Temple Hall's Corn Maize and Fall Festival Opens Friday
The annual event will be open Friday through Sunday from Sept. 28 to Oct. 14 and features a number of new activities and events.
Temple Hall Farm Regional Park will kick off its 13th annual Corn Maize and Fall Festival on Friday, Sept. 28. This year’s theme is in celebration of the Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary, which is portrayed in the 24-acre maize.
Farm manager John Moore said that there is a lot more to look forward to during the two-week event.
“We are going to be open during the day on Fridays where in the past we’ve just been open on the weekends and on Friday afternoons,” Moore said. “This year we’ll be open starting at 10 a.m. on Fridays and all of our activities that were normally only on the weekend are also available during the day on Friday.”
Among them are the corn canons, pumpkin blasters and paint ball games. Peddle car and inflatable horse races will also take place.
The farm animals will be available for viewing from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and horse drawn wagon rides will take place throughout the day.
Moore said guests will also have the chance to visit a new gift shop that recently opened inside of the new visitor center facility. There will also be 30 acres of pick your own pumpkins, which will be sold by the pound.
“It’s a neat experience for a lot of people that wouldn’t otherwise have a farm type experience,” Moore said. “Watching these kids out here picking pumpkins, actually pulling them off the vine, is a completely different experience then if you’d go to a supermarket or parking lot.”
Moore said the festival grows a little more each year and there are a number of different options for everyone who attends.
The Corn Maize and Fall Festival will take place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from Sept. 28 to Oct.14 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Questions? Call 703-779-9372.