Cox Farms Fall Festival — a Halloween Tradition

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This week’s assignment from the League was to write about your Halloween traditions. Around here, the Halloween season doesn’t begin until the gates to Cox Farms’ Fall Festival open.

Cox Farms is just a couple of miles from us, and is one of the last remaining vestiges of rural life for miles around. Suburban sprawl has surrounded it on all sides, but we are fortunate that the Cox family has continued with their annual festivals. Amid all the hustle and bustle of the DC suburbs, a visit to Cox Farms takes you back to a simpler time.

We’ve been going to Cox Farms for over two decades, and rather than writing about it, this week I thought I would post a pictorial about some of the festive sites.

cox farms hayride

cox farms picnic area

cox farms signs

cox farms barn

cox farms giant slide

cox farms pirate skeleton

cox farms dinosaur

cox farms haystack

cox farms giant slide

cox farms giant slide

cox farms king kong

You know it’s a good day when you end it with a King Kong sighting.


league of extraordinary bloggersThis week, the League was asked to write about their Halloween traditions. For more nostalgic looks at the Holiday, check out Are you there God? It’s me, Generation X, AEIOU and Sometimes Why, The Man Who Stares at ToysBranded in the 80’s, and more!


  1. says

    Sweet! We have something very similar up here in Maine, called the Treworgy Family Orchards. My wife and the kids go there every year for the apple-picking, to wander through the corn-maze, the petting zoo, free ice cream, and hay rides. We usually go a little too early to bring pumpkins home with us, but we wander through the pumpkin patch and ooh and aah over all the different shapes, sizes, and colors. There are no giant slides, pirates, dinosaurs, and most-importantly, no King-Kong, but it still sets up the season very nicely.

    This place looks gorgeous!


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