Autumn is my absolutely favorite season! I love the hoodie weather, the colorful trees, the crisp air, bonfires, pumpkin dishes, and of course, Halloween! One of my favorite activities to do in the fall with my son is head out to the pumpkin patch. Here is a listing of some popular pumpkin patches here in Maryland. Check it out:
Baugher’s Orchard: Take a fun wagon right out to pick your own pumpkins and apples. Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends in October. There is also a free walk-in petting zoo, pony rides, and scarecrow making.
1015 Baugher Rd, Westminster, MD. 410-848-5541
Bowles Farm Pumpkin Patch: Open Sept. 22-Oct. 28. There is a $10/person admission, while children under 3 are free. This covers the corn maze, petting zoo, children’s play area, wagon rides, and barrel rides. Pumpkins are paid for separately. Open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
22880 Budd’s Creek Road (Route 234), Clements. 301-475-2139
Brookfield Pumpkins: Pick your own pumpkins from Sept. 29-Oct. 31. Open Mon-Thurs from 3-6 p.m., and Fri, Sat, Sun from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Take a free hayride to the patch on Fri, Sat or Sun. There is also a petting zoo and a six-acre corn maze! Half of the maze’s proceeds are donated to help fund breast cancer research.
8302 Ramsburg Rd, Thurmont. 301-898-3527
Clark’s Elioak Farm: Pumpkin patch is open Sept. 21-Nov. 3, and the farm is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $5/person. Hayrides and pony rides are available for $2/person. There is also a petting zoo, and an “Enchanted Forest” where children will find fairytale characters.
10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City. 410-730-4049
Crumland Farm: The pumpkin patch and maze are open Sept. 28-Nov. 2. Pumpkin patch hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Last free hayride to the pumpkin patch leaves at 4:30 p.m. Corn maze hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The $9 admission to the corn maze includes feeding the animals in the mini-barnyard, taking a spin on a pedal cart, riding on the MooChoo Train, going down the Giant Slide, and other activities.
7612 Willow Road, Frederick. 301-845-8099
Homestead Farm: Take a hayride ($3/person over the age of 2) out to the pumpkin patch on weekends in October, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pumpkins are paid for by the pound. You can also bring home some fresh apples.15600 Sugarland Road, Poolesville. 301-977-3761
Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch: While you’re at Jumbo’s, take a hayride to pick your own pumpkin, explore the CrazyCorn Maze for $5/person, visit the petting zoo, and on weekends, take a pony ride ($4). Open Sept. 21-Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. (Fri.-Sun. only).
Homestead Farms, 6521 Holter Rd, Middletown
Kent Fort Farm: Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, stop by the petting zoo, and stock up on apples, Asian pears, and other fall produce. Saturdays and Sundays only in October, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
135 Eastern Ln, Stevensville
Larriland Farm: This farm has thousands of orange pumpkins, each one waiting to become a jack-o-lantern for your porch. The farm is decorated for Halloween with ghosts and goblins to delight and scare you. A straw maze and Boo Barn, for kids age 4-6, are open every day in Oct. Hayrides run on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine. 410-442-2605
Maryland Sunrise Farm: The corn maze is open Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment, Sept. 14-Nov. 3, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sundays. They will also be open on Friday, Oct. 18. Adult admission is $10; for children 5-12, $5; kids under 5 with families are free.
100 Dairy Ln, Gambrills, Maryland
Middletons’ Cedar Hill Farm: The farm is open Sept. 21-Nov. 3, Saturdays and Sundays only, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The $10 admission (under 3 is free) includes barnyard animals, 8-acre corn maze, kiddie maze, and a hayride to a pick-your-own pumpkin patch.
5190 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf. 301-399-9812
Pumphrey Farm: Pick your own pumpkins Oct. 1-31, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.
8220 Veterans Hwy, Millersville, Maryland. 410-987-4290.
Queen Anne Farm: At this pumpkin patch you can explore the farm, take a hay ride, pet the animals, enjoy the flowers, learn about vegetables, and take home some delicious fresh vegetables and beautiful pumpkins of every size and color.
18102 Central Ave, Mitchellville. 301-249-2427
Spider Hall Farm: Pumpkins, corn maze, hay rides, corn stalks and straw bales. Fridays from 6p.m.-10pm., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Open Sept. 21-Oct. 31.
3915 Hallowing Point Rd, Prince Frederick, MD. 410-610-0094
Summers Farm: Pick a pumpkin and take a free hayride! Admission varies for day and nighttime adventures. Opens Sept. 21.
5614 Butterfly Ln, Frederick. 301-620-9316