Give yourself “pumpkin” to do this weekend and check out these places within driving distance of DC. Many of them offer the opportunity to pick both apples and pumpkins, along with other fall festivities!
15604 Sugarland Road, Poolesville, Maryland; 301-977-3898
Distance From DC: About 24 miles.
Pumpkins: $.59 per pound.
Apples: Fuji, Cameo, Enterprise, Suncrisp, Jonagold. $1.99 per pound ($1.69 per pound if over 20 pounds, $1.49 per pound if over 40 pounds).
Extra Fall Fun: In the market, Homestead has done the hard work for you and has some pre-picked apples and pumpkins, as well as apple cider, vegetables, mums and decorative gourds.
Hours: Open every day in October. Weekday hours are 9 am to 6 pm (no pick-your-owns after 5 PM) and weekends 9 am to 5 pm.
Admission: $4 per person if you take advantage of the hayride to the pumpkin patch, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm on weekends.
22222 Davis Mill Road Germantown, Maryland; 301-972-3299
Distance From DC: 29 miles.
Pumpkins: $.65 per pound.
Apples: In the farm market they have Honeycrisp, Cortland, Crimson Crisp, Gala, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Empire, and Hudson Golden Gem. Regular-season apples are 2.69 per pound, Honeycrisps are $3.49 per pound. Pick-your-own is finished for the season.
Extra Fall Fun: Pumpkin Festival (October 1, 7-9, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29), reserve your own bonfire, and there are sheep, miniature donkeys, goats, chickens and a pig.
Hours: Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
Admission: $3 per person.
2415 Woodbine Rd, Woodbine, Maryland; 301-854-6110