Fall For Fairfax KidsFest Update

We sincerely appreciate your patience and unwavering support as we look for creative ways to navigate through these unprecedented times. We regret to inform you that we will not be producing  this event.

Celebrate Fairfax, Inc. is proud to present the 28th annual Fall For Fairfax KidsFest the premiere fall family festival in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Enjoy exciting, interactive and educational programs, entertainment and activities. Fall For Fairfax KidsFest is specially designed for families with elementary and pre-K aged children.

Admission, most activities and entertainment are free of charge.


On the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035.  Plenty of FREE parking is available. For a map of the event, click here. Follow signs to visitor parking upon arrival.


The Saturday and Sunday prior to Columbus Day weekend.


2 stages of FREE entertainment including the Innovation Health Kids Stage, and the Community Stage. FREE to attend! Discount ticket packages are available by clicking here. Activities include scarecrow making*, pumpkin painting*, public safety and recycling-themed exhibits, pony rides*, petting zoo, model trains, instrument petting zoo, and the KidWay MidWay* (with more than a dozen rides and attractions).Plus more than 75 exhibits, activities and great festival food!
*Indicates program fee applies


Admission, most activities and entertainment are free of charge.

Just as we sometimes have days where we can’t find the right clothes to wear, scarecrows sometimes come up with clothing shortages, too! The Festival provides hundreds of pairs of pants and long-sleeved shirts (or sweatshirts) for our scarecrows, but are currently still in need of both types of items.

Please help our scarecrows by cleaning out your closet of clothing that you want to donate to our organization. Receipts will be provided for tax purposes. Please bring clothing directly to the Scarecrow Program Area or our Information Tent while you’re at the Festival.

Our Scarecrows thank you for your support!