Thank you to all farms and visitors who participated in the Loudoun Spring Farm Tour! We had a WONDERFUL weekend because of you!

Welcome to the Loudoun Farm Tour: May 18 and 19 

From charming encounters with llamas, alpacas, and donkeys to indulging in delectable homemade ice cream at a dairy farm, the Loudoun Spring Farm Tour offers a cornucopia of experiences for visitors of all ages. Featuring a diverse array of farms showcasing the finest products that Loudoun has to offer, including honey, mushrooms, traditional vegetables, garlic, and craft beverages, attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Loudoun’s agricultural heritage.

This year, skip the traffic and enjoy life on the farm via our FREE Hop On, Hop Off Bus Tours! Learn more about the routes and other details here.

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Meet Rivenwool Farms,
A 2024 Spring Farm Tour Stop

Meet Double 8 Alpacas,
A 2024 Spring Farm Tour Stop

Meet School Hill Garden,
A 2024 Spring Farm Tour Stop

Farm Tour FAQ’s

Thank You To The Sponsors of Our Western Loudoun VIP Getaway Packages!

Join us for the Loudoun Farm Tour and enter for your chance to win one of two Western Loudoun VIP Getaway Packages, complete with a B&B stay, wine and beer tastings, dinner, and historic garden tours. How do you win a VIP Package at the Loudoun Farm Tour?  It’s easy!

1. Check-In to Farm Tour: Just look for the check-in QR code at one of your stops and let us know you’re visiting! One guest of the Farm Tour who checks-in will be chosen at random to receive a VIP Getaway.

2. Vote for your favorite experience: We want to hear from you! Help us make Farm Tour even better by voting for your favorite stop. For those who check in during Farm Tour, a poll will be emailed the following week. The poll will also be posted to the Loudoun Farms social media accounts. One person who fills out the quick poll will be chosen at random to receive a Loudoun VIP Giveaway Package.

Scarlet Springs Farm B&B - Waterford, VA

  

Nestled on a private, 74-acre multi-generational family farm, The Spring House is a getaway unlike any other. Step back in time as you enter the historic home, built in the early 1800’s, now outfitted with all the modern amenities for comfort and fresh, country-chic décor. Enjoy your morning coffee as the sun rises on the spacious deck, overlooking a spring-fed pond. Keep an eye out for the many morning animal visitors including deer, rabbits, hawks, wild turkeys, foxes, groundhogs, and cranes.

(1) One complimentary night stay and a luxury picnic at Scarlet Springs Farm Spring House

Spring House B&B | Scarlet Springs Farm

Goodstone Inn - Middleburg, VA

Escape to Northern Virginia’s countryside and enjoy luxury accommodations on a private 10-acre estate with spectacular panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, beautiful resort-like grounds, and 5-spacious guest room suites each with its own private ensuite bath.

Hidden View, voted “Best of Virginia” by Virginia Living Magazine readers, strives to provide friendly service, outstanding accommodations, and breathtaking settings to help make each guests’ visit… delightful and memorable.

Whether you’re staying for a couple of nights during the week, a well-deserved weekend, or longer — Hidden View is a perfect place for all kinds of celebrations: from birthdays and anniversaries to intimate weddings. It is also a great place for family and friend stay-cations, and getaways for business meetings and corporate retreats.

(1) One complimentary night stay and breakfast at Goodstone Inn

Goodstone Inn & Restaurant | Luxury Resort

Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery – Waterford, VA

Wheatland Spring is an estate brewery. This means 100% of our farming operations are dedicated to growing ingredients for our beer, focusing on acres of malting barley and other grains bred specifically for brewing. We grow the majority of grains we use to make our beer from these acres on our family owned and operated farm.

(2) tastings

Wheatland Spring

Oatlands Historic House & Gardens – Leesburg, VA

Oatlands, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is a rich resource for our community, state, and nation. They provide historical, educational and recreational experiences to their many visitors. Oatlands was given to the public by the Eustis family in 1965 and has been open to the public since 1966.

