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 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:


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


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



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


Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch


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



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


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



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