Find a Virginia fall festival to attend in 2021. Our events calendar for September, October and November 2021 has things to do across Virginia including activities in NOVA, Charlottesville, Roanoke, Richmond and Norfolk. Our list includes festivals celebrating the local harvest, food, music, beer, Oktoberfest and more.
At this point we have checked for 2021 dates on all festival events. Some websites had not been updated at all for this year, but where a date was available or a cancellation confirmed, we've updated our listing. We'll keep looking for new events to add, and we'll be working on updating Halloween and Thanksgiving events as well. We hope you find a fantastic event near you, enjoy!
All events showing 2021 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19, weather/natural disasters, or other reasons. We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
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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.
Virginia Beach Oceanfront Concert Series - Virginia Beach, VA - Jun 16 to Aug 25, 2021
One of the nation’s longest running and largest annual outdoor oceanfront music events featuring dozens of international recording acts.This annual festival will feature four major headline bands on the oceanfront 5th Street Main Stage. Definitely grab your tickets while you can! You can also enjoy the 17th Street DQ Grill and Chill Park, 24th Street Park, and 31st Street Park, all featuring more musical acts and all free. Formerly called the American Music Festival.
Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Richmond - Richmond, VA - Jun 19, 2021
CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with route options of 15, 22 & 65 miles. From breakfast to the cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.
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!
Superstar Anime - Virginia Beach, VA - Aug 14 to Aug 15, 2021
Superstar Anime is coming to the Virginia Beach Convention Center on Aug 17-18, 2019. Two full days of Anime Awesomeness. Come meet voice actors, artists, vendors, anime dealers, and clubs
Coastal Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Aug 21, 2021
Neptune’s Park will be transformed into a craft beer lover’s haven, featuring local Virginia beers and cask ales, as well national and regional craft beers. Enjoy over 65 beers from 30 breweries, live music, food trucks, and more!
Virginia Beach FunkFest Beach Party - Virginia Beach, VA - Aug 27 to Aug 28, 2022
Funk and disco era bands, great home cooked-style food and more
Bike MS Nation’s Capital - Purcellville, VA - Aug 29, 2021
Bike MS is more than a ride. It’s an experience grounded in camaraderie and marked by passion, inspiration, determination and pure enjoyment. It will be an experience you’ll never forget, shared with new friends and old.
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.
Harrisonburg International Festival - Harrisonburg, VA - Sep 4, 2021
For 2021, a scaled down event on Labor Day weekend. Normally: Celebrate intercultural diversity at Hillandale Park. Free admission with food and crafts available for purchase.
Lexington Labor Day Fest - Lexington, VA - Sep 6, 2021
Festivities kick-off at 9:00 A.M. with a parade and tons of fun for the whole family.
Beaver Dam Farm Sunflower Festival - Buchanan, VA - Sep 10 to Sep 19, 2021
In 2016, 20 acres of black oil sunflowers were planted. As a result of the beautiful scenery, the fields were opened up for visitors to walk through and adore. Visitors also enjoyed hayrides, farm animals to pet, machinery to admire and food available. Today, the festival has widely expanded and still consists of hay wagon rides, a farm animal petting area and face painting. Over 65 unique hand made craft and food vendors have been added, along with photo booths, and live music. There is something to do for every age!
Eastern Shore Pride Festival - Cape Charles, VA - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
Enjoy live entertainment, a dance party, golf cart pride parade, sidewalk chalk art and more
Olde Salem Days - Salem, VA - Sep 11, 2021
An arts and crafts festival in Southwest Virginia. Enjoy a free shuttle from the Salem Football Stadium, and food and beverages from Salem Farmer’s Market!
Mathews Market Days Festival - Mathews, VA - Sep 11, 2021
Held annually on the Friday and Saturday after Labor Day with arts/crafts, car show, pet parade, fresh produce, musical entertainment and more.
43rd Street Festival of the Arts - Richmond, VA - Sep 11, 2021
Annual event with food, music, and arts/crafts. Fundraiser for Caritas.
B’DAM Brew Jam Craft Beer Festival - Beaverdam, VA - Sep 11, 2021
Located at Ruritan Park in western Hanover, this event features live music, amazing selection of craft brews and ciders, eclectic vendors, food trucks and a beer garden
Orange Street Festival - Orange, VA - Sep 11, 2021
This popular festival features over 150 vendors, specialty food, live music and beers, and kids’ zone. Located along Main Street and inside Taylor Park. Free and open to the public.
Neptune’s Fall Wine Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 11 to Sep 12, 2021
Taste from over 70 wines while you meet and greet the fascinating people who are forging Virginia’s reputation for quality wines. Enjoy delicious food, live entertainment and the opportunity to purchase the wines you like by the bottle and case.
Kiwanis Club of Williamsburg Annual Shrimp Fest - Williamsburg, VA - Sep 11, 2021
All you can eat shrimp, hush puppies, coleslaw, baked beans, plus enjoy adult beverages and craft beer, live music, kids games, face painting, bounce house, cornhole and raffle along the banks of the James River. 100% of net proceeds stay in the community supporting local charities.
Floyd Livestock and County Fair - Floyd, VA - Sep 11, 2021
Activities will include livestock shows, children’s games, live music, clogging, cake walks, ag olympics, petting zoo, concessions and more
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
Roanoke Greek Festival - Roanoke, VA - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
Thousands celebrate Greek culture and heritage with Greek food, music and more.
End of Summer Bay Bash - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 17, 2021
Celebrate the end of summer with dancing, endless food and drinks, and music.
St. Benedict Oktoberfest - Richmond, VA - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
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
Edinburg Ole Time Festival - Edinburg, VA - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2021
Music, arts/crafts, antique cars, food, parade and entertainment.
Lynchburg Beer & Wine & Cider Festival - Lynchburg, VA - Sep 18, 2021
Over 5,000 guests attend the event at Lynchburg City Stadium. Enjoy samples of over 75 different craft beers, ciders, and wines from Virginia, plus local artisans, food, and live music. The Sampling Admission Ticket includes 10 4-oz samples of beer and cider, plus unlimited wine samples and a commemorative beer or wine glass.
Neptune’s Surfing Classic - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Surfing competition with prizes
Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival - Cedar Bluff, VA - Sep 18, 2021
The Annual Cedar Bluff Heritage Festival is always held the third Saturday in September. There is an exciting line-up of musical performances that will entertain festival goers beginning at 6pm on the preceeding Friday evening before the actual festival gets into full swing on Saturday. Be sure to stop in at the Cedar Bluff Fire Station on Cedar Valley Drive to catch great music, wonderful food and corn hole games. Don’t forget to bring a lawn chair. Each year the festival will highlight a theme. You will find antique dealers and food vendors among many other activities. The festival attracts thousands of visitors and hundreds of vendors each year.
