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Pumpkin patches & corn mazes in and around Washington County

Pumpkin patches & corn mazes in and around Washington County

Crumland Farms: 7612 Willow Rd., Frederick. 301-845-8099. Open Saturdays and Sundays 11 to dusk through Oct. 28. The former dairy farm's seventh annual corn maze features an eight-acre design cut into the shape of Mazey the Cow, the farm's mascot; maze-goers can complete a puzzle to discover Mazey's latest identity. A hayride to a six-acre pick-your-own pumpkin patch is free with the purchase of a pumpkin. The farm also has a market and offers numerous children's activities such as pedal tractors, a "MooChoo" train, giant slide, hay jump and farm animals.

Antietam Glen: 301-371-6874. Antietam Glen is a market garden and layer operation on Antietam Creek at the north end of the Antietam National Battlefield. We offer home delivery of high quality eggs and fresh garden produce to residents of Boonsboro, Keedysville, and Sharpsburg, Maryland. Our operation is small so we can give our full effort to bring you the best produce in-season that you can get and fresh eggs year around.

Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch: 6521 Holter Rd., Middletown. 301-371-6874. Open daily 10 to 6 through Oct. 31. Take free hayrides to the 15-acre pick-your-own pumpkin patch Friday-Sunday 10 to 5:45. A petting zoo and play area also are free. A general store sells fall items and antiques. Additional activities include pony rides, with a cowboy hat, and face painting.

Renfrew Park: 1010 East Main St., Waynesboro. 717-762-4723. Pumpkin Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro, Pa. Includes pumpkin carving, live bluegrass music and bake sale. Call for rules and entry form for pumpkin-baking contest.

Lewis Orchards & Farm Market: 22550 Jefferson Blvd., Cavetown. 301-824-2962. We are a forth generation wholesale and retail grower of quality fruits and vegetables in Washington County, Maryland. Our roadside market is open in season, from late May through Christmas.

Mountain Valley Orchard: Route 64, 22549 Jefferson Blvd., Cavetown. 301-824-2089. Family owned farm growing strawberries, raspberries, sweet cherries, peaches, plums, apples, and all types of home-grown vegetables. Visit us at our fruit stand located on the farm from mid-May through Dec. Look for the big white barn with red awnings on Route 64 near Cavetown.

Sycamore Spring Farm: 6003 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick. 301-788-6980. Pasture based, sustainable homestead farm. Heritage breed beef, poultry, sheep & goats. Free range & SOY FREE eggs. CSA program April-November. Order your Heritage Turkeys early in the year. Buy local-it is Healthier for you, the economy and our environment.

Mayne's Tree Farm/Pumpkin Patch: 3420 Buckeystown Pike (Route 85 south), Buckeystown. 301-662-4320. Open October weekdays 10 to 6, Saturdays and Sundays 10 to 5. Weekend activities include a moon bounce and a pedal tractor course. A five-acre corn maze, designed and built by the Mayne family, includes five checkpoints featuring corn and pumpkin questions to answer to determine which way to turn. Other October highlights, Saturdays and Sundays 10 to 5, include free hayrides to the 15-acre pick-your-own pumpkin patch, geese, ducks and a straw jump geared toward children. Fling pumpkins with a giant slingshot.

Summer's Farm: 5614 Butterfly Lane, near Interstate 70 west, Frederick. 301-620-9316. The farm holds its 11th annual Fall-for-All Festival on Saturdays and Sundays 10 to 6 and weekdays 3 to 6 through October. The nine-acre corn maze salutes the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens and features 2 1/2 miles of trails and a bridge. Admission fee includes the new Jumping Pillow along with such previous favorites as rubber ducky and pig races, a pedal cart derby, a play area, slides and a pumpkin train. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch are free. Additional weekend activities, requiring additional fees, include pony rides from noon to 4. Bands perform Saturday and Oct. 27 from 1 to 3pm.

Brookfield Pumpkins: 8302 Ramsburg Rd., Thurmont. 301-898-3527. Open Monday-Thursday 3 to 6, Friday-Sunday 10 to 6 through Oct. 28. At six acres, the farm's second annual Corn Maze for the Cure is double the size of its predecessor. Fifty percent of the receipts will be donated to the Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund. The farm also offers free hayrides to the pick-your-own pumpkin patch, face painting and a petting zoo Friday-Sunday in October. Themed activities each weekend.

Yogi Bear Campground: 16519 Lappans Road, Williamsport. 301 223 7117. Pumpkin Patch from September 26-28th. It's Halloween without the scare. Kids... be sure to wear costumes in our parade and then trick-r-treat throughout the park. You can decorate pumpkins and your sites. Prizes for single sites and groups. We'll tye-dye halloween t-shirts and look for the great pumpkin. Karaoke on Friday and dance with DVK and the Bears on Saturday night.

Reynolds Farm: 11129 Gehr Rd, Waynesboro. 717-762-2986. Open: September 1- October 31 Monday-Saturday, 9-6, Sun. 12-6 Pumpkins, pumpkin patch-pick in the field, pumpkin patch- already gathered from the field, corn maze, straw or hay bale maze, child-sized haybale maze, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, tractor-pulled hay rides, wagon rides, face painting, viewing zoo.

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