Autumn is the perfect time of year for picking the perfect pumpkin, wandering through an orchard or getting lost in a corn maze. This article includes details about family friendly farms and fall events in Charles County and Southern, Maryland:

CALVERT COUNTY FARMS

Horsmon Farm

1865 Horsmon Farm Lane,

St. Leonard, MD

443-532-5761

www.horsmonfarm.com

Horsmon Farm will be celebrating their fall festival September 3rd thru October 30th with hay rides, petting zoo, corn box and straw maze. Don’t forget to check out their website for special events each weekend including; scarecrow making, tractor weekend and more. The farm is open Monday thru Friday 3pm-6pm; Weekends 11am-5pm. Admission is $7 for activities and includes a free pumpkin.

Spider Hall Farm

3915 Hallowing Point Rd

Prince Frederick

410-610-0094

www.spiderhallfarm.com

Come out to Spider Hall Farm to celebrate fall by picking pumpkins, venturing through a corn maze or enjoying a hay ride. Kids will love the giant slide, moon bounce and sensory corn box. Hours are Monday thru Thursday 1pm-7pm, Friday’s 1pm-11pm, Saturday’s 10am-11pm, Sunday’s 10am-6pm. General admission is $9 per person, kids 3 and under are free.
CHARLES COUNTY FARMS

Middleton’s Cedar Hill Farm

5190 Leonardtown Rd

Waldorf, MD

301-399-9812

www.middletonfarm.com

Cedar Hill Farm is open now thru October 30th every weekend from 10am-6pm. Have fun meeting and feeding the barnyard animals, get lost in an amazing 8-acre corn maze, watch little ones make their way through a kiddie maze, make music in the sound garden and enjoy a hayride to a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Admission is $10, ages 2 and younger free. Visit Macaroni Kids for coupon: http://charlesmd.macaronikid.com/article/1335199/middletons-cedar-hill-farm-fall-festival-with-12-off-coupon

Serenity Farm

6932 Serenity Farm Rd

Benedict, MD
(301) 274-3829
www.serenityfarminc.com
Starting October 8th Serenity Farms is open 10am-5pm for festive fun every weekend. Admission cost $10 per person and includes: hayrides, petting zoo, Halloween Barn “Kasper’s Kastle,” a bag of candy from Kasper himself, face painting, hay bale maze, pumpkin patch and a hayride.

Shlagel Farm

12850 Shlagel Rd

Waldorf MD 20601
(301) 645-4554
www.shlagelfarms.com/autumn-fun–pumpkins.html

Shlagel farm is open to the public Saturday and Sundays in October 10 am-5pm. Admission is $9 per person, children 25 months and younger are free. Shlagel farm is an interactive farm with a fun wagon ride, petting zoo, pumpkin patch and fun activities for kids.

ST. MARY’S COUNTY FARMS

Bowles Farms 
22880 Budd’s Creek Rd

Clements, MD

301-475-2139

www.bowlesfarms.com

Every weekend September 24th through October 30th the farm is open for fall festival from 10am-6pm. Admission is $10 per person, free for children ages 3 and younger. Kids of all age will enjoy the amazing corn maze, pumpkin patch, straw jumping pit, children’s play area, wagon rides and more.

Forest Hall Farm and Orchard

39136 Avie Lane

Mechanicsville, MD

301-884-3086

www.forresthallfarm.com

Forest Hall opens for Fall Festival September 17th through October 30th every weekend 9am-5pm. Admission is $7, under age 3 free, activities include: corn maze, hayride, farm animals, play area and more. Free small apple or pumpkin with admission.

SOUTHERN PG COUNTY FARMS

Queen Anne Farm
18102 Central Ave

Mitchellville, MD
301-249-2427

www.queenannefarm.com

Queen Anne Farm is known for using natural growing practices, and is the perfect place to pick a pumpkin, explore a corn maze, ride a tractor-pulled hayride, meet farm animals and enjoy activities in the Pumpkin House. Open weekends through October 10am-5pm.

