Fall Fest

Saturday, November 10th – 11am to 3pm

Celebrate Fall with Richmond Waldorf School at Fall Fest. RWS believes in the importance of teaching our students to be part of a larger community. We host several festivals and celebrations throughout the year to demonstrate the value of community. Join us for our 2nd annual Fall Fest in our new home!

Fall Fest celebrates the rich community at RWS and welcome our friends, neighbors, and allies to join in the fun.

The party officially kicks off on Saturday, November 10th from 11am – 3pm. In the gym, experience live entertainment while browsing the vendor tables and enjoying food and drinks. Watch performers, listen to music, join in with the hoop dancers, and have a meal prepared with gluten free and vegan options.

Walk throughout the school to experience more Waldorf-inspired crafts and activities. Children can create handmade beeswax candles, jump ropes, and watch a puppet show. Outside try out the obstacle course or take a pony ride.

Admission is free and there will be many activities available for a nominal fee.

Giving Initiative

As we enter the season of giving we thought it would be wonderful to donate to those that are in need. This year we have chosen Daily Planet and Safe Harbor.
We are collecting the following items:
  • Monetary donations used to purchase bus passes for Daily Planet
  • Personal and feminine hygiene products for Safe Harbor
We will have a collection table at Fall Fest.
Or bring your donation to LaToya’s office the week prior to Fall Fest: November 5th-9th. 
Provides accessible health services to anyone regardless of financial or insurance status.
Offers services for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. 

Thank you for your contributions—we hope to make this an annual call for donations and choose different organizations each year. 

Thrifty Gnome

Our school store, Thrifty Gnome, will set up at Fall Fest this year! 
100% of proceeds go to the Parent Association (PA) of RWS to help fund school projects like building and grounds improvements, teacher appreciation, and parent education.
We’ll have second-hand items like:
  • clothing in sizes baby through middle school
  • winter gear, jackets, snow suits
  • shoes, rain & winter boots
  • books
  • toys & games
If you have items you would like donate to Thrifty Gnome, contact Heather Simon. We ask that clothing items follow RWS dress code and all games and toys are Waldorf appropriate (wooden or handmade, open ended, imaginative, musical instruments, craft supplies, etc).

Getting to Fall Fest

The Richmond Marathon will also be taking place the morning of Fall Fest, any many roads will be closed or detoured as you travel to school. Take some time to plan your route and allow plenty of time for traveling. 


Use the Waze traffic app to help navigate around Richmond on race day. Road closures have been pre-loaded into the app, which should allow you to move about town using the most efficient route possible. 

(Our address is 1301 Robin Hood Road, RVA 23227)

The Boulevard exit on I-95 will be closed. Visitors are encouraged to take the Chamberlayne Ave exit instead. 

If possible, consider walking or biking. Also plan where you will park your car the evening before to allow for the most accessible exit from your neighborhood. 

For more details, maps, and a detailed list of street closings, go to 


Richmond Waldorf School