Northern Virginia Fall Festivals – Fall 2024 NOVA Events

Vienna Oktoberfest - Vienna, VA - Oct 5 to Oct 5, 2024
An annual event on the first Saturday in October from 11 AM to 7 PM. Oktoberfest drinks, food. Live entertainment on three stages including a main stage for music. Family friendly games and children’s activities will also be available. Hosted by the Vienna Business Association. Free admission and entertainment. Pay as you go. Location: Church Street, Vienna VA

Oktoberfest at Settle Down Easy Brewing - Falls Church, VA - Sep 21 to Oct 5, 2024
Three weekends of celebrating Oktoberfest! Second weekend is Oysterfest and third weekend is Brat-oberfest

Lovettsville Oktoberfest - Lovettsville, VA - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2024
Live music, beer, food vendors and games. Friday kicks off with a dinner at the firestation and the crowning of Oktoberfest royalty, plus ceremonial keg tapping followed by live music on the Town Green. Saturday brings a 5k and pancake breakfast, Wings and Wheels Fly-in, Oktoberfest party, children’s activities, vendors, chicken dance and tradiitional Bavarian song and dance. Don’t miss the Bohemian Rhapsody world-record sing-along attempt!

Bluemont Fair - Bluemont, VA - Sep 20 to Sep 22, 2024
A country fair in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, with contests, art show, authors and a children’s poetry contest, food, beer and wine, and live entertainment.

Virginia Scottish Games - The Plains, VA - Aug 31 to Sep 1, 2024
Competitions include athletics, bagpipes, Highland dancing, British car / bike show and children’s games.

Reston Holiday Parade - Reston, VA - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2023
Reston Town Center launches the season with the annual Reston Holiday Parade! The one-of-a-kind, one-hour, half-mile parade along Market Street also welcomes the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage. Since 1991, rain or shine, the parade has been an annual tradition on the day after Thanksgiving. After the parade, enjoy Mini-Train rides until 4:30PM. The Clauses will return for the Fountain Square Tree Lighting at 6PM. Afterward, on Market Street, horse-drawn carriage rides continue from 6PM-10PM. Proceeds for the carriage rides benefit local charities. And don’t forget… the acclaimed Ice Skating Pavilion is open throughout the holidays.

Fairfax Turkey Trot - Fairfax, VA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Proceeds from the Fairfax Turkey Trot will be donated to Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread). For more than 30 years, Britepaths has provided help and hope to struggling residents in the Fairfax County area.

Arlington Turkey Trot - Arlington, VA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Rolling start for 2021 (Normally runners “stuff the turkey” at the start)

Alexandria Turkey Trot - Alexandria, VA - Nov 23 to Nov 23, 2023
Chip timed 5 miler on Thanksgiving morning – bring two nonperishables that morning or make a cash donation on registration to support ALIVE!

Holiday Craft Show - Fairfax, VA - Nov 18 to Nov 19, 2023
Annual event with artisans from all over the United States, including many local artists, offering wonderful holiday gift choices. There really is something for everyone on your shopping list. Admission is $5 per day or $8 for the two-day pass.

Virginia Cider Week - , VA - Nov 10 to Nov 19, 2023
Sample a variety of cider from Virginia’s best cider makers, plus classes, tastings and special events throughout the week. Held at various venues across the state.

Annandale Parade - Annandale, VA - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2023
The Annandale Parade is billed as The Best Small Town Parades in America. Find clowns, storybook characters, marching bands, antique & military cars, fire trucks, civic organizations, Scouts, and beautifully costumed international dancers will parade before the residents of Greater Annandale

Fall Harvest Family Days - Mount Vernon, VA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2023
Celebrate autumn with a trip back to the 18th century with activities at the Pioneer Farm, including horse-drawn wagon rides, colonial games, demonstrations, George Washington, hay maze, colonial music, and more.

Fairfax Fall Festival - Fairfax, VA - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2023
Arts and crafts, food vendors, three stages of music and entertainment, and children’s activities.

Fall for the Book Festival - Fairfax, VA - Oct 11 to Oct 14, 2023
Held at George Mason University’s Fairfax campus and the surrounding community, this annual festival unites book lovers with authors and each other. All events are free and open to the public

Pender Barkotober Pet Fair and Adoption Event - Chantilly, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
FREE family and pet friendly event with live music, food truck, costume contests, open dog play, and kids area featuring pumpkin decorating and face painting. There will be a craft fair and local rescues will be on site with adoptable pets! Park at Westfield HS or Cub Run Rec Center. Friendly, leashed dogs are welcome!

Brambleton Fall Fest - Brambleton, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
This is Brambleton’s largest event of the year! The festival takes place in front of the Brambleton Town Center and along Olympia Dr. At this event you will find electronic rides, moon bounces, food vendors, beer, live music, and more.

Fall Jubilee - Manassas, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2023
This year’’s Jubilee will include an assortment of fun for both kids and adults with over 100 crafter and community booths, live music and entertainment, and more! The Fall Jubilee is free to the public. Bring your family out for a day of fun – play games, shop at unique crafter booths, and so much more!

