Homegrown Hay Days

Get ready to visit some of the hardest working farms in Frederick County. Homegrown Hay Days is traditionally held during the third weekend of October. Participating farms are stepping it up this year!

On October 20th and 21st 2018, 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.

Saturday October 20th 10:00am-4:00pm

Sunday October 21st 12:00pm-4:00pm


  • 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



Pick Your Own ($)

Fall Market ($)

Activities for Families

Activities for 21+ over ($)

Black Ankle Vineyards     Tour of the farm and vineyard, wine tastings Wine tastings
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  
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  
Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm   Tasting Room Sample all Maryland beer, hay rides, pick your own vegetables, sheep shearing demo, wool spining and weaving Beer tastings
Nick’s Organic Farm   Farm Market Corn-filled sandbox, climbing mounds, sample farm products, operate corn sheller and grinder, feed animals, hay rides  
Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery   Tasting Room Guided tours in the cellar and in the vineyard, and around beehives Wine and Mead tastings
Rocky Point Creamery   Fresh made ice cream  Self-guided tours, playground  
Scenic View Orchards   Farm Market Tours of apple orchard at 1pm & 3pm  
South Mountain Creamery   Farm Market Feed baby calves, watch the calves getting milked and more  
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  
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