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The 21+ Absolute Best Pumpkin Patches In Maryland (updated for 2021!)

These are the absolute best pumpkin patches in Maryland. Your kids will love picking pumpkins and tons of other fun fall activities! (updated for 2021!)

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 21+ pumpkin patches stand out though. They are all so much fun and you will not come home disappointed!

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The 21+ 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!

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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.

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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!

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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: Additionally, check out their evening corn maze, campfire, and fireworks weekends. Totally cool!

5. Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

12. Schlagel Farms

During weekends in October, this farm in Waldorf, MD opens it gates to the public for an authentic pumpkin patch experience.–pumpkins.html

13. Montpellier Farms

Montpelier Farms has actually been a working farm for a few hundred years. Now it’s home to a super fun family farm park!
This farm really shines in the fall season. They have so many animals like alpacas, sheep, horse, bunnies, chickens, rooster, ducks, cows, pigs, turkeys and goats!
Every fall they create a fun corn maze and offer pumpkin picking. Other fall festival attractions include hyarides, giant hill slides, duck races, pumpkin painting, pedal karts, and more!

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).

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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.


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.

17. Lockbriar Farms

There are many great reasons to visit Lockbriar’s Farm– pick your own fruit, flowers– including sunflowers, and in the fall loads of pumpkins, apple cider slushies, and a corn maze. Of course they have an ice cream barn that serves delicious flavors as well.

18. Councell Farms

This sweet little farm and creamery in Cordova, MD also serves Vanderwende’s Ice Cream (a fantastic creamery located just over the state line in Delaware). The Creamery rotates 16 flavors daily of Vanderwende’s famous ice cream, including flavors such as Butter Pecan, Peanut Butter Fudge, and Holy Cow.
In the Fall the Farm has pumkin picking and a Field of Fun with 20+ farm related activities, including the corn maze, jumping pillow, combine slide and pumpkin patch.

19. Emily’s Produce

This fantastic family run farm in Cambridge, MD has a lot to offer from pick your own fruit and flowers to grass fed beef. In the late summer/early fall they also have pick your own sunflower fields and (I think) a small sunflower maze. And after that they host a great pumpkin patch and corn maze!

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20. Homestead Farms

Homestead Farms in Poolesville is one of the nicest farms in the area for pick your own crops.
Every year they offer pick your own for cherries, blueberries, blackberries, peaches, apples, and pumpkins. You can also feed the goats, see alpacas, chickens and cows, pick flowers, and play on hay bales. This is a lovely family fun farm!

21. Legacy Farm Lawnscapes

A great family farm in Southern Maryland, Legacy Farm offers pumpkin picking, a corn maze, pumpkin launching, tractor rides, animals, and more!

22. BONUS! Miller Farms

This great family farm in Clinton, MD offers a fun hayride with wacky scarecrows (have to see this!), giant slides, a corn maze, animal encounters, a jumping pad and more!


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