Today, we truly had the best Fall visit to the pumpkin patch and orchard at Harbes Farm in Riverhead, Long Island. Despite the fact that it’s a beautiful Saturday during Columbus weekend, we had a fun and stress-less trip at Harbes.
Harbes is Huge
We only visited the Riverhead location (there also are Harbes locations in Mattituck and Jamesport). Here, we were able to do every single Fall activity on our list.
We were disappointed with ourselves for arriving a half hour after it opened (at 10:30), but, with so many attractions,we had no problem with crowds. By what felt like a miracle, there still was plenty of parking when we arrived, and the lines didn’t appear until about 1 p.m.
At Harbes, there are enough activities to fill the day, all without a bouncy castle in sight!
Pay by the person ($8); each person gets a bag to fill. There are 24 varieties of apples in 15 acres, so there are plenty to pick. This was such a memorable experience for the kids.
Pick your pumpkins off the vine and find all shapes sizes colors and varieties in the 4-acre patch.
What? Taste and purchase wine produced at the Harbes farm by the glass or bottle. This is an unusual but delightful little perk that makes a trip to the farm a fun adult activity.
Dozens of different scented wax powders are lined up to guests to use to customize their own candles. My kids made their own and they’re so proud of their creations.
Apple Cider Donuts
Holy mole, these are the most amazing donuts I’ve ever tasted. Don’t bother with sticky messy candied apples. Have a donut and a roasted corn cob, and you’ll be good until dinner. It hit the spot for us!
Must do. Nice and quick so the line wasnever too long.
Robin Hood Corn Maze
Adventure through the corn maze and even grab equipment in the maze to help Robin Hood defeat the Sheriff’s Companion. At night there’s a Spooky Maze that sounds like a blast.
I’m so glad to have found a one-stop farm for Fall activities. Where do you go to pick your pumpkins?