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Fall Family Fun in Westminster 2021

Sponsored by Tristar Martial Arts of Westminster

By Ashley Fisher September 5, 2021

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Pumpkin Patches, Farms and Orchards

🍂 Gaver Farm

👩🏼‍🌾 Winterbrook Farm

🍎 Catoctin Mountain Orchard

🌾 Baugher's Orchard

 

Take a Hike

🦌Morgan Run Natural Environment Area

🧗Piney Run Park

🌳Cunningham Falls State Park

🦌Charlotte’s Quest Nature Center

🌳Trails Carroll County, Maryland 


Special Dates to Remember

👻September 9th Read and Play: Halloween Fun at the Eldersburg Branch Library

🎨September 10th Fall Craft Time at the Westminster Branch Library

👩🏼‍🌾September 12th Horse Show at the Carroll AG Center 

🌾September 18th Maryland Wine Festival

 🍎September 24th Good Game Fest

🍂September 25th Westminster FallFest

🏷September 25th Maryland Microbrewery Festival 

🏷October 9th Westminster Oyster Stroll

🌾October 16 Fall Harvest Celebration 

🍂October 16 Piney Run Fall Festival 

🍎October 17 FREE Fall Festival 


Trick or Treat Events

👻October 23rd Spooky Saturday in Downtown Westminster 

🧛October 30th Not so Scary Halloween at Adventure Park USA 

👻 October 30th Trunk-Or-Treat at the TownMall of Westminster


Westminster Favorites

🚜 Check out a self guided tour at the Carroll County Farm Museum

🍦 Visit Hoffman's Ice Cream for all your sweet tooth needs

☕️ Latte for the parents and hot chocolate for the kids at  Furnace Hills Coffee

🧁 Have a cupcake decorating contest with an at home decorating kit from Starry Night Bakery 

🦐 Dine or order from the take & bake menu at Rock Salt Grille grab a take

🍅 Pick up fresh produce from Knill's Farm Market

🍎Pick your own apples at Baugher's Orchard

📚 Pick out some of your favorite fall themed library books and schedule a curbside pickup with  Carroll County Public Library

🎨 🖌 To-Go kits or studio hours, Firehouse Pottery has it all for your creative needs!

🧁 Treat yourself to cupcakes from Molli's Cafe 

🛹Learn how to do a kick flip at the Parks & Recreation

🏞 Visit all the Westminster-Carroll Area Parks and Playgrounds

🐢🦅Take some time to learn about the wildlife at Hashawha Environmental Center & Bear Branch Nature Center

⛳️Learn how to play disc at Leister Park

🛶 Rent a boat at  Piney Run

🌾Travel the Carroll County Barn Quilt Trail

🧸 Start your Christmas list early with a visit to All Time Toys

📚Pick up a new book from A Likely Story Bookstore 

💃🏽Learn dance from the comfort of your own home with Online Dance Instruction from Taneytown Dance Center

Zipline courses at TreeTrekkers

🖼 Art exhibits and events held with Carroll Arts Center

⛳️⚾️ Mini golf, driving range or batting cages can be found at Island Green Family Fun Center

📜 Every 3rd Saturday of each month, learn what life was like in Carroll County in the 1800's Past Times for Children

✈️Watch airplanes take off at the Carroll County Regional Airport

🎳 Bowling, arcade, virtual reality at Stratosphere

👀Visit the birth place of Francis Scott Key

Rent a moonbounce from Backyard Inflatables

🍔 Food Truck Fridays at  Old Westminster Winery

🐖 🐄Everyday activities and special fall events at Green Meadows

🎣 Grab the fishing poles and hit up one of these spots, Freshwater Fishing Hotspots


Stay at home activities

✂️ Fall Kids Crafts

30 Days of fall activities

🎁 Gifts kids can make

🧆 Fall Themed Snacks

🕷 Spider Web Slime

🌷 Plant spring bulbs

🎃 Pumpkin Stem Activities

🍂🍁 Rake leaves together.  Jump in the pile, then rake them up again!