Autumn is a season that warms the heart with its vibrant colors, cozy weather, and cherished traditions. One tradition that resonates with many is the annual visit to a pumpkin patch to select the perfect pumpkin, followed by a family pumpkin carving session.
Located in Germantown, Butler’s Orchard is renowned for its annual Pumpkin Festival, now in its 43rd year. The orchard offers a variety of activities including pick-your-own pumpkins and apples, hay rides, jump pads, playgrounds, a straw maze, a corn pool, and live entertainment on weekends.
Summers Farm, situated in Frederick, is a festive destination featuring a Fall Festival with a pumpkin patch, pig races, giant slides, rubber ducky races, wagon rides, a jumping pillow, an obstacle course, and a petting zoo. The farm also hosts a corn maze that spans over five acres and is broken up into different difficulty phases.
In western Howard County, Larriland Farm offers an extensive selection of pumpkins and a variety of activities. With over 34 acres dedicated to growing fruits and veggies, the farm provides hay rides, a straw maze, and a boo barn filled with animated, not-so-scary ghosts and goblins.
In Frederick County, Gaver Farm hosts the Fall Fun Festival featuring over 65 farm attractions, including a corn maze, farm animal barnyard, games, mini mazes, bike tracks, and playgrounds. The farm also holds a Farm Market and farm fresh food stands, offering pick-your-own pumpkins and apples on weekends.
Baugher’s Orchard in Carrol County opens its doors from May to November for seasonal fruit and vegetable picking. The Fall Harvest Festival at Baugher’s includes apple picking, a pumpkin patch, face painting, hay rides, a petting zoo, and pony rides, providing plenty of activities for families to enjoy.
A Season to Remember
Living is not just about comfort; it’s about creating cherished memories and embracing traditions in a community that feels like home. Being close to the opportunity to take part in seasonal festivities and the unparalleled experience of building traditions make every moment special. So, let’s celebrate this season by crafting family memories and sharing the joy with our wonderful community!
Engage with Us!
We invite all to share their joy and creativity this season! Take pictures of your family carving pumpkins and showcase your carved pumpkins on the front steps of your home. Share your photos with us using the hashtag #PumpkinTraditions. Let’s spread the joy and warmth of this beautiful tradition and see the myriad ways our wonderful community embraces the spirit of Halloween.