Fall is Coming and it's a Great Time to Visit Southern Maryland Farms
One of the best things about living in southern Maryland is all of the amazing local farms that are located here. One of the most fun times to visit local farms in southern Maryland is in the fall during September and October.
Check out this list of southern Maryland Farms that are fun to visit in the fall
Farms to Check Out in Calvert County
Horsmon Farm has been family owned for five generations it has been a part of the Horseman family since 1925. The farm is currently owned by Cathy and JR Cosgrove. Cathy is from the Horsmon family and she and her husband enjoy continuing the Horsmon family tradition of farming. They love when visitors come to the farm and learn about agriculture as well as providing healthy foods for the community.
Horsmon Farm usually opens at the end of September through the end of October. Dates for this year are not currently posted on the farm's website but you can find more information about the fall festival season and visiting the farm here: http://www.horsmonfarm.com/fall-festival.html
The Horsmon Farm is full of great family activities including a pumpkin patch, corn maze, farm animals, corn pit, wagon rides, playground, farm trail, and much more. The farm is located at 1865 Horsmon Farm Ln. in St. Leonard. If you have questions you can call or email the farm. Information is listed on their contact page.
Spider Hall Farm and Mrs. Moos Corner
Spider Hall Farm is located at 3915 Hallowing Point Road in Prince Frederick. It is a beloved local farm that also runs the Mrs. Moos Corner ice cream shop. Locals look forward to the fall happenings at the farm every year. Last year the fall activities were scaled back a little bit to smaller separate activities happening every week in October. This year's activities have not yet been announced. Make sure to check out Spider Hill Farm's Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about fall activities.
Charles County Farms
Serenity Farm is located along the shore of the Patuxent River in Benedict Maryland. The Robinson family has owned the farm since 1965 it was the first agricultural land preservation district in Charles County. It is a fun place to visit during the fall and they also have Harvest House a farm store open April through November.
The farm will be hosting CrossRoads Change in Rural America by the Smithsonian exhibition from September 3 through October 14. The Maryland Humanities has selected Serenity Farm and the Farm Heritage Conservancy to host this event. This is part of the Smithsonian Museum on Main Street program. You can check out more information about the event at the Serenity Farm at Benedict's website.
Every year the farm is open on Saturday and Sunday in October from 10 AM to 5 PM. They offer hay rides out to the pumpkin patch and the last one leaves at 4:15. Last year's admission was nine dollars per person two and over this does not include the price of picking a pumpkin. The farm also has extra activities including a petting zoo, straw maze, baby chicks, and sand pile diggers. They have not posted details about the 2022 season yet, but check out the Schlegel Farm website for more information.
Farms in St. Mary's County
Bowles Farm will be opening for fall visitors the weekend of September 24, 2022. Bowles Farm is the home of the largest corn maze in southern Maryland it is open on Saturdays and Sundays through the fall season. In addition to the corn maze, you can visit the barn to see the animals, take a wagon ride, take the kids to the playground, watch the littles enjoy a barrel ride, or enjoy some great food at the concessions and the cupcake shop. For the most up-to-date information on 2022 fall festivities, you can visit the Bowles Farm website
Forrest Hall Farm
Every year Forrest Hall Farm is the host of the most detailed and fun corn maze in southern Maryland. They change up the design every year so that repeat farm goers have a brand new challenge to overcome. It is a ton of fun to meander through a brand-new maze every year. The design for this year's maze has not been revealed yet but you can find more information on the Forest Hall Farm website. Tickets cost eight dollars per person and children three and under are free.
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