ORDINANCE APPROVING THE AMENDMENT TO SECTION 5-1813.5 OF THE FAUQUIER
COUNTY ZONING ORDINANCE TO ADD CORN MAZES, HAYRIDES, PUMPKIN PATCHES AND
SIMILAR ACTIVITIES AS USES PERMITTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH A COMMUNITY
the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance currently allows community farmerís
markets as a special permit use in the Rural Agriculture Zoning District;
the Zoning Ordinance currently does not allow corn mazes, hayrides,
pumpkins patches and similar activities as uses permitted in conjunction
with community farmerís markets; and
this text amendment would allow these activities to be permitted in
conjunction with a community farmerís market following special permit
and site plan approvals; and
the Planning Commission voted to recommend approval of these amendments;
the adoption of this text amendment would be in the spirit of the Zoning
Ordinance and is in the best interest of the citizens of
by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 19th day of May 2003,
That Section 5-1813.5 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance be, and is
hereby, amended to add corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patches and similar
uses in conjunction with community farmerís markets.
The section will be amended to read as follows:
Additional Standards for a Community Farmersí Market
The permitted activity is the
use of any tract of land in a rural agriculture zoning district for the
retail sales and preparation of agricultural products, horticultural
products, aquacultural products, and hand made crafts.
Any other retail sales conducted on the property shall be accessory
and incidental to the permitted activity.
Permitted accessory products shall be accessory and incidental to
the permitted activity. Permitted
accessory products include pottery, baskets, garden accessories, baked
goods, floral supplies and other similar type items directly related to
the culture, care, use of, or processing of the principal use.
Products using electrical or combustion power such as lights, lawn
trimmers, and tractors shall not be allowed.
recreational activities such as corn mazes, hayrides, pumpkin patches or
other similar activities which are dependent on the products being
produced on site may be held in conjunction with a community farmerís
market if approved as part of a special permit application.