2021 Fall Events & Festivals In & Around Fredericksburg

Pumpkin Patches

Belvedere Plantation
Sept 11- Nov 7

1401 Belvedere Plantation, F’burg, 22408

This working farm celebrates the fall harvest time with pumpkin picking, bonfires, evening hayrides, and a cornfield maze! Other attractions include pedal tractors, pig races, a pumpkin mountain slide, barnyard animals, and the fun barn with giant rope swings. Food and other specialty items are sold on the premises. Open to the public on weekends and weekdays, closed Mondays.


Blue Ridge Mountain Maze
Sep. 25 – Nov 7, Times vary

165 Old Ridge Road, Lovingston, VA 22949

Five-acre corn maze, barnyard animals, hayrides, pumpkins, picnic area, moonlight maze and more.


Braehead Farm Festival Weekend
Oct. 2 – Oct. 31, Weekends

1130 Tyler Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Braehead Farm is having its annual Fall Festival Weekends in October! Hayrides through the decorated forest, and interactive game within the corn maze, a sunflower walk for the little ones. Also, visit with the Great Pumpkin in the pumpkin patch sitting on his hay throne from 10 am – 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm.


Cox Farms
Sep 18 – Nov 7, Times vary

5621 Braddock Rd, Centreville, 20120

Hayrides, 5 giant slides, farm animals, rope swing, kid zone, pumpkins and more.


Great Country Farms

18780 Foggy Bottom Rd, Bluemont, VA.

PYO Apples starts NOW! Pumpkin fun starts Oct 1–Oct 31. Come celebrate with us and create an unforgettable experience picking pumpkins, cheering on the fastest piggie, doing some pumpkin munchin’ with P-Rex, getting lost in our corn maze and roasting marshmallows at the bonfire! Cider donuts, wagon rides, 5-acre play area, live music and more! Special events on weekends!


Leesburg Animal Park Pumpkin Village Fall Fest
Sep 18 – Nov 2, Daily

19270 James Monroe Hwy, Leesburg

Giant hill slide, wagon rides, spider web crawl, moon bounce, pirate play ship, pony rides, free apples &cider, camel rides, pedal carts and more! Ticket prices vary. Visit the website for more info.


Liberty Mills Farm
Sep. 11 – Nov. 11, Times vary

9166 Liberty Mills Rd., Somerset, 22972

Four Corn mazes, pumpkin patch (opens Sept 28), hayrides, games and more.


Maple Tree Farm
Oct. 2 – Oct. 31, Weekends

8275 Maple Tree Lane, Warrenton, VA 20187.
Cost: $10/person

Join us down on the farm to select the perfect VA grown pumpkins, get lost in our huge corn maze (8 football fields) ride in the cow train, meet a cow, learn to make butter, laugh at Lily the cow puppet and her “farm show”, bounce in the “MOO” Bounce and be sure to take the hayride tour around the farm. We have “Farmer Jeff’s” creamy ice cream in a variety of flavors, including Pumpkin & Apple Pie!


Miller Farms Market
Sept 28– Oct 27

12101 Orange Plank Rd., Locust Grove.

Free Parking. Free Admission. Free Hayrides. Free Fresh Air! Jack O’ Lanterns, Heirloom Pumpkins, Mini Pumpkins, Gourds, and Winter Squash to choose from. Giant Sandpile for the kids to play on! Corn Maze $7/adult, $5/child weekdays, $8/adult, $6/child weekends.


Mt. Olympus Berry Farm
End of Sep – Nov.

23298 Jeff Davis Hwy, Ruther Glen.

Pumpkin patch and hayrides.


Round Hill Farm
Opens Oct2 – 31

6347 Everona Rd., Culpeper, 22701.

A tractor-drawn hayride carries your family or group to the Pumpkin Patch. Pick-your-own or select from pre-picked pumpkins at the farm’s open-air market. Other activities include the barnyard petting zoo with more than 30 farm animals, two hay bale mazes, a corn maze, zip line, face painting, rope swings, pony rides, and a picnic area.


