Harford County Area’s Best Farms and Pumpkin Patches For Fall Festivities
We are so lucky to live in an area with many working farms! Here is a list of farms in and around Harford County that have pick-your-own apples or pumpkins, hayrides, corn mazes, fall produce and flowers, animals and more! Come back and let us know at Harry Up and GO which farms you visited this fall and which ones you love the best!
We are often asked “How do you do it with ALL those kids?” Well first, I respond with, “We just do!” Then I was thinking about it and I realized one of the most important things that gets me through all these fun adventures is the fact that we are PREPARED! When getting ready to go to festivals, pumpkin patches and really any time we leave the house – I am packing food and other essentials that I know will make our lives easier when we get there. If you are heading out to any festivals and such this fall, here are some products that we use when we head out the door.
First is a good cooler bag! We ALWAYS bring food wherever we go. I have a large cooler bag and a small cooler bag and I use one of them every single day. NEVER leave home without packing some drinks and snacks at least. Juice boxes and waters work well or we love these Thermos Funtainers which keep the kids drinks cold for HOURS! Another must for us is our stroller or a wagon. Wagons are great for fall festivals and pumpkin patches because it doubles as a pumpkin holder! And even the big kids can take a turn in the wagon! We really like these utility wagons, but the kids wagons like these work great too! You could also surprise the kids with something fun to wear like a pumpkin hats, or a Jack-O-Lantern Hat! They would make super cute pictures in their wagon with the hats on! Being prepared with a spare change of clothes always helps as well. I keep a spare change of clothes for every member of the family in the car. I’ve needed it often and am always glad I thought ahead! Now without further ado, the reason you are reading- THE FARMS:
Hawks Hill Creamery– Located at 805 Highland Rd in Street, MD. Pumpkin Fest Opens Sat. Sept. 24 through Oct. 30th. Open Saturdays from 11-6 and Sundays 2-6. Free admission. Hayrides to pick your own pumpkin patch, kiddie corn maze, wagon train for little ones, petting zoo, games and activities, scarecrow making, crafts and more. Some activities require a fee. Food, ice cream, craft beer for sale. CASH ONLY! This seems like the perfect fall farm to visit with younger children. *******We went to Hawks Hill Creamery in Oct 2016 & Here is our review!!!**************
Brad’s Produce -Located at 550 Asbury Rd. in Churchville. Season: September 24 – October 31, 2016
September: 10am – 6pm Mon-Sat; 10am – 4pm Sun, October: 10am – 6pm Daily. Maize Quest large corn maze with “Maize-O-Vision” secret decoders to help navigate through the corn maze. Smaller straw maze available for younger children as well. Admission to the Corn maze is $7 for ages 4 and up. Free Hayrides to pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Farm store with fall produce, plants, and decorating items. Wooden train for kids to play.
Harman’s Farm Market– 2633 Churchville Rd, Churchville. Wagon rides to the pumpkin patch for pick-your-own pumpkins on the weekends. For little ones, there is a swing set and hay maze behind the farm market. At the market you can find seasonal produce and decorations, along with preserves and local farm fresh meats, eggs and more. We have been to many Autumn preschool field trips to Harman’s. We LOVE it there! The owner, Paula, is delightful! You can tell how much she loves what she does and loves teaching children about farming.
Lorh’s Orchard – 3212 Snake Lane, Churchville, MD – Check website for days and hours. Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins. Apples start 9/17. Wagon rides to orchard and pumpkin patch start 9/24. Check Lohr’s Facebook Page for up to date details. Fresh in season produce along with apple cider made right on the farm available for purchase.
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Applewood Farm – 4435 Prospect Road, Whiteford, MD. Open Saturday and Sundays Sept. 24 through Oct. 30th 10AM to 4PM. $4.00 admission per person – (Cash only!). Children under 3 are free. There is so much to see and do at Applewood! Way too much fun to list here. Pick-your-own pumpkins with hayrides to the patch, Halloween themed decorations and activities, games, a petting zoo, model trains, corn maze, pedal tractors and so much more! You can definitely spend all day here and not get bored. They even have a train you can ride (for an additional fee). Credit cards are accepted for everything else except admission. If you happen to find a really nice pair of sunglasses in the pumpkin patch let me know, I lost them there a few years ago!
