I can’t believe the second weekend in September has arrived already! Time is really flying by fast and fall is just around the corner! Autumn is my favorite time of year, the perfect season for picking pumpkins, wandering through an orchard or getting lost in a corn maze. Over the past few years, our family has been venturing near and far to visit many different farms and festivals. I’ve taken our years of knowledge and experience to offer insight about local farms offering fall festivals. I hope this guide is helpful to Maryland families and beyond during the 2021 fall season. In addition to this guide, you will find individual guides for each farm, so that you know what to expect when you go. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway, see details at the end of the article.
Location: 1865 Horsmon Farm Lane, St. Leonard, MD
Information: Horsmon Farm will open September 24, 2021-October 31, 2021 this year. Fall festivities include 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. If you are looking for a place to pick up beautiful flowers this is the place, their mums are gorgeous and home grown. Purchase your tickets in advanced online. Hours are Fridays 11AM-5PM, Saturdays & Sundays 10AM-5PM. Admission is $9 (Ages two and under are free.)
SPIDER HALL FARM (2021 SEASON CANCELED)
Location: 3915 Hallowing Point Rd, Prince Frederick, MD
Information: Spider Hall has announced that they will not open the farm to the public for the 2021 season due to COVID-19. However, their ice cream shop and market will remain open.
CHARLES COUNTY FARMS
LEGACY FARM LAWNSCAPES
Location: 5190 Leonardtown Rd. Waldorf MD 20601
Phone: (301) 861-8414
Information: Middleton’s Legacy Farm Lawnscapes welcomes you to their fall festival. This years grand opening is Friday September 18, 2021. The farm will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10AM-6PM. The entrance fee is $10/per person. Children ages 2 and under are free. The entrance fee includes access to; farm animals, 3+ acre corn maze, three bounce houses, hay ride, pumpkin patch (pumpkins are available for an additional price) and games. Games include corn hole, pumpkin tic tac toe, pumpkin bowling, bean bag toss and soccer. New this 2020 season- Pumpkin Slingshot, kiddie sorghum maze, sound garden and climbing tire pile.
SERENITY FARM (2020 SEASON CANCELED)
Location: 6932 Serenity Farm Rd. Benedict, MD
Phone: (301) 274-3829
Information: Serenity Farm is still planning out their fall festivities. The plan for 2021 so far includes a Fall Extravaganza including petting zoo, hay rides, Kaspers Kastle and more. Dates, hours and additional information will be updated soon.
Location: 12850 Shlagel Rd. Waldorf MD 20601
Phone: (301) 645-4554
Information: Shlagel farm is open to the public Saturday and Sundays starting in October during the hours set 10 AM – 5 PM. Admission is $9 per person, children 2 years old 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
Location: 22880 Budd’s Creek Rd. Clements, MD
Information: Bowles Farm is set to open September 25, 2021 and will run their annual fall festivities through October 31st. Hours of operation are Friday’s 9:30AM-1:30AM, Saturdays 10AM-6PM and Sundays 10AM-5PM. 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. The farm is open Tuesday-Friday for scheduled school, daycare and play groups.
FORREST HALL FARM AND ORCHARD
Location: 39136 Avie Lane, Mechanicsville, MD
Website: Forrest Hall Farm and Orchard
Information: Forrest Hall opens for Fall Festival starting September 18, 2021 through the end of October on weekends from 9 AM -5 PM. Weekdays by appointment. Admission is $9, Groups $8 under age 3 free, activities include: corn maze, hayride, farm animals, play area and more.
PG COUNTY FARMS
Location: 1720 North Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, MD
Information: Montpelier Farms is open September 18, 2021 – November 7, 2021. September hours- Saturdays 9AM-11PM, Sundays 9AM-7PM. October Fridays 9AM-5PM, Saturday 9AM-11PM and Sundays 9AM-7PM. November Saturday 10AM-9PM and Sunday 11AM-6PM. It’s recommended to purchase tickets online in advanced. 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.
Location: 10140 Piscataway Rd, Clinton, MD 20735
Information: Miller Farms is a 267 acre farm located in Prince George’s County, Maryland, that has been family owned and operated since 1879. Miller Farm is known for their ice cream and lovely market open year-round. Fall festivities will begin October 1, 2021 and last through the end of October. Hours are Fridays, Saturday’s and Sunday’s 10AM– 5PM. Tickets will be sold online only ($12 per person, Free ages 2 and under.)
QUEEN ANNE FARM
Location: 18102 Central Ave. Mitchellville, M
Information: 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 10 AM-5 PM.
FARMS WORTH TRAVELING TO
The following farms are beyond Southern Maryland; however, are hands down the best farms that we have visited. You wont want to miss celebrating fall at any of these farms.
