Safe and Fun Stuff to do with the Family – Friday, Sept. 16, 2011
Cox Farms Fall Festival Preview Weekend
15621 Braddock Road, Centreville, VA
Date: Sep 17 – 18
Admission: see coxfarms.com for pricing
It’s Northern Virginia’s largest & most famous Fall Festival! Washington Post Editor’s Choice: Cox Farms is “The Big Kahuna of farms with fall festivities in northern Virginia.” Northern Virginia Magazine Award: 2009 Best of Nova Award ‘Family Friendly Event’. Enjoy all of your Cox Farms favorites a week early! 5 giant slides, famous hayrides, rope swings, farm animals & their babies, CORNundrum© cornfield adventure, farm chores, kiddie zone, apples & cider, food, entertainment, over 90 acres of fun! Everyone gets a small patch pumpkin to take home FREE with paid admission. SPECIAL OFFERS and coupons available to Cox Farms Members and Facebook fans. Register free at coxfarms.com & Like us on Facebook. Perfect for families, school groups and birthday parties.
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Canine Cruise at Accotink Park
Location: 7500 Accotink Park Road, Springfield, VA
Admission: $6 per person; Limit one dog per person
Treat your canine companion to a special cruise aboard Lake Accotink Park’s pooch friendly pontoon boat. Catch the last rays of the sun as it dips toward the distant lakeshore while your dog scans for ducks, geese and other wildlife. Limit one dog per person.
Phone: (703) 569-0285 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting or (703) 569-0285
Location: 1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Date: September 17, 18, 24, 25
October 1, 2, 4, 9, 15,16,22,23
Time: 9:30 am to 7:00pm
Step out of the 21st century and experience history through Revel Grove! The Maryland Renaissance Festival has provided outdoor entertainment experiences featuring stage acts, music, archery demonstrations, craft shows, and more for over thirty seasons. Come and Enjoy!
For More Information Visit: http://www.rennfest.com/
Phone: 1-800-296-7304 or (410)-266-7304
Frederick County Fair
Location: Frederick Fairgrounds
797 E. Patrick St. Frederick, Maryland
Date: September 16 – 24
Time: 9 a.m.-10 p.m.
The Frederick County Fair is one of the oldest agricultural fairs in the state of Maryland dating back to 1822 when it was known as the Cattle Show and Fair. Over the years the fair has changed names several times. Today, the Frederick County Fair is officially named the Great Frederick Fair. The event is held each September and features live entertainment, tractor pulls, carnival rides, an equine expo and showcase, agricultural events, educational activities, contests, food and lots more. The 2011 event will include live performances by Darius Rucker, Kellie Pickler, Demolition Derby, REO Speedwagon, Billy Currington and Vince Gill.
Date: September 18, 2011
Time: Noon to 5 p.m.
The City of Gaithersburg, in Montgomery County, Maryland comes alive each fall with its annual Celebrate Gaithersburg Street Festival, including live music, food, arts & crafts, amusements and more. Children will enjoy interactive theatre, games, demonstrations and amusements.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
H Street Festival
Date: September 17, 2011
Time: Noon until 6 p.m.
The H Street Festival is an annual street festival designed to showcase the unique qualities of this vibrant Washington, DC community. The event is a part of the revitalization strategy to bring attention to the developing arts and entertainment district at the eastern end of the H Street NE corridor. This year’s festival includes more than 30 musical and dance performances, an art car exhibit, two live performance stages that are produced by the Rock & Roll Hotel, a fashion show preview of DC Fashion Week, face painting, rock climbing, basketball games, carnival games, free popcorn, cotton candy, and dog tag making, a fully-loaded Hummer display, luxury car displays, free health screenings, crafts, and international foods.
Location: 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC
The White House Visitor Center provides a good introduction to many aspects of the White House, including its architecture, furnishings, first families, social events, and relations with the press and world leaders. At the Visitor Center, you can see a 30-minute video, entitled “Where History Lives”, explore six historical exhibits and purchase souvenirs at the gift shop run by the White House Historical Association.
Tours of the White House are available on a first-come, first-served basis for groups of 10 or more and must be requested through one’s member of Congress. If you haven’t planned ahead and reserved a tour, you can still sample some of the history of the White House by visiting the White House Visitor Center. The National Park Service offers interpretive programs and special events at various times throughout the year.