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May 30-June 2 Join Us at Northwest Federal Credit Union 200 Spring Street



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3 Festival Schedule At-A-Glance

22 Thursday Headliners

4 Welcome & Tips

23 Herndon Festival Music Genres


Getting to the Festival

24 Friday Headliners


Festival Guidelines

26 Saturday Headliners


Arts & Crafts Vendors

28 Sunday Headliners


Business Expo

29 Festival Committee

10 Volunteer Groups

30 Visit our Sponsors


Food Vendors

31 Sponsors


10K/5K Race & Fitness Expo

32 The Herndon Festival Moving Forward

13 Children’s Hands-On Art 14

Entertainment For the Young Ones

15 Souvenirs 17 Carnival 18 Festival Map 19

Entertainment Schedule

20 Entertainment Highlights

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Festival Schedule At-A-Glance

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Thursday, May 30

Sunday, June 2

6pm Festival Opens and Shuttle Bus starts



Carnival Rides


Bike Valet Service

6-9:30pm 7:30-9:30pm

Food Vendors  Parkway Stage & Herndon Family Medicine Stage

Friday, May 31 5pm Festival Opens and Shuttle Bus starts 5-11pm

Carnival Rides


Bike Valet Service


Food Vendors

5-9pm 7:30-9:30pm 8-10pm

Arts & Crafts Show

10K/5K Races and Fitness Expo @ HCC

10am Festival Opens and Shuttle Bus starts 10am-6pm

Bike Valet Service


Carnival Rides


Food Vendors


Business Expo


Arts & Crafts Show


Children’s Hands-On Art

10am-4:15pm 10am-6pm 10:45am-6pm

Produced by Arts Herndon Expo Plaza Parkway Stage Herndon Family Medicine Stage

Parkway Stage Herndon Family Medicine Stage

Saturday, June 1 10am Festival Opens and Shuttle Bus starts 10am-10pm

Bike Valet Service


Carnival Rides

10am-5pm 10am-5pm

Business Expo LEGO Play


Food Vendors


Arts & Crafts Show


Children’s Hands-On Art


10K/5K Races Packet

11am-5pm 11:30am-9:30pm 11am-10pm


Produced by Arts Herndon

Pick-Up @ HCC Expo Plaza Parkway Stage Herndon Family Medicine Stage

All-You-Can-Ride Special: Thursday 6-10pm, Saturday 10am-2pm, OR Sunday 10am-6pm

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Welcome to the Herndon Festival! The Herndon Festival has been a part of the Herndon community for over 38 years and we hope you can join in to celebrate all the wonderful people, businesses, and services that give Herndon that small-town feel. This FREE event is the perfect reason to make time to get together with your family and friends. As we establish the 39th annual Herndon Festival in its new location, we pause to send enormous thanks to Northwest Federal Credit Union for partnering as our title sponsor and host of the Herndon Festival. In the new location, this time-honored event will continue to be held over four days. The Festival will be filled with carnival games & rides, music, and vendors for all ages to enjoy. Remember all the same guidelines apply in the new site. Please take a minute to review our full list of Festival guidelines. This brochure will provide you with a comprehensive guide to all the Festival’s activities and highlights. For up-to-the-minute information, be sure to “Like” us on Facebook and “Follow” us on Twitter @herndonFestival and at Herndon_Festival on Instagram.

Tips to Increase the Fun Here are a few tips to help you have an amazing time at the Herndon Festival! Tip #1 Ride the FREE shuttle bus! Leave your car and take advantage of our FREE shuttle service. Stops include the Peraton Building off Worldgate Drive and Herndon High School, where you can pick-up the shuttle, and it’ll take you right to the Festival! Tip #2 Walk or bike ride to the Festival via the W&OD Trail. The Herndon Festival is located at the intersection of the W&OD Trail and the Herndon Parkway. If you ride your bike, let us watch it at the FREE Bike Valet while you ride the rides! Tip # 3 Make sure you plan to enjoy four days of live FREE music. There will be over 50 acts on two stages and the Expo Plaza, so there is always something to listen to and watch. What is your favorite type of music? Check out our bands by genre list. Plan to help rock-out and close-out the Festival with Vertical Horizon, on Sunday at 4:45pm Tip # 4 Take time to walk and explore the new Herndon Festival site. Thursday and Friday the layout will feature the carnival, two entertainment stages, two food courts, sponsor row, and arts and craft vendors on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, you will see more vendors as the Business Expo and more sponsors join us, the Children’s Hands-On Art Area opens, and many wonderful volunteer groups.


back to quick-links Tip #5 For our younger Festival attendees, Sunday morning, Mister G, Latin GRAMMY Award winning artist, author, activist and educator will perform at 10:00am on the Parkway Stage and then he will host an interactive session on the Expo Plaza at 11:45am. Kids will have the chance to learn more about cultural connections through music and then decorate their own handheld spinning musical instrument. This is a free event! A special thanks to FH Keep the tradition going Furr for sponsoring this fun activity. or start one. Make sure Bring on the Festival foods! From your favorite deep-fried delicacies to a classic cheesesteak or gyro, there will be plenty of delightful options for you to choose from, including awardwinning smoked BBQ or a donut burger. Visit one of our food trucks in the food court located by the stages. See our full list of food vendors and plan your must have items.

to purchase your 39th Annual Herndon Festival souvenir t-shirts and hats. Souvenirs on sale near the carnival, in back of 220 Spring Street.

