Breeze into Fall

Though fall started at the end of September, the month of October epitomizes the fall season. The weather finally starts to break, and we start to experience those cool, crisp mornings with an autumn breeze. The leaves have started to change color, and if you really want to see a show, take a drive up to the Shenandoah mountains to see a colorful display.

Apple picking season has begun. Take an hour drive up 64 to pick apples at Carter Mountain. The kids can enjoy a hayride and pick out their pumpkin too along with apple cider doughnuts. And don’t forget to drop by the wine shop where you can enjoy a wine slushie and bring home a couple bottles of local Virginia wine.

With the near perfect weather, you can bet festival season isn’t over in the city of Richmond.

You still have an opportunity to attend one of the most largely attended festivals in the city with over 200,000 at the Richmond Folk Festival, October 7-9 at Brown’s Island. Pick a day to stop by and enjoy great food, music and company.

If you love pumpkins, you don’t want to miss Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival on October 15th . This event will boast everything pumpkin from food to drinks, and of course, there will be music.

For those of you that like a good scare, come out to spectate or participate in this year’s
Richmond Zombie Walk on October 29th . Take a stroll to Carytown and see Richmond’s version of The Walking Dead. To top is all off, this scary even benefits the American Cancer Society.

In a nutshell, there is no shortage of things to do this month, so pack it in, especially since this is our last full month of Daylight Savings time.

Also, if you have a bit of a green thumb, October is also a great month to start planting your bulbs for annuals or perennials for the Spring season.

Get out and enjoy this great weather before it gets too cold!

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