SterlingFest News

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Sponsors & Vendors

SterlingFest shows off the best that Sterling has to offer. That includes you! Learn more about how your business, civic organization, or artistic creations can be featured at SterlingFest.

SterlingFest - Your hometown celebration - October 12 - 11am-5pm - Sterling VA
Happy crowds enjoying the many exciting vendor booths at SterlingFest 2018

Every October, The Sterling Foundation throws a massive block party, celebrating the best of our hometown! Bring the whole family, explore booths offering the best of local businesses and artisans. Sample fine food from a wide variety of local restaurants. While the kids enjoy games, obstacle courses, and crafts, parents can sit down in the Beer Garden for a pint of locally brewed beer or a lovely glass of Virginia’s finest wine.

SterlingFest takes over multiple streets surrounding the Sterling Community Center at 120 Enterprise Street, turning it into one giant party celebrating the best that Sterling has to offer. Get to know your neighbors, learn about local businesses, buy unique gifts from local artists, and have a great time! Best of all, the entire event helps raise funds to benefit The Sterling Foundation, ensuring we can continue our work to strengthen and beautify our hometown.

Enjoy the best of Sterling at SterlingFest!

Every October, The Sterling Foundation throws a massive block party, celebrating the best of our hometown! Bring the whole family, explore booths offering the best of local businesses and artisans. Sample fine food from a wide variety of local restaurants. While the kids enjoy games, obstacle courses, and crafts, parents can sit down in the Beer Garden for a pint of locally brewed beer or a lovely glass of Virginia’s finest wine.

SterlingFest takes over multiple streets surrounding the Sterling Community Center at 120 Enterprise Street, turning it into one giant party celebrating the best that Sterling has to offer. Get to know your neighbors, learn about local businesses, buy unique gifts from local artists, and have a great time! Best of all, the entire event helps raise funds to benefit The Sterling Foundation, ensuring we can continue our work to strengthen and beautify our hometown.

Celebrate the Best of Sterling

Join us October 12 • 11am-5pm

SterlingFest is held at the Sterling Community Center,
located at 120 Enterprise St.
Get directions

Come enjoy tons of exciting vendor booths, a wide variety of family activities, check out our Beer Garden featuring craft beers from local breweries, and Crafter’s Alley, home to a host of local crafters and artisans selling their unique creations.

Welcome to the Sterling Community Center

Get Involved in SterlingFest

Be a Sponsor

Our 100% tax-deductible Sponsorship Packages provide you & your business with an excellent platform to increase your brand awareness, create positive lasting impressions with your community, and make a big difference in Sterling. It’s a win-win-win!

Be a Vendor

Be the star of SterlingFest! Our festival celebrates the best of Sterling, which means we can’t celebrate without YOU. Take charge of this unique opportunity to introduce your business, organization, or artistic creations directly to local clientele.

Be a Volunteer

SterlingFest is planned, prepared, and hosted by an entirely volunteer staff. There are volunteer opportunities to suit every individual’s unique interests, skills, and abilities. We hope you’ll contribute your talents to ensure this year’s SterlingFest is the best one yet!

Latest SterlingFest News

2018 SterlingFest Photo Albums

We had a fantastic time at SterlingFest 2018, and are so grateful to Danny Barndt and one of our amazing anonymous Sterling residents for capturing the day on film. Check out the albums below to see some of the fabulous pictures they've captured; Event photograph...

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A young man wearing a SterlingFest tshirt holding a bundle of red balloons
Happy families enjoying all the vendors and activities at SterlingFest
The lead singer of band Ocho de Bastos entertaining the SterlingFest crowd

Important Info

A colorful food truck featuring delicious local dumplings
A gentleman named Wally, with an "I Heart Loudoun" sticker, giving the thumbs up
Directions
SterlingFest is held around the Sterling Community Center, located at 120 Enterprise St, Sterling, VA 20164.
Important Note: Parts of Sterling Blvd will be inaccessible! Large portions of Sterling Blvd will be closed off for our community parade on the day of SterlingFest. Using GPS could take you through the parade route and into sitting traffic, so please follow our directions. Click here to look at the area on Google Maps.

From Rt 28: Take Rt 28 North past Dulles Airport to the Sterling Blvd/VA-846 East exit. Continue on Sterling Blvd for 1.2miles, then turn right onto E Maple Ave., and left onto Enterprise St. Follow Enterprise to the SterlingFest blockade. Get directions at the information booth to your assigned space.

