Pick your own pumpkin and enjoy a family friendly day on a farm. Fall festivals are held in a variety of places in Northern Virginia. Here are some of the best pumpkin patches near Washington, DC.
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15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, Virginia (703) 830-4121
One of the largest fall festivals in Virginia! 2013 Dates: September 28-November 5, Preview Weekend is September 21-22. November 2-3 is Pumpkin Madness Weekend, and Public Servants Weekends (discounts) will be offered September 28-29 and November 2-3. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The festival includes 5 giant slides, hayrides, rope swings, farm animals & their babies, CORNundrum(R) cornfield adventure, straw tunnels, Farm Chores, Kiddie Zone, goat village, apples & cider, food, entertainment, over 90 acres of fun! Everyone gets a small patch pumpkin to take home free with paid admission. New spaceship, mining sluice and mechanical bull this year. See Photos of Cox Farms Fall Festival
Leesburg Animal Park
19270 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg, Virginia (703) 433-0002
Pumpkinville is open September 21-November 5, 2013, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. (5 p.m. after Daylight Savings) The farm play area includes an Indian teepee, giant slides, a hay maze, unlimited hayrides, straw mountains, tot maze, rope swings, tractors to climb on, a large inflated firetruck slide, moon bounces, and much more.
Mount Vernon Fall Harvest Family Days
George Washington Parkway, Mount Vernon, Virginia (703)780-2000
October 26 - 27, 2013, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit George Washington's estate and enjoy autumn activities including horse-drawn wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, a straw bale maze, early-American games, music and demonstrations. This is a huge fall festival with traditional harvest activities, but no pumpkins. See Photos of the Fall Harvest Festival
26469 Ticonderoga Road, Chantilly, Virginia (703) 327-4424
Mid September to first week of November, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival includes hands on pick your own pumpkins, spooky fun zones, hayrides, hillside slides and tunnels, giant jumping pillow, cow pow train ride, Noah’s Ark, petting animals, giant xylophone, bamboo panda puzzle maze, swinging bridge, antique tractors, fire pits, park-like log cabin play areas, picnic areas, weekend specials and more. See Photos of the Fall Festival at Ticonderoga Farms
Burke Nursery and Garden Center
9401 Burke Road, Burke, Virginia (703) 323-1188
October 1-31, 2013. The annual Fall Festival and Pumpkin Playground runs daily from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. through October. Highlights include pirate and western-themed activities, Native American storytellers, slides, tumbling tubes, rope swings, A Monster Truck, mechanical rides, farm animals, clowns, magicians, musicians, Wobble Wagon rides and much more.
Heather Hill Gardens
8111 Ox Rd., Fairfax Station, Virginia (703) 690-6060
Throughout October. The fall festival features a pumpkin fort, slide, rope swing, mini zipline, moon bounce, farm animals, and more. Open Mon-Fri 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Sundays 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road Bluemont, Virginia (540) 554-2073
The annual fall harvest festival features pick-your-own pumpkins, the Pumpkin Princess, P-Rex the pumpkin munchin’ dinosaur, Derby Pig Races, Pumpkin Jumpin' Pillow, a Double Barrel 60' Slide, rope swings, a new corn maze and more. September 28-October 31, 2013, open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. See photos of Great Country Farms Pumpkin Harvest Festival.
Hollins Farms Orchard
1524 Snowden Road Delaplane, Virginia (540) 592-3574
One of the largest pumpkin patches in Northern Virginia. Pick a pumpkin, see farm animals and baby calves, take a pony ride, enjoy live music, hiking, and more. Open Wednesday through Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through October.
721 Courthouse Rd (Rte. 630), Stafford, Virginia (540) 659-2172
Moon bounce, maze, face painting, pumpkin painting, straw mountain with tunnels, penny pit, corn box, pumpkin bowling, barn yard animals, pony rides and more. Open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. daily through October.
5273 Harry Byrd Highway, Berryville, Virginia (540) 539-3276
Angry Bird Corn Maze, hayrides, u-pick pumpkins, pumpkin playhouse, corn crib, barnyard animals, slides, pig races and more. Open September 21 - November 3, 2013, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
38299 Hughesville Road, Hamilton, Virginia. (540) 751-1782
U-pick pumpkins, hayrides and corn maze. Travel off the beaten path to an authentic working farm and pick your own pumpkin right from the vine. Open September 28 – October 27, 2013, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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