Fun Fall Events and Activities in Northern Virginia
It’s hard to believe that the summer blew by us and we’re headed into the season of bonfires, pumpkin spice lattes, back to school and all the fun and great weather this time of year brings with it. Prince William County and the surrounding areas are great for family fun in all seasons, but they have some particularly fabulous activities and events coming up this fall. Get out with your family and enjoy the autumn breezes while you take part in some of these events.
Cox Farms Fall Festival – Cox Farms in Centreville has fun that lasts all season long with their fall festival. There are so many activities, you won’t be able to squeeze them into one visit (but not to worry, you can come back multiple times and have a unique experience with each one). They have plenty of kid-friendly activities like slides, a hayride, farm chores, fun tunnels, games, a kiddie zone, educational exhibits, swings and the Imaginature Trail. They have a winding path adventure for families called Conundrum, which offers surprises like pirates, caves, jungles, the Vortex and more. Sample local apples and cider or purchase pumpkins, kettle corn, snacks and more at the Festival Market.
Cox Farms Fields of Fear – Also located at Cox Farms in Centreville is one of the scariest local haunted trails. With over 20 acres of adrenaline-spiked exhibitions, older kids, teens and adults will have a fantastic time exploring. Some of their attractions this year are Cornnightmare, Claustrophobia Crypt, Hall of Whispers and Back from the Dead Clowns. Take a ride on the Dark Side Hayride or visit the Zombie Zoo.
Burnside Farms Fall Market – This market offers more than 50 varieties of gourds, mums and fall plants, fresh cider, apples, straw bales and more. This market, located in Haymarket, opens in mid-September and brings with it a fantastic fall selection of produce. You can also visit their barnyard and meet the resident animals.
Yankey Farms Pumpkin Patch – Located in Nokesville, this pumpkin patch offers a fun balance of pick-your-own pumpkins with some family fun sprinkled in. They’re open from September 26 through October 31. You can pick your own pumpkin, take a ride on the cow train, take a trip through the corn maze or play in the farmyard activity area. This is one of the most affordable pumpkin patches in the area, with no admission fee to the farm, and you only pay for activities you participate in and pumpkins you purchase.
Bands, Brews and Barbecue – On September 10, on the Manassas Museum Lawn, you can sample area craft beers and the best barbecue while enjoying music from local musicians Skribe, Harlen Simpke and BrickYard Road. There’s a free cornhole tournament that begins at 1 p.m., so get there early and bring a partner. The cost is $35 for a beer taster and only $10 if you’re a designated driver. There will be over twenty breweries represented, so remember to drink responsibly and have a designated driver.
We’re looking forward to some cooler weather and different kinds of fun. We hope you take some time to check out what our area offers and enjoy our communities. If you would like more information on this place we call home, contact us. We’re here to help.
Chris Colgan is the CEO and Team Leader of the Chris Colgan Real Estate Team. Chris was born and raised in Gainesville, Virginia and has been in real estate for 10 years. He is a member of the Re/Max Hall of Fame and is in the top 25 for sales in the state of Virginia out of all Re/Max agents. He has been recognized as one of the United States’ and Canada’s Top 500 Marketing Experts by the National Association of Expert Advisors.