From Rt 7: Take Route 7/Leesburg Pike to Dranesville Rd. Turn onto Dranesville, then turn right onto Sugarland Rd. Take a left onto Church Rd, follow it around the curves, then turn left onto Lincoln Rd into the neighborhood. Take the 2nd right onto N Fillmore Ave. It will end at E Holly, then turn left. Turn right onto Enterprise St. Follow Enterprise to the SterlingFest blockade. Get directions at the information booth to your assigned space.

Parking
Parking is free and readily available at the nearby Sterling Park Shopping Center. Handicap parking is available at CareNow, located along Commerce St.
Raffle & Donations
Each SterlingFest we host a raffle featuring all sorts of unique and special items to help raise money for the Sterling Foundation and other local Sterling organizations. Be sure you stop by the Raffle tent to get your tickets and choose which prizes you want a chance to win!

If you would like to donate an item for our afternoon raffle, please let us know so we can make arrangements. As always, all donations are 100% tax-deductible. Thank you!

Food & Drink
Food and drink will be available for purchase in the upper parking lot by the Sterling Community Center. Last year we were pleased to offer a Beer Garden featuring local craft breweries, as well as cuisine from around the world: Central American, Peruvian, Lebanese, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Asian, as well as BBQ, fried fish, burgers, and hot dogs. We also had cookies, ice cream, coffee, tea, and pastries. Eat breakfast and lunch with us, then pick up dinner to go!
SterlingFest Goal
To promote pride and provide a quality family event for the citizens residing in Sterling and the surrounding area. An annual event, SterlingFest features entertainment, refreshments, professional & volunteer booths, games & activities for children, and handmade crafts. SterlingFest is hosted by The Sterling Foundation, Sterling Playmakers, The Sterling Advisory Board, and The Loudoun County Parks and Recreation Services. In addition to SterlingFest several events will be happening concurrently, creating a fantastic atmosphere:

  • The Annual Sterling Park Columbus Day Parade, hosted by the Knights of Columbus and Loudoun Elk Lodge 2406, will head down Sterling Boulevard at 10:00 AM.
  • The Sterling Volunteer Fire Company Department will host their annual open house at the station next door to SterlingFest.
  • The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will hold their open house on Commerce St.
SterlingFest 2018 featured a Beer Garden, showing off Sterling's local craft breweries

Eat, Drink & Be Merry

SterlingFest offers the best of local cuisine, craft beers, fine Virginia wines, and great local entertainment. In 2018, festival goers enjoyed craft beers from Rocket Frog and Crooked Run Brewery, while local Sterling band Ocho de Bastos kept the crowd dancing.

Come have some fun at SterlingFest!

Local Sterling band Ocho de Bastos entertained the SterlingFest crowd with great music
Tents at the SterlingFest Beer Garden
A Southern Fish Fry food truck in the SterlingFest food pavilion

Family Fun!

Enjoy all sorts of fun family activities at SterlingFest!

A little boy takes on the Kid Ninja Warrior course
Enjoy a petting zoo full of friendly animals at SterlingFest
A nice lady from Safari Kids plays guitar for the little ones at SterlingFest
A little girl getting her face painted at SterlingFest
A little girl enjoys sitting inside a fire truck at the Sterling Fire Department's Open House next to SterlingFest

Meet Sterling’s Heroes

Get to know the men, women – and even animals! – who help to keep all of us in Sterling safe. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office introduced us to Heritage, a friendly K9 Officer who’s the very definition of a Good Girl. Meanwhile, next door to SterlingFest, the Sterling Fire Department hosted their annual open house with activities for the whole family.
Thank you to all of our Sterling first responders!

The Sterling Fire Department hosted their open house alongside SterlingFest, filled with lots of fun family activities
The Sterling Fire Department brought a vintage ambulance to the party
A Sterling volunteer firefighter gave demonstrations on fire safety, firefighter gear, and so much more
Meet Heritage, a friendly K9 Officer with the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. She's the absolute Good Girl!
The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office brought their friendly K9 Officer named Heritage to meet our friends in Sterling
Get up close and personal with a firetruck at the Sterling Fire Department's open house next door to SterlingFest

We hope to see you at SterlingFest!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email at Chair@SterlingFest.org. Want to get involved? Click one of the buttons below to explore how you can be part of SterlingFest 2019.