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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 2016 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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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.

Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival & Corn Maze - 2016
Sept. 17-Oct. 30, Saturdays & Sundays. Hayrides, corn maze, jumping pillow, underground slide, corn boxes and more. 10:30am-last tickets sold at 4pm. $13; $10 for ages 65 and older and active or retired military with ID; free for ages 2 and younger. Discounted coupon for Chesapeake Family Weekend Sept. 24-25 to be available soon. Lothian.

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Upcoming Events

Mon Sep 26, 2016 @10:00AM - 05:00PM
Exhibit: Flora of the National Parks, Washington, D.C.
Mon Sep 26, 2016 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
Fall Fun Festival, Mt. Airy
Mon Sep 26, 2016 @ 4:00PM -
Intro to 3-D Print Design, Crofton
Mon Sep 26, 2016 @ 6:30PM -
Family Bingo, Broadneck
Mon Sep 26, 2016 @ 7:30PM - 08:30PM
Astronomy Night, Owings
Tue Sep 27, 2016 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Circus Circus, Broadneck
Tue Sep 27, 2016 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
Fall Fun Festival, Mt. Airy
Tue Sep 27, 2016 @11:00AM - 11:45AM
Kids Club: Butterfly Snack Bags, Annapolis
Tue Sep 27, 2016 @ 2:00PM - 03:00PM
Farm Craft and Story, Upper Marlboro
Tue Sep 27, 2016 @ 6:00PM - 07:30PM
Pizza with a side of books, Chesapeake Beach