As they say here in the south, “Happy Fall Ya’ll!”. Today is the first official day of fall 2016, and with that comes a variety of fun outdoor fall activities for you and the kiddos to partake in. This year also marks the 10th anniversary of the Annual Fall Festival and Country Store event, held by Jeter Farm.
Fall Festival and Country Store
Are you looking for an afternoon of fun on the farm? Well, look no further than the annual Jeter Farm Fall Festival! If you are young or just young at heart, you’ll enjoy getting lost in the corn maze, visiting the farm animals, or playing in the barnyard.
Make sure to check out the Jeter Farm Country Store, which is stocked with all locally-made, Virginia finest products and crafts. Enjoy ice cream, local apple cider, fresh kettle corn, hot dogs, rosted corn and so much more!
The Jeter Farm Fall Festival runs from September 24 through October 30 and is open on:
- Fridays from 3pm-6pm
- Saturdays from 9am-6pm
- Sundays from 12pm-6pm
General admission for the Jeter Farm Fall Fest is $8 and children 2 years old and under are free. General admission includes the corn maze, hay rides, u-pick pumpkin, slides, barnyard zoo, games and so much more!
About Jeter Farm
Jeter Farm is proud to be in the 5th generation family farm raising vegetables, beef cattle, custom hay, small grains, and offer a fall harvest festival with a corn maze, pumpkin patch and much more.
Benjamin and Susan Bonsack, the original homeowners to the Jeter Farm, had eight children: John Albert, Jesse Walter, Edward Mae, Laura Susan (Ditsie), Charles Elliot, Reuben, Dillie, and Jacob Bonsack.
Jacob Bonsack Jeter married Hattie Brugh of Nace and took over his parent’s farm until 1940. Jacob and Hattie Brugh Jeter had four children: Max, Richard, Josephine, and Annie Laura. When Hattie passed away all four children learned to work hard at an early age to keep this farm afloat.
When Richard turned 23, in the 1930’s, his father died. Richard kept a promise he made to his father to keep the farm afloat, no matter what happened. Richard married at age 31 to Genevee and the couple continued the family tradition of farming despite the poor economy during the Great Depression. Richard and Genevee had six children.
Richard has since passed away and his son Ned Jeter has taken over ownership and operation of the farm along with his two sons, Ned II, and Darrell.