Please note that activity farms are often only open during specific seasons, dates, and times. Please call or check individual websites for full information before making plans.
Family run farm in Thurmont with corn table, seasonal displays, corn maze, petting zoo, hayrides, and pumpkin patch. Open September through October. Admission is free.
Family fun just north of Frederick City with carnival rides, giant slides, hay pile, tire playground, fall market, and more.
Lots of fun on this farm with acres of games, animals to feed, slides of all sizes, bouncing pillow, rides to the pumpkin patch, and farm market. Also, cut your own Christmas trees in December. Located in Mt. Airy, it is open daily during school hours.
Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch
Located in Middletown, this farm features a 30-acre pumpkin patch, hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, face painting, farm market and more.
See Winterbrook Farms below.
South Mountain Creamery
Operational dairy in Middletown with calf feeding times daily and hands on educational events.
This farm features a 12-acre corn maze, 15-acre pumpkin patch, jumping pillows, barnyard animals, pumpkin cannon, camp fires, live music, and more.
The Great Frederick Fair
Frederick agricultural fair held annually for over 100 years (except 2020!). Children and adults (including homeschoolers!) can submit entries in any category. Held the 3rd week in September.
Winterbrook at Lawyer's Farms
A part of Lawyer's Farm, part of the over 200 acre property is converted into a fun fall family activity farm with a corn maze, jumping pillow, pumpkin patch, slides, barnyard animals, and more! Open weekends only from end of September through beginning of November.