So much FUN for kids awaits in the Children’s Hands-On Art Area, located behind 200 Spring Street. Let your child express their artistic skills in the Children’s Hands-On Art Area and remember - it’s FREE! Everyone can get creative and Rock On by trying over a dozen unique and fun crafts and activities. Click here to learn more. You can’t have a Festival without the fun and thrill of a carnival! Plenty of adventurous rides for all ages, kiddie rides for the younger crowd and challenging games with great prizes await you at this year’s carnival. Don’t miss out on the All-You-Can-Ride, all day wristband on Thursday, Saturday or Sunday. There is still time to sign up for some exercise and fun on Sunday morning at our Herndon Festival 10K/5K races! Afterward, check out the Festival’s Health and Fitness Expo. A post-race breakfast is provided by the Great Harvest Bread Company and Peraton. We’ll keep you posted! Check our Facebook and Twitter pages throughout the weekend for special daily happenings. While most events and activities are held rain or shine, in the rare event of severe weather, the Festival may close temporarily and then re-open. To check the status of Festival events, call: 703-435-6866, visit us at www.herndonFestival.net, on Facebook, Instagram, or on Twitter @HerndonFestival. We encourage you to share your photos! Look for us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using #HerndonFestival.


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Getting to the NEW Festival Site Northwest Federal Credit Union 200 Spring Street, Herndon, VA 20170

Parking There is no designated public parking around the Herndon Festival site. We highly encourage visitors to take the FREE Shuttle Bus or take advantage of our FREE Bike Valet service, see details below. Please note that many private parking lots and shopping areas surrounding the Herndon Festival will tow cars parked in their lots. Handicapped Parking is available at 200 Spring Street outside the parking garage. Vehicles must have a DMV issued disabled parking placard or plates.

Click here for Driving Directions

Bike to the Festival Relax and enjoy the Festival knowing your bike is safe with our bike valet. The Herndon Festival features a FREE bike valet service until closing on Thursday at 10pm, Friday and Saturday at 11pm, and until closing on Sunday at 6pm. Bike racks will be located at the intersection of the W&OD Trail and the Herndon Parkway.

Shuttle Bus Service A free shuttle bus service runs in a loop from the Peraton building off Worldgate Drive and Herndon High School to the Herndon Festival:

Sponsored by:

Pick-Up Locations with free parking: Herndon High School, 700 Bennett St., Herndon, VA 20170

The Herndon High School stop is to the left of the big rock at the High School entrance.

 eraton Building, P 13037 Worldgate Dr., Herndon, VA 20170

The Worldgate stop is east of the lower level parking garage entrance off Worldgate Drive.

Ready to ride the shuttle bus back to your car? Make sure you pick up the shuttle bus on the other side of the festival from where you were dropped off. If you want to ride to Herndon High School, pick-up the shuttle bus on Spring Street and if you want to ride to the Peraton building on Worldgate Drive, pick-up the shuttle bus on Herndon Parkway. Shuttle Bus Service Hours:

 hursday 6-10pm T Friday 5-11pm Saturday 10am-11pm Sunday 10am-6pm

Take the Metro Silver Line to the Festival Ride Metro Silver Line to the Wiehle-Reston stop, then take the 950 Fairfax Connector bus directly to the Herndon Festival, or you can take the 505 Fairfax Connector bus to Reston Town Center Transit Station and transfer to the RIBS 5 bus, which takes you to the Festival.

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Festival Guidelines The public is prohibited from carrying alcoholic beverages into the Festival area.  he public is prohibited from carrying into the Festival area glass containers, bottles, cans, coolers, kegs, and/or T containers other than plastic or paper cups.  icycles, skateboards, roller blades or any other form of transportation are not allowed in the Festival area. The use of B a wheelchair or other mobility device because of a physical impairment is permitted. All animals and pets, except service animals, are prohibited in the Festival area. Shirts and footwear are required in the Festival area.  oy weapons or weapon replicas are prohibited in the Festival area. The use of squirt guns and/or the spraying of any T products, the throwing of balls, Frisbees, or other objects is not permitted in the Festival area.  udio or video recording of the entertainment at any stage is not permitted without express written permission from A the Festival or the performer.  moking is discouraged on Festival grounds. Underage smoking is not permitted. Consideration of non-smokers is S appreciated. ATMs are available on or near the Festival site. Please see the Festival map.

