If your family still wants to drop by a local pumpkin patch in Reston, we have a list of stands open in the area. And, we have tips on pumpkin carving and how to perfectly roast those seeds for snacks.
In many cases, coronavirus precautions have merely changed — not shut down — area pumpkin patches and their entertainment options. Below is a list of some of our favorite pumpkin patches near Reston, with an address, hours and website to check for more details.
Reston Farm Garden Market Fall Festival
Address: 10800 Baron Cameron AveReston, VA 20190
Season opening/closing dates: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Sept. 25-Nov. 1 and Columbus Day (Oct. 12).
Attractions: Pumpkin boon bounce, bouncy slides, inflatable corn maze, train rides, and farm animals.
Hours: Timed entries for 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. Enjoy 90 minute visits.
Pricing: $2o per child; entrance for one adult is paid with child’s ticket, $5 for on additional parent or guardian; children age 2 and under free with a paid child’s ticket.
Website: Reston Farm Garden Market
Cox Farms Self-Driven Hayride
Address: 15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA 20120
Season opening/closing dates: Sept. 25-Nov. 2.
Attractions: Experience a hayride from inside your own vehicle. Check vehicle requirements before purchasing tickets.
Hours: Friday and Monday, 2-6 p.m. (last entry 5:15 p.m); Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (last entry 5:15 p.m.); November hours, closing at 5 p.m. (last entry 4:15 p.m.)
Pricing: $15, good for one vehicle of up to eight people.
Website: Cox Farms Centreville
Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park
Address: 19246 James Monroe Highway, Leesburg, VA 20175
Season opening/closing dates: Sept. 19-Nov. 3
Attractions: Scavenger hunt, farm animals, and on weekends, amazing performers and complimentary Halloween cookie and cider.
Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Pricing: Adults, $18; children 2-12, $15; seniors 60+, $15. Value weekends, Sept. 26 and 27, Adults, $16; children 2-12, $14; seniors 60+, $14. Weekdays (excluding Columbus Day – Oct. 12), Adults, $15; children 2-12, $13; seniors 60+, $13. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Website: Pumpkin Fest Leesburg
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