Boones Mill Apple Festival - Boones Mill, VA - Sep 18, 2021
Vendors, live entertainment, apples and more!
AmRhein’s Moonlight Stomp Festival - Bent Mountain, VA - Sep 18, 2021
Wine tasting, live music, dancing, barrel rolling and riding competitions.
Heart of Virginia Bike Festival - Hanover, VA - Sep 18, 2021
Come and cycle along the paths of Patrick Henry and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary route and enjoy central Virginia’s historic terrain and rolling countryside. Choose your route, with options between 11 miles and 102!
Wine and Oyster Festival - Montross, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
Great wines, delicious local seafood, arts & crafts, and more!
Fredericksburg Dog Fair & Masquerade Dog Parade - Fredericksburg, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 19, 2021
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.
Cox Farms Fall Festival - Centreville, VA - Sep 18 to Nov 7, 2021
Hayride, corn maze, giant slides and more fall fun await
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.
Henry Street Heritage Festival - Roanoke, VA - Sep 18, 2021
The Henry Street Heritage Festival started in 1989 to life up and share the art, history & culture of the African American community of the Roanoake Valley with presentations of visual and performing arts, ethnic cuisine, plus health and human service displays and more!
Irvington Crab Festival - Irvington, VA - Sep 18, 2021
All the steamed crabs you can eat, plus barbecue, hot dogs, and soft drinks included and beer for purchase. Held at the Irvington Steamboat Era Museum
Take Back the Beach Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 18, 2021
Locals only! Take back the beach after the end of another tourist season. Enjoy a FREE afternoon and evening full of live rock n roll, nighttime vendor market, surfboard swap, local food, ice cold brews & more
757 Battle of the Beers - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 18, 2021
This is the only festival in Hampton Roads that exclusively features over 30 local 757 Craft Breweries as they battle it out to win in different beer categories with proceeds going to local Hampton Roads charities. Sample every craft beer, plus food trucks (1 meal included with the ticket), live music, and more.
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, 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, 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!
State Fair of Virginia - Doswell, VA - Sep 23 to Oct 3, 2021
Held at the Meadow Event Park. Enjoy live music, including Grammy-winning artists, rides, agricultural displays and competitions, and more.
Chesapeake Bay KOA Craft Beer Festival - Cape Charles, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
More than 30 brews just waiting for you to sample. Once you’ve quenched your thirst check out the live entertainment or do some shopping with the vendors onsite.
Virginia Beach Neptune Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 24 to Sep 26, 2021
Enjoy the arts & crafts show, 8K, regatta, vollyeball tournament, parade, youth art show, toast to hometown heroes, and more throughout Neptune the last weekend in September. Some events do begin before or continue beyond this weekend. Since 1974.
International Sand Sculpting Championship - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 24 to Oct 3, 2021
30+ of the world’s best sculptors head to VaBch to turn grains of sand into works of art in just days!
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
Wings, Wheels and Keels Festival - Topping, VA - Sep 25, 2021
Features antique cars, boats and airplanes plus fire apparatus, tractors and engines held at the Hummel Airfield in Topping, VA. If you like speed this is what you need! Food, arts and craft vendors, air and safety exhibits, military exhibits, FREE children’s amusements and a remote control airplane contest.
Fall Seafood Saturday - Etlan, VA - Sep 25, 2021
Grab a bottle of wine, some fine oysters and crab cakes, find a seat, and enjoy a great afternoon at DuCard. Admission tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate (food and wine not included). Formerly called the Fall Oyster Festival
New Market Fall Festival - New Market, VA - Sep 25, 2021
Come enjoy pleasures crafted by local vendors, taste local food, and sing along and dance to local musicians music! A fun day for all ages. Formerly called Heritage Days.
Onoversary Luau - Chantilly, VA - 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, 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
Devils Backbone Oktoberfest - Roseland, VA - Sep 25 to Oct 31, 2021
Fall is finally here and what better place to celebrate than in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Devils Backbone Basecamp Brewpub & Meadows. Free entry with pay-as-you-go experiences like the $5 hay bale maze, Oktoberfest food specials, seasonal produce vendors and more
Naturefest - Herndon, VA - Sep 26, 2021
Enjoy stations which lead you through the park and include hands-on activities, educational events, wildlife visitors, and crafts.
Arlington Valley Fest - Arlington, VA - Sep 26, 2021
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.
Bath County Plein Air Festival - Warm Springs, VA - Sep 27 to Oct 3, 2021
Thirty nationally acclaimed artists will set up their easels, pull out their paintbrushes and document the landscape and culture of Bath County, Virginia. At the end of the week, join us for a Gala Celebration and cast your vote for the best painting at the Reception and Awards Ceremony. Explore one of the most beautiful small towns in Virginia while interacting with some of the nations top plein air painters.
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. Its 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.
Crab Carnival - West Point, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
For 2021, a scaled back event to enjoy but keep everyone safe. Normally: Parades, carnival, live bands, vendors, crab and more.
Oktoberfest at Farm Brew Live - Manassas, VA - Oct 1 to Oct 2, 2021
Come enjoy authentic German food, attire, and music!
Fallapalooza - Orange, VA - Oct 1 to Nov 27, 2021
For 2021, a virtual fall festival again. Orange Chamber of Commerce is hosting a photo and video entry contest that will consist of a person’s favorite photo/video of an Orange County destination, location or business.
Dayton Days and Autumn Celebration - Dayton, VA - Oct 2, 2021
Over 300 Arts & Crafts exhibitors. Delicious food items from a vast array of vendors. Live music, book fair, and more
Autumn on Main - Mathews, VA - Oct 2, 2021
This event features dozen of high-quality vintage vendors along Main Street, Fall Decor, a pumpkin market, live music, a food truck, and a few activities for kids.
Sorghum Festival - Clifford, VA - Oct 2, 2021
A community event with sorghum syrup, apple butter, music, crafters and other vendors, kids’ activities, a jousting tournament, and more.
Fall Fiber Festival - Montpelier Station, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2021
Fleece sale, fiber and crafts vendors, music, sheep dog trials, demonstrations, animal exhibits and more.
Flippin-Seaman Apple Butter Makin’ Festival - Tyro, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 16, 2021
Watch Silver Creek & Seamans’ Orchards make apple butter the old fashioned way, on the first and third Saturday in October.
Graves Mountain Resort Apple Harvest Festival - Syria, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 17, 2021
For 2021, three weekends with potentially two sessions per day. Normally: 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, weekends only. Free Admission and Free Parking.
Virginia Children’s Festival - Norfolk, VA - Oct 2, 2021
Hampton Roads’ most beloved family festival is filled with more than 100 creative and interactive activities, storytelling, hands-on workshops and educational displays, cultural experiences, arts and crafts, costumed characters and more! Parents and children alike can frolic through the many imagination stations, shows and displays that will be on site. Then visit the multiple exhibitions and activities that are sure to get the creative juices flowing
Chelsea West Fest - Norfolk, VA - Oct 2, 2021
Chelsea West Fest, hosted by and benefiting Hope House Foundation, will be a full-day celebrating what makes this region great: local crafters, talented local musicians, local beers and brews, and the unique eateries just steps away from the festival. Gates open at noon!
