BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — With Halloween coming up, families can visit local farms in Maryland to grab a pumpkin for carving some Jack O’Lanterns for the spooky season.

Local pumpkin patches in Maryland are not only plentiful but usually are in full swing by the beginning of October.

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Here is a list of some must-visit spots to harvest from in Maryland:

Rodgers’ Farms in Greenspring Valley

Rodgers’ Farms features fun activities such as picking your own pumpkins from their pumpkin patch, a mini maze for younger kids, and hay rides. The farm is open 12-6 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.


Chapel Hills Farm & Nursery in Perry Hall

The farm offers pumpkins for sale in their shop, a mini-corn maze, hay and pony rides, a petting zoo, and more. Chapel Hills is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.


Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch in Middletown

Pick your own pumpkins from a huge selection, try not to get lost in the 15-acre corn maze and enjoy a petting zoo, picnic pavilion, face painting and more. Jumbo’s is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m,

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Brookfield Pumpkins in Thurmont

In addition to the corn maze and pumpkin patch for the kids, Brookfield Pumpkins is located right next to Links Bridge Vineyards. Enjoy a glass of local wine as you pick out your perfect pumpkin, Monday-Thursday from 3-6 p.m. and Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Baugher’s Orchard in Westminster

Get your apple and pumpkin picking done and enjoy hayrides at the orchard before grabbing a freshly baked pie from the Orchard Bakery. Baugher’s Orchard is open 8 a.m – 6 p.m. during the month of October.


Doran’s Chance Farm in Marriottsville

Well known in Carroll County for their homegrown vegetables, Doran’s Chance Farm offers hayrides, a pumpkin patch for you to pick out your own pumpkin and a corn maze. Bring the family out on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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