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homegrown hay days

Get ready to visit some of the hardest-working farms in Frederick County.

Saturday, October 15th, 10am – 4pm and Sunday, October 16th, 12pm – 4pm, area farms will open their doors for this special event!

Homegrown Hay Days is open to the public and provides our local community and families across the region an opportunity to learn about the County’s diverse agriculture industry. This event provides hands-on activities for families and visitors of all ages at a number of Frederick County’s agricultural operations. Travel the countryside and stop at one or all of them!

Each farm plans to host a variety of special activities and events. We hope that while you enjoy your time on the farm, you also learn a little bit about Frederick County agriculture and the rich history this key industry has in our beautiful County.

Farm NameAddressPick Your Own ($)Fall Market ($)Activities for Families*Activities for 21+ over ($)
Black Ankle Vineyards 14463 Black Ankle Road, Mt. Airyhttps://www.blackankle.com/Tour of the farm and vineyard, wine tastingsWine tastings
Brookfield Pumpkins 8302 Ramsburg Rd, Thurmonthttps://brookfieldpumpkins.com/PumpkinsPetting Zoo, corn table, milk a cow, corn maze for a cause ($), face painting ($), food truck ($)
Catoctin Breeze Vineyard 15010 Roddy Rd, Thurmonthttps://www.catoctinbreeze.com/Self-guided vineyard toursWine tastings
Catoctin Mountain Orchard 15036 North Franklinville Road, Thurmonthttp://www.catoctinmountainorchard.com/Apples, Flowers Farm MarketHay ride, kids play area
Gaver Farm 5501 Detrick Rd, Mt. Airyhttps://gaverfarm.com/Pumpkins,  Apples Farm MarketHayrides, fall fun festival (admission fee $) with corn maze, farm animals, mini mazes, straw activities, jumping pillow, giant slides, corn bins, pedal karts
Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch 6521 Holter Road Middletownhttp://www.jumbos.org/Pumpkins Craft Attic Pony rides ($), face painting ($), playground, petting zoo, hayrides, corn maze ($)
Linganore Winecellars 13601 Glissans Mill Road, Mt. Airyhttps://www.linganorewines.com/Winery and harvest toursWine tastings
Mayne’s Tree Farm 3420 Buckeystown Pike, Buckeystownhttps://www.linganorewines.com/Pumpkins ($)Ciders and jelliesCorn maze ($), scarecrow making ($), hayrides
Milkhouse Brewery at Stillpoint Farm 8253 Dollyhyde Road, Mt Airyhttp://www.milkhousebrewery.com/Tasting RoomSample Maryland beer and shop locally grown foods. Blacksmithing and fiber arts demos. Hayrides (weather permitting). Sheep dog demos sponsored by Horizon Farm Credit.  Get local pumpkins or corn stalks. Mums for sale by the local Frederick CTC FFA students. Check website for updatesBeer tastings
Orchid Cellar Meadery and Winery 8546 Pete Wiles Rd, Middletownhttps://www.orchidcellar.com/Tasting RoomGuided tours in the cellar and in the vineyard, and around beehivesMead flights
Rocky Point Creamery 4323 Tuscarora Rd, Tuscarorahttps://www.facebook.com/rockypointcreamery/Fresh made ice cream Self-guided tours, playground
Scenic View Orchards 16225 Sabillasville Rd, Sabillasvillehttps://scenicvieworchards.com/Farm MarketTours of apple orchard at 1pm & 3pm
South Mountain Creamery 8305 Bolivar Road, Middletownhttps://southmountaincreamery.com/PumpkinsFarm MarketCorn maze ($), Hay rides, Playground, Calves, Goats, Live music, Food truck, Fresh Made Ice cream, Glass bottled Milk, and more.
Summers Farm 7503 Hollow Road, Middletownhttps://summersfarm.com/Pumpkins Fall fun adventure (admission fee $) with farm wagon rides, slides, two jumping pillows, farm animals, farmer golf, corn maze, tetherball, straw mountains, pig races, barnyard ball, straw ball challenge and much more
Sycamore Spring Farm 6003 Elmer Derr Road, Frederickhttps://www.sycamorespringfarm.org/Farm MarketFarm tours, education opportunities, learn about sustainable agriculture
Thanksgiving Farms 1619 Buckeystown Pike, Adamstownhttps://www.thanksgivingfarmandgarden.com/Vegetables Farm MarketSelf-guided tour of farm, Make an apple buddy, guided tour of farm animals, native gardens
Whispering Meadows Alpaca Breeders 13959 Unionville Rd, Mt. Airyhttps://www.openherd.com/farms/3743/whispering-meadows-alpaca-breedersAlpacas and alpaca products Visit the alpacas, hay rides, farm tours, 4-H demonstrations, kids corn pit, pumpkin painting ($), creating cards for soldiers. $5 per car, with free hayride included!