Family Festival @ the Farm Self-guided Farm Tour Set for October 21st and 22nd

                                             

The 2017 Family Festival @ the Farm will be held Saturday October 21st and Sunday October 22ndat 18 farms around Frederick County.  This free event, hosted by the Frederick County Office of Economic Development, is open to the public and provides the Frederick community and families from across the region an opportunity to learn about the county’s diverse agriculture industry. 

The Family Festival@ the Farm provides hands-on activities at farms in the county for families and visitors of all ages.  The public will have an opportunity to visit the 18 participating farms on a self-guided tour with activities like picking pumpkins, petting an alpaca, sampling award winning wines, mead, and ciders, enjoying hayrides around the farm, taking beautiful photos of the fall landscape and enjoying all the different amenities on the farm.

Find out more about the participating farms and download a printable map and directions to the farms by going to the Family Festival @ the Farm website at http://www.homegrownfrederick.com/family-festival. The 2017 Homegrown Frederick, a printed guide that includes a map and location of each farm, is available as well at local farms and the Frederick County Visitors Center.

The 18 farms included in this weekend event are: Brookfield Pumpkins, Catoctin Breeze Vineyard, Catoctin Mountain Orchard, Gaver Tree Farm, Glade-Link Farms, LLC, Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch, Linganore Winecellars, Mayne’s Tree Farm, Orchid Cellars Meadery & Winery, Rocky Point Creamery, Scenic View Orchards, Summers Farm, Sycamore Spring Farm, Thanksgiving Farms, Willow Oaks Craft Cider and Whispering Meadows Alpaca Breeders.

For more information, contact the Frederick County Office of Economic Development at 301-600-3037, or visit the website at: www.homegrownfrederick.com/family-festival.

Farm

Pick Your Own ($)

Fall Market ($)

Activities for Families

Activities for 21+ over ($)

Brookfield Pumpkins

Pumpkins, apples 

 

Petting Zoo, corn table, milk a cow, corn maze for a cause ($), face painting ($)

 

Catoctin Breeze Vineyard

 

 

Self-guided vineyard tours

Wine tastings

Catoctin Mountain Orchard

Apples, Flowers 

Farm market

Hay ride, kids play area

 

Distillery Lane Ciderworks

Apples 

Farm market

Guided tours at Noon and 4pm

Hard cider tastings

Gaver Farm

Pumpkins,  Apples 

Farm market

Hayrides, fall fun festival (admission fee $) with corn maze, farm animals, mini mazes, straw activities, jumping pillow, giant slides, corn bins, pedal karts

 

Glade Link Farms

Pumpkins 

 

Hayrides, face painting, picture taking area, scarecrow making ($), pumpkin decorating

 

Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkins 

Craft attic 

Pony rides ($), face painting ($), playground, petting zoo, hayrides, corn maze ($)

 

Linganore Winecellars

 

 

Winery and harvest tours

Wine tastings

Mayne’s Tree Farm

Pumpkins ($)

Ciders and jellies

Corn maze ($), scarecrow making ($), hayrides

 

Rocky Point Creamery

 

Fresh made ice cream 

Self-guided tours, playground

 

Scenic View Orchards

 

Farm market

Tours of apple orchard at 1pm & 3pm

 

Summers Farm

Pumpkins 

 

Fall fun adventure (admission fee $) with farm wagon rides, slides, two jumping pillows, farm animals, farmer golf, corn maze, face painting, tetherball, straw mountains, pig races, barnyard ball, straw ball challenge and much more

 

Sycamore Spring Farm

 

Farm market

Farm tours, education opportunities, learn about sustainable agriculture

 

Thanksgiving Farms

Vegetables 

Farm market

Self-guided tour of farm, Make an apple buddy, guided tour of farm animals, native gardens

 

Willow Oaks Craft Cider

 

 

Orchard walk, feed the cows, apple tasting

Hard cider tastings

Winterbrook Farms

Pumpkins 

 

Fall fun adventure (admission fee $) with Maryland’s largest corn maze, petting zoo, mountain slides, beeline zip lines, pedal cart track, apple cannons

 

Whispering Meadows Alpaca Breeders

 

Pumpkins and alpaca products

Visit the alpacas, hay rides, farm tours, 4-H demonstrations, kids corn pit, pumpkin painting ($), creating cards for soldiers