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Cox Farms is a Chantilly tradition.  The familiar sign marquee at the intersection of Braddock and Pleasant Valley Roads, with the occasional humorous message, is a Chantilly landmark in its own right.

Pumpkins galore at Cox Farm Annual Fall Festival

Pumpkins galore at Cox Farms Annual Fall Festival

In the late winter, after one bad weather day too many, the Cox Farm markee reminds us that Spring is on the way.  After a short winter break, the Farm opens to bring in the Spring.  During Spring and Summer, drivers passing or visiting the Farm get a blast of color from the many flowers that line up near or under the Farm pavilion.

One of the Fall Festival demos

One of the Fall Festival demos

Then, in that transition period when summer is nearly over but the crisp air of Fall has yet to kick-in, you’ll see the sequential message signs along Pleasant Valley Road, reminding you that the Fall Festival is on the way.  It is one of those annual events that punctuate the passing seasons,  and it has become a local tradition.

Hayrides circle this lovely view at Cox Farm Fall Festival

Hayrides circle this lovely view at Cox Farms Fall Festival

The event is the Cox Farms Fall Festival.  It’s a little touch of rural Disney World in Northern Virginia suburbia.  Non-stop hayrides, live entertainment, farm exhibits and demos, fun rides that seem to increase in number each year, tasty food treats, all the pumpkins you could ever want, lots of other Fall-type items, and best of all, getting that feeling of open space and countryside ambiance right here in Northern Virginia!

One of the numerous rides

One of the numerous rides

I have gotten to know the owners and staff at Cox Farms over the years.  They are an absolutely teriffic team of service-oriented and community spirited people who work their heart out every year to put on a wonderful event.

If you have not brought the kids to this experience, give it a try.  They will probably want you to make it an annual event.

This year’s Fall Festival is over but the Farm will be reopening on November 28 with its Christmas Tree and Holiday Wreath items.

Here was this year’s Fall schedule should you want to get a sense of when it starts and ends .  I’d guess next year’s event will be similar.  You can get more info at the Cox Farms website.

WHEN?  September 20 to October 31, 2008 – 10 AM to 6 PM
November 1 to November 4, 2008     –  10 AM to 5 PM

ADMISSION – Monday to Friday: $9   –   Saturday & Sunday $15

Pavilion with many Fall items

Pavilion with many Fall items