11 Fantastic Fall Family Activites to do in Lynchburg 2018
Is your family looking for some amazing fall activities that will leave you with wonderful memories and great photo opportunities? Then get ready to mark your calendar, grab your pumpkin spice latte and enjoy what the Lynchburg area has to offer for fall fun!
1. Smith Pumpkin Patch
Smith Pumpkin Patch
Sept 24th-Nov 7
The Smith Pumpkin Patch is a wonderful place to spend a cool autumn day with young/pre-teenage kids. Bounce houses, a maze, Noah's Ark play fort, and pumpkins galore are just a few of the fun activities for everyone.
2. 21 St Annual Day at the Point
Day at the Point
October 6th is the 21st Annual Day at the Point! The fun is free and includes Living History, Games for Kids, Animals, Music Performances, Vendor Village, House Tours, Quilt Exhibit, Food Trucks, Pumpkin Decorating.
3. Autumn Family Photo Sessions
Autumn Family Photo Sessions with Holly Ann Photography
Fall is the perfect time of year to have your family portraits taken. Its wonderful to be outside, hear the crunch of leaves beneath your feet and enjoy some laughter and family bonding time all while preserving your family heritage through beautiful images to be displayed in your home. October 20th and 27th we are offering mini sessions and there are 9 spots available. Book yours today.
4. Lynchburg Art Festival
Lynchburg Art Festival
The Lynchburg Art Club proudly presents the 46th annual Lynchburg Art Festival on Saturday, September 15, beginning at 10am. 150 artists from across Virginia and surrounding states will be displaying and selling their art at E.C. Glass High School. A wide range of mediums will be on display including watercolor, oil, pastel, painting, encaustic, sculpture, drawing, acrylic, mixed media, and photography.
5. Drumheller Orchard
Oct 20 &21 9-5
They have a wide range of activities for all ages, such as hayrides to the pumpkin patch and corn maze, an apple sling shot, and kids zone. The corn maze is weather permitting.
6. Yoder's Farm and Corm Maze
The Yoder's farm is a fun place for little ones and big kids as well. The challenging corn maze is a must-do fall activity! Be sure to get your tickets and grab some friends for a great afternoon and save room for some whoopie pies!
7. Turkey Run
Lynchburg Turkey Trot
Start Thanksgiving Day off on the right foot at the Lynchburg Turkey Trot for HumanKind sponsored by Wells Fargo. Before the big games, the big meal, the parades and the pies, why not get in a little exercise with a few thousand neighbors? It’s an event the whole family will enjoy! If you’ve never been before, we encourage you to join us this Thanksgiving and make it a family tradition!
8. Morris Orchard
Apple and Cider Doughnuts
The whole family will love enjoy the beautiful Morris Orchard at the foot of mountain and the rolling hills of pumpkins. People drive miles for their apple and cider doughnuts so don't miss this little gem in your fall activities.
9. Amherst Apple Festival
Amherst Apple Festival
October 20 &21
The Amherst Apple Festival is the perfect place to pick up delicious apples for baking, cooking and eating. You'll also enjoy vendors, entertainment and fun activities for the kids.
10. Old Time Jam
Old Time Jam
Oct 2 and Nov 6
Take down your fiddle, rosin up your bow and play that ol’ banjo fast or slow! Players of all ages and levels are welcome to come together in the tradition of sitting and playing old time music. Jam focuses mainly on old-time fiddle tunes from Southern Appalachia and is hosted first Tuesday of the month. Bring your guitar, fiddle, banjo, or mandolin. We look forward to seeing you there!
11. Poplar Forest Folk Festival
Listen to some of Virginia’s best folk music and Americana bands in the backyard of Mr. Jefferson’s retreat house. Pair the music with local foods, shop for works by local artisans and explore Jefferson’s octagonal villa—considered his most perfect work of architecture—at a reduced rate. Bands include the Sons of Liberty, the Crooked Road Ramblers, The Wildmans, and Morgan Wade & The Stepbrothers. Tickets for the Poplar Forest Folk Festival are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. All advanced ticket sales end at 5 p.m. Oct. 19th.
May you and your family have a wonderful fall filled with special events and moments that you enjoy together. Time flies by so fast and we must be intentional because we only have 18 fall seasons with our children.
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