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A Fantastic Fall in Fredericksburg

PumpkinsA fall in Fredericksburg is the best type of fall. This season of autumn, Fredericksburg is stepping up to the fall ball plate with a number of exciting events. Here are some wonderful, seasonal options for enjoying fall in Fredericksburg:

Fall Fun:

  1. Fall Festival Weekends at Braehead Farm – Every weekend throughout October, from 9am-6pm, Braehead Farm will host its Fall Festival. Swing by this homey, lovely farm for a wonderful autumn experience.
  2. Fall Harvest Festival at Belvedere Plantation – One of the many festivals this fall can be enjoyed at Belvedere Plantation. Visit on weekends (Thursday-Sunday) from September 16th-November 4th. 

Adult Sips:

  1. Oktoberfests – Three exciting Oktoberfests will take place in the heart of Fredericksburg at Alpine Chef, Red Dragon Brewery, and Fredtoberfest. It’s the prime excuse to drink and practice your German songs…while drinking. 
  2. Virginia Cider Festival – The hard cider sensation is alive and well in Virginia, and Fredericksburg is no exception. The Virginia Cider Festival will be at Fredericksburg Fairgrounds, from 11:00am – 4:00pm on September 9th. It’s the perfect reminder of how delicious Virginia cider is.
  3. Sip & Shop – From September 15-16, enjoy the local artists, shops, crafters, and designers at the Fredericksburg Convention Center. You can also take a Charcuterie Class on Friday and a Cookie Class on Saturday.

Family Fun & Festivals:

  1. Art Attack – On Saturday, September 16th, stroll the streets of downtown Fredericksburg to immerse yourselves in all forms of artistic expression. Art Attack FXBG is a grassroots event where local artists can share their creative endeavors publicly, displaying and working on their art all throughout the sidewalks of downtown Fredericksburg.
  2. Riverfest – Riverfest at the City Dock on September 16th is the perfect way to celebrate the environment of our beloved city with BBQ, an Open Bar, and Live Music. 
  3. Campout in the Park – Head to Motts Run Reservoir on October 20th for a campout with the whole family. Space is limited, so register early!
  4. Fall Arts & Craft Festival – Browse the Fredericksburg Convention Center on October 14th-15th to find jewelry, art, and decorations that are fitting for the fall season.

Halloween Fun:

  1. Scarecrow Fest – Through the month of October, scarecrows will be taking over the streets of downtown Fredericksburg. Vote for your favorite!
  2. Costume Stroll & Treats on the Street – Grab your costume and stroll the streets of downtown Fredericksburg for delicious sweets. Meet at the VRE Lot (Caroline and Frederick Streets at 9:15am) for the Costume Stroll at 9:30 am. Walking, stroller, or wagons only. No motorized vehicles, floats, pets or bikes. From 10:00am to 12:00pm on October 28th, participating businesses will be handing out treats; you can find which businesses are participating by balloons outside.
  3. Halloween at the FXBG Farmers Market – Head over the the Farmers Market on Saturday, October 28th to celebrate the spookiness.
  4. Gothic Ghosts – On October 14th and 15th at the Rising Sun Tavern, hear some of the spookiest ghost stories that have haunted the city of Fredericksburg for centuries.

Find out about many more Fredericksburg fall events.