Central & Southside Virginia is a great place to be this fall for family friendly agriculture events! Check out what is still going on around the area:
Owen Farm Tours
Owen Farm will be open on November 8th from 10:00am to 4:00pm with hayrides, pony rides, bounce house, barnyard friends, lots of fun games, scarecrow stuffing, pumpkin rolling, pumpkin painting and much more. http://www.owenfarmtours.com/
White Fall Farm
Don’t miss the famous hay castle at White Hall Farm!
Gross’ Orchard Apple Harvest Festival
October 18, 2014 is the annual Apple Harvest Festical at Gross’ Orchard in Bedford County. For more information as well as regular hours, check out their website at http://www.grossorchards.com/ or their Facebook page.
Layman Family Farms
Take a trip on over to Bedford County’s town of Blue Ridge, to check out the corn maze, pumpkin patch, haunted harvest and country store at Layman Family Farms. Runs September 13 – November 9, hours vary from month to month, so check out the website for more information: http://www.laymanfamilyfarms.com/.
Previous Family Friendly Fall Ag Events This Year Included:
Family & Farm Day
THIS SATURDAY, September 13th from 9:00am – 2:00pm at the Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Blackstone, VA. (Come check out the Arts & Crafts Festival in town too!) Lots of crafts, animals, and fun activities for youth! For more information about the Southern Piedmont AREC, visit their website. For pictures from last year, check out their Facebook page.
Fall Farm Festival
Many of you may already be familiar with Richlands Dairy on 460 on the Nottoway – Dinwiddie line from childhood field trips to the dairy. Well, Richlands is branching out to share their farm with you this Fall. They have many different Saturday & Sunday hours and events from October 4 through November 1. Check out the family farm day, pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayrides, animals, zombie maze, and haunted corn maze dates and times! For more information, click on the flyer or visit their website at richlandsdairyfarm.webs.com/
Parrish Pumpkin Patch
Welcome to Dundas! Gem of the sandy loams of southeast Lunenburg County, Dundas is home to several local mainstays. Ranking up there with sheep stew, the tank, and Willowland Farm strawberries – Parrish Pumpkin Patch has grown as an attraction for families and school groups alike. Check out their Facebook page for more details! Opening Wednesday, October 1st.
South Hill Farmer’s Day
October 4th, come visit South Hill for a blast from the past with the antique tractor parade, a petting zoo, and fun and games for the family. Visit the chamber of commerce website for more details.
Ravenelle Corn Maze
Welcome to Forest and try your hand at the Ravenelle Corn Maze, about 15 miles outside of the town of Bedford in Bedford County. Open Saturdays and Sundays September 27th through October 26th. For more information, check out http://visitbedford.com/event/the-ravenelle-corn-maze/.
Welcome to Huddleston! Come pick out a pumpkin or test your maze skills at Morgan Farms Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze in Bedford County. Open September 15- October 31, 7 days a week from 10:00am – 5:00pm. For more information visit: http://visitbedford.com/event/morgan-farms-pumpkin-patch-and-corn-maze/