Posh Seven Events | October – November 2018

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

LEESBURG ANIMAL PARK PUMPKIN VILLAGE
September 15 – November 6, 2018
9:30 am – 5:00 pm
19270 James Monroe Highway,
Leesburg, Virginia 20175
Spend a day enjoying loads of great activities at this animal park such as giant hill slides, hay rides, moon bounces, pedal carts, live animals, spider web crawl, pony rides, kids hay maze, and much more. Live entertainment, camel rides, and face painting on weekends. Free small pumpkin, fresh apple and juice with the price of admission. Cost: Adults $16.95 Children $13.95. Visit pumpkinfestleesburg.com for tickets or more information.

photos courtesy of Cox Farms

COX FARMS FALL FESTIVAL
September 22 – November 6, 2018
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
15621 Braddock Road,
Centreville, Virginia 20120

One of the largest fall festivals in the area, this festival is ninety acres of fun and a tradition for many locals. Activities include giant slides, a family-fun haunted hayride, the Cornundrum Cornfield Adventure, rope swings, live entertainment, refreshments, farm animals, Foamhenge, goat village, straw tunnels, and much more. Cost: $10- $20.00 per person. Visit coxfarms.com for tickets or for more information.

TEMPLE HALL CORN MAIZE AND FALL FESTIVAL
September 29 – November 6, 2018
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
15855 Limestone School Road,
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Have fun finding your way through one of the largest corn mazes in the area. Bring flashlights after dark. Other activities include bouncing on the giant jumping pillows, watching pumpkins and corn soar through the air from the pumpkin blasters and corn cannons, listening to live music or watching their famous pig races. Cost: Adults $14.00 Children $11.00. Visit templehallfallfest.com for tickets or for more information.

BURKE NURSERY PUMPKIN PLAYGROUND AND FALL FESTIVAL
October 1-31, 2018
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, wobble wagon, farm animals, pirate ship playground, pumpkin fort, rope swing, western town, food tent and much more. Each paid admission receives a small pumpkin and hay ride. Cost: $14 per person. Visit pumpkinplayground.com for more information.

photos courtesy of The Glow

THE GLOW- A JACK-O-LAN- TERN EXPERIENCE
October 4-28, 2018
7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Lake Fairfax Park,
1400 Lake Fairfax Drive,
Reston, Virginia 20190
This fall wonderland will astound guests young and old as you walk through thousands of expertly-carved pumpkins. Take your time as you enjoy the intricately designed pieces throughout the trail, viewing different themes along the way. These glowing gourds are the perfect backdrop for a few fall photos, so grab the family and your camera for this amazing experience. Cost: Adults $22.99 Children $16.99. Visit theglowjackolantern.com for tickets or more information.

photos courtesy of Taste of DC

TASTE OF DC
October 5-6, 2018
10:00 am – 7:00 pm
RFK Stadium, 2400 East
Capitol Street SE,
Washington, DC 20003
Taste of DC will be back again this October in the heart of the nation’s capital. The event serves up samples from more than sixty-five of the area’s best eateries. Enjoy specialty wine and craft beers along with three stages of live music and culinary entertainment. Free admission, cost for taste tickets. Visit thetasteofdc.org to purchase taste tickets or for more information

VIENNA OKTOBERFEST
October 6, 2018
11:00 am – 7:00 pm
131 Church Street NE,
Vienna, Virginia 22180
The day’s activities include three stages of live music, vendors, crafts, an auto show, children’s activities, German food, a beer and wine garden and much more. Free admission. Visit viennaoktoberfest.org for more information.

FAIRFAX FALL FESTIVAL
October 13, 2018
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, carnival rides, lumberjack show, and three stages of music and entertainment for all ages. Free admission. Visit fairfaxva.gov for more information.

photos courtesy Friends of the National Zoo

BOO AT THE ZOO
October 19-21, 2018
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Avenue,
NW, Washington, DC 20008
Boo at the Zoo is Washington, DC’s favorite not-so-spooky Halloween haunt. With more than forty treat stations, animal demonstrations, keeper chats, and decorated trails, this event is a frightfully fun evening for the whole family. Receive a commemorative Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat bag, and enjoy live entertainment with after-hours access to anim

AIR AND SCARE
October 20, 2018
12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center,
14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy,
Chantilly, Virginia 20151
Explore the spooky side of air and space at this annual Halloween event at the Chantilly location. Participate in creepy crafts, spooky science experiments, photo opportunities with costumed characters, and other Halloween-themed activities. Arrive in costume to get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy safe indoor trick-or-treating. Cost: Free admission, $15.00 parking. Visit airandspace.si.edu for more information.

