Fall Virginia Festivals in 2017

If you live in VA, you will find plenty of fall festivals to choose from in 2017.  We have already found dates for more than 50 fall and harvest festivals around the state, including plenty of options near NOVA, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Richmond and Norfolk.  Choose one that celebrates your favorite food.  Find a music festival to enjoy some tunes. Or simply look for the closest party to your location.  Any method works when you have so many things to do available in Virginia in the autumn.

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2017 Festivals

Lockn-Interlocking Music Festival - Arrington, VA - Aug 24 to Aug 27, 2017
Craft vendors, Brewers Village, Food, Artisan Stage and other activities.

Appaloosa Festival - Front Royal, VA - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
A roots music festival in the Shenandoah Valley over Labor Day weekend.  30+ bands play bluegrass, celtic, Americana, country folk and more.

Verizon Wireless American Music Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 1 to Sep 3, 2017
Check the 5th Street Stage at the Dairy Queen near 17th Street park. 

Taste of the Mountains Street Festival - Madison, VA - Sep 2 to Sep 2, 2017
One of the areas top festivals since 1992.  It features wine tasting, great foods, civil war reenactment, and craftsmen.  Good fun for the whole family.  Held at Kemper Residence, Rt 1 Box 73, Madison, VA.

Virginia Scottish Games - The Plains, VA - Sep 2 to Sep 3, 2017
Competitions include athletics, bagpipes, Highland dancing, British car / bike show and children’s games.

Mathews Market Days Festival - Mathews, VA - Sep 8 to Sep 9, 2017
A two day event held annually on the Friday and Saturday after Labor Day with arts/crafts, car show, pet parade, musical entertainment and more.

Heritage Harvest Festival - Charlottesville, VA - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
Celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s legacy with this educational and family oriented festival held at Monticello.

Olde Salem Days - Salem, VA - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
An arts and crafts festival in Southwest Virginia.

Orange Street Festival - Orange, VA - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2017
The 41st anniversary of this popular festival features over 150 vendors, specialty food makes, live music and beers.  Located along Main Street and inside Taylor Park.

Edinburg Ole Time Festival - Edinburg, VA - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
Music, arts/crafts, antique cars, food, parade and entertainment.

Roanoke Greek Festival - Roanoke, VA - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
Thousands celebrate Greek culture and heritage with Greek food, music and more.

St. Benedict Oktoberfest - Richmond, VA - Sep 15 to Sep 17, 2017
This Richmond Oktoberfest was started in 2005 by Saint Benedict Parish. Free admission to the event which German music, dancing, food and beverages. Double arm stein holding contest. Shop in the Christkindlmarkt. Activities available for all ages. Kid’s area has many activities including a moon bounce. They will have commemorative steins for purchase on site at the festival for $20 and includes a free drink ticket, larger pour and $1 off each beer for the entire weekend. Beer sample glasses with logo for $5. Beer samples are 2 tickets ($2). On street parking is permitted with limited parking available at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts parking deck for $5. Please leave your pets at home. Location: 300 N. Sheppard St., Richmond, VA 23221

43rd Street Festival of the Arts - Richmond, VA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
Food, music, and arts/crafts. Fundraiser for Caritas.

Bluemont Fair - Bluemont, VA - Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017
A country fair in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.

Heart of Virginia Bike Festival - Hanover County Courthouse, VA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
Consists of an English Century (101 Miles), a Metric Century (64 Miles), a Half Metric Century (34 Miles) and a Family Ride (11 Miles).

Wine by the Lake - Spotsylvania, VA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017
Second annual event promoting local businesses, restaurants and wines held at Lake Anna State Park.

Boones Mill Apple Festival - Boones Mill, VA - Sep 16 to Sep 16, 2017

Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival - Lexington, VA - Sep 21 to Sep 23, 2017
A lineup of special guests and the bluegrass band Nothin’ Fancy.

Watermelon Park Fest - Bluemont, VA - Sep 21 to Sep 24, 2017
Always the last weekend in September.

Fredericksburg Dog Fair & Masquerade Dog Parade - Fredericksburg, VA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017
The Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center hosts pets of all kinds including dogs, cats, pigs, lizards, and so much more.  Information on clubs, animal rescue, veterinarians and more.

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival - Berryville, VA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2017

Lovettsville Oktoberfest - Lovettsville, VA - Sep 23 to Sep 23, 2017

Virginia State Fair - Doswell, VA - Sep 29 to Oct 8, 2017
Held at the Meadow Event Park.

