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Festival on the Square Returns Oct. 27

Children enjoy a petting zoo at the Festival on the Square.

Children enjoy a petting zoo at the Festival on the Square. Photo contributed

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Festival on the Square offers a full afternoon of free family fun, including live entertainment.

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A hay maze is one of the Festival on the Square attractions.

The 5th annual Festival on the Square is Sunday, Oct. 27 from noon until 4 p.m. at Reston Heights, 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. In addition to hosting the Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith) Help the Homeless Community Walk, Festival on the Square offers a full afternoon of free family fun including live entertainment, a petting zoo, a hay maze, trackless train rides, face painting, moon bounce, giant slide, children’s activities, trick-or-treating, plus the Z Car Club’s Judging and People’s Choice Award. Hotel restaurants Vinifera, of Westin-Reston, and Syrah, of Sheraton Reston will serve up festival foods for purchase. For event information, go to www.TheFestivalontheSquare.com, and find it on the Reston Heights Facebook page and Twitter, or call 703-476-9377.

Community walk participants must register in advance online at hthwalks.org and check in at Festival on the Square before the walk begins at 1:30 p.m.

Festival on the Square is sponsored by Reston Heights, The JBG Companies, Westin Reston Heights, Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro, Sheraton Reston, Syrah Restaurant, Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith), Reston Community Center, Reston Association, Fairfax County Times and the Connection. To participate in the Cornerstones Help the Homeless Community Walk or make a tax-deductible donation, go online to hthwalks.org. One hundred percent of all online registrations and donations will go directly to Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith).

Reston Heights, 11750 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, is a mixed-use venue anchored by landmark hotels, Sheraton Reston and Westin Reston, residential condominiums, and offices. Owned by The JBG Companies, this sophisticated combination of work space, living space, and green space is located near the intersection of Reston Parkway at the Dulles Toll Road exit 12 (south). For information, visit www.Reston-Heights.com.

"Festival on the Square Schedule"

*Noon-4 p.m.: petting zoo, hay maze, trackless train rides, mini-pumpkin patch, face painting, glitter tattoos, children’s activities, Z Club Car Show judging, outdoor restaurants, strolling entertainers, live performances on the entertainment stage presented by Reston Community Center; trick or treat at festival vendor booths (costumes welcome but not required).

*Noon-1:30 pm: Check-in for the Cornerstones (formerly Reston Interfaith) Help the Homeless (CHtH) Community Walk—advance registration required online at hthwalks.org.

*1:30 p.m.: CHtH Community Walk begins