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.

Current U-Pick Crop Conditions & Availability: Fall 2022

Our Apple, Pumpkin, and Raspberry picking season has ended. We are no longer offering pick-your-own activities this season. Thank you to all who took the time to enjoy a visit to the farm. What will be the first pick-your-own activity in 2023? Strawberry Picking will be offered, weather and crop conditions permitting, in late May/early June of 2023. See you then!

A tip for next season, It’s always best to CHECK FOR UPDATES BEFORE COMING TO PICK! This updated information is subject to change. For up-to-the-minute crop and picking conditions check back here, on our Facebook page, or call 908-852-9122 (x1). Enjoy your visit!

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Fall Harvest Weekends

2022 Fall Harvest Weekends begin Saturday, September 24th, and continue every Saturday and Sunday through October 30th 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: Will be posted as we get closer to pumpkin time!
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 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 2022 maze is “Tunnel to Towers” We are also pleased to share that $1 from every corn maze ticket purchased this season will be donated to The Tunnel to Towers Foundation!

CORN MAZE PRICES: $10/pp | Children 4 years and under FREE

Daily 9am – 5pm

2022 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)