Fall Jubilee - Manassas, VA - 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!
Vienna Oktoberfest - Vienna, VA - 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
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.
Powhatan’s Festival of the Grape - Powhatan, VA - Oct 2, 2021
Annual wine festival, featuring more than 25 wineries, live music, 100 vendors, food trucks and more fun
Harvest Days Festival - Clarksville, VA - Oct 2, 2021
Vendors will line the streets and offer crafts, antiques and collectivbles, specialty items and more. Local shops and restaurants will offer specials throughout the downtown area, and there will be a kids area, plus farm animals, and more. Don’t miss the final Lake Country Cruise-in that evening. Free admission.
Abingdon Harvest Festival - Abingdon, VA - Oct 2, 2021
Bring your whole family to enjoy the annual Harvest Festival, featuring apple butter stirring and apple cider pressing, and take home some goodies! Artisans will be demonstrating their crafts as well. Bring your own apples and volunteers will press them for homemade apple cider that you can take home and enjoy.
Bacon, Bourbon and Music Fest - Smithfield, VA - Oct 2, 2021
Lots of Big Bacon – each ticket holder gets 1/2 lb. (about 8 thick Smithfield Premium Cut slices) – Eat your bacon hot off the grill, or take it to the Bacon Condiment Tent and dress it up – make a BLT Wrap, BaconNachos, or Dip/Shake a variety of great seasonings on it. Enjoy other food selections, wine & live entertainment including live music on two large stages and also on Manor House Lawn Stage. Tastings of small batch, hard-to-find and specialty bourbons (with $20 Bourbon ticket upgrade).
Miss Janie’s Sit and Sip Wine Festival - Phenix, VA - Oct 2, 2021
A fundraiser for the Barksdale Cancer Foundation, enjoy live music, local food and craft vendors, and wineries on site at the Gil-Har House.
Oktobrewfest - Tazewell, VA - Oct 2, 2021
There will be over 40 craft beers, wine and ciders available! There will also be music, food, & craft vendors.
Gordonsville Fried Chicken Festival - Gordonsville, VA - Oct 2, 2021
Gordonsville is famous for its fried chicken, which was served to passengers of trains stopping in town during the late 19th and early 20th centuries by local women carrying platters of the delicacy on their heads. Nationally-known at that time, Gordonsville’s fried chicken earned the town the nickname of “chicken-leg center of the universe”. To celebrate this legacy, this festival, held from 11 am – 5 pm at the Gordonsville Fire Company Fair Grounds, will feature a fried chicken and pie contest, wine garden, and numerous craft and artisan vendors. This is a rain or shine event!
Frontier Culture Museum Oktoberfest - Staunton, VA - Oct 2, 2021
German food, beer garden, games and music at the Cochran Pavilion. Location: Frontier Culture Museum, 1290 Richmond Ave Staunton, VA 24401
Bier Garden Oktoberfest - Portsmouth, VA - Oct 2, 2021
Authentic German beer, food, and activities, plus a Strongman competition, corn hole, bounce houses, raffles and more!
Cyrus McCormick Farm Mill Day - Raphine, VA - Oct 2, 2021
The main attraction of the day is the operation of the McCormick Grist mill. Built in the late 1700s, the mill has been fully restored to working order. In addition to the mill operation, there are many traditional craft vendors, music and food (provided by the Raphine Volunteer Fire Department. There will also be short tours to view and discuss the agricultural research being conducted at the Shenandoah Valley AREC. This is a free event.
Yorktown Wine Festival - Yorktown, VA - Oct 2, 2021
Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or an aspiring noviceyou dont want to miss this grand tasting of wines from Virginia and beyond! Yorktown shares more than just history with sister cities Zweibrücken and Port-Vendres. In a nod to both countries, you can sample Rieslings and Gewürztraminers from Germany and indulge bubbly from Francethe only place where true champagne is created! Enjoy live music, great food from local restaurants, and the work of talented artisans. Your ticket will get you into the Virginia Craft Beer Garden to sample specialty brews and hard ciders.
Colonial Beach Bike Fest - Colonial Beach, VA - Oct 7 to Oct 10, 2021
Bike show, games, art walk, live music and fall harvest celebration.
Suffolk Peanut Festival - Suffolk, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
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.
Richmond Folk Festival - Richmond, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
Free annual event. More than 150,000 reportedly attend to enjoy a diverse array of performing groups on seven stages, the Folk Feast and more.
Hands and Harvest Festival - Monterey, VA - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
The annual Hands & Harvest Festival is a celebration of fall in this rural, mountain community. The event features an arts & crafts show, live entertainment, fall-themed menus and a self-guided Harvest Trail that takes travelers to unique locations throughout the county, where visitors can enjoy experiences of farming, food, and more. You may find yourself pressing cider or stirring apple butter, enjoying one of Highland County’s sugar camps in the off-season, or climbing a fire tower to watch a beautiful sunset or sunrise. Enjoy a free concert Saturday night at 7 pm at the Highland Center, which also includes FREE cider from award-winning Big Fish Cider
Newbern Fall Festival - Newbern, VA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Traditional ham-cooked beans, cornbread and hot fogs served on the Museum lawn. Heirloom bake sale. Tours of museum and outbuildings. Books and cookbooks for sale. Scavenger hunt for kids of all ages. Cornhole games in the back yard. Arts & crafts, food vendors and entertainment showcase the historic circa 1860’s village of Newbern. Streets are closed to automobile traffic and guest are free to browse a variety of locally made arts, crafts and food, as well as entertainment thoughout this two-day festival.
Craig County Fall Festival - New Castle, VA - Oct 9, 2021
Visit The Old Brick Hotel for their fall festival on Main Street in New Castle. Six blocks of antique cars, local music groups, crafts, food, horse rides, and kids activities.
Famous Fall Fling - Wise, VA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
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.
Wise County Famous Fall Fling - Wise, VA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Held downtown and on the lawn of the historic courthouse while fall colors are at their peak, the event features over 125 vendors selling crafts, food, jewelry, and more, while live traditional music ranging from banjos to bagpipes is played from two stages.
Fall Festival at Massanutten - McGaheysville, VA - Oct 9, 2021
For more than 20 years, Massanutten has welcomed over 5,000 annual attendees for a celebration of all things fall, which includes three talented bands on the main stage, beer garden, wine & cider sampling, food trucks, and scenic chairlift rides, plus tons of activities to keep the little ones busy.
