Pick your own pumpkins for decoration or to make pies from Maryland pumpkin patches in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Cecil, Charles, Calvert, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George's county. Call ahead just to make sure there are plenty of pumpkins and that they will be open.
Knightongale Farm. Open Saturdays and Sundays in the fall from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 26- Oct. 31.
Pick your own pumpkin, and then enjoy activities such as a three-acre corn maze,
hayrides and pony rides.
The activities are $3 each. 3924 Solomons Island Rd, (Route 2 and 424),
Maryland Sunrise Farm’s Corn Maze. The maze is open 9/11-11/7.Adult admission is $9; for children 5-12, $5; kids under 5 with families, free! For those who are not faint of heart, Haunted Sunrise—several haunted dairy barns and a haunted hayride—is open after dark on weekends in October. The $15 attraction is not recommended for children under 10. 100 Dairy Ln, Gambrills. mdsunrisefarm.com; www.hauntedsunrise.com.
Pumphrey Farm. Pick your own pumpkins from early October until Halloween. 8220 Veterans Hwy, Millersville. 410-987-4290.
Pumpkin Patch. Buy pumpkins from 10 a.m. -9 p.m. 1350 Annapolis Mall, Annapolis. 410-897-0010.
Running from 10/9-10/31, you can buy pumpkins to help the homeless citizens of
Anne Arundel County at the Light
The kids can enjoy seasonal crafts and activities, baked goods, and
thousands of wonderful pumpkins! There are also local handicrafts. Consider bringing canned goods to donate. 1120 Spa Rd, Annapolis. 410-268-4251. http://friendslhs.org
North Run Farm. Pick your own pumpkin, find your way through a corn maze (or a mini maze for the younger ones), take a hayride, or enjoy the farm animal zoo. The maze opens 9/18, and is open from 12-6 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m Saturdays and Sundays. Arrive at least an hour before closing. Admission for farm, maze, and hayride is $6 for children 4-12 and $8 for adults (children under 4 are free). Admission is $1 less if you don’t want to go in the maze. 410-241-3392. Historic Greenspring Valley. www.northrunfarm.com
ROHA Farms. This farm in Baltimore County is open to the public on weekends in October from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Parking and admission to the farm is free, and you can also catch a free hayride to the pumpkin patch. There are other activities to enjoy as well, such as a corn maze, scarecrow-making, pony rides, and the “Barnyard Buddies”—a modified petting barn. 6009 Church Ln, Hydes. 410-592-8040. http://rohafarms.com
Bowles Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. The $10/person admission (children 3 and under are free) covers the corn maze, petting zoo, children's play area, wagon rides, and barrel rides. Pumpkins are paid for separately. It is open by appointment only Mon-Fri, and from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Sat. and Sun. (The last tickets are sold at 7 p.m.) Check website for details about fall events. 22880 Budd's Creek Road (Route 234), Clements. 301-475-2139. www.bowlesfarms.com
Spider Hall Farm. Pumpkins, corn maze, hay rides, corn stalks and straw bales. Open September to November Monday to Saturday 10am to 6pm and Sunday 12 to 6pm. 2006 prices: $5 for each activity or $8 for a combo. 3915 Hallowing Point Rd, Prince Frederick. 410-535-5819 or 410-610-0094
Baugher’s Orchard. Take a fun wagon ride to pick your own pumpkins (and apples, too)! Open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekends in October. A free walk-in petting zoo is open until Oct. 31. 1236 Baugher Rd,
Westminster. 410-848-5541. www.baughers.com
Fall Festival Weekends at Milburn Orchards. Saturdays and Sundays from 9/18-10/31, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy hayrides, a “Boo Barn,” corn and straw mazes, a Barnyard Buddies Zoo, and more mini family fun events at the Pumpkin Patch. Check out the website for details on themes like “Grandparents Weekend” (grandparents get in free with grandchildren) and “Pumpkin Harvest Weekend.” Pick-your-own apples every weekend. Admission is $8 for ages 3-59, and $4 for 60 and over. 1495 Appleton Rd, Elkton. Cecil County. 410-398-1349. www.milburnorchards.com
Middletons’ Cedar Hill Farm. The farm is open 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The $8.00 admission for everyone over the age of 3 includes Barnyard animals, hay maze, and a hayride to a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. 5190 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf. 301-399-9812. www.middletonfarm.com.