LEESBURG FIRST FRIDAY
November 2, 2018
6:00 pm
Historic Downtown Leesburg,
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Held the first Friday of every month, this event lets you fully experience all that historic downtown Leesburg has to offer. Specialty shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants are open late with many offering free refreshments or special sales. Enjoy live music throughout the evening, art exhibits, wine tastings, and more! Visit leesburgfirstfriday.com for more information

BLACKSMITHING DEMONSTRATIONS
November 4, 2018
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Colvin Mill Run Historic Site,
10017 Colvin Run Rd, Great Falls, Virginia 22066
Watch as the blacksmith fires up his forge and works with hammer and tongs to make iron tools and utensils. This is a free demonstration, and no reservations are required. Visit fairfaxcounty.gov for more information

S’MORE WEDNESDAYS
November 7, 2018
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cascades Overlook, 21453 Epicerie Plaza,
Sterling, Virginia 20164
Pick up one free s’mores kit per person, weekly. Kits are being offered at Abbott’s Frozen Custard. Marshmallows may be roasted at both of their fire tables, and roasting sticks will be provided. Only the marshmallows provided are allowed to be roasted. No other outside food is allowed. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Visit experiencecascades.com for more information.

INTRO TO DJEMBE DRUMMING & DRUM CIRCLE
November 9. 2018
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Old Firehouse, 1440 Chain Bridge Rd,
McLean, Virginia 22101
Join this creative Friday evening class for families. Participants will learn the elements of Djembe Drumming from artist Kofi Dennis and then use those skills in a group drum circle. This class is designed for kids ages eight and up, and it is recommended that families participate together. Children under 14 must have a parent register with them. Cost: $12.00. Visit mcleancenter. org to register or for more information.

CATOCTIN HOLIDAY ART TOUR
November 10-11, 2018
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Join nearly two dozen artists in their Lovettsville area studios for the seventh annual Catoctin Holiday Art Tour which includes beautiful scenery, friendly folks, and local art. This relaxing, self-guided driving tour leads visitors down some of western Loudoun’s prettiest country roads, to homes and studios in the thriving artists’ community of Lovettsville. Visitors have a chance to meet the artists where they work and have the opportunity to buy affordable art for the holiday season. Many studios feature food and wine from local businesses as well. Visit catoctinart.com for more information

photos courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery
photos courtesy of Arlington National Cemetery

WREATH LAYING CEREMONY AT THE TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER
November 11, 2018
11:00 am
Arlington National 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. Witness the 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.

VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATION AT MARSHALL HOUSE
November 11, 2018
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Marshall House, 312 East Market Street,
Leesburg, Virginia 20176
Honor all veterans who served and continue to serve our nation at this 14th annual Veterans Day Commemoration. The Marshall House is located in downtown Leesburg. This event also celebrates the legacy of General George C. Marshall. Keynote speaker followed by a barbecue on the grounds. Rain or shine. Visit georgecmarshall.org for more information.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
November 15 – December 30, 2018
Ford’s Theatre, 511 Tenth Street,
NW, Washington, DC 20004
An annual Ford’s Th eatre production of “A Christmas Carol” has been a Washington, DC tradition for over 30 years. Join the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they lead the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of transformation and redemption. Visit fords.org for tickets and more information.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA HANDCRAFTER GUILD ART AND CRAFT SHOW
November 23-25, 2018
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Vienna Community Center,
120 Cherry Street South East,
Vienna, Virginia 22180
Th is show features approximately 80 artisans off ering original, handmade arts and crafts including decorative painting, fused, etched, painted and stained glass, ceramics and pottery, hand-painted silk, woodworking, hand weaving, photography, paintings and drawings, clothing and functional textiles, jewelry and much more. Cost: $5.00 Visit nvhg.org for more information.

photos courtesy of Reston Town Center

RESTON HOLIDAY PARADE
November 23, 2018
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. Th e 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, minitrain 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 restontowncenter.com for more information.

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