This is a sponsored post by Eve Thompson of Reston Real Estate. It does not reflect the opinion of Reston Now.
Summer may be winding down (OK, it’s officially over). But that doesn’t mean the fun is going to end at all. In fact, fall in Reston is the perfect time of year. You can find some great outdoor festival every weekend… and most are free. Here are five fun fall festivals in and near Reston that will keep you and your family happily entertained. Enjoy!
Cox Farms Fall Festival: Sept.26 – Nov. 3
Giant slides, a fabulous hay ride, and the chance to do some farm chores are just a few of the things that make children BEG to go to the Cox Farms Fall Festival every year (yes, even the farm chores).
There are also fresh apples, cider, live animals, pumpkins and food, and a great farmers market. It’s mega fun for the whole family. Do not miss it!
Fairfax Fall Festival: Oct. 10
For 38 years, Northern Virginians have enjoyed this family friendly street festival in the heart of the City of Fairfax. More than 400 juried crafters and food vendors will be selling their wares. Children’s activities include Touch a Truck, All American Lumberjack Show, and amusement rides. And there is musical entertainment for all ages! The best part? This festival is free.
Clifton Day Festival: Oct. 11
One day a year, the quaint town of Clifton celebrates its history in style. With 150 antique dealers, artists, bakers and other street vendors lining the town’s streets, what more could you want?
How about a train ride? Clifton Day is the only day of the year when the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) stops in town. Festival goers can take the train, which will provide roundtrip train service to Clifton from all stops between Manassas and Rolling Road. The train ride to Clifton is free and the return trip costs $5 per person (children under age two ride free).
There will also be live bands, pony rides, craft demonstrations, children’s activities, a Civil War reenactment and a wide selection of food and beverages.
Oktoberfest Reston: Oct. 10 and 11
Oktoberfest Reston is Northern Virginia’s largest outdoor fall festival, and it’s right in our back yard at Reston Town Center! Come enjoy seasonal beer and wine, food from 17 area restaurants, live entertainment, a chili cook off and the Reston Pumpkin 5K race. Live music will include traditional German tunes as well as favorites from a variety of local musicians.
Tysons Fall Harvest Festival: October 17, 18, 24, 25
Bring the kids for the second annual Tysons Fall Harvest Festival. Enjoy the Fall Harvest as you stroll through the arts and crafts booths and taste some of the fun flavors of Fall.
Special activities include lots of fun, free activities: The largest hay pyramid in DC, Petting Zoo, Bouncy Houses, Pumpkin Bowling, Kids Candy Walk, Craft Corner, and the hay maze. And for mom and dad, there will be tons of craft beers and Virginia wines to sample. All this is happening at the Lerner Town Square at the Galleria Tysons II.