The Loudoun Fall Farm Tour is back this year, offering an incredible opportunity for farms in Loudoun County to welcome thousands of visitors to enjoy life on the farm for a weekend. Farms who are interested in appearing on this year’s tour should fill out an application at TakeLoudounHome.com.
New this year, the application offers farms the opportunity to also sign up for the Take Loudoun Home for the Holidays program. Loudoun farms can sign up for both options on one application or choose which program will best benefit them. Participation in both is not mandatory.
Committing to the in-person farm tour requires that farms be open and available to the public between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on October 21-22, 2023. There is no cost to participate, and Loudoun Economic Development will promote all participating farms across its marketing channels.
All applications are due by August 11, 2023.
“We are thrilled to feature our rural businesses again this year during an exciting Farm Tour,” Loudoun Economic Development Executive Director Buddy Rizer said. “The fall harvest season is always an incredible time to showcase Loudoun Made, Loudoun Grown products and provide fun farm activities for visitors from Loudoun and all over the Washington D.C. region.”
Farms offering in-person experiences tend to do well on the tour, such as corn mazes, pumpkin patches, apple presses, and other seasonal activities.
All Loudoun farms and rural businesses that sell products or experiences are also encouraged to sign up for the 2023 Take Loudoun Home for the Holidays program. The annual initiative is backed by Loudoun Economic Development, Visit Loudoun, and the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, and seeks to encourage consumers to connect with Loudoun farms and rural businesses and purchase local products. For more information and to sign up as a participating business, visit TakeLoudounHome.com.
“Whether it’s a freshly cut tree or wreathe, artisan gift, craft food or beverage, or one-of-a-kind experience, supporting Loudoun’s farms and small businesses keeps shopping dollars in the local economy, reduces environmental impact, and provides the special people in your life with a unique holiday experience Loudoun Business Development Officer for Agricultural and Business Services John Magistro explained. “Shopping local is about more than just convenience; this is supporting a neighbor, saving a job, and ensuring that the lights stay on for every #LoudounPossible business.”
More information on both Loudoun Fall Farm Tour and the Take Loudoun Home for the Holidays program can be found at LoudounFarms.org.