SHARE

Get spooky in a dark forest, look for haunted house or pumpkins in this Halloween. One of place below you must be visit and Celebrate Halloween in Virginia in this October.

Fields of Fear at Cox Farm, Centreville

Cox Farms is family owned and operated. We strive to provide a unique farm experience for our visitors, celebrating the seasons with our local community and the greater Washington, DC region. We provide top-quality seasonal offerings, amazing customer service, and a wide range of fun family events and experiences on our farm. Our shared values of quality, respect, innovation, and community shape everything we do at Cox Farms. We hope you join us to celebrate your local tradition. . . for generations. Cox Farms was started by brothers Eric and Steven Cox in 1972 on 40 acres near Herndon, Virginia.?The brothers wanted to grow and sell their own homegrown produce through roadside markets in the burgeoning Northern Virginia suburbs. Within a few years, Eric’s wife Gina Richard had become a partner in the business, Steven had left to start Mom’s Apple Pie Company and Cox Farms was operating successful retail markets at the farm in Herndon and on Chain Bridge Road in Vienna.

The Firegrounds and Fear Games

Cox Farms specialized in bedding plants from their own greenhouses in spring, locally grown produce in summer, pumpkins and apples in fall, and Christmas trees in December.In 1979, the business had grown enough that Eric and Gina were able to purchase 116 acres on Braddock Road, west of Centreville, in the far western corner of Fairfax County. They scraped together every penny they could to purchase the land. “Nobody will ever travel that far out,” they were told by bankers and business advisors. “You’ll never get any customers way out there. But the suburbs sprawled westwards, growing up to surround the Cox Farms land: South Riding, Virginia Run and many more. Today Cox Farms’ 116 acre farm offers a treasured, green haven of undeveloped land in the Centreville / Chantilly community. That first fall in 1979, someone asked Eric if he would arrange a hayride for their group to pick pumpkins. In the 1980s, the Fall Festival was born on a single weekend. Fast forward to today, and the Cox Farms Fall Festival has become the largest and most popular fall festival in the DC area and Cox Farms’ most famous seasonal event. The next generation of the Cox-Richard clan (Lily, Aaron and Lucas) grew up on the farm, and today Aaron and Lucas are official Co-Farmers in Chief at Cox Farms. Their parents, Eric and Gina, are semi-retired (but still able to make their opinions known, in that special way parents have).

At the end of 2010, Cox Farms decided to close the Vienna location they had rented for 38 years, in order to concentrate future growth on the farm they own in Centreville. Don’t miss this Halloween. The ticket only $13 and up. Purchase online to avoid a longline.

Address: 15621 Braddock Rd, Centreville, VA 20120  Phone: (703) 830-4121

Leave a comment below

Loading Facebook Comments ...