City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Family Fall Festival on Saturday, October 16

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Fall Festival Pumpkins imageThe City of Alexandria’s Family Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Armistead L. Boothe Park, 520 Cameron Station Blvd. The event will be held rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, the Festival will move indoors to Samuel W. Tucker School, 435 Ferdinand Day Dr.

Entertainment features Beale Street Puppet Theatre and the sounds of "Banjer Dan", Aka Dan Mazer, solo acoustic performer playing styles "from bluegrass and beyond" on banjo, guitar, mandolin and dobro. Children friendly and family activities include exhibits from the Jerome "Buddie" Ford Nature Center and the Alexandria Fire Department; face painting, pumpkin painting, hay rides, a visit from Robbie the Recycling Squirrel and more.

New for 2010: Tickets will be sold for the pony rides, moon bounce, bouncy boxing and scarecrow building at $5 each or 4 for $15. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
This festival is sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities in partnership with the Browne Academy of Alexandria.

Armistead L. Boothe Park is located near the intersection of Edsall Rd. and Pickett St. adjacent to Samuel L. Tucker Elementary School. Limited parking is available at Armistead L. Boothe Park. The public is encouraged to bike, walk or take public transit to the event. For DASH schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit

Bicyclists may visit for the City’s Bikeways Map, which features the City's best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations of grouped bicycle parking.

For additional information, call the City’s Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 or visit

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, Office of Special Events, at 703.746.5419 (TTY 703.838.4902) or email