Snead’s Asparagus Farm
Sep 25–Oct 31

18294 Tidewater Tr, F’burg, 22408.

This working farm has a huge pumpkin patch for pick your own. Other activities include pedal tractors, rope swings in the barn, hayrides, farm animals, a picnic area, and more!


Apple Picking

Carter Mountain Orchard
Open daily 9am – 6pm.

1435 Carter Mountain Trail, Charlottesville.

Pick your own in the orchard or buy pre-picked in the store. Apple Harvest Weekend Activities include hayrides, music, wine tastings, pumpkins and picnic area. Also available in the store: fresh-baked apple pies, apple cider donuts, pumpkins and specialty crafts.Tickets are required on select dates.


Grave’s Mountain Lodge
Oct2 – 3, Oct9 – 10, Oct16 -17. 10 am – 4:30 pm.

205 Graves Mountain Lane, Syria, 22743

Pick your own in the orchards or buy pre-picked in the store. Other activities include hayrides, barnyard animals, hay mountain, hay maze and picnic areas. Tickets required.


Great Country Farms
Currently open daily through Sept for apple picking.

18780 Foggy Bottom Rd, Bluemont, VA.

Wagon rides to pick your own apple orchard.


Stribling Orchard
Currently open Tues-Sun for apple picking

11587 Poverty Hollow Lane, Markham, 22643.

Tours available for youth/school groups. Pick your own apples, farm animals, picnic area and bakery with cider, pies, local honey and more.


Hartland Orchard
Currently open through late Oct.

3064 Hartland Ln, Markham, VA.

PYO apples and pumpkins, corn maze.


Fall Festivals


Apple Gala & Cider Festival @ Great Country Farms
Sep. 1-30.

Great Country Farms, Bluemont, VA.

Pick your own apples! Watch apple butter being made, wagon rides, cider pressing demos/tastings, pick your apples, kids craft station, rope swings, pedal carts, corn maze and more!


Adventure Brewing’s Oktoberfest
Sep 18

33 Perchwood Dr, F’burg, 22405

Join us for a fun-filled day of live music, dancers, vendors, food, events, competitions and beer. Family-friendly event! Free admission!


Messick’s Farm Market Fall Festival
Sep 25 – Oct 31, Weekends

6025 Catlett Rd, Bealeton

Lots of fun things to do at our Annual Fall Festival! Corn maze, bounce pillow, hayrides, pumpkin patch & SO much more!

Admission: $10/person; 3 & Under are FREE!


Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour
Sep 18, 19. 10 am – 4 pm

Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises on Route 29.

Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and taste of Culpeper County on farms in the beautiful Blue Ridge foothills. This free event provides a wonderful educational experience and includes a variety of hands-on activities and demonstrations. The tour, a self-guided driving experience, can be started at the Welcome Center.


State Fair of VA
Sept 24 – Oct 3

The Meadow Event Park, Doswell.

Come celebrate the best of Virginia at the State Fair of Virginia, a 10-day event at the beautiful, pastoral setting of The Meadow Event Park. Whether it’s for a prize-winning fresh apple pie or giant pumpkin, a first date or first time milking a cow, find your blue-ribbon moment this year.


Alpine Chef Oktoberfest
Sept 24, 25

Alpine Chef, Fredericksburg

An open-air cultural event, sharing the old world with the new. Festivities begin from 6 to 9 on Friday & Continue Saturday from 11:30 am to 9 pm.


Via Colori Stafford
Sep 25, 26. 9 am – 5 pm


B101.5 and Tour Stafford are proud to co-present Via Colori Stafford, the modern-day version of a centuries’ old street painting festival, this September 25th and 26th. Sponsorship opportunities are available, and artists are welcome to register.


New Hope United Methodist Church Fall Festival
Sep 25. 11 am – 2:30 pm

164 New Hope Church Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22405

Crafts & Bake Sale. FREE games and activities for kids 12 and under. Pumpkin painting. Community Outreach Information booths: Empowerhouse; Healthy Families Rappahannock Area; Rappahannock Area Community Service Board; SCSO – Kids Fingerprinting Musical Performances by: The Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Chicken All-Girl Band; The Virginia Gospel Singers.


Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival
Oct 1 – Oct 31

Great Country Farms, Bluemont, VA.

Pick pumpkins, watch the pig races, get lost in the corn maze, roast marshmallows at the bonfire, hayrides, cider donuts, tractors and more!


Stafford Family Fall Festival
Oct 2. 11 am – 4 pm

Pratt Park, F’burg. Free! Rain or Shine!

Artisans, hayrides, inflatables, hay tower, toddler town, food trucks, games/crafts and our annual pumpkin derby & special musical entertainment.


Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
Oct 8-10, 6 – 9 pm

George Washington’s Mt. Vernon

Enjoy live blues and spectacular views of the Potomac River while sampling wine from 20 Virginia wineries! Ticket prices vary. Buy early; the event typically sells out.


Fall Festival @ Mountain Run Winery
Oct 16, 12 – 7 pm

Mountain Run Winery, Culpeper

Come out and enjoy some great Mountain Run wine and celebrate the harvest with us! Live music, vendors, food, lawn games. We have plenty to do for everyone (including the kiddos) so bring your lawn chairs and plan to stay a while! Admission is free to the event and parking is $5!


Annual Harvest Festival in Bowling Green
Oct 16, 9 am –5:30 pm


Join us on Main Street for over 150 vendors, artisan crafts, food trucks, live entertainment all day, pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, car show, antique tractors, beer garden and more!


Fredericksburg Fall Home & Craft Festival
Oct 16, 17

F’burg Expo Center

A unique blend of home improvement companies and handmade crafters.


Fall Harvest Family Days @ Mt. Vernon
Oct23, 24. 9 am – 5 pm

3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria

Enjoy fall activities with the whole family at Mount Vernon! Take a horse-drawn wagon ride and play colonial games on the bowling green before heading to the Pioneer Farm to observe 18th-century demonstrations and greet General Washington. Find your way through a straw bale maze and listen to the Itinerant Band play colonial tunes. Sightseeing cruises will be free throughout the weekend.


Harvest Fest @ Botanical Gardens
Oct 23 – 24. 11 am – 4 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond.

Celebrate fall, nature’s grand finale, with Harvest Fest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden—a day filled with live music, games and prizes, all included in Garden admission.


FUMC Fall Festival 

October 24

Free, Fredericksburg United Methodist Church

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church (fumcva.org)

Think pumpkins, and spice, and everything nice!
Games! Prizes! Pumpkin painting! Chili & other great food! Snacks; Popcorn, cotton candy, apple cider!

We’re planning a fantastic fall time event right here on our campus; things outside on the Methodist Green, things inside in the Gathering Space, and Kobler Hall!


Festival Finale

Nov 5 – 7

It’s your last chance to visit Belvedere Plantation before we close for the winter! And we have a great line-up of entertainment and activities—don’t miss our new Pumpkin Smash competition! Reduced Farm Admission! Included in Farm Admission are the Corn Maze, Fun Barn, Zipline, Ye Olde Barnyard, Pumpkin Mountain Slide, Jumping Pillow, Hayride, and Pedal Tractors.


Braehead Farm Fall Festival Weekends
Sat & Sun Oct 2 – Oct 31; 9 am – 6 pm

1130 Tyler St, F’burg. Cost: $10/person.

Hayrides, face painting, pumpkin patch, scavenger hunt, sunflower walk, visit with “The Great Pumpkin”, hay barn, corn pit, swings, farm animals and much more!


Fall Farm Tour @ Walnut Hill Farm
Oct 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, 10 am – 6 pm

449 Kellogg Mill Rd, Falmouth

Hayrides, Pumpkin patch, Small Corn Maze, and Farm Animals Petting Zoo! $8/person


Hanover Vegetable Farm Gourds, Goblets and Ghouls Festival
Oct 16, 17. 10 am – 6 pm

Ashland, VA.

Boney is back for another fun time down on the farm this fall! With live music, wineries, cider, beer garden, 20+ vendors, hayrides, pumpkin picking, corn maze and lots of fun activities for the whole family!


Halloween Events 2021

Ghost, Witch, Murder and Mayhem Tour
Nightly in Sep & Oct.

