These are the absolute best pumpkin patches in Maryland. Your kids will love picking pumpkins and tons of other fun fall activities! (updated for 2020!)
There is probably nothing that says ‘fall fun’ more than picking out the perfect pumpkin (or pumpkins) with your kids. You arrive at the pumpkin patch staging area, load up into a tractor drawn hayride and set out across the fields to acres upon acres of bright orange pumpkins just waiting to be picked and treasured!
Perhaps the pumpkin patch will offer fall fun activities along with pumpkin picking. Some of our favorites are mountain slides, corn mazes, and cow trains. If you are lucky the farm or pumpkin patch will serve delicious (and I mean absolutely drool-worthy) treats like cider donuts, pumpkin spice anything, caramel apples….
Believe it or not, Maryland know how to celebrate the fall season! There are tons of pumpkin patches you can visit this fall. These 16 pumpkin patches stand out though. They are all so much fun and you will not come home disappointed!
The 16 Absolute Best Pumpkin Patches In Maryland
All of these pumpkin patches will definitely serve up fantastic family fun this fall!
1. Butler’s Orchard
I can’t say enough great things about this pumpkin festival. It really does have it all. If you want lots of details about what to expect, check out this post I wrote about it last year!
2. Larriland Farm
Nestled out in Western Howard County, Woodbine, this fantastic pick your own farm will have apples ripe for picking in late September. Starting late September the farm also has a large pumpkin patch and offers weekend hayrides, boo barn, and hay-bale maze. http://www.pickyourown.com/todays-harvest/
3. Baugher’s Orchard
Take a nice drive to Westminster, MD and pick some of the best pick your own action in Maryland. During October weekends, the pumpkin fields are ready for picking and you can hop aboard the hayride to the fields. Afterwards kids will love the fall festivities like pony rides, face painting, and a pumpkin bounce house. They also have a great little petting zoo farm. Oh, and don’t forget all the delicious treats like apple cider slushies and cider donuts! http://www.baughers.com/baughers_pick_your_own.php
4. Summer’s Farm
Ok, so I didn’t know fall festivals had transformed from hayrides and pumpkin picking to a hay-themed amusement park until Sweet Pea and I visited Summer’s Farm Harvest Festival last year. Read this post to find out more about all the fun attractions at this festival, or visit their site at: http://summersfarm.com/. Additionally, check out their evening corn maze, campfire, and fireworks weekends. Totally cool!
5. Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch (not operating in 2020)
This pumpkin patch in Middletown, MD has previously been rated as one of the top 10 pumpkin patches in America. Of course, you have to check it out, right? Festivities include a corn maze, crafts vendors each weekend, the pumpkin patch and hayrides (of course), petting zoo, horse drawn wagon rides, and more. http://www.jumbos.org/index.html
6. Gaver Farm
Located in Mount Airy, MD, this fall festival starts earlier than most– it opens September 7th and is open every day through November 4th! The festival boasts over 45 attractions, including a huge corn maze (and a smaller kiddie maze), cow trains, jumping pillows, giant slides, and a petting farm. In the evening, they host campfires and a flashlight corn maze experience. Here is my review of the festival. http://www.gaverfarm.com/fall/fall-fun-festival/
7. Clark’s Elioak Farm
Clark’s Elioak Farm is great anytime of the year. However, it is really super fun in the fall. In addition to the petting farm, there is pick your own pumpkins and special fall festival weekends. Check out my review of the farm too. http://www.clarklandfarm.com/special_weekend_events.html
8. Sharp’s at Waterford Farm
in Brookville, MD will start their fall festivities on Saturday, September 29th. This farm, which is operational throughout the year, will offer hayrides, pumpkin picking, scarecrow making, a corn maze, and feeding farm animals. Read my review too! http://sharpfarm.com/
9. Buppert’s Doran’s Chance
This cute farm in Carroll County is perfect for families with young kids. There is a super fun corn maze, a hayride out to the pumpkin fields where you will pick the pumpkins off the vine, and a few animals to feed as well. The pumpkin season runs weekends during October.http://www.bupperts.com/pumpkin-patch-hayrides-carroll-county-md.php
10. Milburn Orchards
Milburn Orchards is not just about apple picking. Nope, they open up their big Backyard every weekend in the fall season and host themed events like Apple Harvest or Pumpkin Harvest weekend, Autumn Colors, and Trick or Treat weekend. Admission includes access to all the fun activities in the backyard, a boo barn, corn maze, and a petting zoo. http://www.milburnorchards.com/fall-festival-parties/
11. Weber’s Cider Mill Farm
In addition to pick your own apples and pumpkins, Weber’s opens up its barnyard fun area every fall. Activities include hillside slides, a boo barn, hay bale maze, hayrides, and the tire mountain. http://www.weberscidermillfarm.com/webers-farm-barnyard-family-fun.php
12. Schlagel Farms
During weekends in October, this farm in Waldorf, MD opens it gates to the public for an authentic pumpkin patch experience. http://www.shlagelfarms.com/autumn-fun–pumpkins.html
13. Montpellier Farms
in Upper Marlboro, MD started the season early, by opening their fall festival September 15th. Festivities include a corn maze, hayride, campfires, duck races, gem stone mining, giant slides, and more. http://montpelierfarms.com/5301.html
14. Rock Hill Orchard
This is a really nice orchard in Mount Airy, MD and (hint hint) it is collocated with one of the stops on the MD Ice Cream Trail! In the fall, you can take a hayride out to pick pumpkins and apples, try out the pumpkin cannon, get lost in a corn maze, watch cows get milked, and even bottle feed the calves yourself (every day at 4pm). https://www.rockhillorchard.com/fall-fun/
15. Knightongale Farms
Located in Harwood, MD (Anne Arundel County), this delightful farm offers pumpkin picking, a corn maze, hayrides, and a number of other seasonal fun activities for kids. Free activities include pedal carts, a straw bale playground, and a petting farm. https://www.knightongalefarm.com/
16. Winterbrook Farms
Located in Thurmont, MD, this fall festival boasts the largest corn maze in Maryland. Other activities include pumpkin picking, a zipline, mountain slides and 20 other fun attractions. https://winterbrookfarmsmd.com/