D.C. September 20, 2017
8 Harvest Festivals Around Washington DC That Will Make Your Autumn Awesome
When the weather gets cool, it’s time to start seeking out apple cider, pumpkin patches, hayrides and great food. You can spend your weekends exploring around DC trying out the many different harvest festivals we have in our area. From pumpkin patches to apple festivals and historic reenactments, everything you need for fall is at these best fall festivals.
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1. Barracks Row Fall Festival
The Barracks Row Fall Festival aims to bend urban city life with small town fairs. There’s nothing quite like anywhere else in the city. There’s food, games and performances that the whole family will love. The Festival takes place on September 23rd.
2. Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival
Jumbo’s is a great pick-your-own pumpkin patch in Maryland. The fun here doesn’t stop at pumpkins. There’s a 15 acre corn maze, hay rides, wagon rides, face painting and crafts for sale. The festival opens on September 23 and is located at 6521 Holter Road in Middletown Maryland.
3. The Fall Festival at Summers Farm
Located in Frederick Maryland, Summers Farm hosts a massive fall festival every year. They have over 45 attractions including rides, slides, pig races, tug of war games, tractor rides and so much more. 5620 Butterfly Lane, Frederick MD.
4. Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival
The 48th Annual Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival is a fun, free event in October. There are arts and crafts vendors, pony rides, arts and crafts vendors and plenty of apple orchards for apple picking. The festival takes place on weekends in October. Graves Mountain is located on Rt. 670 in Syria, VA.
5. Mount Vernon Fall Harvest Family Days
You can celebrate the season going back in time at Mount Vernon Fall Harvest Days. There are wagon rides, early-American style games, a straw bale maze and plenty of historic demonstrations. The festival takes place at Mount Vernon on October 21-22.
6. The Colonial Market Fair at Claude Moore Farm
Claude Moore Farm is a living history museum located in McLean Virginia, just outside of DC. On the farm, they reenact what life was like in 1771. During the Market Fair in the fall, you can enjoy mulled wine, crisp fresh apples or learn to dip candles and be entertained by musicians and tradesman. The Market Fair takes place October 21-22 from 11am-4:30pm.
7. Calvert County Fair
The Calvert County Fair began in 1840 and has grown into a beloved local tradition. There are contests, live entertainment performances, rides and fair foods. The Calvert County Fair is located at 140 Calvert Fair Drive.
8. National Apple Harvest Festival
The National Apple Harvest Festival is held during the first two full weekends in October. There are antique cars, orchard tours, a petting zoo, crafts, live music and delicious food. The Festival takes places at 615 Narrows Road in Biglerville, PA.
While you’re on the road heading to these harvest festivals, keep an eye out for the gorgeous fall foliage!
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