It's Pumpkin Season, Again In DC
Are you ready for fall? Signs of the fall season are starting to pop up all over the city and it's that time of year again. Time for hayrides, petting farms, fall festivals and pumpkin patches. If you're looking for the best places to find that perfect pumpkin, here are some options.
Leesburg Animal Park
Tucked away in Leesburg, Virginia, the park is ideal for pumpkin-picking. Pumpkinville opens at 9am with a number of other activities in the park including giant slides, hayrides, a straw mountain, rope swings, tractors, moon bounces, a hay maze, and more.
Located in Centreville, Virginia, this is one of the largest pumpkin festivals in the area. The festivities start September 28th and run until November 5th. The farm features five large slides, rope swings, farm animals, cornfield adventures, a kid zone, food, entertainment and many other family-friendly activities. With 90-acres of fun and a free small pumpkin for everybody, Cox Farms is a popular destination for fall outings.
This farm is based in Chantilly, Virginia. Opening in mid-September and running until the first week of November, the farm offers a variety of activities from hand-picking your own pumpkin, to enjoying hayrides, taking in a petting zoo, and taking advantage of the hillside slides. Other activities range include a maze, fire pits, and picnic areas.
Burke Nursery and Garden Center
Located in Burke, Virginia, this nursery offers a Pumpkin Playground running through October 31st. It's open from 9am to 9pm and features pirate and western themes, Native American stories, tumbling tubes, Monster Truck, mechanical rides, and magicians.