Nothing says fall like some harvest fun! Head to one of these (cool) Baltimore pumpkin patches for an adventure. Take a hayride, search for the perfect pumpkin, meet barnyard animals, indulge in cider donuts — just don’t forget the camera. These fall family excursions always mean awesome family photos!

Please be sure to check the event host’s website for the most up-to-date info and health/safety precautions before venturing out.

Pumpkin Patches + Fall Farm Fun Near Baltimore

BALTIMORE COUNTY

Fall Harvest Days at Weber’s Cider Mill Farm
2526 Proctor Lane
Parkville, Maryland 21234
410.668.4488 | Website

Although there is no pumpkin patch, you will find the perfect pumpkin at Weber’s! Their barnyard is open for the fall season and runs through November 7, contingent on weather conditions. Included in their barnyard general admission ticket, you can take a hayride, try out the hillside slide, take a mini-tractor ride, try the duck races, visit farm animals, tackle tire mountain, try out the straw maze, and climb on the barnyard play structures. Weekend visits include food trucks, live music, face painting, and more. Don’t forget to stop at Weber’s store for their famous cider donuts! MORE

Farm Weekends at Fresh McKenzie Farm
5445 Patterson Road
Baldwin, MD 21013
443.356.5245 | Website

Fresh McKenzie is back in action this fall with lots of farm fun! Preschoolers and their caregivers can take advantage of special Farm Fun Fridays from 10 AM – 1 PM for just $6/child (one free adult per paying child!). Older kids will love the nighttime corn maze and bonfire on Fridays from 6 PM – 9 PM. Just don’t forget your flashlight! Open Friday evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays, the whole family can take part in a corn maze or petting zoo (now with a camel). For an extra fee, kids can take a pony ride or try out the mining sluise. $8/per person. Kids under 3 are FREE. MORE

Shaw Orchards Hayride & Pumpkin Combo
5594 Norrisville Rd
White Hall, Maryland 21161
410.692.2429 | Website

Starting this weekend and running through the Halloween, Shaw Orchards will run offers hayrides through their orchards to their pumpkin patch on Saturdays. Your kids will make some great memories searching out picking that perfect pumpkin! Then browse their farm market for fall decorations.  MORE

Fall Fest Fun at Strohmer’s Farm
3501 Hernwood Roard
Woodstock, MD 21163
410.922.5060 | Website

Corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, and more! Fall Fest at Strohmer’s Farm starts September 25! Music, food trailers, farm animals, hayrides, vendors, corn maze, and pumpkin patch! Sundays are Dog Days from 5 Pm – 7 PM. You can even reserve your own fire pit or fish in their pond (but you do have to throw back what you catch).410/person includes hayride, corn maze, games, and activities. MORE

Fall Days at The Farmyard
21133 Old York Rd
Parkton, MD 21120
443.895.0900 | Website

Head to The Farmyard in Parkton to enjoy Fall on the Farm on October 9th (10 AM – 2 PM) OR October 23rd (2 PM – 6 PM). Corn maze, pictures with a princess, hayrides, pony rides, pick-your-own pumpkins, crafts and a community yard sale! Admission is $12-$14. Register in advance. MORE

HOWARD COUNTY

Seasonal Fun at Sharps Farm
4003 Jennings Chapel Road
Brookeville, MD 20833
410.489.2572 | Website

Grab your flannel shirt and your pumpkin spice latte and head to Sharps Farm for fresh air and lots of open space! They offer 550 acres to socially distance in!  Take a hayride or bring along a wagon or bag and walk to their acres of field grown pumpkins to pick your own. They even have a special area for kid’s size pumpkins! Sharm Farm offers lots of great events for kids during the fall — and many of them are on days when schools are closed. Advanced registration is required for their special programs and events.  MORE

Hayrides, Straw Maze, and Pumpkin Picking at Larriland Farm
2415 Woodbine Road
Woodbine, MD 21797
410.442.2605 | Website

On Saturdays and Sundays in late September and October, Larriland Farm offers hayrides during the day (9:30am – 4:30pm) . The tractor-drawn 20 minute wagon ride over the farm includes a path through the woods that are decorated for Halloween. No reservation is required although there is a fee per person. Wagons run continuously from 9:30am to 4:30pm Saturdays and Sundays.  While you’re at the farm, try to find your way out of the straw maze and visit the Boo Barn (additional fee for both). The farm also has food trucks on fall weekends. MORE

Pumpkin Patch at Clark’s Elioak Farm
10500 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
410.730.4049 | Website

The only thing better than snapping cute pumpkin photos of your kids is getting to take your own trip down memory lane. You can visit farm animals, take a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick kid-sized pumpkins, AND see the Enchanted Forest attractions that you remember from your own childhood (giant shoe, anyone?). Take a pony ride, a cow train ride, or an Enchanted Express train ride, too! The farm is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10 AM – 5 or 5:30 PM (depending on the day).  $8/per person. Train rides and pony rides are an additional fee.  Infants under 12 months are admitted free. MORE

HARFORD COUNTY

PumpkinFest at Falling Branch Brewery
25 Highland Rd
Street, MD 21154
443-939-4605 | Website