(2) Garden Tours

Garden Tours
Tour the garden with an experienced guide as they relate the full history of the 4.5 acres from it’s beginnings in the early 19th century to it’s transformation into a pleasure garden. Learn about the different areas of the garden and how they evolved over the years as well as the current philosophy of the garden, plantings, trees and structures.

Note: Scheduling subject to docent availability. Please contact tdrash@oatlands.org to book your tour.

Oatlands – Historic House and Gardens

Walsh Family Wine - Purcellville, VA

Farming numerous distinctive sites throughout Northern Virginia, we strive to produce wines reflective of place. Most of our bottlings are vineyard-designate wines, and in time we hope to continually realize the uniqueness of these sites through thoughtful winegrowing, both in the vineyard and cellar. We farm 6 distinct vineyards in Northern Virginia. More information about these sites can be found here

(2) Wine tastings and vineyard tour

Home – Walsh Family Wine

Harvest Gap Brewery – Hillsboro, VA

Harvest Gap Brewery is a Veteran and family owned farm brewery located in the in the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Situated on a working beef cattle and grain farm, the brewery has magnificent views of the Loudoun Country countryside with spectacular sunsets over the mountains of the Hillsboro Gap. Owned and operated by Mike and Katherine Virts, the Virts family have lived and farmed in Loudoun County for over 260 years. Joined by brewmaster and manager William Jones, former owner and brewer of Wicked Barn Brewery.

(1) $25 gift card

Harvest Gap Brewery – Farm Brewery, Brewery, Craft Beers

Zephaniah Farm Vineyard - Leesburg, VA

Our family has farmed here since 1949. We planted grapes in 2002 as a way to preserve the family farm. We continue to plant and grow our vineyard.  We now grow 19 blocks of different varieties of grapes on our land.  

(2) tastings

Zephaniah Farm Vineyard (zephwine.com)

Which farms are participating?

The 2024 Spring Farm Tour promises to be the best yet! With a full list of returning favorites and some exciting first year additions, every Farm Tour visitor will find something to love while they are out on the farm the weekend of May 18 and 19. Use the interactive map above to learn more about each farm and plan your routes!

American Meadows
Aurora Apiary
Blooming Hill Lavender Farm
Brookfield Dairy Farm
Bully Goat Farm
Butterfly Hill Farm Store
Donkey Meadows Safe Haven
Double 8 Alpaca & Llama Ranch
Far Bungalow Farm
Farrah’s Farm
Fireside Farm
Fort Bacon Farm
Gathering Springs Farm
Georges Mill Farm
Green Hills Garden and Nursery
Hideaway Springs
Hill Top Farm
Hope Flower Farm and Winery
Kathy Ann’s Farm
Laz E Hill Farm
Long Stone Farm
Midsommar Farm
Paige’s Pit Stop Farm Store
Planetary Farms
Rivenwool Animal Rescue
School Hill Garden and Tiny Acre Farm
Snickers Run Garlic Farm
Spring House Farm
Sprouting Roots Farm
Sweet Piedmont Flower Farm
Temple Hall Farm Regional Park
The Sassy Ass
Three Cap Farms
Wegmeyer Farms
Wheatland Spring
Willow Hawk Farm
Zephaniah Winery and Mill Road Farm

Who should go?

This self-guided tour is fun and informative for all ages. Bring your friends and family – we can’t wait to see you! All sites will be open, rain or shine.

Do you prefer to let us do the driving?  Stay tuned for more information on the free Hop On, Hop Off bus tour routes we’re offering for this Farm Tour!

How much does it cost?

The Loudoun Farm Tour is free to participate in and you don’t need tickets! There are fees at some sites for food, drinks and special activities. Check the icons on each location within the map or app for more information.

Where can I find a printed map?

