Washington FAMILY Magazine’s annual Best for Families survey named Herndon Festival as the Best of the Best.
The festival won in the category of Best Festival or Celebration for Families, Herndon’s Parks and Recreation Department announced Thursday.
This is the second consecutive year that the Herndon Festival has been selected as the leading festival in the region for the category. More than 16,000 nominations in all the categories were submitted to FAMILY Magazine, making it a recording-setting year for nominees, a town press release said.
Herndon Festival is produced by the Herndon Parks and Recreation Department, and celebrated its 32nd year in 2012. The four-day event includes a carnival, entertainment on multiple stages, an arts and crafts show, children’s area, food, fireworks, business expo, 10K and 5K races, fitness expo and much more. More than 80,000 people flock to downtown Herndon each spring for the festival.