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Festive Fall Happenings

Oct 20, 2011 04:38PM ● Published by Anonymous

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

Bennett’s Curse Haunted Attractions features scary attractions such as Castle Bennett, House of the Vampyres, Dominion of Darkness, Sanctuary of Insanity and more. At Blob’s Park, Jessup. 7-11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays. $20-$30. Through 10/31. Bennettscurse.com.

Deale Volunteer Fire Dept.’s Morgue Manner features guided tours led by a ghoulish individual who explains the scenes of tortured souls. Depart from the Deal Fire House by bus, which takes you to the haunted house. 7-10:30 p.m. Weekends in October, beginning 10/14. $30 speed pass. Proceeds go directly into purchasing and maintaining fire-rescue-EMS activities and equipment. Deale42.com. 410-867-1350.

Dick and Jane’s Farm in Harwood hosts several seasonal activities including a pumpkin patch, a corn maze, and tractor-pulled hayrides. 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays and holidays. By appointment after 6 p.m. Dickandjanesfarm.com. 410-867-3264.

Greenstreet Gardens Fall Festival kicks off with a free outdoor movie. Other activities include hay wagon rides, a corn maze, a cow train, a hay bale maze, a corn pit, a jumping pillow, a tractor play set, an underground slide, and more. At Greenstreet Gardens, Lothian. Weekends 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admission is one canned food per person. Through 10/30. Greenstreetgardens.com. 410-867-9500.

Homestead Gardens offers pony rides, pumpkin painting, a straw maze, hayrides to the llama barn, and live entertainment. At Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville. Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Through 10/31. Homesteadgardens.com. 410-798-5000.

Knightongale Farm is a 90-acre working farm in Harwood, known as Home of the Spiders because of its hay bale arachnids. Its features include pedal tractors, farm animals, and a sandbox filled with kennel corn. A six-acre patch holds pumpkins on the vine. Other activities, each $3, include a three-acre corn maze, hayrides, and pony rides. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 443-871-1073.

Maryland Sunrise Farm is the state’s largest certified organic farm in Gambrills. It features an 11-acre corn maze with and wide range of other activities. Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Columbus Day, 10/10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $9 for adults; $7 for children 5-12; free for kids under 5. Mdsunrisefarm.com. 410-923-0726.

EASTERN SHORE

Maritime Monster Mash benefits the Navy Point Restoration Project. Come for some spooky family fun with judging for the best costumes, games, and 'trick-or-treats' at various exhibits. Enjoy live music, entertainers, magicians, and costumed martiime monsters, including the Bay's own Chessie. At the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels on 10/21. 6-9 p.m. $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Cbmm.org. 410-745-2916

Kent Form Pumpkin Patch offers free hayrides to the pumpkin patch, and a petting zoo. Apples, Asian pears and fall produce are available. At Kent Fort Farm, Stevensville. Through 10/31. 410-643-1650.

Councell Farms specializes in fruits, vegetables, and pumpkins. Bring the kids for Councell’s “Field of Fun,” which features a combine slide, a tractor track, a corn maze, a barnyard jump, a goat pen, rubber duck races, obstacle courses, and more. At Councell Farms, Cordova. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Through 10/31. Councellfarms.com. 410-822-8213.

Emily’s Produce offers a u-pick pumpkin patch, homegrown mums, fall decorations, children’s play area, pedal tractors, a challenging Milo Maze, family fun activities, and homegrown fruits and vegetables. At Emily’s Produce, Church Creek. Every Sunday in October. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Emilysproduce.com. 410-228-3512.

Halloween Happenings is held annually in Easton on the Saturday before Halloween, and is a double header. At 10 a.m., young children (encouraged to be in costume) gather in Thompson Park for games, entertainment, and prizes for costumes. They are then led around the block and back to Thompson Park in a fun, costumed parade of Trick or Treaters, to get candy from downtown merchants. In the event of rain, Halloween Happenings is held in the Avalon Theatre. Free. Eastonmainstreet.com. 410-820-8822.

Halloween Haunted Walk encounters ghosts and goblins. The walk is an event for all ages, but not for the faint of heart. At the Tuckahoe Equestrian Center, Queen Anne. 10/22,23 and 29. Tuckahoeequestriancenter.net. 410-482-2176.

Fall Into St. Michaels takes place throughout downtown St. Michaels from 10/14-11/4. Highlights include a scarecrow celebration and contest, a 5k run/walk, pumpkin carving competition, a pumpkin pie contest (yum), ghost tours, and Jack Russel races. Also, be sure to stick around for the Halloween Celebration and Parade at 4 p.m. and trick-or-treating from 6-8 p.m on 10/29. See the full schedule here.

REGIONAL

Roha Farms is a 60-acre farm in Hydes with a six-acre corn maze, hayrides, and pick-your-own pumpkins. Other attractions include pumpkin and face painting, horse and pony rides, a straw climb, and a beanbag toss. Bonfires and parties available for groups. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. rohafarms.com. 410-592-8040.

The Psycho Safari Haunted House is produced by Tulip Gulch Productions, and is in its 25th year in Bowie. The haunted house is rated PG-13; parental discretion strongly advised. The line to get into the haunted house goes outside, and it does get cold. Patrons are encouraged to dress appropriately. Tours last approximately 20 minutes. At Prince George’s Stadium, Bowie. Fridays and Saturdays through 10/30 and Halloween Sunday. 6:30-11 p.m. Under $17. Bowiebaysox.com. 301-464-4911.

Fright Fest features family-friendly activities during the day, with a special Halloween-themed children’s area, Halloween-themed shows, and all the park’s signature rides, games, and attractions. At Six Flags America, Bowie/Mitchellville. Saturdays 12-10 p.m., Sundays 12-9 p.m., and Friday 10/28 5-10:30 p.m. Through 10/31. Sixflags.com. 301-249-1500.

Frightland in Middletown, DE is a complex of haunted houses and hayride that offer spooky nighttime fun and live entertainment. The Fall Fest provides family-oriented daytime activities including carnival rides, face painting, hayrides, crafts, a pumpkin patch, corn mazes and more. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Fall Fest Day activities are on Saturday and Sunday, 2-6 p.m. $20-$50; $5 parking fee donated to Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware. Nighttime festivities are not recommended for children under the age of 12. Frightland.com. 302-383-0256.

Fall Harvest Family Days welcome the autumn season with activities the entire family will enjoy, including horse-drawn wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, a straw bale maze, early-American games and music, apple-roasting and corn husk doll making. At Mount Vernon. 10/22 & 23. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mountvernon.org.

If you know of any other fun, seasonal attractions, please feel free to email them to eventseditor@whatsupmag.com.

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