Thursday, September 25, 2014

Fall festivals in DC area: Corn Maze in The Plains

If you're visiting or live in the D.C. Metro area and are looking for a fun fall-themed family day out, you might want to consider checking out the Corn Maze at The Plains. I've been to this one a few times and every time there has been a good crowd. Not too crowded though where you can't enjoy the activities.

Each year the Corn Maze carries a different theme. Previous years' themes varied and have included "Witch Way Out",  "Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?", "Buy fresh Buy Local", and "Bat-titude", to name a few. The theme for 2014 is "Hooowl I Ever Get Out?!!! 

And this year, you might not want to get out if you attend on opening weekend. Staff will hide $1,500 in $50 and $100 bills in the maze.

Entering the corn maze in 2012
In addition to the corn maze, there are a lot of other activities going on, including fall-inspired slides, swings, mini-corn mazes for the little ones, an obstacle course and pumpkin chucking, which is always a hoot.  Another attraction are the hayrides running continuously throughout the day (expect to sit on real hay on this one, no pseudo-hay ride here..).

Playground at Corn Maze at the Plains

There is also a farmer's shop onsite which is always fun to poke around. And of course, there are lots of pumpkins, all shapes and sizes. I also stop at the farmer's market on the way out, which sits on the side of the road on the way out of the festival.

Located in The Plains, Va., about an hour away from the District, Corn Maze in The Plains brings many visitors out to this section of Northern Virginia. This annual event is now in its 15th year. This year's season's kickoff happens on Sept. 27 and Sept. 28.  (See their website for additional dates and hours)

The Corn Maze in The Plains is located at 4501 Old Tavern Rd. The Plains, Va.

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