From east to west and north to south, September is for festivals and family fun in Virginia. You’ll find information about fall festivals across the state at the Virginia Tourism Corporation website.
You’ll find something for everyone with street festivals, county fairs, arts and crafts festivals and more. Many pumpkin patches open during the month of September too. So get ready for a month of family fun in Virginia.
Head to Main Street in downtown Orange for the Orange Street Festival on Sept. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free family fun, arts and crafts, food vendors and live music mean a day of fun for all.
Kids of all ages will love the inaugural Touch a Truck event in Lynchburg on Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event, presented by the Home Builders Association of Lynchburg and held at Kitchen and Bath Ideas on Millrace Drive, offers 40 vehicles to climb in, climb on and honk the horn. Kids will enjoy seeing and touching a helicopter, fire truck, police car, military and construction vehicles, ATVs, motorcycles, hot rods and more. There will be pony rides, face painting, arts and crafts, a water balloon fight and more. Proceeds benefit Brook Hill Farms, whose mission is “Rescuing Horses and Saving Kids” through rehabilitative services and a safe haven for unwanted horses and a therapeutic riding program for area youth and adults.
Come to the Burke Centre Festival, the largest family festival in Fairfax County, and enjoy crafts, food, carnival and pony rides and more. The free festival will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 6-7 at the Burke Centre Conservancy Festival Grounds on Burke Centre Parkway in Burke.
If you’re looking for a great county fair, here are a few to sample. The Washington County Fair will be held at the fairgrounds in Abington Sept. 8-14. The Isle of Wight County Fair will be held at Heritage Park in Windsor Sept. 11-14. The New Kent County Fiar will be held at Colonial Downs in New Kent Sept. 12-14. Details about all of these fairs can be found at Virginia.org.
Lynchburg’s favorite street festival will be held on Main Street on Sept. 12 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Get! Downtown offers college students, families and individuals an opportunity to see the best of downtown Lynchburg. There will be live music, dancing, face painting, stilt-walkers, balloon and caricature artists, local retail and craft vendor booths, food for purchase and much more.
You’ll want to be everywhere at once the weekend of Sept. 13-14. Head to Bluefield for the Bluefield Autumn Jamboree from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sept. 13. The event features arts and crafts, food vendors, hayrides, fireworks and more.
The Bassett Heritage Festival in downtown Bassett on Sept. 13 features kids rides, crafts and food vendors. The Taste of Suffolk in downtown Suffolk on Sept. 13 offers live music, food and vendor booths, kids activities and more. Olde Salem Days in downtown Salem on Sept. 13 features arts and crafts, food vendors, a car show and a kids area.
There are several events happening in Lynchburg on the weekend of Sept. 13-14. Day in the Park will be held at Miller Park, located between Park Avenue and Grove Street, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 12. Day in the Park is a free, family-friendly festival featuring information booths, bounce houses, pony rides, food vendors and lots of entertainment.
Just up the street from Miller Park, the 42nd Annual Lynchburg Art Festival will be held at E.C. Glass High School, 2111 Memorial Avenue from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 13 The work of artists and photographers from across the state will be displayed. Rain date is Sept. 14.
The 3rd Annual Pierce Street Harlem Renaissance Festival will be held from 2-7 p.m. on Sept. 14 at 13th and Pierce streets. Enjoy gospel music, local vendors and crafts, tours of the Anne Spencer House, children’s activities and more.
Make your way to the Farmville Fairgrounds for the Five County Fair from Sept. 16-20. Appomattox, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland and Prince Edward counties offer the best of the best at this fun family event.
Layman Family Farms in Blue Ridge opens for the season on Sept. 19 and will be open through Nov. 9 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. During the month of October, there will also be Wednesday evening hours. Kids of all ages will enjoy the corn maze, cow train, jumping pillow, tunnel slide, Haunted Harvest and more.
The Roanoke Greek Festival at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Roanoke is a free event featuring food, fun and dance for all the weekend of Sept. 19-21.
Culpeper Fiesta will be held at The Depot on Commerce Street from 6-10 p.m. on Sept. 19. The free event offers Latino culture, food and fun for all ages.
The 34th Annual Edinburg Ole Time Festival in downtown Edinburg offers something for all ages the weekend of Sept. 19-21. The free event features arts, crafts, food, a parade and fun for the kids.
The Apple Butter Celebration in Shenandoah National Park will be held Sept. 20 at Skyland Resort. The event features apple butter making, crafts, kids activities and more.
Winchester Rotary Apple Harvest Festival will be held at Jim Barnett Park in Winchester Sept. 20-21. The free event features arts and crafts, food, a Kids Zone and more.
The Neptune Festival will be held at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk from Sept. 26-28. There’s an air show, art show, sandcastle competition, the famous Neptune Parade and more. Say hello to fall at Virginia Beach.
The small town of Bedford comes to life on Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Centerfest, a free street festival featuring arts and crafts, live music, informational booths, children’s rides and games, festival foods and more.
The 41st Annual Virginia 10 Miler will bring thousands of runners from around the world to Lynchburg. The event opens on Friday, Sept. 26 with a family festival and the Amazing Mile Children’s Run. On Saturday, Sept. 27, runners will fill the streets of Lynchburg, running from E.C. Glass High School to Riverside Park and back.
Virginia is your home for family fun during the month of September as fall festivals kick off across the state. Check out your favorite family festivals close to home or hit the road for a new festival experience during September in Virginia.