Updated for 2021!
Most of these events take place in Northern Virginia and are free to attend, unless otherwise indicated. Check out the Halloween events page, too!
September and October
Great Country Farms (Bluemont, VA, near Leesburg) Pick apples, pick pumpkins, feed goats, corn maze, farm animals and more.
Arts at Mason Concert Series (Reston, VA). Free lunchtime concerts outdoors at Reston Town Square Park (in Reston Town Center). September 16 (jazz fusion), 23 (classical), 30 (musical theater) and October 7 (jazz standards). 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Virginia Chamber Orchestra “Music in the Garden” series at Meadowlark Gardens, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Free but admission to Meadowlark Gardens is required. Vienna, VA.
Lake Anne Jazz and Blues Festival. Reston. September 4. 1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival. Reston Town Center. Reston. September 10 – 12. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Falls Church Festval. Falls Church City. September 11.
Fall Festival. Claude Moore Park. Sterling. September 18.
Virginia Wine & Craft Festival. Front Royal. September 18.
Alexandria Old Town Art Festival. Alexandria. September 18.
Mount Vernon Colonial Market and Fair. Alexandria. September 18-19.
Shenandoah Valley Apple Harvest Festival. Winchester (Clear Brook). September 18-19
State Fair of Virginia. Doswell. September 24-Oct. 3.
Reston Multicultural Festival. Lake Anne Plaza. Reston. September 25. 11 a.m – 6 p.m.
Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show. Occoquan. September 25-26.
Manasass Fall Jubilee. Manaassas. October 2.
Fall for Fairfax Kids Fest. Fairfax. October 2-3.
Graves Mountain Apple Harvest Festival. Syria. October 2-3, 9-10, 16-17.
Virginia Wine Festival. Ashburn. October 2-3.
Vienna Oktoberfest. Vienna. October 8.
Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour. Alexandria. October 8-10.
Clifton Day. Clifton. October 10.
Centreville Day Festival. Centreville. October 16.
Washington West Film Festival. Bowtie Cinema. Reston October 21 – 25.
Montpelier Hunt Races. Montpelier. November 6.