Smithsburg: The Best Place to Experience Fall

Our top 5 things to do in the fall.

Quite the Season

One of the best things about Smithsburg, Maryland is that each season is so different and brings their own unique activities. The fall festivities in Smithsburg might just be our favorite—and it’s the perfect time to visit our little town! The fall season brings a colorful palette shift in the trees and offers new looks into the beauty of our region. If you’re planning a retreat to the local area in the fall, we thought we’d make it easy and give you some inspiration to make your visit truly memorable!

#1: Visiting the Farms

We sure do love our farms—and we think you will, too! When fall finally settles in, the local farms shift with the season and begin to offer more seasonal produce, vegetables, and so much more. The air may be a little crisp, but the perfect warm apple cider at Ivy Hill Farm will ensure you stay nice and cozy! We also highly suggest a quick visit to Gardenhour Orchard. They offer tons of pick-your-own produce options and make it easy to know what’s in season right on their website. No matter what farm you pick, you have to visit at least one this fall.

#2: Antiquing

If the air is a little too cold in our mountainous fall season, you can take a step inside with our next must-do when you make your fall visit—exploring & discovering our antique stores! We couldn’t go without mentioning The Appalachian Trading Post as they offer a huge selection of finds from times past! You are sure to get in the mood for the season as you explore all of the shopping and small businesses that make our town so great.

This is also the perfect opportunity to start building up your fall decorations for home. We’d love to see you leave Smithsburg with something unique!

#3: Apple Picking & Harvesting

It doesn’t get much better than watching your loved one having a blast being outside and getting rewarded for it. What we mean is—fall, specifically September, is when the apple picking happens. There’s a few places to get your apple fix:

Feel free to click through and pick a farm, and pick some apples! This truly is a must-do for everyone when we see you in the fall.

#4: Annual Steam Engine & Craft Show

Our city’s annual Steam Engine & Craft Show is an event you don’t want to miss. It’s annual, so if you missed it this past year, you can always catch it next year. This event is exactly how it sounds. We bring together some amazing sights of local steam engines and TONS of vendors to provide visitors with an unforgettable and crafty experience!

Explore local artist’s works, unique local vendors, and of course, amazing cuisine and produce options provided by our local farms and businesses. And every show concludes with our famous tractor parade right through downtown. You’ll definitely want to come back every year for this one-of-a-kind experience!

#5: Fall Fest

You might say we’ve saved the best for last! Fall Fest is a recurring celebration of the season here in Smithsburg, Maryland that you can be a part of every other weekend in September and October. You can explore our town as you visit and shop at local businesses and restaurants. The whole town gets out and about and you can find unique activities and events depending on the weekend you visit. If fall is your favorite season, you’re not alone, especially at Fall Fest! We can see you now, sipping warm apple cider and having the best time!

We’ll Take You There

Even if fall doesn’t rank as the best season in your book, when you visit Smithsburg during the season, we’re sure it’ll change your perspective on it. We’d love to see you be part of what our community and local businesses have to offer. Use our ideas above to plan the perfect visit to Smithsburg.

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