A Scene from the 57th Annual Clifton Day Festival. 

The Clifton Day Festival celebrated its 52nd anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 13.

Nearly 150 vendors lined Main Street and the scenic downtown area as thousands invaded the bucolic town, normally inhabited by only about 300 residents. Every year the festival is hosted by the Clifton Betterment Association (CBA), which has been around since the 1960s in an effort to revitalize and maintain the scenic downtown area that was incorporated in 1902.

This year, Virginia Railway Express (VRE) provided roundtrip train service to Clifton from all stops between Manassas and Rolling Road.

Sponsors for the annual event include F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning & Electrical, VRE, Carrie and Co. Real Estate Group, Clifton Baptist Church, Norfolk Southern, Tru Orthodontics, United Bank, Ourisman Fairfax Toyota, Villagio Hospitality Group and the Peterson Companies.

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