The annual fall festival at Cox Farms is a seasonal event that is not to be missed. Attendees at the Centreville farm will be “a-mazed” at the number of activities, from hayrides to a volcano slide, to a giant cornfield you can navigate both in the daytime and after dark. Cox Farms is a perfect outing for families. Kids adore panning for minerals at Cox’s Mining Company, learning to milk a cow, and petting the cuddly goats at Goat Village.
Cox Farms has one attraction that puts it on the world map: Foamhenge, a full-sized replica of the prehistoric English monument, except instead of stone, this one is made from Styrofoam.
If you’re looking for scarier amusements, come at night to Fields of Fear, which involves a daring spin through 20 acres of chilling attractions. On the CornNightmare, you’re likely to encounter chainsaw-wielding zombies, hideous clowns, forest creatures, and creepy aliens. The Darkside Hayride has creepy animatronics and caged ghouls.
But don’t worry: At the end of the rows is a bonfire where fire dancers perform, and you can replenish with apple cider doughnuts, roasted marshmallows, and kettle corn. The festival begins Sept. 17; check the website for prices, dates, and times. Cox Farms Fall Festival: 15621 Braddock Rd., Centreville
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