CHERRY CREST FARM
Location: 150 Cherry Hill Rd. Strasburg, PA
Information: This was the first farm we ever visited as a family and is still our favorite farm to visit! Nestled right in the heart of Pennsyvania Dutch Land this working farm is the perfect place to harvest wholesome family fun. It’s an added bonus that the Pennsylvania Railway runs through the property. You can ride the train to the farm or just enjoy watching the locomotive travel by. This year 2021 season they are open most Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays September through the first week of November.
Location: 1410 Belvedere Dr. Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Information: Belvedere Plantation is a 645 acre heritage farm, built in the 1760s on the historic Rappahannock River near Fredericksburg, Virginia. You are sure to have hours of fun with attractions like a zipline, straw jump, trike track, pumpkin mountain slide, pedal carts, barrel train and jumping pillow. Check out their website for information on events like the Final Flashlight Maze and Pumpkin Pounding Event. Their 2021 season starts September 18th.
Location: 15621 Braddock Rd Centreville, VA
Information: Cox Farm Fall Festival was closed last year, so I’m happy to announce they are back in business! Cox Farm is celebrating its 45th annual Fall Festival which runs the weekend of September 18-19 than daily from Sept. 25– Nov. 7 from 10 AM -6 PM. With a map full of outdoor activities, goat village, and Cornundrum Cornfield Adventure you will need more than one visit to see and do everything. This farm features the awesome six lane wide, 150 foot long dinosaur of a slide. Be sure to check out their website for events and live entertainment schedule.
Location: 5501 Detrick Rd. Mt. Airy, Maryland
Website: Gaver Farm
Information: Located in Mt. Airy, Maryland, Gaver Farm is open daily for it’s 13th Annual Fall Fun Festival, Farm Market, pumpkin picking and pick your own apples starting September 3, 2021. A few things that make this farm special are their Silo Chute, Apple Cider Donuts, free fudge tasting and Maryland Pride corn maze. Don’t miss out on fun events; First Responder Appreciation Week, Fall Festival, Apple Harvest Festival and more.
Location: 391 West Bay Front Rd. Lothian, MD
Website: Greenstreet Gardens
Information: Information: Greenstreet Gardens is a beautiful and serine farm located in Lothian, Maryland. Green Street’s Fall Festival is open September 18 – October 31, 2021 every weekend from 10:30 AM -5 PM. Green Street Gardens is family and community friendly and offers an array of fun events this season such as: Hero’s Weekend, Costume Parade and Grandparents weekend. Your little ones are sure to love the giant corn box, cow train and jumbo jumping pillow. General admission starts at $13.50.
Location: Fredrick, MD
Website: Summers Farm
Information: Summers Farm is located in Frederick, Maryland Summers Farm opens the last week of September 18- October 31, 2021 this year with an old-fashioned Harvest Festival featuring a Corn Maze, Pumpkin Patch, more than 30 activities, live weekend music, apple blasting and finger-lickin’ good food. Check out their calendar for fireworks and events schedule.
CARNIVALS & FAIRS
CHARLES COUNTY FAIR
Location: 8440 Fairground Road La Plata, MD
Date: September 16-19, 2021
Information: FREE Parking on-site and at the satellite location at the Government building in La Plata. Thursday- Ride All Evening For One Price. Friday- “Kids Day” All Rides Reduced From 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Sunday- Ride 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM For One Price. Cost: Age 11 and over: $10.00 Age 10 and under: Free/ 4 Day Passes: $25.00. COUPON LINK
CALVERT COUNTY FAIR
Date: September 29- October 3, 2021
Location: 140 Calvert Fair Drive, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Information: Cost- $5
ST MARY’S COUNTY FAIR
Date: September 23 – 26, 2021
Location: 42455 Fairgrounds Rd, Leonardtown, MD 20650
Cost: $Daily: Adult ticket $7, children 6 to 12 $1, children under 6 free
Season passes: Adult $10, children 6 to 12 $2. Daily Deals: The rides take from 1 to 5 Carnival tickets. Carnival tickets cost $1 or a strip of 25 tickets costs $20. Friday (kids day) 10:00AM to 5 PM, all rides are 1 ticket (children only). Thursday and Sunday, wristbands are available for $30. ($5 discount coupon is available at schools, and on-line Click here for coupon)
MARYLAND RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL
Date: Saturday’s & Sunday’s September 24 – October 24, 2021
Location: Maryland Renaissance Festival – 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD 21401
Details: Every one of the nine weekends of the Maryland Renaissance Festival is filled with more than 200 performers entertaining on ten stages, joust tournament field and streets of the 16th century English village. Seven weekends include additional performers or special guests to create additional themed Special Event Weekends.
One lucky fan will be randomly drawn to win a tour of Maryland’s favorite farms. This lucky family will win family passes to Legacy Farm Lawnscapes, Montpelier Farm and Summers Farm. The giveaway will remain open to all local fans September 10, 2021 – September 17, 2021. You may enter once online and once on Facebook. To enter:
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