Seasonal Fun - Fall Festivals

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September 6, Saturday
ORANGE STREET FESTIVAL
Orange County Chamber of Commerce.
Held in the center of downtown Orange, this annual festival features food, crafts, local businesses displaying their wares and a great atmosphere for all. Main Street in Orange.  10am-6pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-5216. 
 
September 6, Saturday
POOCHAPALOOZA-CHARLOTTESVILLE
The Table Food Company.
A celebration of all-things-dog! Games, contests, and prizes. Adoptable pooches waiting for new homes. A pet groomer and local vet will be on site offering vaccinations. Tonsler Park.  12pm.  $FREE.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Michele Graham.  Email: michele@thetablefoodcompany.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 825-3819. 
 
September 7, Sunday
2ND ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF THE FIG
Cooper Vineyards.
Tasting of fig dishes from local growers and other heirloom vegetables. Live music too. Cooper Vineyards.  Directions: 13372 Shannon Hill Road, Louisa.  12-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-894-5474. 
 
September 12-13
HERITAGE HARVEST FESTIVAL
Monticello and the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.
The Heritage Harvest Festival is an annual celebration of gardening, sustainable agriculture and local food, held at the home of Thomas Jefferson. Come by for tastings, workshops, hands-on demonstrations and a variety of tours and exhibits. Kid's activities run all day. Extra fee for premium workshops & lectures. West Lawn of Monticello.  $Various costs.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 984-9800. 
 
September 13, Saturday
AUTISM AWARENESS FESTIVAL
AGM Events.
Wine tasting, live music, craft and food vendors, silent auction, facepainting, games and more. Benefits Moss-Nuckols Elementary School Autism Program. Weston Farm Vineyard and Winery.  Directions: 206 Harris Creek Rd, Louisa VA.  11am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Contact: Angie Gerald-McPherson.  Email: info@agmevents.net. For more info call: 540-223-8484. 
 
September 13, Saturday
PAC'N THE STREETS FESTIVAL
Staunton Performing Arts Center.
This nostalgic, family-friendly street fair includes food vendors, artisan booths, strolling street performers and children's activities. Staunton Performing Arts Center area.  Directions: East Beverly Street between Market and Augusta.  10am-5pm.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-885-3211. 
 
September 13, Saturday
QUACKIN' DOWN THE JAMES DUCK DERBY
Scottsville Lions Club.
Part of Scottsville Community Day activities. Buy a duck for $5 and watch it race down the James River. Prizes for first and second place. Proceeds go to Lions Club eyeglasses and hearing aid distribution. Public boat landing, downtown Scottsville.  Contact: Buddy Brochu.  For more info call: 434-831-2318. 
 
September 12-14, Friday- Sunday
SOMERSET STEAM & GAS PASTURE PARTY
Somerset Steam & Gas.
This family-friendly event features antique tractors, a tractor pull, flea market, cloggers, arts & crafts, live bands and delicious food! Fairfield View Dairy Farm.  Directions: Route 231, Somerset.  $7/day or $10/3-day pass.  Email: info@somersetsteamandgas.org. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-672-3429. 
 
September 20, Saturday
GO GREEN FEST
Dixon Disposal and Snow's Garden Center.
Doggies and kitties from the Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA will be on hand for cuddling and petting and adopting. Free food and drinks, games, bounce house and giveaways to all of the attendees. Snow's Garden Center.  Directions: 875 Avon Street Extended.  10am-2pm.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link. 
 
September 27, Saturday
18TH ANNUAL CHARLOTTESVILLE VEGETARIAN FESTIVAL
This festival is one of the oldest and most well established of its kind and attracts up to 6,000 attendees each year. Lee Park .  Directions: 201 East Market Street, near Central Library.  11am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@cvillevegfest.org. For details, please click this link. 
 
September 27, Saturday
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Harrisonburg International Festival.
A day of family fun that celebrates the many cultures that make up the Harrisonburg community featuring international foods, musical talent and dance, creative folk art, language and intercultural learning opportunities and the World Bazaar featuring traditional folk art. Hillandale Park, Harrisonburg.  12-6pm.  $Free.  All ages welcome.  Special Needs Accommodation: Handicapped Accessible  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-433-6228. 
 
September 27 & 28, Saturday & Sunday
APPLE HARVEST AND APPLE BUTTER MAKING FESTIVAL
Drumheller's Orchard.
Take the family on a hayride and enjoy a wide selection of apples and cider, country music, moonbounce, sand art, pumpkin patch, corn maze, crafts and food. Kids will love trying their luck with the old-fashioned apple slingshot! Drumheller's Orchard.  Directions: 1130 Drumheller Orchard Lane, Lovingston.  9am-5pm.  All ages welcome.  Email: webcontact@drumhellersorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 263-5036. 
 
September 27 & 28, Saturday & Sunday
FALL INTO FUN FESTIVAL
Chiles Peach Orchard.
Welcome Autumn with lots of fun activities! Watch apple butter being made the old-fashioned way, enjoy wagon rides, play games, enjoy good food, pick your own apples and pumpkins and more! Chiles Peach Orchard.  9am-6pm Saturday, 10am-5pm Sunday.  $Free admission; some activities have a fee.  Email: info@chilespeachorchard.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 823-1583. 
 
September 28, Sunday
FOXFIELD FAMILY DAY AT THE RACES
Foxfield.
In addition to the steeplechase races, there will be Bounce-N-Play, pony rides and the Kid to Kid Children's Tent for the kids. This year's beneficiary will be the American Red Cross. Foxfield.  Directions: Old Garth Road. Enter through East Gate.  10am-5pm.  $Ticket prices vary (see website); free for kids 8 & under.  All ages welcome.  Reservations are required.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 293-9501. 
 
September 26-28, Friday-Sunday
MISTY MOUNTAIN MUSIC FESTIVAL
Misty Mountain Music Festival.
The 4th Annual Misty Mountain Music Festival showcases original Virginia-based bands alongside local businesses and artisans. This family-friendly camping event offers something for all ages as you sit back and relax to the areas best folk, bluegrass, country and rock! Misty Mountain Camp Resort, Greenwood.  $donations.  Email: john@mistymountainmusicfestival.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 888-647-8900. 
 
September 28, Sunday
WVPT FESTIVAL OF FAMILY FUN
WVPT.
This fun family event will feature games, activities, entertainment, healthy snacks, storytelling and free new and used books for each child. Plus, say hello to Cubby the WVPT Bear and his PBS Kids friends! CharlottesvilleFamily is a proud sponsor. John Paul Jones Arena.  12-3pm.  $Free.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-437-2462. 
 
September 26-October 5
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, Caroline County.  Directions: I-95 exit 98 next to Kings Dominion.  see website for event times.  $Ticket prices vary; check website.  All ages welcome.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 804-994-2800 . 
 
September 6-October 26
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: 3064 Hartland Lane, Markham.  $10; free for 3 & under.  For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 540-533-6901. 
 
September 13-November 2
LIBERTY MILLS FARM CORN MAZE
Liberty Mills Farm.
Get lost in Central Virginia's largest corn maze. Admission includes puzzles within the maze, hay rides (when operating) and activities/games. Liberty Mills Farm.  Directions: 9166 Liberty Mills Road, Somerset.  $10 for ages 5 & up, free for 4 & under.  All ages welcome.  Email: info@libertymillsfarm.com. For details, please click this link.  For more info call: 882-6293. 
 

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