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

  • Fall Fun Harvest Weekends are Saturdays and Sundays beginning Saturday, September 24th through Sunday, October 30th, 2022 and Columbus Day (October 10th).
  • Activity Hours are 10am – 5pm.
  • Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins – click for more info
  • Pick-Your-Own Apples  – click for more info
  • Hayrides to and from the apple orchard and pumpkin patch $2/pp – children ages 4 and under are free
  • 9-Acre Corn Maze – click for more info
  • Corn cannon ($5 for 4 shots)
  • Pony visits (12-4pm weather permitting)
  • Delicious food (fresh off the grill)
  • Kettle corn, freshly-squeezed lemonade, and sweet tea
  • Candy apples and caramel apples
  • Cider donuts by the 1/2 dozen (assorted cinnamon, sugar, & powder)
  • Freshly-baked pies and baked goods

James on Main will serve their award-winning BBQ each day from 11am to 4pm (hours subject to change) and Czig Meister Brewing Company will sell and sample their local craft beers and hard Czeltzers from 12pm until closing. These award-winning spirits are a neighborhood favorite!

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

2020 Fall Photo Contest

Get creative… our 2020 Fall Season Photo Contest is on! It’s easy to participate – just post a favorite photo from your visit to our farm this season directly on our FB page and you could be presented with a $50, $30 or $20 Donaldson Farms Farm Market gift card! We’ll share our favorite fall pics shortly after Halloween. 

📷 Thanks to Ashley Lee for entering this photo of this sweet baby girl taking a ride in a wheelbarrow through our pumpkin patch.

Harvest Fest Weekend (10/14-15)

Honoring our Veterans and Active Members of the U.S. Military

Join us for this special weekend (Saturday, 10/14 and Sunday 10/15 from 10AM to 4PM) as we honor veterans, active military personnel, and first responders (police officers, firefighters, and EMTs)!

Every October weekend at Donaldson Farms is fun-filled, but our Harvest Fest Weekend is extra-special and packed with all the quintessential autumn actives you can expect from a fall festival PLUS special guests, vendors, live music and more. We’ll honor our Veterans and active members of the U.S. Military in special ways throughout the weekend and provide opportunities for you to give back to the men and women who give their lives for our safety and freedom every day!

FREE Corn Maze Admission for Military and First Responders

During both days of this special weekend veterans, active military personnel, and first responders with proper ID get FREE entry into our military-themed, 9-acre corn maze! Also, $1 from each corn maze ticket this season will be donated to Welcome Home Vets of NJ!

Portraits of Love (Saturday Only)

Portrait of LovePortrait of LoveWho is your favorite member of the military? Treat them to a FREE ‘Portrait of Love’ family photography session on the farm Saturday, October 14th, 12-4pm! Donaldson Farms is proud to host this memory making event! Professional photographers, Rick Gerrity (Panasonic Luminary) and Ulla Vinkman are offering military, active and retired, and their family a 15 minute mini session. Shutterfly will provide an exclusive code for you to access your photos for free. Click here to learn more and reserve your session soon – limited time slots available. Rain or Shine.


Other Activities


Pick Your Own Apples

Update August 25, 2019 – Our 2019 Apple Season is just getting started. We are not open for Pick-Your-Own Apples quite yet – we expect to being very soon. Please check back for details or follow us on facebook and instagram. Our Farm Market is currently stocked with the early variety, Zestar apple. Farm Market hours are Monday through Thursday 9am – 7pm, Friday and Saturday, 8am – 7pm and Sundays 9am – 5pm.

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