Time to break out the scarves and sweaters...fall is officially here! If working and learning from home has the whole family itching for an escape, venture out of the house to check out some of the fun events happening throughout the RVA area this fall.
For an old-fashioned movie night under the stars, head to the drive-in movies at West Broad Village in Glen Allen! Each showing features a different spooky, family-friendly flick to get the whole family ready for Halloween. Tune into the movie from your car's radio, bring some snacks and enjoy! Tickets are free and spots must be reserved ahead of time. Movies are shown on October 2, 9, 16, and 23, starting at 7:30pm.
Join RCI Builders at Hickory Hill for a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 24th from 1-5pm. Tour RCI's beautiful model home while enjoying live music and food available from Boka Tako Food Truck. The kids will enjoy the bounce houses, hayrides, pumpkin decorating and more! The festival is free, but they do request nonperishable items to donate to Moments of Hope Outreach. It is sure to be a day full of fun!
While the Richmond Folk Festival will not be happening in-person on Richmond's waterfront this year, you can still enjoy new musical performances, cooking demonstrations and other fun family activities! The festival will take place virtually from October 9-11, and is completely free. In the weeks leading up to the festival, head to Brown's Island for an engaging scavenger hunt or to participate in Kevin Orlosky's interactive art installation. During the festival, visit RichmondFolkFestival.org to livestream the event!
It's not fall without picking pumpkins! For the complete pumpkin picking experience, head to Skinquarter Farms in Moseley. This family-owned farm and produce stand offers pick-your-own-pumpkins, hayrides, a corn maze and more! Pumpkins are reasonably priced at 69 cents per pound and they even offer discount weekends based on the location on your driver's license. The pumpkin patch is open 7 days a week throughout the season!
For a fun day and spooky night, book a ticket for the Gourds, Goblets and Ghouls Festival at Hanover Vegetable Farm in Ashland! Kids will love the petting barn, corn maze and pumpkin picking, while guests over 21 will enjoy wine, cider and beer from local vendors. When it gets dark, the Red Vein Haunted House will be open for a good scare! Sponsored by Hometown Realty's own Liz Chambers and Steve Pace, this festival takes place on October 10th and 11th. You won't want to miss it!