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 itself runs 10 different markets throughout the year, and there are several other community-run markets each week as well.

As the year winds down, here’s a reminder of where to find the freshest produce and yummy local goods at Fairfax County farmers markets. Plus, keep reading for the rundown on October’s Fall Harvest Celebration, happening at several of the local markets.

Farmers Markets

Ending in October

Kingstowne Farmers Market
Last day: October 25
Fridays, 4pm – 7pm, Kingstowne Towne Center near Giant

Vienna Farmers Market
Last day: October 26
Saturdays, 8am – 12pm, Vienna Community Center

Fairfax City Community Farmers Market
Last day(s): October 20 and October 26
Saturdays, 8am – 1pm and Sundays, 10am – 2pm, Page Avenue

Wakefield Farmers Market
Last day: October 30
Wednesdays, 2pm – 6pm, Wakefield Park
 

Ending in November

Annandale Farmers Market
Last day: November 7
Thursdays, 8am – 12pm, Mason District Park

Chantilly/Community Foodworks
Last day: November 11
Thursdays, 3:30pm – 7pm, St. Veronica Catholic Church

Oak Marr Farmers Market
Last day: November 13
Wednesdays, 8am – 12pm, Oak Marr Recreation Center

Herndon Farmers Market
Last day: November 14
Thursdays, 8am – 12:30pm, Old Town Center by Red Caboose

McLean Farmers Market
Last day: November 15
Fridays, 8am – 12pm, Lewinsville Park

Lorton Farmers Market
Last day: November 17
Sundays, 9am – 1pm, VRE parking lot in Lorton

Tysons/Community Foodworks
Last day: November 17
Sundays, 10am – 1pm, Tysons Corner Center

Springfield/Community Foodworks
Last day: November 23
Saturdays, 10am – 2pm, Springfield Town Center

Reston/Community Foodworks
Last day: November 27
Wednesdays & Saturdays, 3pm – 7pm, St. Johns Neuman Catholic Church


Ending in December

Reston/Lake Anne Farmers Market
Last day: December 7
Saturdays, 8am – 12pm, Lake Anne Village Center

Mount Vernon Farmers Market
Last day: December 18
Wednesdays, 8am – 12pm, Sherwood Library

Burke Farmers Market
Last day: December 21
Saturdays, 8am – 12pm, VRE parking lot in Burke

Mosaic FRESHFARM Market
Last day: December 29
Sundays, 9:30am – 2:30pm, Mosaic District


Year-Round

Falls Church Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8am/9am – 12pm, City Hall

Great Falls Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9am – 1pm, Great Falls Village Center (summer) and Great Falls Grange (winter)

NOVA Central Farm Market
Sundays, 8:30am/9am – 1pm, George C. Marshall High School

Oakton/Community Foodworks
Saturdays, 9am – 1pm, Unity of Fairfax Church

 

Fall Harvest Celebration at Participating Markets

Fall Harvest Celebration
Image courtesy Fairfax Farm Markets

Enjoy the best of both worlds—the last of the summer harvest such as tomatoes, peppers, and peaches, plus fall favorites such as butternut squash, greens, and pumpkins at the free Fairfax County Farmers Markets Fall Harvest Celebration. Kids are invited to paint pumpkins, play fall harvest bingo, and show off their costumes. Talk to farmers about their growing methods, animal welfare practices, and how their products are made. Gift basket drawings are also a plus! Supplies limited, so arrive early!

Here’s where to find the Celebration(s):

Friday, October 25
Kingstowne Farmers Market

In the Giant parking lot, 5870 Kingstowne Towne Center, 4pm – 7pm

Wednesday, October 30
Wakefield Farmers Market

Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road, 2pm – 6pm

 

Many of these markets will be back up in the spring, so if you can’t stop by before the end of the year, keep tabs on our site for when they reopen in 2020. Or hit one of the abovementioned year-round markets while you wait!

What is your favorite product to pick up at a local farmers market? Tell us in the comments below or join the conversation on social at #FXVA or @VisitFairfax. Happy shopping!