Apple and Pumpkin Picking: Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather by picking up a fresh bushel of apples or the perfect pumpkin for your jack-o-lantern. Family-owned Bush Neck Farm is located just seven miles west of Williamsburg, and offers a picnic area for a cozy meal.
When: Friday & Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Bush Neck Farm
Shopping: Bring the parents to the outlet mall to spruce up your school wardrobe. The newly expanded outlets now boast a food court and 30 new stores including Burberry, Columbia Sportswear Co., Papaya, Kate Spade and Under Armour.
When: Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Prime Outlets
Entertainment: If you’re looking for a laugh this weekend (or want to distract your parents from your wicked hangover), take the fam for a free performance by the College’s own improvisational theatre troupe, IT. Warning: Leave little brothers and sisters at the hotel, IT’s shows tend to be PG-13.
When: Saturday, 12 to 1 p.m.
Where: Sadler Center Commonwealth
Health: Wake up early and get your morning exercise by helping out a good cause. The Alan Buzkin Memorial Bone Marrow Drive is hosting their 18th annual Family Weekend 5K “Marrow-thon” and participants receive a free t-shirt. Registration is $20 per person.
When: Registration at 7:30 a.m., race starts 8:30
Where: Rec Center
Arts: Take a trip down DoG street and enjoy local visual and performing artists at Occasion for the Arts. While you’re in the area, grab a sandwich from The Cheese Shop and Tribe gear for the family at the Campus Shop. The Campus Shop offers a 20% discount if you show your student ID.
When: Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Merchants Square