Loudoun County Celebrates 30 Years of Farm Tours with Exciting New Addition of Bus Services
Loudoun County is thrilled to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its renowned Farm Tour, a cherished tradition that has brought the community closer to the region’s rich agricultural heritage, this weekend – October 21st and 22nd from 10:00 am through 4:00 pm. This year, we are excited to introduce a new feature that promises to make the tour experience even more enjoyable and convenient for all participants.
Loudoun County’s Department of Economic Development, in conjunction with Visit Loudoun, is proud to introduce the “Hop On, Hop Off” – Take the Bus and Leave the Rest to Us Tour featuring (2) – 28 passenger shuttle buses, a unique and hassle-free way to explore the county’s vibrant farm culture. This innovative addition is designed to enhance the experience for attendees, making it easier than ever to take in the beautiful sights and flavors of Loudoun County.
Key Features of the “Hop On, Hop Off” Tour:
- **Parking Convenience:** Participants can park their vehicles at either Paige’s Pit Stop or Hillsboro’s Old Stone School. These designated parking areas offer ample space for attendees, ensuring a stress-free start to their farm tour adventure.
- **Seamless Transportation:** Our buses are ready to transport visitors from the designated parking areas to the farms on the tour. You can relax and enjoy the scenic ride as you move from one location to another. Each bus will run a continuous loop along the designated farm tour route on the Route 9 corridor. The first bus departs from Hillsboro at 10:00 traveling up the route towards Two Twisted Posts. The second bus departs from Paige’s Pit Stop at 10:30 traveling towards Double 8 Alpaca Farm.
- **Flexibility:** “Hop On, Hop Off” means you can choose your itinerary. Visit the farms that pique your interest, spend as much time as you like, and when you’re ready, hop on the bus to the next destination. It’s a flexible and personalized experience designed for your convenience.
- **Attractions:** Our Route 9 corridor tour is proud to be highlighting: Paige’s Pit Stop, Double 8 Alpaca Farm, Hillsboro Old Stone School – featuring a full farm market, Breaux Vineyards, and Two Twisted Posts. The first 100 riders will receive a Loudoun Grown, Loudoun Made Farm Tour Swag Bag. Participants will enjoy all the fun, food, faire, animals, entertainment, and excitement offered at each unique stop.
The Loudoun County Farm Tour has always been a beloved event, bringing families and friends together to celebrate the county’s agricultural heritage. With the “Hop On, Hop Off” tour, we aim to take that celebration to new heights, ensuring everyone can enjoy the experience without the worry of transportation and logistics.
“This year marks a significant milestone for the Loudoun County Farm Tour. For three decades, we’ve been connecting our community with the amazing farmers and agriculture in our region. With the introduction of the ‘Hop On, Hop Off’ tour, we’re making it easier for people to explore and enjoy everything our farms have to offer,” – Buddy Rizer, Executive Director, Loudoun County Department of Economic Development
For more information, contact loudounBiz@loudoun.gov