“Fall”ing for RVA

Fall has always been an active time for me and my fiancee. We met in late August and started our relationship with some amazing fall fun! Going to concerts, festivals, farmer’s markets, and the state fair. From then on, we always thrived in the fall. We spend our weekends on adventures around our own backyard. Incorporating festivals into dates, veggies from the farmers market into our dinners and  Pumpkins from the pumpkin patch into our home decor. Today I am excited to share some local events for you to enjoy this fall!


The state fair of Virginia 

September 27-October 6

Who doesn’t love the state fair and all its fried goodness? If the greasy fried Oreos and cotton candy are not for you, there a plenty of local vendors, rides and farm animals to check out during the day. Some of my favorite activities include the demolition derby, the famous pig racin, and Locash performing the last night!

Carter Mountain Orchard

Sept 29 – Oct 20

Sun-Thurs: 9:00– 6:00, Fri-Sat: 9:00 – 7:00

If you have never made the trip to Carter Mountain in Charlottesville, go ahead and make a plan to! While you are there you can go and pick your own apples right off the tree. If you arent so much for picking your own, they have lots of options in the country store, along with amazing apple cider donuts, highly recommended! Once you’ve worked up a good thirst, head to the Bold Rock tasting room for a delicious Virginia cider. You won’t be disappointed with the beautiful view over the Blue ridge while you sip your drinks.

Gourds, Goblets and Ghouls Festival

October 12th – 13th

This festival has been a long-time favorite for Jacob and me. Held at Hanover vegetable farm, you have the chance to try a variety of local Virginia wines, buy local goodies from fantastic vendors, have lunch with local food trucks and even go to the pumpkin patch and pick your own pumpkin. Did I mention all this for only $12.00? So grab your wine glass, sing along to some live music and take all the fall festivities in, I don’t know a better way to spend a beautiful fall day in RVA!


The Richmond Folk Festival 

October 11-13

A long-time Richmond favorite is the Folk Festival! This event has been voted Richmond’s best musical event for several years running now. Join friends and neighbors on the riverfront for amazing music, local vendors, and delicious iconic Richmond food. Great for families and people of all ages!

Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival

October 19, 12-6

Live music, local beer, Richmond food trucks and fun for the whole family! This event is free to attend (the best kind of event) Don’t forget to dress up for the costume contest that will even include a pet costume contest!  The festival will take place down Arthur Ash Blouvard, Leigh street to broad. I for one can not wait!

The Richmond Mac and Cheese festival

October 12

Sample more the 30 types of mac and cheese, yep I will be there! Not to mention there will be craft beer and wine to sample! This festival is held at the Richmond Raceway, tickets range from $20-50.00 but what you get: Over 30 Kinds of Mac and Cheese to sample from top chefs and food vendors
Great craft beers, wines and ciders to sample
Live Bands and Entertainment
Get to Vote for Richmond’s Best Mac and Cheese!

See you there!


Innsbrook Pumpkin Palooza

October 26 10:00-4:00

Talk about fun for anyone, join your friend at Innsbrook pavilion for amily-friendly harvest festival complete with punkin dunkin via old-fashioned trebuchets and cross-bows, battle of the bands, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, food trucks, kidszone, pony rides, petting zoo. Not to mention, craft beverages for adults too! Fun for all ages. Benefits Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation.

I hope to see you all out and about this fall, let me know if you are going to any of the fun events above! I would love to see you there!













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