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Fun For Fall

The pumpkin spice flavor has been out for weeks now, but tomorrow is truly the first day of fall. If you are in search of seasonal things to do, Frederick and the surrounding area are full of ways to celebrate the arrival of cooler weather.

  1. Fruit picking

There are a variety of places to pick your own fruit in Frederick and the surrounding counties. Maryland U-Pick offers a list of farms to choose from. Just pick your region and find a farm you would like to visit. One local farm, located in Thurmont, is Catoctin Mountain Orchard.

  1. Pumpkin patches

A popular location is Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch. Depending on the day of your visit, they offer hayrides, face painting, snacks, and more. If you don’t want the hassle of picking your own pumpkin, the Common Market has plenty to choose from, so you can get your groceries and pumpkin all at one place.

  1. Frederick’s Oktoberfest

If you’re interested in learning a bit more about German heritage or even if you just want to enjoy some good German beer and wine, this event is sure to be fun. Plus, you’ll have the chance to taste Sweet Farm’s delicious sauerkraut! The event is kid-friendly, and kids will have a chance to decorate pumpkins, make scarecrows, and so much more.

For a more extensive list of some fun fall activities, check out Visit Maryland’s Favorite Fall Events. If you’re looking for something to do tomorrow to kick off your fall celebrations, check out Common Market’s Ownerfest! With warm fall food like apple cake, music, and prizes, it’s sure to be a fun way to say hello to the cooler season!