4 Activities To Add To Your Autumn Bucket List

Crisp autumn breezes and the faint smell of pumpkin spice are in the air now that October is here. What’s your favorite fall activity? We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite fall activities to share with you, so you can make the most of the harvest season!

Photo credit: nallsproduce.com

Photo credit: nallsproduce.com

Nalls Produce Pumpkin Hill

Pumpkin Hill is Open! Pumpkin Hill is a free display featuring fall at its best: cornstalks, ornamental corns, mums, gourds, and a whole lotta pumpkins! The displays have been sourced from all over Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania to make Nalls Produce and their Pumpkin Hill the ultimate autumn experience. From tiny table pumpkins to pumpkins bigger than your head, Nall’s is sure to set the tone for a very festive harvest season.


7310 Beulah Street, Alexandria VA 22315

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm

Sunday: 10-6 pm


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Photo credit: eatwellexploreoften.com

Alexandria’s Decorated Halloween Homes

Although not an official tour, we think the decorated homes of Old Town, Alexandria need one! The best street to show visitors in the fall is Captain’s Row, Prince Street. Not only is it a historic cobblestone street, but it’s also home to some of the best Halloween decorations in town. From skeletons hanging from windows and spiders crawling up the walls to playfully stacked jack-o-lanterns complimenting the bursts of orange and yellow from the trees lining the cobblestone street, the homes of Prince Street are fully committed to ringing in the Halloween holiday spirit.

100 Block of Prince Street, Alexandria VA 22314


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Photo credit: novaparks.com

Spirits of Carlyle House

The Spirits of Carlyle House tour will share the history and myths of the site, making it one of the most visited places on Alexandria’s ghost tours. Explore the grounds by candlelight and let the haunted colonial streets of Alexandria tell the stories of notable residents from long ago.


October 8,15,22,29 from 6-8:30pm

Reservations required, $10 tickets here!



Maryland Renaissance Festival

Looking for something outside of Alexandria? Right outside Annapolis, the Maryland Renaissance Festival welcomes guests from all ages to explore entertainment, unique artists and handmade crafts, and a wide selection of treats to enjoy. Turkey legs, jousting tournaments, music performances, magicians and jesters, glass-blowing demonstrations, and knife throwing booths are just a few of the things that will make a day at the renaissance festival one to remember!


1821 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD 21401

October 2,3,910,16,17,23,24

Tickets sold online only: https://rennfest.com/tickets/

Adults (ages 16+) $28

Ages 7-15 $13

Under 7 is free


Do you have a favorite fall activity? Let us know! We’re always looking for the best of Alexandria to share with you and the visitors who tour our town. Connect with us below or subscribe to our weekly newsletter to stay up to date on new listings, open houses, community, and real estate news!


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