Spider Hall Farm is a family operated and owned farm in Prince Frederick. Located on Route 231, the 362 acre working tobacco, corn, and grain farm also houses the Agriculture Education Center, a Calvert educational facility. The lessons offered at the center focus on sustaining land and water resources, while establishing visitors’ role as a steward of the land.
Spider Hall Farm is an ideal field trip spot for any elementary school. The farm employees offer hayrides and assistance in navigating the on-site corn maze, all of which is designed to mesh entertainment with education. The school field trips also include an agricultural lesson geared toward educating the student, which are taught by a retired public school teacher and an administrator of the local private elementary school.
Can’t make it to the farm for a fun educational tour? Mrs. Moo will come to you! In addition to being the farmer’s wife, Mrs. Moo combines her 37 years of classroom and administrative experience with her knowledge of the agricultural community, to develop lessons highlighting the importance of agriculture. She can enhance your classroom lesson, meeting, or gathering with a variety of portable, hands-on agricultural activities.
My family and I visited the farm a week before Halloween and my two children (and husband) enjoyed the bumpy hayride around the farm. My son (6) ran the corn maze so many times I think he created his own trail. My daughter (3) was selected to flap her “wings” to encourage the running ducks to race faster around the track. We had to practically tear her away from the bunny at the petting zoo area. Aside from all the delicious smelling food vendors, there were beautiful flowers, plump pumpkins, decedent desserts, and my husband’s favorite pickled veggies and other canned offerings available. We are looking forward to checking out Spider Hall Farm’s holiday events and continuing to make this spot a traditional stop for family fun.
There are plenty of events for older kids and teenagers too, like an October haunted hay ride and corn maze laser tag.
Spider Hall Farm will hold their annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 20th from 12-5 p.m. Visitors will meet Santa, have an opportunity to ride in an authentic horse drawn carriage (for only $2 a person), shop at the farm stand, and visit Mrs. Moo’s Corner. The complimentary hot chocolate and apple cider will be piping hot and ready to fill your cup. I can’t wait!
The farm also offers many gift basket options for a variety of palates: from homemade ice cream, to wine and cheese filled baskets. If you want to swap tomatoes out for ice cream, no problem! With pies, meats, dairy products, and vegetables all supplied by locally owned and operated farms, you can create a delicious basket for any budget. Buy local, buy fresh, and support your community.
Spider Hall Farm