Chesapeake Virginia Wine Festival - Chesapeake, VA - Oct 9, 2021
Back for another year is this wine tasting event from over twenty premier Virginia Wineries, plus live entertainment, artisans, food vendors and more. All activities are at the Chesapeake City Park.
Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival - Chincoteague, VA - Oct 9, 2021
Oysters and other food, beer, raffles and more.
Fairfax Fall Festival - Fairfax, VA - Oct 9, 2021
Arts and crafts, food vendors, three stages of music and entertainment, and children’s activities.
Virginia Fall Foliage Festival Art Show - Waynesboro, VA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Held in downtown Waynesboro, where 150+ artists and fine artisans will show their works at this juried outdoor festival, plus regional craft beer and gourmet food trucks.
Oktoberfest at Woolwine Fire Department - Woolwine, VA - Oct 9, 2021
Octoberfest is the biggest and best of all the events the department offers, with the homemade apple butter, which is made from early Friday morning until Saturday morning, when the party folks arrive. Many of the jars are still warm when the folks purchase them. The concession stand, with such things as hot dogs, soft drinks, and homemade cakes and pies, is open during the entire festival. Vendors of arts and crafts are lined up for your enjoyment and purchasing pleasures. A variety of different bluegrass bands, that play all day keep your toes tapping and the dancers active
Fall Festival at Yorktown Market Days - Yorktown, VA - Oct 9, 2021
During this special farmers market at the beautiful Historic Yorktown waterfront, shop more than 40 different vendors and artists selling seasonal favorites like pumpkins, mums, autumn-inspired art, kettle corn, and caramel apples. Enjoy free activities for kids of all ages including hayrides, face painting, inflatables, arts & crafts, and a hay maze! Plus live music all day and a morning chef cooking demonstration. Held at Riverwalk Landing
King George Fall Festival - King George, VA - Oct 9, 2021
The King George Fall Festival begins with the Parade (11a.m.) down Kings Hwy through the courthouse area to the KGHS parking lot. Both sides of the road provide great views of the parade, from the Library to the high school. Park at the middle school and take the bus up to the parade route. Ride a bus (FREE) to the high school. The King George Fall Festival is celebrated at the KG High School parking lot & gym. All activities at the event are free. Food, crafts, and more are available for purchase. Fun for all ages
Warsaw Fest - Warsaw, VA - Oct 9, 2021
The family fun night on Friday evening from 6pm until 9pm includes food vendors, some craft vendors, kids rides, and a outdoor movie starting at 7pm. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a movie under the stars! The fun continues Saturday with nearly 100 vendors, many featuring unique or one-of-a kind gifts and decorations. They have many events happening throughout the day to include: a car & truck show, a baby/beauty pageant, and a parade at noon on Saturday.
Barktoberfest Dog Walk and Festival - Hampton, VA - Oct 9, 2021
Barktoberfest (formerly Paws for a Cause) is the Peninsula SPCAs annual fundraiser to benefit homeless animals! This family (and dog)-friendly event will include rescues, vendors, exhibitors, and community partners, and of course, the annual dog walk
Virginia Beach Cupcake Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Oct 10, 2021
For 2021, book your spot for the Par Tee at Top Golf. Normally: The purpose of this fun-filled outdoor event is to raise support for CHKD, while enjoying hundreds of delicious CUPCAKES!! This event is FREE and open to the public and will also have food, music, entertainment, and childrens activities.
Alliance Annual Oktoberfest - Williamsburg, VA - Oct 12, 2021
Rides, games, prizes, food & drink, live music, and the Demented Dimensions Maze, all set in Busch Gardens.
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
Anthem Go Outside Festival - Roanoke, VA - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
An annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor recreation. By combining the things outdoor enthusiasts love – camping, music, gear, races, and demos, and a beautiful outdoor setting GO Fest is a celebration of everything outdoors
Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival - Staunton, VA - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
A full weekend of sightseeing and bike riding on any of 11 routes covering hundreds of miles among the fall foliage in the Shenandoah valley, with rides for all ages and abilities. Features breakfast and lunch activities.
Clifton Forge Fall Festival - Clifton Forge, VA - Oct 15 to Oct 17, 2021
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.
Czech and Slovak Folklife Festival - Prince George, VA - Oct 16, 2021
You will hear the music, join in the dances, see the beautiful festive and colorful clothing, and eat the amazing traditional homemade foods, including Roast Pork with Knedliky (dumplings) & Sauerkraut, Zelnicky (Cabbage Rolls), Klobasa (Sausage) along with the mouthwatering Pastries and Baked Goods. There is also Czech Beer to enjoy! There will be agricultural exhibits, and you will want to explore the Prince George County Regional Heritage Center, which has a gallery devoted to the Czech & Slovak families here, who came to Southside Virginia after the Civil War and settled on abandoned farms and their descendants continue to be community leaders and add their cultural richness to the region
Amherst Apple Harvest Festival - Amherst, VA - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
Crafts and craft demonstrations, vendors, festival food, apples and cider, kids’ activities and live entertainment
Holly Point Art and Seafood Festival - Deltaville, VA - Oct 16, 2021
Wander through 60 vendors selling unique art creations and a car show. There will be a variety of seafood, festival food and beverages with live music throughout the festival day. Peruse the museums boat building and maritime exhibits, walk the nature trails donned with beautiful sculptures and fall leaves, step aboard the antique boats displayed on the water, take a creek cruise, and enjoy the childrens garden complete with a model trains. Bring your kayak or paddleboard and use the museums launch to explore the local marine life.
Bowling Green Harvest Festival - Bowling Green, VA - Oct 16, 2021
Vendors line Main Street while bands and community groups perform on the stage across from the courthouse. Kids can join in the fun with pumpkin painting, magicians, kiddie rides, petting zoo and games. There’s also a classic car & truck show, artisan crafts, gourmet food trucks, and plenty of local food and fun! The beer garden is open 2-5:30pm.
Step Up for Down Syndrome 5K and Family Festival - Richmond, VA - Oct 16, 2021
A heart-warming 5K run/advocacy walk thru Bryan Park and family festival showcasing and celebrating the many abilities and accomplishments of individuals with Down syndrome in the Greater Richmond, Charlottesville, Williamsburg, Central Shenandoah Valley & Central Virginia community! Come celebrate with lots of family entertainment, live music, fashion show featuring individuals with Down syndrome modeling the latest fashions by Lilly Pulitzer, pumpkin patch, sponsor & exhibitor displays and more! Breakfast & lunch items available.
Stuart Apple Dumpling Festival - Stuart, VA - Oct 16, 2021
Enjoy apple dumplings and more fun!
