1495 Appleton Road
Elkton, Maryland 21921
Milburn's offers several options to build an event in our BIG BackYard that's perfect just for you! With our country, family oriented setting you can host any type of event that ranges from the basic ice cream social for those on a budget, to a picnic setting in the middle of all the BarnYard fun, to renting out our beautiful new pavilion with all the extras you could want! Any event held in the BIG BackYard will offer the guest of honor and friends a visit with our BarnYard Buddies, GroundHog Hill Tunnels, the Giant Tractor Tire Tower and all the BIG BackYard Playground fun you could want! What about extras? Hayrides, standard or custom gift bags, ice cream, food packages,want a host?... or no host needed? YOU let us know what you want and we'll help make it happen! The possibilities are endless at Milburns. At Milburn’s you can celebrate as low key or as over the top as you can imagine! Either way, it's sure to be an event to remember!
All weekend Events are scheduled in 2 hour blocks. If you would like to add more time, you must reserve the next time slot. However, if you don’t see a time that works for you or just have something else in mind, please send us an email at email@example.com We will certainlly try to accommodate! Weekday and non-festival events have a little more flexibility. They are great for Corporate Events, Mom’s Clubs, Reunions, Play dates, etc – if you don’t see any options on the day you are interested in, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org we will get back with you promptly with assistance. Party reservations are available almost year round (strictly outdoors) and by reservation only. (Absolutely no parties or other group events are permitted without a reservation.)
All prices and options are subject to change, but will not change once your reservation has been paid for. Not all options are available at all times of the year. For instance, we don’t have cider in June and we don’t make donuts in March. If you don’t see an option, it’s probably NOT an option due to our seasonal business. However, it never hurts to ask, so please notate any questions you may have in the Special Request section during your online reservation. In addition, we love to customize your events. Just notate in the Special Request section what else you might be interested in, or even if you’d just like to know some of the customizations available. For instance, Corporate Events often reserve the Bale Trail in the fall to do a team building exercise. Or for a child’s birthday, the Corn Maze can be reserved on an hourly basis. Prefer Sundae’s to ice cream cones? Interested in customizing gift bags for a family reunion? So many options, just let us know what you have in mind or if you need direction or suggestions….we’ll make it happen!
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For older kids or adult-only parties, consider Evening Bonfire Hayrides Parties . Always a screamin' good time but you'll need to supply your own party goods and food. Apple Cider & roasting sticks are supplied for private night-time Bonfire parties.
Printable Pre-designed Invitation for standard size paper: BIG BackYard Party Invitation
Click here for a MAP & DIRECTIONS to share with your party guests.
When is the money due & any Cancellation Fees? Only Visa or Mastercard will be accepted for payment. During your online reservation process, you will need to have a Visa or MasterCard ready. Your card will be charged soon after you receive the reservation confirmation. You will be charged a $50 cancellation fee once you have made a reservation and then decide to cancel 30 days or more before the party date, 50% refunded within 30 days of the party. There will be no refund if cancelled within one week of the party or for "no shows". So be sure about your reservation and have a rain date plan ready. Also keep in mind for very large parties, additional hayride trips may be needed and will be added to the price of the party ($75 per additional haywagon).
What if it rains? Parties are Strictly Outdoors and weather permitting-you MUST have an alternatve plan in case of inclement weather, you can simply set up a rain date with us for the next day or week and no fees will be charged to you since you are simply rescheduling. If you choose to not reschedule and have your party elsewhere (home), we will refund any money that has been paid, less a $50 cancellation fee. Let us and your guests know of your alternative plans in advance, just in case your guests call us if it is raining that day.
Where do we park? Please ask party guests not to park at the Farm Market. Park across the street in the extra parking area. Please do remind your guests of this parking request. The small lot directly in front of the market needs to be available for other customers throughout the day (remember, your guests will be here for a couple of hours!)
Do I have to reserve an event on-line? Yes, but we can provide you with assistance if needed. If paying by credit card, assistance can be given over the phone. If paying by check or cash, an appointment with an Event Coordinator is necessary.
