Loudoun Fall Farm Tour

2021 Loudoun County
Fall Farm Tour

Loudoun Fall Farm Tour 2021

 

Make plans to visit your favorite farms on the family-friendly 2021 Loudoun Fall Farm Tour!

This year marks the 28th annual Loudoun Fall Farm Tour, which began in 1993 as the Loudoun Fall Colors Tour. Since then, the emphasis has shifted to encourage shopping for top-quality, local products during Loudoun’s harvest season.

This year’s tour features more than two dozen locations that offer everything from pumpkin patches to alpacas and vineyards to farmers markets. The featured farmers are among the most demographically inclusive in Virginia, including seventh-generation family farmers and former financial professionals that started farming in 2020.

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All locations provide an educational component for visitors and commit to being open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Any exceptions are noted on the event listings below:

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I access the Loudoun Farm Tour app?
There are four simple steps to play along in the new Loudoun Farm Tour app:

  1. Scan the QR code above to download the Eventzee app OR use the appropriate Apple App Store link or Google Play Store link.
  2. Create an Eventzee account by entering an email address, password and username.
  3. Enter the Event Code: farmtour
  4. Explore the Loudoun Fall Farm Tour!

Watch the video below for information on how to get started in the app:

How can I earn points and the possibility of prizes?

Top scorers on the leaderboard will receive prizes, such as Loudoun Made Loudoun Grown gift baskets and family four-packs of passes to the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum.

Points are awarded based on the completion of different Loudoun Farm Tour challenges, which test your knowledge, enthusiasm and support for farm businesses. Points are awarded automatically for most challenge types, but are also monitored by Loudoun Economic Development staff. Final points and prizes are awarded at the sole discretion of Loudoun Economic Development.

How do I scan a farm's QR code?

Once you’ve downloaded the Eventzee app and accessed the Loudoun Farm Tour event, navigate to Challenges. Each of the farms have a red icon to distinguish them from the gold icons used for other challenges. Scroll down and look for the farm name, then tap the red icon to open its QR Scan Challenge page. Scroll down to see the red “Scan Code” button and tap it. You may have to give Eventzee permission to access your device’s camera. Point your camera at the QR code and you’ll automatically be awarded your points for visiting!
If you’d rather look at locations than a listing, you can also find each farm’s QR Scan Challenge from its pin on the Places map.
Click here to watch a video that shows how to scan a farm’s QR code.
Where can I see a list of farms in the app?

Once you’ve downloaded the Eventzee app and accessed the Loudoun Farm Tour event, navigate to Challenges. Each of the farms have a red icon to distinguish them from the gold icons used for other challenges. Scroll down and look for the farm name, then tap the red icon to open its QR Scan Challenge page.
If you’d rather look at a map of locations than a listing, you can also find each farm’s QR Scan Challenge from its pin on the Places map.
Can I use GPS for directions?

Yes, most of the farms are accessible by GPS. When viewing each farm’s description its QR Code challenge, copy the address into your GPS or click the “View in Google Maps” link to get directions.

For a few farms, you may see a note that GPS is not always reliable for visitors. We have provided written directions on those listings to help guide you to your destination.

How do I make a donation to Loudoun Hunger Relief?

This year, the Loudoun Farm Tour is enabling visitors to support local nonprofit Loudoun Hunger Relief in its efforts to collect and distribute fresh food from local farms. Visit Northern Virginia Wholesale Growers during Farm Tour Weekend to make your donation.

Visit Production Farms

*Aurora Farm Apiary: Paid beekeeping workshops by appointment.

Blooming Hill Lavender Farm & Gift Shop: Ornamental lavender farm featuring a variety of lavenders & beautiful gardens, a garden/gift shop. This weekend only, plan to enjoy tea and scones in the gardens!

Butterfly Hill Farm Store: Visit the friendly alpacas and learn about them. Feed, touch, take a selfie with or walk an alpaca. Shop for locally produced alpaca products. For education activities, join us for yarn spinning and/or weaving demonstrations. Visit the butterfly garden, which is a certified monarch way station.

