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Enjoy the fall and Halloween at one of these fall festivals in Maryland. The following fall festivals and Halloween celebrations for 2015 include crafts, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, apple and harvest festivals, and more.

Looking for other fall fun? Check out these other fall events and things to do:

- Maryland Pumpkin Patch or Corn Maze

- Maryland Apple Picking and Apple Orchards

- Maryland Haunted Houses

- Even More Fall Fairs, Festivals and Carnivals!

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Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival & Corn Maze - 2016
Mid Sept.-Early Nov., Saturdays & Sundays. Hayrides, corn maze, jumping pillow, underground slide, corn boxes, shortie maze, cow train and more. 10:30am-last tickets sold at 4pm. $12.50 admission for all activities. Kids 30-inches and shorter are free. Lothian.

Horsmon Farm - 2016
Sept. 3-Oct. 31, weekends and school holidays. Hay rides, petting zoo, corn box, straw maze, sorghum maze and special events each weekend including scarecrow making, kayaking for kids, tractor weekend and more. Sat. and Sun., 11am-5pm. Admission free, $7 for activities and includes a pumpkin. 1865 Horsmon Farm Lane, St. Leonard. 443-532-5761.

Homestead Gardens Fall Fest - 2016
Sept. 24-Oct 30, Saturdays and Sundays. Also Oct. 16. Barnyard, corn maze, pumpkin patches and entertainment. Free entry, fee for some activities. Sat. 11am-6pm; Sun. 11am-4pm. Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville. 410-798-5000,

Butler's Pumpkin Festival - 2016
Weekends in October. 10am-5pm. Corn maze, pumpkin cannon, food and farm market. $11. Children 2 and under free. Butler's Orchard, Germantown.

Special Historic Hauntings - 2016
Sept. 30-Oct. 29, Fridays and Saturdays. Tour the inside the haunted James Brice House at night. $10-18. 7:30pm. Historic Annapolis Museum and Store, Annapolis.

Hammond-Harwood House St. Anne's Cemetery Tour - 2016
Oct. 29. Hour-long tour through St. Anne's Cemetery. Learn about the lives of Hammond-Harwood House former occupants. Enjoy a free appetizer from Crush Kitchen and Winehouse before or after the tour. $10-15. 4pm. St. Anne's Cemetery, Annapolis.

Frederick County Farm Museum Fall Festival - 2016
Oct. 1-2. Free, some activities have a small fee. 10am-4pm. Rose Hill Manor, Frederick.

Frederick's Oktoberfest - 2016
Oct. 1-2. Bratwurst, Oktoberfest bier, German wines, dancing, music, children's events and much more. $5-$17. Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun., 11am-6pm. Frederick Fairgrounds, Frederick.

Fall Festival and Craft Day - 2016
Oct. 9. Bob for apples, build a scarecrow, and more. Hancock's Resolution, Pasadena.

Check out our listing of haunted houses in Maryland

Fall Harvest Festival at Kinder Farm Park - 2016
Oct. 8. 10am-4pm. Farm animals, hayrides, arts and crafts, face painting, and more. Free. Kinder Farm Park, Millersville.

PumpkinFest at Irvine Nature Center - 2016
Oct. 15. 11am-7pm. Includes hayrides, alpacas, jugglers, face painting and more! $15, free for kids under 2. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills.

Maryland Pumpkin Festival - 2016
Oct. 8-9. 10am-5pm. Pumpkin donuts, pumpkin hunts, pumpkin pie eating contests, face painting and more. $6.95-$11.95. Summers Farm, Frederick.

The Great Pumpkin Patch - 2016
Oct. 8-9. Noon-5pm. Moon bounces, face painting, a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin decorating, and more. $5, Children under 2 free. Old National Pike District Park, Mt. Airy.

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