October is the official month for pumpkin picking and the pinnacle of fall in Upstate NY, but the fun begins in mid-September. And around Rochester, it’s so much more than simply buying a pumpkin.
It’s finding the perfect pumpkins in the field to carve your Halloween Jack-O’Lantern. It’s about family fun time on the farm—taking wagon rides, enjoying fresh apple cider & donuts, getting lost in giant corn maizes, and playing farm-themed games.
Next to wineries, pumpkins—and the fall harvest in general—are the most beloved agritourism activities around Rochester.
Table of Contents
- Fun on the Farm
- Pumpkin Farm Markets in Monroe County
- Pumpkin Farm Markets Around the Greater Rochester Area
Descriptions are from each website
Stokoe Farms’ Pumpkin Patch & Harvest Weekends
September 15-October 25, 2020
Enjoy 35 exciting, family friendly activities, wagon rides, and friendly farm animals. Bring the whole family and touch the sky on the Bounce Pillows, soar down the Bee Zip Lines and check out the newly expanded Low Ropes Course.
Our camels, wallabies and baby goats are excited to say hello, you might even see one of our baby kangaroos.
Stop by the Old Farm Grill or our new food truck for a family meal! Plan on spending the day picking pumpkins, and be sure to stay for our Candy Cannon Candy Launch at the end of each day.
Wickham Farms’ Fall Harvest
September 21–October 31, 2020
Barnyard Admission includes access to all activities and attractions on the farm, including a mix of Wickham Farms classics like a Jumping Pillow, Jumping Pad, Wickham Express kid’s train ride, mini golf, farm animals, corn maze, and numerous play areas.
They’ve added some new activities: a Giant Corn-A-Copia (this 5,000 square foot corn paradise is not something to miss), the Magic-Carpet Mountain Slide, and Barrel Horse Corral.
This year’s corn maze also offers something special as it honors Susan B. Anthony, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote nationally.
Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins, farm store items, food, and drinks are all available for additional purchase with your Barnyard admission.
Long Acre Farms’ Fall Fun Weekends
September 15-October 30, 2020
Fall Fun begins Saturday, September 19th and runs every Saturday & Sunday through Saturday October 31st. Moonlight Mazes: Friday & Saturday nights beginning September 25th – October 30th. Tickets will be limited for Fall Fun Weekends & Moonlight Mazes. We highly suggest you Pre-Purchase Your Tickets to guarantee your spot.
Long Acre Farms is the home of NY’s original Amazing Maize Maze and one of the longest running corn mazes in the world! The average completion time is 90 minutes.
Our Barnbuster ticket includes unlimited access to the Amazing Maize Maze, Animal Tracks Maze, Back 40 Adventure, Wagon Rides and Cow Train Rides.
The farm is always free to visit our courtyard, pumpkin land, winery, farm market, and ice-cream shop. Eat your way around our farm with everything from caramel apples, to wood-fired pizzas, to fresh apple cider donuts.
Powers Farm Market fall activities
In Fall, Powers is bustling! We continue to offer fresh baked goods, including seasonal pies and breads, cider, cider slushies, fried cakes, candied apples, and everything pumpkin!
Weekday hayrides and weekend walks are available during the fall season. And you can miss the tee pee village, filled with pumpkins.
Pumpkin Farm Markets
- Ford Farm Chili
- Powers Farm Market Pittsford
- Bauman’s Farm Market Webster
- Stokoe Farms Scottsville
- Wickham Penfield
- McCracken Farms Brockport
- Cobble Creek Farm Spencerport
- Wood Acres Penfield
- Blodgett Family Farm Hilton
- Whittier Fruit Farm North Chili
Greater Rochester Area
- G & S Orchards Walworth
- Long Acre Farms Macedon
- Morgan’s Farm Market Marion
- Burnap’s Farm Market Sodus
- Becker Farms Albion
What are your favorite pumpkin-themed activities?
Share your thoughts with us in the comments. Your insight and experience is invaluable!