Gross Orchards Apple Harvest Festival - Bedford, VA - Oct 16, 2021
A day of fun in Apple Valley with homemade apple butter, apple cider, bluegrass and gospel music, and many craft and food vendors available. Lots of entertainment for the whole family. Apples of many varieties to select or u-pick, jams, jellies and ciders
Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival - Richmond, VA - Oct 16, 2021
The Boulevard will be closed from Broad St. to Leigh St, so come to celebrate fall, Halloween and all that is pumpkin! The revered gourd is highlighted in beer, libations, food and activities. Local music, local craft beers and spirits and, of course, local food abounds! Have kids or pets that like to dress up? They host a costume contest on the main stage, but registration limited and sign up is day of
Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival - Norfolk, VA - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
The Stockley Gardens Fall Arts Festival includes over 130 artists, featuring pieces in various media including painting, glass, sculpture, photography, and jewelry. There will also be an Emerging Artist Exhibit, musical performances all weekend long, childrens activities, and a variety of food vendors serving everything from popcorn to pitas to crab cakes and more
Fredericksburg Fall Home and Craft Show - Fredericksburg, VA - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
The Fredericksburg Fall Home & Craft Festival, at the Fredericksburg Expo Center, the goal is simple: to inspire and help make the upcoming season of home improvements and decorating the easiest ever by combining the handmade creations from highly skilled craft vendors along with the areas top and most respected home related vendors. Crafters and artisans from all over the country will have their handmade products on display. Products include a wide assortment of home decor, specialty foods, clothing, photography, pet products and so much more.
Elkton Autumn Days Arts and Crafts Festival - Elkton, VA - Oct 16 to Oct 17, 2021
The weekend will be filled with arts, crafts, music and food all in the heart of the Town of Elkton, VA nestled between the Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountain ranges in the Shenandoah Valley. The festival is free to attend and is located on West Spotswood Avenue in Downtown Elkton.
Do it your way .5k - Reston, VA - 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!
Taste of Brunswick - Alberta, VA - Oct 19, 2021
More thn 10,000 attendees each year enjoy fun for the whole family, including train rides, petting zoo, music, Civil War re-enactors, stagecoach rides, car show, antique tractors, vendors, food, and more. Held at Lawrenceville/Brunswick Regional Airport.
Heritage Harvest Festival - Charlottesville, VA - Oct 23, 2021
Celebrate Thomas Jefferson’s legacy with this educational and family oriented festival held at Monticello. Tastings and chef demos, kids’ activities, workshops and tours, shopping, gardening, and more.
Wine by the River Wine Festival - Axton, VA - Oct 23, 2021
The event will be held rain or shine from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM and will have local food vendors, live music, wine, and 1 craft beer distributor. Proceeds of the festival go to the Matthew Wayne Wade Foundation
Annandale Parade - Annandale, VA - 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
Harvestfest - Richmond, VA - Oct 23 to Oct 24, 2021
A harvest celebration with live music, food and adult beverage options and children’s activities.
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.
Stanardsville Oktoberfest - Stanardsville, VA - Oct 23, 2021
Enjoy great food, wholesome family-friendly fun, wonderful music and amazing beer. Enjoy the homebrewers contest and vote for your favorite recipe from among the best up-and-coming home brewers in the state. You can also enjoy some of the region’s best local breweries on tap. A costume contest at 2 PM will provide whimsy for the young and young at heart and story tellers gather as evening shades fall to enthrall and inform you with tales of ghostly delight as history comes alive. Free general admission. Haunted tours of the town will start immediately following the event.
Off the Rails Beer Festival - Ashland, VA - Oct 23, 2021
Come taste the finest craft beers Central Virginia has to offer in historic small town Ashland, Virginia. This event is family friendly and offers food truck fare, great music and BEER. All proceeds benefit the Hanover Arts & Activities Center, a non-profit community center that supports Arts, Education and Community.
Urbanna Oyster Festival - Urbanna, VA - Nov 5 to Nov 6, 2021
No admission fees to this pay-as-you-go walking festival. They close downtown for loads of vendors, crafts, foods and visitors, and yes, oysters!
Craftsmen’s Classic Art and Craft Festival - Richmond, VA - Nov 5 to Nov 7, 2021
Art & craft festival to help you with your holiday shopping. Check out the work of hundreds of talented artists, many of whom will be creating on site. Something for every taste, style and budget. Takes over three buildings at the Richmond Raceway Complex.
Virginia Thanksgiving Festival - Charles City, VA - Nov 7, 2021
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 Lantern Parade - Richmond, VA - Nov 12 to Nov 13, 2021
Adults and children can creat lanterns at workshops, schools, and at home and then display them in the parade.
Virginia Cider Week - , VA - Nov 12 to Nov 21, 2021
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.
Stony Point Beer Festival - Richmond, VA - Nov 13, 2021
This annual event will have local and regional breweries, wineries, cideries, and distilleries offering samples of everything with your souvenir sample glass, food from on-site restaurants and other local vendors, fun and unique games from River City Sports & Social Club, live music & more!
Harvest Festival at Yorktown Market Days - Yorktown, VA - Nov 20, 2021
A special Market Day that includes Thanksgiving food favorites and plenty of shopping opportunities. Held at Riverwalk Landing.
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.
Old Town Manassas Christmas Market and Holiday Craft Fair - Manassas, VA - 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!
Mistletoe Market at Yorktown Market Days - Yorktown, VA - Dec 11, 2021
A special Market Day that includes a visit from Santa and plenty of shopping opportunities. Held at Riverwalk Landing.
Guinea Jubilee - Bena, VA - Sep 23 to Sep 24, 2022
A two day event attracting thousands to celebrate and honor the way of life in the Guinea Neck. Enjoy cultural activities, arts & crafts, parade, seafood, fireworks and more.
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Capital Ale House Oktoberfest - Richmond, VA - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2018
Capital Ale House will celebrate Oktoberfest in Richmond 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.
Smith Mountain Lake Oktoberfest - Smith Mountain Lake, VA - Oct 13, 2018
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.
Bay Seafood Festival - Kilmarnock, VA - Oct 20, 2018
Annual seafood festival hosted by Kiws Rotary Club at Camp Kekoka.
Ciderfest - Keswick, VA - Aug 31, 2019
All day family event at Castle Hill Cider with the best in cider tasting and gourmet foods.
Pasture Palooza Music and Arts Festival - Berryville, VA - Sep 13 to Sep 15, 2019
An annual weekend festival and camp-out held in beautiful Berryville, Virginia. What started as a outrageous party has turned into Virginias premier grassroots festival. Come out for a weekend of live music, camping, eating, and good times
Wine by the Lake - Spotsylvania, VA - Sep 14, 2019
Fifth annual event promoting local businesses, restaurants and wines held at Lake Anna State Park.
