Moving to DC: Top Fall Activities to Watch Out For

If you haven’t yet, now would be a good time to contact your Washington DC Realtor to get an awesome deal on Washington real estate. Fall is the perfect season for great housing opportunities, and also the best time of the year to move to DC. Here are a few of the activities you need to look out for the next time you plan a visit to the nation’s capital:

Fall Harvest Festivals

Harvesting Pumpkin

Nothing says autumn like big orange pumpkins! Some families have an annual tradition of taking their children to farms or pumpkin patches. Here, children get to enjoy a myriad of exciting activities such as pumpkin carving, animal feeding, or wagon rides. Adults enjoy corn mazes and picnics with the picturesque brown and gold scenery.

 

These festivals are typically held in farms and other places throughout Maryland and Virginia. Most are open early in the morning up until late at night, when they host live musical entertainment. The events also feature crafts, campfires, lots of food, and even apple-picking.

Maryland Renaissance Festival

Maryland Renaissance Festival

From August through October, this event recreates the 16th century English village with the use of costumes, food, crafts, and performances. This fun family fair is held in Anne Arundel County, about 30 miles from Washington, DC.

 

There are more than a dozen booths and various forms of entertainment – featuring a jousting demonstration with men in full armor – so you might miss out on these events if you don’t plan ahead. Make sure to check out the different craft booths (jewelry, glass and wood crafts) and games (archery, mazes, pony rides) as well.

Oktoberfests

Washington is home to many German communities so it’s no surprise that there would be a local version of this famous German tradition. This grand event focuses on beer, food, music and plenty of dancing. Although there will be beer, the occasion is still all about wholesome family activities like eating and having fun. Some venues also have authentic German bands performing!

Adams Morgan Day

Washington being a diverse state offers many local fairs that exhibit their own history and specialty. Adams Morgan is one such unique neighborhood with a lot to offer: from restaurants to coffee shops, art galleries and houses – this community is quite lively and highly popular among the younger crowd. This annual affair boasts of international cuisine, kids’ games, colorful street vendors, live music, and interactive exhibits. There are even dance workshops and works from local artisans!

National Book Festival

National Book Festival

 

For booklovers everywhere, this is certainly not to be missed! Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this celebration is held each year in Washington, DC in honor of the joy of reading. It’s a great chance to meet award-winning authors, illustrators, and poets who talk about their books and even agree to sign them for fans. The numerous pavilions are home to the different genres like Mystery, Romance, History and Urban Fiction to name a few.

 

Don’t forget to clear the attic and leave your home in an orderly manner: because it’s going to be a busy weekend in DC!

 

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