Looking to go pumpkin picking soon? We’ve got you covered with this list of the best pumpkin patches in Maryland loved by friends and families of the Route 1 corridor! Please visit each site’s website to review their Covid-19 safety measures and hours as well as ticket purchase requirements (many require advance purchase). Know a place not on the list? Enter info in the post’s comments and we’ll update with your wisdom. Thank you!
Best Pumpkin Patches Near Route 1
Montpelier Farms (Upper Marlboro)
Spookley the Square Pumpkin, Corn Maze, Hay Rides, Animals, Pedal Karts, Hay & Play, Pumpkin, Apple Cider Donuts & more! It’s not as big as some others but that has an appeal all its own! Discounted rates for October weekday visits. Check out our time at Monpelier Farms here.
Miller’s Farm Pumpkin Patch (Clinton)
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. Hayrides, enormous Corn Maze, Giant slides, and more. We heard from Route 1 readers that Miller’s Farm did a great job last year with social-distancing measures annnnnddd their apple cider donuts are delish!
Butler’s Orchard Pumpkin Patch (Germantown)
Opens 9/25. This one’s a bit more of a drive but is definitely a fun time. Hayrides, jump pad, cider & pumpkins. This place does get crowded, even with timed entry, so if you can, go on a weekday – the earlier the better.
Clark’s Elioak Farm (Ellicott City)
Take a hayride to the patch and let the children pick “kid-sized” pumpkins to take home. Come visit our adorable goats and all our other great animals. Take a pony ride, a cow train ride or an Enchanted Express train ride.
Queen Anne Farm & Pumpkin Patch (Mitchellville)
Family fun begins with a ride around the farm on a tractor-pulled haywagon zeroing in on the pumpkin patch!
Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch – Middletown
Reader Christina Von S. shares: “We love Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch. And we always go to Aleko’s Village Cafe when we’re down there!” Unlimited Hayrides, Kids Play Areas, Jumping Pillow, Pick Your Own Pumpkins, 20 Acre Corn Maze, 3,000 square feet of Shopping-with decorations, baked goods & more!
Summers Farm Fall Festival (Frederick)
A bit of a drive but totally worth it according to many Route 1 families! 45+ fall activities including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, jumping pillow, barnyard animals, fireworks on weekend evenings and more!
Green Meadows Petting Farm & Pumpkin Patch (Urbana)
Route One Fun reader Jo Anna C shares: “It’s pick your own pumpkins from a patch, and they have a ton of animals to feed and interact with year long. The rest of the month of October, on Friday and Saturday nights there will be a socially distanced trail of jack-o’-lanterns with trick or treating.”
Larriland Farm (Woodbine)
Route One Fun reader Susan S shares: “Great for lots of pick-your-own fruits and veggies and their apple fritters are delish!” Hayrides on Saturdays and Sundays.
Winterbrook Farm (Thurmont)
Thanks to Route One Fun reader Ms. Tam for sharing the following:
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Winterbrook Farms & Cox Farms (Centerville, VA) especially if you have tween, teens & young adults. From RVD both are 1 hr & 5mins away. This is the address to Winterbrook Farms.13001 Creagerstown Rd, Thurmont, MD. (1 of my favorites) They have the jumbo slides, Sunflower field, zipline & so much more. Admission for Fridays are $10 & $12 for Saturdays & Sundays.