Staying Safe at the Festival All guests entering the Festival area are subject to a visual inspection and a bag inspection. Contents of all backpacks and all packages, bags, containers, purses, or other hand carried items of similar size or larger will be inspected. Exceptions can be made for guests with special medical needs. No prohibited items will be accepted at the Festival gates for safekeeping. Please leave all prohibited items secured in your vehicle or throw them away. Take a few steps to make sure you have fun and stay safe at the Herndon Festival. You know the usual things to do, apply sunscreen, stay hydrated, and wear comfortable walking shoes. Remember to make a plan to reunite with your friends or family if you get separated and please note we are in a new location.

Keeping Festival Goers Comfortable Baby Changing Stations There is a dedicated tent with all the needed supplies to keep your little ones fresh and clean. The baby changing station is located across from the Herndon Family Medicine Stage at the corner of 220 Spring Street.

Lost & Found For lost & found items, come to the information table at the rear entrance to 220 Spring Street.

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Help Herndon continue our recycling efforts. Recycling containers are conveniently placed at the entrances of the Festival. Please recycle aluminum cans and plastic bottles. For a quick reference, look for the recycling symbol on the Festival map.


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Arts & Crafts Vendors Friday-Sunday, you can browse more than 70 talented artisans as they display and sell their handmade arts and crafts at our juried arts and crafts show. We are excited to welcome back many quality crafters, and are pleased to offer many new vendors this year. The arts and crafts show opens on Friday, May 31 from 5-9pm and continues throughout the weekend, on Saturday, June 1 from 10am-9pm and Sunday, June 2 from 10am6pm. The arts and crafts vendors will be located in between the 200 and 220 buildings and near Herndon Parkway. Take your time to wander around to view all the unique crafts and artists’ creations. From rustic large signs, to clothing and jewelry, accessorize your life with our vendors’ products. You can shop a variety of photography and prints, stained glass, or creative and functional wood items. Or pick-up pet-friendly products, and some exquisite handbags. Our vendors come from across the USA, with many located here in Herndon and Fairfax County. Keep shopping and click here for arts and craft vendor’s contact information.





ETC's Tie-Dye



Jo's Kiwi Design

Wood Signs, Headbands, Totes


Nectar of the Vine

Wine Frappe/Slushy Mix


Lippies Creations

Knitted & Crochet Products


Silverbrook Studios

Sterling Silver & Gemstone Jewelry


Glorious Goblets

Painted Glassware


Aunt Meg Creations

Baby Bibs, Blankets, Wine Bags, & More


Wear Waliga

Jewelry Made from Natural Materials


Casero Creations, LLC


Soco Swings (E-Z Hang Chairs)

Chairs, Swings, Hammocks


One Stop Hats

Various Styles of Hats


Pretty Fizzy Bombs

Bath Bombs, Lip Balm, Gift Sets, & More

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Mountain Artisans

Engraved Jewelry, Frames, Signs & More


The Bee Hive Hair Buzz

Children's Headbands


May's Stitchery

Clothing, Quilts


Elegant Artisan Jewelry



Swirladelic Art

Water Art on Silk


K&M Crafts LLC

Key Fobs, Lanyards, Dog Collars, & More


Salt Soothers NC

Salt Scrubs, Soaking Salts, & Bath Bombs


Jules' Jewels



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Gatz Gatz Graphics

Jewelry Hand Crochet Children's Clothing & Accessories Custom Art & Mixed Media


T&A Artistic Design



Sports Games

Wooden Sports Games


Art by Sly

Original Paintings & Prints


Cardon Farms

Wood & Metal Folk Art


Friendship Bracelets by Karen

Woven & Knotted Bracelets


Colorful Crafter

Crochet Blankets, Toys, Macramé, and More


Elkington Studio



Lovely to Look At

Nautical Inspired Sterling Silver Jewelry


Ring Around the Tosy

Sized Toe, Thumb & Pinky Rings


Shane's Forever Files

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1 5-9pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 2 10am-9pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 3 10am-6pm


Wood Cutting Boards & Files Wooden Decorations, Drink Koozie, & Nelson's Creative Wood Products Furniture Sports Banners Plus

Wool Tapestries, Banners


Troy Montana Jewelry



Flags of Valor

Veteran Made Wooden American Flags


Colorful Crafter

Crochet Blankets, Toys, Macramé, & More


Carole Comer

Rhinestone Clothing Products


Near Life Soap

Soaps, Lip Balm, & Body Lotions


Even Rose Love Jewelry



Celestial Gardens

Bonsai Trees, Unique Plants, & Accessories


Mayuree Women's Accessories

Women's Apparel

Tampa Bay Artwear

Recycled Metal Art


Spirit Fire Art

Mixed Media


Wade Outside Photography

Historic Prints of Virginia Towns & Universities


Mam Jam's Candle Company

Natural Soy Candles


Kostoski Design

Custom Wire Art Jewelry


Blue Ribbon Nuts

Variety of Flavored Nuts


Jerusalem Carvings

Religious Wooden Carvings


Colibri Crafts

Painted Ceramic Figures & Jewelry


Four Daughters Jewelry



Art By Yasha

Refinished Products & Art


T's Bowtique

Hair Bows, Head Bands, & Tutu Dresses


Suds & Such

Soaps, Sunscreen, & Lotions


Uncommon Finds

Wall Art & Home Décor


Washington Bazaar Inc.

