The leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter; spooky decorations are everywhere; and we all know what that means! It is time to go to the pumpkin patch and here we are once again at Montpelier farms. Montpelier farms is located on Rt 301 in Upper Marlboro, Maryland (1720 Crain Highway North) about 15 minutes outside of DC. They are open Friday through Sunday till November 2nd. They normally reopen during the Christmas season; check to see if they have a Groupon offered because that is what we used.
Once we arrived C.A.B. and his cousin were so excited they ran up to the ticket booth. Once by the ticket booth they spotted the wooden train and wanted to explore it before we entered the farm. This year’s theme is Get Lost. The first place they wanted to go was the giant hill slide; you can see it from the parking lot. They raced across the field where the giant hill slide was with new friends they met in line at the ticket booth. The giant hill slide is a slide with four different slides with pipes connected to them. They spent about 20 minutes on the slides riding numerous times because there was no waiting. There are so many things to do; there are pedal cars, grain train, hayride, picture booth, make a scarecrow, decorate your scarecrow, soccer, pumpkin pillow, and moon bounce, play on the playground, and corn mazes for little ones and big kids alike. C.A.B and his cousin raced on the pedal cars. We did the family pedal car that has four seats and that was so much fun. Next, C.A.B. rode on the Grain Train; a tractor with five individual cars for the children while momma caught her breath after the pedal cars. There are live animals (chickens, goats, and pigs) and you can purchase food to feed the animals. Ryan loved the goats and their little house; he said that was his favorite part. Then we all relaxed on the playground swings.
How can we go to a farm without getting some food lol? The kettle corn is so good and this year they have flavors (cinnamon, plain, and strawberry) and it has its own stand. C.AB. said the flavors reminded him of cereal. There is also a nice covered area Spookly; that has a TV that is playing or a movie depending on the time for you to relax. The kids loved Korn Krib an area where they were able to play with trucks and buckets in corn. After eating; it was time to go on a hayride. The hayride was nice and it was around the farm; it takes about 5 to 10 minutes. C.A.B. did the small corn maze, and begged to do the bigger one, but mom isn’t brave enough to do the big one yet maybe next year. Finally; it was off to pick our pumpkin.
Montpelier farm was definitely worth the ride; we went on a Sunday around noon and it was not crowded at all. C.A.B. and his cousin had a great time. We even saw a few children from school and they enjoyed themselves as well. C.A.B. and his cousin were asking me when are we going back?