In your quest to create the neighborhood’s best jack-o-lantern, some of the most memorable family fun comes before you’re elbow-deep in pumpkin pulp and cutting out spooky smiles. It’s all about finding the perfect pumpkin patch, with the right mixture of that classic farm feeling and spooky Halloween spirit. As you make preparations for this year’s Halloween, you can find some great local patches right around BeechTree.
One of the closest options to BeechTree, this real working farm in Upper Marlboro hosts an annual Fall Festival and is an ideal destination for great pumpkin pickings and Halloween family fun.
Open on weekends, September through November, Montpelier Farm hosts hayrides, giant hill slides, build-your-own scarecrows and a corn maze — just to name a few. With endless activities for the kids, seasonal food vendors and a full-service farmers market, there’s something for everyone in the family to enjoy.
Get the traditional farm experience at Queen Anne Farm in Mitchellville, just 6 miles north of BeechTree. First, the family fun starts with a ride on the tractor-pulled hay wagon before it drops you off at the pumpkin patch and your true quest begins. Along with big orange pumpkins of all sizes, Queen Anne Farm also offers six varieties of heirloom pumpkins that range from white and bumpy to tall and narrow. Plus, if you find yourself in a rush the day before Halloween, they sell pre-cleaned and pre-carved pumpkins.
16 miles southwest of BeechTree, in Clinton, MD, you’ll find Miller Farms. This historic family-run farm is famous throughout the region for their acclaimed apple cider donuts and other harvest-time treats. Here, family activities include a scenic wagon ride by a scarecrow village, a farm animal tour, a trip to the pumpkin patch to select your own off the vine and an expedition through the kid-friendly corn maze.
Do you have teenagers or adult children living at home or visiting for Halloween? Or maybe you’re a young professional looking for some seasonal fun with friends. Leave the pumpkin patches for the families. What you need is a truly frightening haunted house experience.
Located in Waldorf, 25 miles south of BeechTree, you’ll find the Trail of Terror set up for the season at the Blue Crabs Stadium. Grab your friends and explore scenes from your wildest nightmares as you twist-and-turn through cornstalk rows, dark rooms and narrow hallways. This wild ride operates during the three weekends prior to Halloween. Check their schedule and get tickets on their website.
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