South Boston Harvest Festival - South Boston, VA - Sep 30 to Sep 30, 2017
Celebrate fall in South Central Halifax County with fun for both adults and kids.

Suffolk Peanut Festival - Suffolk, VA - Oct 5 to Oct 8, 2017
39th anniversary. A family friendly event recognizing the city’s agriculture heritage and devotion to peanuts. Concerts, amusement rides, contests and competitions, a demolition derby, a truck and tractor pull, motorcycle rally, fireworks. More than 100,000 attend over the course of the 4 day event.

Crab Carnival - West Point, VA - Oct 6 to Oct 7, 2017
Parades, live bands and more.

Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival - Chincoteague, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017
44th annual event.

Fall Fiber Festival - Montpelier Station, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
fleece sale, fiber and crafts vendors, music, sheep dog trials, demonstrations, animal exhibits and more.

Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife - Newport News, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 8, 2017
Arts/crafts, entertainment, children’s activities and food that attracts 70,000 annually.

Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape - Powhatan, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017
14th annual event.

Harvest Days Festival - Clarksville, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017

Vienna Oktoberfest - Vienna, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 7, 2017
An annual event on the first Saturday in October from 11 AM to 7 PM. Celebrating its 9th year in 2016. Oktoberfest drinks, food. Live entertainment on two stages including a main stage for music and a children’s stages. 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 for the Book Festival - Fairfax, VA - Oct 11 to Oct 14, 2017

Richmond Folk Festival - Richmond, VA - Oct 13 to Oct 15, 2017
12th annual event. More than 150,000 reportedly attended.

Fairfax Fall Festival - Fairfax, VA - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2017
39th annual event. Arts & crafts, food vendors, three stages of music & entertainment, and children’s activities.

Taste of Brunswick - Alberta, VA - Oct 14 to Oct 14, 2017
20th annual event, held on the campus of Southside Virginia Community College. Brunswick Stew Cook-off

Virginia Wine & Garlic Festival - Amherst, VA - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2017
Always a Stinkin’ Good Time! .  This popular event is held at Rebec Vineyards, 2229 N Amherst Hwy, Amherst.  It features live music, arts, crafts, tastings, and over 150 arts and craft vendors.  This is Virginia’s largest agricultural festival.

Poquoson Seafood Festival - Poquoson, VA - Oct 20 to Oct 22, 2017
36th anniversary event. 2 stages of live entertainment. Workboat Races on the Chesapeake Bay kick-off the festival. Plenty of fresh seafood and arts & crafts.

Richmond Oktoberfest - Richmond, VA - Oct 20 to Oct 21, 2017
48th annual family friendly event held indoors in the Old Dominion building, which is decorated with German flare. It claims to be the largest German-American festival in the state of Virginia, welcoming 5,000 over the two days. There is a large dance floor and stage for musical entertainment. Food options include Bratwurst, Knockwurst, Broiled Chicken, Pork Roast, Sauerkraut, pretzels and more.

Stuart Apple Dumpling Festival - Stuart, VA - Oct 21 to Oct 21, 2017

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
The festival is under a huge tent right on the beach.  More than 80 venders and 50 craft brews. 

Fall Harvest Family Days - Mount Vernon, VA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017

Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Oct 21 to Oct 22, 2017
50 breweries will offer samples of craft beer. Live music also.

Goblins and Gourds - Richmond, VA - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2017
A harvest celebration with live music, pumpkin painting, green food options and of course children’s goblin activities.

Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival - Richmond, VA - Oct 27 to Oct 29, 2017

Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games - Richmond, VA - Oct 28 to Oct 29, 2017

Urbanna Oyster Festival - Urbanna, VA - Nov 3 to Nov 4, 2017
No admission fees to this pay as you go walking festival.  They close downtown for loads of vendors, crafts, foods and visitors.

Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival - Fredericksburg, VA - Nov 4 to Nov 5, 2017
Ten wineries offer samples and the opportunity to purchase more than 100 varieties of wine from Virginia. Beer garden hosted by the All-American Girls. Food vendors, live music, arts & crafts and more.

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival - Charles City, VA - Nov 5 to Nov 5, 2017
Berkeley Plantation hosts this old time celebration with reenactments of Virginia’s First Thanksgiving. Other fun includes dancing, music, food, crafts, and children’s games.

Holiday Craft Show - Fairfax, VA - Nov 18 to Nov 19, 2017
28th annual event. Admission is $5 per day or $8 for the two-day pass.