Cannabreeze Hemp Farm and Company: Visitors will be able to tour the farm, fields, production facility, grow house, and lab. Learn about the lifecycle of hemp; from seed to harvest; from plant extraction to CBD retail products.

Donkey Meadows: Donkey Meadows is a preservation farm for the American Mammoth Jackstock. Since we are not a breeding farm, we place our focus on preserving the breed by education. While visiting the donkeys you will learn the important part the breed played in American Agricultural history and the unfortunate status the breed is in now. Donkey rides are available from 10 a.m – 1 p.m. for fee of $10, then meet and greet the donkeys from 1 – 4 p.m.

Double 8 Alpaca Ranch: Double 8 Alpaca Ranch is home to award-winning alpacas, llamas, horses and chickens. Locally grown yarns and other fiber products are available. Join us during the farm tour for alpaca and llama fiber processing demonstrations.

Endless Summer Harvest: CLOSED SUNDAY

Georges Mill Farm Artisan Cheese: An eighth-generation Loudoun family farm producing handmade artisanal cheeses using milk from our herd of Alpine dairy goats. Stop by our farm store to pick up some delicious cheese, then come up and meet the goats!

*Great Country Farms: Fallelujah with us! Do it all this fall: regenerative ag corn maze, pumpkin picking, pig races, cider donuts, cider pressing, BBQ & the P-Rex, Pokey! We offer a Cider Pressing Demonstration that educated our guests on cider, apples and how they have been pressed in the past compared to how they are processed today.

Hope Flower Farm:Shop the Loudoun Made Loudoun Grown Marketplace Visit during Farm Tour Weekend to explore the dahlia fields at Hope Flower Farm. Bouquets and dahlias are available to purchase and guests are welcome to picnic and take pictures in the fields.

Kathy Ann’s Farm: Kathy Ann’s Farm is a family-run fiber farm just outside of Waterford, VA.  Join us for lessons in weaving on the loom, the fleece/wool processing procedure, learning about Livestock Guardian Dogs, nature hike with a kids scavenger hunt and more.

Long Stone Farm: Enjoy self-guided farm tours on Saturday and Sunday. Join us for guided tours by Casey, on Saturday only, including a 30-minute lesson on pasture-raised broiler production tour at 11 a.m., and a 45-minute pasture-raised pork production tour at 2 p.m.

Lost Corner Farm: We will be taking folks on a tour of our 40-acre field where we do all the growing for CSA and market. There will also be items for purchase. Come enjoy a guided tour of the field and specifics on the type of food we grow.

Miss Tina’s Amish Country: Visit our rural business with local products and produce. We will have our soft hot pretzels here and some other fun activities for the kids.

Mountain View Farm: This multi-enterprise farm features pasture-raised chicken and some local produce. Training will be offered on the raising meat birds on pasture. This includes the health and taste benefits of pastured poultry as well as the benefits to land stewardship. Small discussion of some of the challenges of setting up a small farm. Located at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, 10-miles of trails are also available.

Northern Virginia Wholesale Growers: For anyone interested, this is the farm where donations can be made to purchase local produce for Loudoun Hunger Relief, supporting food-insecure families in Loudoun County. Exit Route 7 onto Route 9 towards Hillsboro. Look for greenhouses & red/white tent. Turn at the first gate on the left and visit our farm. Activities include a free mini pumpkin for kids to paint, perfect for kids.

Paige’s Pit Stop – Farm Store: We grow our own veggies, raise chickens and ducks for eggs, sell local meats, jams, pickles, baked goods, cider & more. Visit, feed the animals and learn about animal care, including fun facts about the animals. We have goats, ducks, chickens and turkeys.

