The end of August today means the end of summer and the beginning of fall is upon us.
With the upcoming change of seasons, we’ve compiled 14 upcoming fall events in Arlington and Northern Virginia.
Great Country Farms (34345 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont)
September may mean back to school for many, but at Great Country it means back to the farm for freshly squeezed cider and apple picking. Celebrate all things apple with apple picking, their award-winning apple cider donuts, and a romp around their 12-acre playground. On Saturdays and Sundays, they add live music, marshmallow roasting, pig racing, and cider demonstrations.
Manassas Museum Lawn (9101 Prince William Street, Manassas)
Historic downtown Manassas will host its 11th annual band, beer, and barbecue festival, with a chance to ride a mechanical bull and try your hand at ax throwing. Put those throwing skills to work and compete in a fun cornhole competition with a chance to win a trophy. Of course, there will be plenty of food and drink, with live bands throughout the event.
Gateway Park (1300 Langston Blvd., Arlington)
Jazz is back in Rosslyn. Starting at 1 p.m., Rosslyn brings a diverse lineup of four bands to the stage: Cimafunk, Mwenso & The Shakes, Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio and Groove Orchestra. Jazz Fest is FREE and registration is not required but strongly encouraged (capacity limits are in place).
Dulles International Airport (1 Saarinen Circle, Dulles)
The Dulles Day Festival & Plane Pull (presented by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and United Airlines) is back on the ropes September 17 at Dulles Airport. There will be a wide variety of food options available, as well as to further support Special Olympics Virginia.
Drew Elementary and John Robinson Jr. Town Square (2406 Shirlington Rd., Arlington)
“It’s a new day, in Green Valley!” The Green Valley Civic Association will be hosting a fun day out for the whole family. It will include a community talent showcase, games and activities, live music, food and more.
Reston Town Square Park (11900 Market St., Reston)
Reston town center will be filled with color, music and culture at Reston Town Square Park. It’s a celebration of Reston’s diversity and community spirit. Family, friends and neighbors are entitled to music, entertainment, clothing and cultural treasures.
Mount Vernon (3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon)
Admire the sights and sounds of the market on Mount Vernon’s 12-acre grounds. Chat with colonial artisans selling traditional food and crafts, listen to live colonial-era music, watch expert artisans demonstrate period craft techniques, and see General Washington in the General’s tent.
8. Bluemont Fair (10 a.m.-5 p.m. September 17 and 18)
Bluemont Community Center (33846 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont)
Stroll through the 200-year-old village nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Browse their crafts and sample local wine, beer, and music, while learning about the history and traditions of the Bluemont region. Children can enjoy free games at the children’s fair and visit the petting zoo.
Cox Farms (15621 Braddock Road, Centreville)
The annual Cox Farms Fall Festival returns in 2022. Northern Virginia’s largest fall festival offers fun and attractions for the whole family: slides, swings, wagon rides, corn maze, petting zoo , etc.
10. Clarendon Day (11am-6pm September 24)
Clarendon Subway (3100 block of Clarendon Blvd, Arlington)
Music, food, art and fun for the whole family – Clarendon Day is one of Arlington’s most beloved street festivals. There will be multiple music stages, a large children’s area, arts and crafts vendors, commercial and non-profit exhibitors (from Clarendon and area), food from local and regional restaurants, craft beers, Virginia wines, etc.
New District Brewing Company (2709 S. Oakland St., Arlington)
The New District Brewing Company is proud to present the fourth annual Valley Fest street festival. ValleyFest is a collaboration and celebration of Four Mile Run Valley arts and local businesses. Enjoy community arts, music, beer and the Kidz Zone, plus food and dessert trucks.
Occoquan Historic District (314 Mill Street, Occoquan)
Held on the streets of historic Occoquan, the Fall Arts & Crafts Show will feature two action-packed days of a diverse array of over 200 artisans, makers and designers in over 20 categories (including bath and body, beautiful -arts, home decor, jewelry, clothing, gourmet food and pet accessories). There will be live music in the beer and wine garden, kids can stop at Imagination Alley to create art, and you can add your creativity to a 32-foot mural.
Mosaic District (2905 District Avenue, Fairfax)
September is the last chance for old school classic roller skating at the Mosaic District outdoor rink. Mosaic Skateland invites you to get up, dance and celebrate a spin around the rink for the ultimate disco revival.
Rosslyn (N. Meade and Lynn and Ft. Myer and Fairfax Drives streets, Arlington)
With its start and finish in Arlington, the Marine Corps Marathon offers a journey through the nation’s most recognizable landmarks. The Arrival Festival is open to everyone and features food, drink, music and giveaways.