One of the things I LOVE about living in this area is the fact that we get to enjoy the beauty of all four seasons (something I will especially not take for granted after living in Texas for a few years!). The Fall season by far is my favorite. The crisp, cool air, the vibrant colors of the leaves, and the lovely aroma of apples and cinnamon in the air. Every year, one of our special family traditions is going to a local farm and picking out a pumpkin (or two) to kick of the season. We are so lucky to be close to some fabulous farms that open their doors for terrific Fall festivals and pumpkin pickin’!
Whether you are looking for the perfect Fall activity with family and friends or need the perfect gourd to complete your seasonal décor, Loudoun’s farms have you covered! Here are just a handful of places for you (most I can attest to!) to find the perfect pumpkin this season:
Great Country Farms Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch at Great Country Farms this season with your family and friends to find the pumpkin of your dreams. Spend a day on the farm by going through the corn maze, enjoying some of their famous cider donuts, visiting the petting zoo and more. The farm is also close to Bluemont Vineyard and Dirt Farm Brewing if you want to end the day with some local craft beverage products.
Temple Hall Farm Regional Park
This 286-acre working farm provides an opportunity for children and adults to learn about farm animals and to enjoy the sights and sounds of the farm. In the fall, get “lost” in the cornfield MAiZE, shoot a pumpkin out of a cannon and play fun fall farm games at the Fall Festival.
Travel off the beaten path to an authentic working farm and pick your own pumpkin right from the vine. Wegmeyer Farms is a boutique pick-your-own farm tucked away in the village of Lincoln in Loudoun County. In the Fall, they open their farm to guests and help them find their favorite pumpkin out of the 50 varieties that they hand clip from the field. Wegemeyer Farms products have been featured at The White House and on the Chef Emeril cooking show.
Ticonderoga Farms has been family owned and operated for five generations and maintains more than 1,000 acres of rolling fields and forests. Ticonderoga offers hayrides, hillside slides, bouncing pillows, cow train rides, fire pits, a live bamboo maze, an American Indian teepee village and Virginia’s longest swinging bridge, in addition to a great pumpkin patch!
Crooked Run Orchard
Located on the outskirts of Purcellville, this small family farm, located on land first settled by the Quakers, is now a quaint escape for visitors. They take pride on their farming practices, bringing the freshest of local products to guests. Crooked Run Orchard features new varieties of pumpkin each season to allow pickers to try something new!
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