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October in the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve!
 
October is the perfect time to get out and discover the natural beauty and family-friendly destinations all around the Agricultural Reserve in northwest Montgomery County!
 
Countryside Artisans
Fall 2014 Studio Tour – Friday, Saturday & Sunday, October 10, 11, & 12
Tour the cottage studios of local artists creating unique pottery, fiber art, paintings & prints, art glass, sculpture, woodenware!  Visit http://www.countrysideartisans.com for details and a Studio Tour brochure.
 
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard
18125 Comus Road, Dickerson  /  301.605.0130  / noon to 6pm, 7 days a week
8th Annual Grape Stomp – Friday & Saturday, October 4 & 5 and 11 & 12
Wine tastings, tours, live music, food, and the ever-popular Grape Stomp Contest!  For more information visit http://www.smvwinery.com.
 
Lewis Orchard
18901 Peach Tree Road, Dickerson  /  301.349.4101  /  7 days a week, 9am – 6pm
Stop by this extensive farm market the 1st two weekends in October to try your luck with their Pumpkin Cannon – shooting pumpkins at a target in the orchard’s pond!  All proceeds go to charity.  http://www.lewisorchardfarmmarket.com
 
Butler’s Orchard
22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown  / 301.972.3299  /  Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30am – 5:30pm
October means Pumpkin Festival time at Butler’s.  Corn maze, hayrides, and corn hole games plus pick your own pumpkins, and farm market.  Visit http://www.butlersorchard.com for more info on activities and costs.
 
Comus Market
23830 Old Hundred Road, Dickerson
A picturesque farm market featuring heirloom pumpkins and winter squash, apples & cider, jellies, preserves, and local honey.  Visit http://www.comusmd.com; email david@comusmd.com for hours.
 
Rockland Farm Winery & Market
14525 Montevideo Road, Poolesville  /  301.825.8075  /  Thursday – Saturday, 10am-5pm
This working farm and market offers fruit & veggies and pasture-raised meats – plus wine tastings and tours.  http://www.rocklandsfarmmd.com
 
The Comus Inn
23900 Old Hundred Road, Dickerson  /  301.349.5100  / Dinner: Wednesday through Sunday; 
Lunch: Friday & Saturday; Sunday Brunch
Enjoy fine dining at the beautifully restored Comus Inn overlooking Sugarloaf Mountain. Live Jazz at 6pm on Friday, Oct. 10 and Nov. 14.  Hours & menus at http://www.thecomusinn.com.
 
Homestead Farm
15604 Sugarland Road, Poolesville  /  301.977.3761  /  Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm
Pick-your-own apples and pumpkins and enjoy a hayride at this family farm in operation since 1763.