- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 14, 2001

Directions:

Cox Farms is located at 15621 Braddock Road in Centreville. From the District, take Interstate 66 west to Route 29 south. Turn right at Pleasant Valley Road and then left at Braddock Road, which is a four-way stop.

Parking:

Parking is plentiful and free. Radio Flyer-like red wagons are available at no charge for patrons to use for hauling children and possessions around the grounds.

Admission:

The cost is $6 per person age 2 and older Monday through Friday, $8.50 per person age 2 and older on the weekends.

Hours:

The Fall Festival is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Oct. 31, with the last entry permitted at 5 p.m.

Information:

Call 703/830-4121. Information about the farm can be found on the Web site at www.coxfarms.com.

Alternatives

Other area pumpkin farms and festivals, which include mazes, hayrides, farm animals and other activities:

• Butler's Orchard, 22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown; 301/972-3299.

• Cherry Hill Farm and Orchard, 12309 Gallahan Road, Clinton; 301/292-4642; www.cherryhillfarm.com.

• Horizon Organic Dairy Farm, 100 Dairy Lane, Gambrills; 410/923-7600, www.horizon-organicfarm.com.

• Burke Nursery and Garden Centre, 9401 Burke Road, Burke; 703/323-1188; www.pumpkin-playground.com.

• Heather Hill Gardens, 8111 Ox Road, Fairfax Station; 703/690-6060.

• Great Country Farms, 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, Va.; 543/554-2073; www.greatcountryfarms.com.

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