Waterford Fair - Waterford, VA - Oct 6 to Oct 8, 2023
Three-day celebration of all things handmade. 100+ juried artisans from across the country gather in the National Landmark of Waterford, Virginia to exhibit and demonstrate their made-by-hand jewelry, iron and copper work, clothing and hats, toys, furniture, treenware, pottery, baskets, and holiday and home decor. It’s your chance to touch, feel, and explore high-quality American craft and meet the artisan makers behind these fabulous works. The quaint Quaker village of Waterford comes alive with period re-enactors and street entertainers, live music, historic homes tour, art and photography show and sale, living history exhibits, beer and wine, local, fine and faire foods and hand’s on activities for the kids.

Oktoberfest Winchester - Winchester, VA - Sep 29 to Sep 29, 2023
The annual Oktoberfest will bring German music, dancing and much more to Old Town Winchester! Oktoberfest will once again encompass most of the Loudoun Street Mall including The Shenandoah Valley Civil War Museum lawn and the Taylor Pavilion. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample German-inspired food, beers, and global wine while experiencing different aspects of the German culture.

Naturefest - Herndon, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2023
Enjoy stations which lead you through the park and include hands-on activities, educational events, wildlife visitors, and crafts.

Oktoberfest at G34.3 Brewing - Lorton, VA - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2023
Come celebrate with good food, good people and as always, good beer. Food is catered by The Alpine Chief located out of Fredericksburg, VA

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival - Berryville, VA - Sep 22 to Sep 24, 2023
Head to Clarke County Ruritan Fair Grounds for a fiber festival full of fun, instruction and demonstration, fiber sales, juried fleeces and fiber, plus animals like alpacas, goats, llamas, rabbits and sheep.

Cox Farms Fall Festival - Centreville, VA - Sep 16 to Nov 7, 2023
Hayride, corn maze, giant slides and more fall fun await

Oyster & Sausage Oktoberfest - Chantilly, VA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2023
Think savory sausages sizzling on the grill, plump oysters freshly shucked, and a variety of craft beers that’ll have your taste buds dancing the polka all day long!

Appaloosa Festival - Front Royal, VA - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2023
A roots music festival in the Shenandoah Valley over Labor Day weekend. 30+ bands play bluegrass, celtic, Americana, country folk and more plus Hammock Village, camping, food and other vendors and more!

Virginia Wine Festival - Ashburn, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2022
Taste over 200+ Virginia wines, dozens of ciders, bottle and case shop, plus food vendors and oysters, beer and more. Held at One Loudon.

Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest - Fort Belvoir, VA - Sep 29 to Oct 2, 2022
This annual Oktoberfest is a four day festival of German food, beer, music and dancing. Includes 10K walk and 5K challenge, carnival, kinder korner kids activity area, 21+ beer tent, Mr. & Mrs. Oktoberfest contest and more.

Arlington Valley Fest - Arlington, VA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2022
2023 Update: Host New District Brewing has shut down permanently, so we’re not sure this event is coming back …Family-friendly event with art music and KidZone (all free) plus food and dessert trucks for purchases. Beer packages are $22 and include souvenir mug and drink tickets. Replaces Capitol City Oktoberfest, and is presented by New District Brewing Company.

OktoBEERfest Dinner at Lake Anne Brew House - Reston, VA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2022
Oktoberfest-themed dinner at Lake Anne Brew House. Your ticket includes a three-course plated traditional German meal, plus an authentic German stoneware stein filled with 40 ounces of beer!

Oktoberfest at Farm Brew Live - Manassas, VA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022
Come enjoy authentic German food, attire, and music!

Capital Ale House Oktoberfest - Fredericksburg, VA - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2022
For 2022, they’re teaming with Maymont on their BierGarten event but will not be hosting their normal event. See their facebook for event details. Normally: Capital Ale House will celebrate Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg with Virginia beers, German food, live music, German dancers and Kinderplatz with kids activities. $2 cover charge benefits a local charity. Families are welcome but parent/guardian must accompany those under 21.

Watermelon Pickers Fest - Berryville, VA - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2022
2023 parade is postponed to next year. Normally: Enjoy a family friendly music festival – including concerts, dances, workshops, contests, and more – plus food and craft vendors and kids activities, held at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville

Old Town Manassas Christmas Market and Holiday Craft Fair - Manassas, VA - Dec 4 to Dec 4, 2021
From arts and crafts to jewelry and baked goods, to body and hair care, the vendors will have everything you wish to surprise your loved ones with! Happy Shopping!

Do it your way .5k - Reston, VA - Oct 17 to Oct 17, 2021
Support the South Lakes High School Food Pantry by signing up for their annual 0.5k. Lake Anne Brew House will donate $1/pint during the race, so even your refreshments will be giving back. These will be the most rewarding 650 steps you have taken this year!

Festival of Leaves - Front Royal, VA - Oct 10 to Oct 10, 2020
Outdoor rain or shine festival in downtown Front Royal, VA featuring historical displays, arts and craft vendors, 10 a.m. parade, live entertainment, children’s corner, living history interpretations, food concessions, and a lot more. Ivy Lodge Museum & Gift Shop will be open to the public as well as guided tours of historic Belle Boyd Cottage and Balthis House. Be sure to visit Heritage Square on the Warren Heritage Society grounds as well for historic demonstrations and craft sales