Planetary Farms: CLOSED SUNDAY

School Hill Garden & Tiny Acre Farm: Fresh homegrown produce, beef, pork, duck and chicken eggs, weekly special baked goods, jams, jellies, pickles, vegetable bedding plants such as over 10 different heirloom tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash, zucchini, broccoli, cabbage, etc. We are sixth-generation farmers digging in the same dirt for more than 100 years.

Spring House Farm: Spring House Farm raises a multitude of products that include pasture-raised and forest-finished pork, grass-fed and grass-finished beef, and honey. We will offer an opportunity to learn how our pasture-raised hen operation works.

Three Cap Farms: 3CF is a small-scale cultivator of boutique, gourmet mushrooms. Our mushrooms are all-natural and grown year-round. We will provide tours that go over how we grow our mushrooms, from spore to the final product.

Wegmeyer Farms: Wegmeyer Farms have more than 65 varieties of exceptional quality pumpkins to pick from. Learn different pumpkin varieties and how plants grow on the vine.

Willow Hawk Farm: See our sheep and lambs, bank barn, spinning and dyeing demos, yarns, roving, & pelts. Meet our Great Pyrenees guardians and welcome crew. Enjoy spinning and dyeing demos, how wool goes from the sheep to finished products.

Willow Spring Farm: We breed and train racing thoroughbreds. Presently we have two broodmares and a promising yearling. We have 12-acres and an 8-stable barn. Come learn how to properly care for a horse, including brushing, feeding, foot cleaning, watering and feeding it.

* – Paid admission

 

Other Family-Friendly Tours:

Lovettsville Cooperative Market: The future co-op will be a full-service grocery store located in downtown Lovettsville. The store will be a place where anyone can shop for healthy food. When you shop at the co-op you will know where your food comes from. We are already working with local farmers and producers. Learn more about the plans. Visit during Farm Tour Weekend for tour maps, free goodies, kids activities and an amazing bee observation hive and honey for sale from Potomac Point Apiary.

Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum: The Heritage Farm Museum is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and bringing to life the farming history of Loudoun County.

 

Loudoun Farm Wineries (Adult Only)

Casanel Vineyards and Winery: We will be offering free vineyard and production tours! We will be providing a tour of the vineyards to show how we grow, cultivate, and harvest the variety of grapes on our property, as well as a production tour of our equipment and how we make our wines here at Casanel! Call ahead for reservations. Flights and wines by glass & bottle are available too (prices vary).

Two Twisted Posts Winery: Come visit our award-winning winery on 15 acres, great view, very welcoming, lovely staff. Interested in learning more about the TTP difference? Tour our vineyard and production facilities.

868 Estate Vineyards: At 868 Vineyards, there is a whole 120-acre estate winery with 21 acres of vineyards to explore. Visitors are invited to walk our “monarch trail” which has banners describing our program for raising and supporting monarch butterflies.

Eagletree Farm Vineyards: Please enjoy our on-site restaurant, wine tastings, nature trail and more!

 

Virtual Only Farm Tours:

Lovettsville Cooperative Market: The future co-op will be a full-service grocery store located in downtown Lovettsville. The store will be a place where anyone can shop for healthy food. When you shop at the co-op you will know where your food comes from. We are already working with local farmers and producers. Learn more about the plans.

Piedmont Environmental Council’s Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows: The Community Farm connects area residents to Loudoun’s agricultural history while providing locally-grown produce for its food insecure population. Learn more about the mission.

Shepherd’s Corner Farm: Wool and Lavender are my specialties. I make products that will keep you cozy and warm your heart! Lovely handmade gifts made locally? Shop my online store.

 

 

Most farms are also part of the Loudoun Made Loudoun Grown Marketplace, an e-commerce platform launched during the pandemic to help connect consumers with products sourced directly from local farms.

Interested in getting updates? You can also sign up for email updates to stay connected with Loudoun Farms.

If you require a reasonable accommodation for any type of disability in order to participate in the Loudoun Fall Farm Tour, please contact Katie Fleger at 703-737-8612 (TTY 711). Three business days advance notice is requested.