Looking for a pumpkin patch or corn maze in Maryland? Here's a list of places to go near Annapolis, Bowie, Baltimore, D.C. or the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Make an afternoon of selecting a pumpkin or just go grab one for your front porch, there are plenty of home grown pumpkins in the fields around Maryland.

Kids can pick your own pumpkins from the field, enjoy a hayride, and in many cases enjoy cider and fresh produce from the farm stand. And for a fun afternoon try finding your way through a corn maze full of twists and turns.

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*Always be sure to call before going, because some activities are closed on certain days.


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Maryland Sunrise Farm. The corn maze is open Saturdays and Sundays and by appointment, Sept. 14-Nov. 3, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturdays, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Sundays. They will also be open on Friday, Oct. 18. Adult admission is $10; for children 5-12, $5; kids under 5 with families, free. 100 Dairy Ln, Gambrills, Maryland.

Pumphrey Farm. Pick your own pumpkins Oct. 1-31, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. 8220 Veterans Hwy, Millersville, Maryland. 410-987-4290.

Lighthouse Shelter. Oct. 5-31, from noon-6 p.m. Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, buy pumpkins to help the homeless citizens of Anne Arundel County at the LightHouse Shelter. 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. St. Martin's Lutheran Church, 1120 Spa Rd, Annapolis, Maryland. 410-268-4251.


Rodgers' Farm, formerly North Run Farm. Pick your own pumpkin, find your way through a corn maze, take a hayride, or enjoy the farm animals. Open through Nov. 3. The maze is open from noon-6 p.m. fridays and 10 a.m.-6 p.m Saturdays and Sundays. Arrive at least one hour before closing. Flashlight Maze for teens and adults are held Fridays in October and runs until 10 p.m. Admission for farm, maze, and hayride is $6 for children 4-12 and $8 for adults (children under 4 are free). Food and refreshments available. Stevensville, MD. 410-241-3392,


Spider Hall Farm. Pumpkins, corn maze, hay rides, corn stalks and straw bales. Fridays from 6p.m.-10pm., Saturdays from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. from Sept. 21-Oct. 31. 3915 Hallowing Point Rd, Prince Frederick, MD. 410-610-0094.


Baugher’s Orchard. Take a fun wagon ride to pick your own pumpkins (and apples, too). Open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends in October. Baugher's Orchard also features a free walk-in petting zoo, pony rides, scarecrow making, and much more! 1015 Baugher Rd, Westminster, MD. 410-848-5541.


Fall Festival Weekends at Milburn Orchards. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 14-Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sept.) and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Oct.). 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 $10 for ages 3-59, and $5 for 60 and over. Ages 2 and under are free. 1495 Appleton Rd, Elkton. 410-398-1349,


Middletons’ Cedar Hill Farm. The farm is open Sept. 21-Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays only, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The $10 admission for everyone over the age of 3 includes barnyard animals, 8-acre corn maze, kiddie maze, and a hayride to a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. 5190 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf. 301-399-9812,

Fall Festival and Maze at Zekiah Farms. Enjoy a corn maze, tractor rides, and more, on weekends in Oct., 10 a.m.-dusk. Your whole family will love the 10-acre maze with 3 miles of pathways, hayride, face painting, farm animals, straw pit, pumpkin painting, and more. Sat.-Sun only, 10 a.m. to dusk. $8. Children 3 and under free. Many fall items also available for purchase. Zekiah Farms, Waldorf. 240-216-4065,


Pumpkin Patch, Kent Fort Farm. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch, stop by the petting zoo, and stock up on apples, Asian pears, and other fall produce. Kent Fort Farm, 135 Eastern Ln, Stevensville. Saturdays and Sundays only in October, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. All ages. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Brookfield Pumpkins. Pick your own pumpkins from Sept. 29-Oct. 31. Open Mon-Thurs from 3-6 p.m., and Fri, Sat, Sun from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 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,

Crumland Farm Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch. The pumpkin patch and maze are open Sept. 28-Nov. 2. Pumpkin patch hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday. Last free hayride to the pumpkin patch leaves at 4:30 p.m. Corn maze hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Sunday, and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The $9 admission to the corn maze 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. (9:30 p.m. Fri. & Sat.). Check the website for full details, and for events like “The Great Pumpkin Smash.” 7612 Willow Road, Frederick. 301-845-8099,

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's open Sept. 14-Nov. 6, and is $6/person on weekdays and $8 on weekends. Children two and under are free. 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 the website for full details. 5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy. 301-865-3515,

Glade Link Farms, LLC. Pick your own pumpkins, mid-Sept. through mid-Nov., Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.  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,

Green Meadows Petting Farm. The $12 admission includes a pumpkin. The farm reopens for the fall season Sept. 19, and is open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon-Fri, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on weekends. Weekends are recommended for family visits. 10102 Fingerboard Road, Ijamsville. 301-865-9203,

Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch. While you’re at Jumbo’s, take a hayride to pick your own pumpkin, explore the CrazyCorn Maze for $5/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 ($4). Open Sept. 21-Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. (Fri.-Sun. only). Homestead Farms, 6521 Holter Rd, Middletown.

Summers Farm. Take a free hayride to pick a pumpkin or two (sold by the pound, no admission charge). Admission varies for day and nighttime adventures, so visit their website for more pricing. Check the website for exact hours and for a full list of activities included in admission. Opens Sept. 21. 5614 Butterfly Ln, Frederick. 301-620-9316,


Clark’s Elioak Farm. Pumpkin patch is open Sept. 21-Nov. 3, and the farm is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (last admission is 4 p.m.) There 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. Pumpkin Chucking Weekend is Nov. 5-6. Regular admission is $5/person. 10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City. 410-730-4049,

Larriland Farm. This farm has thousands of orange pumpkins, each one waiting to become a jack-o-lantern for your porch. The farm is decorated for Halloween with ghosts and goblins to delight and scare you. A straw maze and Boo Barn, for kids age 4-6, are open every day in Oct. Hayrides run on Saturdays and Sundays from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Check the website for exact dates and times in September and October. 2415 Woodbine Road, Woodbine. 410-442-2605,


Homestead Farm. Take a hayride ($3/person over the age of 2) out to the pumpkin patch on weekends in October, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pumpkins are paid for by the pound. You can also bring home some fresh apples.15600 Sugarland Road, Poolesville. 301-977-3761,


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,


Bowles Farm Pumpkin Patch. Sept. 22-Oct. 28. 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.-6 p.m. Sat. and Sun. (The last tickets are sold an hour before closing.) Check website for details about fall events. 22880 Budd's Creek Road (Route 234), Clements. 301-475-2139,

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