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Fall Festivals

Well, D.C.-area moms and dads, autumn is finally here! We couldn't be more excited about the assortment of fall festivals, hay rides, haunted houses, pumpkin patches, nature hikes and other fall activities available throughout Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., and Maryland for fall 2012. Take a look at the calendar below, where we've compiled more than 100 of the region's best fall happenings for your convenience. If you notice we're missing one of your favorite fall activities, please email us at calendar@washingtonparent.com to let us know. Happy harvest!



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November

NOV   1   Saturday


Autumn Harvest. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The farm offers wagon rides, a petting zoo, a straw maze for the under 10 crowd, a corn box for clean sandbox type fun. Plus pick your own pumpkins. $$ Shlagel Farms, Waldorf, MD.
Clark's Eliok Farm. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.). Explore a petting farm, hayrides, pony rides, cow train, picnic area, country store and enchanted forest maze daily. $$ Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, MD.
Corn Maze in the Plains. All ages (family-friendly event). Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun. Corn maze adventure, barnyard of fun with giant slides, mini mazes, roll tubes, farm animals, picnic areas, and hayrides. $$ Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, The Plains, VA.
Crumland Farms Corn Maze. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Corn maze, pumpkin patch, haunted hayride, pedal carts, giant trikes, mini-barnyard, hay jump, giant slide, MooChoo train and more. Jump in to the zombie-killin' wagon and take on the menacing zombies of Screamland for Zombie Paintball too! $$ Crumland Farms, Frederick, MD.
Fall Fest. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Moon bounce, maze, face painting, pumpkin painting, straw mountain with tunnels, penny pit, corn box, pumpkin bowling, barn yard animals, pony rides and more. $$ Clark's Farm, Stafford, VA.
Fall Fest. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Games, crafts, demonstrations, music, food, puppet plays, craft sale and more! Bring the whole family! FREE Potomac Crescent Waldorf School, Arlington, VA.
Fall Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., last admission 5 p.m. Includes 5 giant slides, hayrides, rope swings, farm animals & their babies, CORNundrum cornfield adventure, straw tunnels, Farm Chores, Kiddie Zone, goat village, apples & cider food, entertainment, over 90 acres of fun! $$ Cox Farms, Centreville, VA.
Fall Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free pick-your-own pumpkin patch daily with free hayrides on the weekend. Festival features a challenging "Casey the Cow" themed corn maze, large farm animal area, straw mountain, pedal bike track, giant slides, pirate ship, bale mazes, toddler corn maze and play areas. Fall Fun Nights 6 to 10 p.m. Moonlight Corn Maze and more. $$ Gaver Pumpkin Patch, Mount Airy, MD.
Fall Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Corn maze, grass maze, hayrides, animals, pedal karats, hay and play, kids corral, hill slides, pedal tractors, korn crib, corn tepee, straw bale maze, farm football lounge and pumpkin daycare. $$ Montpelier Farms, Upper Marlboro, MD.
Fall Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m to 6 p.m. The festival includes hands on pick your own pumpkins, spooky fun zones, hayrides, hillside slides and tunnels, giant jumping pillow, cow pow train ride, Noah's Ark, petting animals, giant xylophone, panda puzzle maze, swinging bridge, antique tractors, fire pits, park-like log cabin play areas, picnic areas, weekend specials and more. $$ Ticonderoga Farms, Chantilly, VA.
Huntley Harvest Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 1 to 4 p.m. Find educational stations focused on the autumn season and how nature prepares for winter. Other activities include making animal masks and playing games such as pumpkin bowling and musical hay bales. Refreshments will be available, and kids can collect prizes at educational stations. $$ Huntley Meadows Park and Historic Huntley, Alexandria, VA.
Pumpkin Village Fall Fest. All ages (family-friendly event). 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fun for all! Hill slides, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, pony rides and more, all while at the park. Tickets online. $$ Leesburg Animal Park, Leesburg, VA.
Summers Farm Corn Maze. All ages (family-friendly event). Mon. through Thurs. 1 to 7 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m; Nights on the Farm Oct. 3 to Oct. 25, Fri. and Sat. 5 to 10:30 p.m. The maze is a part of Summers Farm Adventure which includes a variety of farm activities including pig races, 65 x 45 foot-long jumping pillow, giant mountain slides, pedal-cart derby, the pig races, Little Farmersville, the pumpkin train, and concessions. $$ Summers Farm, Frederick, MD.
Super Heroes of the Corn Maze. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Kids love the superhero theme corn maze, hayrides, pig races, slides and playgrounds plus the u-pick pumpkin patch. Family-Friendly Night Maze on Oct. 24, 25, 31 and Nov. 1, open until 10 p.m. $$ Wayside Farm, Berryville, VA.
The Maize. All ages (family-friendly event). Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Corn maze, barnyard fun, hayrides, hay jump and more. $$ Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA.

