Seasonal Fun - Fall Festivals

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October 1, Saturday
FAMILY FUN DAY AT DUCARD VINEYARDS
DuCard Vineyards.
Games and special events for the kids! Live music and local food available for purchase too. No cover charge. DuCard Vineyards.  12-6pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: scott@ducardvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
October 2, Saturday
12TH ANNUAL FALL OYSTER FEST AT EARLY MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS
Early Mountain Vineyards & Chatham Vineyards.
Bring the whole family and enjoy a day of Early Mountain wines, various chowders, crab cakes, shrimp cocktail and, of course, plenty of oysters! Early Mountain Vineyards.  Directions: 6109 Wolftown-Hood Road, Madison.  11-6pm.  $15 adults, $5 for children, $20 week of event/at the door, $12 members.  Email: cheers@earlymountain.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-948-9005. 
 
October 1 & 2, Saturday & Sunday
19TH ANNUAL CULPEPER HARVEST DAYS FARM TOUR
Culpeper Office of Economic Development.
Fifteen area farms participate in this fun annual event! Pony rides, meeting the farm animals, hay rides, live music, horse shows, border collie demonstrations, farm and distillery tours, pumpkin patches and much more. Each farm will offer its own entertainment and events. Tour begins at Welcome Center at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises.  10am-4pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 1-2, Saturday-Sunday
FALL FIBER FESTIVAL AND SHEEP DOG TRIALS
Montpelier.
Come for fun at the 29th Annual Fall Fiber Festival featuring animal exhibits, sheep dog trials, hands-on demonstrations, a fleece sale, fiber and crafts vendors, live music, and much more! Montpelier.  Directions: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station.  10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday.  $5 adults, 16 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@fallfiberfestival.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
September 23-October 2
STATE FAIR OF VIRGINIA
State Fair of Virginia.
Come see Virginia's finest animals and agriculture, exhibits and shows, music, arts and crafts, blue ribbon competitions and more! The Meadow Event Park, Doswell.  Directions: I-95 exit 98 next to Kings Dominion.  Vary.  $Ticket prices vary.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-994-2800 . 
 
October 8, Saturday
MASSANUTTEN FALL FESTIVAL
Massanutten Resort.
Enjoy arts and crafts vendors, live music, food vendors, scenic chairlift rides, kids' activities, beer & wine garden and more! Massanutten Resort.  11:30am-5:30pm.  $Rates vary.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@massresort.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-289-9441. 
 
October 8, Saturday
OKTOBERFEST
Frontier Culture Museum.
Bring the whole family to enjoy games on the museum's German farm, traditional food and music. Adults can visit the Beer Garden in the Cochran Pavilion. Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton.  12-6pm, gates open at 11:30.  $12 adults, ages 6-12 $7, 6 and under free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-332-7850. 
 
October 8-9, Saturday & Sunday
CROZET ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Claudius Crozet Park.
CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor of this popular and fun family outing of live music, entertainment, Virginia wine and craft beer by the glass, children's activities and painting classes, food and artists and crafters showcasing their work in a wide variety of mediums for sale. Everything from pottery to puppets! Free parking. No pets permitted. Claudius Crozet Park.  10am-5:30pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  $6 adults, $5 seniors, free for 12 and under.  All ages welcome.  Email: crozetartfestival@gmail.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 326-8284. 
 
October 9, Sunday
CVILLE PIE FEST
A pie judging and tasting event, C'ville Pie Fest proceeds will go to charity. Bakers of all ages are encouraged to enter the judged pie competition. Crozet Mudhouse.  1-3pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
October 8-9, Saturday-Sunday
FALL FOLIAGE FESTIVAL ART SHOW
Shenandoah Valley Art Center.
Each October the streets of downtown Waynesboro are transformed into an impressive showcase of 150 fine artists featuring paintings, jewelry, glass, pottery, sculpture and more! Enjoy live music, craft beer and gourmet fare from the food trucks! Downtown Waynesboro.  $free admission and parking.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-466-0850. 
 
October 15, Saturday
24TH ANNIVERSARY DAY AT WALTON'S MOUNTAIN MUSEUM
Walton's Mountain Museum.
An annual celebration with bagpipes, live gospel music, children's inflatable games, horse & wagon rides, crafters and food vendors. Walton's Mountain Museum.  Directions: 6484 Rockfish River Road, Schuyler.  10am-3:30pm.  Email: waltonmt@cstone.net. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 831-2000. 
 
October 1 & 15, Saturdays
APPLE BUTTER MAKIN' FESTIVAL
Silver Creek & Seamans' Orchard.
Watch apple butter being made the old-fashioned way! Enjoy live music while kids pick pumpkins, play games, create crafts, explore the corn maze and visit with the clown. Silver Creek & Seamans' Orchard.  Directions: 5529 Crabtree Falls Hwy, Tyro.  10am-4:30pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5824. 
 
October 15, Saturday
CHILI & BREWFEST
Orange Chamber of Commerce.
Chili and craft beer tastings, area food and craft vendors, children's activities and live music! Orange County Fair Grounds, Orange.  Directions: Old Gordonsville Road.  1-7pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: finance@orangevachamber.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-5216. 
 
