Where To Do Your Apple & Pumpkin Picking in the DMV

As the cooler weather rolls in it’s time to make the most of the season! There are plenty of fun farm and fall festivals to visit to help you welcome autumn. We’ve compiled a list of all the top orchards and farms in the DMV just for you!

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Maryland

Lohr’s Orchard
3212 Snake LaneLohrs
Churchville, MD 21028
Phone: 410-836-2783
Hours: Please call for hours
Attractions: Weekend hayrides and cider tasting, fall trips start on the 1st of October. They consist of a wagon ride around the farm with a stop in the pumpkin patch area for the children to pick their own pumpkins then stop to pick their own apples, if crop permits, and finish with cups of our fresh cider!

Baugher Apple Orchard and Packing House
1015 Baugher Road
Westminster, MD 21158
Phone: 410-848-5541
Hours: Daily, 8am-6pm
Attractions: Wagon rides for PYO customers, farm zoo, playground, fall fun days, hayrides, scarecrow workshop, restaurant, fruit market, bakery and more!

Larriland Farm Inc.
2415 Woodbine RoadLarriland Farm
Woodbine, MD 21797

Phone: 410-442-2605
or 301-854-6110
Hours: October 1-31st
Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm
Attractions: Tours, Hayrides, Pick Your Own Fruits and Vegetables, Straw Maze and Boo Barn!

Weber’s Cider Mill Farm
2526 Proctor Lane
Parkville, MD 21234
Phone: 410-668-4488
Hours: July-September, 9am-7pm
Attractions: Hayrides for the whole family, Straw Maze & Mini Maze for the younger ones, The Boo Barn & Giant Hillside Slide, Pedal Tractors & Duck Races, Gem Mining and Farm Animals!

Homestead FarmHomestead Farm
15604 Sugarland Road
Poolesville, MD 20837
Phone: 301-977-3761
Hours: Daily, 9am-6pm
Attractions: Pick-Your-Own, Hayrides, Field Trips available!

Kingsbury’s Orchard
19415 Peach Tree Road
Dickerson, MD 20842
Phone: 301-972-8755
Hours: Friday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
Attractions: Beautiful Views of Historic Homes and Barns, Wide variety of apples and pears, CandyCrisp and Cameo Apples!

Butlers Orchard 2

Butler’s Orchard
22200 Davis Mill Road
Germantown, MD 20876
Phone: 301-972-3299
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9:30am-5:00pm
Attractions: 33rd Annual Pumpkin Festival! Enjoy hayrides, corn hole, pumpkin land, crafts and more!

Millburn Orchards
1495 Appleton Roadapples
Elkton, MD 21921

Phone: 410-398-1349
Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 10am-5pm
Attractions: Barnyard Animals, Play Area, Picnic Area, Seasonal Festivals, Hay rides, Ice Cream, Educational Tours and More!

Virginia

Cox Farms
15621 Braddock Road
Centreville, VA 20120
Phone: 703-830-4121CoxFarmsLogo
Hours
: Daily, 10am-6pm
Price: Weekday Admission – $9, Weekend Admission – $14, Prime Weekend Admission – $17, Free admission for children under the age of 2
Attractions: Corner Market, Fields of Fear, Free apples and cider
Admission includes: 5 giant slides, hayrides, CORNundrum, rope swing, live entertainment, goat village, pumpkin to take home & more!

Ticonderoga Farms
26469 Ticonderoga Road
Chantilly, VA 20152
Phone: 703-327-4424
Hours: Daily, 9am-6pm
Price: Weekday Admission – $9.95, Weekend Admission – $14.95, Prime Weekend Admission – $16.95, Free Admission for children under the age of 2
Attractions: Ponds, Swings, Fire Pits, Hayrides, Hillside Slides, Rolling Tunnels, Cow Train, Enormous Jump & Pillow Bounce, Petting Farm Animals and more!

Hartland Orchardhartland maze
3064 Hartland Lane
Markham, VA 22643
Phone: 540-364-2316
Hours: Daily, 8am-6pm
Attractions: Pick your own apples, already picked apples available, $12 per half bushel, corn maze, dog friendly!

Hollin Farms
1436 Snowden Road
Delaplane, VA 20144
Phone: 540-592-3574
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 9am-4pm
Attractions: Already picked apples only, $13 a peck bag, dogs welcome!

Marker-Miller Orchards
3035 Cedar Creek Grade
Winchester, VA 22062
Phone: 540-662-1391
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-6pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm & Sunday, 12pm-5pm
Attractions: Pick your own apples, already picked apples available.

striblinglogoStribling Orchard
11587 Poverty Hollow Lane
Markham, VA 22643
Phone: 540-364-3040
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-5pm
Attractions: Pick your own apples, already picked apples available

Burke Nursery & Garden Center
9401 Burke Road
Burke, VA 22015
Phone: 703-323-1188
Hours: Daily, 9am-9pm
Price: Weekday Admission – $9/person, Weekend Admission – $12/person, Free Admission for children under the age of 2
Attractions:  Get a small pumpkin and hayride with admission

Heather Hills Gardensheather hills pumpkins
8111 Ox Road
Fairfax Station, VA 22039
Phone: 703-690-6060
Hours: Daily, 10am-6pm
Price: $6 entry fee, Free admission for children under the age of 2
Attractions: Enjoy Tumbling Tubes, Pumpkin Fort, Mega Swing, Trapeze Bar, Mini Zoo and more!

Leesburg Animal Park
19270 Monroe-Madison Memorial Highway
Leesburg, VA 20175
Phone: 703-433-0002
Hours: Daily, 9:30am-6:00pm
Attractions: Pumpkinville, Giant Hill Slides, Wagon Rides, Moon Bounces, Corn Maze, Spider Web Crawl, Pony Rides, Free Apple & Cider Snacks, Pedal Carts, Face Painting and Camel Rides, just to name a few!

After you’ve enjoyed your time at the orchards and farms, it’s time to transform your apples and pumpkins into delicious creations!

One of the easiest ways to use your fresh picked apples is to make crock pot apple butter. You can just sit back and relax while your slow cooker does all the work. You can make a large batch and use it for gifts for Thanksgiving too!

Crock Pot Apple Butter

  • 6 apples (use just about any kind of apples for this recipe)
  • 1 1/2 cups apple cider (or apple juice)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugarapple-butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Peel, core and chop apples, add to slow cooker.
  2. Add cider/juice, sugar and spices.
  3. Cook on high until bubbly.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cook 6-8 hours, stirring every hour. When done, the apple butter will have thickened and be a deep brown color.
  5. For a smoother texture, blend to break down any remaining chunks of apple. I use a handheld emulsifier or blender to achieve a smoother texture after cooking.
  6. If planning to store your apple butter or use as a gift, can it in a boiling water bath.
  7. Without canning, keep refrigerated and use within a month or two.

While you’re relaxing and waiting for your apple butter, here’s how you can enjoy a nice hot cup of Pumpkin Spiced Latte at home!

Pumpkin Spiced Latte

  • 1 Cup of Milkpumpkin latte
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons of Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 teaspoon of Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 2 Shots of Espresso
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • Whipped Cream

Instructions

  1. In a sauce pan boil the milk, once the milk comes to a boil add pumpkin puree and stir on low heat.
  2. Add sugar, pumpkin pie spice, and espresso into a mug.
  3. Once the milk and pumpkin puree comes to a boil, pour into the mug; add a healthy portion of whipped cream and a pinch of cinnamon on top.

Enjoy!

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