Fall Family Fun: 6 Fall "Must Do" Events
1. Heritage Day
Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Venue: Southampton Agriculture and Forestry Museum (26135 Heritage Lane Courtland, VA 23837)
Admission: $5.00 Adults/$2 Children
Come visit the Southampton Agriculture and Forestry Museum to see Heritage Crafters making butter, hominy, molasses, cracklin’s, soap and baskets. Watch an 1880s printing press, 1920s sawmill and a corn gristmill in action. Story-telling will take place in an old 1-room school house. Watch blacksmithing and pottery-making demonstrations. Visit the petting zoo and take a peek at miniature horses as well as antique cars, tractors and small engines, which will all be on display. Live music will be provided by Bluegrass by Shiloh Grass at 11:30am, 12:45pm and 3:00pm. Join us for a family fun hayride or shop for hand made arts & crafts. Grab lunch on site and enjoy the BBQ/Hot dogs/baked goods/drinks that will be available for sale. Rebecca Vaughan House will be open with a display of local historical items. This will be a fun day for everyone! All activities except food included in admission price.
2. Franklin Cruise In
Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Historic Downtown Franklin (107 South Main Street Franklin, VA 23851)
Website: Franklin Cruise In
We welcome you to “Cruise In” for the Franklin Cruise In Finale! Open to Antique Cars and Trucks, Street Rods, and Custom Bikes. We have vehicles from as far away as Chesterfield, VA to the north, Valentines, VA to the west, Virginia Beach to the east and Ahoskie, NC to the south; Cruise In is a fun, family friendly event and welcomes children of all ages. Monster Energy Drinks can be found handing out FREE samples of their products along side their monster truck. Admission is free and open to all!
3. Franklin Fall Festival
Date: Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd
Time: Friday 6:00pm – 11:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm
Venue: Barrett’s Landing (East Barrett Street Franklin, VA 23851) and (120 South Main Street Franklin, VA 23851)
Website: Franklin Fall Festival
Admission: Friday: $5.00 (Kids under 6 years of age FREE) and Saturday: FREE
Join us Friday night for a block party at Barrett’s Boat Landing with live music and fireworks to kick off the event or swing by from 10am-4pm Saturday to take part in the street festival. Ten blocks of Downtown Franklin’s Historic District will be closed off to make room for ALL the festivities of this year’s Franklin Fall Festival event. Festivities include: Arts & Crafts Booths, Food Vendors, Commercial Exhibits, Educational Exhibits, a Classic Car Show plus loads of family entertainment! We invite you to come join us for a wonderful weekend event and while you are here be sure to explore our Historic Downtown shops and restaurants.
4. Boykins Pumpkin Fest
Date: Saturday, October 17th
Time: All Day
Venue: Main Street Boykins
Address: Main Street Boykins, VA 23827
Boykins is a small town with a big festival. Food (BBQ, hot dogs and more), music (bands, DJs, local talent), vendors (arts and crafts), games, rides and inflatables help to make this Boykins’ biggest event of the year! Come check out the car, truck, bike and tractor shows. Enjoy a hayride or pony ride and see old world crafts. Enter and play to win the BINGO JACKPOT or the local talent show! Children are invited to ride the train and enjoy the petting zoo. Come join us for this fun, family friendly event!
5. Blackwater Outfitters/Nottoway River Guides (Kayak Tours)
Date: Fall 2015
Venue: Main Street Courtland (22225 Main Street Courtland, VA 23837)
Blackwater Outfitters/Nottoway River Guides offers on site sales, rentals, tours, demos, backpacking and camping equipment. Stop by the shop and rent a kayak to tour the beautiful scenic rivers in Franklin Southampton. Time your trip just right and you could enjoy the beautiful fall scenery while you paddle on calm, peaceful rivers. Make your kayak tour a family or work event – Blackwater Outfitters/Nottoway River Guides has all the kayaks you and your group needs to explore the waters of Franklin Southampton. Worried about a lack of experience? Don’t fret – Blackwater Outfitters/Nottoway River Guides will help you on a guided tour! We invite you to grab your “yak” and go Escape to Tradition in Franklin Southampton VA!
6. Turtle Creek Farm
Date: Fall 2015
Venue: Turtle Creek Farm
Address: 29164 Three Bees Road Newsoms, VA 23874
Website: Turtle Creek Farm
We invite you to come and experience life on the farm. Turtle Creek Farm is home to farm exhibits, animal exhibits, hayrides, a kids maze and best of all, a trip to the pumpkin patch. Schedule a family trip or a class field to Turtle Creek Farm and enjoy a family fun, educational experience. All ages are welcome to come and enjoy life on the farm – put on your overalls and come on down to the farm for a day of fun!