Archive for September 25th, 2010

Cox Farms Opens Today!!

Photo by Christine Krisza

If you have active children (or you are a kid yourself), you must not miss a fall day at Cox Farms in Centreville, Virginia.  I am sad that my son now says he is too old for it; I still love it.

Cox Farms offer the most fun hayrides EVER, including aliens and fun “getting stuck” in the mud.  And you can ride as often as you want!

There are also hay bales to climb on, frisky goats to feed, and musical performers (often bluegrass and kid folk rock, e.g. Raffi songs).  Don’t forget sunscreen.  Watch a cow getting milked!

Hot dogs and hamburgers are for sale, as well as pies, kettle corn, preserves, apple cider, mums, and pumpkins.  Admission includes a free, small pumpkin.

Cox Farms can get super-crowded on the weekends, but the place is huge, so there is always something to do. Just expect to wait in line for a hayride. During the week, they are often mobbed in the morning by school groups, and that is also when some of the best programming is offered.  But if you want the place to yourselves, you can always visit late in the day during the week.

Aliens and hayrides: never gets old!

September 25 – November 7

Cox Farms Fall Festival

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission: $9 during the week; $15 weekends and Columbus Day

15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, Virginia (703) 830-4121

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Harvesting the best of fall in a blog…

October is my favorite month — harvest festivals, crisp apples, fall leaves, incredibly beautiful weather, and Halloween!  If you love fall in Northern Virginia the way I do, then this blog is for you.  Comments welcome!

Your friend in blogging – Mary

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