Washington County, Maryland
Washington County, Maryland is packed with pumpkin patches, wineries, working farms, wide-open fields and orchards. The Washington County Rural Heritage Museum has much to offer, as well as Hagerstown's City Farmer's Market, and Boonsboro's Green Fest.
Knob Hall Winery of Clear Spring
14108 St. Paul Road, Clear Spring, MD; 301-842-2777
The winery is located on the 173-acre Clear Spring farm owned and managed by Dick Seibert. Several varieties of grapes planted and being planted.
Big Cork Winery and Vineyards
4238 Main Street, Rohrersville, MD; 301-302-8166; www.bigcorkwine.com
This vineyard is centered in the historic rolling hills of southern Washington County, MD a few miles from historic tourist attractions: Antietam Battlefield, the town of Harpers Ferry, the Appalachian Trail, and the C&O Canal. Big Cork is serious about making great wines but doesn't take itself too seriously. They are committed to the craft of winemaking, to the land and to the community. "We have a connection to nature, a romantic sense of freedom and an excitement that comes from the spontaneous celebration of life."
Hagerstown City Farmer's Market
301-739-8577 x190; www.hagerstownmarket.org; 25 W. Church St, Hagerstown
Come back to homegrown! Enjoy the old-fashioned atmosphere as you choose locally grown produce. Open 5 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays year round.
Celebration Farm & Hagerstown Corn Maze
17638 Garden View Rd, Hagerstown; 301-393-4377; www.celebrationfarm.org
Hagerstown Corn Maze is 8 football fields in size and the owners welcome you to get lost in one or all three of the mazes for one price. Hours include weekends September through October Fridays 5-10 p.m.; Saturdays Noon-10 and Sundays Noon-5 p.m. Moonlights mazes are on Friday and Saturday nights...bring your flashlight and be prepared to have lots of fun.
Pennsylvania Dutch Market of Hagerstown
1583 Potomac Avenue, Hagerstown; 240-420-8555; www.padutchmarket.com
Amish handmade furniture, crafts, and a delicious variety of food, candy, baked items, and much more. Open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday.
Washington County Agricultural Education Center
7313 Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown' 240-313-2700
Multi-use facility hosts a variety of events year-round, including the Washington County Ag Expo, Mason Dixon Dog Show, Antique Tractor Show, and more. The Rural Heritage Museum is located on the grounds.