It’s almost time for fall festivals in northern Virginia and our family could not be more excited! I think Fall is the most anticipated season in Virginia because we are all so excited for relief from the heat and humidity.
There are so many fall festivals and activities in Virginia that I need to just focus on one state for this post. Please let me know if I missed any other fall festivals in northern Virginia!
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September and October Fall Festivals in Northern Virginia
Nalls Produce Stand and Festival (Franconia/Alexandria)
We love Nalls! More than just a great produce, this family run institution has Penny the Pig, insta-famous Pumpkin Wall and Pumpkin Hill starting in October. Smaller than the larger farms but close to 495/395 and great for little ones. Masks will be required this year on Pumpkin Hill and inside the retail store. Pumpkin Hill is free and check out their video of what it looked like last year!
Dates: Open Monday – Saturday 9 AM – 7 PM and Sunday 9 AM to 6 PM. October 2 – November 8
Address: 7310 Beulah St. Alexandria, VA 22315
Great Country Farms (Bluemont, Virginia)
Apple Gala & Cider Fest – Weekends in September
Our family loves going to Great Country Farms anytime of year but the fall is especially fun! They offer so much in their 12 acre Farm Play Area including picking apples, fresh cider from their antique cider press and cider donuts. Also a huge jumping pad (like a basketball court size!), cow train, farm animals, ninja course, corn maze and more.
Pumpkin Harvest Festival – Everyday in October
In October the Farm goes from apples to pumpkins! In addition to everything at the farm, you can also shoot pumpkins fro ma cannon and feed P-Rex!
Address: 34345 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont, VA 20135
Cost: : Advanced Weekdays $10 Child and $12 for adults. Weekends $14 for children and $16 for adults. At the Farm its an additional $2. Military and veteran families are free up to 6 people.
Cox Farms Fall Festival (Centreville, VA) (largest of the fall festivals in northern Virginia)
Dates: September 18-19 and September 25 – Nov. 7
The largest fall festival in Northern Virginia with SO much to do! We are heading here early in the season and will update this post with our first hand experience then. Their website lists 10+ attractions including “World-Famous Hayride,” Hay Tunnels, Treetops Slide, Barn Slide, Castle Slide, Mountain Slide, Foamhenge, farm chores, pumpkin patch and more!
Address: 15621 Braddock Rd, Centreville, VA 20120
Hollin Farms (Delaplane, Virginia)
Dates: Generally open Wednesdays through Sundays but check their website here which is updated weekly.
A lovely farm on a hill overlooking more rolling hills in Delaplane. We went here a couple years ago and it was a great laid back farm to visit in the Fall. You can pick apples and seasonal vegetables (even dig for potatoes!) or pick your own pumpkin off the vine. From their website: “It is especially important to check this website on the day you plan to come because we may need to make changes to the hours and days we are open. We provide containers. Please do not bring bags, backpacks, cinch sacks, large purses, coolers, and picnic items into the orchard. Friendly dogs welcome on a leash, but not in the vegetable areas.”
Address: 1524 Snowden Road Delaplane, VA 20144
Cost: Free to pick your own apples, produce and pumpkins. Sometimes
Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park
Dates: Begins September 18 through October.
Tons of activities on the grounds of the Leesburg Animal Park including Giant Hill Slides, Pedal Carts, Kiddie Zip Line, Hay Maze, Pony Rides (additional fee), Pet and Feed Live Animals. Camels, Zebras, Lemurs and Sloths.
Address: 19246 James Monroe Hwy, Leesburg, VA
Cost: Varies based on day and age but ranges from $13.95 – $19.95 for adults at peak.
Reston Farm Garden Market Fall Fest
Dates: Weekends from September 24 – October 31
90 minute time slots starting at 10 am and then 30 minute window in between sessions to clean. Spookley the Square Pumpkin Learning Maze, Bounce Houses and Games, Train Rides and Petting Zoo.
Address: 10800 Baron Cameron Ave. Reston, VA 20190
Cost: Children are $28 and Adults are $6. Lots of extras you can purchase as well, see website.
Colonial Market Mount Vernon – September 18/19 and October 23/24 (Mount Vernon, VA)
Outdoor market at Mount Vernon with food, artisans, chat with George.
Address: 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA
Cost: Included in general admission which is $28 for adults, $15 for ages 6-11, and free 0-5.
September Only Fall Festivals in Northern Virginia
Falls Church Festival – September 11
Family-fun event with The Taste of Falls Church, a beer garden, children’s entertainment, live music and more!
Address: City Hall Campus, 300 Park Ave.
Cost: Free but amusement rides cost.
Perchfest – September 17-19 (Tysons, Virginia)
The Grand Opening of The Perch which is a new park 11 stories high located at the Capital One Center in Tysons, Virginia. Live music, food and kid-friendly activities.
Address: 1803 Capital One Drive, Tysons, VA
Cost: Registration is free and registration is online.
Claude Moore Fall Festival – September 18 (Sterling, VA)
“Spend a beautiful fall day outdoors at CMP! Enjoy music and pumpkin painting. Explore an interesting trade with fiber arts. Shop from hand-made crafts for sale by local artists. View the amazing work of entrants to the Friends of CMP’s 13th Annual Photo Expo. Food available for purchase. No registration required. Use the Loudoun Park Lane entrance and follow the signs. Event will be held rain or shine.”
