Fall Attractions

Fall Attractions at Donaldson Farms

Fall at Donaldson Farms is a festive and fun time of year with numerous things to do for you and your family or group.

Fall Harvest Weekends

2021 Fall Harvest Weekends begin Saturday, September 25th, and continue every Saturday and Sunday through October 31st and Columbus Day for all your favorite fall activities including hayrides to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch, 9-acre corn maze, corn cannon, visits with our ponies, hayrides, freshly-grilled foods, and more.

Farm Market Hours: Monday through Saturday 9am – 6pm, Sundays 9am – 5pm
Fall Harvest Weekend Activity Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 10am – 5pm (and Columbus Day 10am-5pm)
All hours are weather dependent.

Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins

PYO Pumpkins & Indian Corn

On weekdays, grab a wheelbarrow and walk to our fields to pick your own pumpkins and gourds. (Indian corn is not available for picking this year.) On weekends and Columbus Day, you can take a hayride to the pumpkin patch.

HOURS: Daily – up to an hour before closing

PYO Pumpkins & Indian Corn Info

Pick-Your-Own Apples

PYO Pumpkins & Indian Corn

Pick your own apples from the orchard! Apple picking is typically available mid-September through mid-November! Enjoy healthy and delicious apples that are locally-grown. On weekends and Columbus Day, you can take a hayride to the orchard.

HOURS: Daily – up to an hour before closing

PYO Apples Info


Hayrides - Hackettstown, NJ

Enjoy the exceptional views that fall offers while visiting Donaldson Farms. Don’t forget your camera for a scenic ride at the farm! Tractor driven hayrides are available every Saturday and Sunday while in season. Horse drawn wagons are offered on select dates.

Hayrides are $2/pp and children age 4 and under are FREE. Reservations for hayrides are not required.

Hayrides to our pumpkin patch and apple orchard:
Weekends and Columbus Day approx. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Corn Cannon

Ready, set, shoot! Who’s the best shot in your family? Try your aim! $5 for 4 shots

Available October weekends and Columbus Day approximately 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Corn Maze

9-acres of fun that the kids will love!

Corn Maze - Hackettstown, NJ

Our 2021 maze is “Sarah’s Fight for Hope” We are also pleased to share that $1 from every corn maze ticket purchased this season will be donated to the Sarah’s Fight for Hope Foundation!

CORN MAZE PRICES: $9/pp | Children 4 years and under FREE

Monday through Thursday 9am – 6pm
Friday and Saturday 8am – 6pm
Sundays 9am – 4pm

2021 Corn Maze Info

PYO Raspberries

Pick your own raspberries are typically available through the end of September/early October, or browse our Farm Market for other farm-grown produce and more!

HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday up to a half hour before closing [see current hours]

PYO Berries Info

Duck Races

Duck Races

Try your hand at old-fashioned pumps and see if you can get your duck to the finish line first.

PRICES: $3/duck (Take it home for the next visit)
HOURS: Available market hours

Pony Visits

Pponies rides for kids - Hackettstown, NJ

Bring the kids to the farm to visit with the ponies – and don’t forget your camera!

Available weekends in October and Columbus Day approximately 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. (weather permitting)