Fall Heritage Festival Comes to Gulf Branch on Saturday

by ARLnow.com October 15, 2010 at 11:05 am 2,386 4 Comments

They’re going to be partying like it’s 1859 at the Gulf Branch Nature Center (3608 N. Military Road) this weekend.

“Bring the kids and be immersed in 19th century Virginia life,” beckons county parks spokesperson Nate Spillman. “This is a great outdoor event for the whole family!”

The fun includes watching blacksmiths in action, touring a log cabin, as well as making your own apple cider, corn husk dolls and hand-dipped candles.

There will also be old-timey music, historical interpretation, folks dressed up in traditional 19th garb and more. Tickets are $5 per perform, with a maximum of $20 per family. Kids 3 and under are free.

The event it being held on Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

The parking lot will be closed, but street parking will be available nearby. For more info call 703-228-3403.

See other weekend events around Arlington here.

  • I’d love to go, but I’m “car free.”

    • BrownFlipFlops

      If I’m missing some humor about being car free, sorry for being earnest. Here you go. I mapped a route from a point as far away from Gulf Branch as you can get, without leaving Arlington. It’s bike paths, and nice safe bike lanes, the whole way.

  • Sounds like a fun event to take the family after we participate in the “Mason Mile” Fun Run/Walk and Family Superstar Fun Day at Key Elementary that morning.

    More info on this great community event for all ages can be found at


  • YTK

    Does the 22A or B go there on Saturdays????


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