Embrace Rural Living: Loudoun’s 30th Fall Farm Tour Celebrates Life on the Farm.

In its remarkable 30th year, the Loudoun Fall Farm Tour is making a return, promising an enchanting weekend of rural life for both Loudoun County locals and visitors from neighboring regions. Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22, 2023, as participating farms and farm stops graciously open their gates to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. And here’s the best part – it’s a free event, rain or shine!

This farm extravaganza has something for everyone, young and old alike. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the tour will feature a delightful mix of traditional and unique farms. It’s not just a leisurely stroll; it’s an educational adventure. Get your hands dirty with hands-on activities and captivating demonstrations, from bee-hive presentations to crafting your own flower bouquets, photo opportunities with donkeys, and much more. With 41 farms and agricultural businesses on the itinerary, this tour beautifully encapsulates Loudoun’s rich farming heritage and showcases the county’s diverse agricultural landscape. To explore the list of participating farms and discover what awaits you on the Loudoun Fall Farm Tour, simply head over to LoudounFarmTour.com.

Buddy Rizer, the Executive Director of Loudoun Economic Development, expressed his excitement, saying, “This year’s farm tour boasts an impressive lineup of farms, and we want everyone to savor every moment of this weekend. Fall harvest season is the perfect time to celebrate Loudoun’s locally made and grown products and offer enjoyable farm activities to folks from Loudoun and the wider Washington D.C. region.”

The tour is a self-guided driving experience, giving you the flexibility to start your adventure at any of the participating farms. Collector maps are available in advance at all participating farms and various locations across Western Loudoun. If you’re the tech-savvy type, you can plan your journey online using an interactive map on LoudounFarmTour.com.

John Magistro, the Agriculture Business Development Officer at Loudoun Economic Development, fondly reflected on the tour’s evolution: “What began as a Fall Leaf Colors Tour three decades ago has blossomed into a signature event. It’s a chance for Loudoun’s diverse agricultural businesses to reconnect people with their roots and offer them a taste of farm life for a weekend. The Department of Economic Development is proud to have nurtured agricultural success in Loudoun over the past 30 years through this event, and we’re excited to support both existing and aspiring farmers in the future.”

And that’s not all – this year, Loudoun Economic Development is adding a dash of luxury to the tour with two Western Loudoun VIP Getaway Packages up for grabs. Each package includes a one-night stay at a luxurious bed and breakfast in Loudoun, as well as dinner, tastings, and tours at some of the county’s top-notch venues. To stand a chance to win one of these coveted VIP Getaway Packages, all you need to do is check in at any farm you visit by scanning the on-site QR code and tag #loudounfarmtour on your favorite social media platforms. No purchase is necessary to enter, and you can find more details at LoudounFarmTour.com. So, get ready for a weekend of farm-fueled fun and a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

No purchase is necessary to enter the Western Loudoun VIP Getaway Package and more details can be found at LoudounFarmTour.com.

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