Past Events

We know that you want current events. But we often don’t have dates for the current year. We leave those events with their link here so that you can look for the new dates yourself. We hope you don’t mind!

Savor and Sip Culpeper - Culpeper, VA - Sep 3 to Sep 3, 2016
Eleventh annual “Savor and Sip Culpeper – a Wine, Food, and Arts Festival” happens in the Depot District on Davis and Commerce Streets from Noon – 5:00 PM. Sample more than 30 different wines, Waiters Race, cooking demonstrations and live music. Free activities for kids include a moonbounce, art projects, and games.

Ciderfest - Keswick, VA - Sep 4 to Sep 4, 2016
All day family event Castle Hill Cider with the best in cider tasting and gourmet foods.

Bay Seafood Festival - Kilmarnock, VA - Sep 9 to Sep 9, 2016
Hosted by Kiws Rotary Club at Camp Kekoka.

Paley Music Festival - Richmond, VA - Sep 16 to Sep 19, 2016

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival - Tysons, VA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016

Cox Farms Preview Weekend - Centreville, VA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
Features giant slides, apples, cider, live animals, pumpkins and foods.

Lynchburg Beer & Wine Festival - Lynchburg, VA - Sep 17 to Sep 17, 2016
Voted one of the Best Festivals in 2013 & 2014 by Lynchburg Living Magazine. Over 5,000 guests attend the event at Lynchburg City Stadium. 16 wine vendors provide samples and there are nearly 100 craft ales and lagers on tap. Tickets go on sale July 1.

Neptune’s Fall Wine Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
20th annual event. Oceanfront wine tasting with live entertainment and food.

Virginia Wine Festival - Fairfax, VA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016
40th annual event held at Bull Run Regional Park

Wine and Oyster Festival - Montross, VA - Sep 17 to Sep 18, 2016

Devils Backbone O’fest - Roseland, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2016
Celebrate Lovettsville’s rich German heritage with authentic German cuisine, live music performances, street performers, beer, wine and more. The Lovettsville Oktoberfest will kick off it’s 23rd year with a hearty pancake breakfast, followed by the tapping of the beer kegs. Enjoy traditional Bavarian music and dance performances under the Main Tent with the Alte Kameraden and the Alpine Dancers. Head over to the Weiner Dog Races to cheer on your favorite pup. The kids will enjoy an expanded Kinderfest with FREE games and activities. Savor the authentic German food of the Washington Saengerbund. Shop your way through over 120 art, crafts, and service vendors lining the streets. Admission is FREE, parking is FREE, trolleys are FREE, and the all day entertainment is FREE. Location: E Broad Way and S Loudoun St, Lovettsville, VA 20180

Guinea Jubilee - Bena, VA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2016
A two day event attracting thousands to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck.

C’ville Veggie Fest - Charlottesville, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
A festival celebrating a vegetarian diet.

Harrisonburg International Festival - Harrisonburg, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016
19th annual event celebrating intercultural diversity held at Hillandale Park. Free admission with food and crafts available for purchase.

Rotary Club of Blackstone Oktoberfest - Blackstone, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016

Capital Ale House Oktoberfest - Richmond, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016

Hoppy Oktoberfest - Falls Church, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 24, 2016

Virginia Outdoors Foundation 50th Anniversary - N. Prince George, VA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016
Celebrate 50 years of land conservation in the Southeast Region at Coggins Point Farm in Prince George County with the Virginia Outdoor Foundation. Our work has resulted in the protection of nearly 50,000 acres of some of the region’s most cherished natural and cultural resources. Join us for presentations, light refreshments, and informative boat rides on the James River courtesy of the James River Association.

Capital Ale House Oktoberfest - Harrisonburg, VA - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2016

Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest - Fort Belvoir, VA - Sep 29 to Oct 2, 2016
This 20th 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.

Virginia Beach Neptune Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2016
43rd annual event. Volleyball tournament, 8K/5K runs, regatta, art & craft show, parade and fireworks.

Flippin-Seaman Apple Butter Makin’ Festival - Tyro, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Watch Silver Creek & Seamans’ Orchards make apple butter on the first and third Saturday in October.

Gordonsville Street Festival - Gordonsville, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016

Graves Mountain Resort Apple Harvest Festival - Syria, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 16, 2016
Features Bluegrass music, arts and craft vendors, good food, hayrides, and lots of apples and apple butter making.  Also pick your own apples from the orchard.  Located at Green Mountain Lodge, 3626 Old Blue Ridge Turnpike, Syria. Weekends only.

