For the first time in two years, the annual Loudoun Fall Farm Tour will be offered in person, with more than two dozen locations on this year’s tour.
For the first time in two years, the annual Loudoun Fall Farm Tour in Virginia will be offered in person, with more than two dozen locations on this year’s tour.
The tour will take place on October 16 and 17, and most farms will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
It will include everything from pumpkin fields and alpacas to vineyards and farmers’ markets. This includes eighth generation family farmers and former financial professionals who started farming in 2020, according to Loudoun County Economic Development.
All stops will have educational elements, and visitors can participate in a scavenger hunt with prizes at several of the stops.
The Loudoun Fall Farm Tour started in 1993 as the Loudoun Fall Colors Tour, and has since encouraged visitors to purchase from local farms for their harvest season.
“Loudoun has deep roots in agriculture, and our 1,200 commercial farms offer an abundance of quality products and experiences that represent an important aspect of our economy and culture,” said Buddy Rizer, Executive Director of economic development of Loudoun County.
Visitors can download an app from the farm tour website which includes a map of farm locations and links for navigation. The app is also designed to work in areas with weak cell signal as much of the tour takes place in rural Loudoun County.
Loudoun County Economic Development is also introducing a new community support program called Loudoun Hunger Relief this year, which will be featured during the tour.
Visitors can visit Northern Virginia Wholesale Growers, a produce farm in Paeonian Springs, to purchase donation vouchers. The proceeds will be used to purchase on-farm produce that will be donated to Loudoun Hunger Relief and distributed to food insecure families in the county.
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