The Von Thun's Farm, located on Ridge Road in Monmouth Junction, has been celebrating its Fall Harvest Weekends from Sept. 21 through Oct. 27.
Cindy Von Thun, an operator of the farm, said that traditionally the Columbus Day weekend in particular is the busiest weekend on the farm drawing approximately 8,000 people in recent years.
During this time of year, the farm has numerous activities that families with children of all ages can participate in.
There are hayrides, apple and pumpkin picking, a corn maze, an inflatable moon bounce and obstacle course, rubber duck races, a farm animal exhibit, a singing chicken show, pony rides, games, face painting and much more.
On Oct. 12-13, the farm celebrated its 27th Annual Fall Festival with additional activities and entertainment including clown face painting shows, magic shows, puppet shows, a stilt walker, vendors selling items and live music by the country band named Nashville Attitude.
A family from Edison with three young boys, Jack Bills, 10, Brett Bills, 5, and Jesse Bills, 3, visited the farm to pick out just the right size and shape of their favorite pumpkin.
Jack said he likes to carve the larger sized pumpkins and paint faces on the smaller sized pumpkins.
Meanwhile, Brett was searching for the biggest sized pumpkin so he could draw happy and mean faces.
"I found a big one, yeah, right there." , said Jesse Bills as he ran around the pumpkin patch looking for his favorite pumpkin.
Two family friends from Staten Island brought their daughters, Charlie Errigo, 4, and Ellen Guastavino, 4, who both said they had a lot of fun picking out a pumpkin, riding on the ponies, and eating pretzels.
The Von Thun Farm is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For further information www.vonthunfarms.com or 732-329-8656.