Expect Seasonal Fun at the City of Fairfax Fall Festival
Now in its 43rd year, the City of Fairfax Fall Festival is one of the region’s favorite autumn celebrations. Taking place in historic downtown Fairfax, about 25 minutes away from your Alexandria apartment, the festival is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 12, and promises to be bigger and better than ever. The fun starts at 10 a.m. with more than 400 vendor booths, featuring artisan wares, as well as food and drink. There’s also a carnival area to keep the little ones entertained, and a firetruck demonstration starring Sparky the dog. The festival features three entertainment stages (one of which is devoted to kid-oriented acts), so you’ll never be too far from live musical acts, and if you start to feel fatigued, just make your way over to one of the food courts or beer gardens to sit down and relax with some refreshments.
Pro tip: download the Fall Festival mobile app on your phone to keep vendor maps and entertainment schedules at your fingertips.