Welcome the change in season by visiting a local festival in your neighborhood. Fall festivals are held in several places in Northern Virginia. Explore arts and crafts by local artisans, indulge in sumptuous food and partake in fun for the whole family.
Fall festivals in Northern Virginia
Fall Festival in City of Fairfax
The City of Fairfax Parks & Recreation hosts an annual fall festival on the second Saturday in October in historic Old Town downtown. The event starts at 10am and runs until 5pm. Admission is free. Free shuttle buses run from George Mason University and Fairfax High School. Children’s activities include carnivals, face-painting, pick-your-own-pumpkin, amusement rides, petting zoo among others. While most activities are free, some require a nominal fee. This year the Festival Stage will feature smash hits from “The Legwarmers – The Ultimate 80’s Band.”
Old Town Historic Fairfax
10455 Armstrong Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
Date(s)/Time: Saturday, October 08, 2011 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)
Fredericksburg Arts & Crafts Festival
Join hundreds of artisans and crafters from all over the region as they showcase their talents at the 2011 Fredericksburg Arts & Craft Festival hosted at the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center on October 15 (10am to 6pm) and October 16 (11am to 4pm).
Admission price is $7 for adults; children under 12 enter free. (Be sure to check the website for a discount coupon).
The festival will feature an array of handcrafted creations from paintings, ceramics, jewelry, home décor and clothing to jewelry, pottery, photography and more.
2371 Carl D. Silver Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Date(s)/Time: Saturday, October 15, 2011 (10:00 AM-6:00 PM)
Sunday, October 16, 2011 (11:00 AM-4:00 PM)