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October 24, 2012 Arts and Entertainment

Pumpkin Patch Farms and Pumpkin Picking Guide for Maryland MD

Maryland Pumpkin Picking Farms and Fall Pumpkin Patch Farms - go pumpkin picking at a local farm in Maryland.

When there's a crisp snap in the air, nothing beats a day at the local pumpkin patch farm. It's guaranteed to put a Jack-o-Lantern-sized smile on everyone's face! We have the best Maryland pumpkin picking farms and Halloween festivals for the state of Maryland. These pumpkin farms offer the best Maryland pumpkin picking so get some friends or family together and get started picking pumpkins in Maryland!

View our Halloween Guide for Maryland. It has detailed information on Halloween Haunted Houses, Happenings, Halloween Parades, Events and Hayrides.

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Or click on a town name below to quickly see the full listing of address and phone number of the Pumpkin Picking Farms

Adamstown | Baltimore | Bradshaw | Brandywine | Brookeville | Bryantown | Buckeystown | Churchville | Clements | Clinton | Davidsonville | Edgewood | Elkton | Ellicott City | Fallston | Frederick | Germantown | Glenelg | Glenn Dale | Harwood | Hebron | Hydes | Libertytown | Lothian | Lusby | Manchester | Maryland | Mechanicsville | Middletown | Millers | Millersville | Mitchellville | Mount Airy | New Midway | New Windsor | Phoenix | Preston | Sabillasville | Stevenson | Stevensville | Thurmont | Twiggtown | Upper Marlboro | Upperco | Westminster | Whiteford | Woodbine |

Some pumpkin patch tips for getting the best pumpkin in Maryland this year:

If you can, pick yours right off the vine and out of the pumpkin patch. The pumpkin flesh should be free of soft spots which can invite mold and rot. If you?re planning to use your pumpkin for carving, choose one that?s big enough. Make sure the base is solid and the stem is intact (also, don't carry it by the stem - it might break off). If your pumpkin is destined for a pie, choose a small one grown especially for eating. Once you get your fresh-picked pumpkin home, "cure" it by keeping it undisturbed in a cool, dark place. This toughens up the rind and helps prevent rot.

While you're pumpkin hunting, amaze your friends by sharing these Pumpkin Facts:

  • The Irish brought the tradition of pumpkin carving to America. Originally, they carved turnips to celebrate All Hallows Eve - but pumpkins were plentiful in the states, and easier to handle.
  • The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,140 pounds.
  • Pumpkins were once used to cure freckles and snake bites.

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