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Farm festival returns to Reston Farm Garden Market later this month

The annual festival returns this year with ticketed time slots (courtesy Reston Farm Garden Market)

A fall staple is returning to the Reston Farm Garden Market later this month.

Owners Lowell and Bonita Weinstein announced today (Tuesday) that the annual fall festival will return on Sept. 24 through Oct. 30, bringing activities like a petting zoo, a train, moon bounces, and seasonal produce to the farm.

“We love the annual tradition of the Fall Festival and inviting families to experience joy and take home pumpkins, plants or favorite Apple Cider Donuts,” Weinstein said. “We continue to offer a safe and clean experience for all of our guests.”

Local food trucks will be part of the event for the weekend, along with seasonal products like pansies, natural jams, organic honey, pumpkins, seasonal decor, apple cider and apple cider tonights.

While the festival was not on pause last year due to the pandemic, this year does feature different time slots, says Diane Murphy, a spokesperson for the garden.

The festival will be open Friday through Sunday with five 90-minute online ticketed sessions, starting at 10 a.m. and ending at 6:30 p.m. Admission costs $28 per child and $7 per parent, although children 2 and under can get in for free.

Other activities that are not included in the ticket include face painting, balloons, animal feedings, doughnuts and apple cider.

Staff will clean bounce houses and surrounding areas during the 30 minutes between sessions. Tickets are available online for purchase.

The farm is located at 10800 Baron Cameron Avenue in Reston.