Top 10 October Fairs, Festivals & Fun In Virginia


1. The Zombie Mud Run, Oct. 11th


Christopher Run Campground, Richmond, VA
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Do you like to run? eat? Drink? Well, you are going to LOVE this event. The Zombie Mud Run has teamed up with the Lake Anna Grapes and Grains Festival that will be featuring delicious food, excellent wines and awesome beers!

2. Festival Of Leaves, Oct. 11th


Bland Fairgrounds, Bland, VA 24315
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The Festival of Leaves is one of the premiere events in Bland County and offers a weekend of food, crafts, flea market, hayrides, continuous entertainment, children’s exhibits and activities, horseshoes, apple cooking contest and a Confederate living history display.

3. Suffolk Peanut Fest, Oct. 9th – 12th


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This year marks the 37th anniversary of Suffolk, Virginia’s premier festival. This family-friendly event honors the city’s agriculture heritage and devotion to peanuts, our favorite legumes.

4. Hands and Harvest Festival, Oct. 11th

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Monterey, VA
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Celebrate the beauty of Autumn at Highland County’s annual Hands & Harvest Fall Foliage Festival. Held on the second weekend in October, this event offers two full days of activity and entertainment.

5. New River Brewfest, Oct. 18th


7535 Lee Highway , Radford, Virginia 24141
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The New River Brewfest showcases fine crafted beers from members of the Virginia Brewers Guild. Featuring local micro-brews and ciders from Virginia, food vendors and live music.

6. Stafford County Agricultural and Homemaking Fair, Oct. 17th – 19th


25 Hartwood Rd, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406
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The oldest fair in Stafford County. Enjoy Teen night Saturday, Agricultural Area, First Responders Area, Food, Exhibitors, Living History Area, Trailblazer Program, Scout Badge Day, Vendors & of course Music of the Festival.

7. Richmond Zombie Walk, Oct. 25th

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Richmond, Virginia
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After months of scavenging for rodents along the sewers of the James River, your zombie masters have returned to the surface and are hungry for human flesh and BRAAAAAINS.

8. Blue Ridge Folklife Festival, Oct. 25th

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Ferrum, VA
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With three music stages, two dozen country foods, 50+ craftspeople, vintage farm tractors, hundreds of custom cars, draft horse and coon dog contests, sheep herding demos, and old-time children’s games, Ferrum College’s Blue Ridge Folklife Festival celebrates western Virginia’s folkways and rural life.

9. Vienna Halloween Parade, Oct. 29th


Vienna, VA
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The Vienna Halloween Parade is a loved annual tradition that is organized by the Vienna Business Association, the Town of Vienna and through the support and assistance of dedicated community volunteers.

10. Trunk or Treat, Oct. 31


4042 Anderson Hwy, Powhatan, Virginia 23139
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Trunk or Treat is great fun!

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