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Published on October 10th, 2016 | by SOMDParents


Fun Fall Activities in Southern Maryland

Southern Maryland has so many fun things to do when the fall season rolls around! From busting out those cable-knit sweaters to purchasing all things pumpkin, the fall season offers up plenty of things to do to forget that those summer nights are long gone. Need some ideas for fun activities this fall? We’ve got you covered! Check out this list of things to do in southern Maryland this fall:

Visit Forrest Hall Farm in Mechanicsville, MD in October. 

We have mentioned this corn maze before but that’s because it’s just so cool! They offer a hay ride, farm animals, and a play and picnic area all available with a ticket purchase. The farm is open from 9am until 6pm so there is plenty of time during the day to stop by. The best part is the free pumpkin or apple that comes with admission! Tickets are $7 each and kids under 3 get in free.

This year’s maze design and theme is in celebration of Southern Maryland’s newest heritage trail, The Southern Maryland Historic Horse Trail; highlighting Southern Maryland destinations in which horses played a vital role in our culture and history.


For more information on Forrest Hall Farm, check out their website here!

OPEN weekends until October 31st from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Open weekdays by appointment 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Open after 6 p.m. by appointment.



Go to the Celebrate Charles! FallFest in Waldorf, MD on October 22, 2016.

Admission is free to this FallFest! Browse local artisans and crafters in the Celebrate Charles Marketplace. Kids of all ages can play all day in the Family Fun Zone. Enjoy fantastic live entertainment performed by The Balloon Nerd (12:00 p.m.) and Rocknoceros (1:30 p.m.) Give your Halloween costume a trial run on the Trick-or-Treat Trail. Sit in on exciting cooking demonstrations by A Taste of Southern Maryland in the Legends Club. This event will be held rain or shine!

Visit the FallFest website here.

Saturday, October 22, 2016 • Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf, MD


Visit Vampire Manor in Bel Alton, MD, weekends this October. **Please use discretion when thinking about bringing young children!

The 28th annual Vampire Manor is here!

Ticket sales will only be available to patrons arriving via “Manor Express”. Tickets cost $12 for Adults and $8 for children under 12. All proceeds go to benefit non-profit organizations including; Charles County Dive Rescue Inc. (Company 13), the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department (Company 10), and drama programs at some of the local county high schools, who provided many of the volunteer actors. Free transport to and from the Manor will be provided via the “Manor Express” bus service.

  • untitledHours are – Thursday – Saturday, Oct 6-8
  • Thursday – Saturday, Oct 13-15
  • Thursday – Saturday, Oct 20-22
  • Thursday – Monday, Oct 27 – 31

7:30pm-10:00pm on Thursdays
7:30pm-11:00pm on Fridays and Saturdays

Vampire Manor is located at
9410 Irving Road, in Bel Alton MD. Visit their website here.

Visit Spider Hall Farm (daytime) in Prince Frederick, MD!

Daytime attractions are open Saturdays & Sundays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. during the month of October. The last ticket is sold at 5 p.m. General Admission  costs $9 per person and kids 3 and under are FREE  but must be accompanied by a paid adult. General Admission includes the corn maze, hayrides, petting zoo, giant slide, moon bounce, corn box and vendor market. Pumpkins sold separately by the pound in the pumpkin patch. Other ticketed attractions include Hamster Ball Races for $5 per ride. Visit the farm’s website here.

Visit Twisted Fields of Terror at Spider Hall Farm (nighttime) in Prince Frederick, MD! *Again, please use discretion when thinking about bringing young children!

Southern Maryland’s Biggest haunted attraction is back for the 2016 Halloween Season with an all new 3rd attraction….Twisty’s Twisted Corn Maze! There are over 20 acres of farm fields waiting to terrorize you and your friends! Come down and check out the Grinner Family’s Cannibal Creek Haunted Trail or zombie paintball hayride! Most of the attractions cost $15 each or you can purchase combo packs or VIP packages to avoid lines. Twisted Fields of Terror is located at 3915 Hallowing Point Rd. in Prince Frederick, MD. Their website can be viewed here.

Visit Bowles Farm in Clements, MD!

Bowles Farm offers an awesome corn maze and other fun attractions that will keep the kids smiling all day! Tickets cost $10 per person (children under 3 are free)! Enjoy the kids play area, ride the corn maze express, kids barrel ride, kids corn boxes
petting zoo, straw jumping pits, kids slides, kids straw maze and take your picture by the big Spongebob! The theme of this year’s maze is “Welcome Great Pumpkin” Charlie Brown. Visit the Bowles Farms Website here.













Does your family have any fall traditions in southern Maryland? Share them with us!

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