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Family Friendly October events in Maryland

Fall brings its own fun, seasonal activities - apple picking, all things pumpkins, and Halloween. But, if you're looking for something fun to do this month that isn't necessarily related to fall, I've rounded up a couple of super cool activities and events that are family friendly. If you go to one, I'd love to hear your experience!


Little Farmers Toddler Class

Monday, 10/1/2018 10AM - 11AM

Common Good City Farm

300 V Street Northwest, Washington, DC

Join us for a morning of learning, discovery, and fun on the farm geared toward our youngest farmers! Learn about topics like veggies, bees and worms while exploring the farm. All children ages 18 months to 3 years, accompanied by an adult are welcome! Recurring every Monday at 10AM, except for holidays.

No registration required, but advance registration is always helpful. Class fee of $5 (fee waived for income qualifying families) Pay online and get 6 classes for the price of 4!


Mess Zone & Clay Play in the BGE Studio Workshop

Friday 10/5/2018 10AM - 5PM

Port Discovery Children's Museum

35 Market Place - Baltimore

Visit the BGE Studio Workshop and spark your child’s imagination through fun, hands-on art projects that you work on together! Projects are designed to get you excited – and learning – as you explore art. Enter the Mess Zone as we work together to paint and create art. Or get your hands dirty digging and playing during our Clay Play activity. Not crazy about getting messy? That’s okay! We’ll have other activities to enjoy as well.


Admission is free with museum entry, which is $15.95 for individuals two and up. Members and children under two enter free.


27th ANNUAL TEDDY BEAR FARM VISIT

Saturday 10/6/18 - Monday 10/8/18 10AM - 5PM

Clark’s Elioak Farm 10500 Clarksville Pike - Ellicott City

Tony McGuffin has been the host of the Teddy Bear Farm Visit for 27 years! Join in the Teddy Bear Contest at 1 PM and 3 PM. Folk singing with Tony 12PM to 4PM both days. Enjoy all our rides, Enchanted Forest attractions and pine tree pennant maze, plus our hay bale maze and gem mining, too. Food vendors, pumpkins, local cider.


First Sunday Arts Festival Sunday 10/7/18 11AM - 5PM

1st block of West Street

Annapolis, MD

The Arts Festival is held the first Sunday of every month from May 6th to November 4th on West Street in Downtown Annapolis. Shop from 130 local and regional artisans and enjoy outdoor cafes and more than seven live bands each day. You can explore galleries, take a game room challenge and even create your own artwork at shops on West Street.


Spooky SPY Family Night Friday 10/12/18 6PM

International Spy Museum

800 F St NW

Washington, DC


Ditch your Halloween costume and change your whole identity! Has your brother been spying on you? Is grandma really a secret agent? Does dad really have lethal ninja skills? Now's your chance to find out as your family of spies gains exclusive after-hours access to the Museum! Test your family's spy skills as you run top secret missions, go deep undercover and transform your appearance with the help of professional make-up artists, challenge yourself in Code Cracker competitions, explore all forms of spy tradecraft, and enjoy SPY snacks. Ages: 5 and up (one adult required for every five KidSpy agents)*


Tickets required for ages: 3 and up. Price: $13.00 to $15.00 Space is limited - advance registration required. *Includes exclusive after-hours admission, SPY snacks, scavenger hunt, prize competitions, and more!


Horse Show & Family Fun Day Sunday 10/14/18 10AM - 2PM

Maryland Therapeutic Riding

1141 Sunrise Beach Road

Crownsville, MD


Join us and celebrate the achievements of MTR participants with family, friends, and the community! Held on our on our beautiful, 25 acre farm located in Crownsville, Maryland, this event is free to participants and spectators.


In addition to the horse show, there will be an area dedicated to our family fun activities including games, crafts, pumpkin painting, pony bounces, face painting and more! Food will be available for purchase from a local food truck.


Free admission. Please register in advance.


Disney Princess, Peppa Pig Brunch & Spa Party

Saturday 10/27/18 11:30AM - 1:30PM

2139 Defense Hwy

Crofton, MD

Come in your costumes ready to party! Amazing brunch will be served! Characters in house! Spa services! Glam your pumpkins and crafts. Magical Milkshakes will be open! Dance party on the stage. Registration required. $40 per child. www.ladybugskidsspa.com