A staple of family fun in the fall for Fairfax County, Centreville’s Cox Farms is kicking off the new season this weekend with their much-lauded Fall Festival, running Sept. 16 and 17. The Fall Festival is the perfect way to welcome fall as images of pumpkins and corn mazes will dance in your children’s heads for days after visiting Cox Farms.
After this weekend’s Fall Festival, Cox Farms will be open daily from Sept. 22 though Oct. 31, and then again Nov. 3-7.
New to this year’s festivities is the towering Foamhenge – a full-size replica of Stonehenge made entirely out of Styrofoam designed by artist Mark Cline. In addition, Cox Farms features the Cornundrum Cornfield adventure, hay rides, giant slides, the Imaginature Trail, a Tractor Museum, rope swings, and scores of friendly animals and their babies to make friends with.
As the sun sets, night descends upon the orange leaves and cool air, meaning you’ve entered the Fields of Fear. Get your head right for Halloween with the all-new Dark Side Hayride, trudging through a number of terrifying locales like an abandoned circus and a haunted forest. Fields of Fear will be open Friday and Saturday nights from Sept. 22 through Nov. 4, with a bonus night on Sunday, Oct. 8.
To ease your mind after the horror of Fields of Fear, kick back at The Firegrounds. Here you can enjoy several bonfires, music, karaoke, a six-lane slide, and more.
In support of local public figures, Cox Farms is offering a $5 discount on up to four Fall Festival tickets to public servants during their Public Servants Weekend Sept. 23-24.
The four tiers of admission to Cox Farms’ Fall Festival are as follows: Discount (Sept. 25-28 and Oct. 2-4) tickets are $6 per person. Value (most weekdays, plus first and last weekends of the season) tickets are $10 per person. Regular admission (Sept. 23, 24, 30 and Oct. 1, 28, 29) is $15 per person. The festival’s most popular weekends (Oct. 7-9, 14-15, 21-22) is considered Peak admission and that is $20 per person.