Autumn fun: Here are 16 places to find it around DC

A pumpkin is seen on the vine in a patch at the Soergel farm in Wexford, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Great Country Farms

This spot in Loudoun County, Virginia, has pick-your-own pumpkins and apples through the month of October. The farm’s market sells local honey, jams and freshly baked goods, and the concession stand serves cider doughnuts and made-to-order flat bread pizzas. 

Pro tip: Dirt Farm Brewing is just across the street. The local brewery makes its beers with produce grown at Great Country Farms. Read more about Dirt Farm Brewing on wtop.com. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Cox Farms

Cox Farms is so much more than a pumpkin patch. Located in Centreville, Virginia, it hosts a fall festival complete with hayrides, slides, animals, live entertainment, food, and yes, pumpkins. The pumpkins aren’t pick-your-own, but there are plenty from which to choose. (Photo courtesy Cox Farms) 

LANDFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 22:  Pumpkins in a field at Lyburn Farm in Landford wait to be picked and collected on October 22, 2014 in Wiltshire, England. Although some farmers have been warning of a pumpkin shortage due to the recent wet weather, the main supermarkets are confident of meeting demand which has increased as the popularity of Halloween grows in the UK. Out of the 10 million pumpkins it is estimated that will be grown this year, the majority will be made into Halloween lanterns.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch

In Middletown, Maryland, Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch has acres of pick-your-own pumpkins — plus a 15-acre corn maze, a petting zoo, hayrides and a 3,000-square-foot “craft attic” stocked with homemade goods for sale. The 2018 season runs Sept. 22 to Oct. 31. (Getty Images/Matt Cardy)

Layla Lasisomphone, 1,  of Groton Conn. blends in with the pumpkins at B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill in the Old Mystic section of Stonington, Conn. on Saturday Sept. 30, 2006. The steam powered cider mill was established in 1898. (AP Photo/Jack Sauer)
The Corn Maze in The Plains

Out at The Plains in Fauquier County, Virginia, visitors will find a corn maze, hayrides, farm animals, a pumpkin patch (promising thousands of pumpkins), games and more. The fall festival, which runs Sept. 22 to Nov. 4, is $11 for general admission. (AP Photo/Jack Sauer)

LANDFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 22:  Pumpkins from Lyburn Farm in Landford are collected for market on October 22, 2014 in Wiltshire, England. Although some farmers have been warning of a pumpkin shortage due to the recent wet weather, the main supermarkets are confident of meeting demand which has increased as the popularity of Halloween grows in the UK. Out of the 10 million pumpkins it is estimated that will be grown this year, the majority will be made into Halloween lanterns.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Butler’s Orchard

Tuesdays through Fridays, from Oct. 2 to Nov. 2, Butler’s Orchard offers “pumpkin harvest days,” where visitors can explore the farm’s learning stations, wander through the straw maze and pick a pumpkin in the pumpkin patch — all for $7.50. The Germantown, Maryland, farm also celebrates the fall season with its Pumpkin Festival. Expect hayrides, a jump in the hay loft, giant slides, caramel apples and more. Admission to the festival is $12. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

A rendering of the Kirk Cousins-themed corn maze set to open in September at the Wayside Fun Farm. (Courtesy Wayside Fun Farm).
Wayside Farm

Enjoy pig races, a goat walk, playgrounds, a jumping pillow and pick your own pumpkin in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Berryville, Virginia. You can also partake in the corn maze (similar to last year’s portrait of Kirk Cousins above). Food and farm-related gifts are also available. General admission is $10; free for kids 2 and younger. (Courtesy Wayside Fun Farm)

Leave pumpkins alone until they’re fully colored up. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/AllenSphoto)
Montpelier Farms

Montpelier Farms’ fall festival runs Sept. 15 to Nov. 4. Attractions at the Upper Marlboro, Maryland, site include a corn maze, face painting, hayrides, straw art and more. The pumpkin patch is pick-your-own, and all pumpkins under 5 pounds are $3. Festival admission is $12. (Thinkstock)

Yankey Farms

Located in Prince William County, Virginia, Yankey Farms is home to a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, as well as other fall-themed farmyard activities. (Thinkstock) 

LANDFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 22:  Farmer Mick Smales inspects a pumpkin that has grown on his farm and is waiting to be picked and dispatched in a field at Lyburn Farm in Landford on October 22, 2014 in Wiltshire, England. Although some farmers have been warning of a pumpkin shortage due to the recent wet weather, the main supermarkets are confident of meeting demand which has increased as the popularity of Halloween grows in the UK. Out of the 10 million pumpkins it is estimated that will be grown this year, the majority will be made into Halloween lanterns.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Market-Miller Orchards

Throughout the month of October, Marker-Miller Orchards in Winchester, Virginia, has pick-your-own pumpkins, apples and winter squash. On Saturday, Oct. 27, the farm will hold its annual Pumpkin Festival with pumpkin pie, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin bars and pumpkin doughnuts. (Getty Images/Matt Cardy)

According to several top pumpkin growers in Delaware, pumpkin crops suffered from heavy, continuous rain this growing season.  (Thinkstock)
Rock Hill Orchard

On weekends in the fall, Rock Hill Orchard in northern Montgomery County, Maryland, opens its pumpkin field for visitors. There are also two corn mazes, a pumpkin cannon and pick-your-own apples. Craving something sweet? Stop by Woodbourne Creamery at Rock Hill Orchard for ice cream made right there on the farm. (Thinkstock)

