With crunchy leaves and a cool breeze, fall has arrived! Harford County has a variety of festive family activities to take part in this year. Check out all of these spots and events:
- Lohr’s Orchard, 3212 Snake Lane, Churchville, MD, 21028.
Monday-Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Sundays: 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
A Harford County tradition since 1928 – enjoy weekend hayrides, pick your own apples and pumpkins, as well as a retail store with a variety of products.
Weekend hayrides run from the last weekend in September through October. The hayride brings guests through the apple orchard and the pumpkin patch. For those that would rather walk to the fields themselves, the Lohr’s staff suggests bringing a wagon or cart to haul back your picks. “Pick your own” apples and pumpkins is available during all
- Jones Family Farm Pumpkin Patch, 2107 Philadelphia Road, Edgewood, MD, 21040.
October 3rd – November 1st: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (daily)
Enjoy all sorts of family fun at the Jones Family Farm in Edgewood! Pumpkins are available for picking, or on display in all sorts of colors and sizes. Wander through the corn and straw maze, or bring a set of old clothes for scarecrow making! Gourds, corn stalks, straw bales, and all sorts of fall decorations are also available.
Weekends only and October 16th: Hayrides to U-Pick pumpkin patch, and the corn maze scavenger hunt. (Prize for completion!) Please note the fields will be closed during rain.
- Harman’s Farm Market, 2633 Churchville Road, Churchville, MD, 21028.
Friday – Monday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wagon rides to pumpkin picking, fresh fruits and vegetables, flower arrangements, and a market with all of the festive trinkets you and your family desire.
- Brad’s Farm Market, 550 Asbury Road, Churchville, MD, 21028.
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Brad’s Farm market offers hayrides to their U-Pick pumpkin patch on weekends throughout October. Tickets are required for the hayride but are free of charge! Rides will run on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with the option of walking to the field yourself.
A Ravens themed corn maze is open daily, September 26th through October 31st from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., closing early at 2:00 p.m. on Halloween.
- Local Farmers’ Markets
Bel Air Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, April 11th through November 21st, 2 South Bond Street, Bel Air, MD, 21014. 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Enjoy products grown or made by a variety of inviting vendors!
Havre de Grace Farmers’ Market: Saturdays, May through November, Frank J. Hutchins Memorial Park on Congress Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD, 21078. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Browse around the market directly next to the Chesapeake Bay and experience Havre de Grace’s small town charm.
- Haunted Attraction: Legends of the Fog
Fridays, Saturdays: 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Select Sundays and Thursdays (18th, 25th, 29th): 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Experience the 14th season of Harford County’s own Legends of the Fog, a haunted attraction with a brand new drive-thru experience for 2020. Tickets must be purchased online, with 30-minute intervals available to reserve for your group. Roll through the fog if you dare!
- Parks and Trails of Harford County
Don’t miss out on Maryland’s peak fall foliage week, beginning October 26th. Vibrant red, yellow, and orange leaves will cover hiking trails and walking paths, turning these spots into festive wonderlands:
Harford Glen (open weekends only in October)
Gunpowder Falls State Park (open dusk till dawn)
Ma and Pa Trails (open dusk till dawn)
Rocks State Park (open dusk till dawn, hike or walk up to the “King and Queen Seat” for a spectacular overlooking view of Deer Creek. Marylanders are known to visit the spot during fall months for the panoramic view of fall hues.
So grab a pumpkin, pluck some apples, get lost in a maze, hop on a hayride, or experience the terrors of a ghostly drive-thru! Don’t miss out on the fall-favorite family-fun in Harford County.