The 26th annual Fall Festival in downtown Fairfax will take place on Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will offer food, music, children's games, an auto show and crafts from around the region. Admission fee is $2 for adults ages 18 and over, with additional fees for the carnival and some children and teen activities.
The carnival will offer amusement rides open to all. It will take place on Oct. 11 from 5-9 p.m. and Oct. 12 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., at City Hall, 10455 Armstrong St.
The festival has several highlights for visitors. Craft booths and displays along the downtown streets will sell handmade wares such as vases, wind chimes, quilts, woodcrafts, needlework, dolls and toys. The auto show will be on Armstrong Street, and the Octoberfest beer gardens will be located in the food court at Sager Street.
The festival will also feature live entertainment in the SunTrust parking lot. Entertainment includes Ernie Fields (10-11 a.m.), Tribute to the Flamingos (11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), Next Step (1-2 p.m.), The Crawdaddies (2:30-3:30 p.m.), and the Difficult Run Jazz Band (4-5 p.m.).
Visitors can ride shuttle buses to the festival from Fairfax High School, George Mason University and Woodson High School. Handicapped and bicycle parking are also available at City Hall and the municipal lots of North Street and Old Lee Highway.
The rain date for the festival is Oct. 13. For more information about the festival, call 703-385-7858.