Here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend. There are tons of festivals going on throughout the area.
If you’re in the mood for a drive, you can catch the last weekend of the Virginia State Fair in Doswell, VA. It has everything you’d imagine a state fair to have, farm animals, live entertainment, carnival rides, and much more. You can even tour the birth place of Secretariat of Triple Crown fame, and meet his great-great granddaughter.
A model railroad will be on display at the National Museum of the Marine Corp in Quantico on Saturday and Sunday. The display is being presented by the Rappahannock Model Railroaders (RMR) club.
Author, Doug Crenshaw will discuss his book “Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up” at Sunday’s Free Book Talk at the Manassas Museum. The talk will begin at 1:30pm.
Oktoberfest and Festivals
Art on the Avenue Regional Multicultural Arts and Music Festival, Alexandria – Saturday 10am to 6pm. Over 300 artists and craftspeople will display their wares in Del Rey. There will also be live entertainment, kid’s activities, food vendors, and more.
Vienna Oktoberfest, Vienna – Saturday 11am to 7pm. This festival features three entertainment stages, a kid’s zone, craft market, and of course German beer and food. Admission is free.
Tyson’s Biergarten IPA & Cider Festival, Tysons - Saturday 1 to 6pm. Over 50 local breweries will offer beer and hard cider samples. Tickets at the door are $30 per person and include 10 tasting tickets and a souvenir cup.
The Waterford Fair, Waterford – Friday through Sunday 10am to 5pm. This three-day fair in Loudon County includes live entertainment, Civil War reenactments, craft demos, kid’s activities, and much more. Adult tickets are $20 at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free. Discounted tickets can be purchased in advance online.
Columbia Pike Fall Fest, Arlington – Saturday 2 to 7pm. This is the 3rd year of this festival and it features craft beer, wine, live entertainment, kid’s activities, and more. Tickets are $20 for adults over 21 and include 2 full size pours, $10 for ages 12-20, and kids 11 and under are free.
Manassas Fall Jubilee, Historic Downtown Manassas – Saturday 10am to 5pm. This free annual event is fun for the whole family. There will be live entertainment, games, craft sales, community booths, pumpkin pie baking contest, and a beer, wine and spirits garden.
BadWolf Brewing Company Fall Festival, Manassas – Saturday 2 to 8pm. This annual festival will have live entertainment, food trucks, coloring and chalk stations for kids, and more. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 if purchased in advance online. Tickets include a souvenir glass and 6 tasting tickets.
Brambleton Annual Fall Festival, Brambleton Town Center – Saturday 12 to 6pm. This free event features live entertainment, carnival rides, moon bounces, corn hole challenge, food and beer. Admission is free and wristbands for unlimited rides are $15.
Beer, Bourbon, and BBQ Festival, Leesburg – Saturday 2 to 6pm. The name of this festival says it all. There will be 60 beers, 40 bourbons, and the area’s best BBQ. Regular admission is $45 at the gate and includes a tasting glass with all you care to taste pours. Children are welcome, but this event is designed for adults and there will not be any kid’s activities.
Clifton Day Festival, Clifton – Sunday 9am to 5pm. This annual event includes live entertainment, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and more. The VRE is even offering free train rides to the festival with $5 return trips.
Ongoing Fall Festivals
- Cox Farm – Centreville, VA – Open daily through October 31
- Pumpkin Village – Leesburg, VA – Open daily through November 7
- Cows and Corn – Midland, VA – Open weekends through October 29
- Hartland Farm Fall Festival – Markham, VA – Open weekends through October 29
- Ticonderoga Farm Fall Festival – Chantilly, VA – Open daily through November 5
- Lake Ridge Nursery Pumpkin Patch – Woodbridge, VA – Open daily through October 31
- Burke Nursery and Garden Center Fall Festival and Pumpkin Playground – Burke, VA - Opening day is October 1 then open daily through October 31