Stuffed Animal Stools


Otis Farm, LLC & Top Shelf Jerky

Hand Crafted Jerky


Bullet Jewelry Designs


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Jimmy Potters Studio



Maruxi Vintage

Vintage Style Jewelry


Not Just Jars

Decorated Mason Jars


Leathercraft Wonderland

Leather Goods


Mountain Spice

Herb, Spices, Mixes, & Tea



All Natural Therapeutic Skin Products


Paris Love



The Oak Guy & Mosaic Lady

Mosaics Mirrors, Jewelry, Wall Art & More


CR Stuff

Sea Grass Hats


Sojourn Well



Paint Me! Paint Me!

Thai Printed Dresses & Pants

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Business Expo

Sponsored by:

Fun giveaways & door prizes are sure to bring you over to check out the Business Expo on Saturday and Sunday in front of 200 Spring Street. Need to talk to an industry representative about animal care, education, vacation planning, or home improvement? You will find over 30 diverse business vendors. You can take advantage of the opportunity to have one-on-one conversations and check out their product displays. COMPANY NAME




Arbor Terrace of Herndon

Banfield Pet Hospital

Becky's Pet Care

The Closet

Cutco Cutlery

Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project

Empower Chiropractic

Floris United Methodist Church

Galleria Dental Smiles

Herndon Community Center

Herndon Seventh- Day Adventist

Homefix Custom Remodeling

Kitchen Saver

Life Ticket Church

MAC Design and Build

Mary Kay

Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

NOVA Dental Practice

NOVA Foot and Ankle

NOVA Parks

Power Home Remodeling Group

Red Carpet Remodeling

Russian School of Mathematics

See Thru Windows

SimTek Game Development

Sport & Health

Sterner's Tae Kwon Do Academy

The UPS Store, South Lakes

Total Remodeling Systems

Vacation Village Resorts



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Volunteer Groups We remain eternally thankful to all of our hardworking and dedicated individuals and groups that volunteer over 1,000 hours each year for the Festival. The 39th Annual Herndon Festival remains a rich tradition in our historic town thanks to the efforts of our many volunteers. Arts Herndon

St. Joseph’s Hispanic Youth Group

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 157

Sterling Park Amateur Radio Club

Cameron Parish D.A.R.

YMCA Fairfax County Reston

Epsilon Delta / Team 116 Girl Scouts Council of the Nations Capital Grace Covenant Church - Oneighty Youth Grace Hill Church Herndon Woman’s Club Herndon High School Football Holy Cross Lutheran Church Jeff Smith Mile High Karate Optimist Club of Herndon Rotary Club of Herndon www.fhfurr.com


877-CALL FURR 100_1017

©2017 F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical

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Food Vendors Ahhh, the savory smell of BBQ or the sweet smell of funnel cakes at an outdoor Festival can make your mouth water. Find your favorite food or try something new. From carnival staples like ice cream, popcorn, pizza, hot dogs and burgers, to diverse tastes like Mexican, Cajun, and over the top burgers, we’re sure to have what your taste buds desire. You’ll find fish and chips, sausages, rotisserie chicken, smothered tater tots, and so much more. For the kids, there’s Moose Joose by the Herndon Family Medicine Stage, while the adults will have a wide selection of beer, including Budweiser, Devils Backbone, Golden Road brews, and other craft beers, along with wine.

COMPANY NAME A Southern Fish Fry D&J Concessions Herold's Original Kettle Korn


Jason's Mini Donuts John the Greek Moose Joose Slushie Nader's Food Services Papa John's Pizza

Kettle Corn Mini Donuts and Funnel Cakes Greek Frozen Drinks Bacon Covered Favorites Pizza Tex-Mex

Phelps Concession

Donut-Bun Hamburgers

Premiere Hospitality Rito Loco (food truck)

The Chicken Smells Good The Tender Rib

Superburger and Funnel Cakes Burritos Thai, Indian, Chinese Variety Chicken BBQ

Two Smooth Dudes

Tater Tots

Danibelle's Lebanese Cuisine


George Washington Mount Vernon

Red Bone Fusion

Parkway Food Court 


Turkey Leg/Sausages

Parrandos Tex-Mex

Taste of the World


SERVING Fish and Shrimp

American Variety


Herndon Family Medicine Stage

Keep in mind that State of Virginia laws regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages are strictly enforced and monitored. You must be 21 years of age or older to purchase alcoholic beverages. Proof of age will be required at the time of purchase.


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Herndon Festival 10K/5K Races & Fitness Expo


Race starts at 7:30am– Herndon Community Center

5K Race Route

Enjoy a scenic and yet challenging run through Historic Downtown Herndon. On Sunday morning, the Herndon Festival 10K/5K USATF-certified race courses will wind you through and past some of your favorite Herndon locations. There is still time to register! Click

here to get started.

