The hot summer days have officially disappeared here in Newport County and in their wake we find a cool Autumn breeze. So needless to say, we find ourselves daydreaming of everything Autumn (find your Newport County Autumn Bucket List here). September through November in our City by the Sea harvest the perfect opportunity for your favorite quintessential Autumn activities: pumpkin & apple picking, hayrides & corn mazes, and a bounty of fairs and festivals.

When you find your hands itching for some pick-your-own experiences, here's where you can head to.


Escobar's Highland Farm

Pick Your Own: Pumpkins

Talk about picking your own, the pumpkins at Escobar's Highland Farm are still attached to the vine! Don't forget to visit their eight acre corn maze, open through November 8, and enjoy a picturesque hayride through the dairy farm on weekends for just $4 (we hear you get to feed apples to the cows, too!)

Maze: 255 Middle Road, Portsmouth RI 02871 Farm: 133 Middle Road, Portsmouth RI 02871




Old Stone Orchard

Pick Your Own: Apples

Through November Old Stone Orchard, located in Little Compton, offers pumpkins, gourds and eggplant, as well as vegetables including tomatoes and squash. Stop by to pick your own apples through November.

33 Colebrook Road, Little Compton RI



Pachet Brook Tree Farm

Pick Your Own: Pumpkins

The 90-acre family-run farm in Tiverton grows pumpkins and gourds for sale and offers Pumpkin Hunt hayrides and Halloween hayrides beginning in September.

4484 Main Road, Tiverton RI



Quonset View Farm

Pick Your Own: Pumpkins

Weekends in October. This 140-acre farm has been in the Cotta family since 1915. Among strawberry picking in the summer and Christmas trees during the holiday season, the farm offers a pick your own pumpkin patch yearly come October.

895 Middle Road, Portsmouth RI

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Rocky Brook Orchard

Pick Your Own:
Apples: through November Plus:
Pears: through October

Aquidneck Island's original pick your own apple orchard, the family-run orchard has more than 60 varieties of apples, plus a variety of other delicious products to choose from.

997 Wapping Road, Middletown RI



Sweet Berry Farm

Pick Your Own:
Pumpkins: through October
Apples: through early October
Peaches: through early October

Sweet Berry Farm, located in Middletown, offers a bounty of pick-your-own options including apples, pumpkins and even peaches through October. When you've picked your goodies to your heart's content, visit their indoor market for a variety of artisan cheeses, sandwiches, soups, pizzas and more.

915 Mitchell's Lane, Middletown RI

Sweet Berry Farm



Trinity Church's Annual Pumpkin Patch

Trinity Church's Annual Pumpkin Patch opens on October 9th.The patch is open weekdays from 12:00 - 6:00 PM and weekends from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM with home-made goods, popcorn and cider, and live music, hot lunch and vendors on the weekends.

Queen Anne Square, Newport RI



Young Family Farm

Pick Your Own:
Apples: through October
Plus: Sugar Snap Peas, Red and Golden Beets, Lettuce, Spinach, Kale

Young Family Farm offers a five-acre apple orchard boasting 10 different varieties of apples, as well as their annual Apple Festival on October 8 at 10:00 AM with live music, apple picking, hayrides, pumpkin picking & painting, freshly baked apple cider donuts and more. This season also offers a multitude of other pick your own products.

260 W Main Road, Little Compton RI



Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Because you'll need to do something with all those extra pumpkins you picked... Courtesy of Escobar's Highland Farm

Prepare the pumpkin: * cut (carefully - it's very tough) a small sweet pie pumpkin in half. Place cut-side down on a baking sheet and cook at 300 degrees until the pumpkin falls in on itself. Scoop out the pulp and put half aside for freezing to make another pie. You will usually have a bit over the 1 cup called for below - if it's not too much over, use it all. It's very good for you. I've tried it in the microwave, but it's too watery when steamed that way.

1 large cup steamed natural pumpkin* 1 pint milk (2 cups) 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons flour 1 teaspoon salt -cook carefully in double boiler or in heavy pan, stirring constantly until thick - Let cool - can be prepared the night before. When cool add: 2 eggs beaten slightly 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg - we use fresh ground (you get to look at the insides of a nutmeg and that's fun) 1 tablespoon dark molasses Pour into unbaked pie shell. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes; watch carefully. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake until tines of fork are clean when stuck in pie (about 45 minutes more).