I really don’t think it can get much more beautiful than Fall in Northern Virginia. With that little bit of a crisp edge to the air and all the amazing colors that Mother Nature provides, it’s hard to find a more gorgeous setting for bonfires and Trick or Treat. Fall is also a time for some really fun festivals and events around the area. We’re going to share some of those here.


Here are 3 blogs that list some of the best festivals around.


Kid Friendly DC has a fabulous line up of some of the best family-friendly activities you can find.


FXVA the Fairfax County, Virginia authority lists a whole host of seasonal fun for you to check out.


Trip Savvy’s Virginia Guide also lists some great fall events to check out.


Here are a few of my favorite things to do during Fall in NOVA.


  1. City of Fairfax Fall Festival Make sure you don’t miss the Lumberjack Show.

  2. Of course, picking apples (and enjoying a homemade apple pie) and drinking hard cider are complete requirements when living in Northern Virginia.

  3. The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience- It’s a Halloween wonderland of over 5,000 hand carved, illuminated pumpkins.


What are your favorite fall happenings? Be sure to share in the comments below.


As fun as fall is for play around town, it’s also a great time to sell or buy a home. Many people want to get into a new place by the holidays and this time of year is fabulous for doing outdoor photos. If you are looking to buy or sell now (or maybe in the winter and want photos done now) feel free to contact me. I’d be happy to help you out.


Robin Butler, Your friend in the real estate business