SOUTHERN MARYLAND – As the leaves change colors and the air turns crisp, Southern Maryland welcomes the fall season with a host of exciting events and activities. From lively harvest festivals to corn mazes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So, put on your favorite sweater and join us in exploring the best ways to experience autumn in Southern Maryland this year.
Jake’s Produce First Annual Corn Maze (2935 Yoes Corner Ln, Port Republic, MD), Weekends Throughout October, 9 am to 5 pm: Food truck every weekend! Faint corn maze, petting zoo, bounce houses, ball pits, corn pits & sliders, bouncy farm animals, produce & pumpkins!
Tettimers’ Produce Stand at Rolling Acres Farm (3305 St. Leonard Road, Port Republic, MD), Open Daily Throughout October: General admission is $12 per person, children ages 2 and under are free/families of 4 or more: $10 per person. Admission includes; corn maze (both kiddie and adult size), toddler hay bail maze, petting zoo, giant bouncing pillows, tire mountain, petal cars, corn pit and ball pit, slide and a variety of games like pumpkin tic tac toe. Each week there are different food trucks, venders and activities such as face painting. For more information and hours of operation visit the Rolling Acres Farm website or Facebook page.
Horsmon Farm (1865 Horsmon Farm Ln, St Leonard, MD), Weekends Throughout October: Open to the public September 23 – October 29, Friday 11-5, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-5, Monday – Thursday is reserved for field trips. Kids ages 2-12 $12 (small pumpkin included), Adults $10, Under 2 Free. *Kids must be accompanied by a paying adult. *Pumpkins are while supplies last. We offer a hayride, maze, farm animals, farm trail, pumpkin patch, playground, corn pit, playground, dirt diggers, hop balls, rubber duck races and giant rat race.
Swann Farms – Pick Your Own Pumpkins and Flowers (7740 Swan Ln, Owings, MD), Select Dates Throughout October: Pick Your Pumpkin Off The Vine + Mini Corn Maze is now open at the farm. No tickets required. The pumpkin patch is free to enter. $5 to enter the mini maze (one small is included in that price). Find more information and dates on Swann Farm’s Facebook page or website.
Spider Hall Farm (3915 Hallowing Point Road, Prince Frederick, MD), Weekends Throughout October: We’re back for the 2023 Fall season and excited to announce that we’re bringing back hayrides on the farm! Find hours of operation, events, and details on Spider Hall Farm’s Facebook page.
Halloween Drive-Thru at Hallowing Point Park (4755 Hallowing Point Rd, Prince Frederick, MD), October 27, 6:30 pm to 9 pm: This year’s event features a NEW and IMPROVED continuous course of spooky Halloween scenes to enjoy. THERE WILL ONLY BE ONE STOP at the end of the course for children 12 and under to pick up a goodie bag and small pumpkin (while supplies last). Preregistration is not required. You won’t want to miss this night of Halloween fun! Please note: entrance to the park for this event will be from Jibsail Rd. Learn more about the event at https://www.calvertcountymd.gov/CCPRUpcomingEvents.
The Town of North Beach House of The Town (8916 Chesapeake Avenue North Beach, MD), October 29, 12 pm: A costume parade just for dogs and dog lovers! This dog costume parade takes place on the boardwalk along the Chesapeake Bay on Halloween day. Owners walk their furry friends along the parade route where they are introduced and judged by the panel of judges. Prizes are awarded at the conclusion of the parade. ONLY DOGS CAN BE ENTERED IN THE DOG PARADE. All proceeds benefit Calvert Animal Welfare League. Questions, call (410) 535-9300 [CAWL] or (443) 646-2415 [TOWN OF NORTH BEACH]. Visit The Town of North Beach website for more information.
The Town of North Beach Boo Bash (8916 Chesapeake Avenue North Beach, MD), October 29, 2:15 pm: Register for the children’s costume contest from 2:15 to 3:00 pm on the pavilion. The parade and judging will follow. After the costume parade and judging, feel free to trick-or-treat at local business. Visit The Town of North Beach website for more information.
CornStalkers Trail of Terror at the Regency Furniture Stadium (11765 St Linus Dr, Waldorf, MD), Weekends Throughout October: Cornstalkers Trail of Terror is back, and we’re summoning all the ghosts, ghouls, and creatures of the night for an epic opening on October 6th! Grab your favorite costume, and join us for a spine-tingling night of thrills and chills! https://ebehaunts.com/
Shlagel Farms (2850 Shlagel Rd, Waldorf, MD), Weekends Throughout October, 10 am to 5 pm: The last hayride leaves for the pumpkin patch at 4:15. The admission fee is $11.00 per person 24 months and older. SORRY, NO PETS! Pumpkins are an additional fee of .80 cents per pound when picked in the field. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. We will have the Hay ride to the pumpkin patch, petting zoo, corn boxes ,straw maze, baby chick holding and a large sand pile with diggers. For more information visit Shlagel Farm’s website.
