City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Family Fall Festival on Saturday, October 15

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For Immediate Release: September 30, 2011

City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Family Fall Festival on Saturday, October 15

The City of Alexandria’s Annual Family Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Armistead L. Boothe Park, located at 520 Cameron Station Blvd.  The event will be held rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, the Festival will move indoors to the Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School located at 435 Ferdinand Day Dr. Admission to the event is free.

Entertainment features Beale Street Puppet Theatre and the sounds of “Boy’s Night Out,” an acoustic band performing traditional and contemporary folk, bluegrass, and “old timey” music.

Free activities include entertainment, exhibits, activities by the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center, face painting, pumpkin painting, hayrides and more. Tickets will be sold for $5 each or four for $15 for pony rides, moon bounce, bouncy boxing and scarecrow building. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. 

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

For a list of City of Alexandria events and activities, visit the Community Events and Activities Calendar.

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, Acting Division Chief, at 703.746.5419 (TTY 703.838.4902) or email, 10 days prior to the event.