Guide to Pumpkin Patches & Fall Fun

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We are in a pandemic, so if you choose to leave your home to visit a pumpkin patch for fall fun, please wear a mask and keep a distance of at least 6 feet from others and stay home if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. If you plan to meet friends at the farm, be sure to communicate expectations regarding children and keeping distance. We can do this together (separately!).

Fall is one of our favorite seasons! We are fortunate to have so many local farms offering family fun most seasons – but especially in the Fall. Make sure you set aside some time this Fall to support our local farmers by participating in their pumpkin patches, mazes, markets, and festivities!

Our tips for visiting these farms, mazes, and markets this fall: Most farms require RESERVED TIMED TICKETS that are purchased online. Plan ahead for fun this fall! Some farms only take cash. Check with each farm before visiting.
Bring your camera (of course!) and plan to enjoy the farm, market or maze for a while (so bring plenty of water), wear clothes you won’t mind getting a bit dirty, and wear close-toed shoes.Some places have admission prices and others don’t, but cash at local farms is always a good thing to have. Be sure to check out their website or call for the latest updates and to buy tickets online if possible.

Lastly, have FUN and be safe this fall with your family! These farmers have worked hard to imagine and create these beautiful outdoor spaces and gardens for all of us to enjoy the land with our families!

PS-Be sure to check out the handy map at the bottom of this post!

Celebrating their 21st year of fall festivals and home of Maryland’s Largest Corn Maze, Winterbrook Farms has something for ALL ages to do! New! for 2020 is our Sunflower Festival with over 5 acres of flowers! Included in admission is 20+ activities including a Pumpkin Jumping Pillow, Mountain Slides, Mini Ziplines, Apple Cannons, MooChoo Train Rides, Farm Animals, UPick Pumpkin patch & much more! We also have a NEW Farm Market!

Sunflower Festival
Sept. 12-Sept. 20
Saturdays & Sundays 11am-6pm

Fall Festival:
Sept. 26-Nov. 1
Saturdays 11am-10pm Sundays 11am-6pm

Admission: $12 per person. 2 & Under are Free

13001 Creagerstown Road, Thurmont, MD 21788

Great Country Farms is your one-stop spot for fall fun! Take a wagon ride out to the apple orchards and pumpkin patch for pick-your-own, then get lost in their 1.5-acre corn maze. Visit our friendly goats and enjoy our twelve-acre play area, including TWO pumpkin jumping pillows, putt-putt golf, and farm ninja obstacle course. On October weekends cheer on the pig races, watch P-Rex chomp pumpkins, and learn about cider pressing, then roast marshmallows by the fire. On your way home, visit the Farm Market for seasonal produce, jams, and hot apple cider donuts!

Open Now – November 22
Open daily 9 am – 5 pm

Weekdays: $10/child (3-17yrs) or senior (55+), $12/Adult Weekends: $14/child (3-17) or senior (55+). $16/Adult

Friendly Tip: Check out the new Henway Hard Cider and dine al fresco by the pond at Great Country Farms.

18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA 20135

Belvedere Plantation 1410 Belvedere Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Open September 13 – November 8. Admission and opening times vary. Purchase Tickets online.
Wagon ride to pumpkin patch, swine speedway, maize maze, straw jump, pedal tractors, corn box, jumping pillow, and lots more!

Buckland Farm Market 4484 Lee Highway, New Baltimore, VA
Sunday 9 am – 5 pm & Monday to Saturday 9 am – 6 pm
Find fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs, baked goods, jams, and honey. Plus an onsite bakery and seasonal flowers, herbs, decor.

Butler’s Orchard Pumpkin Festival 22222 Davis Mill Road, Germantown, MD 20876 301-428-0444
Pumpkin Festival Weekends September 26 to November 1 10 am – 5 pm Admission varies and kids under 24 mo. are free. Cash only.
Hayride, cider, pumpkins, barn animals, straw maze, baked goods and more.

Clark’s Elioak Farm 10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21042
Pumpkin Patch open from September 19 to through Nov. 8 from 10 am to 7 pm Admission is $8 (free under age 1). Purchase Tickets online.
Visit friendly farm animals, take a pony ride, cow train ride or Enchanted Express Train ride. The hayride will take you to the pumpkin patch where you will find the perfect kid-sized pumpkin to take home.

Councell Farms Pumpkin Patch & Field of Fun 11773 Old Skipton Road, Cordova, MD 21625
Open September 3 to October 31 from 9:30 am – 5:30 pm. Admission is $6 per person, kids 2 and under are free.
Visit their Pumpkin Patch and Field of Fun. Check out their pumpkins, gourds, corn, mums, local apples, apple cider, plus fruits and vegetables. Now serving ice cream too!

Cox Farms 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA 20120
Open September 25 to November 2. Admission and hours vary. Purchase tickets online only.
The Fall Festival is closed this year, but enjoy new fun with a self-driven hayride and drive through fall market.

Gaver Farm Pumpkin Harvest 5501 Detrick Road, Mt Airy, MD 21771 301-865-3515 Open September 4 November 3 from 10 am – 6 pm Tickets online only.
Get lost in their corn maze and enjoy their pedal carts and cow trains on the weekends. Historic Farm has barnyard animals, bounce pillow, slides, hayrides, and a bakery too!

Hartland Farm Fall Festival 3205 Hartland Lane, Markham, VA 22643
Not open this Fall.

Hollin Farms (Pick Your Own) 1410, Snowden Road, Delaplane, VA 20144
Dates and Hours of Operation Vary, contact (540) 592-3574 
Thousands of pumpkins and gourds to pick yourself or buy Angus beef, seasonal greens, or dig your own potatoes or peanuts.

