You may not know it if you drive straight into Annapolis from one of the major interstates, but Annapolis and Anne Arundel County are home to a diverse and rich agricultural community. There are 381 farms and over 28,000 acres of farmland in Anne Arundel County alone, and thankfully, many of them open their doors for markets, hayrides, corn mazes, and pumpkin tosses every fall.
Just a short drive through the back roads of South County brings you to Greenstreet Gardens. Greenstreet is a full-service garden center, pottery, and gift shop that transforms into the perfect fall festival from September through October. Their corn pen is a hit with kids big and small, and who doesn't love a hayride? They also have a jumping pillow, corn maze, slides, and more! Although their Fall Festival gets a lot of attention, this Lothian farm offers seasonal events throughout the year, so anytime is a good time to visit Greenstreet Gardens. Address: 391 W Bay Front Rd, Lothian, MD 20711
The fall fun doesn't stop in Annapolis & Anne Arundel County. Image courtesy of Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County.
Every October, on Saturdays and Sundays, Harvest Weekends at Homestead Gardens signal the pinnacle of the Fall Festival circuit. You'll find pumpkins, a straw maze, face painting, their famous apple cider doughnuts, and a seasonal photo op for the perfect family photo! Homestead Gardens offers two locations, one in Davidsonville and another at their garden center in Severna Park; activities vary by location. Address: 743 W Central Ave, Davidsonville, MD 21035
One of the stars of the season at Homestead Gardens is their apple cider doughnuts! Image courtesy of Homestead Gardens.
Knightongale Farm is a 90-acre working farm in Harwood, MD. The farm bursts with its homegrown pumpkin patch every fall and offers hayrides, a corn maze, and every kid's favorite pony rides! The farm is family-owned and operated and takes great pride in building the perfect fall playground year in and year out. They also sell hay bales, gourds, and corn stalks for the ideal fall display! Address: 3924 Solomons Island Rd, Harwood, MD 20776
An aerial view of Knightongale Farm in Harwood, MD. Image courtesy of Knightongale Farm.
Enter if you dare! This 8-acre corn maze gains national attention every year for its quirky designs. From Harry Potter to Jurassic Park, you never know what the latest and greatest theme will be at the Maryland Corn Maze. Not only does your general admission get you into the maze, but you will also have access to the farm's other activities like their zip line, pedal tractors, bounce pad, aMAZEing fair food, and more! Address: 389 Gambrills Rd, Gambrills, MD 21054
There is no Fall Festival without a corn maze! Image courtesy of Maryland Corn Maze.
Y Worry Farm is a family-owned farm in Davidsonville that has been around for 33 years! Grab a wagon and wander through their 5-acre pumpkin patch for the perfect jack-o-lantern, or let the kids play in the corn stalk tee pee, hay bale pyramid, or their small corn maze. Check out their winter squash, gourds, straw, hay bales, and more- perfect for your Halloween and Fall decorating needs. Address: 1501 Rossback Road, Davidsonville, MD 21035
See you at the Pumpkin Patch! Image courtesy of Y Worry Farm.