Pumpkins and cider and hayrides, oh my! Farms throughout Southern Maryland are celebrating the season with hayrides, pumpkin patches, apples, and other kinds of fall fun. You’ll find something for everyone in the family!
Bowles Farms, Clements
Spend the day at the popular Bowles Farms! Activities include a play area, corn boxes, straw maze, barn yard, straw jumping pits, and more. For an additional charge, you can get your face painted or pick a pumpkin.
Hours: Open weekends Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person general admissions, cash or check. Pumpkins are not included with admission.
Forrest Hall Farm, Mechanicsville
Enjoy the best tastes of fall at the orchard! Shop the farm store for fresh apples, pumpkins, and seasonal produce, or play in the yard which includes a corn maze, hay maze, and wooden train. A corn maze will open in September.
Hours: Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $7 per person for the corn maze, kids under 3 are free. No charge for other outdoor activities.
Horsmon Farm, St. Leonard
Lots of cool things are happening at Horsmon Farm this fall! The farm is open weekends in September and October and whenever Calvert County Public Schools are closed. Each weekend has something different in store, including scarecrow making, pony rides, or a nighttime glow maze.
Hours: 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: $8 per person, includes a pumpkin
Middleton’s Cedar Hill Farm, Waldorf
Will you get lost in the 8-acre corn maze at Middleton’s Cedar Hill Farm? There’s even a Kiddie Maze for younger adventurers. Harvest events at the farm include hayrides, farm animals, barrel train rides, and more. Pumpkins are extra.
Hours: Visit website for updated information.
Montpelier Farms, Upper Marlboro
The fall festival is on at this popular Prince George’s County farm. It’s a full day of fun: Corn mazes, hay rides, pedal carts, animals, bounce house, and more are included with admission. For an additional cost, you can try your hand at pumpkin chunkin, pumpkin jump pad, or gem stone mining.
Hours: Open now through Nov. 5. September hours: 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays; October and November hours: 5 to 11 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sundays
Cost: $12 general admission, kids under 2 are free.
Serenity Farm, Benedict
Kasper’s Kastle opens in October for fall Halloween fun! The Halloween barn Kasper’s Kastle is suitable for kids and just one of the activities you can enjoy at Serenity Farm. Other activities include hayrides, petting zoo, face painting, pumpkin patch, and more.
Hours: October weekends, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person
Shalgel Farms, Waldorf
Take a ride on the hay wagon to the pumpkin field! You’ll learn about how a local farm runs on your way to pick your Halloween pumpkin. Other activities include a petting zoo and kids play area.
Hours: October Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $9 per person, kids under age 2 are free. Pumpkins not included with admission.
Spider Hall Farm, Prince Frederick
There’s lots to do at Spider Hall Farm this fall! Trek through the corn maze, take a hayride, or visit the animals in the petting zoo. Other fun includes a giant slide and moonbounce. Pumpkins sold separately.
Hours: September hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. October hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Cost: $8 per person age 4-15; $5 age 16 and up; kids under three are free when accompanied by a paid adult
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