Fall Attractions

Fall Attractions at Donaldson Farms

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

Thank you to everyone who visited our farm for our Fall Harvest Weekends this season! We appreciate your support and we look forward to seeing you again in 2019!

2019 Fall Harvest Weekends begin Saturday, September 28th and continue every Saturday and Sunday through October 27th for all your favorite fall activities PLUS apple picking, pony rides, hayrides, freshly-grilled foods and more.

Farm Market Hours: Monday – Saturday 8am – 6pm; Sunday 8am -5pm
Fall Harvest Weekend Activity Hours – Saturdays & Sundays: 10am – 5pm
All hours are weather dependent.

Pick-Your-Own Pumpkins & Indian Corn

PYO Pumpkins & Indian CornOn weekdays, you are welcome to grab a wheelbarrow and walk to our fields to pick your own Pumpkins, Gourds and Indian Corn. On weekends and Columbus Day, you can take a Hayride to the Pumpkin Patch from approximately 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HOURS: Daily – up to an hour before closing [see current hours]

Hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard – Saturdays and Sundays in October 10am – 5pm

PYO Pumpkins & Indian Corn Info
Crop Condition Update

Pick-Your-Own Apples

PYO Pumpkins & Indian CornPick 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.

Crop Update 10/11/18: We’re still picking apples! Fuji, Pink Lady and Empire

Hayrides to the Apple Orchard  – Saturdays and Sundays in October 10am – 5pm

PYO Apples Info
Crop Condition Update

Corn Cannon

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

Available October weekends and Columbus Day approximately 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (closed for the season)

Corn Maze

Corn Maze - Hackettstown, NJ9-acres of fun that the kids will love!

Our 2018 maze is “Brighten Someone’s Day” and YOU could be the one to design it! Click here to learn about our 2018 Corn Maze Design Contest! We are also pleased to share that $1 from every corn maze ticket purchased this season will benefit Tomorrows Children’s Fund!

Monday thru Saturday 8am – 4:30pm
Sundays 8am – 4pm.




Hayrides - Hackettstown, NJEnjoy the exceptional views that fall offers while visiting Donaldson Farms. Don’t forget your camera for a scenic ride at the farm!

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

Scenic Hayrides:
Weekends in October and Columbus Day approx. 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.




PYO RaspberriesPick your own raspberries, typically available through the end of September, or browse our Farm Market for pre-picked berries, other farm-grown produce, and more! Strawberries will begin in late May/early June 2018.

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

PYO Berries Info
Berry Crop Conditions Update



Duck Races

Duck Races


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

Available daily – closed for the winter season




Farm Animals

Farm Animals

Visit our friendly farm animals including chickens and our new baby goats, Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia!

Available daily – closed for the winter season





Pony Rides

Pponies rides for kids - Hackettstown, NJ

Bring the kids to the farm to take a ride on Sunny – and don’t forget your camera!

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

$5 per Pony Ride