Meet Fairfax County's storytellers, and then create your own travel story.
The country's most visited historic estate invites you visit and explore.
This Smithsonian museum is the sister facility to the museum on the National Mall.
Fall fun on the farm from September 24th through October 31st.
Have a frightfully good time at one of these Fairfax County Halloween events - happening throughout October.
More than 400 artists and craftspeople come to the Dulles Expo Center Oct. 21-23.
Find a pet-friendly spot in Fairfax County!
Find hotels close to a Metro station.
Looking for a hotel in a specific area? Use our handy hotel map!
When you're in the mood to dine al fresco, look no further than our list of restaurants offering a range of outdoor seating options.
Play, eat, drink, and have fun at Springfield Town Center!
Try your hand at one of our local chef’s recipes.
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From metro stations to hotels to attractions, find the map you need most.
Carry all there is to see and do right in the palm of your hand.
Check out our calendar of seasonal festivities happening around the region!
From Civil War battlefields to DC monuments, here's your guide to the area.
The urban center of Fairfax County, Tysons is a destination of its own.
Cox Farms Fall Festival

Cox Farms Fall Festival

Fall Festivals in Northern Virginia

Virginia is beautiful in the fall; colors are bountiful, the air is chilly and there is so much to do. Fall festivals in Virginia, and specifically Fairfax County, are a great time with the family, friends or even for a solo outing. Our most popular annual festivals include Virginia Wine Festival, the Fall for Fairfax KidsFest, Farm Harvest Days, and the Northern Virginia Fall BrewFest. Explore all the great fall festivals that Northern Virginia has to offer!


Herndon Labor Day Festival - Virginia wine tastings, craft beers, great music, a craft show, outstanding sponsors, delicious food vendors and lawn games. 

Lake Anne Jazz Festival - Free, family friendly, all-day event that showcases a variety of talented regional and national jazz & blues artists.

Virginia Wine Festival - Virginia's "Oldest Wine Festival" featuring over 40 VA Wineries, delicious concessions and musical entertainment.

Mount Vernon Colonial Market and Fair - Colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares on the grounds of George Washington's estate. 

Falls Church Fall Festival - Features include live entertainment, pony rides, children's amusements, crafters, businesses and civic organizations, and cuisine from city kitchens.

Workhouse Fall Arts Festival - Over 100 of the nation’s best artists will exhibit their original fine art and unique fine crafts at the Workhouse Arts Center.


Cox Farms Fall Festival - Northern Virginia's largest and most famous Fall Festival celebrating more than 40 years of fun!

Fall for Fairfax KidsFest - Exciting, interactive and educational programs, entertainment and activities designed for families with elementary and pre-K aged children.

Vienna Oktoberfest - Come to historic Church Street and enjoy beer, wine, food, music, vendors, kids activities, and free admission!

Oktoberfest Reston - Features Oktoberfest-themed entertainment throughout the day, including traditional Bavarian food, drink, music, and fun for the whole family.

Fort Belvoir Oktoberfest - Oktoberfest is a four-day festival that highlights authentic German cuisine, beverages, music, and dancing.

City of Fairfax Fall Festival -  Enjoy over 400 arts, crafts, food & gourmet food vendors, children’s activities and three stages of music and entertainment for all ages.

Clifton Day - Festival includes arts and crafts, antiques, demonstrations, the Town Market, live music, children’s activities and lots of good food.

Northern Virginia Fall Brewfest - Craft beer sampling festival, providing a great opportunity to try fall, winter and holiday seasonal beers from local and regional breweries.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm Autumn Market Fair - Enjoy the splendor of autumn with crisp local apples, warm savory meat pies and hearty breads while Market Fair entertainers, tradesmen, and the militia amuse and educate you. 


Bull Run Festival of Lights and Holiday Village - Every year from Thanksgiving until just after New Year’s Day, you can experience the Bull Run Festival of Lights, 2.5 miles of illuminated holiday light displays.

Meadowlark Gardens Winter Walk of Lights - Every year from mid-November until just after New Year’s Day, the garden is transformed into a half-mile, animated walk of lights.

Holiday's are Here! Celebration at Reston Town Center - Reston Holiday Parade, tree lighting, and much more.

Fairs and Festivals

Seasonal Fun

Celebrate the season by visiting us during special holiday celebrations, taking in our one-of-a-kind attractions, or attending our epic festivals and special events found only in the region. More
Mount Vernon - Hat and Whistle Boy

Family-Friendly Fairfax

Immerse your children in activities that stimulate their imagination. With so much fascinating history in Fairfax County, you can bet they’ll have fun while they learn. More
Storytellers Video Series

Storytellers Video Series

Every destination has a story. Meet Fairfax County's storytellers and then create your own travel story. More