Food isn’t particularly cheap, but not as much as you’ll pay at a Nationals game. Drinks (cans of soda and bottled water) cost $1.50, while those slices of Papa John’s pizza are $2.75. The kettle corn isn’t particularly cheap, but it’s dangerously delicious. Once you have your food, there are plenty of picnic tables to eat at while being entertained by a live band.
For those of us looking for our fall fix, a trip to Centreville hit the spot. Cox Farms has farm entertainment down to a science. There’s no shortage of fun, just a slight premium on shade. Parking is free, but the place will likely be very crowded on the weekends.
The festival runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through Nov. 7. Extensive information is provided at CoxFarms.com, and not many farms have 5,200 fans on Facebook.
If you want a rugged “Little House on the Prairie” experience, Cox Farms probably isn’t for you. But as my daughter asked countless times, “Do it again?” Yes, we probably will next year.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.