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Seasonal Fun and Activities

There’s nothing better than a pumpkin patch in October! If you’re looking to kick it up a notch this year, you should visit Belvedere Plantation’s Harvest Festival, which runs from September 30th–October 31st! Enjoy a hayride, corn maze, acres of games, play areas, autumnal food, animals to pet and plenty of pumpkins. There’s even a fireworks show! It’s no surprise that they snagged the “Favorite Seasonal Activity” spot in our 2017 Family Favorites contest!

Here are a few things you won’t want to miss!

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The apple-cinnamon doughnuts are GOOD. Get the apple-cinnamon doughnuts.

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Watch the pig races! It’s adorable, squeal-ly and gives you a chance to sit down.

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Be sure to get a fancy pumpkin or two. The decorative ones (think: white, bumpy, blue, etc.) are near the plantation market.

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Take your picture in front of the humongous scarecrow!

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Roast some marshmallows around the campfire.

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If you have a young child, head for the Little Farmer’s Corral. It’s a play area with small John Deere trikes, a mini corn maze, giant sand boxes filled with digging toys and horse swings.

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As far as pumpkin picking itself goes, if you’re feeling particularly bold, go for the “as many pumpkins as you can carry” option. You can potentially walk away with many jack-o’-lantern-size pumpkins, and your kids will get a kick out of your valiant attempt!

Watch Belvedere’s social media pages for upcoming events and deals.

Facebook: @BelvederePlantation
Pinterest: @belvdplantation
Instagram: @belvedereplantation

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Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.