Below, our editors put together a list of upcoming fall festivities such as corn mazes, harvest festivals and other autumn-themed events.
Terhune Orchards will host its annual Apple Days Fall Harvest Festival Weekends Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Oct. 27. Guests can visit the Adventure Barn, listen to live music, taste wines and a variety of fall foods, pick your own apples and pumpkins and more. There will also be children’s activities, a corn maze, live animals, and wagon rides. $10. Children under 3 are free.
For kids, Terhune will host two Read and Pick: Pumpkins sessions on Oct. 1 at 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children ages preschool to 8 years with their parents will read two books about pumpkins and then pick their own mini pumpkins and gourds. $8 per child. Register.
Terhune Orchards, 330 Cold Soil Rd., Lawrence. Phone: (609) 924-2310.
Shadybrook Farm’s FallFest will run Oct. 1 and then daily Oct. 4-31. During the day, guests can expect wagon rides, a corn maze, junior versions of the Barn of Horror and Alien Invasion attractions, inflatables, a chicken show, go-karts, live animals, a spider web climb, a hay bale run and more. Weekend-only activities include pig races and live entertainment. Tickets are $10 Monday through Thursday and Fridays until 5 p.m., and $18 Fridays after 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, the farm’s annual HorrorFest will feature four haunts: Hayride of Horror, Barn of Horror, Carnage in the Corn and Alien Encounter 3D. Food, live music, games, a bonfire, craft beer, wine and cocktails will also be available. Admission starts at $23.
Shadybrook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Rd., Yardley, Pennsylvania. Phone: (215) 968-1670.
Field of Terror’s haunted farm will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 4 through Nov. 2, as well as Oct. 24 and 31. Evening attractions include the Killer Kornfield, Haunted Hayride to Terror Town, the Unknown Barn, Timmery Manor and the Creepy Carnival paintball ride. Tickets start at $20.
Sunshine Acres daytime activities run Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 5 to 27. Guests can take a hayride to pick pumpkins and explore a corn maze. Activities are free. Pay for what you pick.
Field of Terror, 831 Windsor Perrineville Rd., East Windsor. Phone: (609) 758-7817.
VonThun’s Country Farm Market’s Fall Festival Weekends run Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 5 to 27. Guests can take a hayride, pick apples and pumpkins, browse the farm market and enjoy over 35 family-friendly activities. The farm’s annual six-acre corn maze is open, celebrating the 150th anniversary of college football with a Princeton versus Rutgers design. The farm market, apple orchard, pumpkin patch and corn maze are all open weekdays.
VonThun’s Country Farm Market, 519 Ridge Rd., Monmouth Junction. Phone: (732) 329-8656.
Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm will host its Fall Harvest Festival Saturdays and Sundays, Oct. 5 to 27. The festival will feature pumpkin and apple picking, a corn maze, live animals, live music and drinks from Tomasello Winery. The farm is open Friday to Monday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Johnson’s Locust Hall Farm, 2691 Monmouth Rd., Jobstown. Phone: (609) 353-9000.
Snipes Farm and Education Center will hold its Fall Festival Weekends Oct. 12-13 and 26-27. Each day will feature hayrides, barnyard animals, a corn maze, a cider barn and more. Guests can also visit the Land of Enchantment, featuring dog agility demonstrations, farm animals, hayrides and more, Oct. 5. Costumes and dogs encouraged. Admission to both events is $9.
Flashlight Adventure Corn Maze nights will be held Fridays and Saturdays. This year’s theme is Wonderful Wetlands. Bring your own flashlight. $8.
Celebrate Oktoberfest Oct. 19 with vendors, games and kids’ activities. Pumpkins, apple cider and pretzels will be available, as well as a beer garden. $6.
Snipes Farm and Education Center, 890 West Bridge St., Morrisville, Pennsylvania. Phone: (215) 295-1138.