Sorghum Festival - Clifford, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016
A community event with sorghum syrup, apple butter, music and more.

Capital Ale House Oktoberfest - Fredericksburg, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
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.

Strasburg Oktoberfest - Strasburg, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016

Capitol City Oktoberfest - Arlington, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
This 17th annual Northern Virginia Oktoberfest will take place at The Village at Shirlington with 65+ breweries, authentic German band and food. Free to attend but $30 to sample beer (includes wristband, tasting glass and 10 tickets).

Martinsville Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Festival - Martinsville, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
The 37th anniversary of this family friendly street festival will be held on Saturday from 11 AM to 4 PM. Beer garden with craft beer and German food. There will also be entertainment and on site food vendors. Children’s activities include petting zoo, carnival rides and inflatable bounce houses. Two streets of vendors selling arts and crafts, fine art, jewelry, home accents, holiday items and more. Free admission. Location: Church Street and Main Street in Uptown Martinsville

Clarksville Harvest Festival - Clarksville, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
Harvest festival has Oktoberfest Beer garden with live music, food and fall craft beer. It will be Saturday in 2016 rather than Friday.

Intellectual Disabilities Agency Oktoberfest - Blacksburg, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016

Bier Garden Oktoberfest - Portsmouth, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016

Smith Mountain Lake Oktoberfest - Smith Mountain Lake, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 1, 2016
An Oktoberfest and 5K Trail Race/Walk. Starts at Westlake Town Center at 10:30 AM with trail race ending at the Oktoberfest. Beer festival runs from noon to 5 PM. Live entertainment by The Mountain Top Polka Band. Special beer by Sunken City Brewery. Family friendly with children’s play area. Admission for adults is $5. Race registration is $25.

Martin’s Oktoberfest Block Party - Roanoke, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2016

Colonial Beach Bike Fest - Colonial Beach, VA - Oct 6 to Oct 9, 2016
Bike show, beer gut contest, 911 wings challenge, games, art walk, live music and fall harvest celebration.

Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival - Chesapeake, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Back for another year is this wine tasting event from over twenty premier Virginia Wineries.  All activities are at the Chesapeake City Park.

Craig County Fall Festival - New Castle, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Visit The Old Brick Hotel for their 34th Annual fall festival on Main Street in New Castle.  Four block of antique cars, local music groups, food, horse rides, and kids activities.

Famous Fall Fling - Wise, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
Arts, crafts, food and music at Courthouse Mall. Enjoy the fall colors, vendors and live traditional music. There are also lots of contests, including essay, photo and art contests, a 5K race and the new Anything Apples Contest. There will also be a Kids Korner with activities for children.

Virginia Fall Foliage Festival Art Show - Waynesboro, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016

AmRhein’s Oktoberfest - Bent Mountain, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
Wine tasting, dancing, barrel rolling and riding competitions.

Frontier Culture Museum Oktoberfest - Staunton, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016
German food, beer garden, games and music at the Cochran Pavilion. Location: Frontier Culture Museum, 1290 Richmond Ave Staunton, VA 24401

Alliance Annual Oktoberfest - Williamsburg, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 8, 2016

Oktoberfest Reston - Reston, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 9, 2016
The Reston Oktoberfest ran by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce includes live music, chili cookoff, food from local restaurants and seasonal beers on tap. Sunday is the Pumpkin 5K and Kid’s Pumpkin Dash.

Wine and Unwind Craft Beer Festival - Salem, VA - Oct 9 to Oct 9, 2016
Sample wines, taste food, dance to good music and enjoy the arts and crafts. Held annually at the Salem Civic Center.

Clifton Forge Fall Festival - Clifton Forge, VA - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2016
See magnificent fall foliage in the Alleghany Highlands’ forests.  Activities include live music, homemade foods, arts and crafts, and lots of antiques.  Sponsored by the Shrine Club.  Find activities throughout downtown Clifton Forge.

Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival - Staunton, VA - Oct 14 to Oct 16, 2016
Celebrate 25 years of local cycling in Shenandoah Valley.  A full weekend of sightseeing and riding.  Features breakfast and lunch activities.

Flippin-Seaman Apple Butter Makin’ Festival - Tyro, VA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016
Watch Silver Creek & Seamans’ Orchards make apple butter on the first and third Saturday in October.

Northern Virginia Brewfest - Centreville, VA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
open from 11 AM to 7 PM on Saturday and 11 AM to 7 PM on Sunday. Beer pours stop one hour before closing. Held at Special Events Center at Bull Run Regional Park.

