Fall Fun in DC

Graphics: JW Illustrations © JESSICAWEIBLE.COM

Graphics: JW Illustrations © JESSICAWEIBLE.COM

Looking for ways to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather with the kids?  Here’s a round-up from several great local blogs, Red Tricycle, KidFriendly DC, and Our Kids.

  • Fall Festivals from KidFriendly DC

    Fall is on its way and so are the scores of festivals that come along with it. They celebrate everything from the season to city neighborhoods to books to cuisine to historic times. Have a blast on the farm, savor local food and culture, go medieval or colonial — all amidst brilliant autumn scenery in the cool, crisp air. Some of the fun has already started, and even more will begin over the next few weeks. This list of celebrations, ordered by start date, will help you plan for it all. Happy Fall!

  • 10 Great Places to Enjoy Autumn in the DC Area (that are not Farm Festivals)

When it comes to autumn outings with the family, most of us tend to think of a certain kind of fun — hayrides, pumpkins, slides, and all the amusement that comes with fall festivals on farms. And while they can be a blast, especially for kiddos, it’s also nice to enjoy the season in different ways, and there are plenty of them in the DC area. So, if you’re looking to spice up your autumn recreation (and not with pumpkin flavoring), here are 10 places that KidFriendly DC loves this time of year.

‘Tis the season for ghosts, ghouls, goblins and, of course pumpkins. It seems the latter is everywhere, pervading coffees, pies, even cereal. (Have you been to Trader Joe’s lately?!) Perennial pumpkin fun abounds around the D.C. region. Farms transform into playgrounds full of fall frills, such as hayrides, giant slides and pick-your-own future jack-o-lantern. Whether you’re looking for straight pumpkin pickin’ off the vine or something with activities to kill a day with, Red Tricycle’s rundown of area farms and festivals will meet all tastes.

Come fall, pumpkins get all the glory. But corn has found a way to steal some of the thunder back. We’re talking about corn mazes. Enter one and you and the kiddos can get lost (in a good way) for hours. Here are Red Tricycle’s plains of grain near D.C.

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