Port Royal Pirate Invasion - Port Royal, VA - Sep 14 to Sep 15, 2019
Celebrate Port Royal’s nefarious and nautical past with the 6th Annual Pirate Festival! What started out as the Town’s charter day (town-speak for birthday), this free event includes Revolutionary, Civil War and maritime history. This family friendly event will include vendors, live bands, food trucks, and entertainment. Plus, put on your best pirate gear as prizes will be awarded for adult and children categories in the costume contests! Professional pirate crews will be on hand for pictures and interactions, not to mention sword play and cannon fire
Birds, Brews and BBQ - Cape Charles, VA - Sep 14, 2019
All you can eat chowder, BBQ, mac n cheese, and coleslaw, plus live music, offerings from the Cape Charles Brewing Company and birding with the Birding Eastern Shore group, who receives a portion of all proceeds
Patrick County Agricultural Fair - Stuart, VA - Sep 17 to Sep 21, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Come and enjoy the annual Patrick County Agricultural Fair. Great entertainment nightly, four wheeler mud bogging, rodeo, demolition derby, parade of breeds horse show, agricultural exhibits, youth livestock shows, midway rides and games, exhibit building, and more!
Middleburg Oktoberfest - Middleburg, VA - Sep 19, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022.
Smartmouth Oktoberfest - Norfolk, VA - Sep 21, 2019
Pay homage to the traditional German festival with an epic celebration of beer, food, and fun! Smartmouth will be releasing THREE beers, plus hosting live music, hands-on workshops, and Hammerschlagen.
Oktoberfest at Lil’Bottom in Galax - Galax, VA - Sep 21, 2019
Beer games, specials, and possibly a mechanical bull and hatchet throwing truck! What better way to celebrate than with multiple Oktoberfest taps and tons of fun?
Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival - Fredericksburg, VA - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Enjoy an afternoon of wine tastings, live music, local artisans, specialty retailers, and unique food vendors. It’s all right in downtown Fredericksburg Virginia with the beautiful Rappahannock river as the backdrop
River and Brews Festival - Front Royal, VA - Sep 21, 2019
Bring your family and enjoy a day of fun, delicious food, great live entertainment, and of course, beer tasting. The festival gates open at noon with activities and live entertainment all day until 6 p.m. Formerly known as the Brews and Blues Festival.
Fall Harvest Festival and Grape Stomp - Linden, VA - Sep 21 to Sep 22, 2019
Mmusic each day from 2-5pm, local artisan vendors and special tastings
Vine and Field Fall Harvest Wine Dinner - North Garden, VA - Sep 21, 2019
Upon arrival, guests will be guided throughout the grounds and gardens stopping along at culinary and agro stations where they will participate in interactive demonstrations and mini-workshops
GVBA Fall Festival - Staunton, VA - Sep 21, 2019
Music all day on the main stage, beer garden, local food vendors from all over the valley. Local artisan vendors, children’s activities, and more!
Fall into Arts - Galax, VA - Sep 21, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Chestnut Creek School of the Arts’ Fall into Art Festival includes arts and crafts vendors, food, family activities, raffles and more
Fairfax County Brewfest - Chantilly, VA - Sep 21, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. They are promoting the events of their participating breweries this fall instead. Normally: Come enjoy a day of local craft beer, fall food, live music and more
Tysons Biergarten Oktoberfest - Tysons, VA - Sep 22, 2019
Final Oktoberfest at Tysons’ Biergarten – Tysons’ Biergarten has since closed and the founders have opened a new business, Shipgarten, with differently themed shipping containers. We’re keeping an eye out for an Oktoberfest themed celebration at The Biergarten – https://www.facebook.com/shipgarten/events.
Williamsburg Celebrates Contemporary Artisans - Williamsburg, VA - Sep 28, 2019
Occurring alongside the Williamsburg Plein Air Art Show, contemporary artisans take over Duke of Gloucester Street for a day-long festival, and you can even experience watching the artists making the products as you watch!
Burkes Garden Fall Festival - Tazewell, VA - Sep 28, 2019
Enjoy homemade food, home-grown produce, handmade crafts and hands-on farm demonstrations in the beautiful valley of Burkes Garden. With outdoor experiences for families and children, entertainment with mountain flavor, as well as continued emphasis on high-quality products and food, this festival will appeal to anyone who appreciates history and farm living and all they have to offer
Virginia Chili, Blues and Brews Festival - Waynesboro, VA - Sep 28, 2019
Enjoy an evening of chili tasting, amazing blues, artisans and exhibitors and micro and mega brews.
Hoopla - Lexington, VA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Enjoy live music, award-winning beers, camping, and fun for the whole family. The weekend includes pop-up beer tastings, outdoor adventures, property tours, crafts, great eats, and tons of incredible live music!
Vegan Roots Fest - Charlottesville, VA - Sep 28, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: A festival celebrating a vegan diet, including food trucks, live music, and drinks. Formerly known as the C’ville Veggie Fest.
Fall Festival at Gallmeyer Farm - Richmond, VA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Bounce house, pick your own pumpkins, hayrides, straw bale maze, food vendors and more
Barks and Brews - Richmond, VA - Sep 28 to Sep 29, 2019
Enjoy a paws-atively good time at the Barks & Brews Festival featuring Ultimate Air Dogs Competitions each day! Enjoy craft beers, dog friendly vendors, music, contests and more!
Capital Ale House Oktoberfest - Fredericksburg, VA - Sep 28, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. They will have Oktoberfest themed specials in the restaurant. 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.
Dependency Tour and Fall Festival - Petersburg, VA - Sep 29, 2019
The event, the first of its kind in the area, will feature tours of the dependencies on the grounds of 5 different historic homes/buildings in Petersburg. Demonstrations by local artisans, performances by period musicians, displays of historic artifacts, and re-enactors will be spread throughout the tour. Fall décor and other items will be available for sale. For those who are not familiar with the term dependency, it refers to carriage houses, summer kitchens, smoke houses, slave quarters and, yes, privies. Many of these buildings still exist but have been lovingly restored and re-purposed for modern life. This tour will give participants the opportunity to learn the history of each dependency and see each transformation.
Hop n Hog – The Culpeper Block Party - Culpeper, VA - Sep 29, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Live music, the best of regional BBQ, craft beer, Virginia cider, lawn games, and fun for the whole family
Haysi Russell Fork Autumn Festival - Haysi, VA - Oct 3 to Oct 6, 2019
There is something for everyone: arts & crafts, music & jam sessions, haunted house, food, autumn parade, Lions Club Duck Race and more!
Beach and Brew Bash - Clarksville, VA - Oct 5, 2019
This event will feature some of the best local and regional craft beers in Virginia. A variety of domestic beer will be available, as well. Live music, food vendors and more
Montpelier Wine Trail Fall Festival - Gordonsville, VA - Oct 5, 2019
Enjoy tastings from all six participating vineyards; Honah Lee Vineyard, Castle Gruen, Chateau MerrillAnne, Hammerstone, Mountain Run, & Wilderness Run. Cost per person is $20 and includes a souvenir wine glass. Enjoy music from 12–6pm. Start your holiday shopping early with local crafters.
