The pandemic has changed lots of things this year, but one tradition that experts seem to agree poses a low to moderate risk is visiting a pumpkin patch. Social distancing, mask-wearing and general hand sanitizing precautions should be taken to reduce the risk. We cannot go to the pumpkin patch as a cluster meeting, but it is still a great fall tradition you could experience with your host family or a friend.
From the CDC website:
Below is a list of some local pumpkin patches. Visit their websites for details before you go. Many are requiring advance registration to eliminate crowds and comply with social distancing requirements.
Anne Arundel County:
- Schlagel Farm – Waldorf
- Butler’s Orchard – Germantown
Prince George’s County:
* These are my personal recommendations.
Photo: Don Graham