Address: 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling, VA
Green Spring Gardens Fall Festival – September 25 (Alexandria, Virginia)
Garden festival for the whole family from 9 AM to 3 PM including food trucks, DJ, book sale and vendors selling plants and more.
Address: 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria
Reston Multicultural Festival – September 25
From 11 AM to 6PM at the Lake Anne Plaza. Come celebrate the diversity in Reston with music, entertainment, food and cultural treasures. Greaat video of previous year!
Address: 11402 Washington Plaza W Reston, VA (Free shuttle bus from the Wiehle-Reston East Metro Stop and 20 other locations)
Fall Fest at the Boro – September 25 (Tysons, VA)
Apple-picking inspired celebration with games, crafts, seasonal beverages, doughnut decorating, scavenger hunt and more! From 12 – 4 PM.
Address: The Boro Tysons 8350 Broad Street, Tysons
Merrifield Fall Festival at Mosaic District September 25-26
Fall Festival at the Mosaic District with 40 vendors, handmade and vintage craft fare, farmers market and kids activities. From 11 AM to 6 PM.
Address: 2910 District Ave, Fairfax, VA
October Fall Festivals in Northern Virginia
Burke Nursery Fall Market & Pumpkin Playground (Burke, Virginia)
A great fall festival in Burke, Virginia, espcially for little ones. Free entry with lots of pumpkins, apples, and local goodies like apple cider, local honey and more. Lots of halloween decorations and a great place to take pictures.
Address: 9401 Burke Rd, Burke VA
National Landing Oktober Fest (Arlington, VA)
Dates: October 2nd 12-4 PM
“From live bands and crisp German Lagers to a Barktoberfest dog-run for pup-friendly activities and a variety of games and rides to entertain all ages, this event has a little something for everyone.”
Address: Lidl Lot (Crystal Drive and 33rd St South)
Cost: Free but registration is required.
Masks and Vaccines: See website for the requirements to keep everyone safe.
Fall Fun Days at Whitehall Farms (Clifton, VA)
Dates: Weekends starting October 2 – 31st 10 AM to 4PM. You must purchase tickets online in advance. The pumpkin patch does not require tickets.
Lots of activities on the farm including corn maze, moon bounce, wagon ride, yard games and animals.
Address: 12523 Popes Head Road, Clifton, VA
Cost: $10-$12 must purchase on website ahead of time.
Vienna Oktoberfest – October 2nd
Come to historic Church Street and enjoy beer, wine, food, music, vendors, kids activities, and free admission! (Note: check website for photos from previous years…looks pretty packed just FYI)
Address: 131 Church St. NE Vienna, VA
Fairlington Fall Festival – October 9 – One of the neighborhood fall festivals northern Virginia
5th Annual Fall Festival with Fall Themed Treats, Pumpkin Decorating, Face Painting, Games, Photo Booth and AFAC Food donations.
Address: Fairlington Villages Community Center at 3005 South Abingdon St. Arlington, VA
City of Fairfax Fall Festival – October 9
45th Annual Fall Festival in Fairfax City. Enjoy over 400 arts, crafts, food & gourmet food vendors, children’s activities, live music and entertainment for all ages. Check out website for event schedule, vendor info and directions and shuttle bus.
Address: Downtown Fairfax City
Cost: Free entry.
Clifton Day Festival October 10
Festival includes 150 artisans, live music, live music, children’s activities and lots of good food. Check website for video of previous Clifton Day!
Address: Throughout the town.
Cost: Free entry
November Fall Festivals
Blue Ridge Sprouts Food Festival – November 6th in Winchester
Check out this cool Food Festival focused on kids ages 8 and up. Cooking demonstrations, activities and locally sourced food.
Cost: $20 donation per adult
Fall Festivals Outside Northern Virginia
- Braehead Farm Fall Festival – Fredericksburg (Weekends in October)
- Belvedere Plantation Harvest Festival – Fredericksburg (9/17-11/7)
- Wayside Farm Fall Fun – Berryville (Opening 9/25 Fridays-Mondays)
- Bryce Resort Oktoberfest – Bayse (September 18)
- Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival – Clear Brook (September 18-19)
- Graves Mountain Farm Apple Harvest Festival – Syria VA (weekends in October)
- Marker-Miller Orchard with Pick Your Own – Winchester (Open daily)
- Hartland Orchard Pick Your Own – Markham (Open daily, cash only)
Fall Festivals Northern Virginia in 2021
- Great Country Farms
- Cox Farms
- Hollin Farms
- Nalls Produce Stand
- Burke Nursery
- Colonial Market Mount Vernon
- Green Spring Gardens Fall Festival
- Fall Fun Days at Whitehall Farms
- Taste of Falls Church
- Pumpkin Village Fall Fest Leesburg Animal Park
- RestonFarm Garden Market Fall Fest
- Reston Multicultural Festival
- Fall Fest at the Boro
- Fairlington Fall Festival
- Merrifield Fall Festival at Mosaic
- Vienna Oktoberfest
- City of Fairfax Fall Festival
- Clifton Day Festival