Looking for safe, family-friendly fall activities? Look no further! These outdoor pumpkin patches, fall markets and festivals around Northern Virginia are sure to make the whole family happy!
Cox Farms in Centreville
In place of their annual Fall Festival, Cox Farms has created a Self-Driven Hayride! Drive through their famous hayride from the comfort of your own car. Cider and kettle corn is available to purchase for your ride. They will also be having a Drive-Through market – order online and pick up pumpkins, apple cider, donuts and more!
Self-Driven Hayride – $15/car, Open Friday-Monday Drive-Through Market open daily from September 25-November 2 from 10am-6pm
The Pumpkin Village will be open every day except Tuesdays from September 19th to November 3rd. During weekdays, our hours will be 9:30am – 5:00pm. During weekends and on Columbus Day, we will be open from 9:30am to 6:00pm. Activities include a scavenger hunt, petting zoo, live music and more. Weekend guests will receive a complimentary Halloween cookie and apple cider.
Tickets must be purchased online, here, and vary from $13-18 depending on the day.
Fall Frolic at Lee-Fendall House Museum in Alexandria
On Saturday, October 24th, put on your Halloween costumes and enjoy crafts, a ghost hunt, a Trick or Treat walk, and more in the gardens of the Lee-Fendall House Museum!
Sessions start at 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:00 PM. Timed tickets must be purchased in advance. Only 10 participating children per session, plus accompanying family members, face masks are required.
Come enjoy the outdoors amid pumpkins and Halloween-inspired backdrops. A great place to choose the perfect pumpkins and take those special family pictures for all your Halloween Memories. Their Fall Farm Market will be stocked with pumpkins, apples, local honeys, jams, pickles, cider, Halloween decorations and more.
Open from October 1-31st from 9am-7pm (6pm on Sundays)
Attractions include wagon ride to Pumpkin Patch for picking (pumpkins extra), Maize Maze, Fun Barn, Zippitydoo, Olde Barnyard, Swine Speedway, Pumpkin Mountain Slide, Jumping Pillow, Barrel Train, Pedal Tractors, Straw Jump, Trike Track, and Candy Cannon Show. Plenty of food is sold by Red Rooster Grill. The entire festival will be cashless this year.
Open September 13-November 8. Tickets must be purchased in advance online, here. Tickets start at $13.95 and children under 2 are admitted free. Open dates and hours vary.
Reston Farm Garden Market Fall Festival
Open Fridays-Sundays from September 25-November 1 for their annual Fall Festival. Enjoy lost of kid-friendly fall activities including a pumpkin moon bounce, bouncy slides, corn make, train rides & farm animals. They’ll also have special guests including balloon artists, face painters and a caricature artist (additional purchase for these required). The garden market will also be open for full-service business with no ticket required.
They will have timed entries for 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm and you will have 90 minutes to enjoy the Fest. Tickets are $20 per child and entrance for one adult is paid for with child’s ticket — $5 for one additional parent/guardian. Siblings/children age 2 and under are free with a paid child’s ticket. All guests will be required to exit before the next group enters so we may clean and disinfect for everyone’s safety.
Open September 19-November 8 from 10am-6pm with plenty of fall activities offered including an 8 acre corn maze filled with fun games to get you to the end, a new open-style flat bounce pad, petting zoo, hayrides, Halloween trivia, sling shots, pedal cards, giant Lincoln logs, bouncy animals, pedal tractors, straw mini-maze, photo ops in pumpkin land and so much more! Pony rides are offered for $6. Amazing fair food and Witches Brew available to purchase as well.
Purchase tickets online, here, in advance to ensure admission. Tickets start at $12 and vary depending on date, with military, first responder and large group discounts.
Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill’s 27th Annual Pumpkin Patch
Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill hosts its 27th annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser for charity.
The pumpkin patch offers all sizes of pumpkins from small hand-held “spookies” to very large pumpkins for jack-o-lanterns; prices start at $1 and go up based on size. Also for sale are homemade soups (including a vegetarian variety), baked goods, and knit wear. All net profits from the pumpkin patch support the church’s outreach activities at the community, regional and international levels. Last year, over 25 charities received support ranging from Alexandria charities working with homelessness and education, to regional anti-poverty programs, to international work including a children’s ministry in Haiti, nurses training in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and a hospital in Gaza.
Open October 4-31, 2020, Mon-Fri from 12-6pm, Weekends 10am-6pm No admission fee or tickets required, learn more here.
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