If you’re thinking D.C. is saving all of its autumn fun for that spooktacular holiday that falls at the end of October, think again! This weekend is jam packed with some pretty awesome family happenings—from a kid-friendly ballet and farm tour to fall festivals galore. Here are some of the standouts.

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Kids’ Corner Fall Fair
You don’t necessarily have to go out to a farm in the ‘burbs to score a legit gourd or eat pumpkin spice everything…stay close to home by checking out this KALORAMA based autumn fest. Expect pumpkin decorating, a moon bounce, live performances, crafts, wagon-led hayrides, face painting, and more. Sat., 11 am-2 pm. Free. 5 and underEvent details.

Falls Church

Roald Dahl Double Feature
It’s a twofer! First, the award winning Marshall Theatre Program will produce “The Twits,” the story of a hideous and spiteful couple known as the Twits who live in a house without windows with their mistreated family of pet monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps! Who will win this battle of practical jokes? After an intermission, the fun continues with “Danny, the Champion of the World,” the story of a young girl and her father who live in a Gypsy caravan fixing cars for a living. Fri-Sun., 2 pm-4 pm. $5/kids; /$10/adults. Ages 8 and up. Event details.

Penn Quarter

Spooky Spy Family Night
Test your family’s spy skills as you run top secret missions, go deep undercover and transform your appearance with the help of professional make-up artists, challenge yourself in Code Cracker competitions, explore all forms of spy tradecraft, and enjoy SPY snacks. Come in disguise as your favorite spy! Space is limited—advance registration required. Fri., 6 pm-9 pm. $14. Ages 5 and up. Event details.

Foggy Bottom

The Washington Ballet: Latin Heat (for Kids)
The Washington Ballet turns up the heat in its newest installation celebrating Latin culture. Ballet melds with contemporary Latin choreography (think: tango and flamenco). Don’t be surprised if your kid (and you) wants to sign up for dance lessons after seeing this performance! Sat., 1:30 pm. $25. All ages. Event details


Ayrshire Farm Tour and Harvest Festival
Experience life on a farm at Ayrshire Farm during Loudon County’s annual Farm Tour program. In addition to getting an up close look at pigs, cattle and turkeys, kids can have fun with face painting, hayrides, and a hay-maze. If all of the farm-handling makes your tummy rumble, get inline for one of the farms famous sloppy Joes, burgers, or maple-bacon doughnuts (made from the farm’s organic, humanely raised meats. Sat.-Sun., 10 am-4 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


Arts on the Horizon’s Point A to Point B
It’s just another day at the Lab, but today’s particular assignment has the two employees scratching their heads: a ball keeps appearing from a spot labeled “Point A” and needs to travel to “Point B.” The catch is that the ball can never travel the same way twice! This world premiere, nonverbal production is inspired by the America on the Move exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Sat.-Sun., 10:30 am-11 am. Free. Ages 2-5Event details.

What are your plans for the weekend? Tell us in the comments below.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady