Dear FAMILY Friend,

We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful blend of city and country here in the DMV area. Because of this, there is never a shortage of things to do- especially in the fall! There are so many festivals, pumpkin patches, Oktoberfests and more happening all month! For a full list of what's happening near you this October, click here!

If you attend one of these events or visit one of these farms, mazes, or pumpkin patches- share it with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for a chance to be featured in our November print magazine!
Big Apple Circus
All new show! 

"America's Best Circus"  
When: September 18 - October 25
Where: Dulles Town Center, VA

For more information:  
Call: 888-541-3750  

Autumn Conservation Festival   

When: Saturday, Oct. 4 - Sunday, Oct. 5
Time: 10 am-3 pm 
National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW

Washington, DC    

For more information, click here!  


Fall Festival Weekend


When: Saturday, Oct. 4 - Sunday, Oct. 5
Time: 10 am - 4 pm, 12 pm - 4 pm
Rose Hill Manor Park
1611 North Market St.
Frederick, MD  

Chessie Jam Children's Music Festival
When: Saturday, Oct. 4  Add a description
Time: 12 pm - 6 pm
Pier 6 Pavilion
731 Eastern Ave.
Baltimore, MD 
Swing Dance
When: Saturday, Oct. 4
Time: 7:30 pm - 11 pm
Stacy C. Sherwood Community Center
3740 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA      
For more information, click here! 
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