Sunny Hill Farm -2128 Whiteford Rd. Whiteford, MD – Check website for hours. They do not have anything listed yet for fall activities, but we have been there in previous years. They have a green house with a small hay maze for kids along with fall produce and decorations.
The following farms are within an hour’s drive outside of Harford County, but are worth mentioning for a fun day trip!
Milburn Orchards – 1495 Appleton Road, Elkton, MD, – Fall Festival Weekends – September: Sat & Sun 10-4, October & November: Sat & Sun 10-5. Admission: Ages 3-59 – $10, 60+ -$5, Under 3 Free. WOW! This place looks FUN! I’m putting it on our list of must-dos for this fall! They have a BIG-Backyard area that has obstacle courses, playgrounds, hayrides, corn maze, giant spider web, straw jump, petting zoo, boo barn and so much more!! Each weekend of the season is themed. This place looks like so much fun!
Beechmont Corn Maze – 6433 Mt Vista Rd, Kingsville, MD –Beechmont is technically not a farm, but they have a huge, 6 acre interactive corn maze with other activities, so I had to include it in our list of fall fun! Included in the $11 admission price (ages 2 and under FREE) is :”Hayride, Inflatable Jousting, Skee Ball, Giant Ball Slinger, Rubber Ducky Race, Straw Bale Maze, Bat Cave, Pebble Beach Play Box, Football Follies, Baseball Throw and Corn Bag Toss!” Friday and Saturday nights are “Flashlight nights” at the corn maze with a bonfire! Concessions available. We have been to Beechmont in years past and have had a blast! My kids spent most of their time playing with the giant ball slinger and the duck races. Lots of fun and just over the Harford County line in Kingsville.
Maize Quest – 2885 New Park Road | New Park, PA – Click here for Admission prices and hours. 30+ attractions including a corn maze, indoor playground, huge outdoor play area with obstacles, a track-less train, and a new jumping pad! Hayrides to the pumpkin patch, u-pick apples. Check out details for their “Flashlight Nights” where you can try to navigate the corn maze and other attractions in the dark using your flashlight! We have been here for preschool field trips and LOVED it! Its definitely worth the trip up over the PA line!
Webers Cider Mill Farm – 2526 Proctor Lane, Parkville, MD – Weber’s is always on our must-do list in the fall. They have a petting zoo, hayrides, a huge slide going down the side of a big hill, pedal tractors and more. In addition, the farm market is full of fall produce and decorations, along with baked goodies. You MUST try their apple cider slush!
Gaver Farm – 5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy, MD – Unlike many of our Harford County farms that are only open on weekends, Gaver farm is open every day 10-6 through Oct. 31 for their Fall Fun Festival. Boasting 45+ attractions for every age, Gaver looks like another that would make a fantastic day trip for the family. Activities include the “Cow Train, mini mazes, playgrounds, duck races, ball games, photo centers and more.
Clark’s Elioak Farm – 10500 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD – Open every day until Nov. 6th. Anyone remember the old Enchanted Forest storybook park in Ellicott City? Clark’s Elioak Farm has acquired and restored many of the beloved statues and icons from the park that closed in the 90’s! You can check that out while visiting this unique farm in Ellicott City, Howard County. They also have a large petting zoo with alpacas and many other farm animals, hay rides, a rope maze, gem mining, food for purchase and more! They invite you to pack a picnic lunch and eat in this beautiful farm setting. I have been meaning to try out this farm because I vaguely remember visiting The Enchanted Forest as a child. I am so excited to see what they have done with that part of the farm!
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After you are finished up with a fun day at the farm, head out to one of these fantastic kid friendly restaurants that I have highlighted in my post:
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