Annual traditions and new promotions in Fredericksburg are just around the corner!

Scarecrowfest (October 1 – October 31)
Hosted by Fredericksburg VA Main Streetthe sixth-annual Scarecrowfest will return this fall. “Scarecrows are Coming!” will run throughout October. Participating businesses will decorate and display in their windows a scarecrow that fits one of the following categories: Funniest, Spookiest, Historic, and Best Use of Business. Residents and tourists are able to vote for their favorite scarecrows using a digital ballot or a physical ballot. One winner will be selected from each category and will win a first-place plaque and a $100 downtown gift card. If you are a business interested in participating, you can sign up here. The deadline for businesses to sign up is September 15.

Window Wonderland 2021 (November 13 – December 31)
Window Wonderland is an annual riddle-solving event in downtown Fredericksburg hosted by the City’s Economic Development and Tourism Department and the Economic Development Authority. Participating downtown businesses decorate their store windows for the holidays and display a place card with a riddle. Residents, visitors, and participants alike visit each participating window to solve all the riddles. Businesses compete to win first-, second-, third- and fourth-place prizes for “Best Window,” and participants who correctly answer all the riddles are entered into prize drawings for downtown gift cards and gift baskets. If you are a business interested in participating, you can sign up here. The business sign up deadline is October 13.

Final Quarter of FXBG Fun (October 1 – December 31)
This past January, the Department of Economic Development and Tourism launched FXBG Fun, an online passport program that allows players to earn points doing whatever they love in Fredericksburg. FXBG Fun promotes all the exciting activities available in Fredericksburg, like dining at local restaurants, visiting museums, or going on outdoor adventures! After players earn 2021 points on their passport, they win prizes from the Fredericksburg Visitor Center and are entered into a bonus prize drawing from local business partners. If you are a business interesting in partnering with FXBG Fun during the final quarter, you can sign up here.

Whether you’re a business owner, a resident, or a visitor, there’s lots of fun to be had in Fredericksburg this fall!