Northern Virginia Fall Festivals – Fall 2021 NOVA Events

Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest - Fort Belvoir, VA - Apr 14 to Oct 6, 2019
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.

Appaloosa Festival - Front Royal, VA - Aug 13 to Aug 15, 2021
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 Scottish Games - The Plains, VA - Sep 4 to Sep 5, 2021
Competitions include athletics, bagpipes, Highland dancing, British car / bike show and children’s games.

Watermelon Pickers Fest - Berryville, VA - Sep 16 to Sep 18, 2021
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

Bluemont Fair - Bluemont, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
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.

Cox Farms Fall Festival - Centreville, VA - Sep 18 to Nov 7, 2021
Hayride, corn maze, giant slides and more fall fun await

Oktoberfest at Settle Down Easy Brewing - Falls Church, VA - Sep 18 to Oct 2, 2021
Three weekends of celebrating Oktoberfest! Second weekend is Oysterfest and third weekend is Brat-oberfest

Hop Harvest Beer Festival - Fairfax, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
2nd annual event at Caboose Commons, 12-7PM for good company, great food, and top-notch beer & cider. Open to the public of all ages, plus pups.

OktoBEERfest Dinner at Lake Anne Brew House - Reston, VA - Sep 19 to Sep 19, 2021
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!

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival - Berryville, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
For 2021, both virtual and in person events. Normally: 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.

Lovettsville Oktoberfest - Lovettsville, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
For 2021: the town will not be putting on the same Oktoberfest as normal, but there will be plenty of activities, including smaller Oktoberfest celebrations, throughout town. See their Facebook page for the schedule and a town map! Normally: Live music, beer, food vendors and games. Friday is their kickoff German dinner at the Community Center and Rock-toberfest under the main tent with a Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-along. Keg tapping ceremony on Saturday at Noon jump starts the full Oktoberfest experience. Contests include stein hoisting, stein hauling and the wiener dog races. Sunday is a little bit quieter, with a pancake breakfast, church service, musical instruction and no more street vendors. Main tent features home-cooked German food from Washington Saengerbund and an assortment of local and German beers. Street vendors on Saturday provide pretzels, crepes, pastries, pulled pork, crab fries and more! Local restaurants also have special food and drink menus during the festival. Much of the event is free, including parking, admission, shuttles, music, dancing and kinderfest. Location: E Broad Way and S Loudoun St, Lovettsville, VA 20180

Onoversary Luau - Chantilly, VA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Ono Brewing Company celebrates their anniversary with a Hawaiian Luau. Live performances including Hawaiian music and dance, hula groups, vendors and crafters, Kalua pork BBQ plate, and more.

Oktoberfest at G34.3 Brewing - Lorton, VA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Come celebrate with good food, good people and as always, good beer. Food is catered by The Alpine Chief located out of Fredericksburg, VA

Oktoberfest at Farm Brew Live - Manassas, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
Come enjoy authentic German food, attire, and music!

Waterford Fair - Waterford, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 3, 2021
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.

Virginia Wine Festival - Ashburn, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Taste over 200+ Virginia wines, dozens of ciders, bottle and case shop, plus food vendors and oysters, beer and more. Held at One Loudon.

Vienna Oktoberfest - Vienna, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
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

Fall Jubilee - Manassas, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 2, 2021
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!

Fairfax Fall Festival - Fairfax, VA - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2021
Arts and crafts, food vendors, three stages of music and entertainment, and children’s activities.

Fall for the Book Festival - Fairfax, VA - Oct 14 to Oct 31, 2021
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

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!

Annandale Parade - Annandale, VA - Oct 23 to Oct 23, 2021
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 23 to Oct 24, 2021
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.

Holiday Craft Show - Fairfax, VA - Nov 20 to Nov 21, 2021
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.

Fairfax Turkey Trot - Fairfax, VA - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
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 25 to Nov 25, 2021
Rolling start for 2021 (Normally runners “stuff the turkey” at the start)

Alexandria Turkey Trot - Alexandria, VA - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
Chip timed 5 miler on Thanksgiving morning – bring two nonperishables that morning or make a cash donation on registration to support ALIVE!

Reston Holiday Parade - Reston, VA - Nov 26 to Nov 26, 2021
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.

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!