5 Best Ocean County Pumpkin Patches

Ocean County's Best Pumpkin Patches
We’ve Scoured Ocean County and Found the Best Pumpkin Patches for Families to Visit.

Searching for the perfect pumpkin is a wonderful family tradition kids of all ages enjoy. Today Pumpkin patches have become so much more than a simple lot with pumpkins strewn about. In fact, most patches have a variety of activities that make the hunt more like a destination—a nearby family getaway that kicks off the holiday season. Here are our top picks for Ocean County pumpkin patches your family will be sure to enjoy—you may even want to visit more than one! 

#1 Argos Farm Bayville

1250 Lacey Rd, Forked River, NJ 08731 | (609) 693-3513

Bring the whole family for a full day of fun as you challenge their winding, 2 acre Corn Maze and explore a variety of activities, festive foods, and the scenic Forked River farm area:

  • The Gauntlet ( Obstacle Course)
  • Corn Maze
  • Wagon Rides
  • Double Hay Slide
  • Pig Races (Weekends & Holidays Only)
  • Jumbo Jumper Air Pillow (Must be 32″ and taller)
  • Cow Train Rides (Must be 36″ and taller)
  • Bee Zip Line (Kids under 100 pounds)
  • Pedal Carts
  • Ball Zone
  • Tug of War
  • Hay Mountain
  • Wall Ball
  • Corn Hole
  • Checkers
  • Big Chair
  • Visiting the Farm Animals
  • Photo Opps
  • Pick Your Own Pumpkin (No need to pay Admission to enter Pumpkin Patch. The patch is located near the parking lot.)
Admission (All Persons Age 2 And Older):
  • Monday – Friday: $12.00pp NJ sales tax included
  • Weekends & Holidays: $15.00 NJ sales tax included
Weekends And Holidays Only:
  • Pig Racing Show at 2:00pm.
  • Pony Rides are for children 60 lbs or lighter for an additional charge of $7.00. Pony rides are located near the Farm Market. Available Weekends – Noon to 6:00pm.
  • Apple Blaster located near the Farm Market. 1 Apple – $1.00

No Admission is Necessary to enter the Farm Market, Pony Area, or Pumpkin Patch.

No admission tickets sold after 5:00 pm.

ONLY Service Dogs are allowed on the farm.

In case of inclement weather, the activities will be closed.


October Hours

Wednesday – Friday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

OPEN Monday, October 11th for Columbus Day – 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

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#2 Emery’s Farm

346 Long Swamp Rd. New Egypt, NJ 08533 | (609) 758-8514

The Fall season is a great time to visit Emery’s Farm! Come out for a quick trip, or stay for an afternoon! Below are activities you and your family will enjoy while you’re there. 

The big 7 acres (Who Dun-It) Corn Maze and our Hayride are available:

-The last weekends in September (25th & 26th)-The first 4 weekends in October (2nd/3rd, 9th/10th, 16th/17th & 23rd/24th)

-Columbus Day (Monday 11th)

The 2 acre Treasure Hunt corn maze & straw bale maze is open every day from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm starting September 25th.

Fun Activities for the whole family:

They offer an awesome 7 acre Corn Maze with Who Dun-It? Clue Game! Just walk down the Who Dun-It Path and find your way to some family fun! For some quick instructions on how the game is played, watch the video below:

Treasure Hunt Corn Maze for the Kids

The kids love their awesome 2 acres “Treasure Hunt Corn Maze”!   It is plenty big and challenging for those young Kids not ready for a bigger challenge.  All kids must be escorted throughout the maze by an Adult. 

Hay Rides

Hayrides are always fun! Take a ride and tour the farm’s 50 acres. A great way to take a break yet see everything Emery’s Farm has to offer! 

Their hayrides run weekends the last week in September, and every weekend in October, and on Monday, Columbus Day!

