City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Family Fall Festival

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 30, 2008    

City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Family Fall Festival
Festival Features Beale Street Puppet Theater and
Country & Honky-Tonk by the Folsom Prisoners Band

Come one, come all to Alexandria’s Family Fall Festival, scheduled for Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Armistead L. Boothe Park, 520 Cameron Station Boulevard. Admission is free, and the festival will be held rain or shine.

The festival features entertainment from the Beale Street Puppet Theater, a magic show by students from St. Stephens and St. Agnes School of Alexandria, and country and honky-tonk music by the Folsom Prisoners Band. Activities include scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, bouncy boxing, pony rides, moon bounce and hay rides. Food and beverages, such as hamburgers, hot dogs and kettle corn, will be available for purchase.
Armistead L. Boothe Park is located on the western end of Cameron Station, adjacent to the Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School. The park’s entrance is near the intersection of Edsall Road and Pickett Street.

The public is encouraged to take public transit, bike, or walk to the event. For DASH schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit Visit for the City of Alexandria bikeways map. The map features the City's best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations of grouped bicycle parking.

For additional information on the Family Fall Festival, call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.883.4686 or the Special Events Office at 703.838.4844.
 The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the American with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, please contact Cheryl Lawrence, Special Events Supervisor, at 703.838.4844 (TTY 703.838.4902), or e-mail