30+ Best Pumpkin Festivals in Maryland (+ Patches & Corn Mazes)

Pumpkin festivals are all about pumpkin patches, corn mazes, grain train rides, farm yard fun! These are great to enjoy with families and friends and spend time together!

Here are 30+ best pumpkin festivals in Maryland so you can pick the best one for your family.

#1 Montpelier Farms Fall Festival

September 16 – November 5, 2023
Upper Marlboro, MD |  Website

Montpelier Farms is located in Upper Marlboro, MD, just 30 miles from Alexandria.

From pumpkin picking and hayrides to their massive 7-acre interactive corn maze, there’s something for everyone. There are numerous activities available for the entire family to enjoy. Duck racing and pedal cars are among favorite activities.  

Why Visit?

  • 7-acre corn maze
  • Jack and the corn stalk maze
  • Hay ride
  • Animals
  • Cow belly moon bounce
  • Pedal karts
  • Corn crib
  • Pallet maze
  • Corn tepee
  • Kids playground area
  • Public bonfire
  • And lots more!
Maryland Corn Maze website
Source: Maryland Corn Maze website

#2 The Maryland Corn Maze

Sept Dates: 17, 23, 24, 25, 30
Oct Dates: All Saturdays & Sundays + Oct 30-31
Nov Dates: 4-5
Gambrills, MD |  Website

A fantastic place for children, especially Harry Potter fans. A good place to spend time with family. 

At the Maryland Corn Maze, general admission includes:

  • 8-acre corn maze
  • Farm Flyer Zip Line
  • Petting zoo & Hayrides
  • Horse Play Hay Day
  • Trail sling shots
  • Giant lincoln logs
  • Bouncy animals
  • Pedal tractors, 
  • Milk the ‘cow’
  • Rodeo roping area
  • And so, so much more!

READ ALSO: 21 Sunflower Fields, Festivals & Mazes in Maryland

Source: Butler’s Orchard

#3 Butler’s Orchard

Wednesday – Friday from September 23 – October 29, 2023
Germantown, MD | Website

Butler’s Orchard is a family-friendly farm with pick-your-own patches, a children’s play area, and hayrides, as well as a market and cafe.

Butler’s Orchard Pumpkin Festival is one of Maryland’s best fall festivals. 

Their pumpkin festival admission include:

  • Pick Your Own Pumpkins
  • Hayrides
  • Hilltop Hop Jump Pads
  • Jump in the Hayloft
  • Visit Barnyard Buddies
  • Twisted Corn Maze
  • Live Music
  • Playground Spiderweb
  • Play in the Corn Box
  • Straw Maze
  • Swoop down the Giant Slides
  • Corn Hole Games
  • Pedal Tractors and many other activities.
Source: Six Flags America

#4 Six Flags Fright Fest

September 16 – October 29, 2023
Baltimore, MD | Website

Six Flags America, near Washington, DC / Baltimore, is DC’s Thrill Capital, with over 100 exciting rides, games, shows, and attractions, including Hurricane Harbor water park, which is included with park admission.

But when it comes to the Halloween season….

You’ll want to visit their Fright Fest event!

This is the DMV’s largest event. Enjoy haunted attractions such as frightful shows, scare zones, and a plethora of delectably evil treats! This is a fun one for the whole family.

Source: Six Flags America

#5 BOO! Family-Friendly Halloween Experience

September 16 – October 29, 2023
Baltimore, MD | Website

If you want to spend the day with your little monsters and goblins, Six Flags America has a variety of family-friendly fall activities in one location with no frights, just fun delights.

Special daytime attractions include a trick-or-treat trail, a corn maze, and Halloween kids crafts.

Plus, classic park rides with themed Halloween decor; and fun for the whole family Halloween shows!

Source: The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

#6 Zoo Booo! The Maryland Zoo

October 28 – 29, 2023
Baltimore, MD | Website

The Maryland Zoo is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and natural areas.

Come out to the Zoo’s 39th annual Zoo BOO! festival to celebrate Halloween and the fall season. Games, prizes, contests, live entertainment, and FREE trick-or-treating will be available.

This event is included in the price of Zoo admission or membership!

#7 Boo Bash

October 29, 2023
Perryville, MD | Website

The Annual Halloween Boo Bash is hosted by the Town of North Beach.

All little ghouls and goblins are invited. Come dressed up for a terrifyingly fun family Halloween event.

Activities include:

  • Trick-or-treating
  • Crafts
  • A costume parade
  • A Monster Mash dance party

Children and adults must purchase tickets.

Source: Milburn Orchards

#8 Milburn’s Annual Fall Festival Weekends

Every Fri, Sat, Sun from Sept 1 – Nov 5, 2023
Elkton, MD | Website

Milburn’s Annual Fall Festival Weekends in the Big Backyard is a blast!

