Chances are if you live in Maryland, you’ve heard the rumors about how awesome Summers Farm is. If you haven’t taken the advice to visit yet, maybe this article will convince you. Many of my readers are from Southern Maryland and I know what you are thinking…is it worth the hour plus drive? My answer is YES!
Despite that I usually keep up on what’s new; it came as a huge surprise that Summers Farm had moved to a new location this year. It was somewhat bitter sweat in finding out about this first hand. We have been taking a special trip up to Summers Farm for about five years now. The farm is doing a great job in making the transition smooth. For one thing, the new location is only a few miles down the road. If for some reason your GPS takes you to the wrong spot; have no fear, they have the new address posted up in case you didn’t get the memo. One thing you will notice right away is that everything was transferred to the new location. Activities are spaced out very well to accommodate a larger crowd.
Summers Farm isn’t just your average fall festival; there is so much more than just picking a pumpkins and walking through a corn maze. Summers Farm has more than 30 different activities including; fireworks, live entertainment, pig races, giant slides, apple launchers, ziplines, finger lickin’ good food and so much more. Summers has been open for fall harvest for over 25 years now and each year they add something new and different that makes Summers Farm the perfect fall family tradition.
Summers has plenty of good ole fashioned midway games and feats of strength challenges. These activities include; Farmer Fastball, Hip Hop Ball, Tug of War, Straw Bale Challenge, Apple Blasters, Tether Ball, Barn Yard Ball and Farmer Golf.
There are so many fun sections throughout the farm for kids. You won’t want to miss the Rubber Ducky Races, Wagon Rides, Crunchy Corn Crib, Straw Mountain, Sound Garden, Pumpkin Hut, Spider Web, Rope Swings and Giant Slides.
I love how the farm takes little one’s safety into consideration by providing two different jump areas; one for the tiny guys and the other for the bigger kids. Off with your shoes and on with the fun. This is one of our family’s favorite activities, it’s so much fun to jump, bounce and roll around on a giant pillow.
TIPS & TRICKS
- I would recommend baby wearing over stroller; there are a lot of hills.
- Dress in comfortable layered clothing, stay away from shorts, skirts and dresses.
- Wear socks with shoes, kids will be more comfortable on trampoline with socks on.
- Be sure to get a scavenger hunt when you arrive, find the stamps to punch your card and turn in at the end for a prize!
- Avoid the crowds by coming during off peak days and times (weekdays can be less crowded.)
- Plan ahead check the website for events and discount days such as Hero’s Weekend, Teacher Appreciation, Grandparent Weekend and Maryland Pumpkin Fest.
Address: 7503 Hollow Rd. Middletown, MD 21769
Hours: Monday – Thursday 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM/ Friday Day 1:00 PM-4:00 PM/Friday Evening 4:30 PM- 9:00 PM/ Saturday 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM/ Sunday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Cost: $12.50 – $20.50 Varies by date