organization as the inspiration of this year’s theme in honor and support of so many friends and local families that have had their children hospitalized, in treatment and battling many illnesses.

Design our 2018 corn maze!

Get your creative caps on, think about how Tomorrows Children’s Fund helps our community and draw what you feel would brighten someone’s day. If there is someone special who inspires your drawing then feel free to tell us about them – there is an area for this on the entry form (not required). Artwork from the winning entry will be featured in our 2018 nine-acre corn maze! Winner will also receive a Fall Fun Farm Prize Pack – goodies from our farm market for you to enjoy a special visit to our farm!

Contest Rules

  • Must be 17 years of age and under to enter.
  • All entries must be submitted on our official Corn Maze Design Contest entry form.
  • All entries must be designed in black or blue ink
  • Deadline: All entries must be received – or postmarked if using US Mail – by 6:00 pm on Sunday, May 20th, 2018.
  • By entering you understand that the original design may be altered and edited for corn maze design purposes and that the artwork itself will be shared and promoted in conjunction with our 2018 Fall season farm marketing campaign.
  • Winning Corn Maze Design will be selected by Donaldson Farms Family and staff. Winner will be notified on or shortly after May 30th, 2018.

Options for Entering:

  1. Drop off at our Farm Market:
    358 Allen Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
  2. Email: cornmazecontest@gmail.com
  3. Mail to:
    Donaldson Farms – Corn Maze Design Contest
    176 Airport Road
    Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Want to help TCF?

Want to help out Tomorrows Children’s Fund? Donaldson Farms farm market will accept the following new items to be donated to TCF from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th only.

Please keep in mind TCF supports patients from newborns to 22 years of age. No stuffed animals, please. TCF cannot accept stuffed animals. We will not accept used items. Thank you for your support!

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Play-Doh
  • Bubbles
  • Educational Toys
  • Teen themed arts & crafts
  • Pajamas

The Corn Maze: 9-Acres of Fun

Put on your comfortable walking shoes and venture into our corn maze!  This year’s design is a “Salute to our Military.” Join us as we celebrate those who serve. $1 from every corn maze ticket purchased this season will benefit Welcome Home Vets of NJ!

The Corn Maze is open September 23rd through October 31st Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (weather permitting).

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The Corn Maze: 9 Acres of Fun

Put on your comfortable walking shoes and venture into our corn maze!  This year’s design features the Statue of Liberty. Join us this year as we celebrate this iconic landmark, freedom, and our country’s history.

The Corn Maze is open September 24th through October 31st Monday – Saturday 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (weather permitting).

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The Corn Maze: 9-acres of fun

Our 2015 Corn Maze is a special one – featuring NASCAR driver, New Jersey native Martin Truex, Jr. and dedicated to his fantastic charity! The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation is “hooked on helping” and dedicated to positively impacting the lives of children in need.  $1 for every corn maze ticket purchased will go to the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation.

The Corn Maze is open September 26th through October 31st Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (weather permitting).

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