Local Activities | September 15, 2015
September and October are the months for fall festivals throughout Maryland and Northern Virginia. These festivals include everything from fall harvest food celebrations to arts and crafts fairs to pumpkin festivals at local farms. With the weather finally turning to cooler fall temperatures and the trees beginning to change, it is a great time to get out and enjoy the family fun at pumpkin patches and festivals in the region.
There are many great festivals and activities in Maryland in the fall. Many local farms are hosting special fall events from mid-September through the first weekend in November. Listed below are just a few fun activities and fall festivals and best pumpkin patches in Maryland for 2015.
Butler’s Orchard in Germantown, Maryland hosts it’s 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. Plus, every Tuesday through Friday in October is Pumpkin Harvest Days with special events for pumpkin picking.
Montpelier Farms in Upper Marlboro, Maryland hosts their annual Fall Festival from September 5th through November 1st. The farm features a corn and straw bale maze, hay rides, petting zoo, hill slides, a corn crib, and a corn tepee. There are special family events and activities every weekend of the fall festival.
Summers Farm’s Pumpkinland Festival in Frederick Maryland opens September 20th and runs through November 4th. There will be a cornfield maze, hay rides, pig races, hay slides, farm animals and of course a pumpkin patch. There are also special family focused fun events every weekend.
Crumland Farms , also in Frederick, Maryland, opens up its fall festival on September 26th which run through November 1st. There is a pumpkin patch, corn maze, pedal carts, hay jumps, a giant slide, train rides for children, a haunted hayride, fall market, and many other family friendly activities.
Shlagel Farms in Waldorf, Maryland will have fall fun and activities every weekend through October from 10am 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.
Clark’s Elioak Farm, located in Ellicott City, opens its pumpkin patch for the fall season on September 19th with activities through October 31st. There is a petting zoo, a dinosaur park (with separate admission), pony rides and the Enchanted Forest. There are activities and fun for the entire family.
There are many fall festivals in Northern Virginia in 2015 to explore and visit during the next few months.
Leesburg is hosting Pumpkin Village Fall Festival, the largest fall festival in Loudon County, at Leesburg Animal Park. The festival kicks off September 19th and runs through November 3rd. The festival takes place every day with special events on the weekend. The Pumpkin Village Fall Festival features giant hill slides, hay rides, moon bounces, petting and feeding zoo, pony and camel rides, and much more. There are special family events and live entertainment on the weekends.
The Arcadia Farm in Alexandria, Virginia hosts their free Fall Farm Festival on October 18th. 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 chance to be “up-close and personal” to chickens and the daily farm life. Bring a picnic with you and make an afternoon of fall celebrations with your family.
Ticonderoga Farms in Chantilly, Virginia, celebrates autumn with their Fall Festival from September 19th to November 8th. The farm is open daily from 9am to 6pm. Visitors can pick their own pumpkins while enjoying all the fun activities including hay rides, hill slides and tunnels, a swing bridge, kid’s play area and more.
Mount Vernon Fall Family Harvest
Step back to colonial harvest times during this autumn festival. Mount Vernon celebrates the harvest with Fall Harvest Family Days on October 24th and 25th. There will be wagon rides, a straw bale maze, 18th century dancing demonstrations, apple-roasting and other 18th century fall harvest activities.
The fall festivals in Maryland and Northern Virginia celebrate the fall harvest and the abundance of produce from local farms. ezStorage is very proud to be located in communities that host the various local fall festivals. Stop by any of our 46 self storage locations in the Baltimore, Washington and Northern Virginia areas to find out how we can help with home and business storage needs.