Golden Spike Railway Festival - Parksley, VA - Oct 5, 2019
The Parksley Golden Spike Railway Festival is a family friendly rock star day in the town of Parksley. Start the day with the color guard and national anthem. There will be live bands, car show, motorcycle show, rides, zip lining, crafts, foodie trucks, free snow cones, popcorn, bounce houses, games, prizes, raffles, contests, face painting and more.
Pocahontas Pumpkin Festival - Pocahontas, VA - Oct 5, 2019
Bring all your family and friends and come enjoy this fun-packed one day annual event. This is a day for fun with the whole Family. Live music throughout the day. Pumpkin painting for kids, flea markets, multiple different food vendors, and don’t forget the car show!
Gordonsville Fall Festival - Gordonsville, VA - Oct 5, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021. Normally: Annual fall festival at the Gordonsville Fire Department Fairgrounds
Oystoberfest - Richmond, VA - Oct 5, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Oysters the way you like them in a fun, family-friendly festival in Richmonds Historic Ginter Park. Oysters are the main event. Theyll have fried, steamed, grilled and, of course, RAW oysters – brats and hotdogs ta boot. Craft Beers, fine wines and other refreshments will be available. A day full of live music, and a $5 per child Kidszone. They’re a Virginia Green event with a “we pay you” Bike Valet – every bike earns its rider $2 worth of event tickets.
Woodbooger Festival - Norton, VA - Oct 5, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: The family-friendly event promotes outdoor recreation and ecotourism as it explores local folklore and history related to the area, including the Woodbooger, a Bigfoot-like creature rumored to roam Flag Rock. The festival is held in Flag Rock Recreation Area. Activities will include guided night hikes on the park’s trails in search of the Woodbooger, roasting marshmallows around a campfire, kids activities and games, food vendors, music, demonstrations by local boy scouts, and more.
Strasburg Oktoberfest - Strasburg, VA - Oct 5, 2019
There will be activities for the kids, live entertainment, vendors, a harvest beer and cider tasting and more.
Oktoberfest at Lansdowne Resort - Leesburg, VA - Oct 11, 2019
Celebrate Oktoberfest with beer, brats and The Lost Lederhosen band at Lansdowne Resort and Spa
Whitetop Mountain Molassas Festival - Whitetop, VA - Oct 11, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: The highest mountains in Virginia will have their fall “coats of many colors” on, so bring your camera when you come to the Whitetop Mountain Sorghum Molasses Festival. Enjoy the spectacular views and watch close up the molasses and applebutter making. And you can buy some to take home along with great memories. This traditional mountain festival also features a craft show, live music with some of the region’s best mountain music makers, dancing, and a chicken BBQ dinner. It is held at Mt. Rogers Fire Hall on Rt. 58 in the Whitetop Community. Always the 2nd Sunday in October.
Mountain Foliage Festival and Great Privy Race - Independence, VA - Oct 12, 2019
Watch teams race outhouses down main street in Independence, Virginia. Musicians, crafts and food round out the fun at this family event.
Highlanders Festival - Radford, VA - Oct 12, 2019
Heavyweight games, live entertainment, food, vendors, and festivities for all ages. Whether a familys background is of Scots-Irish origin or of other descent, the day always brings with it an air of excitement and anticipation.
Reedville Oktoberfest - Reedville, VA - Oct 12, 2019
The aroma of traditional German food is in the air. Bratwurst, Knackwurst, Frankfurters, sauerkraut, and German potato salad tasty OYSTER fare will be served. German Beer, wine, soda, and water are available for purchase. The ladies of St. Marys will sell baked goods, and raffle tickets will be sold for fabulous prizes. A Kids Korner will have activities for children, and a cornhole tournament with an entry fee and cash prize will be held
Chili Cook-off and Brew Festival - Orange, VA - Oct 12, 2019
Includes tastings from Virginia’s top breweries and an amateur and professional chili cook-off that you get to be the judge.
Wade’s Mill Apple Butter Festival - Raphine, VA - Oct 19, 2019
They’ll be making apple butter the old-fashioned way, slow simmered in a 130+ year old copper pot over an open fire. Take a turn stirring with the long-handled paddle and take home a fresh jar. Explore Wades Mills three floors of historic milling equipment and museum displays to learn about the history and tradition of stone-ground milling in the Shenandoah Valley. Their 100% natural flours, grits, cornmeals and mixes will be available in the Mill Shop. Enjoy demonstrations and handmade crafts by local artisans including blacksmithing, broom making, alpaca products, lavender products, pottery, stained glass, rocks and gems, jewelry and basket making. Local produce and natural pet treats.
Swine and Wine - Accomac, VA - Oct 19, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: As the name suggests there is plenty of swine at this event in the form of tender, smoky pork barbecue, as well as smoked chicken. Guests get a true taste of a southern barbecue dinner with all the fixings, as the meal is accompanied by collard greens, macaroni and cheese, baked beans and coleslaw. A variety of wine and beer is available including vintages from local winery Chatham Vineyards. There is live music to keep guests entertained, and a silent auction features Eastern Shore art, golfing trips, fishing gear and many other items.
Skeleton Festival - Harrisonburg, VA - Oct 19, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Trick-or-treat at local businesses from 2-4pm, and dont miss the spooky (but not too spooky) activities and detours scattered throughout downtown! Find even more festivities on Court Square, including kid, dog, and adult costume contests, weird science lab, tarot card readings, wacky shacks, goober globs and, of course, whisker biscuits.
Oktoberfest at Bryce Resort - Mt Jackson, VA - Oct 19, 2019
music, drinks, food, and more!
Mountain Lake Oktoberfest - Pembroke, VA - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2019
A Bavarian Bash and Harvest Festival with German food and beer, live music and family friendly entertainment. Reservations required. $10 cover charge.
Intellectual Disabilities Agency of the NRV Oktoberfest - Floyd, VA - Oct 26, 2019
A beautiful fall evening in the Blue Ridge mountains filled with songs, great food, fantastic brews & CHEER! Enjoy the Oktoberfest Dinner Show with The Sauerkraut Band, who is well known for their traditional German music! The event barn at Chantilly Farm will be transformed into a folksy biergarten so dress in your finest lederhosen and dirndl (optional of course), and celebrate the evening with friends new and old! Family friendly, fun for all ages!
Harrisonburg Veteran’s Parade - Harrisonburg, VA - Nov 10, 2019
Hundreds of veterans, veterans organizations, clubs, civic organizations and regional companies participated in the parade.
Lockn-Interlocking Music Festival - Arrington, VA - Jul 19 to Jul 21, 2020
Canceled for 2021, with automatic refunds already processed to all ticketholders…Craft vendors, beer and food, artisan stage and other activities accompany a music festival on the Oak Ridge Estate in Arrington.
