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Aluminum Overcast at Manassas Regional Airport in 2015. Photo by Will Dossel, provided.

The forecast is calling for a beautiful fall weekend and there are several events that will provide a chance to enjoy it.

A B-17 Bomber has returned to the Manassas airport for tours, Fairfax is hosting its popular fall festival, the region's LGBTQ community will be celebrating Pride in Centreville, and Disney on Ice returns with the first appearance of Moana!

Here are nine events to check out this weekend. Click "more info" for event details.

B-17 Bomber Tour. Through Oct. 2. Manassas Regional Airport, 10600 Harry J Parrish Blvd, Manassas. Special event offers “historic flight aboard the EAA’s beautifully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, Aluminum Overcast.” Ground tour $10 per person, $20 per family. Flights from $409. More info.

Disney On Ice Presents Dare To Dream. Select times and dates through Oct. 8. Eagle Bank Arena, 4500 Patriot Cir, Fairfax. “Hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse bring audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza.” From $20. More info.

Prince William Half Marathon. 7 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 1. Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow. “Enjoy free parking close to the race start, a beautiful paved course, Finish Line Festival with live music and food, great race swag and more!” From $70. More info.

Okctoberfest in Shirlington. Noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Village at Shirlington, 4001 Campbell Avenue, Arlington. “The largest Oktoberfest beer festival in northern Virginia, featuring over 40 breweries and authentic German food and music.” $30. More info.

Northern Virginia Pride Festival. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1. Bull Run Regional Park, 7700 Bull Run Dr, Centreville. Event in support of LGBTQ community in Northern Virginia. Live music, contests, games, vendors, food trucks. Free. More info.

10 Corn Mazes and Fall Festivals at Northern Virginia Farms

2017 Fall For Fairfax. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. “Northern Virginia’s largest family fall festival includes more than 100 interactive activities, a full kids carnival, exhibits and programs focusing on education, sport and fitness, the environment, public safety, and personal health.” Free admission. Ride passes from $18. More info.

Steins, Wines and Spirits. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. Harris Pavilion, 9201 Center St., Manassas “A unique opportunity to sample your choice of beverage while listening to live music.” Taster tickets $30 in advance/ $35 at the gate. More info.

Madhaunter's Madhouse Haunted Trail. Select nights through Oct. 30. Workhouse Arts Center, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton. “Madhaunter’s Madhouse is an indoor and outdoor maze of terror that will have you jumping out of your skin at every turn, complete with heart pounding scares and custom made special effects.” From $15. More info.

Taste of Prince William County. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 30. Manassas Mall, 8300 Sudley Road, Manassas. “Featuring nearly 20 restaurants from Prince William and surrounding areas. Visitors will be treated to a wide variety of food served by some of the best food vendors in the area.” Prices vary. More info.

Even more events!

  • Sense and Sensibility, George Mason University Center for the Arts. More info.
  • The Velveteen Rabbit, Reborn, Hylton Performing Arts Center. More info.
  • Prince William Public Safety Day, Prince William County Government Complex. More info.
  • Prince William Cup Charity Soccer Game, Colgan High School. More info.
  • Fredericksburg Oktoberfest, Historic Downtown Fredericksburg. More info.
  • Navy Federal 5K Run/Walk, Navy Federal Credit Union Headquarters. More info.

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