By Bri Tomlinson
Alexandria, VA – Fall is right around the corner! It’s time to daydream about cooler weather and longer evenings, when some start counting down the days to Halloween while others long for pumpkin, spice, and everything nice. The past year and a half has been, well, different, and everyone is longing for something normal. So, what’s the best way to kick off the autumn season? Start it with Greenstreet Gardens’ Annual Fall Festival, of course!
Greenstreet Gardens hosts Fall Festival at their hometown location of Lothian, MD. Families are invited to enjoy a fun day on the farm with activities for all ages. Experience the excitement as you get lost in a six-acre corn maze, slide down the bumpy underground slide, and explore the farm’s magical Woodlands area. Hop aboard the Cow Train or enjoy a hayride through the fall countryside. Jump on a giant pillow and into the corn box. Get your face painted, check out the Tire Tower, and so much more to make lasting memories with your family! Don’t forget to explore the Giant Pumpkin Patch before leaving!
“I want my customers in Alexandria to know is that we’re just 30 minutes away,” says Ray Greenstreet. He owns and operates Greenstreet Gardens with his wife, Stacy. “We try to make the festival fun for everyone in the family, young and not so young. It’s a great way to make lifetime memories with your loved ones and have a blast while doing it.”
Besides the fall-tastic activities available, Fall Festival is the place for some delicious food and drinks. The Lothian Ruritan Club will run the grille every weekend this season. Local favorite Sandy Pony Donuts will offer their delightful cake donuts, and Greenspring Brewing Co. will be on site with refreshing brews as well.
One fun fact is how much is going on behind the scenes. While the Fall Festival runs at full speed, Greenstreet still manages a wholesale operation, three retail centers, a landscape division, and a holiday décor department.
“Things never slow down at Greenstreet, but Fall Festival is one of our favorite events,” says Ray. “This is when we connect with our community and customers on a more personal level. It’s an entertaining and safe environment for everyone.”
Fall Festival is open to the public on the weekends. Greenstreet hosts other special events throughout the season too. They kick off their fall season with an annual Movie Under the Stars on Friday, September 17, at 7 pm. Customers are encouraged to bring their friends and a blanket to watch The Secret Life of Pets. Admission is canned food, all of which will be donated to the Lothian SCAN Food Pantry.
The first weekend of Fall Festival (9/18 & 9/19) is Heroes’ Weekend – all military, police, fire, EMTs, nurses, and teachers get free admission with ID at check-in.
There’s so much joy to be had at Fall Festival! The fun starts Saturday, September 18, and runs every Saturday and Sunday until October 31. Follow Greenstreet on Facebook and Instagram to get updates and special announcements. Information and tickets can be found online at Greenstreetgardens.com/fall-festival. We can’t wait to see you!
The Fall Festival on Z-TV!
Z-TV will be Live on site at the Greenstreet Fall Festival during the weekend of Saturday, September 25 & Sunday, September 26, to explore all the activities and fun, including corn maze, hay wagon ride, face painting, local food, giant pillow and more. Free tickets to Fall Festival will be offered through live streams on Facebook, Instagram, and zebra.org.