Fredericksburg Parent

October 2014

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www.FredParent.NET • • • 17 Cox Family Farms Fall Festival Preview. Sept 20, 21: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. All of those giant slides, swings, apples and cider, animals, pumpkins are waiting for you! Cost: $14. Under 2 is free. 5621 Braddock Rd, Centreville, 20120. 16th Annual Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour. Oct 4, 5: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and taste of Culpeper County on farms in the beautiful Blue Ridge foot- hills. The tour, a self-guided driving experience, can be started at the Welcome Center located at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises on Route 29. FREE! Fredericksburg Fall Family Festival with Spotswood Baptist and Thunder 104.5. Oct 26: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. From hay rides to inflatable's, carnival games to a petting zoo, the Fredericksburg Fall Family Festival offers fun for the entire family. FREE! Inside the Towne Centre, children are invited to play a variety of carnival-style games to win candy. Enter to win fabulous prizes! At the Spotsy Towne Centre. Fall Harvest Family Days @ Mt. Vernon. Oct 25, 26,: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Activities include wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, 18th-century dancing demos, a straw bale maze, farrier (blacksmithing) dem- onstrations, apple-roasting, corn husk dolls demonstrations and early-American games and music. Potomac River sightseeing cruises are half-price this weekend only. 11, $8; and Children under 5 FREE. 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy, Alexandria. 2014 Fall Foliage Rail Excursions. Oct 18 & Oct 25: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Ride the rails along Historic Deep Run Creek in Spotsylvania Co. on open railroad cars on and enjoy local fall foliage. Departing from the Rappahannock Railway Workers Museum at 11700 Main St, Fburg, 22408. Rain date Oct.27th. Free but Donations accepted! Fredericksburg Harvest Festival. Oct 4, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Join us for the last First Saturday of the year! Shop the farmer's market and enjoy a mini pumpkin patch, face painting, fall decorations for sale and more! FREE to attend. Hurkamp Park. Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival. Oct 4 (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.) & Oct 5 (12 p.m. - 5 p.m.). Each year the festival is made up of the 7 ownership wineries and 4 guest winer- ies which offer over 100 varieties of Virginia's award winning wines for you to sample and purchase. Activities include: food vendors, spe- cialty crafts, a barrel train, face painting, live music and more. Tickets: $15/Adv or $20/ Gate. Children 7 - 20 & Designated Drivers: $10. Age 6 & under are free! At the Poncho Villa Pavilion at Celebrate Virginia, 2150 Gordon Shelton Blvd. Grave's Mountain Apple Harvest Festival. Oct 4, 5; Oct 11, 12, Oct 18, 19: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Enjoy pick your own Apples, Craft vendors, Hayrides, Cloggers, Pony Rides, Live Music, Food and more! Free admission, Free parking. 205 Graves Mountain Lane, Syria, 22743. 23rd Annual Harvest Festival in Bowling Green. Oct 18, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Live music all day long from local tal- ent. Children's activities include face painting, pumpkin painting, a petting zoo, and clown entertainment. Other activities include the car show and antique tractor show, antique alley, as well as food and craft vendors. Festivals, Fun and Foliage continued from pg 15 Cox Family Farms Fall Festival Preview. 21: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. of those giant slides, swings, apples and cider, animals, pumpkins are waiting for you! Cost: $14. Under 2 is free. 5621 Braddock Rd, Centreville, 20120. For more information and a full list of area fall festivals, pumpkin patches and apple orchards, visit

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