Greenstreet Gardens kicked off the 2016 Fall Festival last month with a Maryland agriculture theme, #MDAGSTRONG.
“Our goal is not only to have families enjoy a day on our farm with fun fall festivities, but also to promote Maryland agriculture and educate adults and children about it,” Ray Greenstreet said. The corn maze consists of a barn, silo, tractor and #MDAGSTRONG in the design, while the hayride takes you through a barn decorated with stations highlighting dairy, farm to table, oysters and livestock. “Most Marylanders don’t know that agriculture is Maryland’s No. 1 industry,” Greenstreet said.
The farm also hosts fun and educational field trips weekdays in October. The children not only partake in the fun activities like the corn maze and jumping pillow, but they also learn about pollinators, how corn grows, fun facts about pumpkins and more.
The Fall Festival is open Saturdays and Sundays, September 17th through October 30th, from 10:30am until 5pm (last ticket sold at 4pm). Tickets are $13 for general admission and include ALL activities here on the farm. There are discounts for seniors and military, plus children 2 and under are free. The Fall Festival includes a 6 acre corn maze, jumping pillow, cow train, petting zoo, hair painting, face painting, hayrides, underground slide, corn pit, tractor play set, teepee, pumpkin bowling, tire tower, shorty maze & more! (Food, drinks, animal feed and pumpkins are extra.)
Ray Greenstreet was appointed by Governor Hogan to the Maryland Agricultural Commission in July 2015 and is dedicated to showcasing Maryland Agriculture whenever possible. He was also the President of the Maryland Agriculture Council in 2014, and currently serves on the Board of Directors. Greenstreet Growers has been at the forefront of agriculture in South County since 2000, growing bedding annuals and perennials in commercial greenhouses for both retail and wholesale customers.
Greenstreet Gardens is one of the country’s premier retailer and growing garden centers. The Maryland location is located at 391 West Bay Front Road in Lothian, and the two Virginia locations are located at 1721 West Braddock Road and 1503 Mt. Vernon Avenue, both in Alexandria.