Fredericksburg Visitor Center

Fredericksburg is considered to be one of the most haunted cities in the country. Join us to see if you can find any of the undead that may still be roaming the streets.  Tours are private carriage rides due to Covid -19.

Carriage for 2/3 – $80; Carriage for 4/6 – $135


The Great Pumpkin Fest
Weekends from Oct 1 – Oct 31

Kings Dominion

Join us at Kings Dominion for the ultimate fall festival, The Great Pumpkin Fest! Families and kids can participate in a collection of scare-free Halloween activities for kids presented by the PEANUTS characters like pumpkin decorating and so much more. Best of all, it’s all included with your admission to Kings Dominion in the fall!


Halloween Haunt at King’s Dominion
Fri, Sat, Sun, Sept 25–Oct 31, 7 pm

Kings Dominion

Terror lurks around every corner at the annual Halloween Haunt event at Kings Dominion. From the thrilling rides to the frightful attractions, you’re in for some extreme screams.  Haunted mazes, terrifying scare zones, and thrilling shows. Over 400 monsters will descend upon the park each night of Haunt this fall.


The Haunted Hill
Fri/Sat Oct 1 – Oct 30, 7:30 -11 pm

The Haunted Hill

The Haunted Hill located in Partlow/Spotsylvania VA is a locally owned haunted attraction (haywagon ride/trail) and Top Rated by Virginia Haunted Houses several years in a row. Check them out on FB for more info.

Cost:  $20 


Spooky Golf at FunLand
Daily, Oct 1 – 31


Our newly-renovated, 18-hole course has been taken over by giant creatures, scarecrows, special lighting effects & a spooky Halloween soundtrack!


Haunted Hallow
Fri & Sat nights, Sep 24 – Oct 30, 7 – 10 pm

8275 Maple Tree Ln, Warrenton, 20188

Visit a haunted, abandoned old farm!

Cost: $20


Terror on the Farm
Various dates starting Oct 1-31, 7 pm – 11 pm

 Ashland Berry Farm, Beaverdam

Terror on the Farm is BACK and more terrifying than ever!

Cost:  $40 for all 4 haunts.


Every Fri, Sat, Sun: Oct 1–Oct 30, 7 – 10 pm


The Paxton Manor & The Haunted Well of Souls
601 Catoctin Circle NE, Leesburg

The Paxton Manor opens its doors to those who are brave enough to walk her halls and descend into the basement. At Shocktober you can visit The Paxton Manor & The Haunted Well of Souls (basement of Paxton Manor).

Cost: $40


Scarecrows Are Coming!
Oct 1 – 31


Come downtown and vote for your favorite scarecrows! Ballots online and at participating businesses!


Red Vein Haunt
Oct 1 – 31, Fri & Sat & Halloween. 7:30 pm – 11 pm 

Hanover Vegetable Farm
13580 Ashland Road, Ashland, VA 23005

RED VEIN combines an immersive storyline, realistic sets, and extreme scares. The haunted attraction includes both indoor and outdoor elements and is not recommended for children under the age of 13 (parental discretion advised).

Cost: $21.99


The Workhouse Haunt
Oct 3 – Nov 6, Fri & Sat, 7 pm – 11 pm; Sun, 7 pm – 10 pm

Workhouse Arts Center
9518 Workhouse Way, Lorton, VA 22079

This year’s Workhouse Haunt immerses guests through a highly themed walk-through experience, as creepy characters deliver contactless scares in multiple scenes. Guests will travel in small groups for a frightening 30-minute experience that brings them next to the site’s abandoned, historic buildings and into the dark woods where they will encounter terrifying characters and sights that are not for the faint of heart.

Cost: $25 – $30


Gourds, Goblets, and Ghouls
Oct 16 & 17

Hanover Vegetable Farm
13580 Ashland Rd, Ashland, VA

Come on out for two days of fun at the farm! We will have Beer, Wineries, DJ, Live Music, food, hayrides, pumpkin picking, corn maze, corn slingshots, animals, bounce houses, corn slingshots, pallet maze, Charlotte’s web hide and seek, pony rides, and more!  Haunted Trail at night!


