Pumpkin Chunkin at Great Country Farms
Halloween is over so now what do you do with all of those pumpkins? Great Country Farms has a fantastically fun solution November 3-6 at its annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ Festival. Bring your leftover jack-o-lantern to the farm for an awesome smash session. The Silo Drop and the Zip Wire Sploosh let you do the smashing yourself or bring your pumpkin the Pumpkin Drop Zone and add it to the upside down “fireworks display” as the pumpkins are dropped from a 40ft lift. And not to worry – those smashed pumpkins will be put to good use. The cows and pigs love to eat them and the farm turns the rest into compost.
Family Day at Udvar Hazy Air & Space
History buffs unite (and anyone that wants A LOT of space for their kids to run around) at the Air & Space Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Family Day this month is all about the First World War and celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of the war. There will be activities for all ages, including presentations, exhibition tours, and hands-on activities, that explore a wide range of stories and technologies from WWI.
Superhero Fall Kidfest/Halloween Bash
Ida Lee Park in Leesburg is the place to be this Saturday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. for the super awesome Superhero Fall Kidfest and Halloween Bash. Arts, crafts, games, moonbounces, food, live music, and more make for a super good family fun. Dress up as your favorite Superhero and join the fun. Sounds super, doesn’t it?
Sensory Friendly Fun
There are two great events this weekend perfect for kids with sensory issues. On Saturday, Cobb Theatre at the Village of Leesburg will have a sensory friendly showing of The Nutcracker & the Four Realms at 10 a.m. Cobb turns the lights up and the volume down and encourages everyone to enjoy the movie in any way (dance, sing, squeal!) without worrying about disturbing other patrons. And on Sunday, Chuck E. Cheese in Dulles open two hours early for Sensory Sensitive Sunday. Children with sensory issues can enjoy toned down elements of the restaurant, including lower volume sound effects, arcade games and in-store entertainment.
This weekend is the last chance to enjoy many of the local festivals celebrating fall and all its glory (like donuts and kettle corn, right?). Get out and enjoy the Temple Hall Farm Corn Maize & Fall Festival, Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park, Wayside Farm Fun Fall Festival (Mention Mac Kid for 20% off your admission), and Shocktober before they all wrap up for the season. Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park and Temple Hall are open on Monday & Tuesday as well since Loudoun County students are enjoying some R&R those days.