Lawyer's Winterbrook Farm

13001 Creagerstown Road
Thurmont, MD 21788


About Us:

Winterbrook Farms is a second generation 327 acre farming operation that produces thousands of bales of hay every year. The primary focus is supplying local horse farms with top-quality hay. Looking to diversify and find another means of supporting the farm, Jan & Kristen Lawyer decided to start the area’s very first “Corn Maze” in the year 2000.  It was cut by Jan Lawyer using a skid loader and it had a completely random and unique design. In 2001 Jan & Kristen decided to hire a small family company, called Mazeplay, to cut a design that would incorporate a map and checkpoints. This added to the “fun” of getting lost in the corn field. Now, over 18 years later, Mazeplay still returns to the farm each August to cut a new design into the field. Winterbrook Farms is 1 of over 100 farms that Mazeplay travels to across the country and of all the mazes they cut, we are still one of the largest in the Country!

On December 15, 2013, Jan Lawyer passed away after fighting a tough battle against Brain Cancer. Although he endured several surgeries, a few rounds of chemo and radiation for just about 2 years, Jan still worked on the farms and enjoyed every day he could. He was the creative mastermind that is the reason Lawyer’s Winterbrook Farm exists today.

Jan’s daughter Taylor Huffman and her husband Brandon are the current owners and operators of Lawyer’s Winterbrook Farm. Brandon and Taylor enjoy spending time together working on the farms. Taylor is a local Realtor and a member of the Maryland Agricultural Commission and Brandon is full-time at the farm. Daily activities include feeding the farm animals, real estate appointments for Taylor, harvesting the hay fields, delivering hay, and of course, creating and building new activities for the fall festival. A farmer’s work is never complete!

In November of 2017, Brandon & Taylor welcomed their daughter Jana (who was named in memory of Jan). Jana is a healthy and happy little girl who is already enjoying the trips to the farm to visit and feed the farm animals.

Taylor & Brandon are very happy that they are able to continue Jan’s passion for farming as well as his love for inviting the public to experience a fun-filled day on the farm. Each year it is also made possible with the support of family, friends, and great employees.
We hope you are able to visit our farm this fall!

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