Starting April 25, physical maps can be found at the following locations:

  • Ashburn Library
  • Bluemont Community Center
  • Brambleton Library
  • Carver Center
  • Cascades Library
  • Claude Moore Community Center
  • Dulles South Multipurpose Center
  • Gum Springs Library
  • Heritage Farm Museum
  • Loudoun County, Public Affairs & Communications
  • Lucketts Community Center
  • Middleburg Community Center
  • Purcellville Library
  • Rust Library
  • Sterling Community Center
  • Sterling Library
  • Visit Loudoun
Can I download a map?
Can I take photos?

Yes, and staff at these public events might take photos of you for promotional use. Share your photos on social media, using the hashtag #LoudounFarmTour.

What does “Loudoun, VA Made • Loudoun, VA Grown” mean?

The logo is used by Loudoun growers and producers that agree to source their products from Loudoun County farms. Look for the logo and support those businesses by taking your piece of Loudoun home. In addition to buying the best-quality products, you also support the future of farming in Loudoun.

Ready to get started sooner? Shop the Loudoun Made Loudoun Grown Marketplace, our online platform that connects you to the farms you love.

Hop On, Hop Off Bus Routes For The 2024 Loudoun Spring Farm Tour

Experience the heart of Loudoun County’s farms with our FREE hop on hop off bus tours during the Loudoun Spring Farm Tours on May 18th and 19th! From 10am to 4pm, dive into the rich tapestry of local farms, where you can meet farmers, learn about the farms, and engage in hands-on activities. Say goodbye to the stress of driving as you explore the diverse agriculture from farms showcasing the finest products that Loudoun has to offer, including honey, mushrooms, traditional vegetables, garlic craft beverages and more!

Buses are on a continuous loop from hub to hub and from farm to farm making the average wait time about 30 minutes which gives passengers plenty of time to explore the farms!

Our convenient bus tours offer an immersive journey into the vibrant world of Loudoun’s farming community. Don’t miss this chance to discover the stories behind your favorite local produce and create lasting memories on the farm with your friends and family! The last bus departs at 4pm, but don’t worry, our friendly bus captains will make sure you get to your final destination!

Hubs are: Ashburn Metro Station, Leesburg, Lovettsville and Hillsboro

  • Ashburn Metro North Side at Loudoun Station
  • Leesburg – 1 Harrison street
  • Lovettsville – Co-Op Market: 11 Town Center Dr suite 150, Lovettsville, VA 20180
  • Hillsboro – Old Stone School: 37098 Charles Town Pike, Purcellville, VA 20132

The last bus will depart at 4pm.

Farm Tours

Loudoun Farm Tours are a biannual celebration of farming in Loudoun County, with one each for the planting in spring and the harvest in fall.

During the third weekends of May and October, Loudoun farms are encouraged to open to the public between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., offering parking, tours of operations, and an educational component that’s free and open to the public.

Loudoun Made, Loudoun Grown products, CSAs and memberships are typically available for purchase. Each tour offers a slightly different roster of participating farms, with some farms participating every year, while others cycle through.

A Unique Tradition in the Nation’s Capital Region

Begun in 1993 as the Fall Colors Tour, the tour took a more agricultural angle in the years that followed, and was conducted every harvest season including in a virtual and hybrid capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 1996, Loudoun Economic Development and the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office added the Spring Farm Tour to kick off the growing season in the Loudoun Valley.

In the years since, the tour has grown in size and scope, regularly drawing visitors from throughout the D.C. region and beyond.

DID YOU KNOW?

Visiting farms has many benefits for children, including a reduction in allergies and a greater willingness to try new foods when they know where they came from.

Loudoun Farm Tours Embrace Innovation

The Loudoun Farm Tours are designed to showcase innovative and sustainable practices happening every day at farms in the county.

Whether those are new product lines, best practices or something unique to the farm, visitors are given a behind-the-scenes look at farm life.

The tour itself has also become more innovative over the years, with the additions of print brochures, digital and social media promotion, media coverage, and a mobile map that encourages visitors to make more stops and have deeper conversations with farmers.

Look for
the logo
when
you shop!