Best Fall Events in the DC Metro Area

pumpkinPick a pumpkin, ride in a wagon full of hay, or feed and pet farm animals. What better way is there to enjoy the change of seasons? Fall festivals are held in a variety of places throughout Maryland and Virginia. Here are some of the best pumpkin patches in the Washington, DC area.

Virginia Events

Cox Farms Fall Festival

15621 Braddock Rd Centreville, VA 20120

Open daily through November 5, 2013. Fun family activities daily including slides, games, animals, food, and tunnels.

Burke Nursey’s Pumpkin Playground

9401 Burke Road, Burke, Virginia (703) 323-1188

October 1-31, 2013. The annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Playground runs daily from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. through October. Highlights include pirate and western-themed activities, Native American storytellers, slides, tumbling tubes, rope swings, A Monster Truck, mechanical rides, farm animals, clowns, magicians, musicians, Wobble Wagon rides and much more.

Great Country Farms

18780 Foggy Bottom Road Bluemont, Virginia (540) 554-2073

The annual fall harvest festival features pick-your-own pumpkins, the Pumpkin Princess, P-Rex the pumpkin munchin’ dinosaur, Derby Pig Races, Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillow, a Double Barrel 60′ Slide, rope swings, a new corn maze and more. September 28-October 31, 2013, open 9 a.m.-6 p.m.


Gaver Pumpkin Patch

5501 Detrick Road, Mt. Airy, Maryland (301) 865-3515

Open late September through October, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Free hayrides are offered Fri-Sun. The fall festival features a challenging “Casey the Cow” themed corn maze, large farm animal area, straw mountain, pedal bike track, giant slides, pirate ship, bale mazes, toddler corn maze, and play areas.

Agricultural History Farm Park

18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, Maryland (301) 924-4141

October 5, 2013, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This Montgomery County facility hosts one of the largest harvest festivals in the area. Activities include hayrides, scarecrow making, farm demonstrations, crafts, hay maze, live entertainment and more.

Montpelier Farms

1720 North Crain Highway, Upper Marlboro, Maryland (410) 320-0464
Fall festival runs on weekends, September – October. Hours are Fri. 5-11 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-11 p.m., and Sun. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Corn maze, grass maze, hayrides, animals, pedal karats, hay and play, kids corral, hill slides, pedal tractors, korn crib, corn tepee, straw bale maze, farm football lounge, and pumpkin daycare.