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Virginia Events in October

Best Events in October

Choosing the 10 best Virginia events in October is no easy task because it’s festival season.

Blue Ridge Folk Life Festival

The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival is the largest event of its kind in Virginia. It features performers, artisans, foods, and activities not found at typical craft shows, fairs, and festivals.

Craig County Fall Festival

New Castle is home to the annual fall festival in October celebrating the rich history of New Castle and the beauty of Appalachian in autumn.

Festival by the River in Fries

Come to Fries enjoy a day of fun on the banks of the New River at the trailhead of the New River Trail State Park.

Halifax County Fair

Halifax County Fair is an annual tradition in October that began on lower Main Street in South Boston and has grown to be a cornerstone fall event.
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Harvest Days Festival

The annual Harvest Days Festival brings a major celebration to Virginia’s only lakeside town in October.
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James River State Park Fall Harvest Festival

Enjoy pumpkin carving and painting (pumpkins will be for sale), candle dipping, apple pressing, storytelling, a candy maze and more.

Mountain Spirits Festival

Rocky Mount celebrates its Appalachian Heritage at the Mountain Spirits Festival in October.

Newport News Greek Festival

The Newport News Greek Festival is sponsored by the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Church.

Poquoson Seafood Fest

Sample some of the region’s best seafood Oct. 17-19 at the Poquoson Seafood Festival.

Richmond Folk Festival

More than 200,000 visitors come to Richmond’s riverfront and downtown area in October to celebrate the annual Richmond Folk Festival.

Richmond Oktoberfest

The Annual Richmond Oktoberfest is the largest German / American Oktoberfest festival in the state of Virginia.

Yorktown Victory Day

Yorktown Victory CelebrationYorktown Day marks the anniversary of Washington's big victory in the Revolution.

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Walton’s Mountain Museum
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Yorktown Battlefield
Carytown Blends Old South and Hipster for Shoppers
Kings Dominion Amusement Park
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Dolphin Watch
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Maymont Park and Estate
Amazement Square - Rightmire Children’s Museum
Natural Bridge Nature’s Art
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