Longtime Salem farm hosts first ever fall festival

The corn maze and pumpkins available at the Garrett Farms Fall Festival.
The corn maze and pumpkins available at the Garrett Farms Fall Festival.(Will Thomas)
Published: Sep. 25, 2021 at 7:30 PM EDT
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SALEM, Va. (WDBJ) - Garrett Farms has been a part of the Salem community since 1945. That’s when the current Vice President of the farm, Ian Hill, said his great-grandfather bought it. Traditionally a vegetable farm, it’s been shifting its focus to agritourism.

That shift led to the farm wanting to host a fall festival for the first time, beginning Saturday morning. Hay rides, pumpkins, a corn maze, vendors and much more await the visitors of Garrett Farms for the next couple weekends. Despite it being the first year, Hill appreciates the amount of support they are already receiving.

“The vendors have been really awesome. They’ve came out in numbers, in droves. They’ve been very supportive, they really liked what we’ve got going on here and it’s been really cool to see the support from those guys coming out here.”

The fall festival will continue Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at 4331 Barley Dr. in Salem. It will also be held October 2 and 3, and 9 and 10.

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