Fall-o-ween Food Truck Festival at Grace Church Waldorf (13000 Zekiah Drive Waldorf, MD), October 28, 11 am to 2 pm: This is a community, family-friendly event with food trucks, bounce houses, live music, goodies, and fun. This event is free entry. Click here for more information.
Town of LaPlata Trick or Treat Trail (305 Queen Anne Street, La Plata, MD), October 28, 12 pm to 3 pm: Visit local businesses in downtown La Plata to receive a free treat! Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Look for orange and black balloons outside participating businesses. List of participating businesses will be posted on the Town of La Plata website and the La Plata Business Association Facebook page. Don’t forget to wear your costume!
3rd Annual Harvest Festival at AMR Elite Realtors (3825 Leonardtown Road, Waldorf, MD), October 28, 3 pm to 7 pm: Every year is bigger and better. Come help us make this year a success as well. A safe environment for the family. Enjoy a variety of events during the festival. Music, local vendors, ice cream truck, kids zone, and fun fair. For more information visit www.amrelite.com. Register for this free event here.
Hughesville Baptist Church Fall Festival (8606 Old Leonardtown Rd, Hughesville, MD), October 28, 5 pm to 8 pm: Join us for an evening of fall fun! Free admission. Trunk or Treat, Hayride, Cake Walk, Chick-fil-A’s Food Trailer and more! Please sign up here. Find more information on the Facebook event page.
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Bowles Farms – Corn Maze (22880 Budds Creek Road, Clements, MD), Weekends Throughout October: Admission at the gate is $15.00 Per Person (3 and Under Free). Pick your own pumpkin (additional fee), wagon rides animal barnyard, big slides, play area, corn boxes, straw jumping pit, barrel rides, cupcake shop, and on-site concessions.
2023 Corn Maze Schedule & Times:
- Saturday, October 28, 10 am to 6 pm
- Sunday, October 29, 10 am to 5 pm
Forrest Hall Farm & Orchard (39136 Avie Ln, Mechanicsville, MD), Weekends Throughout October: So excited for another year of the crazy corn maze. We will be open from 9 to 5. General admission is 10 dollars each. Everyone must purchase a ticket. 3 and younger are free with a paid admission. Admission includes access to the play area and barn animals, the maze, and a hayride, and each paid admission gets a mini pumpkin. Visit Forrest Hall Farm’s Facebook page for more information.
Howl-oween Pawty & Pet Trunk or Treat at EarthWise Pet (40845 Merchants Lane unit 100, Leonardtown, MD), October 28, 11 am to 4 pm: Join us for a SPOOKTACULAR Saturday of fun! Meet with adoptable pets. Join us for our costume contest at 2pm. Pet Trunk or Treat 1pm-4pm with Maryland Pack Apparel, Primal Pet Foods, Dazzling Canines LLC, Furtastic Barkery, Ruff Town Dog Treats, Shockwave Disc Dogs, SOMD Guinea Pig Rescue, Tried and True Train and Stay, and Animal Relief Fund! Help us FILL THE CRATE with donations for our local rescues! Pets who come in costume anytime between 11am and 4pm will receive a free treat and coupons! More information here.
The Haunting at Piney Point: A Family-Friendly Halloween Experience at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park (44720 Lighthouse Rd, Piney Point, MD), October 27 & October 28, 5 pm to 9 pm: Take a walk through the maritime museum building at Piney Point Lighthouse Museum – IF you dare! For two nights only, our wooden watermen boats that once plied the waters of the Potomac and Chesapeake transform into haunted pirate galleons, and the local “afterlife” wildlife have come out to play. This self-guided Halloween-themed tour is FREE to the public and appropriate for ALL AGES. Exhibit features mild Halloween fun with low lighting and spooky sounds, but no gore, jump scares, or any other shock value. Stairs are present in parts of the museum, but the rest of the exhibit is wheelchair accessible. The main museum building will remain open for restroom use and giftshop purchases. Rips Hotdogs will be on site Friday, October 27th offering food and snack options after the experience. For more information, please call 301-994-1471 or visit the Facebook event page.
LPVRS Fall Craft & Vendor Fair (21685 FDR Blvd, Lexington Park, MD), October 28, 9 am to 2 pm: We’re thrilled to announce the 2023 Fall Craft & Vendor Fair hosted by the Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad Associates! This event is a fantastic way to celebrate our talented local artisans, entrepreneurial small businesses, and the hard-working Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad. Plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to snag some unique finds for the fall season and maybe some early holiday shopping too! We’ll have vendors from across the area showcasing their goods, along with music, food, and raffles to make the day extra enjoyable! Entry is completely FREE, and there’s plenty of parking right behind the building. The best part? All the proceeds will go straight towards supporting our awesome Lexington Park Volunteer Rescue Squad. It’s a fun day out and a chance to give back to the community. Find more information here.
Halloween in the Square (St. Mary’s Square, Lexington Park, MD) held by Reach Back & Lift 1, October 28, 4pm: Get ready for a fun afternoon filled with costumes, eerie entertainment, AND Professional Wrestling from our friends from C3W. Visit https://rbal1.org/halloween-in-the-square for more information.