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Safety Warnings


WARNING: Fields of Fear is SCARY! Enter at your own risk. 

Fields of Fear is not recommended for anyone under 12 years old. Anyone under 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian (18+ years old). 

Participation in Fields of Fear carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid injuries. Conditions and terrain on grounds and trails may be uneven, slippery, muddy, dark, damp/wet, disorienting, and physically demanding. You may be touched by Fields of Fear actors. You will be exposed to numerous special effects (sensory, audio, visual, lighting, etc.) including but not limited to strobe lights, compressed air blasts, loud noises, flames, mild electric shock, extreme low visibility, periods in complete darkness, vertigo tunnel, fog, claustrophobia tunnels, and other effects, throughout Fields of Fear. 

Participation may cause you to suffer injuries ranging from (1) minor injuries such as scratches, bruises and sprains, to (2) major injuries such as eye injury or loss of sight, joint or back injuries, heart attacks, and concussions, to (3) catastrophic injuries, including paralysis and death. 

Many activities are not accessible by wheelchair, stroller, or crutches. You should not participate if you are pregnant, intoxicated, suffer from claustrophobia or anxiety, are prone to seizures, dizziness, motion sickness, heart, back/neck or respiratory problems, or other physical ailments which may be aggravated by this activity, or are wearing any form of temporary cast, medical brace, or crutches. Consult your doctor prior to entering Fields of Fear if you have any health restrictions or concerns. 

By entering Fields of Fear, you acknowledge and consent to the following:

  • You will be exposed to loud noises, air blasts, strobe lights, electric shock, periods in total darkness, and other conditions/effects.
  • You may be touched by Fields of Fear “monsters”, but you will not be struck or grabbed by any Cox Farms staff member or actor.
  • You may be photographed or recorded. Your image or likeness may then be used in our security monitoring or promotional materials without your separate permission and without compensation.
  •  If you violate any of the Fields of Fear rules posted around the Cox Farms property, you may be turned over to on-site security or police and ejected from Fields of Fear without refund.See Rules for more details.

You will find the following disclaimer on your Fields of Fear admission ticket issued at the farm: 

DISCLAIMER: I have read the warnings at the entrance to Fields of Fear. I know, understand, and appreciate these and other risks that are inherent in my visit. I declare that my participation is voluntary and that I knowingly assume all such risks. In exchange for entry, I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Cox Farms and its employees and agents from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages, and liabilities, whether for injury, death, or property damage, which may arise as a result of my participation, whether such claims are for negligence or any other theory of recovery, except for intentional misconduct. 


"Under Virginia law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at the agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity."