Come enjoy great food, live music, a train ride and other family-friendly activities when the town of Clifton puts on Clifton Day, an annual, festival held in one of Northern Virginia’s most beautiful and historic areas. This year’s event is on Sunday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Around 150 antique dealers, artists, bakers and other street vendors will line the town’s streets. Live bands, horseback rides, craft demonstrations, children’s activities, a Civil War re-enactment and a wide selection of food and beverage choices will add to the fun.
Clifton Day is the only day of the year when the train stops in the town. Festival goers can take the Virginia Railway Express (VRE), which will provide roundtrip train service to Clifton from all stops between Manassas and Rolling Road. The train ride to Clifton is free and the return trip costs $5 per person (children under age two ride free).
“This is Clifton Day’s 47th year, which is amazing,” said event chair Barbara Hutto. “The event’s longevity is a testament to how much people enjoy bringing their families to spend a fun fall day in Clifton.”
The 2014 festival, hosted by the Clifton Betterment Association (CBA), will distribute its proceeds to several nonprofit organizations such as the Girl and Boy Scouts, Clifton Lions Club, the CBA, Acacia Lodge and Clifton Presbyterian Church,
“Clifton Day attracts several thousand people throughout the D.C. area and beyond,” said CBA president Michelle Stein. “The town of Clifton appreciates the many talented volunteers who dedicate the time and skills required to manage this event.”
Sponsors include The Peterson Family Foundation, Ourisman Fairfax Toyota; Concise, LLC; Norfolk Southern; VRE; and Keolis.
Admission is free. Parking starts at $5 per car. For more information about Clifton Day, visit the event’s website www.cliftonday.com.