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Pumpkin Patches, Farms and Orchards
👩🏼🌾 Winterbrook Farm
Special Dates to Remember
🍂 The Great Frederick Fair will be held the week of September 17th!
Fall Festival at Summer’s Farm on September 18th!
Straight No Chaser will be at the Weinberg Center for the Arts on September 18th!
🎇 The second annual Sunflower Festival at Lawyer’s winterbrook Farm will be held on September 11th!
🎃Frederick’s Oktoberfest will be held on October 1st and 2nd!
🍎The 2021 Fall Festival at Lawyer’s Winterbrook Farm will be held on the weekends in late September/early October!
🍂October’s First Saturday events will be held on October 1st!
Trick or Treat Events
🦸🏻 Halloween in Downtown Frederick on October 30th!
🧛Rose Hill Manor presents the History of Trick or Treat weekends in October!
🍫Trick or Treat Drive Thru at Utica Park on October 29th!
Just outside of Frederick
🎃 Butler's Orchard Pick your own pumpkins, fall events for the kids
🎃 🍂 Check out the fall colors and Float Contest 10/7-10/11 at the Autumn Glory Festival
Great County Farms has lots to offer this fall! 🍎 Apple Gala and Fresh Cider Fest in September then come back in October for the 🎃 Pumpkin Harvest Festival.
🍏 Pick your own apples at Rock Hill Orchard
🥾 🧗 🌳 🦌 Take a Hike
Monocacy National Battlefield Trails
10 Hiking Destinations in Frederick County
Rent a moonbounce from Backyard Inflatables
Head to MeLand Play on a rainy day for an indoor playground
🚃Check out the largest miniature world model train displays in the country Roads and Rails
Zipline courses at TreeTrekkers
🚂 Enjoy a good old fashioned train ride through the beautiful farmland and countryside on the Walkersville Southern Railroad
🌉 Take a drive and check out the three covered bridges located in Frederick
🐖 🐄Everyday activities and special fall events at Green Meadows
Head to Mccutcheons for some of their delicious jam for your breakfast toast
Pick up lunch from🥨 🍕 Pretzel and Pizza Creations and head to Baker Park for a picnic lunch
🕵🏽♀️ Explore Downtown Frederick with Monthly Scavenger Hunts by Surelocked In Escape Games
🍿Popcorn makes every movie better! Stop at Original Popcorn House for gourmet popcorn and grab your pillows and get comfy for a 🎥 Drive Inn Movie at FSK.
🎨 🖌Saturday morning patio painting, To-Go kits or limited in person studio hours, Hot Fired Arts has it all for your creative needs!
🥤 A Covid-19 Survival Kit from North Market Pop Shop will add some fun to your fall!
🧸 Start your Christmas list early with a visit to Dancing Bear Toys
📚Pick up a new book Curious Iguana and find a bench Carroll Creek
🧺Picnic lunch at Monocacy Village Park with sandwiches 🥪 from 7th Street Sandwich
🦀Everyone loves a crabfest! Get them ready to eat from Avery's Maryland Grille
🛹Learn how to do a kick flip at the Skatepark
🎢 Tap into your adrenaline at Adventure Park
🐒 Take in the wildlife at Catoctin Wildlife Preserve
🐢 Observe the turtle and take some time to learn about the wildlife at Fountain Rock Park Nature Center
🏞 Visit all the playgrounds that Frederick County has to offer
🍦 Visit Frederick Fudge & IceCream for all your sweet tooth needs
☕️ Latte for the parents and hot chocolate for the kids at Frederick Coffee Company
🚶🏼♀️Lace up your sneakers and head out for Self Guided Tour of Frederick
🌻 Pick up some fall flowers at Mar-Lu View
🍩 Donuts are the best way to start the weekend, especially with Glory Doughnuts
📚 Pick out some of your favorite fall themed library books and schedule a curbside pickup with Frederick County Public Library
🎣 Grab the fishing poles and hit up one of these spots, Freshwater Fishing Hotspots
Stay at home activities
🌷 Plant spring bulbs
🍂🍁 Rake leaves together. Jump in the pile, then rake them up again!
☀️Enjoy those rays of sun and make a paper plate suncatcher
💎Try your hand at Geocaching
🏅At-Home Sports and Activities That Stretch Your Mind and Body, Game On!
🥳 There’s always something to celebrate, look to the National Day Calendar for ideas
🏃🏾♀️ Register for an upcoming virtual race, run, or ride. Many of these types of events are very family-friendly with shorter routes as an option, discounted (or free) registration for children, and fun after-parties. As a bonus, some of these types of events are fundraisers as well.
🎶 🕺🏻 Make a playlist of Halloween-themed songs and have a dance party in your living room. Some of our favorites:
- "This is Halloween" by Danny Elfman from The Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack
- "Monster Mash" by Bobby Pickett
- "Thriller" by Michael Jackson
- "Some Kind of Monster" by Neon Trees
- "Season of the Witch" by Donovan
- "Bark at the Moon" by Ozzy Osbourne
- "My Beloved Monster" by Eels from the Shrek soundtrack
- "The Time Warp" from the Rocky Horror Picture Show soundtrack
- "The Monster" by Eminem (feat. Rihanna)
- "Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell
- "The Devil's Chasing Me" by Reverend Horton Heat
🏋🏻♀️Try a 30-day fitness challenge. Check out the monthly "More More" column in Macaroni Kid Family Fitness and Wellness for the "Our Family Moves" challenge for the month.
🚶🏽♂️🚶🏼♀️Take a family walk around the neighborhood before or after dinner. It's a great way to connect while enjoying the changing scenery.
👻 Read ghost stories by the fire
🔥 Get creative with you s’more and try some of these S'mores Alternatives
🍏 🍎 40 Apple Activities for Kids
🛠 Tackle a DIY project idea from Home Depot
🚒 Reach out to your first responders and find what they need. Take up a neighborhood collection.
🤝 Collection donations for the Heartly House. Follow them on Facebook for an updated list of needs.