Fall Festival admission includes:

  • Barn Yard Buddies
  • Corn Maze Adventure  
  • Boo Barn
  • Bale Trail  
  • Grain Cart Basketball
  • King Kong Ping Pong
  • Milburn 500 Racetracks
  • Milky Sway
  • Cycle Circle
  • Ground Hog Hill
  • Giant Sand Dig
  • Farm Yard Playground
  • Tractor Tire Tower
  • Giant Spider Web
  • Johnny Appleseed’s Chicken Coop
  • Lots more family activities!

Note: For ages 2 and up, pre-purchased online tickets are required. Registering online ensures guaranteed admission and lower admission prices.

Source: Knightongale Farm

#9 Trunk or Treat Family Event and Pumpkin Patch

September 30 – October 29, 2023
Harwood, MD | Website

This is a public event, and all families are welcome to attend.

Organized by the Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce and Knightongale Farm, this event is filled with games, raffles, food, and candy to provide a much-needed night of entertainment.

For many families and friends, picking pumpkins at Knightongale Farm has become a long-standing tradition.

Source: Councell Farms

#10 Councell Farms Pumpkin Patch & Field of Fun

Mid September – October 31, 2023, Easton, MD | Website

Councell Farms is a family-owned farm on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. For families looking for the perfect pumpkin, a trip to the pumpkin patch is a yearly tradition!

This is a great place to spend the morning, afternoon, or entire day!

This farm has something for everyone with 20+ farm-related activities such as:

  • Corn maze
  • Jumping pillow
  • Combine slide
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Scarecrow sling shot
  • Rubber duck races
  • And lots more!

Local tip: Grandparents who accompany their families & grandchildren to the Field of Fun are admitted free of charge!

Source: Brookfield Pumpkins

#11 Brookfield Pumpkins & Corn Maze

September 23 – October 31, 2023
Thurmont, MD | Website

Brookfield Pumpkins has 15-acres of pumpkins to search through in order to find the perfect pumpkin. So take your time and enjoy the experience.

Once you’re in the patch, you can pick your own:

  • Pumpkins (jack-o-lanterns, white, pie, etc.)
  • Gourds (mini-ornamentals, winged, etc.)
  • Squash (spaghetti, butternut, cushaw, etc.)

Admission to the Corn Maze includes some other fun kid activities as well.

Note: all proceeds from the corn maze are donated to charity

Source: Clark’s Elioak Farm

#12 Clark’s Elioak Farm Pumpkin Patch & Pumpkin Chucking Weekend

Sept 16 – Nov 5, 2023
Ellicott City, MD | Details

The Clark family cordially invites all families to tour their lovely petting farm in the heart of Howard County.

Their 540-acre farm includes the petting zoo and pumpkin patch.

Source: Clark’s Elioak Farm

You can schedule a tour pick a pumpkin from their patch and explore the Enchanted Pine Tree Forest.

Clark’s Elioak Farm has a special catapult that will launch your pumpkin across the farm. This has been a 20-year tradition on the farm and is a family favorite.

NEXT: Fall Festival at Clark’s Elioak Farm

Source: Queen Anne Farm

#13 Queen Anne Farm Pumpkin Patch

October 1 – 31, 2023
Bowie, MD | Website

A traditional pumpkin patch can be found at Queen Anne Farm. There are pumpkins of every size and color everywhere, as well as dazzling mums.

The pumpkin patch allows you to enjoy nature at its best while exploring seven different varieties of big orange pumpkins, as well as six different varieties of heirloom pumpkins-white, grey, bumpy, and tall.

Their Queen Anne pumpkins can weigh as little as 2 ounces and as much as 200 pounds.

Source: Bowles Farms – Corn Maze

#14 Bowles Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Farm

October 1, 7, 14 – 15, 21, 28 – 29, 2023
Clements, MD | Website

Excellent place for children to play. There are two large corn mazes with bridges nearby.

After completing the maze, take a wagon ride around the farm to relax.

There is also a fantastic pumpkin patch where you can pick your own pumpkin.

#15 Legacy Farm Fall Festival

Waldorf, MD | Website

Note: this festival may no longer be in operation. This will be updated as we have more information.

During the fall festival, Legacy Farm provides a large home-grown corn maze, hay rides, pumpkin patch, and games. Farm scene maze is over 6 acres with 2 miles of maze. 

What makes their maze so unique?! They’ve included a cool trivia game that you can play by scanning a QR code on your phone and checking in at various points around the maze! you do not want to miss this.

