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Things to do and special events to celebrate fall and the return of Autumn colors to the Virginia and Washington DC region.

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Halloween 2017: Northern Virginia Scares Fun and Trick-or-treating

Halloween 2017 in Northern Virginia is a fun mix of spooky and not-so-spooky events plus trick-or-treating hosted by local businesses and towns. Events are listed below in three groups: scary fun throughout October, not-so-scary family fun throughout the month, and trick-or-treating options for the weekend leading up to Halloween 2017. Halloween 2017 Scary October Fun […]

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October 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

October 2017 events bring pumpkin patches, Oktoberfests, art, wine, and craft festivals, and more fall fun back to the Northern Virginia region. Cooler weather and autumn foliage offer a beautiful backdrop to fun celebrations all month long, leading to a spooky finish as Halloween approaches. Fort Belvoir’s Oktoberfest, Fremont Field at Fort Belvoir, Sep 28 […]

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Northern Virginia Fall Foliage: Best Places to See Fall Colors In the Region

Find the best places to see Northern Virginia fall foliage, for locals and visitors seeking beautiful autumn colors and fun outings near Washington DC. The fall foliage season in the Northern Virginia area usually peaks in mid October, but timing varies depending on weather. Fortunately, Northern Virginia has a range of elevations, extending the foliage season. […]

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2017 Pumpkin Patch Fun in Northern Virginia

2017 pumpkin patch fun returns to Northern Virginia with slides, tunnels, swings, corn mazes, and Autumn festivals guaranteeing happy times for all. From the multi-acre, happy mayhem of Cox Farms, to the laid-back pumpkin displays at local garden centers, there is a fun fall experience for every age. Many garden centers offer a scaled down, more accessible version […]

Lovettsville Oktoberfest

September 2017 Events in Northern Virginia

September 2017 events in Northern Virginia are packed into every weekend so it’s going to be tough deciding where to enjoy your fun. Labor Day brings a close to summer break, then many annual festivals return with great gatherings and the start of fall fun. Labor Day Weekend Fun in Northern Virginia, Sep 2 – 4 Celebrate the last long weekend […]

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Farmers Markets 2017 in Northern Virginia: Shop Local, Eat Fresh

Bookmark our great big list of Northern Virginia Farmers Markets 2017 Spring to shop local and eat fresh all week long. We love spring for the warm weather, outdoor fun, and beautiful blossoms it brings. Best of all, spring means local fruit, flowers, and produce are returning to farmers markets on the way to our table. Fairfax County Farmers Markets 2017 Wednesday […]

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November 2016 Events in Northern Virginia

November 2016 events in Northern Virginia mark the transition from pumpkins and fall fun to holiday parades and winter festivals. We’ve round up a month of local events to entertain every age and interest. Events are listed in order of opening date. Fall Gallery Walk, Manassas, Nov 4 The merchants of Historic Downtown Manassas will display paintings, photography, and pottery by local […]

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Halloween 2016: October Spooks and Scares in Northern Virginia

Halloween 2016 returns to Northern Virginia with spooky and not-so-spooky favorites plus trick-or-treating hosted by local businesses and towns. Events are listed below in three groups: scary fun throughout October, not-so-scary family fun throughout the month, and trick-or-treating options for Halloween weekend. Halloween 2016 Scary October Fun Cox Farms Fields of Fear, through Nov 5 Older […]

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8 More Great Fall Hikes in Virginia

We’ve rounded up 8 more great fall hikes in Virginia that deliver beautiful foliage, stream-side paths, and awesome views. Our hikes range from a Nature Preserve just outside Washington DC, to the longest vertical cascade waterfall in the East, a scenic 200 mile drive away from the capital. These fall hikes in Virginia are fun all year long, but cool temperatures and […]