 

One small orange pumpkin in the foreground in a pumpkin patch
Gaver Farm 

Both the pumpkin patch and apple orchard at Gaver Farm are pick-your-own, and from Sept. 7 to Nov. 4, the Mount Airy, Maryland, farm is hosting its annual Fall Fun Festival, which has 45 activities, including a corn maze, duck races and giant slides. (Thinkstock)

 

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Knightongale Farm 

Weekends in October, Knighongale Farm in Harwood, Maryland, is open for pumpkin picking, a corn maze, hayrides, pony rides and more. There is no admission fee to the fall festivities. (Thinkstock)

Summers Farm

Fall fun at this Frederick, Maryland, site include a corn maze (2015’s, above, was of Taylor Swift), giant slides, apple blaster cannon, live weekend entertainment, fireworks and even wood-fired pizza.

A tractor pulls a group of children on a hay ride through the pumpkin patch at Smolak Farms in North Andover, Mass., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Temple Hall Fall Festival

A gigantic 24-acre maze at this site near Leesburg, Virginia, is regarded as legendary, drawing big crowds every weekend. Also enjoy pumpkin blasters, corn cannons, live music and pig races. Pumpkins and other treats are available at the general store. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

In this Sept, 28, 2010 photo,  rows of more commonly grown pumpkin varieties such as Magic Lanterns wait for customers at Curtis Orchards & Pumpkin Patch on the outskirts of Champaign, Ill. The number of pumpkin varieties grown by farms such as Curtis Orchard has exploded over the past 10 to 15 years as Halloween has become big business. (AP Photo/David Mercer).
Liberty Mills Farm

Hardcore corn maze fanatics flock to this Somerset, Virginia, farm. And for the most advanced fanatics, flashlight maze excursions are available. Also enjoy wagon rides and pumpkin picking. (AP Photo/David Mercer).

Lawyer’s Winterbrook Farm

The “Home of Maryland’s Largest Corn Maze” is at this farm in Thurmont. (Their design skills are reflected in an earlier maze — a portrait of Larry Hogan). The less-ambitious can check out smaller mazes, as well as apple cannons, a pumpkin patch, a farm animal experience area, mountain slides and zip lines. (Courtesy Lawyer’s Farm)

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A pumpkin is seen on the vine in a patch at the Soergel farm in Wexford, Pa. Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
LANDFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 22:  Pumpkins in a field at Lyburn Farm in Landford wait to be picked and collected on October 22, 2014 in Wiltshire, England. Although some farmers have been warning of a pumpkin shortage due to the recent wet weather, the main supermarkets are confident of meeting demand which has increased as the popularity of Halloween grows in the UK. Out of the 10 million pumpkins it is estimated that will be grown this year, the majority will be made into Halloween lanterns.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Layla Lasisomphone, 1,  of Groton Conn. blends in with the pumpkins at B.F. Clyde's Cider Mill in the Old Mystic section of Stonington, Conn. on Saturday Sept. 30, 2006. The steam powered cider mill was established in 1898. (AP Photo/Jack Sauer)
LANDFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 22:  Pumpkins from Lyburn Farm in Landford are collected for market on October 22, 2014 in Wiltshire, England. Although some farmers have been warning of a pumpkin shortage due to the recent wet weather, the main supermarkets are confident of meeting demand which has increased as the popularity of Halloween grows in the UK. Out of the 10 million pumpkins it is estimated that will be grown this year, the majority will be made into Halloween lanterns.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A rendering of the Kirk Cousins-themed corn maze set to open in September at the Wayside Fun Farm. (Courtesy Wayside Fun Farm).
Leave pumpkins alone until they’re fully colored up. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/AllenSphoto)
LANDFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 22:  Farmer Mick Smales inspects a pumpkin that has grown on his farm and is waiting to be picked and dispatched in a field at Lyburn Farm in Landford on October 22, 2014 in Wiltshire, England. Although some farmers have been warning of a pumpkin shortage due to the recent wet weather, the main supermarkets are confident of meeting demand which has increased as the popularity of Halloween grows in the UK. Out of the 10 million pumpkins it is estimated that will be grown this year, the majority will be made into Halloween lanterns.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
According to several top pumpkin growers in Delaware, pumpkin crops suffered from heavy, continuous rain this growing season.  (Thinkstock)
One small orange pumpkin in the foreground in a pumpkin patch
Large Pumpkins, Halloween, Pumpkin Patch, Farm, Charlotte, NC
A tractor pulls a group of children on a hay ride through the pumpkin patch at Smolak Farms in North Andover, Mass., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
In this Sept, 28, 2010 photo,  rows of more commonly grown pumpkin varieties such as Magic Lanterns wait for customers at Curtis Orchards & Pumpkin Patch on the outskirts of Champaign, Ill. The number of pumpkin varieties grown by farms such as Curtis Orchard has exploded over the past 10 to 15 years as Halloween has become big business. (AP Photo/David Mercer).

WASHINGTON — It’s not all about chunky knits and crunchy leaves: Fall is the prime time for pumpkins.

And, in the D.C. area, there’s no shortage of farms and orchards with pick-your-own patches and harvest festivals to usher in the season. Here are a few to visit this fall.

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