The biggest event in Annandale takes place on Saturday, Oct. 22—the annual parade and festival, sponsored by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce.
The parade, 10 a.m.-noon, heads up Columbia Pike, starting at the Gallows Road intersection, and makes its way to the festival in the Safeway parking lot on Little River Turnpike.
The festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., features 80 craft and other vendors, performances, kids activities, and “the Taste of Annandale” with items from local restaurants.
The headliner is country Western/rock performer Tory Bailey, at 3 p.m. International and swing dancers and rock, jazz, and country bands round out the entertainment.
The Kid’s Zone includes a climbing wall, bungee jump, bungee basketball, face painters, toddler games, and costumed characters. There will also be a Secret Garden featuring puppet shows at 1 and 3 p.m. and the Traveling Storyteller at noon and 2 p.m.