Jack-o'-lanterns, like pets, sit on the front stoop, delight neighborhood kids, and often look adorable when doubling as heads for headless horsemen. Domesticate a pumpkin with today’s Groupon to Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch in Middletown, Maryland. Choose between two options:
- For $10, you get two Pirate Cove corn maze tickets (a $10 value), plus two, $5 pumpkin gift credits (a $20 total value).
- For $20, you get four maze tickets (a $20 value), plus four, $5 pumpkin gift credits (a $40 total value).
Perched on 131 acres of the Homestead Farm, Jumbo’s Pumpkin Patch buzzes with a bevy of fall activities, including hayrides, a live petting zoo, pony rides, and the Pirate Cove corn maze. Visitors can spend time swashbuckling through the swarthy fields of the Pirate Cove corn maze—a sprawling 14-acre labyrinth that forms a skull and crossbones—before making their way into the pumpkin patch that showcases hundreds of wild jack-o'-lanterns-to-be. Sipping on cups of hot cider, autumn revelers sneak up on unsuspecting pumpkins to pluck them from their vines or delicately adorn their backs with smash me signs ($0.50–$15/pumpkin). Each gift credit may be applied toward the purchase of a carvable fall fruit, which may be turned into the fright-inducing likeness of a ghoul or Howard Taft.
Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch
When leaves start changing colors and floating on cool autumn breezes, Jumbo's Pumpkin Patch opens its gates to become a flurry of family fall activity. The patch and its attractions are located on the grounds of the Huffer family farm, purchased by the family in 1870. Seven generations later, visitors hop on a hayride that takes them to the 30-acre pumpkin patch, where scores of bulbous gourds, pumpkins, and squash lay waiting to be found. Hayrides also drive through a scenic farm to the sprawling 15 acre corn maze. Back at the farm, kids hop on pony and mini-wagon rides or try on a new face from a face painter while the adults peruse a selection of locally made, hand-crafted items by over 50 local artisans and grab a snack.
Jumbo's also hosts parties for kids, with the petting granting visitors close encounters with farm animals, from rabbits and sheep to pigs and cows.