Patches From Patch: Where To Pick A Pumpkin Around Baltimore County


(Photo Credit: Michelle-Rotuno Johnson/ Patch)

BALTIMORE COUNTY - Signs of fall are everywhere, from cooler nights and turning leaves to pumpkin spice lattes and other products and a sea of orange pumpkins in front of the grocery store.

But maybe you want the real deal — an actual pumpkin — in your home this season. Whether you're planning to bake a pie, carve a jack-o-lantern, or add some festive flair to your stoop, there are several places to pick up a pumpkin around Baltimore County.

Here are a few suggestions:

Chapel Hills Farm and Nursery

  • Location: 4356 Chapel Road. Perry Hall.
  • Operating Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Specials: Come for the pumpkins. Stay for the pony rides, kettle corn, fresh-baked goods, and Libby's frozen treats.

Valley View Farms

  • Location: 11035 York Rd. Cockeysville.
  • Operating Hours: Daily, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Specials: Guess how many seeds are in the "biggest pumpkin." WBAL's Tom Tasselmyer makes the final count. Winners get gift card prizes.

Weber's Cider Mill Farm

  • Location: 2526 Proctor Lane. Parkville.
  • Operating Hours: Weekends 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Weekdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Specials: Play structures, face painting, mini mazes, gem mining, hillside slides, tire climbing, and more.

Beachmont Corn Maze

  • Location: 6433 Mount Vista Road, Kingsville, MD 21087.
  • Operating Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (reservations required); Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Specials: Hayrides, Giant Ball Slinger, Skee Ball, Rubber Ducky Races, Straw Bale Maze, Pebble Beach Play Box, and more.

Jone's Farm

  • Location: 2100 Philadelphia Rd Edgewood, MD 21040.
  • Operating Hours: Call 410) 676-3709 for hours and crop availability.
  • Specials: U-Pick Pumpkins, Soybean Maize, Corn Maize with Scavenger Hunt, Scarecrow Making, and more.

Baugher's Orchards and Farms

  • Location: 1015 Baugher Rd. Westminster
  • Operating Hours: Weekends from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Specials: Pick-your-own pumpkins with a hayride to the patch, play zones, scarecrows, a petting zoo, and more. Don't miss out on Baugher's famous apple cider donuts.

Brookfield Pumpkins

  • Location: 8302 Ramsburg Road. Thurmont
  • Operating Hours: Mon.-Thurs.: 3-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-6:00 p.m.; Sun.: Noon-6 p.m.

Buppert's/Doran's Chance Farm

  • Location: 6914 Ridge Road, Marriotsville
  • Operating Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Weekends from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Specials: Family corn maze fun and hayride to the "U-Pick Patch."

This article was originally written by Kristin Danley-Greiner, for the Bel Air Patch. Reporter Van Fisher adapted it for the Baltimore County Patches.

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