October is nearly upon us, and with October comes Halloween, and all the ghosts and ghouls that come with it.

We’ve put together this guide to help you with this Halloween.

What to do this October

Carroll County will be filled with a whole host of great events this October.

Let’s dive into some of them.

Corn Mazes

Everyone likes to get lost in a good corn maze every now and then. Lucky for you, Carroll County is filled with great corn mazes.

There will be mazes in Westminster, Manchester, and Mount Airy.

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Posted by Showvaker's Quality Evergreens on Wednesday, September 26, 2018


We’ve already covered the corn mazes of Carroll County, so make sure to check out our article.

Haunted Houses and Places

Carroll County has a number of great haunts, lets just point out a few.

Bedlam in the Boro

Located in North Manchester, Bedlam in the Boro will be sure to scare you out of your pants.

YOUR WORST NIGHTMARES HAVE COME TRUE!More rooms.More special effects.MORE CLOWNS!Come visit them this October… they’re patiently waiting, ready to put a smile on your face… one way or another.

Posted by Bedlam in the Boro on Monday, September 3, 2018


Bedlam features a haunted hayride and a haunted house, and even has a non-scary Bypass Kids Zone.

Bedlam will open on October 5th, and for more information, check out our Bedlam in the Boro article.

Haunted Places in Carroll County

While Bedlam in the Boro may be pure fantasy, these spots are actually haunted.

Crybaby Bridge, Bowie, MDLocal urban legends called it "Crybaby" by teens who visited late at night and claimed to hear ghosts.

Posted by AAA Realty, Ltd. on Thursday, January 12, 2012


Places like Crybaby Bridge, Cockey’s Tavern, Springfield State Hospital, and others, are some of the most haunted places in Carroll County.

Read about these places and others in our  “Carroll Counties Haunted Places” article.

Harvest Festivals Across Carroll

If spooky and scary isn’t your thing, then maybe a harvest festival is more up your alley.

Lucky for you, there are multiple harvest festivals being held this October, here’s some of them:

The Taneytown Harvest Festival

As its name suggests, this festival will be held in Taneytown.

Brewery Fire will be at our Harvest Festival.. Come on out and see what all the fuss is about!!

Posted by MainStreet Taneytown on Tuesday, September 4, 2018


All kinds of food, music, crafts, and fun things to do will be present.

The Taneytown festival will be held October 6th from 11am to 3pm in Memorial Park.

Baugher’s Fall Harvest Festival

Anyone who lives in or near Westminster, knows all about the great produce and food at Baugher’s Orchard and Farm. They also know how awesome their Fall Harvest Festival is!

Let’s get ready for some HoneyCrisp! 🍏🍎This weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday) we will be picking…

Posted by Baugher's Orchard & Farm on Friday, August 31, 2018


There will be plenty to do at Baugher’s, here’s just some of their featured events:

  • Apple pickin’
  • Face painting
  • Music
  • Hayrides
  • Pumpkin pickin’
  • Pony rides
  • Homemade ice cream
  • And more!

Baugher’s Festival will be held every weekend in October, and Baugher’s Farm and Orchard is located at 1015 Baugher Road Westminster, MD 21158.

Sykesville Harvest Fest at the Farmer’s Market

The Sykesvelle Harvest Fest has become a tradition in the small Carroll County town, and for good reason. It’s a blast!

Another super cool demo was scheduled for the Harvest Festival!

Posted by Downtown Sykesville Connection on Friday, September 21, 2018


There will be tons of local craft and food vendors, as well as a free kids zone, and back again, by popular demand this year, is the Chili Cook Off!

The festival will be held October 14th, 2018 from 10am to 4pm, and will be held at Sykesville Main Street 714 Sandosky Rd Sykesville MD 21784.

The Family Festival at Glade Link Farms

Located in Keymar, MD, Glade Link Farms will be hosting their family festival October 20th and 21st.

Opening Day will be tomorrow…we hope! Please be sure to call before you head out with all this rain going on to be…

Posted by Glade Link Farms, LLC on Thursday, September 27, 2018


Come out and make sure you take part in some of the great events: hayrides, face painting, scarecrow making, and pumpkin decorating.

Also, make sure to check out some of their fresh produce: broccoli, pumpkins, cauliflower, turnips, green beans, winter squash, beets, cabbage, and more!

Glade Link Farms is located at 12270 Woodsboro Pike Keymar, MD.

Trick or Treat?

Of course the big highlight of October is Halloween and trick or treating.

Make sure your kids have both a happy and safe time trick or treating.

American Legion Halloween Parade

The Carroll County American Legion will be hosting their trick or treat parade again this year on October 30th, 2018, starting at 7pm.

Katie in the Westminster Halloween parade (one of 101 Dalmatians).

Posted by Maggie La Pietra Kunz on Monday, January 5, 2009


The parade is all about having fun on Halloween, while also remaining safe.

A Parade on Main Street

Wanna parade in your costume down Main Street?

The trick or treating, crafts, games, and refreshments will start on Locust Lane and Main Street at 3pm and last until 6pm.

Tony in the Westminster Halloween parade.

Posted by Maggie La Pietra Kunz on Monday, January 5, 2009


The Westminster library will be setup as a haunted house from 3pm to 7pm, and at 6:55pm there will be the Monster Dash.

Have a Spooktacular October!

No matter what you do this October and this Halloween, make sure you have a fun time doing it.

Everyone loves Halloween, and if everyone’s safe, we can all have fun!