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 Pick-Your-Own Crop Conditions & Availability:

Pick-Your-Own Apples Update: Yipee! Apple picking is available, crop conditions permitting, daily throughout the Fall season! Our fabulous Zestar, Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji, and Autumn Crisp Apples are available for Pick-Your-Own with more varieties added as the season progresses! To plan your visit, please read below for important apple-picking information below this update.

Pick-Your-Own Raspberries Update: Red Raspberries and some Golden Raspberries are available for picking in limited quantities.

Weather and crop conditions permitting, Pick-Your-Own Berries is available Tuesday through Sunday until an hour before the farm market closes. It’s best to check back here or call ahead before your visit. Our Raspberry Field is always closed on Monday.

Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins, Corn Maze & Fall Harvest Weekends begin September 23rd!

Our FARM MARKET IS OPEN MONDAY thru SATURDAY 9 am – 6 pm, and SUNDAY 10 am – 5 pm.

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 call 908-852-9122 (x1). Enjoy your visit!

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Fall Harvest Weekends

Fall Harvest Weekends typically begin the last weekend in September and run through October and Columbus Day for all your favorite fall activities including hayrides to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch, 9-acre corn maze, visits with our ponies, hayrides, freshly-grilled foods, and more.


Farm Market

Cider, Donuts, and Apples at our Farm Market - Hackettstown, NJ

Our Farm Market is stocked with fresh fruits, vegetables, local raw honey, local glass-bottled milk, cheese and dairy, meats, pickled vegetables, baked goods, gift baskets, and more! The majority of our fruits and vegetables are grown right here on our farm with many other items sourced from local farms, producers, and small businesses.


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. On weekends and Columbus Day, you can take a hayride to the pumpkin patch.

HOURS: Daily during the fall – up to an hour before closing


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. On weekends and Columbus Day, you can take a hayride to the orchard.

HOURS: Daily during the fall – up to an hour before closing



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 

Corn Maze

9-acres of fun that the kids will love!

Corn Maze - Hackettstown, NJ

We are pleased to share that portions from every corn maze ticket purchased are donated to a select charitable organization.

Open Sept 23rd – Oct 31st
Open daily up to an hour before closing
$10/person (Kids 4 and under: Free)


Pick-Your-Own Raspberries

PYO Raspberries

Pick your own raspberries and blackberries are typically available summer and fall. Please check our u-pick page for more info.

HOURS: Tuesday – Saturday up to a half hour before closing (Check for updates)


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 during Farm Market hours

Pony Visits

Pponies rides for kids - Hackettstown, NJ

Pony Rides may be available for purchase during Friday Nights on the Farm, and Harvest Weekends throughout the season, weather permitting, subject to change.

Ask us about our Birthday Party pony ride package!