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7th Annual Great Pumpkin Race Results

We want to thank everyone who participated in our 7th Annual Great Pumpkin Race and Fun Run.  With your help we were able to raise $6,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and for that, we are truly grateful.  Thank you also to our sponsor, 99.9 WFRE, for their support.

Summers Farm7th Annual Great Pumpkin Race Results
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In The Streets!

Be sure to stop by and see us on the Kids Block during Frederick’s In The Street Festival tomorrow, September 10th!  You can visit with our pygmy goats and learn more about all of the fun coming up at Summers Farm  when we kick off our 20th anniversary season on September 24th!  We’ll also be handing out some BOGO coupons for admission to the farm!  We look forward to seeing everyone!

Summers FarmIn The Streets!
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Campfire Eclairs!

Looking for a dessert to enjoy by the campfire other than the traditional s’mores?  We have one for you – campfire eclairs!  It’s a simple 3 ingredient recipe – crescent roll dough, vanilla pudding and chocolate frosting.  Reserve one of our campfire sites and give them a try.  Spend the day enjoying our 35+ activities then put on your hoodie and sit back by a crackling’ campfire to share these yummy treats with family and friends.  Sounds like a perfect way to spend a cool, crisp Autumn evening!

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Celebrate at Summers Farm

Do you have something to celebrate this October? Summers Farm would love to help you with that fun-filled festivity. We offer birthday parties in our birthday party barn – we have two party packages for your party enjoyment. Our Barnyard Bash and Super Barnyard Bash both offer a wonderful experiences for your birthday kid. See our website for more details. The main difference between the two packages is that for the Barnyard Bash you can bring your own food, whereas for the Super Barnyard Bash includes tasty farm offerings to take the headache of planning for you.

Parties at the Farm

Our campfires also offer a great celebration gathering spot for you and your family. Each campfire can accommodate 30-50 people and are offered Friday, Saturday and Sundays. The rate of $75 for the campfire does NOT include our adventure admission. That must be purchased separately. We do offer a group rate ($9.95 per person) for groups of 15 or more. All tickets must be purchased in one transaction to qualify for the group rate. Reserve your cracklin’ campfire today for an experience that your friends and family won’t soon forget.

Nights at the Farm

Corn maze, fireworks,  jumping pillow, animal barnyard, apple cider donuts… Summers Farm has something for everyone! We can’t wait to help you celebrate – Summers Farm style!

Summers FarmCelebrate at Summers Farm
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Pumpkin Makes Everything Better

Autumn is here and it seems that pumpkin everything is here. So why not jump on the pumpkin bandwagon and make some tasty pumpkin treats in your own kitchen. Click here for a list of the best pumpkin recipes, from pumpkin cheesecake bars to pumpkin truffles to pumpkin donuts. So why not whip up a few of these recipes for your family and make your home smell like fall in the process. Also check out our Pinterest for even more pumpkin recipes.

We also have lots of pumpkins to pick from at Summers Farm for both decoration and cooking preparation. So come on out to Summers Farm today, take your free hayride to the pumpkin patch, and pick your perfect pumpkins for cooking and decorating. Happy Fall!

Summers FarmPumpkin Makes Everything Better
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Taylor-Made Maze

As I am sure you have heard, Summers Farm’s corn maze honors one of America’s favorite artists, Taylor Swift. We wanted to pick a positive message and Taylor Swift embodies that message to both young and old. We were honored to sit down with Rolling Stone to talk about the inspiration behind the maze.

“A lot of people think she is this role model for kids but really she is a role model for everybody by the way she carries herself, how she treats people, and how she is big on being your own person.She is just a great person. We feel that’s she firmly believes that if you are a little bit different, that’s OK. You be the best person you can be, because that’s how you’re going to be happy. And that’s what we believe in also.” Jeff Greenwood says about the maze.

Check out the full interview at here! A big thank you to Taylor Swift all that she does in bringing positivity and encouragement to people everywhere. We are so excited to have her and her message as part of our fall festival this year. Be sure to come check our Taylor Swift corn maze this year at Summers Farm!

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Rain, Rain, Go Away

Here at Summers Farm, we have been doing the no-more-rain dance! We invite all our Summers Farm fans to join in with us. Hurricane Joaquin, while not as bad as they said, still brought enough grey skies to the area to damper our fun at the farm. Our barnyard friends miss having visitors, the pumpkins are yearning to be picked, and the piggies are itching to race. Don’t even mention the apple cider donuts… they are just plain depressed that they can’t bring happiness to our visitors. So you can see how important it is for those rain dances to be done. So get on those dancing shoes and we will see you under blue, sunny skies next week!

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2015 5K Fun Run Recap

We want to thank all who came out this past weekend for the 2015 5K Great Pumpkin Fun Run.  By running in the race, you helped benefit the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  For that we are truly grateful.  Thanks also to our sponsor, 99.9 WFRE radio for all their help and support.

Summers Farm2015 5K Fun Run Recap

Pumpkins, Squash, and Gourds…Oh My!

When you visit the fields at Summers Farm and the Country Market, you will see much more than your typical orange pumpkin. Summers Farm offers over 15 different varieties of pumpkins, squash, and gourds for your picking. You may be surprised to know that the butternut squash and blue hubbard squash (pictured left) can make the most flavorful pies. Their smaller size also makes it much more manageable in the kitchen.

Butternut Blue Hubbard

Also hidden among the leaves in the pumpkin patch are some stunning decorative pumpkins for your stoop. With fun names like Long Island Cheese, Cinderella or Sunshine, these pumpkins provide amazing color to your fall decorations, plus they are fun to say!

Jarradale Cinderella

Whether you are looking for a pumpkin for baking or for decoration, Summers Farm has it all! Plus the beautiful view overlooking Frederick and always free hayrides makes our family farm the place to go for pumpkin picking! Mark your calendar for the Summers Farm fall festival this year and we can’t wait to see you!

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Seeing Double in the Barnyard!

Say a big hello to the newest members of our barnyard! Mama Caramel delivered TWIN boys this weekend! These baby boys are already full of personality and excitement. They can’t wait to meet all the Summers Farm visitors this fall! Join us in welcoming these baby boys to the Summers Farm family!

Summers FarmSeeing Double in the Barnyard!