Baltimore is a city widely known for its wide range of food selection and entertainment. There are lots of interesting places to visit, which makes it a haven for tourists who are looking forward to eating crab and seafood from the world’s crab capital. Apart from its food and entertainment, Baltimore is also a bit underrated when it comes to other significant events – and one of them is the pumpkin festival and other farm events.
Jacob Took and Emily Whitney of Baltimore Magazine wrote an interesting article about the upcoming pumpkin festival, as well as other upcoming farming events in Baltimore for the next weeks or months. Check out the article below to know more.
Pumpkin Festivals and Farm Events to Fill Your Fall Calendar
From corn mazes to craft beer celebrations, here’s how to welcome the season in style.
The summer heat has finally eased up, and a pre-holiday autumn glow has swept over Charm City. You can smell it on the crisp morning air, taste it in a rich apple cider, and hear it in leaves crunching underfoot. Whether you’re looking for some family fun, a new neighborhood to explore with friends, or just want to take in the fresh fall foliage, check out these events to ring in the season right.
OCT. 11-13: SUGARLOAF CRAFT FESTIVAL
Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd. Timonium-Lutherville, MD 21093. $8-$10.
Meet the artists at this craft festival dedicated to hand-made works, featuring everything from ceramics and metal-work to fine paintings. Hundreds of exhibitors will show off their wares to the soundtrack of live music, and there will be plenty of tasty local food and activities for kids.
OCT. 12: CANTON FALL FESTIVAL
Patterson Park. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.
For downtown Baltimoreans who need an escape, get lost in Patterson Park during this second-annual day of fall festivities. There will be live music, food trucks, beverage gardens, and kids activities, as well as an enticing Moscow Mule drink package.
OCT. 12-13: FELLS POINT FUN FESTIVAL
Broadway & Thames Sts. Times vary. Free.
Celebrate the historic beauty of Fells Point framed by an autumn explosion of colorful leaves. Enjoy dozens of drink options, shopping at local retailers, and two live music stages—one of which will be headlined by alt-rockers Gin Blossoms.
OCT. 18-20: FALL MARYLAND HOME AND GARDEN SHOW
Maryland State Fair Grounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium, MD 21093. Free-$9.
Whether you’re just looking to spruce up your home’s decor with some fall flair, or you’re preparing for a total renovation, browse 300 home improvement exhibitions at this can’t-miss home and garden show.
Those are some of the most anticipated farming events in Baltimore for October. A lot of farming and gardening in Baltimore and those living in nearby cities and state are anticipating this annual event where they can find lots of awesome deals for their farms and gardens, as well as finding great deals in over 300 home improvement exhibitions. Other interesting exhibits in the festival includes live music, food bazaars, fine-paintings, ceramics and fun activities for the kids.
Sara of Sunshine Whispers compiled a complete guide to fall festivals in Maryland, as well as in areas where fall festivals are also being held. Check out the guide below to learn more.
The Complete Guide to Fall Festivals in Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia
Did you see it? The leaves are starting to change. Apples are in season. The grocery store has brought back pumpkin spice.
Bring it on!
With the start of school and (hopefully) cooler weather, there are so many fantastic fall festivals and activities in the Baltimore-DC Area. Lucky for you, I have done a fair bit of research for you. Hopefully, this guide will act as your comprehensive resource for fall family fun in the greater Baltimore-DC area. I have focused this guide on families with young children (no haunted houses.. sorry). So, happy harvest! I hope you pick out the best pumpkin ever, drink the best apple cider slushie, and see the most vibrant fall colors.
The Complete Guide to Fall Family Fun in the Baltimore-DC Area
Sunflowers and GLOW events!
In 2018 I added fall sunflower fields and glow events to this list. They are every bit as awesome this year as they were last year! Apparently fall sunflowers are totally a thing now. Same with glow events. I love it!
- Clear Meadows Farm: These sunflower fields have historically been some of the biggest in Maryland. They are now expected to be at peak bloom at the end of September. You can read more about this awesome place here.
- Burnside Farms:Located in Haymarket, VA, this farm typically has amazing sunflowers in the middle to late summer. Starting in 2018 they added a second round of sunflower awesomeness in the fall. This years fall sunflowers will also be at peak bloom near the end of September. I believe this includes a sunflower maze! Wow! You can read more about how awesome Burnside Farms is here.
- Garden Glow at Ladew Topiary Gardens: https://www.ladewgardens.com/EDUCATION/Family-Education/Gardenglow This is the second year Ladew Topiary Gardens has put on a GLOW event and it was a huge hit last year. It will feature illuminated sculptures, hundreds of glowing jack o’ lanterns, live music, and local vendors of food and spirits. Enjoy special educational exhibits of owls, bats, moths, spiders and other creatures of the night. October 19th-20th, 5-9PM.
- The GLOW Jack-O-Lantern Experience:https://theglowjackolantern.com/washington-dc/This fall event looks sooo cool! It is being held at Lake Fairfax Park from October 3rd-27th.
Those are some of the most anticipated events this fall not just in Baltimore, MD but in other key cities as well. As mentioned, farm festivals in the fall season is one of the most anticipated events by locals and tourists visiting Baltimore and nearby locations. This is the only event of the year where they can find lots of great deals for farming, gardening and to a certain extent home improvement.
The pumpkin festival is considered the highlight of the fall festival as people are starting to look forward to the Halloween. There are lots of areas celebrating this festival, but the most special among them than how it is celebrated in the city of Baltimore. Check out this article by WBFF about how this event started.
Baltimore City organizers launch Park n Pumpkin Festival
There was a chill in the air and a new fall festival in Druid Hill Park on Saturday.
This afternoon, the city launched the Inaugural Park n Pumpkin Festival.
The free event celebrates the harvest season and gave families a chance to make scarecrows, paint pumpkins and hop on board a hay ride.
The festival went for three hours and the city plans to make it an annual event.
19 Reasons You Must Take Your Kids to Summers Farm This Fall!
It was the corn crib that got us.
We had already spent a good 3 hours at the fall festival and my 2-year should have been beyond cranky. But she wasn’t. Instead, she was totally engaged.
We had jumped on the pillow, fed the goats, rode the horse swing, and slid down the giant slide. We we came to the corn crib I had no idea it would have turned into a highlight among highlights. Very quickly the shoes came off though and for a minute I could not even see my daughter. All I could see was a swirl of corn and kids– jumping, diving, twirling. I could hear her though– laughing, giggling, and screaming with delight. She could have played in that corn crib for hours, and we still had almost half of the Summer Farm Fall Festival to see!
There are so many fall festivals in Maryland, you would be nuts if you attempted to visit all of them. However, if you are looking for one or two fantastic fall festivals to enjoy with your kids you cannot do better than a trip to Summers Farm in Frederick, MD. The Greenwood Family (Teresa Summers is the granddaughter of the founder) clearly know how to put on a great event, because there were so many activities to choose from, every year we go, we literally spent all day, and into the night, at the farm and still do not get to everything.
As you can see in the articles above, there are lots of cool activities in the fall season not just in Baltimore but in other cities as well. This is the golden opportunities for farm lovers, gardeners and also for families who are looking for some fun, exciting, educational and more importantly healthy activities for kids and the entire family. These festivals and many more annual events and festivities are what make Baltimore a favorite travel destination for tourists around the world.
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