Congratulations to everyone who ran the Hometown FestiFall 5k! Results and photos are now posted on our Festival 5k page.
Remember to pick up a map of our Round Hill Photo Trail from the info booth at the Town Park tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and while you’re out snapping fall selfies, be sure to stop at Lost Acre Homestead for a pop-up vendor market and at etc! for all sorts of fun creative gifts! #RHFestiFall2021
The Round Hill Hometown FestiFall 5K Race and Parade will take place on Saturday, October 9, between 8:00AM and 11:00AM and will include rolling road closures in areas north of Town on Evening Star Drive, Woodgrove Road/Main Street, Loudoun Street, and several side streets (High Street, Longstreet Avenue, Hampton Road, Collington Drive, Jackson Avenue, and Pickett Road). Church Street will also be closed (resident access only).
Roads will be impacted only when runners/parade participants are on the route. Roads will be reopened with the last runner/parade participant leaves the course.
Please avoid driving through these areas between 8:00AM and 11:00AM on Saturday.
If you must drive in the area, please be aware of the closures, be alert to high levels of pedestrian traffic, and drive carefully.
Parking in Round Hill is HIGHLY LIMITED! We strongly encourage anyone attending tomorrow’s FestiFall to walk or bike to the event. If you must drive, we suggest parking at the following locations:
* Round Hill Center on High Street
* Round Hill Town Office on Main Street
* Along Greenwood Drive, adjacent to Niels Poulsen Park
* At Round Hill Elementary School on Evening Star Drive
Please note there will be rolling road closures in the High Street/Main Street area from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. during the 5k and Parade.
PLEASE BE ALERT TO PEDESTRIANS AND ROAD CLOSURES IN TOWN FROM 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M.
FestiFall t-shirts have arrived! Get yours today by pre-registering for the FestiFall 5k at https://hometownfestival.org/about/hometown-festival-5k/. Pre-registration ends Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m. so sign up now!
Shirts are also available for presale at the Round Hill Town Office today through Friday during business hours (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and any remaining shirts will be sold at the information table at the Town Park on Saturday during the FestiFall while supplies last. Shirts are $15 each.
Join the Round Hill Arts Center at the Round Hill FestiFall for a free paint-your-own-pottery event!
Pick a pumpkin plate, mini-pumpkin or mug and put your own creative twist on it!
Saturday, October 9, 1 pm – 3 pm. Ages 4-16 (participants under 6 should have adult assistance).
Although it is free, all participants must register beforehand at www.roundhillartscenter.org/
All work will transported back to the Center, glazed, and kiln fired. Pieces will be ready for pick up at the Center 2 to 3 weeks after the event.
On Saturday, Oct. 9, the Round Hill Hometown FestiFall needs YOU to:
RUN in the 5k (sign up @ hometownfestival.org/about/hometown-festival-5k/)
BE PART of the Parade (sign up @ https://www.roundhillparade.com/)
VOLUNTEER to make the day happen! (sign up @ https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090d4ea4af22a64-2021)
FALL IN LOVE WITH ROUND HILL!
*Line-up: 9:30 a.m.
* Start: 10 a.m.
* Sign up at www.roundhillparade.com
The route begins at the corner of Evening Star Drive and Collington. It then proceeds south on Jackson Avenue through Hillwood Estates to Hampton Road and Main Street. From there it follows Main Street into downtown Round Hill and ends at the Town Park on East Loudoun Street.
**The FestiFall committee strongly encourages spectators to spread out along the full length of the parade route to avoid crowds and maintain social distancing from non-household members.**
After cancellations the past two Memorial Days due to Covid-19, the Round Hill Hometown Festival returns on Saturday, Oct. 9, as the Round Hill “FestiFall.”
Taking Covid precautions into account, the FestiFall will feature family-friendly activity stations spread around Town.
“The FestiFall is a chance for us to come together as a community to meet our neighbors old and new and to celebrate our small town,” said Mayor Scott Ramsey. “All events will be outside and socially-distanced in order to gather responsibly.”
The day will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the traditional 5k race through town, starting and ending at Round Hill Elementary School, followed by a half-mile kids’ fun run, also at the school. Registration is online at www.hometownfestival.org.
Plans are still being finalized for the rest of the day, but look for music, food, lawn games and other socially-distanced activities to be held at the Round Hill Town Park, Round Hill Baptist Church and the Round Hill United Methodist Church.
Possible activities include face painting, sidewalk chalk art and paint-your-own pottery from the Round Hill Arts Center, a town-wide scavenger hunt, an antique car show, bake sale, petting zoo and more.
Tammy’s Diner will be serving lunch hot off the grill and the Round Hill Grocery will offer wrapped sandwiches and samples of exotic meats; other food items will be available for purchase as well.
Activities will run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather and Covid conditions permitting.