Family Festival @ the Farm
Homegrown Hay Days – New in 2017!
Get ready to visit some of the hardest working farms in Frederick County. Family Festival @ the Farm is traditionally held during the third weekend of October. In 2017, this event will be undergoing a facelift and will be called, Homegrown Hay Days. Participating farms are stepping it up this year!
On October 21st and 22nd 2017, area farms will open up their doors. There’s no registration or ticket required. Travel the countryside and stop at one or all of them!
Each farm plans to host a variety of special activities and events. While you’re enjoying your time on the farm, you’ll also be learning about agriculture in Frederick County.
- Please note:
- Some activities may require a fee and/or parental supervision
- Some activities may be cancelled due to inclement weather
- Schedule and events are subject to change
2017 Participating Farms
|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|