Source: Forrest Hall Farm & Orchard

#16 Forest Hall Farm

September 30 – October 29, 2023
Mechanicsville, MD | Website

Forest Hall Farm not only has plenty of pumpkins, mums, squash, fresh apples and other seasonal produce to choose from, they also offer hayrides, a petting zoo, and a corn maze.

Corn Maze Tickets include:

  • A hayride
  • Farm animals
  • A play area
  • Picnic area.

There is an on-site farm shop that sells delicious farm-grown produce, flowers, meat, and a variety of baked goods and snacks.

Note: With the purchase of a ticket, you will receive a free small pumpkin or apple

#17 Shlagel Farms 

Sat & Sun Sept 30 – Oct 29, 2023
Waldorf, MD | Website

Shlagel Farms specializes in fruits and vegetables so this is an excellent place for pumpkin picking!

They have such a beautiful location and calm atmosphere.

To pick the perfect orange pumpkin, you must board the hayride driven by Farmer Steve Shlagel and narrated by his brother, Farmer Russ Shlagel.

You’ll ride down the road past watermelon, cantaloupe, and red peppers as you enjoy the autumn breeze. Kale, collards, and bright purple cabbages are arranged in neat rows. Then the great pumpkin patch will appear straight ahead where you’ll be dropped off to find your favorite.

Source: Miller Farms

#18 Miller Farms Fall Family Fun

Sat & Sun Sept 30 – Oct 29, 2023
Clinton, MD | Website

Miller Farms has so many fun fall festival activities. We usually always visit this farm in the spring as well for the pick your own strawberries season.

Their fall admission includes:

  • A scenic hayride around the farm to see the community of lively scarecrows displayed in wacky poses
  • Access to enormous corn maze
  • Giant Slides
  • Access to massive jump pads
  • Visit with barnyard buddies
  • Large, outdoor play areas including a tire obstacle course, pedal carts, and games
  • Decorative displays for amazing photo opportunities

Note: Children younger than 24 months old are Free.

#19 Larriland Farm Fall Festival

Sat & Sun Late September – October
Woodbine, MD | Website

Visiting Larriland Farm in the fall to enjoy seeing the the leaves change color, view the fields dotted with thousands of orange pumpkins, each one waiting to be turned into a jack-o-lantern for your porch. 

The farm is also decorated for Halloween with ghosts and goblins to both delight and scare you.

They have Boo Barn is specially designed for kids ages 4 to 6. And they also have a fun straw maze to attempt to make your way through.

The orchards are loaded with apples. It’s the last harvest before the harsh winter arrives. And fall is the ideal season for a tall glass of freshly squeezed sweet apple cider.

Pumpkin festival in Maryland

#20 Baugher’s Orchard Fall Harvest & Hayride Festival

Westminster, MD | Website

Baugher’s is one of our favorite place for picking apples in the fall so we enjoy coming for the scenic hayride as well.

Enjoy a scenic hay waggon ride through beautiful Carroll County farmland as they transport you to the pumpkin field, where you can stay as long as you like searching for the perfect pumpkin.

#21 Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch

September 23, 2023, Middletown, MD | Website

Jumbo’s began in 1994 with a roadside waggon and 1.5 acres of pumpkins.

Today they have 20-acres of pick your own pumpkins as well as a variety of other really family activities.

Fridays has free admission (unless you want to do the corn maze which is $8). Weekend admission is $12 and includes all the fun activities:

  • Hayride to the pumpkin patch
  • Corn maze
  • Petting zoo
  • Farm basketball
  • Pony rides ($)
  • and several more activities
Source: Sharp’s at Waterford Farm

#22 Sharp’s at Waterford Farm

Sat and Sun Sept 30 – Nov 5, 2023
Brookeville, MD | Website

Sharp’s at Waterford Farm is a 530-acre farm with a free ride to their pumpkin patch. And I recommended grabbing the pumpkin spice latte to go!

Don’t forget to stop and feed the animals too.

You’ll also definitely want to check their calendar as every Saturday and Sunday, starting September 30th, they have a different happening most days.

A few of the ones they’ll have are:

  • Gentle Giants (draft horse rescue)
  • Police, Sherrif & Fire & Rescue vehicle day
  • Iron Bridge Horses & Hounds
  • Annual dog days
Source: Buppert’s /Doran’s Chance Farm

#23 Buppert’s Fall Harvest

Every Weekend in October 2023
Marriottsville, MD | Website

Everyone is welcome to take hayrides to the Pumpkin Patch to pick their own pumpkins and enter the corn maze.

Make sure you try their fresh pressed cider!

They also have a lot of fall harvest items available for purchase including gourds, indian corn, fall flowers, kale, cabbage and more.

