October is the month of fall festivals throughout the Maryland and Northern Virginia area. These festivals include everything from arts and crafts fairs to harvest festivals at local farms. Later in the month, some of the farms will offer Halloween events (more on that in a future post!) With the weather turning a bit cooler and crisper, it is a great time to get out and enjoy family fun in pumpkin patches and festivals in the region.
Fall Festivals in Northern Virginia
There are many fall festivals taking place in Northern Virginia in October. If you venture outside of the area, there are many fall festivals throughout Virginia to explore and visit during the month.
Leesburg Pumpkin Village Fall Fest
Leesburg is hosting the Pumpkin Village Fall Festival, the largest fall festival in Loudon County, at Leesburg Animal Park. The festival kicked off September 20th and runs through November 4th. The festival runs every day with special events on the weekend. The Pumpkin Village Fall Festival features giant hill slides, hay rides, moon bounces, a petting and feeding zoo, pony and camel rides, and much more. There are special family events and entertainment on the weekends.
Arcadia Farm Fall Festival
The Arcadia Farm in Alexandria, Virginia hosts their free Fall Farm Festival on October 19th from 1pm to 5pm. There will be cake walks, old-fashioned games, a pie eating contest, a pumpkin patch and much more fun for the entire family. There will be a chance to be “up-close and personal” with chickens and experience daily farm life. Bring a picnic with you and make an afternoon of fall celebrations with your family.
Mount Vernon Fall Family Harvest
Mount Vernon celebrates the fall harvest with Fall Harvest Family Days on October 25th and 26th. There will be wagon rides, a straw bale maze, 18th century dancing demonstrations, apple-roasting and other 18th century fall harvest activities. Step back to colonial harvest times during this fall festival.
Fall Festivals, Pumpkin Patches & Hayrides in Maryland
There are many fall festivals being held in Maryland in October. Many local farms are hosting special fall events from the end of September through the beginning of November. Plus, there are also arts and crafts festivals that will help you get ready for the holidays. Listed below are just a few of the festivals in Maryland that are great outdoor fun, including hayrides and pumpkin patches, and indoor fun for the entire family.
Sugarloaf Craft Festival
The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival takes place October 10th to 12th at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Maryland. Over 250 top artisans will be showcasing and selling their unique designs in pottery, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, fashion, home decorations, furniture and much more. There will also be interactive demonstrations with the artisans, live music, a kid’s crafts area, food and much more.
Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, Maryland hosts its annual Pumpkin Festival every weekend in October. Visitors can pick out the perfect pumpkin, explore the hay mazes, take a hayride and enjoy crafts food and other family activities.
Montpelier Farms Fall Festival
Montpelier Farms in Upper Marlboro, Maryland hosts its annual Fall Festival every weekend in September and October. The farm features corn, grass and straw bale mazes, hay rides, a petting zoo, hill slides, a corn crib, and a corn tepee. There are special family events and activities every weekend of the event.
Summers Farm Pumpkinland
In Frederick, Maryland, Summers Farm’s Pumpkinland Festival opened September 20th and runs through November 4th. There are a cornfield maze, hay rides, pig races, hay slides, farm animals and of course a pumpkin patch.
Also in Frederick, Maryland, Crumland Farms’ fall festival opened September 27th and runs through November 1st. There is a pumpkin patch, corn maze, pedal carts, hay jumps, a giant slide, train rides for children, a haunted hayride and many other family friendly activities.
Shlagel Farms in Waldorf, Maryland, will have fall fun and activities every weekend through October from 9am to 5pm. You can pick out your Halloween pumpkin, take a wagon ride, kids can visit the petting zoo or try to find their way through the straw maze for children. The farm also offers educational tours for schools and private groups during October.
Kinder Farm Park
Kinder Farm Park’s Fall Harvest Festival takes place during the entire month of October. There are hay rides, children’s games and activities, farm animals, a scarecrow making contest and much more for the entire family.
Sykesville Fall Festival
Every October, historic downtown Sykesville celebrates fall with the Sykesville Fall Festival. Local artisans and craftspeople line the streets alongside local businesses, vendors and food tents. There are children’s activities, food and entertainment for the entire family. The fall festivals in Northern Virginia and Maryland help celebrate the fall harvest and the abundance of produce from local farms. The fall festivals lead up to Halloween activities and before you know it, Thanksgiving and Christmas events! ezStorage is very proud to be located in communities that host the various Maryland fall festivals. Stop by any of our storage units in Maryland to find out how we can help you with all of your storage needs.