City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Family Fall Festival on Saturday, October 19

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For Immediate Release: September 30, 2013

City of Alexandria to Hold Annual Family Fall Festival on Saturday, October 19

The City of Alexandria’s Annual Family Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Armistead L. Boothe Park, located at 520 Cameron Station Blvd. The event will occur rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, the Festival will move indoors to Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, 435 Ferdinand Day Drive. Admission to the event is free.

Entertainment includes performances by the Beale Street Puppet Theatre and the sounds of country/bluegrass band “Silver City”. Family activities include the Jerome “Buddie” Ford Nature Center displays, face painting, pumpkin painting, and more.

Tickets will be sold for $5 each or four for $15 for the pony rides, moon bounce, bouncy boxing, and scarecrow building. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

This festival is sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities in partnership with KinderCare Learning Center and Zipcar. Zipcar is currently the Carshare agency providing service in the City of Alexandria and throughout the region.

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 more information, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 or the Special Events Office at 703.746.5418.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Cheryl Lawrence at 703.746.5419 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail