Cox Farms Fall Festival in Centreville, Virginia

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    Fall Fun at Cox Farms

    ••• Cox Farms from the air. © Eric Taylor

    Cox Farms Fall Festival is one of the largest in Virginia with family activities covering more than 90 acres in Centreville. Visitors can partake of unlimited hayrides, giant slides, rope swings, farm animal feeding, a pumpkin patch, fun tunnels, and live entertainment. Visitors of all ages will have fun at the Hog Farm, where you can hop on a retired hog (the motorcycle kind) and take an imaginary ride. Give your arms a workout at the Duck Races and see who can pump water fastest to move their rubber ducky to the other side. 

    Dates for 2017: Sept. 16 and 17; Sept. 22 to Oct. 31; Nov. 3 to 7.  

     

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    Hayride at Cox Farms

    ••• Cox Farms hayride. © Cox Farms

    The Cox Farm Fall Festival includes traditional fall festival activities like family hayrides. The hayride lasts about 20 minutes and is a fun treat for people of all ages.

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    Animal Feedings

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    Get acquainted with a whole raft of farm animals that includes chickens, roosters, bunnies, alpacas, sheep, pigs, horses, cows, goats, and even a llama. You can learn about milking cows in a musical milking show, let the sheep sniff your hand, say "hi" to the bunnies, and check out the chickens. Cox's goats are well-known, and they love getting fed by visitors young and old.

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    Pick Your Own Pumpkin

    ••• Lots of Pumpkins!. © Cox Farms

    Pick your own pumpkin to make a spooky jack-o'-lantern for Halloween while you are at the Cox Fall Festival.

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    Piglets

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    Watch baby piglets feed during the festival during your tour of the farm's animals.

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    Cows at the Cox Farms Fall Festival

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    Children can greet Cox's cows eye to eye.

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    Giant Slide

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    The six-lane giant slide adds some excitement to a visit to the Cox Farms Fall Festival.

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    Cox Farms

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    The scene at Cox Farms during the Fall Festival is brimming with fun things to do. 

    At the end of the season, Cox Farms hosts its Pumpkin Madness Days when staff members squish, hurl, smash, and drop pumpkins from the sky. You can watch the pumpkin drop and pumpkin catapult in action, and kids especially love the squashed pumpkin walk.

    Besides all the fun family activities at the Fall Festival, there's a special Festival Market, where you can buy kettle corn, cider, pumpkins, and apples. It's open daily from Sept. 17 through Nov. 8, 2017.