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City of Alexandria’s Annual Family Fall Festival Scheduled for Saturday, October 17

The City of Alexandria’s Family Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Armistead L. Boothe Park, located at 520 Cameron Station Blvd. In the case of inclement weather, the Festival will move indoors to Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School, 435 Ferdinand Day Drive. The event will be held rain or shine.

Entertainment includes performances by the Beale Street Puppet Theatre and the sounds of “Ken & Brad Kolodner” playing traditional American old time or folk music.  Ken is regarded as one of the most influential hammered dulcimer players and old-time fiddlers in the United States and son Brad is a rising star in the claw hammer banjo world. Concert appearances for the duo include The Kennedy Center, The Birchmere and The Baltimore Banjo Showcase as well as numerous other live radio broadcasts, concerts and festivals.  Activities include a pirate moon bounce, pony rides, scarecrow building, face painting and hay rides, among others.  New this year will be a large inflatable Fire Truck slide. A variety of organizations and City Departments will feature children activities and exhibits.  Food and beverages will also be available for purchase.

Admission to the event is $5 per person or $15 per family up to four people.  Save time at the event and avoid waiting in line by visiting www.alexandriava.gov/Webtrac and pay online.  Use activity #284601 to purchase advance admission. Receipt required for admission.

Armistead L. Boothe Park is located near the intersection of Edsall Rd. and Pickett St. adjacent to Samuel L. Tucker Elementary School. Limited parking is available at Armistead L. Boothe Park. The public is encouraged to bike, walk or take public transit to the event. For DASH schedule information, call 703.370.DASH or visit www.dashbus.com. For Metrobus schedule information, call 202.637.7000 or visit www.wmata.com.

Bicyclists may visit www.alexandriava.gov/localmotion for the City’s Bikeways Map, which features the City’s best on-street and off-road bikeways, as well as locations of grouped bicycle parking.

This festival is sponsored by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities. For more information on the City of Alexandria’s Family Fall Festival, call the Special Events Hotline at 703.746.5592 or the Special Events Office at 703.746.5418.

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