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 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 – Saturday & Sunday, October 4 & 5 and 11 & 12
Wine tastings, tours, live music, food, and the ever-popular Grape Stomp Contest!  For more information visit
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.
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 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; email 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.
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
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.