Montpelier Farms

1720 North Crain Highway

Upper Marlboro, MD
410-320-0464

www.montpelierfarms.com

Montpelier Farms is open September 3rd thru November 6th Saturdays 10am-11pm, Sundays 11am to 7pm. Open Fridays 5pm-11pm during October. Admissions prices are $12 per person, Kids 2 and under are Free! Fall Festival activities include: 7 acre corn maze, “Jack and the Beanstalk” corn maze, hay rides, petting zoo, pedal karts, cow belly bounce house, pumpkin bounce house, hay & play, kiddie corral, corn tepee, roping range, farm football lounge, “Spookley the square pumpkin” movie screening and bonfires. Discount tickets on Groupon.

CHARLES COUNTY FALL EVENTS

October 8, 2016- Lowes Build & Grow Pumpkin Carving Demonstration 10AM (FREE, REGISTRAION REQUIRED)

October 8, 2016- College of Southern Maryland Theater presents “The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe.”  2PM & 7PM (TICKETS $5-7)

October 9, 2016- La Plata Fall Festival at Town Hall in La Plata 12-3PM (FREE)

October 20, 2016- La Plata Chick-fil-a Kids Club pumpkin craft 5-7PM (FREE)

October 20, 2016-Celebrate Charles Fall Festival at Regency Furniture Stadium 12-4PM (FREE)

October 29, 2016- Spooky Science at James E. Richmond Science Center 4-7PM ($8)

TRUNK-OR-TREATS/HARVEST PARTIES (FREE)

OCTOBER 28th

Real Life Church- 27399 Old Village Road, Mechanicsville, MD 6-8PM

Mother Catherine Academy- 38833 Chaptico Road, Mechanicsville, MD 7-9PM

OCTOBER 29th

Indian Head Trick or Treat Street- Between Popular Lane & Town Street, 11AM-1PM

Trunk or Treat- Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department, 2-5PM

OCTOBER 30th

Harvest Party- First Baptist Church of Waldorf, 5:30-7PM

Trunk or Treat- La Plata United Methodist Church, 3 Tabacoo Rd. (Rt 6) La Plata, 5:30-7PM

OCTOBER 31ST

Trunk or Treat- Indian Head Village Green, 6-8PM

Candy Town- Grace Brethren Church, 6-9PM

Mall-O-Ween- St. Charles Town Center, 4-6PM

CHARLES COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY EVENTS (FREE)

October 19, 2016- Monster Bookmark Creation- Potomac Library, 6-7PM (AGES 6-11)

October 20, 2016- Pajama Story Time- PD Brown Library, 7-8PM (AGES 5-9)

October 25, 2016- Monster Fest- La Plata Library, 6-7PM (AGES 6-11)

October 27, 2016- Zombie Survival Prep- PD Brown Library, 6-7:30PM (AGES 9-11)

CHARLES COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION

October 23, 2016- Not Your Ordinary Pumpkin Carving- Wade Community Center, 6:30-7:30 (REG/$10)

October 29, 2016- Not Your Ordinary Pumpkin Carving- Mattawoman Community Center, 6:30-7:30 (REG/$7)

October 24, 2016- Not So Scary Halloween- Hanson Community Center, 6:30-8 (REG/$7)

October 25, 2016- Pumpkin Carving- Henson Community Center, 10:30-12:00 (REG/$10)

https://www.charlescountymd.gov/news-releases/halloween-recreation-programs-available-october

LOCAL EVENTS IN MD/DC YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS

October 21-23, 2016- Boo At The Zoo- National Zoo- Washington, DC., 5:30-8:30PM (FREE)

October 29, 2016- Halloween in the Garden – Annemarie Gardens, 11AM-4PM ($1)

October 14-30, 2016- The “Eye Spy” Halloween Train- Cabin John Regional Park, Weekday hours are 3 – 8 PM and weekends 1 – 8 PM

October 14-30, 2016- The Haunted Train and Creepy Carousel –Wheaton Regional Park Saturday and Sunday starting October 8, and Friday’s starting October 14, through October 30, 2016. Hours are 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.

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From our family to yours we wish you a happy fall!