Pick a pumpkin, ride in a wagon full of hay, or feed and pet farm animals. What better way is there to enjoy the change of seasons? Fall festivals are held in a variety of places throughout Maryland and Virginia. Here are some of the best pumpkin patches in the Washington, DC area.
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In MarylandAgricultural History Farm Park
18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, Maryland (301) 924-4141
2014 Date to Be Announced, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This Montgomery County facility hosts one of the largest harvest festivals in the area. Activities include hayrides, scarecrow making, farm demonstrations, crafts, hay maze, live entertainment and more. See Photos of the Fall Festival at Agricultural History Farm Park
22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, Maryland (301) 972-3299
Annual Pumpkin Festival is held weekends throughout October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pick a pumpkin; take a hayride; explore a hay maze; and enjoy crafts, food, and family activities. See Photos of Butlers Orchard Pumpkin Festival
15600 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, Maryland (301) 977-3761
Harvest festival is held weekends through October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Take a hayride, pick your own apples or pumpkins, find your way through the hay maze. See Photos of Homestead Farm.
2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, Maryland (301) 854-6110
Annual Pumpkin Festival is held weekends throughout October. Pick a pumpkin; take a hayride; and explore a hay maze and more.
Sharp's at Waterford Farm
4003 Jennings Chapel Road, Brookeville, Maryland (410) 489-2572
Fall festival held each weekend from mid-September to mid-November. Activities include pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hayrides, campfires, feeding animals, and more.
1720 North Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, Maryland (410) 320-0464
Fall festival runs on weekends, September - October. Hours are Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Corn maze, grass maze, hayrides, animals, pedal karats, hay and play, kids corral, hill slides, pedal tractors, korn crib, corn tepee, straw bale maze, farm football lounge, and pumpkin daycare.
Gaver Pumpkin Patch
5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy, Maryland (301) 865-3515
Open late September through October, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Free hayrides are offered Fri-Sun. The fall festival features a challenging “Casey the Cow” themed corn maze, large farm animal area, straw mountain, pedal bike track, giant slides, pirate ship, bale mazes, toddler corn maze, and play areas.
5614 Butterfly Lane, Frederick, Maryland (301) 620-9316
Pumpkinland festival is open September 20 - November 4, 2014. Fall farm attractions include cornfield maze, hay rides, pig races, jumping pillow. Farm animals, pick your own pumpkins, hay slides, a flashlight corn maze and more. See photos of Summers Farm Fall Festival
7612 Willow Road, Frederick, Maryland. (301) 845-8099. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, haunted hayride, pedal carts, giant trikes, mini-barnyard, hay jump, giant slide, MooChoo train and more. September 28-November 2, 2013, Tuesday through Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See photos of Crumland Farms Fall Festival
Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch
6521 Holter Rd., Middletown, Maryland (301) 371-6874
Open daily September 23 - October 31, 2013, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Pick your own pumpkin, explore the Crazy Corn maze, haywagons, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting and much more.
Clark's Elioak Farm
10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland (410) 730-4049
Open every day in October. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Enjoy the petting farm, a pumpkin patch, hayrides, pony rides and storybook characters from the Enchanted Forest.
5235 Bryantown Road, Waldorf, Maryland (240) 216-4065
Open Saturdays and Sundays in October, 10 a.m. to dusk. Hayrides, cornmazes, farm animals, pumpkins, straw pit, seasonal produce, farm store, food, and more.
12850 Shlagel Rd. Waldorf, Maryland (301) 645-4554
Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in October for pick your own pumpkins. The farm offers wagon rides, a petting zoo, a straw maze for the under 10 crowd, a corn box for clean sandbox type fun and educational tours for school or private groups.
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