Break out your leather boots and your favorite PSL flavored treat: it’s officially Fall! Pack up the family and explore all that Smith Mountain Lake has to offer during everyone’s most liked season.

Layman Family Farms Fall Festival
When: September 21, 2019-November 9, 2019
Where: Blue Ridge, VA
Admission to this highly popular event guarantees a fun time for kids of all ages. Activities and attractions include: pumpkin picking, hayrides, a corn maze, play areas, games, and more. For more information, check out

Jeter Farm Fall Festival
When: September 21, 2019-October 27, 2019
Where: Roanoke, VA
Jeter Farm’s Fall Festival offers pumpkin picking, hayrides, a corn maze, farm animals, and more! In addition to the outdoor events, Jeter Farm’s Country Store is filled with locally made and grown Virginia products and crafts including ice cream, apple cider, kettle corn and more! Visit for more information.

Boones Mill Apple Festival
When: Saturday, September 28, 2019
Where: Boones Mill, VA
Celebrating its 42nd year, the Boones Mill Apple Festival highlights local artisans, food vendors, craft breweries, and more! Kids come for the games and rides; parents stay for the deep-fried apple pies.

SML Fall Fit Fest
When: Saturday, October 5th at 11am
Where: Westlake Towne Center
The SML Fall Fit Fest is an outdoor festival focused on fun ways to incorporate exercise into your lifestyle. Guests can check out class demos for Zumba, yoga, and kickboxing from the SML YMCA. Athletes can also sign up for the Jack O’Lantern OCR, an obstacle course race and 5k run/walk. Puppy adoptions, kite flying demos, music, and food vendors round out this fun day of outdoor activities.

Smith Mountain Lake Fall Festival
When: Saturday, October 12, 2019, 11a-4p
Where: Bridgewater Plaza
Visit by car or by boat! Guests will enjoy face painting, pumpkin decorating, roaming performers, and a pet costume contest (with proceeds benefitting the Franklin County Humane Society.) Over 50 craft vendors will be on site.

Harvest Time at Booker T. Washington National Monument
When: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Where: Booker T. Washington National Monument
This free event offers a glimpse into life in a mid-19th-century small slave-holding tobacco plantation. Experience costumed demonstrations of tasks such as blacksmithing, woodworking, open-hearth cooking, butter churning, and more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the event.