Source: Rock Hill Orchard

#24 Fall Fun at the Rock Hill Orchard

Weekends Sept 23 – Oct 22, 2023
Mt Airy, MD | Website

Fall activities begin with apple picking at the orchard. They have 25 varieties of apples available for picking beginning in late August and continuing through early November.

But there’s a lot more fun too like the:

  • 15-acre corn maze
  • Pumpkin patch
  • Try the world champion pumpkin cannon
  • Apple cider donuts in the Farm Market
  • Watch the cows being milked with the robotic milker or pet the calves
  • Visit the calves
Source: Lockbriar Farms

#25 Lockbriar Farms Harvest Festival

Weekends in October 2023
Chestertown, MD | Website

Lockbriar Farms is ready for their annual Harvest Festival with their:

  • U-Pick Pumpkin Patch
  • Fresh Pressed Apple Cider
  • Pallet Maze
  • Fall Ice Cream Flavors
  • And more

#26 Emily’s Produce Pumpkin Palooza

Cambridge, MD | Website

We stop at Emily’s Produce for pumpkins on the way back from a weekend at Chincoteague Island.

They have a 5-acre corn maze and inside you’ll find different stations that talk about the farm and give you unique perspectives on life.

They also have some family fun games and fall produce for sale. They also have a fun viewing tower and there are plenty of good places for photo opps here too!

Source: Fresh McKenzie

#27 Fresh McKenzie Family Fun on the Farm

September 16 – November 4, 2023
Baldwin, MD | Website

This is a fantastic place to visit for camp or one of their fall (and even Christmas) events.

Located only 30-minutes outside of Baltimore, this beautiful farm feels far from the city.

READ NEXT: 13 Haunted Houses in Baltimore

At this farm there are so many activities including pony rides, corn-kernel fun box, a corn maze, a super kid’s slide, petting zoo, Corgi Puppies and lot more!

Source: Shaw Orchards

#28 Autumn at Shaw Orchards

Every Sun late Sept – Oct
White Hall, MD | Website

Autumn is a special season at Shaw Orchards. The farm market is stocked with apples, pumpkins, goards, mums, famous cider, and all the beauty of the country in Autumn!

The hayrides take you to the orchards and the pumpkin patch. The kids have a blast searching for the perfect pumpkin! And don’t forget to sample some of their pears. So delicious!

READ ALSO: 33 Best Places for Apple Picking in Virginia + Orchard Map

Source: Weber’s Cider Mill Farm

#29 The Barnyard at Weber’s Cider Mill Farm

September 16 – November 5, 2023
Parkville, MD | Website

Autumn is a magical time at Weber’s Cider Mill Farm, when everything from apples to pumpkins is ready for harvest. Your family will definitely enjoy a day at this farm!

The Barnyard Fun is available with the purchase of a general admission ticket and includes:

  • Maze and mini maze for the younger ones
  • Giant Hillside Slide
  • Duck Races
  • Farm Animals
  • Tire Mountain
  • Pumpkin Land walking route
  • Mini-tractor ride
  • Barnyard play structures
Source: Fort Howard Haunted Dangerous

#30 Fort Howard Haunted Dungeons

Weekends Sept 30 – Oct 29, 2023
Fort Howard, MD | Website

This Sparrows Point tradition, which has been going on for over 30 years, is your spot for getting spooked this halloween season!

Victims have travelled from as far away as Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia to experience the terror and fright of ‘The Dungeons.

They offer a 1+ hour tour, which includes a walk through the terrifying woods of the Fort Howard county park, as well as the infamous fort dungeons, which have been haunted since the historical battle of 1812, and are home to Michael Myers, Freddy Krueger, and Hannibal Lector.

Here you can also enjoy food, drinks, and their famous hot chocolate for a family-friendly night. Bring your Halloween spirit to the Edgemere-Sparrows Point Haunted Dungeons!

pumpkin festival

#31 Bennett’s Curse Haunted House

September 29, 30 – October 6-7, 13-15, 20-22, 27-31, 2023
Baltimore, MD | Website

Bennett’s Curse in Baltimore is a locally owned and operated business that features four Halloween-themed attractions. This is one of my husband and I’s favorite haunted house in Baltimore.

Underworld is set in the Underworld, where demons, vampires, and other monsters roam the border between the living and the dead.

Based on Dante’s The Divine Comedy, Inferno brings the poet’s story to life through 3D immersion, making you feel as if you are passing through the Gates of Hell and into Inferno. 

The Ravenbrook Asylum transports you to a facility that houses criminally insane patients who are being influenced by an evil entity, creating a disturbing environment for all visitors to explore.

Photo of author

OK Editorial Team

Our Kids has been bringing you more family fun, experiences & adventure since 1999.