The Death Trail
Fri & Sat nights, Oct 15 – Oct 30, and on Oct 31.  7 – 10 pm

16120 Dumfries Rd, Dumfries

The scariest creatures imaginable are eager to see you as you walk through the deep dark woods! Escape rooms too!

Cost: $15/trail only; $25/trail & escape room


Trunk or Treat at Goochland Drive-In
Oct 29 & 30


Gather up your family & friends for a fun time for all ages!  Great new movies this year for young kids and older kids!  Trunk or treating, car decorating contest, and choose from 2 movies: Maleficent or The Addams Family!

Cost: $25/car


FXBG Fall Movie Series
Oct 29, 7 pm


Grab the family and a blanket for a Halloween Movie! Free!


Little Adventures in the Park
Oct 21

Curtis Memorial Park

Come out to Curtis Memorial Park for some spooky fun! We will be pumpkin painting, roasting smores, and so much more in the park.

Cost: $9/pre-registration required.


The Pratt Park Picture Show
October 23, 5 pm – 9 pm

John Lee Pratt Memorial Park’s Celebration Stage

Come enjoy a free movie night at John Lee Pratt Memorial Park’s Celebration Stage. We will be providing popcorn and showing The Nightmare Before Christmas! Free.


Haunted Long Pond Trail
Oct. 23, 4 pm – 6:30 pm


Start off the spooky season with a haunted hike at Widewater. Stop inside the Visitor Center first to grab a map, then venture out on the trail to “trick-or-treat” with rangers. At each stop, learn about the slimy creatures, creepy crawlies, and things that go bump in the night at the park.

Cost: Parking $10.


Air and Scare
Oct 30


 See the spooky side of air and space at our annual Halloween event! Currently will be presented online, but plans for an in-person event are ongoing. Check the website for updates.

Cost: $15 for parking.


One-Eyed Zed’s Zombie Games
Oct 30, 4 – 5:30 pm

 Caledon State Park, King George

Prepare to run for your life. Zombies will guard a military-style obstacle course. You, the survivor, must navigate the course and avoid being tagged by a zombie.

Cost: $15/survivor; $25/team of 2


Halloween Campfire
Oct 30, 5:30 – 10 pm

Caledon State Park, King George

Join us for a spooky evening while enjoying the crackle of a campfire and s’mores. Wear your costumes and join in the fun as we Trunk-or-Treat before settling in by the fire to listen to a storyteller.

Cost: Free but register by calling 540-663-3861


Garden Glow
Oct 15 – Nov 7, 6 – 10 pm, Wed-Sun

Maymont, Richmond

Brighten your autumn nights on a wondrous journey through the Japanese Garden at Maymont. Admire colorful sparkles and shimmers within the cascading waterfall, stroll among towering trees that stand aglow, and marvel at the breathtaking illuminations of winding waterways, rolling hills, bridges, and lanterns.

Cost: $7-$15


Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office Trunk N Treat
Oct 30, 6 – 8 pm

Public Safety Building, Spotsylvania, VA

Cost: Free!


Halloween Movies on the Potomac
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 4 pm – 6:30 pm

National Harbor Plaza

Pack your chairs, grab food to go from one of the delicious dining establishments, and meet on the Plaza’s big screen for a free evening of fun for all ages


Halloween 5K & Monster Mile
Oct 30, 7:45 – 10 am

Jeff Rouse Swim and Sport Center

Join us for a spooky good time and race with other runners in the community.


Kids Night at The Death Trail
Oct 24, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

16120 Dumfries Rd, Dumfries

For this event, we make everything less scary. It’s still pretty spooky but the sounds change to create a more whimsical atmosphere and the characters are all dressed in kid-friendly costumes. Candy, inflatables, and more!

Cost:  $5/child; parents free!


Parents Night Out
Oct 30, 5 – 9 pm

Wiggle Worms, Fredericksburg

Celebrate Halloween at Wiggle Worms.  Includes cheese pizza, a movie, and a themed craft or activity. Must pre-register by 10/28 at 2 pm.

Cost: $25