Spring Town Point Virginia Wine Festival - Norfolk, VA - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2016
Stop by Town Point Park in Downtown Norfolk.  Find a full group of wineries, culinary experiences, and a full schedule of live music and events.

Middleburg Oktoberfest - Middleburg, VA - Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2016

Annandale Parade - Annandale, VA - Oct 22 to Oct 22, 2016
The Annandale Parade is billed as “The Best Small Town Parades in America”.  Find clowns, marching bands, fire trucks, dancers, and more at this 65 year old tradition.

The Farm Museum Fall Festival - Heathsville, VA - Oct 22 to Oct 23, 2016
Hayride, Pumpkin picking, Corn maze. Face Painting, Bounce Barn, Food, Artists and Crafters

Mountain Lake Oktoberfest - Pembroke, VA - Oct 28 to Oct 28, 2016
A Bavarian Bash and Harvest Festival with German food and beer, live music and family friendly entertainment. Reservations required. $10 cover charge.

Virginia Cider Week - , VA - Nov 11 to Nov 20, 2016
Sample a variety of cider from Virginia’s best cider makers.

Inlight Richmond Lantern Parade - Richmond, VA - Nov 11 to Nov 11, 2016

Virginia Moonshine Festival - Richmond, VA - Nov 19 to Nov 19, 2016
Richmond International Speedway hosts this event with shine, swine, and BBQ and lots of music included.

September 2015:

Labor Day Festival – Herndon, VA – September 7, 2015.  On Monday it features a wine and craft brew tasting event.  Also there is a concert on the green with food vendors, wineries, and brewers.  Lots of fun for everyone.

RVA Street Art Festival – Richmond, VA – Sept 10-13, 2015

Bay Days – Hampton, VA – September 11-13, 2015
The 33rd annual event will attract over 200,000 visitors to the city’s downtown waterfront. Live music, 8K Run, car & motorcycle show.

Taste of Freedom Wine Festival – Montpelier, VA – September 19, 2015
Enjoy Constitution Day at James Madison’s Montpelier. Take the 11 mile round-trip Liberty Ride. Breweries and wineries, arts & crafts, food vendors, live music, children’s entertainment and more.

Stratford Hall Wine and Oyster Festival – Stratford, VA – September 19-20, 2015.  Sample Chesapeake Bay seafood recipes, have a beer, view craftsmen and ride the Bay Transit Trolleys.  Experience colonial chocolate making, kids rides, and much more.

UCI Road World Championships – Richmond, VA – Sept 19-27, 2015.  World Road Cycling Championships

Boones Mill Apple Festival – Boones Mill, VA – September 19, 2015

Virginia Airshow – Front Royal, VA – September 12, 2015

Cider Fest – Keswick – Sept 20, 2015
All day family event Castle Hill Cider with the best in cider tasting and gourmet foods.

October 2015:

Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival – Fredericksburg, VA – October 3-4, 2015
Ten wineries offer samples and the opportunity to purchase more than 100 varieties of wine from Virgnia Beer garden hosted by the All-American Girls. Food vendors, live music, arts & crafts and more.

Harvest Days Festival – Clarksville, VA – October 2-3, 2015.  Festival includes the Oktoberfest beer garden, Fall Craft Beer, live music, good food, seasonal craft vendors, farm animals, rides, and lots of kids activities.

2nd Street Festival – Richmond, VA – October 3-4, 2015.  Celebrating 27 years of this fun downtown Richmond event.  Music by the Hands of Time group.  Enjoy additional four stages of music, good food, family fun, and children’s activities.

Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival – Christiansburg, VA – Saturdays, October 3-4 through October 31, 2015.  Open every weekend in October.  Features the Punkin’ Chunkin’ World Champion Team Carbo demonstration.  This is a huge farm festival with everything for a weekend of family fun.  Music, food, crafts, dancing, kids zone activities, and so much more.

Waynesboro Fall Foliage Festival – Waynesboro, VA – October 10-11, 2015.  Downtown Waynesboro turns into a fabulous outdoor art gallery with over 200 artists.  Also find crafts, pottery, jewelry, sculpture and more.

Chocolate Festival – Charlottesville, VA – October 17, 2015.  Back for their 9th year this Chocolate Chase 5K Run & Walk headlines the festival held by the First United Methodist Church.

