Concierge Close-Up: Cox Farms
Posted on October 01, 2014

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This past weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Cox Farms which sits on 116 acres of land. This was my first time going to their Fall Festival and it definitely didn’t disappoint!

About Cox Farms & the Fall Festival

Eric Cox and Gina Richard, who now own the farm, met in calculus class at Herndon High School in 1970. They are now married with 3 children!

The first fall festival was in 1983 and it was just one weekend. The festival has grown every year since then!

Fall Festival Attractions

This festival is great for families but can also be fun for adults as well.

Once you arrive there is a plethora of activities including milking a cow, slides and slingshots for pumpkins. Almost everything inside the festival is included with the price of admission.

We started by walking by the stage with live country music.

Every way you turn you’ll see different types of farm animals. They have alpacas, goats, pigs, cows and more. Make sure to check out the baby calves and piglets!

Cox Farm_piglets

The piglets are fairly new to the farm and are absolutely adorable!

There’s also an area where you can feed goats. Food for the goats is $1.

There are lots of slides for adults and children including the Dino Slide (pictured below) which was quite large.

Cox Farm_Dino Slide

Cornundrum is their maze. It’s more of a walking path versus a maze. Please be advised that there are “obstacles” you’ll go through which may have some “scary” elements. Most of these obstacles you had the option of bypassing and going around though if you have little children that get scared easily.

COx Farm_cornundrum

At night their maze turns into the Cornightmare and becomes even scarier.

Cox Farm_cornightmare

Their World Famous Hayride is definitely worth waiting in line for. The line moved pretty quickly as they have many tractors going at once.I don’t want to give away the surprises, but there were some pretty cool features during the hayride. This is not a scary ride. However, at night it does turn into the haunted hayride.

Fall Festival Food

There’s free drinking water, free cider and free apples. They also have a wide selection of food options. I highly recommend the milk and cookies and the cider donuts.

Cox Farm_milk and cookies

Cox Farms Festival Market

Make sure to get your free small pumpkin on your way out. Each wristband gets one pumpkin.

You can also visit their market without paying to get into the festival. They have pumpkins, jams, pies, donuts and more!

Cox Farms_festival market


Fall Festival Info & Pricing

Fall Festival
Open Daily, 10am-6pm
Weekday Tickets – $9, Regular Weekend – $14, Prime Weekend – $17

Fields of Fear
Open Friday and Saturdays, 7:30pm-11pm – $19
Includes Firegrounds, Hayride and Cornightmare Maze

For more information visit their website

Check out our Fall Farm Guide for a list of farms and orchards in the DMV.

Post by: Sarah W.