Make this Halloween more spooktacular by straying away from the grocery store aisles, and instead journeying to farms and fall festivals to get this year's jack-o-lantern. The 20 farms, orchards, gardens, and parks on this list all feature family-friendly activities that range from tractor-pulled hayrides to corn mazes. Fall is the season of change, so change things up this season by getting all natural with your pumpkin picking. It may seem scary to go a little far out from Washington, but just know that this pumpkin patch map is filled with only treats for you and your family, no tricks.Read More
Mapping 20 Pumpkin Patches Nearest Washington, D.C.
1. Butler's Orchard
Germantown, MD 20876
This 300-acre, family-owned farm grows more than 25 kinds of fruits, vegetables and flowers. Every year, there is a Pumpkin Festival that includes a hayride, a hay maze, and other family activities.
2. Homestead Farm
Poolesville, MD 20837
A harvest festival is held every weekend at the Homestead Farm.
3. Larriland Farms
Woodbine, MD 21797
The Larriland Farms hosts pumpkin festivals every weekend throughout October where families can pick a pumpkin, take a hayride, and explore a hay maze.
4. Sharp's at Waterford Farm
Brookeville, MD 20833
From September to November, the Sharp's at Waterford Farm hosts a fall festival.
5. Montpelier Farms
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
The Montpelier Farms have a corn maze, a grass maze, hayrides, pumpkin daycare, and more.
6. Gaver Pumpkin Patch
Mount Airy, MD 21771
The fall festival that the Gaver Pumpkin Patch hosts through October includes bale mazes, a toddler corn maze, a straw mountain, and a pirate ship.
7. Summers Farm
Frederick, MD 21703
The Pumpkinland Festival that the Summers Farm hosts has farm animals, a flashlight corn maze, and hay slides.
8. Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch
Middletown, MD 21769
Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch is open every day for visitors to enjoy their haywagons, petting zoo, pony rides, and the opportunity to pick one's own pumpkin.
9. Clark's Elioak Farm
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Clark's Elioak Farm is open every day with a petting farm, pumpkin patch, and "Enchanted Forest" with storybook characters.
10. Zekiah Farms
Waldorf, MD 20601
A straw pit, farm store, and farm animals are open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays.
11. Shlagel Farms
Waldorf, MD 20601
The farm includes wagon rides, a petting zoo, and educational tours for schools or private groups.
12. Cox Farms
Centreville, VA 20120
Cox Farms features one of the largest fall festivals in Virginia with dates that run through November. The festival includes five giant slides, hayrides, rope swings, and a goat village.
13. Leesburg Animal Park
Leesburg, VA 20175
The Pumpkin Village Fall Fest at Leesburg Animal Park is open through November with an Indian teepee, giant slides, a hay maze, unlimited hayrides, and more.
14. Ticonderoga Farms
Chantilly, VA 20152
Through November, the Fall Festival at Ticonderoga Farms includes spooky fun zones, hayrides, a giant jumping pillow, Noah's Ark, a giant xylophone, a bamboo panda puzzle maze, and fire pits.
15. Burke Nursery and Garden Center
Burke, VA 22015
The Annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Playground is open every day until Halloween with pirate- and western-themed activities, rope swings, mechanical rides, musicians, and more.
16. Heather Hill Gardens
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
The fall festival at Heather Hill Gardens includes a pumpkin fort, mini zipline, moon bounce, and farm animals.
17. Great Country Farms
Bluemont, VA 20135
Great Country Farms includes a Pumpkin Princess, P-Rex pumpkin dinosaur, 60-foot slide, rope swings, and corn maze.
18. Hollins Farms Orchard
Delaplane, VA 20144
Hollin Farms is a three generational family farm where visitors can pick their own pumpkins, apples, peanuts, and potatoes during the fall.
19. Wegmeyer Farms
Hamilton, VA 20158
Wemeyer Farms offers pumpkin picking off the vine as well as hayrides and a corn maze.
20. Queen Anne Farm
Bowie, MD 20721
The fall activities at Queen Anne Farm include a tractor-pulled haywagon, petting zoo, and more.