Halloween is one of the few holidays that doesn’t have to come with associated stress. There are no presents to buy, no visiting in-laws to accommodate, no giant meals to prepare. It’s pure debauchery, pretending, and general fall revelry. And yet, it is only one day a year, and you want to be ready. You want to make Halloween count. I mean, you could carve a pumpkin and go on a hayride any time, but it’s like Valentine’s Day: sure, you could give your loved one chocolates, flowers, and a thoughtful card expressing how much they mean to you on any old day of the year, but are you really going to do that? Of course not.
Thus, if you haven’t yet grabbed a pumpkin and a ticket for a hayride, we encourage you to make the time before the month is over. If you’re short on time and gas money, you can hop over to Rodgers Farms (formerly North Run Farm). The farm has a pick-your-own pumpkin patch, a corn maze, hay-rides, a farm animal zoo, and plenty of other kid-friendly activities. It’s less than fifteen minutes from downtown Baltimore, so there’s really no excuse this year. Plus, if you’re looking for a good scare, there is one flashlight maze left this month (October 26th). Visiting the farm is of course free. Admission to the maze itself is $8 dollars for adults, $6 dollars for children 12 and under, and is free for children 3 and under.
Rodgers farm is located in the historic Greenspring Valley just outside of Baltimore. For directions and hours, visit www.rodgersfarms.com