The kids may be back in school, but the family fun continues! With the weather cooling down and the leaves changing colors, fall is on its way. Plenty of festivals and events are coming up that you don’t want to miss!
One of the biggest events of the year is, of course, the Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival! This will be the Rotary Club of Winchester’s 42nd year hosting this event. It spans two days, September 16th & 17th, and is held at the Frederick County Fairgrounds. Allison got to speak with Darla McCrary to get the inside scoop on one of the biggest events in Winchester! Check out her blog post to read all about it here.
Are you looking to stay around the Leesburg area? No problem! Friday, September 29th, kicks off the Fall Festival at Temple Hall Farm Park! The only 20-acre corn maize on the East Coast? Count me in! Some of the activities going on there include farm tours and animal exhibits, a corn box, pig races, pumpkin blasters, and more. It all begins on Opening Day – the 29th – but continues throughout November 7th. Plenty of time to get out and celebrate the autumn season!
Halfway between Harrisonburg and Winchester sits the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds – the spot of Shenandoah Autumnfest! Starting at 11:30 am on Saturday, October 14th, in Woodstock, VA, you can have a blast at this festival! Over 25 food and beverage vendors, and over 40 arts and crafts vendors means there is plenty to see and do. If you’re looking to make a day of it, purchase a Tasting Ticket! For only $20, you will get a souvenir tasting glass and the opportunity to try samples of more than 25 beers, whiskeys, and regional wines.
We love this time of year at Mackintosh Fruit Farm! From picking apples, to the pumpkin patch, to the corn maze, there is endless fun to be had at the farm! If you want to try something new this October, you should check out their Apple Butter Day and 10K Run. Register for the 10K today and start preparing for a beautiful run through the trail around the farm. When the race is over, there will be a post-race party with tons of food, music, and even awards! Stick around to have a full day of fun at the Apple Butter Festival.
Massanutten Resort is hosting their Fall Festival on October 14th. They’ve got three awesome bands lined up, plus food vendors, beer and wine on deck, and of course – activities planned for the kids! The event is rain or shine, so make sure to be prepared. All proceeds benefit the McGaheysville and Elkton Fire and Rescue Squads, so come out to enjoy a fun day with your family for a great cause!
A classic for the fall is Oktoberfest! Bryce Resort in Basye, VA, is throwing their annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 21st. Admission is free – yup! There will be traditional German sausages, Bavarian pretzels, a German beer garden, and more. Kids can have a blast painting pumpkins and jumping around in the castle bounce!
There is so much to do and see this fall season, and we hope you can enjoy as much of it as possible! Remember to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest events, festivals, and activities in the area!