Brookfield Pumpkins. Pick your own pumpkins on Mon-Thurs from 3:00 PM - 6:00 p.m., or on Fri, Sat, or Sun from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Take a free hayride to the patch on Fri, Sat or Sun; you are allowed to walk or drive on weekdays. They also have a petting zoo and a six-acre corn maze! Half of the maze’s proceeds are donated to help fund breast cancer research. Only takes cash or check. 8302 Ramsburg Rd, Thurmont. (301) 898-3527. www.brookfieldpumpkins.com
Crumland Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. The pumpkin patch and maze are open 9/26-11/1 on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-6 p.m.
Last free hayride to the pumpkin patch leaves at 4:30 p.m. The $9 admission to the cornmaze includes feeding the animals in the mini-barnyard, taking a spin on a pedal cart, riding on the MooChoo Train, going down the Giant Slide, and other activities. The last ticket to the maze is sold at 4:30 p.m. Check the website for full details, and for events like “The Great Pumpkin Smash!” 7612 Willow Road
Frederick.301 -845-8099. www.crumland.com
Gaver Tree Farm & Pumpkin Patch, LLC’s Pumpkin Patch and Fall-Fun-Festival. The Fall-Fun-Festival has a five-acre corn maze and many other activities for kids. It opens 9/26-11/2, and is $5/person on weekdays and $7 on weekends. Also, pick out a perfect pumpkin! Free hayrides take you to the field on weekends, but you can take a scenic walk there too. Check out the website for full details. 5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy. 301-865-3515. www.gavertreefarm.com
Glade Link Farms, LLC. Go to pick your own pumpkins. Take Route 194 to New Midway, and the fall crops field is on the left, just past the school. To mapquest directions, use 12270 Woodsboro Pike, Keymar. 301-898-7131. www.gladelink.com
Green Meadows Petting Farm. The $12 admission includes a pumpkin! The farm reopens for the fall season on 10/6, and is open until 10/31 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon-Fri, and 10 a.m.-arrivals as late as 2 p.m. on weekends. Weekends are recommended for family visits. 10102 Fingerboard Road, Ijamsville. 301-865-9203. www.greenmeadowsevents.com
Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch. While you’re at Jumbo’s, take a hayride to pick your own pumpkin, explore the CrazyCorn Maze for $4/person (check out the website for a coupon—buy 3 tickets, get one free!), visit the petting zoo, and on weekends, take a pony ride ($3). Open 9/18-10/31 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. 6521 Holter Rd,
Summer Farm: Take a free hayride to pick a pumpkin or two (sold by the pound, with no admission charge). Daytime “Adventure Admission,” which includes the corn maze and other activities, is $7 Mon-Fri and $10 on weekends. Check the website for exact hours and for a full list of activities included in admission. 5614 Butterfly Ln, Frederick. 301-620-9316. http://summersfarm.com
Clark’s Elioak Farm. Pumpkin patch opens 9/25, and the farm is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (last admission-closes at 5 p.m.) Tues-Sun and every Monday in October. There is are hayrides and pony rides (both $2/person), a petting zoo, and an “Enchanted Forest” where children will find fairytale characters; check out the website for details on fall weekend events. Regular admission is $5/person. 10500 RT. 108, Ellicott City. 410-730-4049. www.clarklandfarm.com
Homestead Farm. Take a hayride ($3/person over the age of 2) out to the pumpkin patch on weekends through October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pumpkins are paid for by pound. You can also bring home some fresh apples!15600 Sugarland Road, Poolesville. 301-977-3761. www.homestead-farm.net
Queen Anne Farm. At this pumpkin patch you can explore the farm, take a hay ride, pet the animals, enjoy the flowers, learn about vegetables, and take home some delicious fresh vegetables and beautiful pumpkins of every size and color! 18102 Central Ave, Mitchellville. 301-249-2427. www.queenannefarm.com
You might also be interested in visiting one of the Maryland Apple Orchards listed here.