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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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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 […]

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October 2016 Events in Northern Virginia and Beyond

October 2016 events mean annual Oktoberfests, pumpkin patches, art, wine, and craft festivals, and more fall fun are back in the Northern Virginia region. This month we’re also suggesting a few road trip worthy events to add to your October outings. Please see our updated October 2017 event round-up. Fort Belvoir’s Oktoberfest, Fremont Field at […]

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5 Ways to Enjoy Fall Foliage in Shenandoah National Park

October is prime time for foliage viewing in Virginia, and the magic starts on Skyline Drive, due to its higher elevations. We usually make multiple visits to view the foliage in Shenandoah National Park during Autumn to make the most of changing colors and beautiful fall weather. Here are 5 fun ways to immerse yourself in panoramic foliage views. 1. Take in Autumn Foliage From Skyline Drive   […]