Fall Fun awaits the ‘Summers’

October 11, 2017 by  

Fall brings cooler weather, the start of the holiday season, and many fun activities. In Frederick, this means a trip to Summers Farms, which offers a great many attractions for visitors to enjoy.

Summers Farm is a working farm, so the public is only admitted for six weeks each year, just before Halloween. For the remainder of the year, the farm grows pumpkins and similar fall crops. According to Jeff Greenwood, the co-owner, the farm works all year to get ready for autumn. He hires up to 130 people to make sure they can handle the visitors who come to the fall festival.

The farm has over 45 attractions to help people celebrate the changing seasons. These include giant slides, a corn maze, huge jumping pillows, tether ball, pig races, rubber ducky races, and a pumpkin patch. Tractor-pulled wagons are popular, and offer a way to see the full farm, which is a large operation; the pumpkin patch covers 18 acres and the corn maze occupies 12 acres.

This year, for the first time, the farm has a fireworks show on Friday and Saturday nights. The festival is open now, and runs through Halloween, October 31.

Events like this have so much going on that operators can help visitors by working with a flyer printing company to create a list and map of attractions.