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:

Please take a moment to read the additional crop-specific information below this box to best plan your visit. Dogs are NOT permitted. Thank you for leaving your pets at home.

CURRENT AVAILABILITY: Week of June 13th, 2024 Update – Now picking! There are plenty of gorgeous strawberries to pick today. You must check in at the farm market before picking on weekdays. If visiting on a Saturday or Sunday, our Strawberry Shack will be open outside the farm market. Please read the important information below. Our freshly picked and packaged strawberries may be available in the farm market, while supplies last daily.

Pick-Your-Own Raspberries is available Tuesday through Sunday! Red Raspberries are in season now with Golden Raspberries, Black Raspberries, and Blackberries coming soon. To plan your trip, please read below for important raspberry-picking details. The Raspberry fields are closed on Mondays.

Czig Meister Brewing Company‘s Can Shack will be open sampling and selling their locally loved craft beer and Czelters on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 pm until the farm market closes. All information is subject to change.

It’s always best to CHECK FOR UPDATES BEFORE YOU VISIT! This information is subject to change. For up-to-the-minute crop and picking conditions call 908-852-9122 (x1). Enjoy!

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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!