The Eastern Shore is comprised of miles and miles of farm country before the waves of the Atlantic, or the dunes of the barrier islands ever come into view.  But a simple search of Maryland or Delaware fall festivals or pumpkin patches often leave out the rich coastal heartland that makes up a majority of our coastal acreage.  Below, ShoreBread has compiled a list of family friendly pumpkin patches and fall festivals, as well as some lesser known locations and cooler weather events.

Fall Farm Festivals


Fifer Fall Fest
Wyoming, DE

M-F 10am-5pm

Sat 10am-4pm

Fifer Farm was started in 1919, and is now a fourth generation family farm.  Today, the farm operation covers 2400 acres, and includes apple, peach, pear, nectarine and plum orchards, sweet corn, asparagus, soybeans, lima beans, peas, pumpkins, tomatoes, cut flowers, green beans and grain crops along with several other crops that are grown exclusively for the Fifer stores.  (They have a store in Rehoboth, and another at their country farm location.)

This year’s fall fest theme is Gourds Galore!


6 Acre Corn Maze

Mini Corn Maze (5 and under),Free small pumpkin included in admission, Pumpkin Painting, Super Straw Slides, Straw Castle, Mini Straw Maze, Tricycle Races, Corn Crib, Rubber Ducky Races, Pumpkin checkers

Saturdays Only:

Petting Zoo (included in price of admission)

Hay Rides (additional)

Pony Rides (additional)

Pumpkin Train (additional)

Kettle Corn, caramel apples, apple cider donuts, pumpkin pie donuts


Maximum $30/family (up to 7 guests)

Children under 2 years free
Johnson’s Country Markey, Selbyville, DE

Family Fall Festival Saturday October 15th


$7 wristband

7 acre corn maze, moon bounce, games, rope maze, hayrides, flying pumpkins, plus purchase and make your own scarecrow, and much more!

Additionally on October 21-22nd and 28th-29th

Hayride and flashlight pellet maze til 10pm

Flashlight corn maze til 6:30 pm

And spooky corn maze 7pm-10pm

More info and directions:

Dawn’s Country Market

Milton, DE

Farm featuring local artisans, free range chickens and antibiotic free beef for purchase, plus grains, honey, milk, eggs, seafood, and plenty of little animals to meet.

More info

Apple Scrapple Festival

Bridgeville, DE

October 14-15th

Festivities begin Friday evening with the carnival, food court and street dance. Saturday morning  begins with an “all you can eat” scrapple breakfast from 7:00 to 11:00 am. The rest of the day is filled with carnival rides, kids’ games, scrapple chunkin’, scrapple carving, live entertainment, car show, tractor pull, trade show, two craft shows and food including apple fritters, scrapple sandwiches, oyster sandwiches, hamburgers and hotdogs, barbecue beef sandwiches, etc.


Adkins Farm Market

Salisbury, MD

Fall decorations for purchase, pick your own pumpkin patch, and play area featuring a 7 acre corn maze, climbing activities and puzzles.  Pack a lunch or purchase food items there.

M-Sat. 9am-6:30pm

Sun 10am-6 pm

More info. More info.

Wright’s Market

Mardela Springs, MD

Starting October 8, each Sat/Sun: – Octoberfest weekends:

Hay rides, straw pit, rope, corn and hay mazes, corn pit, tricycle track, train rides, face painting, balloons and more, and plenty of animals to see!

Oct. 30:  Trick or Treat!  Sparkle the Clown at Noon; Costume Contest at 2pm

More info.


October 29th


Costa Ventosa Vineyard, Whaleyville, MD

Wine from all four on the shore vineyards, food, s’mores, the Bad Band Mojo, haunted vineyard, hayrides, face painting—kid friendly

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Know of a place we may have missed?  Enter the info into the comments section below!