Montgomery County is home to many farms that are open to the public. Plan a day trip with family and friends to the Agricultural Reserve to enjoy any of several agritourism activities offered. For more information about what each farm offers, such as calendars of events or schedules for live music, please visit the farm’s website.  Montgomery county's newest agritourism sector - farm based breweries and wineries is growing!  To learn more about the successes of this exciting new industry, read the OAG's Biennial Farm Alcohol Production Report for 2020!

Photo credit: Isabelle Carbonell

Farm Wineries

Land in Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve has "the potential to yield brilliant wines", as noted by a distinguished geologist Ernest "Bubba" Beasley when exploring the soil characteristics and topography of farms in the area.  Established wineries and vineyards are taking advantage of the area's natural characteristics to produce high quality, award-winning wines, and more wineries are in developent!  Visit our tasting rooms today to enjoy scenic vistas, outdoor entertainment, and locally produced foods and beverages.  Explore individual farm winery websites for more information.

Farm Brewery

Farm Breweries

The craft beverage industry in Maryland is booming, and on-farm breweries and cideries are open to the public!  Today, brewers in Montomery County are producing beers and ciders that reflect seasonal preferences as well as the availability of locally sourced ingredients.  Visit Montgomery County's farm breweries to enjoy their rural setting, see ingredients being grown on-site, and learn how this ancient art is still being practiced today to deliver some of the finest beers and ciders in the area! 
Visit individual brewery websites for more information.

Pick-your-own

Have you ever picked your own pumpkins or apples?  Several Montgomery County farms offer opportunities to visit, grab a basket, and harvest seasonal produce directly from the farm.  Whether you're looking for berries, flowers, peaches, apples, pumpkins or something else, see what our farms have to offer!  Visit individual farm websites for more information.

bunny land at butler's orchard Photo credit: Hallie Butler

Farm Festivals and Activities

A great way to learn about agriculture and visit a farm is to find an on-farm festival or scheduled activity to attend.  Whether you're lookiing to have a picnic in front of live music at a farm winery or brewery, eat ice cream at a working dairy farm, take a hayride, or celebrate seasonal festivals at orchards and pumpkin patches, Montgomery County has something for you!  Explore individual farm websites for more information.

Special Event Venues

Have you ever considered hosting your wedding, family reuinion, birthday party, anniversary, or office retreat at a farm in Montgomery County?  The Ag Reserve is home to several beautiful event venues perfect for any type of gathering.  Take advantage of the rural landscape, historic buildings, scenic vistas, and outdoor space for your next event.  Visit individual farm websites for more information.