Friday, October 04, 2013

Fall For Fairfax KidsFest 2013

With high temperatures supposed to be in 80s over the next few days, the 21st annual Fall For Fairfax KidsFest should be called the Late Summer For Fairfax KidsFest, right? I'll be here all night. Tip your waiters and waitresses.

Anyway, the Fall For Fairfax KidsFest is a free fall family festival designed for families with elementary and pre-K aged children. Hey, I fall into that category! The festival includes three stages of entertainment, scarecrow making,* pumpkin painting,* public safety and recycling-themed exhibits, pony rides,* a petting zoo, hay rides, model trains, instrument petting zoo, and the KidWay MidWay* (with more than a dozen rides and attractions) as well as more than 75 exhibits, activities and festival food (see below)! The little * there means that a program fee applies, however, there are plenty of activities that don't require fees. When we went last year, my son loved going on the Fairfax Connector bus and seeing the model trains. I have a feeling that these will be big hits for him again this year as well as the public safety vehicles and the Thomas the Tank Engine train table.

Here's what you need to know about the event:

WHEN: Saturday, October 5th from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sunday, October 6th from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WHERE: On the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035

Plenty of FREE parking is available.

WEBSITE: Fall For Fairfax KidsFest website

FOOD: Yes!

Big Fat Daddy's - BBQ
International Grill - American/Greek
Jersey Mike's Subs - Subs, Chips, Cookies
Moe's Southwest Grill - Mexican
Orient Bowl - Asian
Phat Boyz Catering - Seafood/American
Royal Creamery and Espresso - American/Soft Serve
Rudy's Pizza - Pizza & Calzones
Thai Thai - Thai
The Tender Rib - BBQ
Top Dog Truck - Specialty Hot Dogs, including a Veggie Dog
Colonial Kettle Corn
Rod's Oasis Shaved Ice
Cotton Candy
Funnel Cake
Banquet in a Bun - American

I'm getting hungry.

So if you live in the Northern Virginia/DC area, come out to a fun kids event! See you there!

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