Fall Harvest is a Celebration!
Fall is the most exciting times to visit Von Thun Farms. Our harvest season is in full swing with U-Pick apples and U-Pick pumpkins & we have activities and fun galore! We host educational fall school field trips, as well as group events and fall birthday parties by reservation. Weekends on the farm are guaranteed fun with kid-friendly & family-fun activities offered each weekend!
Our one price general admission enables you to stay longer, play harder, spend less, & make more memories together as a family!!
Pumpkins, Pumpkins, & More Pumpkins!
Be sure to visit Central New Jersey’s favorite pumpkin patch! This fall we have 3 pumpkin patches…one take-a-hayride-to pumpkin patch & two walk-to patches and they’re loaded with pumpkins of all shapes & sizes! Spend the day with us and visit all 3!! Each pumpkin patch has photo op areas, so don’t forget the camera! Looking for pumpkin recipes? Click here.
Pick-Your-Own Apples in our Orchard
U-Pick apples are available while the crop lasts! VonThun Farms pick-your-own apple orchard will open in September as the apples become plentiful. Be sure to come out early in the season for the best selection! Our apple varieties include Golden Delicious, Mutsu, Autumn Gala, Cameo, Nittany, Suncrisp, and Snapp Stayman. Some varieties may be ready for picking in earlier in the season than others, so call for availability.
Fall Harvest Weekend Activities
Every fall weekend is a Fall Harvest Weekend at VonThun Farms! Offering pick-your-own pumpkins & apples, hayrides, and lots of fun family activities. Come hungry and have lunch from one of our food vendors or munch our ‘farm fresh’ goodies. Our one price general admission enables you to stay longer, play harder, spend less, & make more memories together as a family!! More info…
Our 24th Annual Fall Festival – October 6 & 7
Our annual Fall Festival is always held Saturday and Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. Enjoy live country music, visit with our vendors, & grab a bite to eat from one of our many food vendors before you set out to enjoy all our activities, attractions, & entertainment with the whole family! Festival details Our one price festival admission enables you to enjoy most of our activities over & over again…all day long!
Fall Farm Tours
Fall on the farm provided lots of educational opportunities for our elementary school visitors! Our basic farm tour includes a hayride, educational crop tour, visit with our farm animals, pumpkin picking, and a few little goodies for the kids to take home. New for 2012 is our Express Farm Tour. VonThun Farms offers many different farm tour packages that can easily be added on to the basic package…many different activities that are guaranteed to provide lots of farm fun & memories! More Info…
Get Lost in our Ronald McDonald House Corn MAiZE
Be sure to visit our interactive, 6+ acre Cornfield MAiZE we’ve added to this year’s annual fall line-up! We hope to challenge the wits of all those seeking to find the one exit from our mind-boggling puzzle — a unique source of good farmin’ fun for adults and children alike. This year’s MAiZE theme celebrates the 25th anniversary of NJ’s Ronald McDonald Houses. The interactive elements of our maze provide lots of fun…but if you want a real challenge, navigate through the corn on your own. We think this is our toughest maze yet! More MAiZE Info…
Moonlight Corn MAiZE (Fri & Sat, Oct. 26 & 27 only)
Can YOU navigate your way through the Corn MAiZE in the dark, by moonlight?!? Bring your family, friends, neighbors…anyone you’ll need to help you find your way through the MAiZE and help you keep your wits about you-as you do it in the dark…with the crickets chirping, owls hooting, bats flying, and the dried corn stalk leaves rustling with the wind! More Info…
Fall Birthday Parties (Weekends Only)
Why not celebrate your special day on the farm where there’s TONS of fun all around?!! We don’t host your party…you do!! You take care of all the details yourself & we’ll supply ALL the activities to make your special day an awesome one!! There are plenty of activities available during our Fall Harvest Weekends. Visit our Birthday Party page for more info…
The Country Farm Market
Our farm market is opened daily with thousands of homegrown hardy mums, pumpkins, and all your fall decorating needs, including corn stalks, indian corn, gourds, and more! We have a wonderful assortment of fall gifts and goodies, featuring decorative halloween lawn stakes, wall hangings and our humble garden crows and scarecrows.
Good Things to Eat-
Delicious farm fruit pies, apple cider, candy apples, our own VonThun Farms jams and jellies, homegrown in-season vegetables, and assorted baked goods are also available in the market.
Mums in Many Colors-
Our homegrown hardy field mums are available throughout September & October and are available in dozens of colors & varieties. 20,000 mums are grown annually on the farm, so be sure to stop by & pick out those perfect mums for you!