Things to Do in October Around Lorton

October is here in Fairfax County, with plenty of fall fun across Northern Virginia. Stop in to the Workhouse Arts Center for the Second Saturday Art Walk or enjoy a day out with the family at the City of Fairfax Fall Festival. Pick up your pumpkins early to prepare for trick-or-treating and Halloween scares to round out October.

All month long:

👻 2019 Haunted Trail – Lorton

  • Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout October
  • Workhouse Arts Center

First week:

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🔥 Fireside Ghost Stories at Ben Lomond – Manassas

  • Friday, October 4, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Ben Lomond Historic Site

🍂 Fall Jubilee – Manassas

  • Saturday, October 5, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Historic Downtown Manassas

🎨 24th Annual Art on the Avenue – Alexandria

  • Saturday, October 5, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Del Ray

🎃 Fall for Fairfax KidsFest – Fairfax

  • Saturday, October 5, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM and Sunday, October 6, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Fairfax Government Center

Second week:

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🏛️ Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour – Mount Vernon

  • Friday, October 11 – Sunday, October 13, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon

🎪 City of Fairfax Fall Festival – Fairfax

  • Saturday, October 12, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Historic Downtown Fairfax

🛍️ Taste of Shoppes of Lorton Valley – Lorton

  • Saturday, October 12, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Shoppes of Lorton Valley

🖼️ Second Saturday Art Walk – Lorton

  • Saturday, October 12, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Workhouse Arts Center

Third week:

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🚂 Clifton Day Festival – Clifton

  • Sunday, October 13, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Historic Clifton

🍸 Cocktails by Candlelight – Mason Neck

  • Friday, October 18, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • George Mason’s Gunston Hall

🏛️ Spirits at Brentsville – Bristow

  • Saturday, October 19, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Brentsville Courthouse Historic Centre

🍎 Fall Harvest Family Days – Mount Vernon

  • Saturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20, 9:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon

Later in the month:

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🚵‍♀️ Mountain Bike Demo – Lorton

  • Sunday, October 20, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Meadowood Mountain Bike Trail

🎃 Annual Halloween Pumpkin Hunt – Alexandria

  • Saturday, October 26th, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Lee Fendall House Museum

📣 The Annandale Parade – Annandale

  • Saturday, October 26th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Columbia Pike

🍻 Painting and Pints: Nightmare Before Christmas – Lorton

  • Monday, October 28, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Fair Winds Brewing Company

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