While Southside Virginia is a largely rural area, you might be surprised at all the fun things to do in Southside Virginia this fall. From festivals, to enjoying fall colors while hiking, to visiting a pumpkin patch, there are more things to do in Southern Virginia than you may have realized! I know our fall calendar is filling up fast with all these fun events and activities!
Festivals & Events
Family & Farm Day in Blackstone, VA
Check out this fun family day of learning about Virginia’s agriculture and natural resources. See and touch farm animals, play games, dig in a corn sand box, find your way through a corn maze, and more. Held September 10th, 2016. Visit Virginia Cooperative Extension to learn more.
Annual Blackstone Arts & Crafts Festival
Enjoy craft and food vendors, live entertainment, kids zone, petting zone, tractor and classic car display, plus tours of Schwartz Tavern and the Carriage Museum. September 12-13, 2016. Visit the Blackstone Chamber of Commerce to learn more.
Annual celebration of the 1611 settling of the Citie of Henricus. History reenactment, military drills, craftsmen, historical games for children and more. September 17th, 2016. Visit the Henricus Historical Park for more information.
Virginia Peanut Festival
A fun-filled family friendly festival with free parking and admission. Enjoy carnival rides and games, food vendors, arts & crafts, educational exhibits, farm animal petting zoo, peanut farm tour, parade, fireworks, and more. September 22-25, 2016. Visit the Emporia-Greenville Chamber of Commerce to learn more.
Taste of Brunswick Festival
Enjoy a day full of entertainment for the entire family. Participate in, or taste a Brunswick Stew completion. Plus train rides, bouncy games, a petting zoo, pony rides, a corn box and more for the children. Bring lawn chairs for live entertainment, good food and fun. Held October 8th, 2016. Visit here for more information.
End of Harvest Festival
Enjoy the end of harvest at Rosemont of Virginia’s annual festival. Free admission, $5 wine tastings, grape stomping, family activities, and live music. Held October 15th, 2016. Visit Rosemont of Virginia for more information.
Enjoy the Outdoors
Tobacco Heritage Trail
Head out for a day of hiking, biking, or horseback riding on the beautiful Tobacco Heritage Trail. This trail is well maintained, and easy for children to walk or bike. Find trail heads in many Southside towns including La Crosse and Lawrenceville. This Learn more about the Tobacco Heritage Trail.
Enjoy this trail along the Dan river in Danville, Virginia. Learn more here.
Visit the site of Fort Christianna, where a 3.5 acre fort in 1714 to defend the area. It also housed an Indian School. Learn more here.
Henricus Historical Park
Travel back in time to the settlement of the Citie of Henricus, settled in 1611. Enjoy beautiful outdoor spaces and learn the history of newly settled America. Visit Henricus Historical Park for more information.
It wouldn’t be fall without a trip to the pumpkin patch. Parrish Pumpkin Patch is much more than pumpkins. Enjoy a corn maze, a corn crib silo sandbox, farm animals, a tractor hay ride and much more. The pumpkin patch opens on September 30th, 2016. Learn more here.
Enjoy your fall in Southside Virginia! Got any other favorite family-friendly fall activities in Southside Virginia to share? I’d love to hear them!