Festival Tips!

Last week we ran a contest on Facebook where our fans submitted Fall Festival Tips! Here is a list of the winners and their tips for visiting the Fall Festival!

Lisa Alvarado: The best tip I can say is to wear comfortable shoes, and bring a sweater!
Kelly Sabine: Remember that your tickets/wristbands are good all day - sometimes we go during the week in the morning with the little ones and after they nap it off go back later that afternoon for a couple hours when the big kids are out of school.
Sheri James: Pick a meeting spot (like the stage) in case you get separated and/or put your cell number on a piece of paper in their pocket (your child) to give to a Cox staff member if anyone gets lost.
Kennedy Velasco: I’d say to head out to the farm, even if it there is a potential for rain - you can still have fun even if it’s gloomy and overcast and it may only drizzle for a few minutes! An added bonus - the lines will be shorter because you’ll be braver than most!
Jen Delean: Makes for a great Friday family night out! You still get to enjoy the weekday admission. Plan to grab a pizza there for dinner, and hit all the rides (hayrides, slides, etc.)!
Nicole Acevedo: Bring a camera for all the awesome picture opportunities. Pack a lunch/ snacks for the kids, bring plenty of water.
Darlene Darden: Don’t forget the kettle corn for the hayride and really participate…makes it much easier getting past the trolls! :)

Over 90 acres of Fall farm fun ……right here in Fairfax County?

Yes, it’s true! Even in our county of 1 million people right outside Washington DC, there remains one family-owned farm which opens to the public in the Fall of each year to host its famous Fall Festival.

Since 1972, Cox Farms has been a family tradition for thousands of Fairfax County families. “Many of our visitors are third-generation Cox Farms customers,” says Eric Cox, founder and owner. “They first came here as kids years ago, then they brought their own kids, and now some of them are bringing their grandchildren!”

The most popular Fall Festival attractions are the famous hayride (around the pond, through the woods, and ending in the Enchanted Barn), five giant slides, the Cornundrum cornfield adventure , rope swings, hay tunnels and more. What’s your favorite?

“The baby pigs,” says Meredith. “The baby chickens. The baby goats. Actually, all the baby animals.”

“Kettle corn,” insists her brother James. “Large kettle corn. ”

The Fall Festival is open daily Sept 24 – Oct 31, 2011 from 10am to 6pm (last entry 5pm). The season will wrap up with some Pumpkin Madness fun (Nov 5-6)! For full information, resources and directions see: www.coxfarms.com

And what happens out in those fields at night?

Check out Fields of Fear: www.coxfarms.com/fear