Autumn season is upon us and the Fall offers plenty of things to see and do in and around Leesburg, Virginia.
Let’s start with Fall Harvest time… and what better way to enjoy the fall harvest than by visiting one of your local farmer’s markets! Go pick some fresh apples, get pumpkins for decorating or making pumpkin pies for Halloween and Thanksgiving, get raspberries, squash and all sorts of other farm fresh goodness. You can pick up seasonal arts & crafts and enjoy family activities like corn mazes, ghostly gatherings, and more! Hit the Pumpkin Village Fall Festival get the entire family into the fall spirit with the extremely popular Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park, which is open through November 7. Activities include wagon rides, zip lines, moon bounces, a hay maze, pony rides, petting zoo and lots more.
There’s also the Temple Hall Corn Maize and Fall Festival and the Ticonderoga Farms Fall Festival and the Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Great Country Farms!
Leesburg’s First Friday hits next on November 3rd in the historic downtown Leesburg. The ever-exciting “First Friday,” includes live entertainment, art exhibits, wine tastings, craft beers, outstanding food and many other activities in which to partake. Leesburg’s specialty shops, art galleries, and restaurants will stay open until at least 9:00 p.m., and many of them will offer free refreshments or enticing discounts.
Visit Virginia Wine Country! We lost count of the wineries in Leesburg and surrounding areas, and that’s a good thing. It means the selection of options you have available to you are plentiful! There are: The Vineyards and Winery at Lost Creek, Tarara Winery, Breaux Vineyards, Doukenie Winery, Creek’s Edge Winery, and many more that host events that are often featured on our Leesburg Events page. Whether you choose to visit just one or take a whole day and make day trip to enjoy the amazing scenery as summer’s greenery turns into nature’s beautiful exhibit of color-changing bringing you bright oranges, reds, yellows, purples and more, now is the time before the seriously cold weather descends upon the region.
Enjoy the fabulous, cooling weather and all of the color it brings to the region by taking a hike! We recently posted some lists of great places to hike around Leesburg and segmented them by difficulty level. For an easy stroll, some locations worth considering include: Edwards Landing Park, Algonkian Regional Park, Rust Nature Sanctuary, Bles Park, Temple Hall Farm Regional Park, Franklin Park, and a host of others.
And if none of that suits your fancy, take a scenic drive! Bonus points for taking the convertible! Roll down George Washington Parkway to Mount Vernon; scoot along Great Falls and Georgetown Pike; wind your way along Skyline Drive… there are plenty of things to see and do during Autumn in Leesburg and Loudoun County.
Best get to it before you require skis, snow shoes, or a snowmobile to get’em done!