Fall Fun in Baltimore

A father and his two kids pushing a wheelbarrow filled with pumpkins in a pumpkin patch on a farm.
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These Baltimore-area farms have fall fun for both kids and adults. Find corn mazes, pumpkin patches, petting zoos, hayrides, apple picking, Halloween activities and more. In the summer many of these are pick-your-own farms for berries, fruit, and veggies. Some have PYO apples in the fall.

Most are only open on weekends. Call for hours, admission and pick-your-own and farm produce availability. While some close up after Halloween many are open all year. Shop for produce, baked goods and even fresh turkeys for your Thanksgiving or holiday dinner. And some have cut-your-own Christmas trees.

  • 01 of 08

    While the reindeer are gone, Applewood is still known for its flock of animals.

    Harford County
    4435 Prospect Road
    Whiteford, MD 21160
    Phone: 410-836-1140
    Open May through December, but only select weekends in summer.

  • 02 of 08

    You've got to love Baugher's fresh market, with homemade ice cream, fresh baked goods, jellies, jams, fruits, and vegetables.

    Carroll County
    1236 Baugher Road
    Westminster, MD 21158
    Phone: 410-848-5541
    Open all year.

  • 03 of 08

    Home to The Enchanted Forest, a storybook-themed play area that's been a favorite of generations of kids growing up near Ellicott City, this farm offers story times, pony rides, petting zoo, and hayrides.

    Howard County
    10500 Clarksville Pike (Route 108)
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Phone: 410-730-4049
    Open April through October.

  • 04 of 08

    Come for the pansies, mums, pumpkins, cornstalks, ornamental cabbages and kale. In addition to a maze, every weekend means some kind of entertainment: pie-baking contest, live music, dancers, Octoberfest and more.

    Anne Arundel County
    391 West Bay Front Road
    Lothian, MD 20711
    Phone: 410-867-9500
    Open all year.

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  • 05 of 08

    Lohr's Orchard

    Free hay rides for customers who pick up some of the delicious cider or other goodies.

    Harford County
    3212 Snake Lane
    Churchville, MD 21028
    Phone: 410-836-2783
    Farm stand open July to January. Pick your own starts in May.

  • 06 of 08

    The focus here is on autumn activities not on produce. Small children will love the farm animal petting zoo, the mini maze made of hay bales and pumpkin picking.

    Baltimore County
    1701 Greenspring Valley Road
    Stevenson, MD 21153
    Phone: 410-241-3392
    Open September and October.

  • 07 of 08

    Spring Meadow Farm

    Kids will enjoy the blow-up playground and pony rides, while mom and dad can browse the farm market. But the fun is not limited to the fall. A summer concert series, Easter egg hunt and Christmas tree sales give this place year-round appeal.

    Baltimore County
    15513 Hanover Pike
    Upperco, MD 21155
    Phone: 410-239-8505

  • 08 of 08

    Apple cider is the main event here, but there are also baked goods, fudge, and ice cream. At Thanksgiving, you can even get a fresh turkey.

    Baltimore County
    2526 Proctor Lane
    Baltimore, MD 21234
    Phone: 410-668-4488
    Open all year.