October 16, 2015 – October 18, 2015
Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend or the rest of October? From corn mazes, to pumpkin picking to haunted hay rides here is your comprehensive list of fun family activities in Maryland.
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Sept. 19-Nov. 1., Saturdays & Sundays. Hayrides, corn maze, jumping pillow, underground slide, corn boxes, shortie maze, cow train and more. 10:30am-last tickets sold at 4pm. $12.50 admission for all activities. Kids 30-inches and shorter are free. Lothian, Maryland.Horsmon Farm
Sept. 19-Oct. 31, weekends and school holidays. Hay rides, petting zoo, corn box, straw maze, sorghum maze and special events each weekend including scarecrow making, kayaking for kids, tractor weekend and more. Sat. and Sun., 11am-5pm. Admission free, $7 for activities and includes a pumpkin. 1865 Horsmon Farm Lane, St. Leonard. 443-532-5761. horsmonfarm.comHomestead Gardens Fall Fest
Sept. 26-Oct 25, Saturdays and Sundays. Also Oct. 16. Barnyard, corn maze, pumpkin patches and entertainment. Free entry, fee for some activities. Sat. 11am-6pm; Sun. 11am-4pm. Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville
Special Historic Hauntings Oct. 2-31, Fridays and Saturdays. Tour the inside the haunted James Brice House at night. $14-22. 7:30pm. Historic Annapolis Museum and Store, Annapolis. annapolistours.com/our-tours/historic-ghost-walk
Haunted History Hike Oct. 16. Ghost tales and guided hike by lantern light. Registration required. $5. 7-10pm. Soldiers Delight Natural Environment Area, Owings Mills. 410-922-3044
Valley of the Haunted Haunted trail: Oct. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31, weekends. Little Haunts: Oct. 18 and 25. One-mile trail through the woods. Flesh-hungry zombies, maniacal clowns and more. Little Haunts activities for children 10 and under include trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting and hay maze. Haunted trail hours: Fri. and Sat., 6:30-10:30pm, Sun. 6:30-9:30pm. Little Haunts hours: 2-6pm. Camp Hidden Valley, White Hall.
Halloween Happenings Weekends starting Oct. 16. Haunted barn and hayride. $13. Children under 6 are free. Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10pm; Sundays 7-9pm. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville.
OktoBEARfest Oct. 17. Noon-4pm. Seasonal beers, live music, and Oktoberfest-style food and fare, and all day admission to zoo. $40-$50. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
St. Andrew’s UMC Fall Festival Oct. 17, 9am-3pm. Food, entertainment, pony rides, hay rides, moonbounce, and more. Free. St. Andrew’s UMC, Edgewater.
Pumpkin Trolleyfest Oct. 17-18 and 24-25. Trips to Pinson’s Pumpkin Market. $5-$7. Departures from 12:30-3:50pm. National Capital Trolley Museum, Colesville.
Murder Mystery Oct. 17. Zip, swing and climb to solve a murder mystery. Reservations required. $65. 6:30pm. Terrapin Adventures, Savage.
Harbor Harvest Children’s Festival
Oct. 18. Ikea Urban Pumpkin Patch, petting zoo, face painting and more. Free, additional costs are required for some activities. 10am-2pm. West Shore Park, Baltimore.
Halloween Family Fun Night. Oct. 18. Trick-or-treating at Chesapeake Beach Water Park. Costumes encouraged. Free. 6:30-8pm. Chesapeake Beach Water Park, Chesapeake Beach. 410-257-2411
Halloween on the Farm Oct. 18. 4-7pm. Costume contest, hayrides, games and more. $4. Old Maryland Farm, Upper Marlboro.
Spooky Splash, Spooky Splash Jr Check website for details. Severna Park Community Center, Severna Park.
Community Fall Festival, Davidsonville Oct. 19. Grace Presbyterian Church, Davidsonville. 410-798-5300.