2024 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 Northern Virginia, and specifically Fairfax County, are a great time with the family, friends or even for a solo outing. Join in on the fall fun with lots of exciting games, community building, and your favorite fall-themed drinks of course! Explore all the great fall festivals and fall festival attractions that Northern Virginia has to offer! For even more seasonal fun - check out our full seasonal calendar of events to see if there are any fall festivals this weekend or start making plans today!

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September Fall Festivals in Northern Virginia

Kick off fall with fun fairs & festivals in September!

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


Mount Vernon Colonial Market and Fair
September 16- 17 
Colonial-attired artisans demonstrate 18th-century crafts and sell traditional wares on the grounds of George Washington's estate.

(Most Famous in Northern Virginia!) Cox Farms Fall Festival Kick-Off
Kick-Off Weekend September 16 - 17, then Thursdays through Mondays September 23 through November 6, plus Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
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! 

Celebrate Virginia 
September 16

Tysons Corner Center is hosting an event to celebrate our home state! Come and enjoy live music, make your mark in painting a community mural, and walk away with a unique souvenir crafted by Made in Fairfax.   

Falls Church Festival
September 23

Discover Falls Church at this family-fun event that features The Taste of Falls Church, a beer garden, live music, children's entertainment, and booths from local crafters, businesses, and civic organizations.

Reston Multicultural Festival 
September 23
Reston Town Square Park with performances in the Pavilion and 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. 

Mosaic District's Annual Fall Festival
September 23-24
Live entertainment and musical performances. FRESHFARM Farmers Market with 50+ vendors. URBNmarket: A unique market of 90 handmade and vintage vendors. Beer Garden from Caboose Brewing Company and Wine Garden. Family friendly activities, entertainment, and much more!

October Fall Festivals 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 Farm Fall Festival- Family Friendly
Cox Farms Fall Festival

October 1

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 6-8
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. Make sure you check out all the wineries that Fairfax has to offer!

Vienna Oktoberfest
October 7

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

Clifton Day Festival
October 8 

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

City of Fairfax Fall Festival
October 14

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

George Washington's Mount Vernon Fall Harvest Festival
October 21 - 22 

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

November Fall Festivals 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!

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