Homestead Farms 15604 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, MD 20837
Open Daily 9 am – 5 pm (rain or shine) Admission is $2 per person, babies free.
Pick your own seasonal apples and pumpkins on this beautiful, working farm.

Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch 6521 Holter Road, Middletown, MD 21769
Not open this Fall. 

Larriland Farm Autumn Activities 2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine, MD 21797
Open May 22 to November 8. Hours of operation vary. Call 410-442-2605 and 301-854-6110 before visiting the farm.
Pick your own seasonal fruits and vegetables on the working farm. Be sure to hop on hayrides that are available on weekends.

Leesburg Animal Park Pumpkin Village 19246 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg, VA 20175 (703) 433-0002
Pumpkin Village Open September 19 – November 3
Open weekdays from 9:30 am – 5 pm and weekdays from 9:30 am – 6 pm. Admission varies–must purchase tickets online.
Leesburg Animal Park’s annual Pumpkin Village is packed with fun family with activities like giant hill slides, moon bounces, wagon rides, petting zoo, pedal carts, corn bin and more.

Maple Tree Farm 8275 Maple Tree Lane, Warrenton, Va 20188
Open September 26 to November 1,  Tuesday to Thursday- Appointment only. Sat – Sun 10 am to 5 pm $10 per person, children under 3 are free.
Puppet shows, scavenger hunt, learn to make butter, bounce in the Moo bounce, ride the cow train, and more!

Messick’s Farm Market 6025 Catlett Road, Bealeton, VA 22712
MondaySaturday 7 am – 7 pm & Sunday from 10 am – 7 pm
Farm fun including hayrides, a corn maze, barrel train rides, a giant bounce pillow, crunchkin painting, a pumpkin patch and tons more!

Miller Farms Fall Fun 10140 Piscataway Road, Clinton, MD 20735
Fall Fun Open Weekends from 10 am – 5 pm must purchase tickets online.
Produce Market and Bakery are Open Daily, but hours vary
Starting October 3rd, enjoy wagon rides, corn mazes, pumpkin games, farm animals, a giant slide, belly bouncer for all ages, and more!

Montpelier Family Farm Park Fall Fest 1720 Crain Hwy, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Open September 19 to November 3  Admission and hours of operation vary, but kids 2 and under are free.
Enjoy weekday playdays or the Fall Fest with pumpkin games, animals, stone mining, cow belly bounce, kart track, playground, pallet maze, and lots more.

Nalls Produce 7310 Beulah Street, Alexandria, VA 22315
Sunday to Thursday 10 am to 6 pm and Friday to Saturday 10 am to 7 pm. 
Play in the Fall Pumpkin Patch and find seasonal veggies to purchase at their Garden Center and Produce Center.

Rock Hill Orchard & Woodbourne Creamery Fall Fun 28600 Ridge Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771
Hours vary.  Admission is $7 per person, 3 and under are free.
Starting in September, enjoy apple picking, a corn maze, you pick pumpkin patch, hayrides, and pumpkin cannon. Be sure to check out their house made ice cream.

Shlagel Farms 12850 Shlagel Road, Waldorf, MD 20601
Open Weekends October 3 – 31. Admission is $9 per person, ages 24 months and under are free.
Pick your own Pumpkin in the Patch, pet some animals, take a hayride, and enjoy the land.

Summers Farm 5620 Butterfly Lane, Frederick, MD 21702
Open Weekends: September 19-November 8. Admission varies.
The 12-acre huge themed corn maze is famous throughout the region and there is plenty of other exciting activities such as apple blasting, playing in a Corn Kernel Pit and picking your own pumpkin in the large Pumpkin Patch.

Temple Hall Pumpkin Patch 15855 Limestone School Road, Leesburg, VA 20176
Open October 1-31, Saturday from 9 am – 5 pm. Admission is $10 per person and includes a pumpkin.
While this year there is no Fall Festival, children can still enjoy the playground, jumping pillows and slides.

Ticonderoga Fall Festival 26469 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly, VA 20152
Closed for the Season.

Wayside Farm Fun 5273 Harry Byrd Highway, Berryville, VA  22611
Open Friday-Monday September 26 to November 1 Admission and hours of operation TBD.
Corn maze, pig races, pumpkin patch, goat walk, corn play area, rope swinging, jumping pillow, and lots more!

Wegmeyer Farms 38299 Hughesville Road, Hamilton, VA 20158

Open September 28th they are open Thursdays to Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm. Enjoy fall decorating and pumpkin picking with over 50 varieties of pumpkins.

Whitehall Farm 12523 Popes Head Road, Clifton, VA 20124
(703) 968-3900
Open Weekends: October 1 to November 3 from 10 am – 4 pm Admission: $12.00 per person (Free for kids under age 3)
Enjoy lots of family-friendly fun featuring a corn maze, nature trails, an inflatable bounce house, lawn games, wagon rides, and a field of pumpkins. Meet farm animals (like Henry the curious cow) and learn more about sustainable farming!

Winterbrook Farms 13001 Creagerstown Road, Thurmont, MD 21788
Sunflower & Fall Festival open from Sept. 12 – Nov. 1. Admission is $12 at the gate ($11 online), children 2 and under are free.
Home of Maryland’s Largest Corn Maze, Winterbrook Farms has something for ALL ages to do! Over 7 acres of activities including a Pumpkin Jumping Pillow, Mountain Slides, Mini Ziplines, Apple Cannons, MooChoo Train Rides, Farm Animals, Hayrides, UPick Pumpkin patch & much more!

Have you been to any of these Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes, and Fall Festivities?  Please share your experiences in the comments!

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  1. Such a great resource! We had a very positive experience taking infants to Queen Anne Farm. Our stroller could handle the terrain and the experience did not seem too overwhelming for them. There were lots of pumpkins and other guards for the babies to explore, cider for mom and dad, and a hayride.

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