The first 800 pre-registered 10K/5K participants will receive a sport-dryfit t-shirt complete with the Festival race logo. After completing the race, participants can enjoy yummy breakfast foods, door prizes, music, and an awards ceremony. Breakfast breads and muffins are compliments of Herndon’s own Great Harvest Bread Company.

FITNESS EXPO After your morning workout, take advantage of the free Fitness Expo held after the race. Race participants have the opportunity to visit local health and wellness related business vendors. Make sure to look for special offers and coupons. Don’t forget to unwind after your run with a massage from one of Herndon’s own local masseuses onsite. Race participants can pick up their race numbers and t-shirts on: Sat., June 1, 11AM-4PM – Herndon Community Center - or on Sun., June 2, 6:15-7:15AM – Herndon Community Center Participants should be able to complete the 10K race in less than 90 minutes and the 5K race in 45 minutes. After these times, runners must take to the sidewalks, or race officials will transport any participants still on the courses back to the Herndon Community Center. TIMING This event will be scored using the Chronotrack Bib Tag Timing System. Runners will be issued their bib at packet pick-up. The bib must be worn throughout the race for timing results and the runner must cross the finish line. AWARDS Overall winners will receive a variety of running merchandise in addition to an award. Awards presented from each age group to the male and female winner: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over.

Sponsored by:

10K Race Route

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Children’s Hands-On Art Area Produced by

Arts Herndon

SATURDAY 10am-5pm

SUNDAY 11am-5pm

The Herndon Festival is once again grateful for Arts Herndon’s support as they produce the Children’s Hands-On Art program, a FREE family-friendly event open to children of all ages on Sat. June 1, 10am-5pm and Sun., June 2, 11am-4pm behind 200 Spring Street. This year’s theme is Rock On Herndon. Activities feature multi-media art projects. Join in the fun as Arts Herndon’s trained volunteers and staff help children let their imaginations run WILD as they create painted friendship rocks, dream catchers, dip-dye sticks, stick wands, and more. A community art project will also be a focal point with children coming together to create a larger mural for the benefit of sharing the hope and beauty of art. So come on by Children’s Hands-On Arts in Kids’ Alley. EXPERIENCE. EXPLORE. DISCOVER the wonder of the arts and remember - it’s FREE! Stop by and visit our sponsors and learn more about their services and specials. Sponsored by:

Table Sponsored by:

Holy Cross Lutheran Church Primrose School of Reston

LEGO Play Sunday, 10AM-5PM, between buildings 200 and 220.


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Entertainment for the Young Ones (Ages 1-99) While the entertainment at the Herndon Festival is geared to all ages, here are a few shows that the younger set will surely enjoy…

Saturday, June 1 12–1pm:

Ben Hamblin performs songs for the whole family. Join us for a set of great music from the 60’s and 70’s. Favorite songs such as Rainbow Connection, Yellow Submarine, Puff the Magic Dragon, and Mellow Yellow will be featured.


Expo Plaza

Sleight of hand magic with Michael Chamberlin – Can you say “How does he do it?”

Sunday, June 2


Parkway Stage Mister G – Ben Gundersheimer is a Latin GRAMMY Award winning artist, author, activist and educator and has received four Parents’ Choice Gold Awards. Hailed as “a bilingual rock star” by the Washington Post. His spirited bilingual performances aim to dissolve borders and foster cross cultural connections. Fluent in a broad range of genres and styles, Ben collaborates widely with internationally renowned musicians, both onstage and in the studio.

10– 11am: Expo Plaza Up close and personal with the Monkey Man and Django the capuchin monkey – come see this cute little girl who loves grapes and money!

11:30am – 12:15pm: Expo Plaza “Let’s Make a Song with Mister G” - This one is for all the kids out there who love music and we know you all do. Join in the fun of building a song with an awardwinning artist. Come and meet, Mister G, who will teach you about rhythm and writing your own song. Maybe this interactive performance will produce the next Taylor Swift or Baby Shark! You will also decorate your own music maker so you can practice your new song.

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Your Opinion Counts! Let us know what you think. Please take just a few minutes to answer a short online survey. We will use your feedback to improve the Herndon Festival.

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Souvenirs Don’t leave the Festival without checking out our souvenir tent! We’ll have t-shirts and hats with the event’s one-of-a-kind logo. Add to your collection or get one started this year, but be sure to check out the swag.




