Fall Family Fun: 6 Fall “Must Do” Events

By Ashley@visitfranklinsouthamptonva.com |
Posted on August 25, 2015
| Posted in Events & Festivals

Take a look at these 6 Fall “Must Do” Events for Fall in Franklin Southampton VA. Enjoy the beautiful Fall weather, pumpkins, mazes and other fun treats when you visit Franklin Southampton, Virginia. The events listed are for families and children of all ages. We invite you to come Escape to Tradition in Franklin Southampton VA.

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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

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)

Website: Blackwater Outfitters/Nottoway River Guides

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!