My family and I recently had the opportunity to visit Wayside Farm in Berryville, VA. About one hour away from Washington, DC, this farm has fall activities such as pumpkin picking, pumpkin bowling and is home to the angry bird corn maze.
Tip: If you have a long drive there, make sure to take the kids to the potty before you arrive. The portable toilets on premises make this an authentically outdoorsy experience.
Speaking of pumpkin bowling, this place even has pumpkin tic tac toe!
Mark and Harriet were very welcoming and graciously answered all of the questions that we had.
Speaking of farms, the Wayside farm has some animals that you can look forward to seeing. There are llamas, a goat and some pigs too.
If you go for a family trip, try to plan your visit around the pig races which only takes place a few times a day, but was definitely the highlight of the trip.
Check out the original seating that was used to watch the pig races. They called them “hay bleachers”.
Since we visited the farm with my infant son in tow, we did not venture into the 10 acre corn maze. We did however, pick some tasty pumpkins while there. I can tell you that they were tasty because my mom-in-law made a pumpkin soup later that day that I just could not get enough of.
Oh and look at that these pumpkins…Aren’t they adorable?
Are you looking for some family fun? Wayside farm is open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until November 3rd. Admission is $10 a person. Use this coupon and receive $2 dollars off on Fridays. Be sure to visit Wayside Farm’s website for more information, so you and your family can create your own fall festival fun.
- Bring a bagged lunch
- Dress appropriately for sunny or rainy weather, you never know which one you will get
- Use the bathroom before you get there
Disclosure: I received admission to the farm in order to be able to tell you about the experience. All opinions continue to be 100% my own.