Short Sleeve T-Shirt w/ Festival Logo

Heather Irish Green, & Heather Berry

Adult: S,M,L,XL, XXL


Long Sleeve T-Shirt w/ Festival Logo

Ash and Light Blue

Adult: S,M,L,XL


Adult: XXL


Youth Short Sleeve T-Shirt w/ Festival logo

Heather Irish Green & Heather Sapphire

Youth: XS,S,M,L


Women’s V-Neck Tee

Heather and Royal

Adult: M,L,XL


Adult: XXL


Baseball Cap w/ Festival Logo

Pink and Khaki




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Carnival Sponsored by:

Looking for something to do with family and friends? The carnival is waiting for you! Over twenty adventurous rides for all ages and challenging games with great prizes await you at this year’s carnival. Once you work up an appetite, enjoy festive foods in the carnival area or try one of twenty different food vendors around the Festival site. The Herndon Festival works with Jolly Shows, a family owned and operated business run by the Joseph Family since the 1950’s to provide this classic hometown carnival. We hope you enjoy all the carnival has to offer and many happy memories for years to come. Carnival Access Policy:

Each person wishing to enter the carnival area must purchase a minimum of $5.00 in ride tickets each day. Tickets may be used on any ride in the carnival area. Parents who accompany their child(ren) will not have to purchase ride tickets for themselves if they have already purchased $5.00 in ride tickets for each child. Re-admittance to the carnival area will be granted any time that same day, without having to purchase additional tickets, if your hand was stamped when leaving the carnival area and you have a minimum of three tickets. Don’t forget, the ticket booths will take cash OR credit. We encourage parents to accompany children under the age of 12 in the carnival area.

Ticket prices: Single Ticket


Book of 30 Tickets


Book of 50 Tickets


All-you-can-ride wristbands: (see details below) Thursday (6-10pm)


Saturday (10am-2pm) $16 Sunday (10am-7pm)


Ticket sales end one hour prior to scheduled closing. Wristbands

Separate all-you-can-ride wristbands are available Thursday from 6-10 pm, Saturday from 10 am–2 pm, or Sunday 10am-7pm. Wristbands are only valid for the day they were purchased. Thursday all-you-can-ride wristbands are sold pre-sale at the Herndon Community Center and available at the carnival ticket booths. Wristbands for Saturday or Sunday can only be purchased at the carnival ticket booths. No refunds will be given for wristbands or ticket purchases.

2019 Herndon Festival Map

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Events & Entertainment Schedule

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Sponsored by Herndon Family Medicine

Sponsored by Devils Backbone & Golden Road






China Grove The Doobie Brothers Tribute


transit Vocal Band




Sponsored by Fairfax County Department of Transportation, Fairfax Connector and Virginia Paving



Sponsored by Herndon Family Medicine

Sponsored by Devils Backbone & Golden Road






Ocho de Bastos


Act of Congress

ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW �� 10am-9pm BUSINESS EXPO �� 10am-5pm

CARNIVAL RIDES �� 10am-11pm

Sponsored by Fairfax County Department of Transportation, Fairfax Connector and Virginia Paving ALL-YOU-CAN-RIDE SPECIAL  10am-2pm

HERNDON FAMILY MEDICINE STAGE Sponsored by Herndon Family Medicine



Sponsored by Fairfax County Department of Transportation, Fairfax Connector and Virginia Paving

CHILDREN'S HANDS-ON ART AREA �� 10am-5pm Produced by Arts Herndon   Sponsored by Virginia Pediatric Group, Giant Food, PM Pediatrics, and Launch



Sponsored by Devils Backbone and Golden Road








The Janglebachs - The Music of the Woodstock Generation




Rick Landers


The Wavos


Justin Trawick and the Common Good


Ben Hamblin


Rew Smith


PopCulture Strings


Michael Chamberlin


Warehouse Descendants


Harley String Band


The Stewart Sisters


The Mustangs Band


Under the Oak


Bill Rose and Laurie Blue


DeadEye Stare


EVE Strings Electrique


Shane Gamble


Great Wide Open - The Ultimate Tom Petty Experience


Farewell Angelina


Three Sheets to the Wind - America's #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock


Y 5pm N DA n, & S U T �� 11am-onkey Mya & Y A N M D d E e a R L h L T AT U s ycle G TA



Unic t Walker Stil



Race sponsored by Northwest Federal Credit Union, Virginia Paving, HawkEye 360, Inova Laboratories, and Wegmans, Dulles Breakfast sponsored by Great Harvest Bread Company and Peraton

ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW �� 10am-6pm BUSINESS EXPO �� 10am-6pm

CARNIVAL RIDES �� 10am-6pm

Sponsored by Fairfax County Department of Transportation, Fairfax Connector and Virginia Paving



HERNDON FAMILY MEDICINE STAGE Sponsored by Herndon Family Medicine

CHILDREN'S HANDS-ON ART AREA �� 11am-4pm Produced by Arts Herndon   Sponsored by Virginia Pediatric Group, Giant Food, PM Pediatrics, and Launch


