Cooler temperature and the changing of the leaves signals that Halloween is drawing near. It's time to begin the hunt for the perfect pumpkin to turn into a spooky jack-o-lantern for Halloween night.
Where can you find the best pumpkins in or near Kings Park?
Smithtown Moms, a website hosted for parents in Town of Smithtown to gather and share local information, offered these suggestions mixed with a few of our own.
Here's our list of places to hunt for the perfect pumpkin:
- Kings Park United Methodist Church in Kings Park
Each October, Lucien Memorial United Methodist Church's yard becomes a massive pumpkin patch with pre-picked pumpkins set out for you to wander among as part of an annual fundraiser.
- Benner's Farm in East Setauket
This 55-acre homestead offers u-pick pumpkins on weekends in October along with a haunted hay ride and petting zoo full of animals including ponies, sheep, goats, chickens, pigs, and rabbits.
- Borella's Farm Stand in St. James
The Borella's Farm Stand celebrates is harvest festival every weekend in October featuring pumpkins, both lined up and u-pick, hayrides, a two-acre corn maze and activities for the children. The farm stand has local, fresh produce as well as home-baked goods and Halloween decorations.
- Elwood Pumpkin Patch in Huntington
A working farm that serves as Long Island's western most pumpkin patch, making it the closest pumpkin picking spot to New York City. There are hay rides and a corn maze for children.
- F&W Schmitt's Farmily Farm in Melville
This family-owned farm offers pre-picked pumpkin patch that's arranged by size. It makes it easy to find a pumpkin just the size for you, your child or the family's project. They also offer hay rides, a corn maze, a playground and pony rides. For teens and adults, there's a haunted house and corn maze after dark.
- Wicks Nursery & Greenhouse in St. James
This locally-owned farm on Route 25A is best known for Winnie the Witch, a 30-foot tall witch who towers over the farm's pumpkin patch. For your entertainment, there's a haunted house, hayrides, pony rides, a feeding and petting zoo and balloon bouncers for the kids.
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