I need to pay by check or with cash and NOT with a credit card. Is this possible? Please call us at 410-398-1349 and ask for an Event Coordinator. Leave a message if he/she is unavailable. We will set up a time for you to come in and reserve in person with an Event Coordinator. It’s important to note that all reservations are on a first come, first serve basis. We cannot guarantee availability for your preferred event date/time until your reservation is in place, At the time of appointment, we can review the calendar and see what dates/times are available. If not reserving online and paying with a credit card, be prepared with several date and time options for your event.
The credit card I entered has since become invalid or has insufficient funds. What now? We will contact you immediately if there is a problem with payment processing. You can give us an additional card to run, or sometimes just correct a typo. If payment cannot be processed or we have not made contact within 48 hours of payment being due, your reservation will be cancelled and that date/time will be available for other customers to reserve immediately.
I reserved my event on-line, what happens next? Our scheduling system automatically sends a confirmation email. Check your SPAM folder if you do not see in your “inbox”. An Event Coordinator will contact you with any questions, etc. In the meantime, if you have questions, you can email us at the address above or give us a call. Within 5-7 days prior your event, we'll need to know your best estimation of your guest count so please require an RSVP on your invitations. We strongly recommend you notate this RSVP necessity on your invites. Double check the phone number listed on your reservation confirmation to ensure accuracy so we will be able to contact you (we do not share your phone number and never make "sales" calls). If you do not hear from us via email confirmation or phone call, please contact us at 410-398-1349 to make sure your reservation is properly in place.
When will my card be charged? Your card will be charged immediately for your seating reservation along with any other options that are not dependent on guest attendance. A $50 non-refundable deposit is included in that immediate payment. The remaining balance will be charged the day of your event after admission tickets and final head counts have been totaled. Please review our cancellation policy that you agreed to during your reservation process.
We do not accept reservations with less than 5 business days’ notice. What if you need an event scheduled in a hurry? Call us at 410-398-1349 and ask for an Events Coordinator or email us at email@example.com, someone will contact you and determine if we can accommodate you. Payment will be due via credit card at that time and will be non-refundable in case of cancellation, NO exceptions.
Not many of the guests I was expecting showed up. Can I get a refund or discount? No. You are responsible for your invitations and RSVPs. We will be prepared with employees, supplies, and your party space for the number of guests youl have estimated and provided to us 5-7 days before your event.
Many more guests than I was expecting showed up. What do I do? Talk to your Event Coordinator right away. He/she will accomodate additional guests as quickly as possible. Keep in mind, a second Hayride wagon may be required if that was part of your party package.
What should my guests know about attending my event at Milburns? All event guests should follow the signs for parking across the street from the Farm Market, and should not attempt to park in the Farm Market parking lot as they will be asked to move their vehicle. All guests should use the admission gate line for BIG BackYard Events and will need the reservation name in order receive admission into the BackYard. Also, be sure to indicate how many guests are invited, and remember to include parents! Anyone who needs to walk into the backyard will be required to purchase admission. If a family of 5 shows up and gives your name at the gate, you will be required to pay their admission even if you only anticipated 2 guests from that particular family. We cannot be responsible for managing a guest list, it is your responsibility to plan accordingly and make sure your guests are thoroughly informed of procedure. Additional guests can purchase admission at arrival if they would like to attend. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee food quantity adjustments or increase the number of hayride wagons already reserved to accommodate unexpected guests. All guests must vacate reserved seating area at event end time, however everyone can stay until closing and enjoy all the fun our BIG BackYard and/or Festivals have to offer.
Can I get there early to set up? If your event is scheduled during one of our Fall Festivals, your seating area will not be available until the start time of your event. Please plan accordingly. If not during a Non-Festival date/time, discuss this with your event associate as the options are more flexible for set up depending on other reservations, seasons, etc.
How long do I have to remove items from my party/seating area? All items must be removed no later than 10 minutes after event end time. Please plan accordingly.
My event is during a Fall Festival, can I take my car into the BIG BackYard to unload? No. For safety reasons, we cannot allow any vehicles in our yard during a festival. You are responsible for carrying all supplies from parking lot to event location and back out. Please plan accordingly. Most guests opt for either meal vouchers, or keeping it simple with donuts and cider.
My event is not during a Fall Festival, can I take my car into the BIG BackYard to unload? Yes, please discuss with your Event Coordinator when you discuss the details of your event for more specifics.