There’s just something about autumn. Crackling colors, perfect temperatures, and mid-length days come together to make fall many people’s favorite time of the year.
Here in the Dan River Basin, we know how to celebrate this time of year. Find yourself in the region and we’ll find you a fall festival. Here are a few upcoming events.
September 14-22, 2018
Pittsylvania County, Virginia
The fair returns to the Danville-Pittsylvania County Fairgrounds. Don’t miss two nights of Demolition Derby action, Figure 8 racing and ride wristbands offered every day. Other nights include the magic of Lance Gifford and Rosaire’s Royal Racing Pigs. James E. Strates Shows returns with a midway featuring your favorite rides, games, and shows.
September 22, 2018
Caswell County, North Carolina
The Bright Leaf Hoedown is an outdoor festival filled with arts and crafts, educational booths, and commercial booths. This one-day outdoor festival is held the fourth weekend of September on the Court Square in downtown Yanceyville. It features a multitude of local food vendors, live entertainment, crafters and non-profit organizations, and more than 5,000 guests.
September 29, 2018
Halifax County, Virginia
Come out and enjoy South Boston’s favorite place to celebrate the fall season. Now in it’s 27th year, the South Boston Harvest Festival has become a favorite with kids and parents alike. Enjoy the attractions, entertainment, activities, and food that are fun for all ages.
October 6, 2018
Martinsville Uptown’s 2018 Oktoberfest International Arts and Culture Festival features two streets of vendors offering everything from free balloons to fine art, plus lots of kid-friendly activities including inflatable bounce houses and rides. The event offers a beer garden selling craft beer as well as traditional German foods like delicious bratwurst. Loaded with amazing crafters and talented artisans, this street fair has something for everyone. The Rogues will be performing at this year’s event.
October 13, 2018
Franklin County, Virginia
Experience fall with a 5K trail race/walk, followed by an Oktoberfest celebration. The festival will include live entertainment by The Sauerkraut Band and the local Saengerbund, who will perform authentic German-style music in traditional Bavarian clothing. The event features artisan crafters selling their handmade wares, merchandise and business vendors, a children’s play area, German games and entertainment for both kids and adults, an Oktoberfest-style Strongman contest, German food and a special Oktoberfest beer brewed by Sunken City Brewing Company.
October 19, 2018
Person County, North Carolina
Roxboro’s vibrant and family-friendly Uptown District offers high-quality dining that includes an acclaimed farm-to-table restaurant and a craft brewery, unique shopping from high-end gifts to thrifty treasures, and an array of artistic experiences. The third Friday of each month is set aside for a drive-in, with everything from classic cars and trucks to tricked-out bikes and trikes lining the courthouse square. Guests are invited to “cruise-in” to our Uptown district from 6:00 to 8:30 pm to enjoy the sights and all that Uptown Roxboro has to offer. The October event is Halloween-themed.
October 19-20, 2018
The River District Festival was formed seven years ago to celebrate the revitalization of Danville’s “river district” and historic downtown, as well as increase awareness and visibility of the area. The festival serves as an event to bring members of the community together to enjoy art, music and learning and to celebrate what is happening in our region.
October 20, 2018
Rockingham County, North Carolina
The Fall Jubilee draws thousands of people from across North Carolina and southern Virginia for entertainment, food, fun and a car show featuring more than 200 beautifully restored antique cars and trucks, street rods and classics. Find more than 100 vendors offering a mix of art, crafts, jewelry, fashion accessories, pottery, home and garden décor, and more. Eat turkey legs, hot dogs, barbecue, blooming onions, funnel cakes, snow cones, steak and cheese sandwiches, ribs, and sausage dogs. The Kidz Zone features family entertainment, including bounce houses and amusement rides, and Touch A Truck with vehicles from the city’s police, fire, and public works departments.
October 20, 2018
Patrick County, Virginia
The annual Apple Dumpling Festival is held in Stuart’s quaint, historic “Depot” area, where the Danville and Western Railroad once ran the hills and valleys hauling products and people across Southern Virginia. At the festival there will be local and well known bands performing at the Farmer’s Market stage area. Numerous artisans line the streets with unique Southwest arts and crafts. Come hungry and enjoy the abundance of delicious food from apple pies and apple butter to Stuart’s famous apple dumplings.
October 27, 2018
Eden, North Carolina
Find fun for the whole family with free inflatables, mini golf, Zap the Zombie game, Scooby Doo bounce house and slide, games, cake walk, costume contest, Italian Ice and food vendors, band and karaoke.