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5 Local Authors (And Their Books) You Should Be Reading Now

When it comes to local authors, Fairfax County in Northern Virginia is brimming with talent. From big names in the book world like David Baldacci to lesser-known powerhouses, our literary community has something for everyone. Here are five Fairfax County authors that the booksellers at Bards Alley…

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Things to Do this November in Fairfax County

November is a transitional month for many – a change in scenery, a dip in weather, and a shift from pumpkins to turkeys to early holiday decorations. But what doesn’t change in November in Fairfax County is the multitude of events, activities, and entertainment options happening all month long…

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6 Hidden Forts Around Fairfax County

From the American Revolution and Civil War to remote parks where spies exchanged information, Fairfax County has been home to history and intrigue since its founding in 1742. Our first president lived here. Battles were fought here. Military museums and memorials surround us. And aircraft from every…

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Where to See Professional Theatre in Fairfax County

There are many things that make Fairfax County special - from its rich history to the abundance of natural landscapes. However, one special aspect that shouldn't be our "best-kept secret" is the myriad of professional theatres here - and behind them, the busloads of talented actors, writers, set…

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Delight in a Tour of Small Town Herndon, Virginia

Since its inception in 1857, Herndon has been known as a small-town escape in the Washington, DC region. The same holds true to this day with charming antique shops, stunning nature trails, and even high tea. With affordable hotels, great restaurants, and proximity to Dulles International Airport…

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5 Fun Foliage Bike Rides in Fairfax County

The leaves are beautiful, the air is starting to get cool and crisp, the days are getting shorter, and the time to get outside is NOW. Lucky for you, Fairfax County is full of outdoor spaces to take in the beautiful foliage in all its glory. With the help of our friends at Ride & Shine Bicycling, we…

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11 Spooky Halloween Home Haunts in Fairfax County

Looking for a safe and family-friendly way to celebrate the spooky season of Halloween? Buckle up and head on out to some of the best home haunts in Fairfax County, where local residents deck out their homes with ghosts, goblins, monsters, and ghouls. Here are a few homes to add to your route, but…

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Hit These Farmers Markets Before They Close for the Season

Fall is synonymous with harvest time and there’s no better way to reap the rewards of a prosperous fall bounty than by exploring the area’s vast number of Farmers Markets. Fairfax County Government runs 10 different markets throughout the year, and there are several other independent community-run…

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Browse These Indie Bookstores in Northern Virginia

Escape to another world through literature at one of the amazing independent bookstores in Fairfax County. Better yet, pick up the latest finds from one of our talented local authors. Grab a warm cup of coffee or tea and curl up with a book that will take you on your next memorable adventure. In…

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