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Fall festival returns to Halley Rise’s farm in Reston this weekend

The fall festival at Halley Rise’s farm in Reston returns this weekend (courtesy Halley Rise)

The Halley Rise neighborhood in Reston will host its second annual fall festival tomorrow (Saturday).

The event will feature a spooky scavenger hunt, pumpkin painting, live music, bouquet-making and games.

The event is free and open to all. Tours of the neighborhood’s farm, which is located at 2025 Fulton Place, will be offered from noon to 2 p.m.

Introduced at last year’s inaugural Halley Rise Fall Festival, the urban farm by Up Top Acres grows food and donates products to organizations that work to reduce food insecurity.

Food from the Roaming Rooster’s food truck and A.M. Kettle will be available for purchase on site. Live music by The Dirty Grass players is also planned. Game options include corn hole, jumbo Jenga and a giant Connect 4.

This year, the Farm has collected over 1,000 pounds of produce since July to donate to local nonprofit organization Cornerstones, exceeding its goal of at least 500 pounds.

Online registration is encouraged.

Brookfield Properties broke ground on the Halley Rise project in 2019 and has since focused on constructing The Edmund, a 353-unit apartment building that includes a pool, terrace, and fitness center. The apartment building houses Wegmans on the ground floor.