Take Loudoun Home
The application period for the Loudoun Fall Farm Tour (Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22, 2023) and Take Loudoun Home for the Holidays has closed.
If you have questions, please contact Chris Blosser for additional information.
Farm Tour FAQ’s
When is Farm Tour?
Fall: Annually, Third Weekend in October; Spring: Annually, Third Weekend in May from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday.
How do I sign up?
Why does the County host Farm Tour?
Promote Loudoun County’s farms by sponsoring a weekend tourism event, increase awareness and educate the public about farming in Loudoun, and inform consumers about what products are available at local farms for each season.
How long has Farm Tour existed?
Loudoun Farm Tour began in 1993 as the Loudoun Fall Colors Tour.
How much does it cost to participate?
Farms are not charged a participation fee. The Loudoun Farm Tour is free to participate in for consumers and you don’t need tickets! There are fees at some sites for food, drinks and special activities.
Where can I find out information about the participating farms?
Visit www.LoudounFarms.org for a complete listing of participating farms along with a list of brochure pickup locations.
Why are some venues and events or activities separated?
Events separated from the main list may charge an entry fee or have special hours of operation outside of 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Loudoun is also home to many farmers markets, many of which are open Farm Tour weekend. For more information, visit LoudounFarms.org/FarmersMarkets.
Which farms should participate in Farm Tour?
Any farm in Loudoun County that would like the opportunity to showcase their products and practices to consumers from throughout the region. This is a wonderful opportunity for our community to learn about where their food and fiber comes from.
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.
What type of educational components are expected?
A few examples are:
• A short guided educational tour with information about your animals, crops, land stewardship, business of farming, etc.
• Demonstrations (uses of herbs, animal shearing or other animal care).
• Informational poster(s) about your farm, products, or methods.
• Activities: farm-related scavenger hunts, seedling or seed plantings, etc.
• A short presentation for your visitors – about what you do, why you choose to do it and why it’s important.
Is there a checklist available to prepare my farm?
Yes, this post provides an extensive checklist of items to consider.