Sponsored by Devils Backbone and Golden Road









Strong Water


Mister G


The Monkey Man


Marielle Kraft Band


Emma G


an interactive experience for kids Sponsored by F.H. Furr


Broke Royals




Jeff Smith


Willow Hill


The Beanstalk Library


Nancy Truax


Vacation Manor


Broke Royals


Dave Lange


Vertical Horizon



Mitchel Evan

Mister G Workshop


Dan Wolff & The Muddy Crows Something's Brewing


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Entertainment Highlights If you think that moving to our new location has cut down on entertainment possibilities let us assure you - it has not! The opportunities to dance the day away, get your jam on and find new artists to add to your playlist still abound and are still free. This year we have two large stages that will feature bands from open to close. In addition, we’ll feature a smaller more intimate performing arts plaza by the Business Expo on Saturday and Sunday. It will present some unique performances, such as a song building workshop, solo singer/ songwriters, a man and his monkey, and some sleight of hand. It wouldn’t be festival fun without colorful and fanciful one-of-a-kind interactions with our strolling talent. You are sure to bump into old friends, such as Unicycle Lady and Ziggy the Insect and new creative wonders as you and they roam our new festival site. Our Performing Arts Supervisor, along with the Herndon Festival planning committee, collaborated to bring the best in local, regional and national talent to the festival. Our Performing Arts Supervisor’s not to be missed list includes: EVE Strings Electrique Great Wide Open Vacation Manor Broke Royals Act of Congress and, of course, Vertical Horizon!

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Entertainment Highlights Usually, we save the headliners for the last act of the night. This year we threw in some groups that could easily headline into our days as well. For example… SVET, the Electro Hip-Hop violinist, as seen on America’s Got Talent! This lively modern virtuoso is opening Saturday on the Parkway stage. A stage and day that we devoted to all instruments stringed! Clearly a headline act, EVE Strings Electrique, showcases the Viper Electric 6 string violin, the Yamaha Electric cello and the John Jordan Electric 7 string violin. These ladies show us what new school is all about! Great Wide Open – The Ultimate Tom Petty Experience is on the Herndon Family Medicine Stage Saturday at 7:00pm on a day and stage that we dedicated to music you know and love. We decided to party all day and night in that corner of our new site! Mister G – we consider all Grammy winners headline material and are featuring this bilingual musician Sunday at 10:00am. Calling all kids to the Parkway stage! Plus, there will be a musical workshop at 11:30am with Mister G. Children will have the chance to decorate and play their own spinning drum. This is sure to be an interactive experience for all!


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Entertainment Headliners Thursday transit Vocal Band

7:30-9:30pm  Parkway Stage Using nothing more than the human voice, transit brings to the stage the thumping, rhythm of a drum set, the rumbling vibrations of an electric bass, funky guitar riffs, soulful horns and many other instruments. With an impressive mix of soul, pop, funk and rock from every decade since the 1950s, transit is a must-see show that will leave you wondering how is it possible without any instruments. We are thrilled to offer A Cappella music as a headliner this year and we are sure it’s going to thrill you too!

China Grove

7:30-9:30pm   Herndon Family Medicine Stage Some of Chicago’s finest musicians have banded together to form China Grove, performing hit after hit from one of America’s most popular bands, The Doobie Brothers. It won’t be long before you’re singing along with songs you’ve known for years. We thought Thursday night at festival was “Just in Time” to “Turn it Loose” get that “Sweet Feelin” and “Listen to the Music”!



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Herndon Festival Music Genres

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Herndon Festival Music Genres

Find the sounds you love. Click to learn more about these performers.

Covers & Tributes:

China Grove Great Wide Open Rew Smith Something’s Brewing The Janglebachs The Wavos  hree Sheets to the T Wind


 ustin Trawick and the J Common Good Strong Water The Beanstalk Library The Muddy Crows The Stewart Sisters Under the Oak

transit Vocal Band

Rock/Alternative Rock:


Broke Royals

Act of Congress

Color Palette

EVE Strings Electrique

DeadEye Stare

PopCulture Strings

Vertical Horizon


 arehouse W Descendants



Mister G

Farewell Angelina

Ocho de Bastos

Shane Gamble Willow Hill


Indie Pop:

Emma G

Marielle Kraft Band

The Mustangs Band

Vacation Manor

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Entertainment Headliners Friday Act of Congress

7:30-9:30pm  Parkway Stage This singer/songwriter group from Birmingham, Alabama plays only acoustic instruments giving them a unique sound that resonates with audiences both here and around the world. Act of Congress has completed five tours as Cultural Ambassadors in the American Music Abroad Program that is produced by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. They have also opened for Toby Keith, John Mayer and Edwin McCain. They have an organic sound that combines hook-laden melodies and compelling songwriting. Dave Higgs of NPR – “One of the freshest sounding, exuberant bands in all of the known acoustic universe.” Here at the Herndon Festival we are thrilled they are in our universe Friday night on the Parkway Stage.

Ocho de Bastos

8-10:00pm   Herndon Family Medicine Stage Ocho de Bastos came to life in 2009 when a group of young enthusiastic and passionate musicians formed a Latin Pop Rock Band. Ocho de Bastos has since become one of the most popular and sought-after bands in the DC metro area. A unique guitar sound, blended with powerful drums, Latin percussion, and catchy brass riffs, complement Ocho de Bastos’ extraordinary style. With a repertoire that includes popular songs in English, Spanish, and Portuguese, their goal is to bring people together with music and to create memorable experiences. National Public Radio’s, Felix Contreras, has described Ocho de Bastos, as “A DARN GOOD BAND.” We welcome back to the stage Ocho de Bastos – A Herndon Festival favorite!


