Annual Family Fall Festival Scheduled for Saturday, October 15

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Annual Family Fall Festival Scheduled for Saturday, October 15

For Immediate Release: September 29, 2016

The City of Alexandria’s 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. In the case of inclement weather, the Festival will move indoors to Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, 435 Ferdinand Day Drive. The event will be held rain or shine.

Entertainment includes performances by the ever popular Beale Street Puppet Theatre and the sounds of Rolie Pole Guacamole playing family rock music.  Rolie Polie Guacamole has released four albums and played well over 1,500 shows nationwide since their first performance in 2007, receiving top picks from, Time Out NY Kids, and Time Out Chicago. Winner of the prestigious Parents’ Choice® and NAPPA Awards, Rolie Polie Guacamole features “a smart, parent-friendly musical style that dresses up original tunes and classic covers with vibrant harmonies and deft instrumental layers, plugging in a sizzling electric current of rhythm that light up lyrics humming with relevance and humor”.  Activities include inflatables, pony rides, scarecrow building, face painting and hay rides, among others.  A variety of organizations and City Departments will feature children activities and exhibits.  Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. 

Admission to the event is $5 per person or $15 per family up to four people.  Save time at the event and avoid waiting in line by visiting and pay online.  Use activity #284601 to purchase advance admission. Receipt required for admission.

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.

This festival is sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities in partnership with Roy Rogers. For more information on the City of Alexandria’s Family Fall Festival, 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, Regional Program Director, at 703.746.5419 (Virginia Relay 711), or e-mail