Best Fall Events in the DC Metro Area
Pick 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.
15621 Braddock Rd Centreville, VA 20120
Open daily through November 5, 2013. Fun family activities daily including slides, games, animals, food, and tunnels.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.