Must Visit Corn Mazes & Pumpkin Patches

Fall is a wonderful time of year, the holidays are looming ahead, leaves are changing color, boots are breaking out of the wardrobe and apple cider donuts are back. If this is your first fall on the east coast, you are in for a treat. This week we have curated some of the best area pumpkin patches and corn mazes to visit.

The Corn Maze in the Plains
Select days September 24- November 8 
The Plains, VA 
So much more than just a corn maze (though their corn maze is spectacular and rated the best in the DC area), you will easily fill a whole day of fun at The Corn Maze in the Plains. Once you’ve found your way through the maze, race through their obstacle course, slingshot a pumpkin, or take a break with a private campfire (make sure to rent ahead of time).

Pumpkin Village Fall Fest 
Daily September 17 - November 8
Leesburg, VA 
Hosted at the 21-acre Leesburg Animal Park http://www.leesburganimalpark.com/, the Pumpkin Village Fall Fest is one of the most unique fall festivals around. There are classic highlights, such as wagon rides and a hay maze, as well as some more inventive activities, like a spider web crawl and a zip line just for the kids. Coolest of all, though, is the chance to visit all of the animals at the Leesburg Animal Park. They have some of the cutest animals around, from bunnies to llamas to zebras to gibbon monkeys!

Round Hill Farm 
Weekends, September 24 - October 31
Culpeper, VA 
Head to Round Hill Farm for some old-fashioned farm fun! A tractor-drawn hayride will bring you to the pumpkin patch, where you can select your very own pumpkins straight from the vine. You will also find hay mazes, a farm animal petting zoo, face painting and pony rides. To complete your festive day, check out the open-air market, where you can select some flowers and gourds to decorate your home for the season.

Cox Farms Fall Festival 
Daily September 24 - October 31
Centreville, VA 
Cox Farms Fall Festival has all your favorite fall activities, whether you are looking for a day of family fun or a night of haunting thrills. Stop by during the day to rope swing, go on a nature walk, navigate the corn maze and the fun tunnels, try your hand at farm chores, take a hayride… the list of attractions goes on and on at Cox Farms. If you’re looking for something a bit more frightening, come by once the sun has set http://fieldsoffear.coxfarms.com/tickets.aspx to experience the Fields of Fear. The usual fall attractions now have a dark twist to them, so only partake in the Cornightmare Maze or Dark Side Hay Ride if you’re feeling brave!

We will be spotlighting many DC area fall-tivities in the weeks to come, so be sure to check back next week. If you can’t wait until next week to learn more about local fall festivities, get in touch with the Team @ Dwel!