Pumpkin+Patch+Corn Maze+Hayride= FUN!
Halloween is just a couple of weeks away. If you haven’t picked up a pumpkin yet, we’ve put together of local farms in and around Howard County where you get your fall festival on!
Clark’s Elioak Farm
10500 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Clark’s Elioak Farm has been a favorite fall destination for many years. This Ellicott City farm has it all, a farmer’s market, petting farm and the Enchanted Forest Village. In the weeks leading up to October, you can visit the pumpkin patch, take a hayride and jump on the Enchanted Express train. Admission to the farm is $7 on weekdays and $8 on the weekends. Individual rides range from $2 to $4.
Triadelphia Lake View Tree Farm
15155 Triadelphia Mill Rd.
TLV has pick-your-own pumpkin patches, a corn maze and other fun activities. Mini pumpkins are $1 each, pie pumpkins are $3 and large pumpkins are 59 cents a pound. Admission is $8 and includes a hayride to the pumpkin patch. TLV is open on the weekends through October.
22222 Davis Mill Rd.
Germantown, MD 20876
Butler’s Orchard has weekday and weekend fall festival activities or you can come into the Farm Market and buy a pumpkin starting at 69 cents a pound. Pumpkin Harvest Days are held during the week and include a self-guided tour of the farm, small pumpkin and take-home activity sheet for $.7.50. On the weekends come for the hayrides, corn maze, carnival activities (Pumpkin Cannon) and yummy festival food. Admission is $12.
14526 New Hampshire Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20904
This Montgomery County farm has pumpkins for sale in their market or you can pick your own. The farm is also famous for fresh-pressed apple cider that is made on site. Heyser also bakes pies, cookies and bread. Monday all pies all 50 percent off!
Queen Anne Farm
18102 Central Ave.
Mitchellville (Bowie), MD 20716
Queen Anne Farm isn’t close to Howard County, but it is one of the most unique pumpkin patches in the state. The farm carries more than eleven varieties of regular and heirloom pumpkins. It has a fairytale-worthy pumpkin house and a variety of straw animal sculptures. Plus, if you hate carving pumpkins they sell pre-cleaned pumpkins the day before Halloween!