Frederick, MD (PRWEB) September 11, 2013
Yearning to connect people back to nature, small agricultural operations beckon tourists away from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life with its big chain stores and malls for a one-day “rural American” breather. For many folks in the mid-Atlantic region, that breath of fresh air is an annual trek to Summers Farm, a picturesque 100-acre agritourism destination in Frederick, Maryland.
Within an hour’s drive of Baltimore and Washington D.C., visitors encounter a fresh and homegrown ‘back to nature’ experience for thousands of visitors each fall.
“Our small venue which started almost two decades ago has truly blossomed into an annual fall harvest festival that brings people out to enjoy the farm with new, expanded offerings every year,” said Teresa Summers Greenwood. She, along with her husband Jeff Greenwood, continue the family farming tradition but have intensified the farm’s offerings and turned their private farming sanctuary into an educational and edifying amusement over the last 17 years. “We’re offering and creating an atmosphere where families come together to make memories -- to get away from busy everyday life – and to allow the opportunity to preserve our farming lifestyle.”
During the peak fall season in mid-September, Summers Farm kicks into high gear when the festival opens to the public for old-fashioned hayrides to the pumpkin patch where various sized pick-your-own pumpkins await. Visitors line up to go airborne on the gigantic jumping pillows or solve the mystery presented in the 12-acre carved corn maze. This year’s design aims for a touchdown celebrating the Baltimore Ravens football team.
Aside from partaking in live music, concessionary foods, and market souvenirs, guests of all ages can cheer on their favorite pig in daytime races, float rubber duckies in races, visit the barnyard animals, try the new apple blaster, and shoot a round of Farmer Golf.
“We’ve tapped into our passion,” Greenwood added. “We’re sharing in the beauty of a real working farm – through amusements that incorporate education, tradition, and conservation of family farming. Everyone leaves smiling which is why Summers Farm becomes a family tradition for many.”
Spotlighting its 17th anniversary, Summers Farm attributes its success to its long-standing fall tradition for families, organizations, schools, and corporations. The widely popular festival runs 6-weeks on a daily basis from Saturday, September 21 through Sunday, November 3. Summers Farm is located at 5620 Butterfly Lane in Frederick. For more information, contact Summers Farm at 301-620-9316, or visit summersfarm.com or Facebook for special events, hours of operation, and inclement weather updates.