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Fall Festival soft opening this weekend!

It’s going to be a beautiful weekend, and this is the last weekend before our Fall Festival opens! This is the time to get in to our farm and pumpkin and sunflower patch near Fredericksburg, VA, for $5 per person (children 2 and younger are free) and enjoy many of our farm attractions!

You are welcome to bring your own food or picnics to the farm this weekend only, since we will not have food vendors until Sept. 28. You can also enjoy all of our pumpkin, sunflower and play areas, including the mazes, creekside play, mountain slides, horse barn, hay barn, Modest Museum, sand piles and more. We have rabbits, goats (including babies!), horses, llamas and calves.

With farm admission, you can also peruse our pick-your-own pumpkin and sunflower fields. We have very large pumpkins available for $7 apiece, and JUMBO pumpkins of various sizes available for $20 and up. (Pumpkins are not included in admission.)

Our farm stand will close for the season on Sept. 27, so this is the last weekend to come buy raspberries, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet corn, gala apples and eggs. At the stand (no admission required) we also have pie pumpkins available for $3 to $5 apiece.

When the full festival opens on Sept. 28, weekend admission will be $8 per person. In addition to current amenities, we will have hayrides every hour (included in admission) and a variety of food vendors. Get all the information on the festival here.

**And don’t forget: You can still get our CSA membership for 2020 at a 10 percent discount between now and Oct. 2. Click here for details.

We take cash and all major credit cards. We are open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dogs on leash are welcome!

Are you planning a group outing or a field trip? Click here for our event reservation form.

It’s pumpkin time!

JUMBO pumpkins are ready to pick in our Tarzan Patch. These gourds weigh in at 200 pounds and up, so you’ll want to bring some friends to help you bring them home! We are selling these four $40 apiece. Right behind the Tarzan Patch is a field of sunflowers. Pick-your-own for $1 per stem. We are open for produce shopping and play ($5 admission) daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

UPDATE: Our medium-sized pick-your-own pumpkins are now in. Get them for $7 apiece! We’re also picking another field of our sugar ‘n’ spice sweet corn. Find it on sale at the stand for 25 cents an ear!

Fall Festival Starts Sept. 28

It’s almost time for Fall Festival! This year’s festival will run Sept. 28-Oct. 31. Admission is $5 per person on weekdays; $8 per person on weekends and Columbus Day. Get all of the hours, details on what’s available when and information on our Columbus Day Military Appreciation Special on our Fall Festival Page.

Fall Festival Information

No farm admission Saturday!

Kick off the season with our Spring Fling event this Saturday!

We’ll start the day with pick-your-own asparagus from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. PYO is included (so no extra charge) for CSA members, and you may bring payment to join on Saturday. Non-members can pick a 5-pound box for $20.

We will also have pre-picked asparagus for sale, as always: 2 pounds for $10; 5 pounds for $20.

From 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Sunken Well Tavern will be serving up delicious spring farm-fresh food, including the menu items below. This is the only day of the year you can come enjoy the farm without paying the $5 per person admission fee. Come see the spring growth, pick asparagus, talk to friends about the CSA and welcome another growing season here at Snead’s Farm!

Spring Fling Menu

Snead Asparagus Burger Asparagus, swiss cheese, Bavarian aoli, sautéed onions

Pork Belly Burger Smoked pork belly, cheddar cheese 

Signature Burger Creamy goat cheese, turmeric aoli and pickled red onion

Snead Dog Grilled Asparagus & slaw

Chili Cheese DogsPulled Pork BBQ Carolina-style with slaw

Grilled Asparagus Salad

Marinated Asparagus


Cream of Asparagus Soup

Asparagus is here!

Snead's Farm Asparagus

We have opened the car port for asparagus sales! We are open daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Prices are:

2-pound bag – $10

5-pound bag – $20

We will move asparagus sales to the road-side stand on U.S. 17 on April 30 because the farm is on the Virginia Historic Garden Week tour, which takes place that day. On that day only, all farm admissions will require a Garden Week ticket, however, anyone is welcome to come shop at our stand.

The farm is  also now open to visitors, for $5 admission per person.

We’re excited to have asparagus back! Get it while it lasts!

Snead’s Farm is part of Historic Garden Week

Click the image to download the full tour description.

Snead’s Farm is one of five properties  featured in this year’s Fredericksburg Garden Week tour, hosted by the Rappahannock Valley Garden Club. The tour takes place Tuesday, April 30, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Emmett and Ellen Snead will be on hand to talk about the property, farming, conservation and more. Read about the tour and how to buy tickets here.

Announcing: Spring Field Trips

Snead’s Farm will offer spring field trips in 2019. Our field trips give students the chance to see a real working, family farm, and to hear lessons about soil and growing spring crops like asparagus that can be tailored to fit individual class needs. We offer two levels for school groups:

  • $5 per person: Self-guided field trip. Farm entry applies to every individual participating (including teachers, chaperones and siblings). No presentation or harvest demonstration included at this price point.
  • $8 per person: Includes farm entry for every participant, a lesson on growing asparagus or similar topic, a hayride and a harvest demonstration in the field.

Fees apply to every individual who participates or comes onto the farm property.

To schedule a field trip, contact Debbie Nance at 540-809-7545.

Coming this spring: Pick-your-own asparagus!

Snead's Farm Asparagus

For the first time in more than 30 years, we’re bringing back pick-your-own asparagus! Pick-your-own days will be included for CSA members (join here), but we will also open to to the public for asparagus-picking ($5 entry fee applies to non-CSA members, supervised children welcome).

Picking asparagus is a unique activity that will teach you a lot about how this perennial spring favorite grows. We charge $20 per gallon bucket. This amount will be included in our CSA members’ weekly shares.

Pick-your-own days for CSA members and the public will be:

  • Saturdays (May 4, 11, 18): 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Wednesdays (May 8, 15, 22): 10 – 11 a.m.

Help us celebrate the start of the season May 4, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. with our CSA Kickoff Party. This is one of the only days of the year we’ll have NO FARM ENTRY FEE. Look for more details on this fun event to come!

Join us at Sunken Well Tavern on Feb. 28!

Emmett Snead

Emmett Snead will talk about his book, Yankees in the Cornfield, on Thurs., Feb. 28, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Sunken Well Tavern, 720 Littlepage St., Fredericksburg, VA, 22401.

This free event is open to all. Come enjoy delicious Sunken Well food (including some farm-themed items) and hear about Emmett’s semi-autobiographical work of historical fiction.

Books will be available for sale and signing. You can also find the book on Amazon, or at Riverby Books, Roxbury Farms, and at Braehead Farm.

Get a taste of what the book’s about by listening to Emmett’s interview with WFVA’s Ted Schubel here.


Come play with us!

Don’t let a beautiful fall weekend pass you by! We are open 9-6 Saturday and Sunday, and The Well will be open serving farm-to-fork food and local craft beers. We’ve got the best deals around on giant pick-your-own pumpkins, hayrides included in your $8 entry fee and lots of other family-friendly fun, from creekside rope swings to mountain slides. Come make some memories!