October 15 & 16, Saturday & Sunday
APPLE FESTIVAL AT DRUMHELLER'S
Drumheller's Orchard.
This fall's Apple Festival will offer food vendors, crafters, fresh baked goods, hayrides, apple sling shot, a corn maze, apples, apple butter, fresh cider, country hams, pumpkins, bouncy houses and a Kids' Corner! Live music both days! Drumheller's Orchard.  9am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: webcontact@drumhellersorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5036. 
 
September 24-25, October 15-16, Saturday & Sunday
APPLE FESTIVALS AT DRUMHELLER'S ORCHARD
Come enjoy apples, apple butter, apple cider, honey, country hams, cookbooks, pumpkins, baskets, baked goods and more while you take a hayride, explore the pumpkin patch, corn maze, kids zone, or try your luck at slinging an apple! Vendors will offer funnel cake, pork skins, apple dumplings, Brunswick stew etc. Drumheller's Orchard, Lovingston.  9am-5pm .  All ages welcome.  Email: info@drumhellersorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5036. 
 
October 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, Saturdays & Sundays
GRAVES MOUNTAIN APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Graves Mountain Lodge.
Enjoy the days of yesteryear watching apple butter being cooked in kettles over an open fire at one of our area's largest festivals. Pick apples and enjoy bluegrass music, cloggers, hayrides, horse rides and a craft fair with over 70 arts and crafts vendors. A hay maze and a few farm animals complete the fun. Graves Mountain Lodge, Syria.  10am-4:30pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@gravesmountain.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4231. 
 
October 22, Saturday
BLUE RIDGE FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL
Blue Ridge Institute & Museum.
Enjoy Virginia's largest celebration of authentic regional traditions with musical performances and storytelling, workshops, artisans, mule jumping, folk games, heirloom fruits and vegetables, farm machinery demos, hundreds of vintage cars, the museum's operating moonshine still and more! Ferris College, Ferrum.  Directions: 10 miles west of Rocky Mount, Va., on Rt. 40.  10am-5pm.  $10 adults, $5 ages 5-15/seniors ages 60 and older.  All ages welcome.  Email: bri@ferrum.edu. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-365-4412. 
 
October 22, Saturday
FALL HARVEST & LEAF PEEP FESTIVAL
DuCard Vineyards.
Celebrate the season with a party! Great live music from Tara Mills Band and Scuffletown, local BBQ and burgers for sale from Pig & Steak Restaurant, vineyard tours, and more. Come join the fun! No cover. DuCard Vineyards.  Directions: 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan (Madison).  11am-6pm.  $Free.  Email: scott@ducardvineyards.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-923-4206. 
 
October 22, Saturday
FIRST ANNUAL BOLD ROCK FALL FOLIAGE FEST & SEASONAL CIDER RELEASE PARTY
Bold Rock Hard Cider.
Live music, hay rides, apple bobbing, and a variety of additional fall-themed activities and delicious food from South Fork Food Truck! Bold Rock Hard Cider, Nellysford.  11am-8pm.  $Free admission.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 361-1030. 
 
September 10-October 30, Weekends
FALL FESTIVAL WEEKENDS AT HARTLAND
Hartland Farm & Orchard.
Get lost in the corn maze, root for your favorite pig in the pig races, take a hayride, ride down the 60-foot tall slide and more. Caramel apples for an extra fee. Hartland Farm & Orchard.  Directions: 3205 Hartland Lane, Markham.  10-6pm Saturday, 12-6 Sunday.  $10; free for 3 & under.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-364-2316. 
 
October 1-31
APPLE HARVEST CELEBRATION
Carter Mountain Orchard.
Join the Chiles family for music, food, hayrides, wine tastings, pumpkins, apple picking, apple butter, apple cider, apple cider donuts, apple pie, and all things apple! Carter Mountain Orchard.  8am-7pm the last 3 Saturdays in October; 9am-6pm every day.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 977-1833. 
 
October 1-31, Saturdays
FALL FAMILY FUN DAYS
Layz S Ranch.
Find lots of family fun with a hay ride, corn maze, hay maze, giant slide, corn slide, corn pit, face painting and farm animals. 2253 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Palmyra.  10-4pm.  $7 person, age 2 and under free.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@layzsranch.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 591-0898. 
 
August 27-October 31
HESS CORN MAZE AND FAMILY FUN
Back Home on the Farm.
Corn maze, pick your own pumpkin, pig races, carousel rides and more. Back Home on the Farm.  Directions: 2915 Willow Run Road, Harrisonburg.  3-7pm Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm Saturday, 12-6pm Sunday.  $8 weekdays, $10 weekends, children 2 and under free.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-442-6493. 
 
September 10-November 6
LIBERTY MILLS FARM CORN MAZE
Liberty Mills Farm.
Get lost in Central Virginia's largest corn maze of over 25-acres. Admission includes puzzles within the maze, hay rides (when operating) and activities/games. Liberty Mills Farm, Somerset.  $12 weekend, $10 weekdays, free for 4 & under.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@libertymillsfarm.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 882-6293. 
 
August-early November
PICK YOUR OWN APPLES
Dickie Brothers Orchard.
Choose from 15 kinds of apples in a scenic location. See website for harvest schedule. Dickie Brothers Orchard.  10am-5pm Monday-Sunday.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@dickiebros.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 277-5516. 
 

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