Autumn in Williamsburg VA is a refreshing time of year …people are falling in love, the leaves are falling from the trees and there is a crisp, freshness in the air. Williamsburg abounds with outdoor activities. From walking and biking to fall festivals and pumpkin picking, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Autumn is the PERFECT time for a Williamsburg, VA getaway!
If you love traveling around and hitting all the Fall Festivals, you’ll love what Williamsburg has to offer!
- 33rd Annual Williamsburg Scottish Festival
- Yorktown Wine Festival
- 8th Annual Williamsburg Italian Festival
Apples, Pumpkins & Hay Rides
There is no season like Autumn! Go apple picking, pick your own pumpkin and ride on a tractor filled with hay! It’s not only the enjoyment of the activities, but the pleasure continues at home … making apple, pumpkin or fruit pies, carving jack-o-lanterns, stuffing your own scare crow with hay and leaves. The fun never stops!
Enjoy the mild temperatures by spending some time outside! illiamsburg is the perfect city for bike riding and/or walking. With newly constructed bike paths that go for miles and miles, and the scenic Colonial area, you are sure to enjoy the view as you tour this beautiful city. There are several bike rental shops in town and many of the area Bed and Breakfasts have garages for bike storage if you bring your own!
Boo! Williamsburg has a lot of options if you’re into being scared. Take a Haunted Tour of Colonial Williamsburg where you will hear ghost stories and accounts of tales from the past. Don’t miss out on Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens. This is a favorite among visitors and locals alike! Prepare to be terrified! Edgewood Plantation offers Haunted Candlelight Tours – or trick or treat yourself to a Witches Brew luncheon! Or how about the Haunted Dinner Theater – fun for the whole family.
We can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday morning! The Autumn Farmer’s Markets are filled with seasonal goodies ranging from fresh fruits and vegetables to holiday favorites! Fresh baked pies, a myriad of apples, cooking demonstrations and live entertainment (we mean the music, not the many dogs that accompany their masters)! You can even buy your pumpkins at the Farmer’s Market.
The Colonial Parkway is ideal for leaf peeping! Take a leisurely drive down this historic parkway and you will be surrounded with colorful leaves and wildlife. Take the time to stop and read the signs that tell of the history of the area. Bring a picnic! Lay down a blanket on the shores of the Jamestown River and enjoy the great outdoors!