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Cox Farms Fall Festival

Cox Farms Fall Festival

Cox Farms Fall Festival

Cox Farms Fall Festival

Cox Farms Fall Festival

Cox Farms Fall Festival

Autumn at Cox Farms

Cox Farms celebrates the changing of the seasons with the return of the Cox Farm's Fall Festival, the DC area's biggest and best fall festival! Named by USA Today as one of the "Country's Coolest Pumpkin Patches" and also by Funtober as one of the "Top Farms for Fall Fun in the United States," there's a reason why so many families keep flocking back to Cox Farms year after year. 


Scenes From Cox Farms

Fall Festival

Preview Weekend: September 17th and 18th
Fall Festival: Daily from September 24th - October 31st and then from November 4th - 8th
 

The Fall Festival features everyone’s favorite attractions, including hayrides, giant slides, rope swings, the Cornundrum Cornfield adventure, the Imaginature Trail, and all sorts of farm animals and their babies. Friendly goats welcome you to their redesigned Billy Goat Village, where you can visit and feed them. Each slide is themed differently, so you’ll fly out of castles, barns, and volcanos, exploring everything from dinosaur digs to mining towns to giant beanstalks. And new this year is Treetop - a series of connected, raised platforms to explore, with giant bark-covered utility pole “trunks” as their bases. Treetops visitors can take in the 360-degree views of the festival grounds from above, and enjoy interactive features including flag-raising and noise-making. Treetops also features two slides, one fully covered tube slide and one open slide. You can buy tickets online at Cox Farms' website. Browse or download the festival map below and plan your own adventure!

Cox Farm Festival Map

Fields of Fear

Dates: Friday and Saturday nights from September 23rd - November 5th (Bonus Night: Sunday October 9th)
Times: 7:30PM - 11:00PM (Last admission is one hour before closing)


Cox Farms' Fields of Fear™ - what happens when darkness falls on the farm. The friendly daytime Imaginature Trail takes a dark turn for Fields of Fear, transforming into The Forest: Back 40. The Forest has doubled in length for 2016, and now consists of half a mile of fear. The Forest joins two other haunted attractions at Fields of Fear, the Dark Side Hayride and the Cornightmare. The Firegrounds feature several bonfires, a six-lane slide, music, entertainment, tasty treats, and Fear Games, including the dark maze, Nyctophobia (hint: the name means “Fear of the dark”). Not Recommended for children under 12 years old. All under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18+). ADMISSION TICKETS STRICTLY LIMITED!  Buy your tickets online or same-day at the door. Not Recommended for children under 12 years old. All under age 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18+). Proof of age required. NOTE: Some attractions may sell out prior to 10 PM.


Pumpkin Madness

Dates: November 5th and 6th 

What happens to pumpkins after Halloween?  Pumpkin Madness!!!  Cox Farms recycles pumpkins in the most fun ways possible like - drop them from the High Drop, squish them with the Squisher, Smash them with the Smasher, and you can stomp them youself in the Stomping Grounds.


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