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Entertainment Headliners Saturday Farewell Angelina

8:00-9:30pm  Parkway Stage Farewell Angelina is an all-female country group comprised of four powerhouse vocalists, who are also dynamic songwriters and accomplished multiinstrumentalists. Their stellar blend of heart-stopping harmonies over blazing double violins and guitars has earned soaring praise across the board. They’ve been named among Rolling Stone’s “New Artists You Need To Know,” and Roughstock’s “Ones to Watch” with a tour schedule to prove it. The girls have opened shows for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Old Dominion, Frankie Ballard, Jake Owen, Billy Currington, Maroon 5, and Trace Adkins, to name a few. They are currently headlining their own “Women & Wine Tour” to packed crowds across the US. The girls played over 75 shows in 2018 and were scheduled to play Herndon Festival 2018 but were rained out. We couldn’t miss the opportunity to have them back.

Three Sheets to the Wind

8:30-10:00pm   Herndon Family Medicine Stage Named both as “Best Band” by Richmond Magazine, and “Best Cover Band” by STYLE Weekly for five years running. Three Sheets to the Wind is America’s #1 Tribute to Yacht Rock. Unfortunately, last year Three Sheets to the Wind sailed away on all the rain so we invited them back and are hoping they drop anchor this year!


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Entertainment Headliners Sunday Vertical Horizon

4:45-6:00pm   Herndon Family Medicine Stage Vertical Horizon is an American alternative rock band formed at Georgetown University in D.C. in 1990. Their high energy shows are filled with an assortment of their well-known and latest hits. The band plays off each other with an almost feverish dynamic energy, drawing the fans into a riveting musical experience at every show. Their Everything You Want Album, sold over two million copies and the title song captured the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and Adult Top 40 charts. In February 2018 Vertical Horizon released their latest album, The Lost Mile. We are beyond thrilled to have them at the Herndon Festival. This is one performance not to be missed!


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Festival Committee Administration Nancy Burke Lindsey Jones Lori Rowland

Herndon Police Department Lieutenant Si Ahmad Lieutenant Jim Moore

Public Works Department David Higgins Jimmy Linton Ray McCarter Christine Mason

Community Members

Joanne Ormesher, Hands-On Art John Mosesso, Volunteers Nancy Rose, HCTV

Festival Coordinators Kimmie Alcorn Cynthia Hoftiezer Abby Kimble Tim Lander Holly Popple Cindy Roeder Ron Tillman John Walsh

Executive Committee Nicole Mitchell Mala Grover Al Hobson Bill Jonas Christie Vosseller


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Stop by and Thank Our Generous Sponsors Sponsors provide the Herndon Festival much more than financial and in-kind support. They help to bring new and entertaining elements. Make sure you stop by our sponsors’ booths, learn about their services and products, and thank them for the support they provide to this community event. Northwest Federal Credit Union, the Title Sponsor of the Herndon Festival, has been an outstanding partner! They will be here Thursday-Sunday. Stop by their booth behind 220 Spring Street to learn about why Northwest Federal is a great place to bank and work at www.nwfcu.org. Thursday Dukes Mayonnaise national touring group will be onsite sharing samples and tips to enjoy their product. On Saturday and Sunday, stop by the Children’s Hands-On Art Area to meet staff from Launch and health experts from PM Pediatrics and Virginia Pediatric Group. Make time to visit with FH Furr, Fairfax Department of Transportation, Stuart Woods Apartments, Herndon Smile Design, Virginia 529 Savings Plan, 106.7 the Fan, 94.7 the Drive, WPGC, El Zol 107.9fm, Metro T-Mobile, and ZAVA Zone.


Festival Sponsors

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The Herndon Festival Moving Forward As the Herndon Festival settles into its new location, we celebrate another year of this long running tradition. The Northwest Federal Credit Union has been there to help us place the beloved components of the Festival on their campus. Next year, we look forward to celebrating the 40th Herndon Festival with you, your family, and friends. Where else can you enjoy entertainment, a carnival, kids’ activities, 10K/5K race, vendors galore, free admission, and a free shuttlebus? Stay in touch and follow all the 2020 details at herndonFestival.net. Your thoughts and ideas are welcome at parksandrec@herndon-va.gov.

Why did the Herndon Festival Move? The Herndon Festival moved to make room as the Town of Herndon works with Comstock Partners to redevelop 4.675 acres of land in historic downtown. The redevelopment will provide a mix of retail, office and residential development, to include four-story mixed-use/ residential structures; three-story mixed-use/commercial structures; a jointlyfunded public/private parking structure; an arts center and more.

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40th Annual Herndon Festival MAY 28-31, 2020

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