The refreshing bite of autumn’s crisp air. Spectacular views filled with the season’s changing hues. A fall finale at the end of each day marked by golden sunsets and starry night skies.
Autumn transforms Page Valley into a wonderland of vibrant colors and fresh-air possibilities for the senses.
Fill your escape with fall fun for the whole family at must-visit attractions in Page Valley, from seasonal activities and outings to festivals, Halloween happenings, and picture-perfect experiences.
Dive Into Fall Fun On The Farm
Packed with activities for even the littlest of adventurers, Fairview Fun Farm offers an array of activities each weekend in October and the first weekend in November.
Take in surrounding mountain views by hayride, scramble to the top of a hay mountain, take a tumble down a mega slide, and try your luck at a duck race. The Luray farm features swings, seesaws, corn hole, barnyard games and animals, barrel train rides, catch-and-release pond fishing, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and so much more.
Mark Your Calendar: Fall Festivals for All
Page Valley Sunflower Festival
The fading remnants of summer make way for the first signs of autumn at the annual Page Valley Sunflower Festival. Slated for Saturday, Sept. 2, the fourth installment of the event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with a 1K Fun Run. Register at pagecoalition.org.
The fun continues from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hayrides, lawn games, a bounce house, pony rides, an interactive butterfly tent, a pumpkin painting patch, a petting zoo, barrel train rides, an inflatable corn maze, crafts, vendors, live performances, and food trucks.
Marvel at the festival’s centerpiece as you take in a field of sunflowers. The vast field offers picture-perfect opportunities and flowers to clip and take home in exchange for a donation to Page Valley’s community-focused nonprofit group the Page Alliance for Community Action.
Continue the fun after the festival in Downtown Luray. Collect a clay medallion at the event and show it at participating merchants and restaurants for shopping and dining specials. Stop by the festival’s welcome table to learn more.
Page County Heritage Festival
The sights, scents, and sounds of the season will prevail at the annual Page County Heritage Festival. Held each year over Columbus Day weekend at the Page Valley Fairgrounds in Luray, the two-day event offers festivalgoers a step back in time to the area’s early days.
Now in its 55th year, the heritage festival is one of the oldest arts and crafts shows of its kind in Virginia.
Scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8, the rain-or-shine festival features live entertainment, tasty treats, handmade creations, craft vendors, activities, and dozens of demonstrations from Page Valley’s olden days, with many demonstrators dressed in period costumes.
Experience Chills, Thrills, & Shrills at DarkWood Manor
Paranormal activity is at its peak each Halloween season at the acclaimed DarkWood Manor in Downtown Luray.
Recommended for older kids and grownup kids at heart, the themed attraction is touted as Virginia’s No. 1 theatrical and interactive haunted house and rated as one of the best haunted attractions in the nation on hauntworld.com and hauntedhouseratings.com.
Open each weekend in October, DarkWood is known for its macabre makeup and costumes, and showcases a new storyline each season with original characters and elaborate sets.