Cox Farms Fall Festival is phenomenal and they offer something truly unique especially for kids, but also for adults!
As an adult, what I am most impressed with is the attention to detail. Either the owner or someone on staff must love wood working because there is a sign for everything! I spent most of my time wandering around thinking “that’s interesting; I wonder how they thought of that?” For instance, there are plastic bulls’ heads on the haystacks (to make them look like animals) or a large wooden painting of candy buttons, or a real mountain goat perched on an elevated ramp. The corn maze is full of surprises with a bus inside a barn with an internal vortex, and later along the path, a crooked house that you can walk through. There are a ton of options and kids can run crazy and play on and touch anything and everything!
Logistically this place is incredibly well planned out. Everything is spread out and we rarely had to wait in any lines. There are many seating areas (picnic tables, hay stacks, benches) where you can relax while the kids run around. They have plenty of food options for purchase (pizza, fries, pb&j, hotdogs, cookies, popcorn, etc, etc). They were giving out free samples of funnel cake, and cider (was soooooo delicious), and apples. There are interesting drinking fountains placed basically everywhere. They also have a station where kids cand find their parents if they get lost, and are conveniently marked by huge chairs with cute little signs. Hygiene and convenience reign supreme here. There are many, many, many hand sanitizer stations. They also have a separate baby changing section with changing tables and more hand sanitizer.
The staff is amazing! Even though we visited on an overcast day, there was still a full staff rearing to go. They had a staff person assigned to every single area of the farm to ensure safety and I could tell everyone took their job seriously. The staff was super friendly in every area of the farm. One of the kids was scared to get on the hayride, and the tractor driver hopped off of his tractor, ran over to the child and tried to give him a pep talk. So cute!
On your way out, each ticket hold gets to pick a pumpkin and at the very end of the festivities is a large outdoor general store with all kinds of pies, jams, honey, candy, toys, etc.
I left out some of the activities from this review because you can get that information from the website. I will say the slides were really cool and there were a ton of them! There was also a live band. Sometimes they sounded like karaoke but they worked really hard. I was there for three hours and they rarely took a break. I was exhausted by the end of the day so I know they must have been completely drained but they just kept on singing!
Definitely worth a trip!!
Angel W. - yelp.com
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