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Baugher’s Orchard - Westminster, MD
Open Saturday and Sunday this fall. This farm has been operating in Carroll County for more than 100 years. The fall harvest festival is every weekend in October and includes pick your own pumpkin patch, apple picking, face painting, pumpkin bounce, pony rides and home made ice cream. Petting zoo has llamas, alpacas and farm livestock to pet and feed. Their cider mill was built in 1986 and presses only locally grown apples. Farm Market has pies, homemade fudge, ice cream, fresh produce and merchandise. Their address is 1015 Baugher Road, Westminster, MD 21158. It is located about 40 miles northwest of downtown Baltimore.
Bowles Farms, LLC - Clements, MD
Fall fun begins this season on September 29th. A Southern Maryland pumpkin patch and corn maze offering a variety of other fall farm fun including petting zoo and children’s play area. Barrel rides, corn boxes, straw jumping pits, slides, straw maze, Farm admission is $10 per person. Cash or check only – there is an ATM on site. Open to the public on Saturday and Sunday. Their address is 22880 Budds Creek Road, Clements, MD 20624. It is about 60 miles south of Washington, DC.
Butler’s Orchard - Germantown, MD
Pick your own includes apples (early September to mid-October) and pumpkins (late September through October), as well as Christmas trees in late November. There are daily passes, season passes, and family passes available, with free admission on Wednesdays, which gets you access to the you-pick areas, picnic areas, giant slides, nature trails, and the farm animals, plus a per-pound charge on the produce. They have been hosting their pumpkin festival with pick your own pumpkins for more than thirty years. This year’s festival runs from the last weekend in September through weekends in October. Festival admission is $12 per person (under 24 months free) and includes free activities such as tractor driven hayrides, spider web, corn box, corn hole, giant slides, straw maze, pedal tractors and playground. Additional fee for pony rides, face painting kids crafts and pumpkin cannon (select days). Pumpkins available up to 80+ pounds at a price of 65 cents per pound. Check Butler’s web page for dates. Their address is 22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, MD 20876, about 7 miles north of Gaithersburg.
Catoctin Mountain Orchard - Thurmont, MD
Catoctin Mountain Orchard has dozens of apple varieties which are ripe throughout the year, from spring through winter. The fall apples are ready from late August through October. They also have pears, peaches. nectarines, grapes and plums through September, and pumpkins from mid-September through October. They have a 1/2 acre “Cut your own flower” garden and a bakery on site as well. This one is a little further out but still about a 75 minute drive from Baltimore. The address is 15036 N Franklinville Rd, Thurmont, MD 21788, which is 60 miles northwest of Baltimore and 23 miles east of Hagerstown.
Green Meadows - ljamsville, MD
Fall season begins September 15th. A petting farm with a seasonal pumpkin patch, hayrides, pig races and cow milking. The address is 10102 Fingerboard Road, ljamsville, MD 21754. It is located about 45 miles west of downtown Baltimore.
Homestead Farm - Poolesville, MD
A pick your own farm with pumpkin and apple picking in the fall. Apples are generally available from late August through late October, with different varieties available throughout the seasons. Pumpkins are available from late September through Halloween. Hayrides to the patch available to the general public for $3 per person but you may also walk if you wish. The Allnut family has farmed in Montgomery County since 1763, with the current 230 acre farm a portion of the original land worked. Their address is 15604 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, MD 20837, about 11 miles west of Gaithersburg and 26 miles northwest of DC.
Jones Family Farm Pumpkin Patch - Edgewood, MD
A pick your own produce farm for strawberries and pumpkins. Pumpkin picking is available in September and October. Also corn maze and straw maze. Open every day now until Christmas. Their address is 2100 Philadelphia Road, Edgewood, MD 21040. It is about 27 miles northeast of downtown Baltimore.
Larriland Farm - Woodbine, MD
A family owned and operated pick your own farm in Western Howard County operating since 1973 that has 16 acres of apples and 15-20 acres of vegetables including thousand of pumpkins. Enjoy a glass of fresh apple cider. A 20 minute tractor drawn hayride is offered on Saturdays and Sundays (per person fee). They also have a 1000 bale straw maze for fun, and a “boo barn” open every day in late September and October, with animated, not too scary ghosts and goblins. The farm is open Tuesday through Sunday in September and October, plus Labor Day and Columbus Day. Their address is 2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD 21797, about 32 miles west of downtown Baltimore.
Queen Anne Farm - Mitchellville, MD
Pick pumpkins everyday this fall. Located midway between Washington, D.C. and Annapolis, they have been growing fresh produce for more than 30 years. Find the perfect pumpkin in their patch after enjoying a ride on their tractor pulled haywagon. Find pumpkins of every size and shape, from 2 ounces to over 200 pounds. They grow seven varieties of orange pumpkins and six types of heirloom pumpkins. There is also a children’s maize and traditional farm animals. Family owned by Carl and Carole Brady. Their address is 18102 Central Avenue, Mitchellville, MD 20716. It is about 20 miles east of Washington, DC.
Rodgers Farms - Stevenson, MD
Opens for the season on September 22nd. Pick your own pumpkins from their patch. Hayrides are included in the admission cost. Farm animal zoo includes sheep, cows, pigs and more. Get lost in their cornfield maze. Mini maze with hay bales for young children, corn sandbox and hay play area. Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Farm admission and hayride are $5-7. Add $1 for the maze. Their address is 1818 Greenspring Valley Rd., Stevenson, MD. It is about 13 miles north of downtown Baltimore.
Shaw Orchards - White Hall, MD
Open every Saturday in September and October. Their family farm has been producing fruits and vegetables on the Mason-Dixon line for more than 100 years. Pumpkin picking, apple picking and hayrides are available in the fall. Pumpkin season generally starts in late September and ends in November. Apples available from mid-August through October. Hayrides are $6 each with a pumpkin included. Apple cider is available, pressed locally exclusively for their farm, beginning in mid-September. There are also fall decorations available in the Farm Market. The address is 5594 Norrisville Road, White Hall, MD. It is about 40 miles north of downtown Baltimore.
Showvaker’s Quality Evergreens - Manchester, MD
Cornfusion Corn Maze is a Christmas tree farm that offers fall fun starting September 15th with pumpkin picking, cornfield maze and petting zoo. Dozens of fall activities including pumpkin slingshot, pedal race cars, corn cannons, straw jump, face painting and play area. The address is 2020 Garrett Road, Manchester, MD 21102. It is about 44 miles north of downtown Baltimore.
TLV Tree Farm - Glenelg, MD
Fall fun starts September 22nd at TLV. This Christmas tree farm has a corn maze, pumpkin patch and hayride in October. Have fun with the farm animals, children’s corn maze, pedal tractors, rubber duck races, corn pit, hay bale maze, petting zoo and other fall farm activities. Their address is 15155 Triadelphia Mill Road, Glenelg, MD 21737. It is about 30 miles west of Baltimore.