Fall is just around the corner, and you guys all know what that means--pumpkin patch and corn maze time! There are zillions of pumpkin patches in Maryland to choose from, and it can be hard to narrow it down. We'd love to go to them all, but if you've got to narrow it down, head to Frederick. We talked to Teresa Summers Greenwood of Summers Farm to get the scoop on all the activities to be done.
"Summers Farm was originally a dairy farm," she said. "In 1992, we sold our dairy herd. I began looking for another way to supplement our cash crop business. In 1993, I read an article about a farm in Florida who had also sold their dairy herd and opened their farm to the public as pumpkin patch. I began researching this possibility. In 1997, I opened our fall agri-tourism business."
And if you thought it was just gonna be pumpkins and mazes, think again! This is Summers Farm's 20th season, and it boasts (among others!) pig races, giant slides, and a pumpkin cannon. Yep, you read that right. After you pick your pumpkin, you can watch some other pumpkins explode, and cheer on some piggy sprinters.
"The most popular attractions are wagon ride, pumpkin patch, slides, jumping pillows and farm animals," said Teresa. "In this area, we have a large population who comes to visit our farm and enjoy all the festivities."
The farm opens back up for the season on September 24th, and you'll have to come down and see what this year's corn maze theme will be. In 2014, the maze celebrated the Star Spangled Banner, and last year, it was Taylor Swift-themed.
Maybe for the 2017 season, we can get a Route One Apparel-themed maze. Hey, we can dream, can't we?