POSH SEVEN EVENTS: October – November 2017

POSH SEVEN EVENTS:  October – November 2017

Check out our events guide for the best in and around the Northern Virginia and metro DC area.


TEMPLE HALL MAIZE AND FALL FESTIVAL
October 1 – November 7
10:00 am-10:00 pm
15855 Limestone School Road, Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Have fun finding your way through one of the largest corn mazes in the area. Bounce on the giant jumping pillows, see pumpkins and corn soar through the air from the pumpkin blasters. Enjoy corn cannons, live music, pig races, cow train and much more.
Cost: $6.00-$14.00.
Visit www.templehallfallfest.com for more information.

BURKE NURSERY AND GARDEN CENTRE FALL FESTIVAL
October 1-31
9:00 am-8:00 pm
9401 Burke Road Burke, Virginia 22015
Burke Nursery Fall Festival is great for children of all ages. Activities include slides, hayrides, farm animals, pirate ship playground, pumpkin fort, rope swing and much more.
Cost: $10-$14 per person.
Visit www.pumpkinplayground.com for more information.

LEESBURG ANIMAL PARK PUMPKIN VILLAGE
October 1-November 7
10:00 am-5:00 pm
19270 James Monroe Highway Leesburg, Virginia 20175
Leesburg Animal Park transforms into Pumpkin Village during the month of October. Activities include slides, wagon rides, moon bounces, kids zip line, spider web crawl, pony rides, and much more. Live entertainment on weekend
Cost: $9.95- $14.95. Closed Mondays.
Visit www.leesburganimalpark.com for more information.

COX FARMS FALL FESTIVAL
October 1-November 7
10:00 am-5:00 pm
15621 Braddock Road Centreville, Virginia 20120
One of the largest fall festivals in the area and a tradition for many locals. Activities include lots of slides, a family fun haunted hayride, the cornundrum corn maze, rope swings, entertainment, refreshments, farm animals and much more.
Visit coxfarms.com for more information.

THE GLOW JACK O’ LANTERN EXPERIENCE
October 6-29
7:00 pm-9:30 pm
Lake Fairfax Park
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive Reston, Virginia 20190
The Glow features an enchanting trail of more than five thousand hand carved, illuminated pumpkins transformed into beautiful landscapes, iconic figures and larger than life structures. Family friendly jack-o-lanterns carved with your favorite movie stars, superheroes, and even some princesses come to life through the magic of talented carvers.
Cost: $16 per child. $22 per adult.
Visit www.theglowjackolantern.com for tickets or more information.

VIENNA OKTOBERFEST
October 7
11:00 am-7:00 pm
131 Church Street, NE Vienna, Virginia 22180
The town of Vienna celebrates a traditional Oktoberfest Festival with great food, vendors, a German band, face painting, antique fire truck, bounce house, chicken dance contest, polka lesson, beer garden and much more. Free admission. Visit www.viennaoktoberfest.org for more information.

FAIRFAX FALL FESTIVAL
October 14
10:00 am-8:30 pm
Old Town Fairfax
3999 University Drive Fairfax, Virginia 22030

The city of Fairfax would like to invite you to join in celebrating their annual community festival. Arts and crafts booths, food vendors, children’s activities, and three stages of music and entertainment for all ages. Vendors will close at five; concert in Old Town Square will follow. Free admission. Visit www.fairfaxfallfestival.com for more information.

BOO AT THE ZOO
October 20-22
5:30 pm-8:30 pm
National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008

Boo at the Zoo is a frightfully fun event for the whole family. Tickets include more than forty treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, a commemorative Boo at the Zoo treat bag, live entertainment, after-hours access to animal houses, education stations, and decorated trails. Don’t miss the themed scarecrow field. Cost: $30.00 per person. Visit www.nationalzoo.si.edu for tickets and more information.

BURKE LAKE GHOST TRAIN
October 21-22 & 28-29
11:30 am-5:30 pm
Burke Lake Park
7315 Ox Road Fairfax Station, Virginia 22039
Trick-or-treaters of all ages can climb aboard the Burke Lake Ghost Train for a family friendly trip through the Halloween-themed decorated forest. Some costumed characters even pass out candy along the way! Carousel will also be running for an additional fee.
Cost: $4.00.
Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov for more information.

AIR & SCARE
October 21
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Steven F. Udvar–Hazy Center
14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Explore the spooky side of the Steven F. Udvar- Hazy Air and Space Museum during the annual Air and Scare Halloween event. Participate in creepy crafts, spooky science experiments, photo opportunities with costumed Star Wars characters, treat stations and many more Halloween-themed activities. Arrive in costume to get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy safe indoor trick-or-treating.
Cost: $15.00 parking.
Visit www.airandspace.si.edu for more information.