Farm Animals

Today, their farm animals living there at Emery’s, now include a miniature donkey, sheep, goats, chickens, and guinea hens. Feed for the animals is available by the pen for a quarter.  Please, for the health of our animals, no outside food is permitted!

Pumpkin Display

Emery’s Farm sets up their pumpkin displays on a one-acre field with grass (no mud/no dirt!)  It is conveniently located close to the Corn Maze, the farm animals, the Farm Market, and the parking lot.  

Farm Market & Bakery

Don’t forget to stop in the Market/Bakery for some home-baked goodies and drinks to take home or to enjoy during your visit to the farm. 

Please remember to dispose of your garbage in the receptacles we have placed around the farm for your convenience.

#3 Happy Day Farm

106 Iron Ore Rd, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726 | (732) 977-3607

Saturdays & Sundays (Plus Fridays in October)

September 11th through October 31st

10am – 5pm

Last entry at 4 pm

​Advanced ticket purchase is required to enter on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.  

​In October, they are open 7 days a week however, their activity area is only open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Monday through Thursday, the pumpkin patch and pumpkinville (our pumpkin houses & photo ops) are open. There is no admission fee to pick a pumpkin, just pay for what you pick! If you are interested in entering pumpkinville, admission is $11 per person.


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In the event that the farm is closed for the day, admission tickets will be rescheduled for another Fall Harvest day. If the farm is open, no refunds or exchanges will be offered (no exceptions).

In the event that the farm is closed for the day, admission tickets will be rescheduled for another Fall Harvest day. If the farm is open, no refunds or exchanges will be offered (no exceptions).

Activities Included With Admission
Available For An Additional Fee
Food Concessions

Pizza, cheesesteaks, fries, hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken tenders, gyros, zeppoles, fried Oreos, apple fritters, funnel cakes, fresh-squeezed lemonade & more!

Please Remember

Due to uneven terrain, they are not “wheelchair accessible”.

They have nursing stations, wash stations, and porta-potties throughout the farm.

#4 Atlantic Farm Market

1506 Atlantic Ave, Manasquan, NJ 08736 | (732) 528-8660

It’s a great time for families and friends to pick their own pumpkins and spend quality time together!

Atlantic Farm Market has plenty of activities for everyone and has a variety of fall decorations & items to purchase inside their farmer’s market:

  • Pumpkin Picking
  • Hayrides
  • Corn Maze
  • Hay Bale Maze
  • Tractor and Truck Displays
  • Bounce House
  • Face Painting
  • Halloween and Fall Decorations
  • Mums
  • Corn Stalks
  • Gourds
  • Hay Bales
  • … and more!


Please note you will pay for each activity individually unless you will be paying with a credit card. In that case, you will purchase your items and admission for the activities and petting farm inside our farmers market. 

  • HAYRIDES: $3.00 per person 
  • PUMPKINS: Priced per lb. 
  • CORN MAZE: $3.00 per person
  • HAY BALE MAZE: $3.00 per person
  • BOUNCE HOUSE: $3.00 per person
  • ANIMAL FARM FEE: $3.00 per person
  • FACE PAINTING (ON SELECT DATES): $5.00 per person

#5 R and J Farm

723 W Herschel St, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215 | (609) 593-6180

R and J Farm is a family-owned farm located in Galloway Township in Atlantic County, NJ. 

Be prepared to get lost in their corn maze as you wind your way around the trails to search for the 14 locations points.  Each of these points has a question to help fill out the crossword puzzle along the way. Feel lost or need help with a question, just ask our “corn cop” for some help.  Our trails are packed down for ease if you have strollers to push your little ones. 

Take a leisurely hayride out to the pumpkin patch to grab your perfect little pumpkin. They have cute photo areas set up out in the field for those moments that you want to capture with your family.  

They also have a Snack Shack that serves hot food, chips, candy, and drinks.  Taylor Made Treats has their truck here on weekends serving up their delicious ice cream sandwiches.

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