October 18, 2013
Trunk or Treat A free community event for children in fifth grade and younger with a moon bounce, arts and crafts, games and refreshments will be held from 4 p.m to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at Gethsemane Baptist Church, 14135 Burntwoods Road in Glenwood. Information: 410-442-5853. Fall festival The Fall Fun Festival at Gaver Farm takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Sunday, Nov. 3, 5501 Detrick Road in Mount Airy. The event includes a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, with free hay rides on weekends, a market, corn maze, a pedal kart track, animal arena, giant slides, mini-mazes, playgrounds, obstacle course, pirate ship and straw activities.
September 19, 2013
The annual corn maze is now open at Beachmont Christian Camp and ministries in Kingsville. Beachmont hit a home run in itsr choice of a sports theme for its third maze. "The Birds of Baltimore" celebrates Baltimore's home teams, the Orioles and the Ravens! Designed after their bird logos, (with use permission from both teams), the interactive maze takes up six acres with more than two miles of pathways. According to volunteer General Manager Glen Newmann, "A GPS and computer were used to guide the cutting of the logo into the cornfield.
October 20, 2012
It's October, and for farms such as Baugher's Orchard, in Westminster, pumpkins and apples are ready to be harvested - and it seems many people are interested in that process. "This time of year is such a busy time," said Marjorie Baugher, owner of the orchard off Route 140. "So many people want to be out. We had eight wagons running constantly (last) weekend for people. " Those wagons run during the week, too, as the orchard hosts school groups from all around the area. An average of two or three tours are conducted each day during the week, according to Lynn Forman, a fourth-generation Baugher family member, and tour guide.
November 3, 2011
The annual Carroll County Corn Maze at the county Agriculture Center, 706 Agriculture Center, Westminster, is being held over an extra weekend. Due to the good weather forecast for the weekend, organizers decided to open the maze Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6. Hours are Friday 5 to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 7 p.m. The theme of this year's maze is "Carroll County's Top 5 Agricultural Products: Can you name...
October 4, 2010
There is little argument that fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. And spending some of it among the mountains of Western Maryland is a sure bet, even if all you do is take in the views. So if you're looking for a change of scenery from your office cubicle, this week's Autumn Glory Festival in Garrett County is more than worth the trip. The 43rd annual fest offers dozens of activities taking place at a host of venues near Deep Creek Lake. There's a Haunted Mountain Coaster at Wisp.
September 20, 2009
The two sisters looked relieved, if a bit pink in the face, as they staggered to the top of the wooden observation deck. Eleven acres of cornstalks surrounded Kristen and Jennifer Hewer of Stevensville, and as the grade-schoolers took a look around, the dense crop felt as ominous as the seas around a desert isle. "If we didn't have a map," said 9-year-old Jennifer, her eyes wide, "this would be very freaky." To many, corn is something you eat off a fresh cob at summer picnics. But to the growing hordes who wend their way through corn mazes in Anne Arundel and other counties in Maryland this time of year, it's a bumper crop of delightful dread - and an increasingly popular means of celebrating the end of summer and the looming fall.