As much as we love the warm summer months here on Smith Mountain Lake, there’s something so wonderful about fall. The weather cools off, the air gets a little crisp, and the Blue Ridge Mountains transform into a kaleidoscope of red, yellow, and orange. Celebrate the beginning of autumn at the Bridgewater Fall Festival, an annual event in Montea, VA, that is fun for the whole family.

Are you looking for more great Smith Mountain Lake events, just like the Bridgewater Fall Festival? Download our free Vacation Guide! We’ve listed our favorite annual festivals, like the Smith Mountain Lake Boat Show and the Smith Mountain Lake Wine Festival. We’ve also listed our favorite restaurants, stores, and historic sites in the area. It’s easy to plan your vacation to Smith Mountain Lake with our free Vacation Guide!

Attend the Bridgewater Fall Festival

The Annual Bridgewater Plaza Fall Festival is located in Bridgewater Plaza, a shopping center that is accessible by land or by boat. Some of our favorite local restaurants are in Bridgewater Plaza, like Pizza Pub or Mango’s Bar and Grill. There is also mini-golf, an arcade, and fun souvenir shops to browse.

This year’s fall festival takes place on October 14, 2017, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. As with every year, the Bridgewater Fall Festival will feature an array of craft vendors and kid-friendly activities. This year, your kids can enjoy face painting, a bouncy house, free pony rides, and a petting zoo! Best of all, admission to the festival is totally free. We do suggest you bring some cash just in case you find something to take back with you.

Stop by Smith Mountain Lake Oktoberfest

While there is plenty to do at Bridgewater Fall Festival, you definitely should try to stop by Smith Mountain Lake Oktoberfest, which is happening on the same day at Westlake Towne Center. It’s actually just a six-minute drive from Bridgewater Plaza! If you’re hoping to experience some delicious, authentic German cuisine and refreshing beer, you should definitely stop by. Combined with the Fall Festival, we can’t imagine a better day!

Stay with Premier Vacations Rental

No matter if you decide to go to the Bridgewater Fall Festival by boat or by land, make sure that you’re staying in a beautiful cabin or luxury home from Premier Vacations Rental.

Consider renting Lemon Zest, a gorgeous cabin located on 1-¼ lake-front acres overlooking Smith Mountain Lake. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom sunny yellow home is spacious and airy and features elegant cathedral ceilings. This is a great home for families with children, as it has a large living, dining, and game room. There is also a canoe and hot tub on-site. This is also a wonderfully quiet property, located in a serene cove away from the main traffic found in the channel. Best of all, this property allows up to two pets, so the whole family can join in the trip!

Browse the rest of our beautiful properties and book your stay at Smith Mountain Lake today! We look forward to having you.