9 Places for the Best Petting Zoo Maryland

Places for the best petting zoo Maryland.  We loved taking the kids to petting farms when they were smaller.  Playful lambs in the spring, cute piglets, goats and all sorts of chickens and geese the rest of the year!

So, let’s take a look at the Best Places for Petting Farms in MD.


Baugher’s Orchard

1015 Baugher Road, Westminster, Maryland 21158

“Come to Westminster and visit Baugher’s at our two locations for an exciting day in the country with home cooked food and fun activities for everyone in your family! Plan a fun day to Pick Your Own Fresh Fruit from our orchards. We grow strawberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, apples and pumpkins for our u-pick customers.

Baugher’s Petting Zoo started collecting & exhibiting animals around 1987.  The animals are generally farm livestock, such as lambs, goats, donkey, chickens, rabbits, pigs, turkeys and guinea hens.

You can walk right in the pasture with the friendly and gentle animals, getting up close as possible!  Some animals, with more aggressive behavior, are behind a fence, where you can reach in to pet them. There are educational signs about the animals displayed.  Two playground sets and a gazebo make the petting zoo an enjoyable place to spend some time. The zoo is within walking distance, right over the hill from our orchard market.”


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Homestead Farm

15604 Sugarland Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837

Homestead Farm offer many different fruits for pick-your-own.  The season starts in mid-June with tart cherries, then continues in late June with blueberries.  Their peach season usually starts in early-July and goes into late-August and they grow both yellow and white peaches. Different varieties ripen at different times in the season.

Thornless blackberry season usually starts in early/mid-July and goes into mid/late August.  Apple picking from late-August into late- October.  Finally you can pick pumpkins from late September until Halloween.

They also have a petting zoo and sell local honey.


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Butler’s Farm – Petting Zoo Maryland

 22222 Davis Mill Rd, Germantown, MD 20876

At Butler’s Farm, in addition to the fantastic variety of fruit and veg available to pick and purchase, there are a load of activities to enjoy with the whole family.

“Visit the Holiday Open House at the Butler’s Orchard Farm Park! Visit our Farm Animals, take a Hayride, play on our Slides and Playground, and roast S’mores at our Bonfires! No admission cost, no reservations necessary, just come on out and enjoy!

The Farmer’s Porch, located in our Farm Park has an array of small bites, sandwiches, pizzas and more! Chef Jay has created dishes for everyone in the family alongside a rotation of seasonal offerings that take advantage of fresh picked fruits and vegetables.

Pick your own crops include strawberries, peonies, tart cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, flowers, red raspberries, apples, pumpkins and Christmas trees.


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Shlagel Farms

12850 Shlagel Rd, Waldorf, MD 20601

Shlagel Farms has been operating within the same family for over one hundred years. The strawberries at Shlagel Farms are very popular and everyone is invited to spend a day in the sunshine picking their own! In addition to strawberry picking, there is also a children’s play area, a farmers market, a hay wagon ride and much more !

“We are conventional growers. We use no till planting whenever possible to reduce the disturbance and loss of the soil.  We use Integrated Pest Management strategies to reduce the use of pesticides.  Russ and Karl have their Private Pesticide Applicators License which involves testing and continuing education for renewal.   When a crop protectant is necessary Farmer Russ will always use an organic approved product as his first line of defence.  Its imperative that we protect our pollinators!”

Autumn Fun sees a pumpkin patch, hayrides, a petting zoo, straw maze, baby chick holding and a large sand pile with diggers.”


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Shlagel Farms


Painted Sky Alpaca Farm

95 Knight House Ln, Earleville, MD 21919

At Painted Sky Alpaca Farm you and your family can enjoy a fully immersive alpaca experience.

“Have you ever snuggled with an alpaca? Visit a Maryland Alpaca Farm and see for yourself why it’s called “Alpaca Magic”. There is nothing like them! Alpacas are one of the cutest and most amazing animals in the world. They have a very calming effect which you feel as soon as you enter the fields. At Painted Sky Alpaca Farm, you will have the opportunity to get up close & personal with our alpacas. They have known nothing but love from their human friends so they are very socialized and love meeting people. You may even garner an alpaca kiss!

We are the only Alpaca Farm on the beautiful Eastern Shore of Maryland where visitors can see the entire life cycle of fiber processing. You can feel the softness and fiber texture in it’s raw natural state while loving on the alpacas. In our fiber mill, you’ll see how the raw fleeces are transformed into beautiful alpaca yarns, rovings and batts. And finally, in our on-site gift shop, you’ll see all the wonderful things that can be made from this fantastic fiber including alpaca hats, alpaca scarves, alpaca gloves, alpaca socks, alpaca wraps, alpaca coats, alpaca sweaters, alpaca toys and lots more!”


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Painted Sky Alpaca Farm


Breezy Hill Alpacas

2820 Woodbine Rd, Woodbine, MD 21797

Breezy Hill Alpacas enjoys a wonderful spot in the stunning countryside of Woodbine, Maryland. The ideal day out to learn about and get friendly with some gorgeous alpacas.

“Why start an alpaca farm? Breezy Hill Alpacas grew from our family’s desire to live at a more natural pace, closer to the land. Sitting atop what is, in fact, a breezy hill, is the little jewel we instantly fell in love with and made our home.  The wide open spaces of the Maryland countryside offer the peacefulness of rolling hills and woodlands and abundant fresh air, which are ideal for our alpaca farm.

Our menagerie of animals includes our champion bloodline herd of nearly 50 alpacas as well as exotic chickens, peacocks, sheep, and goats. In addition to the hands-on care from our family, the animals also benefit from having wide-open space to roam free and enjoy healthy, happy lives. Furthermore, our family-oriented approach has consistently rewarded us with strong, prize-winning alpacas and a more enjoyable way of life.”


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Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm

24480 Pinetown Rd, Preston, MD 21655

You and your family are invited to enjoy a farm tour at Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm where you can get up close and personal with some award winning alpacas.

“Welcome to our farm! Since the founding of Outstanding Dreams in 2007, our mission has been simple; provide clients and visitors alike with exceptional quality, service, and attention to detail.
Establishing our facility as a premier destination offering quality animals for sale, farm tours for all ages as well a unique retail shopping environment, has been our goal from the beginning. We invite you to schedule a visit and see what makes us an outstanding destination on Maryland’s eastern shore!”


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Outstanding Dreams Alpaca Farm


Wild Rose Suri Ranch

3623 Harmony Church Rd, Havre De Grace, MD 21078

Wild Rose Suri Ranch is a serious alpaca breeding operation. They invite visitors to meet the animals and learn about them on Open Days throughout the year.

“Come visit our breeding operation and beautiful farm to check out the lifestyle and benefits of owning alpacas. We offer seminars on various subjects, and our own “Mentoring Program” for new buyers along with unparalleled and committed ongoing support. The farm is always open, so stop on by and see the exceptional breeding stock and fiber animals for sale.

Satisfy your fiber arts passion and explore the unique and beautiful suri alpaca fiber for all your spinning, felting, weaving, knitting, crocheting, and crafting needs. We passionately pursue excellence in our 100+ suri alpacas as both breeding stock and producers of high value fiber.”


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Tag Along Alpaca Farm

8139 Broad Neck Rd, Chestertown, MD 21620

Tag Along Alpacas in Chestertown have a wealth of experience with these wonderful creatures and love to welcome people to visit their farm.

“Tag Along Alpacas, LLC is located in historic Chestertown, Maryland. Kent County is a scenic peninsula on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, less than a two-hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Annapolis, Delaware and Northern Virginia. Quaint waterfront towns offer farms, beaches, kayaking, fishing charters, boating, sailing, museums, theaters, art galleries, brick sidewalk shopping, antiquing, farmers’ market, local seafood, Maryland’s second largest collection of 18th century structures and more.

Whether you are interested in purchasing alpacas, want to buy products made from alpaca fiber, are looking to start your own alpaca business, or just want to meet our wonderful alpacas, we welcome visitors by appointment.”


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Tag Along Alpacas



Have a look at our post on other farms in Maryland and petting farms in other states.

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