Best Pumpkin Patches in Washington, D.C.

October 16, 2015 8:00 AM

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People impatiently wait for pumpkin season to return the minute it is ends. As soon as fall hits, it means pumpkin everything, from lattes to pies. One of the fun ways to celebrate the pumpkin is by taking a trip to a pumpkin patch. You can see some options in the previous article Best Pumpkin Patches Near Washington DC, but these are the current best pumpkin patches In Washington, D.C.
Burke Nursery & Garden Centre
9401 Burke Road
Burke, VA 22015
(703) 323-1188
www.burkenursery.com

For 21 years, the Burke Nursery & Garden Centre has put on their Fall Festival and Pumpkin Playground. It is a month of fun and educational activities in the countryside. Enjoy hayrides, monster trucks, swings, slides, a pumpkin fort, a pirate ship, food and much more. Admission isn’t free, but at $10 on weekdays and $14 on weekends, it is still reasonable. Turn the festival into a new family fall tradition.

Larriland Farm
2415 Woodbine Road
Woodbine, MD 21797
(301) 854-6110
www.pickyourown.com

Larriland Farm is a pick-your-own farm where you are allowed to pick your own produce. You can pick cherries, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, tomatoes, corn, squash, spinach and more. Already a fun thing to do on the weekends, the farm offers even more fun with their annual Pumpkin Festival. There are four different types of hayrides, a straw maze, a campfire, and you get to pick your own pumpkin. The costs varies by which hayride you pick, so keep that in mind when planning your weekend.

Summers Farm
5620 Butterfly Lane
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 620-9316
www.summersfarm.com

Harvests are important seasons for farming, and have been the basis for many events around the world. Summers Farm celebrates the harvest season with a full-on celebration. Their old-fashioned harvest festival includes a pumpkin train, corn maze, live music, food, fireworks, jumping pillows, hayrides, farmers golf and dozens of other activities. The farm and the 15-acre pumpkin patch will also serve as the location for the Maryland Pumpkin Festival in October. Whenever you choose to go to the farm, you and your family will have plenty fun things to do.

Related: Best Corn Mazes Near Washington DC

Montpelier Farms
1720 Crain Highway
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
(410) 320-0464
www.m.montpelierfarms.com

From September through October, Montpelier Farms host their fall festival. The farm offers pedal karts, a bouncy house, roping range, straw bale maze and more. With attractions and activities geared towards little children, the whole family will have fun things to do. If you have any fall birthdays in the family, this is a great choice for a venue.

Crumland Farms
7612 Willow Road
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 845-8099
www.crumland.com

Crumland Farms started off as a small dairy farm operated by a newlywed couple in 1940, and has become a one-stop shop for agricultural fun. The farm does more than sell produce — they educate children and adults about agriculture. But they make it so much fun. They offer birthday parties, corporate retreats, school trips and fall activities. You can make your way through the corn maze, play zombie paintball, ride giant tricycles and pick your own pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.

Related: Best Places for Apple Picking Near Washington, D.C.

Folashade Oyegbola is a freelance writer covering all things D.C. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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