Since the formation of its first permanent settlement by English settlers, Virginia has served a critical role in the history of the United States. Today, this scenic state offers diverse attractions for its large population and endless stream of tourists. History fans can take a trip back in time through museums and recreated colonial villages, and city lovers can find enough museums, special events and shopping destinations to complete their vacation.
- Herndon Town Green 777 Lynn Street Herndon, VA 20172 in Herndon, VA
Herndon hosts its annual Labor Day celebration featuring live music from popular regional acts, an arts and craft show and food vendors. The event also includes a wine and microbrew tasting as well as culinary demonstrations.
- Jim Barnett Park Winchester, VA 22601 in Winchester, VA
Thousands of visitors come to Jim Barnett Park to enjoy this autumn harvest festival. Live music and caramel apple sundaes keep kids entertained while Mom and Dad browse though the works of hundreds of craftspeople.
- Address: work 2nd to 7th Streets Richmond, VA 23219 Map It in Richmond, VA
An offshoot of a national festival on the same theme, this free event celebrates the multicultural heritage of the United States. Held every October, the Folk Festival attracts as many as 200,000 people during its three-day run. Six stages showcase every genre of music, from funk to folk to international music and dance.
- Address: work 24th Street at Oceanfront Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Map It in Virginia beach, VA
Brewmasters from around the world travel to Virginia Beach in October to showcase more than 50 selections, including stouts, lagers, cream ales, IPAs and fruit beers. Admission provides guests with an unlimited number of samplings and a souvenir glass. Vendors will sell food and attendees are invited to enjoy free live musical performances.
- Dulles Expo Center 4320 Brookfield Corporate Drive Chantilly, VA 20153 in CHANTILLY, VA
More than 300 artisans are on hand to show off arts and crafts during this December festival. National and local artists present their best works to thousands of visitors. Displays range from sculpture to jewelry to furniture.