NSO FAMILY CONCERT: HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR
October 29
4:00 pm
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
Creep into the Concert Hall for this frightfully fun concert featuring ghoulishly attired musicians. Arrive early for trick-or-treating and a special Haunted Hall Musical Instrument “Petting Zoo.” where children can experiment with musical instruments. Then take your seat in the Concert Hall for a program of goosebump-inducing musical favorites! Recommended for ages five and up.
Cost: $15-$18.
Visit www.kennedy-center.org for tickets and more information.

PASSPORT TO FUN
November 3
4:30 pm-5:30 pm
Chantilly Regional Library
4000 Stringfellow Road Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Travel the world exploring different languages and cultures through crafts and games. For students in grades 1-6.
Visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library to register or for more information.

ASHBURN FIRE AND RESCUE DEPARTMENT PANCAKE BREAKFAST
November 5
8:00 am-11:00 am
Ashburn Fire and Rescue Department
20688 Ashburn Road Ashburn, Virginia 20147
Come out and support the Ashburn fire station while enjoying a full breakfast including pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, juice, coffee, and more. Kids can enjoy the craft table and have a peek at the fire engines and ambulances on display.
Cost: $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per child.
Visit www.ashburnfirerescue.org for more information.

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
November 11
11:00 am
Arlington Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia 22211
Memorial services to honor all veterans who served, and continue to serve our nation are held on Veterans Day at the Arlington Cemetery Amphitheatre. There is a Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. All events are free and open to the public.
Visit arlingtoncemetery.mil for more information.

CATOCTIN HOLIDAY ART TOUR
November 11-12
10:00 am-6:00 pm
Enjoy a scenic ride thru Loudoun County as you cross off your Holiday shopping list! This relaxing driving tour leads visitors down some of western Loudoun’s prettiest country roads, to homes and studios in the artist community of Lovettsville. Visitors meet the artists where they work, and have the opportunity to buy affordable art and gifts instead of facing the shopping rush at your local mall. Many studios feature food and wine from local businesses as well.
Visit www.catoctinart.com for locations or for more information.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
November 16-December 31
Ford’s Theatre, 511 Tenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
A must see Holiday tradition! Join the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. This musicinfused production captures the magic and joy of Dickens’s Yuletide classic.
Visit www.fords.org for tickets and more information.

FAMILY FUN MOVIE NIGHT
November 17
7:00 pm
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Enjoy the family friendly movie, Boss Baby, on their new state-of-the-art big screen at the Sherwood Community Center. Bring unperishable foods to donate to Britepaths whom will be collecting food for Fairfax area residents in need. Visit www.fairfaxva.gov for more information.

ENCHANTED FOREST
November 1 -19
10:30 am-5:00 pm
Westin Tysons Corner Hotel
7801 Leesburg Pike Falls Church, Virginia 22043
Get in the spirit of the holidays while strolling through a whimsical forest of theme decorated Christmas trees available for silent auction. Enjoy live entertainment, holiday activities, a visit from Santa, a model train display, crafts for children, gifts for purchase, and much more. Proceeds benefit the Junior League of Northern Virginia.
Cost: $10.00 per adult, $15.00 per child.
Visit www.jlnv.org for tickets or more information.

HOLIDAY CRAFT SHOW
November 18-19
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Fairfax High School
3501 Rebel Run Fairfax, Virginia 22030
The city of Fairfax Parks & Recreation Department welcomes you to their annual Holiday Craft Show. Artisans from all around the United States as well as local artists are participating in this show to offer you many wonderful holiday gift choices. There is something for everyone on your shopping list.
Cost: $5.00.
Visit www.fairfaxva.gov for more information.

KANSAS CITY BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER
November 22-26
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566
From the moment we meet toymaker Drosselmeier in his workshop elaborate sets, sparkling costumes, and impressive choreography will take your breath away. Enjoy all your favorite moments such as the battle between the Nutcracker Prince and the villainous Mouse King, and the parade of international dances in the Land of the Sweets, as well as some inventive twists in this version.
Cost: $59.00-$175.00.
Visit www.kennedy-center.org for tickets and more information.

RESTON HOLIDAY PARADE
November 24
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Reston Town Center
11900 Market Street Reston, Virginia 20190
Reston Town Center launches the festive season at their annual Reston Holiday Parade with Macy’s-style balloons, musicians, dancers, antique cars, characters, community groups, and much more. The parade also welcomes the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage. Before the parade begins, children can pick up jingle bells along Market Street and in Fountain Square to ring in the holiday. After the parade, enjoy a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, mini-train rides, horse-drawn carriage rides, and street entertainment. The Clauses will return for the tree lighting ceremony and sing-a-long in the evening.
Visit www.restontowncenter.com for more information.

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Ever wonder who curates our great Posh Calendar of Events? Her name is Kathryn Warden and she’s also the owner of The Art of Order, LLC, an organizing company based in the Washington, DC metro area. theartoforder.net.