Harbes is a family run farm located in the North Fork’s wine country. Harbes runs their Fall Festival & Pumpkin Picking events from 9/18-10/31.
Every year we get the family together and make a trip out to Harbes Farm and Vineyard in Jamesport, NY. Harbes is a family run farm located in the North Fork’s wine country. There are three farm locations, Jamesport, Mattituck and Riverhead. Harbes runs their Fall Festival and Pumpkin Picking events from 9/18 – 10/31. Harbes is one of the top family friendly farms I have visited on Long Island. Aside from the endless pumpkins waiting to be picked from the field, there are fun activities for everyone that visits.
The Jamesport location has 10 acres of pumpkins to choose from. The farm provides wagons free of charge. If you have your own wagon the farm encourages you to bring it with you. You can find pumpkins of all shapes and sizes here. The kids insisted on having their dad’s bring giant pumpkins home. And boy, did they mean giant!
Wild West Corn Maze Adventure:
At the farm you can find a 6 acre corn maze that includes 150 feet of bridges. In the Maze you will find cowboys and cowgirls to help you through the maze. After picking all of those pumpkins the kids were too tired for the maze, but we look forward to giving it a try next year!
At the Cafe you can find Roasted Corn, Hotdogs, Cider, Lemonade, Candy/Carmel Apples, Kettle Corn and Cider Donuts. After all that hard work picking pumpkins we all enjoyed snacks and refreshments from the Cafe.
Harbes has many activities that will appeal to all. I loved petting the farm animals and the kids had so much fun playing on the farm themed playsets. You can find a list of activities on theHarbes website. Aside from pumpkins, farm fresh fruits and vegetables, they also have their own vineyard. Wines can be sampled and purchased at the Wine Barn in Mattituck.
We’ve always used Pumpkin Masters kits for all of our carving needs. The tools are pretty kid safe and that’s what counts for us:
Even though we love the kit above, I’ve also learned that my kitchen knives aren’t really flexible enough to cut through the pumpkin and swivel the way I want them to. This year, I’ll be trying out this snazzy tool:
And, if I was going to totally nerd out this year, this would be on my list. Actually, it’s on my list. I need this boxed set of carving goodness – plus, it’ll last me years to come, so why not?
We love, love, love lighting up our homes for the Holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas – you name it, we’ve got enough battery-operated tea lights on hand to keep our home nicely lit all year long. If you have young children, cats, or dogs, battery-operated lights are the way to go – no burnt little fingers or whiskers!
And if you’re not the creative type, but want to impress your family, pick up a cheap little stencil kit. Just place the stencils on your pumpkin and carve away!