Located in Westminster, MD, Baugher’s Orchard has plenty to boast about.
Start with their full service apple orchard, pumpkin patch, petting zoo and market full of fresh fruits, desserts and beautiful flowers.
All parking at the farm is free and there are plenty of people to greet you and point you in the right direction.
Apple Picking & Pumpkin Patch –
Once you’ve parked your car, head up to the main area and hop on the hay ride that takes your out to the pumpkin patch and apple trees. Tickets for the hayride to the apple orchard at $1.00 each and $2.00 out to the pumpkin patch. Children under 1 year ride for free. Containers for apple picking are provided in the price.
At the pumpkin patch, you have your pick of pumpkins right off the vine! Be sure it’s one you can carry, you’ll have to bring it back on the hayride and purchase the pumpkin at the market. Pumpkins are sold at $0.49 cents a pound. While you wait for the hay ride back to the farm, a small playground made out of hay stacks is available for the kids to play on.
Petting Zoo –
There’s no fee to go to the petting zoo, just show up and get to know the animals! If you would like to feed any of the animals, there are coin operated machines that will dispense food for you to feed the animals.
Animals at the petting zoo include lambs, goats, donkeys, chickens, rabbits, pigs and more!
Fall Harvest Festival –
Each weekend in October, Baugher’s hosts a Fall Harvest Festival that includes face painting, horse rides, moon bounces, homemade kettlecorn, food trucks and much more! Be sure to bring cash (limited ATM’s onsite) as some of these vendors do not take credit/debit cards.
Make sure to try the fresh cider donuts and apple cider slushie! Be warned, you will get a sugar rush from them!
Don’t have time to pick your own? Don’t Worry…
Baugher’s also has full service market located down the street from the farm where you can pick up everything the farm has to offer. Stop in quick to pick up what you need or stay a while and have a delicious home cooked meal in their restaurant. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available and all food is made from scratch!
There’s no shortage of things to do at Baugher’s and there’s something for someone of every age. Just be sure you get there early! Baugher’s is a popular place and gets crowded quickly.
For more fall fun, check out our Fall Planning Guide!
Post by: Kristen H.