Seniors Gala - Virginia Beach, VA - Sep 2, 2020
Canceled for 2021, check back for information about the 2022 date. Normally: Dance to the big band’s music, eat food at the buffet, sip on cocktails, and have a fantastic evening at the Virginia Beach Convention Center Ballroom.
Taste of the Mountains Street Festival - Madison, VA - Sep 5, 2020
One of the area’s top festivals since 1992. It features wine tasting, great foods, civil war reenactment, and craftsmen. There will be arts and crafts, bands, ranging from alternative rock to folk music and bluegrass. The Madison County High Marching Band will also be playing along with many individual vendors in their booths as well. Good fun for the whole family.
Bluegrass by the Bay - Gloucester, VA - Sep 9 to Sep 13, 2020
Bluegrass festival with over 20 bands, inclusive of East Coast Band Competition. Potluck dinner on Wednesday night. 24/7 friendly parking lot picking. Music held under covered pavilion, bring your lawn chair. Camping available.
Nothin’ Fancy Bluegrass Festival - Buena Vista, VA - Sep 17 to Sep 19, 2020
A lineup of special guests and the bluegrass band Nothin’ Fancy, held at Glen Maury Park. Bring your own chair and enjoy the food vendors on site!
Paley Music Festival - Richmond, VA - Sep 18 to Sep 20, 2020
Canceled for 2021, will return in 2022. Normally: Lineup to be announced, but expect unique instruments, such past series have utilized instruments such as Blunther pianos and a 1690 Goffredo Cappa violin. A music series since 1998.
Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life – Metro DC - Leesburg, VA - Sep 20, 2020
Going virtual for 2020. Normally: CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with different route options. From breakfast to the cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops every 10-12 miles, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way.
South Boston Harvest Festival - South Boston, VA - Sep 26, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Celebrate fall in South Central Halifax County with fun for both adults and kids.
Grape Stomp Harvest Festival - Wise, VA - Sep 26, 2020
Hayrides through the vineyard, homemade luncheon, our grape stomp contest, take a selfie with Elvis or Mac the Bear and be sure to bring the kids for this once a year festival of fun! See how wine is made, have a tasting and enjoy a glass of your favorite MountainRose Vineyard Wine or Hard Cider! Free face painting, bocce ball, corn-hole and sidewalk art. Decorate your own cookies, get some cotton candy and make a caramel apple! Tastings, tours & stomp your own grapes
Brew N Que - Cape Charles, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 4, 2020
Sample over 15 craft beers. Indulge in the Eastern Shore’s famous Ed Bell oysters and clams. Pig out on BBQ and the fixings, and enjoy live music!
Richmond Oktoberfest - Richmond, VA - Oct 2 to Oct 3, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: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.
Newport News Fall Festival of Folklife - Newport News, VA - Oct 3 to Oct 4, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Arts/crafts, entertainment, children’s activities and food that attracts 70,000 annually.
Brew at the Zoo - Roanoke, VA - Oct 3, 2020
This relaxing event will give guests the opportunity to see the animals and the view from the mountain while enjoying cold beer from this year’s participating brewery. Musical entertainment will be provided as well. Plus, youll want to bring your appetite with you and get some tasty dinner at this year’s participating food truck!
Martinsville Oktoberfest Arts and Crafts Festival - Martinsville, VA - Oct 3, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Oktoberfest is a family friendly event, held annually for the past 40 years. This event has live music, craft and food vendors, a beer garden, and children’s activities
Northampton Agricultural County Fair - Machipongo, VA - Oct 3, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: This family friendly event is free and open to the public. Competitions for the public will be skillet throwing and pie eating. Watch your favorite local celebrities in the oyster shucking and tractor driving contests. Enter the pecan pie, sweet potato pie and sweet potato biscuit contests. Local farm machinery companies have their newest equipment on display. The Antique Tractor Club also has their tractors on display and then there is a parade. Come see how firefighters, EMTs and the local electric company get their everyday jobs done with their machinery. There will be farming education for all ages and from all different organization. Local vendors will be selling their local goods
Brambleton Fall Fest - Brambleton, VA - Oct 3, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 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.
Peak Leaf Music and Brewers Festival - Middletown, VA - Oct 3, 2020
Come for a day of live music, local brews, local merchants, and local food trucks; all for a great cause
Oktoberfest Winchester - Winchester, VA - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2020
The annual Oktoberfest will bring German music, dancing and much more to Old Town Winchester! This event is expected to be just as big and exciting as last year. 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.
Richland Fall Festival and Chili Cook-Off - Richlands, VA - Oct 10, 2020
Chili cook-off competition, car show, live music, games and goodies for all the children
Mountain Day Festival - Buena Vista, VA - Oct 10, 2020
Every October, on the second Saturday, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Buena Vista is the location for Mountain Day, an annual celebration of the culture, traditions, history and natural beauty of our area , the surrounding mountains and the Shenandoah Valley. It is held in downtown Buena Vista on Magnolia Avenue between 20th & 22nd Streets. It focuses on the traditional “lost arts,” with live skill demonstrations & informational displays, as well as arts & crafts, continuous live music and entertainment, a local history exhibit, antique farm machinery, children’s activities, food, fun, and much more. Admission is free.
Virginia Wine and Garlic Festival - Amherst, VA - Oct 10 to Oct 11, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Always a Stinkin’ Good Time! This popular event is held at Rebec Vineyards. It features live music, arts, crafts, tastings, and over 150 arts and craft vendors. This is Virginia’s largest agricultural festival.
Festival of Leaves - Front Royal, VA - 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
Poquoson Seafood Festival - Poquoson, VA - Oct 16 to Oct 18, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: 2 stages of live entertainment, plus workboat races on the Chesapeake Bay kick-off the festival. Plenty of fresh seafood and arts & crafts.
Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival - Hampton, VA - Oct 17 to Oct 18, 2020
Each year the City of Hampton ushers in the fall season at the Bluebird Gap Farm Fall Festival. The event, held rain or shine, will include awesome activities and events like punkin chunkin, live entertainment, happy hay rides, and more! There will also be craft beer and food available for purchase. Best of all, the event is free and open to the public
Virginia Beach Craft Beer Festival - Virginia Beach, VA - Oct 17 to Oct 18, 2020
The festival is under a huge tent right on the beach. More than 80 vendors and more 50 craft brews from over 25 breweries, plus live entertainment. 21+ event.
Trails and Ales - Richmond, VA - Oct 17, 2020
Calling all beer drinkers with a trail running problem for the annual Trails & Ales trail run and beer festival! Runners will have two distance options to choose from before finishing at the beer festival, where local craft brews, music, and good friends await!
Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games - Richmond, VA - Oct 24 to Oct 25, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Celebrate Celtic heritage with highland games, fiddle competitions, Gaelic songs, hurling and other athletics, musuc and food, whisky tasting and more.
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