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Fall festival season is just around the corner in Central Virginia. Here are some great activities and events to enjoy with your kids during fall's cooler temperatures.
Visit a pumpkin patch. Smith's Pumpkin Patch opens Sept. 19 for the fall season in Lynchburg, Va. Smith's Pumpkin Patch on Fort Avenue has been serving the Lynchburg community for over 18 years. Enjoy bounce houses, pick and paint a pumpkin to take home and play all day. Season tickets are also available.
Get lost in the corn at a corn maze. Yoders' Farm opens their Rustburg corn maze this weekend in Central Virginia. Also opening this weekend is Layman Family Farms in Blue Ridge. More pumpkin patches and corn mazes will open in the next couple of weeks across the area.
Take a fall hike. Hiking is a great way to stay in shape and have fun as a family. On the East Coast, the Appalachian Trail attracts hikers from across the country and around the world. Stretching from Georgia to Maine, you can enjoy a short hike or plan a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail.
The Virginia 10 Miler and Amazing Mile Youth Run will take place in Lynchburg on Sept. 27-28. The 10 Miler is Central Virginia's premier running event, attracting elite runners and families alike. Kids can enjoy the Amazing Mile Youth Run on Friday evening or participate with their parents on Saturday morning.
The 32nd Annual Centerfest will be held on Sept. 28 in downtown Bedford. Located in the heart of Virginia, Bedford is also home to the National D-Day Memorial. At Centerfest, you'll find craft vendors, street performers, great foods and live music. Fall festivals are great fun for the entire family.
Who doesn't remember jumping in leaves as a kid? Raking leaves may be a necessary evil, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. Let the kids help rake and keep a pile of leaves for fun all fall.
Visit your local apple orchard. Many orchards host fall events during September and October. You can pick your own apples or choose from many varieties. At Morris Orchard in Monroe, just north of Lynchburg, you and your kids can run through the hay maze or climb on the hay bale creatures.
Riding bikes lets you enjoy fall colors and crisp fall temperatures as you exercise together as a family. In Lynchburg, enjoy the Blackwater Creek Bikeway or visit Farmville's High Bridge Trail State Park to ride on the High Bridge.
Decorate your yard and home for fall and Halloween. Kids love this time of year. Get a jump start on one of their favorite holidays by pulling out the costumes and outdoor decor.
Fall is just ahead. Make sure your family is ready to have a blast as the temperatures drop. There's lots to do in the fall so enjoy the time together making memories.