Pumpkin picking + a fresh brew. PumpkinFest is BACK at Falling Branch Brewery. Enjoy hayrides, a 6 acre corn maze, PYO pumpkins, pumpkin painting, ice cream from Broom’s Bloom, farm animals, scarecrow making, and more! Admission is FREE. All activities are every Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm September 18th to October 31st. MORE

CARROL COUNTY

Pumpkin’ Pickin and Hayrides at Baugher’s Orchard
1015 Baugher Road
Westminster, Maryland 21158
410.857.0111 | Website

Baugher’s Orchard’s annual Pumpkin Pickin’, every weekend in October, is an experience full of family farm fun!!  Enjoy a scenic hay wagon ride across their beautiful Carroll County farmland as they take you to the pumpkin field  (the wagons also go to their pick your own apple orchards). While you’re at Baugher’s, enjoy Pit Beef, Ham, and Burgers, Kettle Korn, Pony Rides, Homemade Baked Goods and Ice Cream,  Sweet Treats, and a Petting Zoo. MORE

Fall Fun Fest at Gaver Farm
5501 Detrick Road
Mount Airy, MD 21771
301.865.3515 | Website

The fun happens daily at Gaver Farm all through Halloween! Enjoy fall on the farm by conquering the twists and turns of the corn maze, bouncing on the jumping pillows, petting and feeding the farm animals and cruising down the giant slides. There are over 60 attractions, appropriate for any age including 2 jumping pillows, Chicken Show, farm animals, mini mazes, playgrounds, duck races, ball games, photo centers and so much more!  Admission is $15.00 per person on September weekends, $17.00 per person on October weekends and $11 per person on weekdays. Kids under 2 are free. Season passes are available. MORE

Pumpkin Picking at Bupperts Doran’s Chance Farm
6914 Ridge Road
Marriottsville, MD 21104
410.795.6815 | Website

Bupperts Doran’s Chance Farm is open to everyone for hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch for pick your own pumpkins and entrance to the corn maze. No scheduling necessary on Saturdays & Sundays! Wagon leaves 11am-4pm on the hour but we suggesting calling to confirm times and rates before you venture out. Don’t miss their selection of mums and fall flowers! MORE

CECIL COUNTY

Fall Festival Weekends at Milburn Orchards
1495 Appleton Road
Elkton, MD 21921
410.398.13949 | Website

Hayrides, Boo Barn, Bale Trail, and MORE! Milburn Orchards has something for everyone during their Fall Festival Weekends — including PUMPKINS! Their barnyard buddies (farm animals) are also available in their Big Backyard. A special don’t-miss treat? Their giant Royal Gala caramel apples. Wagons are also available to rent, so you don’t have to lug your own. $12/person ages 2-59. $9/person for ages 60+. Kids under 2 are admitted free. Purchase tickets online in advance. (cool) tip: Friday admission is discounted 33%! MORE

FREDERICK COUNTY

Fall Farm Adventures at Summers Farm
5620 Butterfly Lane
Frederick, MD 21073
301.304.3031 | Website

With 45+ activities – plus the Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch – there’s something for everyone at Summers Farm. Take a free wagon ride (weather permitting) to the fields where their pumpkins are growing! In addition to the pumpkin train, giant slides, rubber ducky races, bull riding, giant rocking chair, roper spider web, goat mountain, and more, families can rent a campfire and there are fireworks every Friday and Saturday night! Admission is $12.50-$17.50. Unlimited season passes are available. Buy tickets online in advance. MORE

Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch
6521 Holter Road
Middletown, MD 21769
Website

Head to Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch for FREE farm admission and pumpkin picking Monday-Thursday OR join them for ticketed farm festival fun on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Ticketed fun includes hayrides, corn mazes, and more! Admission is $8-$10 during Farm Festival. MORE

MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Pumpkin Festival at Butler’s Orchard
22222 Davis Mill Road
Germantown, MD 20876
301.428.0444 | Website

The 41st Annual Pumpkin Festival starts September 25th and runs through October 31st. Hay rides, pick-your-own pumpkins (additional fee for pumpkin by pound), tractor pull, jump pads, barnyard buddies, corn maze, pedal tractors, giant slides and MORE are included in your admission. Save $2/person with online pricing. Open Wednesdays – Sundays. Admission is $10-$17. Kids under 24 months are admitted free! MORE

PENNSYLVANIA

Fall Harvest at Maize Quest Fun Park: Secrets of the Maze
2885 New Park Rd
New Park, PA 17352
866.935.6738 | Website

Ride the Pumpkin Express Wagon at Maize Quest Fun Park! It’s an enormous orange wagon pulled by the biggest tractor on the farm. The express runs Saturdays and Sundays through the end of October. In the pumpkin patch, there are more than 10,000 pumpkins and no individual pumpkin costs more than $15. Wagon rides to the pumpkin patch are FREE! While you’re there, definitely check out their mazes, go karts, slides, and more! There are over 30 things to do at the farm. General admission is $12/person ages 2-102. Purchase admission and timed ticked online in advance. MORE

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