School Field Trips

September 8 – November 5, 2017
Monday – Friday from 9 aM – 3 pM

$6 per person for children and adults

Gaver Farm offers educational field trips to accredited public and private schools, preschools, year-round daycares, head start programs and organized homeschools who are visiting as a group of 20 or more people. Schools must register their group at least seven days in advance of their visit to qualify for the school group rate.

School Tours provide an opportunity for children to learn about and experience agriculture on a real working farm and meet our family farm members! Learn about the life cycle of a pumpkin, our friend the bee, farm animals and agriculture products!

Field trips include a hayride to the pumpkin patch to pick a pumpkin, self-guided educational opportunities and Fall Fun Festival Admission. The cost is $6 per person for children and adults and 1 FREE teacher per class (classroom size = 20 students). For school field trips only handheld children under the age of 1 are free (different from regular admission purchases where kids 2 and under are free). School tours are available on weekdays from 9 am – 3 pm with advance reservation (except October 20th).

Please bring the School Tour Check-In Form for a quick and easy check-in.


Special Dates:

Home-Based Schooling and Home Daycare Days: September 27 – 28 and November 1-2, 2017. Parents and their home-schooled children may take advantage of the school group rates and stay all day. Many home daycares have less than 20 children and do not qualify as a classroom. Gaver Farm has set aside these days so these groups can receive the same pricing and group rate of $6 per person (handhelds under 1 free, all others must pay). You do not need to make a reservation. When you arrive at the farm and check-in, please let us know that you are a homeschool family, group or home daycare. Hayride Schedule: 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, 2:00 pm!

Teacher Appreciation Weekend: September 9-10, 2017. Teachers with a valid ID receive FREE Fall Fun Festival admission and a FREE Gaver Farm apple cider donut! Join us to celebrate and thank our wonderful teachers.

School’s Out for Fall: October 20, 2017. There’s no school in Frederick County and surrounding counties so we’ll have free hayrides all day. General admission is $7.75 per person, kids 2 and under free. No formal school tours or rates.

Call to book your tour at 301-865-3515 or email [email protected]!

Ready to make a school tour reservation?

Fill out the information below!
  • School Tours are available weekdays from 9 am - 3 pm.
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  • Please include total number of kids, adults, aids and teachers.
  • How will your group be arriving to the farm?
  • You are welcome to pack a picnic lunch. Gaver Farm concessions are only open on weekends.
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