Thursday, October 01, 2015

Fall For Fairfax KidsFest 2015

One of my favorite events of the year, the Fall for Fairfax KidsFest, takes place this weekend (Saturday, 10/3 & Sunday, 10/4) at the Fairfax County Government Center. This free event is a huge hit for my kids. Well, one kid. My younger son (Pedro Tulo) was only six months old last year, so I'm not sure of his opinion of this festival. Anyway, this truly is the perfect event for elementary and pre-K kids. You can read much more about Fall for Fairfax on its website.

Of course, the giant elephant in the room on the internet is the heavy rain expected on Friday and Hurricane Joaquin (Phoenix) which could cause major problems in the DC area (and beyond) this weekend. I know how hard the staff and volunteers of Fall for Fairfax work, so for the event to get impacted by weather would truly be a shame. With that written, wear some clothes and shoes that you don't mind getting wet and dirty and take advantage of possible shorter lines and smaller crowds because of people who may be scared of the rain. I mean, it's not like it never rains in Northern Virginia!

Here are the basic details about the festival:

WHERE - On the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035. Plenty of FREE parking is available. Follow signs to visitor parking upon arrival.

WHEN - Saturday, October 3rd from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. & Sunday, October 4th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHAT - 2 stages of FREE entertainment including the Innovation Health Kids Stage, and the Cox Community Stage. FREE to attend! Discount ride tickets for the KidWay MidWay are available by clicking here. Activities include scarecrow making*, pumpkin painting*, public safety and recycling-themed exhibits, pony rides*, petting zoo, model trains, instrument petting zoo, and the KidWay MidWay* (with more than a dozen rides and attractions). Plus more than 75 exhibits, activities and great festival food!

*Indicates program fee applies

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