Our good buddy, Genevieve Concannon, Ecobroker at Arbour Realty has put together a list of some fun things to do around Northern Virginia as the temperatures get a little cooler and the days get a little shorter. How about taking a peak at some great leaves out in the mountains that are a short jaunt away, or heading out to the country for some old fashioned family fun at the farm? What spells A-U-T-U-M-N like a hay ride? Well, not much else, but maybe a masked man with a chain-saw running after you- am I right? Yeah… Now that’s a scary hay ride. But, truly, check out what she’s put together and mark down your calendars, because some of these fun events are coming up rather soon!
There are plenty of things to do around Northern Virginia year round, but when Fall rolls around… Get prepared to get busy doing things in the crisp, cool air!
You don’t have to drive all of the way up to Vermont to get that Fall foliage that is so gorgeous! Take advantage of the great vistas and drives that we have locally in our Northern Virginia Real Estate! Go do the Skyline Drive ride through the Shenandoah Mountains. Fall leaves are best in Virginia from Mid to late October, so plan your trip and figure out a great route, then tell us all about it by sharing on Facebook!
McLean is a sophisticated piece of Northern Virginia Real Estate that we can’t forget about, and Fall festivities won’t be leaving it behind! Check out McLean Uncorked for foodies who follow the Food Network’s Alton Brown fan club! Note that you will need to register in advance for this October 15th food and wine event. There will be a three course meal, wine tastings, art and hors d’oeuvers.
Apple picking isn’t just for those who live in Lancaster County Pennsylvania! Drive on out to Ticonderoga Farm for pumpkin patches, hayrides and good old fashioned Fall fun in our very own Chantilly, Virginia! Know what’s pretty sweet about Ticonderoga Farm? Well, they have their own bee hives and you can get local honey- which is great for Fall Allergies from bugging you. Through the end of October.
Need a kick of hopps’n'barley ye ole beer lovers and you don’t want to go all the way to Munich for Octoberfest action? Check out Shirlington’s Octoberfest put on by Capitol City Brewing Company help rain or shine. Shirlington is dog friendly and apparently beer friendly, too with over 40+ breweries to sample 4 ounce tasters! For those of you not in the know, Shirlington is a South Arlington favorite complete with adorable restaurants, shops and theaters. October 8th from noon to 7pm rain or shine. Let’s take a side bar for a second: Fort Belvoir’s Octoberfest is happening again this year, too. Unlike the Shirlington event put on by Capitol City Brewing Company, Fort Belvoir’s Octoberfest is a 4 day festival that is much more kid friendly with a carnival, and more!
What are your favorite things to do for the Fall in Northern Virginia? Do you do the Pumpkin Patches and corn maizes and drink all of the apple cider you can possible stand? Are you the kind of person who picks out your Halloween costume months in advance to make sure you have the best one at the costume contest? Are you the Halloween Grinch who turns out all of the lights and pretends that you’re not home so you don’t have to interact with the neighborhood? Do you host a pumpkin carving party at your house complete with pumpkin pie tarts and tasty Fall-inspired sun teas? How Martha Stewart is that?! Whichever Fall you decide to have, I hope it is a good one and that you explore some of the things that Northern Virginia has to offer and if you find something good, share it! – Genevieve Concannon
Thanks again to Genevieve for putting this list of Fall Festivities and events together. We’re sure there are more things going on and we’d love to hear about them as well. Enjoy.