Fall into Fun – Autumn Festivals at Mount Vernon
Fall into fun during your autumn getaway to The Alexandrian. From pumpkin painting, to sunset wine tours, and ghost tours, Old Town Alexandria is your destination for fall festivals and fairs near the nation’s capital.
These family-friendly activities are sure to leaf you smiling:
Colonial Market & Fair – September 14 & 15
Step back in time to the 18th century at Mount Vernon’s annual Colonial Market & Fair. Each year, dozens of historic craftspeople and re-enactors transform the 12-area estate into a colonial fair boasting handmade crafts, savory foods, and lively entertainment. Meander through rows of artisans, taste authentic recipes, and even meet General Washington himself. From performers, to food and wares, there’s fun for the entire family at this traditional market. Plus, book our Exactly Like Nothing Else offer and receive 40 percent off admission to Mount Vernon for this annual fair.
Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour – October 11-13
Raise a glass and celebrate the history of wine in Virginia with a special evening tour of George Washington’s former estate near Alexandria. At Mount Vernon’s Fall Wine Festival & Sunset Tour, sample more than 20 local wines and enjoy live music overlooking the peaceful Potomac River. Snack on a savory baguette or specialty sweets from the popular on-site Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant before touring the fully-restored colonial mansion and cellar to learn about the Founding Father’s penchant for fermenting.
Fall Harvest Family Days – October 19 & 20
It’s officially autumn in Alexandria with the arrival of Mount Vernon’s Fall Harvest Family Days. Nested on the banks of the scenic Potomac River a short drive our Old Town hotel, partake in family-friendly activities, including wagon rides, a straw bale maze, apple-roasting, and cornhusk doll making at the historic Pioneer Farm on George Washington’s historic 18th century Mount Vernon estate.
Pumpkin Painting Contest – October 27
Get ready for a gourd time at The Alexandrian’s Pumpkin Painting Content. Hosted on the spacious outdoor courtyard at Jackson 20 in downtown Alexandria, channel your creative side as a participant or discover classic and out-of-the-box creations as a contest spectator. No tricks just treats – the winner of this annual content will receive a deluxe one-night stay at The Alexandrian hotel!
Alexandria’s Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour
Take a walk on the spooky side with a ghost & graveyard tour of historic Alexandria during your stay at The Alexandrian. During the month of October, book our Haunted & Historic package for two tickets to Alexandria’s Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour, plus, two Halloween-inspired cocktails from either Jackson 20 or The Study at Morrison House – our sister hotel in downtown Alexandria.