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4 Fun Howard County Farms to Visit with Your Family

alpaca farmHoward County is known for its beauty, but also its bounty. The Howard County farms spanning the countryside provide a glimpse into the working agrarian side of our beloved region. From alpacas to bees, hayrides to tennis, there’s something for every interest.

Download our Howard County, MD, Travel Guide for all our favorite Howard County farms and things to do here.

Here are four Howard County farms that are sure to be educational, enlightening, and a whole lot of fun:


2820 Woodbine Rd
Woodbine, MD 21797

A one-hour guided tour of this family-run alpaca farm includes an interactive visit with the animals. But this isn’t a one-alpaca farm, so to speak. You’ll also get to meet the rest of the animals on this outlier among Howard County farms, including goats, sheep, rabbits, chicken and more.

If the animals are in a cooperative mood—and they usually are—you can expect a fun time and some great photo ops.
An on-site shop features luxurious roving and yarns, clothing, accessories, toys, jewelry and more.

Click here to plan your visit.


15535 Carrs Mill Road
Woodbine, MD 21797

The Circle D Farm is more than just one of the typical Howard County farms. This 150-acre property features a farm, banquet facilities, day camps, and even tennis clubs and a health and fitness club.

Since it opened 60 years ago, Circle D has been one of the Howard County farms that people go to for memorable weddings, charming summer camps or any number of events. With the county’s finest indoor tennis facility, so tennis can be enjoyed indoor or out all year long. .

To learn more about Circle D Farm’s summer camp, click here.

For more info about visiting the farm, click here.


Howard County farms

Apple Orchard at Larriland / Jeff Kubina / Flickr

2415 Woodbine Road
Woodbine, MD 21797

As a pick-your-own variety of Howard County farms, Larriland epitomizes the farm to table movement. From late spring to late fall, the farm is open to the public to pick fruit, berries and veggies at their peak of ripeness. The on-site Big Red Barn also offers a fresh farm market. Fall activities include public and reserved hayrides, PYO pumpkins, and weekend fall festivities.

Click here to see a list of farm hours and more event information.


4003 Jennings Chapel Road
Brookeville, MD 20833

Sharp’s at Waterford Farm brings education to another level among Howard County farms. Featuring everything from a day in the life of a farmer to basic farm tours, nature knowledge and pilgrim history, there’s more to this farm than you might expect.

Field trips, greenhouses, summer camps, and a country store offer year-round fun, while fall activities like pumpkin patches, a corn maze and hayrides make the upcoming season something really special.

A visit to Sharp’s could fill an entire day and more.

Click here to learn more about tours and activities.


For more ideas for what you can do in Howard County, feel free to request our vacation guide.

As always, we’d love to host your Howard County adventure here at the Wayside Inn!