School Field Trips

August 30 – November 4, 2024
Monday – Friday from 9 am – 3 pm
$9 per person for children and adults

Gaver Farm offers educational field trips to accredited public and private schools, preschools, year-round daycares and head start programs.

Field Trips provide an opportunity for children to learn about and experience agriculture on a real working farm and meet our family farm members! Guests 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 your own pumpkin, self-guided educational opportunities and Fall Fun Fest Admission. The cost is $9 per person for children and adults and 1 FREE teacher per class (classroom size = 20 students). We do not accept payment vouchers. 

Please bring the 2024 School Field Trip Check-In Form for a quick and easy check-in.

Special Dates:

Apple Orchard Field Trip Day: September 12, 2024. The cost is $15 per person and includes a 1/4 peck PYO Apple Bag, FREE scenic hayride and Fall Fun Fest admission. All guests age 2 and older must have their own Gaver Farm PYO bag to be admitted into the Orchard. No reservations are necessary. Let the cashier know at check-in you are checking in for Orchard Day. Tickets are only available at the farm. No free teachers or parents. Check-in opens at 9:30 am. Hayrides run continuously from 10 am – 12 noon to the Orchard. You must check-in prior to 12:00 noon. The last hayride will depart at 12 noon- don’t miss it! 

Teacher Appreciation Weekend: September 21-22, 2024. Teachers with a valid ID receive FREE Fall Fun Fest admission and 1 FREE Fall Fun Fest guest admission! Join us to celebrate and thank our wonderful teachers. You must reserve your ticket online in advance.

Homeschool Field Trip Days: September 25 OR 26, 2024. Parents and their home-schooled children may take advantage of the school group rates without meeting minimum requirements AND learn about farming, growing, bees, animals and so much more with self-guided learning opportunities! No reservations are necessary. Let the cashier know at check-in you are checking in for Homeschool Day. Tickets are only available at the farm. No free teachers or parents. Check-in opens at 9:30 am. Hayrides run continuously from 10 am – 12 noon to pick your own pumpkins (under 5 pounds, included). You must check-in prior to 12:00 noon to receive the $9 rate, hayride and pumpkin. The last hayride will depart at 12 noon- don’t miss it! 

Make a reservation by filling out the form below! The following dates are BLACKOUT Dates (no school in Frederick County or a surrounding county) and are not available for a Field Trip Reservation: September 4, 15, 25 and October 9, 20, 27, 2023. 

Ready to make a school tour reservation?

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Please include total number of kids, adults, aids and teachers. You must have a minimum of 20 people age 2 and older to qualify for the school field trip rate and hayride. “I don’t have 20 people! What should I do?!” General Admission (available every day) OR Homeschool Day field Trips: September 25 or 26 OR (NEW): 20 Person Minimum: Groups smaller than 20 people will be charged for a minimum of 20 people.
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You are welcome to pack a picnic lunch or Gaver Farm's Barn Bakery is open on weekdays with drinks, snacks and sandwiches for purchases.
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