Put Down The Pumpkins, People.

By Laura Faison on Oct 26, 2015

Thanksgiving is a month from today.

In two months, we’ll be cleaning up the aftermath of Christmas wrap, decorations, and too much food.


Captain America zooming through my living room…

And I don’t know about you, but Halloween is a little less than a week away and I’m over it already.  (A full month of Captain America running around your house and watching Spookly The Square Pumpkin will do that to you.)

It’s a busy time of year, and it’s easy to get wrapped up in the holidays, parties, cooking, shopping, etc.  It’s also easy to forget to truly take time out from the hustle and bustle for family and friends – and for yourself.

Put down those pumpkins, people.  It’s time to take a break from holiday overload.

My family loves festivals – the food, the music, and the activities provide a little something for everyone.  So, our team compiled a list of some great events in our area that are perfect for reconnecting with those most important to you – and leave the cooking, costumes and wrapping paper behind for a few hours.



Carter Mountain can draw big crowds, but it’s fun for the entire family.

Carter Mountain Orchard Apple Harvest Celebration

Dates: September – November

Cost: Varies

Address: 575 Thomas Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA


Williamsburg Yankee Candle Village 10th Anniversary Celebration

Dates: Sunday, November 1st

Cost: Free to attend, items for purchase

Address: 2200 Richmond Road, Williamsburg VA


Williamsburg Harvest Celebration

Dates: November 11th – 15th

Cost: Varies

Address: Various locations, see site for full details



What’s more fall than apple cider?

Richmond Cider Celebration

Dates: Saturday, November 14th

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door (under 21 free with a la carte food for purchase)

Address: 17th Street Farmers Market, Richmond VA


Virginia Living Museum Oyster Roast

Dates: Saturday, November 14th

Cost: $45 in advance, $55 week of event

Address: 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA


Urbanna Oyster Festival

Dates: November 7th – 8th

Cost: Free with food and items for purchase

Address: 45 Cross Street, Urbanna, VA



Ashland Train Day is great for kids of all ages (including kids at heart!)

Ashland Train Day

Dates: Saturday, November 7th

Cost: Free

Address: 210 South Railroad Avenue, Ashland VA





What are some of your favorite fall festivals or places to visit this time of year?  Comment below and let us know!


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