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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Crowds converge on Annandale for annual Fall Festival and Parade

Annandale was a hub of activity yesterday, with the annual parade in the morning and the Fall Festival all day. The festival  brought crowds of people to the Little River Plaza shopping center parking lot for children’s games, craft vendors, food, live music, a NASCAR demonstration, antique cars, fire department vehicles, children’s entertainment, and displays from merchants and nonprofits. Both events are organized by the Annandale Chamber of Commerce.

James Harrison of Annandale makes birdhouses, airplane and ship models, and bookends out of recycled drink cans.

Falls Church High School students sell coffee and homemade Halloween cupcakes and cookies.
A puppet show in the Secret Garden children's tent.
Dolkar Lhamo sells items from Tibet.

Festival-goers design their own pained silk scarves at the Swirladelic booth.
A dozen or so food venders offer everything from carnival staples like funnel cakes and french fries to international fare Chinese dumplings and Nigerian kabobs.
Burke & Herbert Bank hosts a game for kids.
Performers enact a Bolivian story in dance.
Annandale High School students promote the Just World Festival.
Patrice Hopkins of  Stafford, Va., sells soap shaped like cake slices.

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