Cornerstone Festival – Chatham, VA – October 17, 2015.  A daylong event filled with good old family fun.  The festival starts at 10am with a huge craft, famers and sales market.  Free children’s activities from a bounce house to face painting, pony rides, pumpkin patch and more.  Live music performed throughout the day.  Live auction scheduled between bands.  Foods such as stew, hot dogs, funnel cakes, and food court available.  Proceeds benefit Cornerstone Church.  Located at 1186 Fairview North, Chatham, VA 24531.

Alexandria Family Fall Festival – Alexandria, VA – Oct 17, 2015.  A family tradition held at Armistead L. Boothe Park at 520 Cameron Station Blvd.  Features fall activities including pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, food vendors, puppet show, pony rides and live music.

Wine & Unwind Wine Festival – Salem, VA – October 18, 2015.  Sample wines, taste food, dance to good music and enjoy the arts and crafts.  Held annually at the Salem Civic Center.

Fall Harvest Family Days at Mount Vernon – Mount Vernon, VA – October 22-23, 2016.  Enjoy wagon rides, 18th century dancing demonstration, straw bale maze, apple-roasting, doll demonstrations, and of course great food and live music.  Located at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon.

Annual Church Bazaar – McGaheysville Methodist Church – Oct. 24, 2015
Just off of Route 33 East from Harrisonburg Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Handmade featured items include: Quilts, Children’s quilts, Christmas trees, Wreaths, Cakes and Candies, Jewelry, Cookie jars, Christmas pillows, Decorated Sweatshirts and T-shirts, Wooden shelves, books, and much more. The Country Kitchen features soup, sandwiches, desserts and drinks. Door prizes will be available to those who purchase items. Prizes include; a quilt, P. Buckley Moss print, and other items. Money earned from the Bazaar goes to missions and church programs. Everyone is welcome!
10106 McGaheysville Rd, McGaheysville, VA 22840 (540) 289-5445

Bowling Green Harvest Festival– Bowling Green, VA – October 17, 2015

November 2015:

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival – November 1, 2015.  Berkeley Plantation hosts this old time celebration with reenactments of Virginia’s First Thanksgiving.  Other fun includes dancing, music, food, crafts, and children’s games.

InLight Richmond -Richmond – November 13, 2015.  Free public exhibition of light-based art and performances.  Hosted at Monroe Park from 7:00 pm to 12:00 am.

Don’t forget that Oktoberfest in Virginia runs into October!

Find other fun things to do in Virginia in October:

Virginia Corn Mazes
Virginia Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Virginia
Virginia Pumpkin Patches

One thought on “Fall Virginia Festivals in 2017

  1. Cyndi says:

    Fall Festival 2013

    The changing of the leaves, the cool crisp air, and hot apple cider seem to turn the fall into the season of festivals. Packed with hayrides, pumpkins, slides, making s’mores by the bonfire and more. Ticonderoga Farms is the place you want to visit for all the fun of fall this year.

    All our Fall Pumpkin Festival activities will be here for you and your family. Enjoy the great outdoors, the colors of fall and take a break from your busy schedules.

    The admission includes hayrides, activities and access to the pick your own pumpkin field. Don’t forget to get your own pie size pumpkin included with paid admission. Children under the age of 2 (23 months or younger) are free. Festival is Mid September to first week of November.

    Hours 9:00am—6:00pm

    Weekend Concession 9:30am to 4:30pm. Cash only.

    *Snacks and drinks available at Entrance Market area daily.

    Entrance Gate closed at 5:30pm daily.

    We accept Visa, Mastercard, Check and Cash for Market and Admission.

    Weather Conditions: Please check our home page and our Facebook page for most updated information before departing.



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    ►Tire Play
    ►Hay Forts
    ►Noah’s Ark
    ►Log Cabins
    ►Wishing Well
    ►Historic Ruins
    ►Hillside Slides
    ►Teeter Totters
    ►Rolling Tunnels
    ►S’mores Roasting
    ►Antique Fire Trucks
    ►Cow Train
    (Weekends & Certain Holidays Only)
    ►Enormous Jump & Bounce Pillow
    (Weekends & Certain Holidays Only)
    ►Willow Maze
    ►Free Range Chickens
    ►Petting Farm Animals
    ►Tallest Goat Tower
    ►Giant Bamboo Xylophone
    ►Peacocks, Peahens, Guinea Fowl
    ►Panda Puzzle Bamboo Maze
    ►Va’s Longest Swinging Bridge
    ►Antique Tractors & Machinery
    ►Pick Your Own Pumpkin Patches
    ►Demonstrations Gardens
    (Bamboo, Cotton, Lemon Grass, and Figs)

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