Provided by Prince William Office of Tourism
Prince William, Virginia is the perfect place to start off the fall season. From chili cookoffs to one of Northern Virginia’s longest running Arts & Craft Shows, you can find a variety of activities to enjoy throughout the last few weeks of summer in D.C.’s Countryside. Events include concerts, festivals and family friendly events for the community.
Now in its 50th year, this famous festival in the streets of Occoquan features hundreds of vendors with arts and crafts, live entertainment, local craft beer and plenty of delicious food and fun for the whole family.
The Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Half Marathon and the Prince William 5K presented by Life Time Fitness offers runners a unique racing experience. It’s staged at Jiffy Lube Live – a premier entertainment/concert venue in Bristow. Here runners and their supporters can enjoy a race village atmosphere before/after the race!
Labor Day Weekend Events (9/1 – 9-2)
9/1 – 9/2 Annual Labor Day Craft Festival at the Winery at La Grange (Haymarket) Join the Winery at La Grange team for local foods, crafts, and so much more! The Winery will be offering wine specials, food trucks and music all weekend!
9/1 Knotfest Roadshow Concert at Jiffy Lube Live (Bristow) Spend the evening rocking out at Knotfest Roadshow featuring: Slipknot, Volbeat, Gojira, Behemoth.
9/1 Baby Goat Snuggles and Bottle Feeding at the Little Goat Farm at the Lake (Nokesville) Enjoy the last weekend before school starts with the fun of silly baby goats feeding bottle sucking, brushing, walk with your favorite goat. Free popsicles for kids and free goat cheese blocks for all.
9/1 Labor Day Festival at Cabela’s (Gainesville) Come out and enjoy some great outdoor cooking seminars, free hotdogs and food samples, and some fun games.
9/1 Diner en Blanc at Effingham Manor Winery (Nokesville) A concept that began in Paris in 1988 is once again coming to Effingham Manor. Join the team at Effingham Manor Winery on Sunday, Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. for their second annual Diner en Blanc. Come dressed in white and experience an evening full of live music, great food and company.
9/1 Sunset Paddling in Occoquan with Penguin Paddling (Occoquan) This guided trip is approximately two hours in duration and launches from behind Madigan’s Waterfront Restaurant in Historic Occoquan. This paddle trip will leave the start point and take you past the old Occoquan Mill Ruins, Occoquan Regional Park, and along a beautiful river scene packed with waterfowl, fish and other critters.
9/1 – 9/2 Summer of Sunflowers Festival at Burnside Farms (Nokesville) Come out and take breathtaking photos among the Sunflower fields at Burnside Farms. Pick a few to take home with you too!
9/5 “Abstract Art Boot Camp – Assemblage Art” at Windy Knoll Farm (Nokesville) Step into the third dimension as Martin leads students through the multi-faceted process of making art from found objects and non-traditional media.
9/6 Dueling Pianos at Madigan’s Waterfront (Occoquan) Live energetic music, witty banter, and a good time all mixed into one night! Join us every Friday and Saturday night at 8:30 p.m. for our spectacular dueling pianos. Not to mention delicious food and the tastiest drinks!
9/7 – 9/8 Tank Farm Open House (Nokesville) Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. both days.
Many features and events are being planned which will include military historical demonstrations, living history units, K9 demos, keynote speakers, military vehicles and tanks and flamethrower demos. The Voices of Freedom will be conducting wartime interviews. Food vendors on site.
9/7 Fall Fest and Chili Cook-Off at Stonebridge (Woodbridge) Prince William County’s premier Chili Cook-Off and Fall Fest at the Stonebridge, Potomac Town Center! Exhibitors, vendors, and top-notch entertainment will begin at 11:00 a.m. Look for lots of interactive activities, and prizes.
9/14 Hispanic Heritage Month – Family Camping at Leesylvania State Park (Woodbridge) Have you always wanted to go camping? Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Leesylvania by camping out with friends and familia. Enjoy fun ranger-led programs such as canoeing on Powells Creek, a night hike on a trail, stargazing under the cool summer night, and a warm campfire program with delicious s’mores.
9/14 W.E. Brew Three Year Anniversary Party (Lake Ridge) Let’s celebrate three years of Water’s End Brewing and do it even bigger than last year! This year’s party will be including guest beer taps, wine and cider, BBQ and food onsite, TWO live music acts, an outdoor beer garden, raffles and games, and a firkin tapping, among other things.
9/15 Arts Alive! 2019 (Manassas) The annual Arts Alive! Festival has over 30 performers on four stages, both indoors and out. Also, art exhibits, food and craft vendors and hands on workshops. A perfect afternoon for the whole family!
9/15 Game of Thrones Music Experience at Jiffy Lube Live (Bristow) Do you love Game of Thrones? If you do than we know you love the music that goes along with this epic show. Come out for an evening of live music by Ramin Djawadi and experience it for yourself.
9/19 International Festival of Woodbridge (Woodbridge) Join Supervisor Principi and the Woodbridge Civic Association for an evening of merriment and cultural exchange, during this free festival. All are welcome! Enjoy refreshments, music and performances by international dance groups performing in their native dress
9/20 Beyond Limits Music Festival at Tim’s Rivershore (Dumfries) Live music, seafood and amazing views is what you will find at the Beyond Limits Music Festival.
9/27 – 9/28 Oktoberfest at the Farm Brewery at Broad Run (Haymarket) Come join the Farm Brewery at Broad Run team for their Annual German festival. Music, Food, and of course Delicious Beer. They will have 1/2-liter Glass Boots, come get yours before they are all gone.
9/28 Fifth Annual Brentsville Day (Bristow) Come experience this nearly 200-year-old social and political center of Prince William County while the grounds are filled with festivities! Enjoy Bluegrass bands, historic farm demonstrations, living history, historic trades, local artisans and vendors, food trucks, historic buildings, hayrides and more!
9/28 National Public Lands Day (Triangle) Free admission to Prince William Forest Park to celebrate National Public Lands Day!