First Fall Festival

The Fall Festival is born on a single weekend. (Gina and Eric now have a preschooler, a toddler, and infant!)

First Hayride

Eric arranges the first hayride for a group to pick pumpkins.

Risky Purchase

Eric and Gina purchase 116 acres on Braddock Road, west of Centreville, in the far western corner of Fairfax County, despite being told by bankers and advisors, “Nobody will ever travel that far out.”


Eric’s wife, Gina Richard, becomes a partner in the business.

Cox Farms Founded

Eric and Steven Cox found Cox Farms on 40 acres near Herndon, Virginia.