School Field Trips

September 5 – October 31, 2023
Monday – Friday from 9 am – 3 pm
$8 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 $8 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 2023 School Field Trip Check-In Form for a quick and easy check-in.

Special Dates:

Teacher Appreciation Weekend: September 16-17, 2023. 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.

Home-based Schooling and Home Daycare Days: September 27 and 28, 2023. Parents and their home-schooled children may take advantage of the school group rates. Many home daycares have less than 20 children and do not qualify as a classroom. On these days only, you will receive the group rate of $8 per person (kids under 2 are free). Hayride Schedule: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 noon to pick your own pumpkins (under 5 pounds, included). No free teachers or parents. We will begin check-in at 9:30 am- you do not need to make a reservation! Please just let the cashier know you are a homeschool family/group at arrival. You must check-in by 12:00 noon to receive the $8 rate, hayride and pumpkin. 

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. 

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School Tours are available weekdays from 9 am - 3 pm.
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