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. Explore all the great fall festivals that Northern Virginia has to offer!  For even more seasonal fun - check out our full seasonal calendar of events!

September in Northern Virginia

Kick off fall with fun fairs & festivals in September!

Mount Vernon Colonial Market and Fair
Mount Vernon Colonial Market and Fair

KORUS Festival
September 10-11

A celebration of the Korean American way of life, Korean heritage & culture, and the beauty of America’s diversity.

Falls Church Fall Festival
September 17
This family-fun event features The Taste of Falls Church, a beer garden, live music, children's entertainment, and booths from local crafters, businesses, and civic organizations. 

Mount Vernon Colonial Market and Fair
September 17- 18 
Colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares on the grounds of George Washington's estate. 

Cox Farms Fall Festival Kick-Off
Kick-Off Weekend September 17 - 18, then Thursdays through Mondays September 24 through November 7, plus Tuesday, November 8, 2022.
Northern Virginia's largest and most famous Fall Festival celebrating more than 40 years of fun! Giant slides, famous hayrides, rope swings, farm animals, cornfield adventures, apples & cider, food, and over 90 acres of fun! 

Reston Multicultural Festival 
September 17
New location for 2022 - Reston Town Square Park. The Reston Multicultural Festival is a celebration of the diversity and community spirit that is found in Reston. This annual event brings together the people of Reston to celebrate our rich medley of cultures. 

October in Northern Virginia

Halloween is always full of fun and frights but there is so much more to do in October in Fairfax than just Halloween!

Cox Farms pumpkin patchCox Farms Fall Festival

Vienna Oktoberfest
October 1

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

October 2

During MPAartfest, McLean Central Park is transformed into a lively landscape of mini art galleries showcasing and offering for sale the work of juried artists from throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
October 7-9
Taste unlimited samples of wines from Virginia's finest wineries. Bring a blanket and relax on the east lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River as you enjoy wines made in Virginia.

City of Fairfax Fall Festival
October 8

Enjoy more than 400 arts, crafts, information, food & gourmet food vendors, children’s activities and three stages of music and entertainment for all ages.

Clifton Day Festival
October 9 

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

George Washington's Mount Vernon Fall Harvest Festival
October 22 - 23 

Celebrate the crisp autumn season with 18th-century activities & demonstrations at the Farm at Mount Vernon. 


November in Northern Virginia

Holidays are on the way! There’s so much to do in November to celebrate.

Meadowlark Winter Walk of Lights - Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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

Bull Run Festival of Lights and Holiday Village
Mid-November - early January
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.

Keep checking back for more information as more festivals are constantly being added to our calendar of events!