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NOV   2   Sunday


Autumn Harvest. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The farm offers wagon rides, a petting zoo, a straw maze for the under 10 crowd, a corn box for clean sandbox type fun. Plus pick your own pumpkins. $$ Shlagel Farms, Waldorf, MD.
Clark's Eliok Farm. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.). Explore a petting farm, hayrides, pony rides, cow train, picnic area, country store and enchanted forest maze daily. $$ Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, MD.
Fall Fest. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Moon bounce, maze, face painting, pumpkin painting, straw mountain with tunnels, penny pit, corn box, pumpkin bowling, barn yard animals, pony rides and more. $$ Clark's Farm, Stafford, VA.
Fall Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., last admission 5 p.m. Includes 5 giant slides, hayrides, rope swings, farm animals & their babies, CORNundrum cornfield adventure, straw tunnels, Farm Chores, Kiddie Zone, goat village, apples & cider food, entertainment, over 90 acres of fun! $$ Cox Farms, Centreville, VA.
Fall Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free pick-your-own pumpkin patch daily with free hayrides on the weekend. Festival features a challenging "Casey the Cow" themed corn maze, large farm animal area, straw mountain, pedal bike track, giant slides, pirate ship, bale mazes, toddler corn maze and play areas. Fall Fun Nights 6 to 10 p.m. Moonlight Corn Maze and more. $$ Gaver Pumpkin Patch, Mount Airy, MD.
Fall Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). Friday 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Corn maze, grass maze, hayrides, animals, pedal karats, hay and play, kids corral, hill slides, pedal tractors, korn crib, corn tepee, straw bale maze, farm football lounge and pumpkin daycare. $$ Montpelier Farms, Upper Marlboro, MD.
Fall Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 9 a.m to 6 p.m. The festival includes hands on pick your own pumpkins, spooky fun zones, hayrides, hillside slides and tunnels, giant jumping pillow, cow pow train ride, Noah's Ark, petting animals, giant xylophone, panda puzzle maze, swinging bridge, antique tractors, fire pits, park-like log cabin play areas, picnic areas, weekend specials and more. $$ Ticonderoga Farms, Chantilly, VA.
Pumpkin Village Fall Fest. All ages (family-friendly event). 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fun for all! Hill slides, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, pony rides and more, all while at the park. Tickets online. $$ Leesburg Animal Park, Leesburg, VA.
Summers Farm Corn Maze. All ages (family-friendly event). Mon. through Thurs. 1 to 7 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m; Nights on the Farm Oct. 3 to Oct. 25, Fri. and Sat. 5 to 10:30 p.m. The maze is a part of Summers Farm Adventure which includes a variety of farm activities including pig races, 65 x 45 foot-long jumping pillow, giant mountain slides, pedal-cart derby, the pig races, Little Farmersville, the pumpkin train, and concessions. $$ Summers Farm, Frederick, MD.
The Maize. All ages (family-friendly event). Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Corn maze, barnyard fun, hayrides, hay jump and more. $$ Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA.

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NOV   3   Monday


Clark's Eliok Farm. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.). Explore a petting farm, hayrides, pony rides, cow train, picnic area, country store and enchanted forest maze daily. $$ Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, MD.
Corn Maze in the Plains. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Corn maze adventure, barnyard of fun with giant slides, mini mazes, roll tubes, farm animals, picnic areas, and hayrides. $$ Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, The Plains, VA.
Fall Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free pick-your-own pumpkin patch daily with free hayrides on the weekend. Festival features a challenging "Casey the Cow" themed corn maze, large farm animal area, straw mountain, pedal bike track, giant slides, pirate ship, bale mazes, toddler corn maze and play areas. Fall Fun Nights 6 to 10 p.m. Moonlight Corn Maze and more. $$ Gaver Pumpkin Patch, Mount Airy, MD.
Pumpkin Village Fall Fest. All ages (family-friendly event). 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fun for all! Hill slides, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, pony rides and more, all while at the park. Tickets online. $$ Leesburg Animal Park, Leesburg, VA.
Summers Farm Corn Maze. All ages (family-friendly event). Mon. through Thurs. 1 to 7 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m; Nights on the Farm Oct. 3 to Oct. 25, Fri. and Sat. 5 to 10:30 p.m. The maze is a part of Summers Farm Adventure which includes a variety of farm activities including pig races, 65 x 45 foot-long jumping pillow, giant mountain slides, pedal-cart derby, the pig races, Little Farmersville, the pumpkin train, and concessions. $$ Summers Farm, Frederick, MD.
The Maize. All ages (family-friendly event). Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Corn maze, barnyard fun, hayrides, hay jump and more. $$ Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA.

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NOV   4   Tuesday


Clark's Eliok Farm. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last admission at 4 p.m.). Explore a petting farm, hayrides, pony rides, cow train, picnic area, country store and enchanted forest maze daily. $$ Clark's Elioak Farm, Ellicott City, MD.
Corn Maze in the Plains. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Corn maze adventure, barnyard of fun with giant slides, mini mazes, roll tubes, farm animals, picnic areas, and hayrides. $$ Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch, The Plains, VA.
Fall Festival. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free pick-your-own pumpkin patch daily with free hayrides on the weekend. Festival features a challenging "Casey the Cow" themed corn maze, large farm animal area, straw mountain, pedal bike track, giant slides, pirate ship, bale mazes, toddler corn maze and play areas. Fall Fun Nights 6 to 10 p.m. Moonlight Corn Maze and more. $$ Gaver Pumpkin Patch, Mount Airy, MD.
Pumpkin Village Fall Fest. All ages (family-friendly event). 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Fun for all! Hill slides, wagon rides, pumpkin patch, pony rides and more, all while at the park. Tickets online. $$ Leesburg Animal Park, Leesburg, VA.
Summers Farm Corn Maze. All ages (family-friendly event). Mon. through Thurs. 1 to 7 p.m., Sat. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m; Nights on the Farm Oct. 3 to Oct. 25, Fri. and Sat. 5 to 10:30 p.m. The maze is a part of Summers Farm Adventure which includes a variety of farm activities including pig races, 65 x 45 foot-long jumping pillow, giant mountain slides, pedal-cart derby, the pig races, Little Farmersville, the pumpkin train, and concessions. $$ Summers Farm, Frederick, MD.
The Maize. All ages (family-friendly event). Fri. and Sat. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Corn maze, barnyard fun, hayrides, hay jump and more. $$ Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Leesburg, VA.