by adminMain | May 15, 2017 12:48 pm
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Loudoun County is not only home to amazing restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues, but it’s also rich with an assortment of farms, wineries, food sellers and makers, artisans, and more! On May 20 & 21, 2017, from 10 am-4 pm, you’ll have an opportunity to visit these new found gems during Loudoun County’s Spring Farm Tour.
This annual event offers families, friends, and residents a unique chance to visit with local business owners, find new favorite products, and discover all that our beautiful county has to offer. With more than 50 businesses participating this year, there will be activities and fun for the whole family!
The 2017 Spring Farm Tour is a free (unless otherwise noted), self-guided driving excursion. Families can stop at new and favorite spots while traveling throughout Loudoun County. A few of our family-friendly (and adult only) favorites are listed below. Please keep in mind that the list is much larger and you can see it in its entirety here (simple text format) or here (brochure format), complete with hours, details, directions, and a map for easy planning.
Take Your Pick:
Kid-Friendly | Adult-Friendly | Family-Friendly
American Academy of Equestrian Sciences | Leesburg, VA
Stop along your route and tour this indoor equestrian facility. Home to Camp Koda and a variety of programs taught by world-class competitor Marina Genn, there will be free pony rides, hay rides, a petting zoo, and lots of fun! Plus, kids can enjoy workstations involving horse care, grooming, tack, horse training, and Camp Koda-related activities. Learn more.
Butterfly Hill Farm Store | Waterford, VA
Get up close and personal with the famously friendly alpacas of Butterfly Hill Farm and learn about these gentle and fascinating creatures. Also, see spinning and weaving demonstrations, stroll through the butterfly gardens, and visit the shop for locally-made products from the luxuriously soft alpaca fleece. Learn more.
Donkey Meadows | Purcellville, VA
Stop by Donkey Meadows to learn all about the American Mammoth Jackstock! These sweet and tender animals love human interaction, and this small Purcellville farm loves educating the public about these donkeys. Donkey rides will be available for $5. Learn more.
Equine Rescue League | Lovettsville, VA
Hosting live music, demonstrations, a bake sale, and more, learn about this local nonprofit organization and their dedication to the responsible use of horses and other equines. Meet the Equine Rescue League team, visit with the horses, and learn about the services they provide. Learn more.
Grange and Grub (formerly Chicama Run) | Purcellville, VA
This Purcellville, VA farm, market, and food trailer is a great family-friendly destination. Family-owned and operated, the owners focus solely on pastured and non-GMO products! Swing by during the tour for food, a hayride, a live bee demonstration, or a fun opportunity to hang with the baby animals. Learn more.
Temple Hall Farm | Leesburg, VA
Visit this 300-acre Leesburg farm for a day of hiking, play, and more! Kids will love the farm’s playground, and the whole family can take a hike or meet the livestock. Temple Hall Farm’s staff will be available to help guests make the most out of their visit. Learn more.
Three Bags Wool Farm | Purcellville, VA
Meet the Icelandic sheep, Icelandic chickens, guinea fowl, rabbits, and goats of Three Bags Wool Farm! Learn how wool was used to make rope for the Vikings’ ships and clothing or put on your walking shoes for a stroll along Beaverdam Creek. Learn more.
Wegmeyer Farms | Hamilton, VA
Let the fields of fresh, nutritious, and delicious strawberries entice you and your family this year! Weather-permitting, stop by for a tour, pick-your-own, or purchase pre-picked berries. Learn more.
Barnhouse Brewery | Leesburg, VA
Visit the oldest brewery in Lucketts and enjoy the brand-new tasting room and patio of Barnhouse Brewery! With a picturesque view of horses grazing in the fields, adults will also enjoy playing horseshoes, Cornhole, and going on a tour of the brewery. Learn more.
Breaux Vineyards | Purcellville, VA
This family-owned and operated 400-acre vineyard will offer live music from 1-5 pm! Enjoy internationally-acclaimed estate wines while taking in the gorgeous views. Learn more.
Jack’s Run Brewing Company | Purcellville, VA
Take a brewhouse tour at either 12 pm or 2 pm on either day of Farm Tour weekend! Stay for a brewer Q&A, enjoy food from Mike’s BBQ, and let the kiddos enjoy a hands-on exhibit, coloring pages, and a quiz. Learn more.
North Gate Vineyard | Purcellville, VA
Family-owned and located on 26 beautiful acres, visit North Gate Vineyard and learn all about their LEED Gold building while enjoying some wine, of course! Meander through the vineyard and meet the retired racing greyhounds – or adopt one of your own. Learn more.
Zephaniah Farm Vineyard | Leesburg, VA
Visit this Leesburg farm for a vineyard tour or an excellent lunch during the Spring Farm Tour weekend! Enjoy a $15 lunch special including farm-grown wine and farm-raised, grass-fed beef and learn about this 67-year old farm. Learn more.
Great Country Farms | Bluemont, VA
With a farm activity admission of $8/person, visit Great Country Farms for wagon rides, strawberry picking, and so much more! With more than 5-acres of farm fun, the whole family can learn about composting, visit with the friendly animals, and enjoy treats like homemade cider donuts, strawberry ice-cream, and even slushies! Don’t forget about the jumping pillow, slides, and swings. Learn more.
Leesburg Animal Park | Leesburg, VA
Make the Leesburg Animal Park one of your Farm Tour destinations this year! Meet the farm animals that call Leesburg Animal Park their home, enjoy a wagon or pony ride, see a live sheep shearing demonstration, and more. A visit to the park is a perfect way to spend the day. Learn more.
Oatlands Historic House and Gardens | Leesburg, VA
For $20/family or $10/individual, enjoy a mansion tour, children’s activities, and more! Pick your own strawberries, let the littles enjoy a scavenger hunt and hayride, and explore the beautiful gardens and grounds of Oatlands. Learn more.
Southern States, Loudoun County Coop | Purcellville, VA
This retail store is not only the perfect place to purchase feed, seed, and garden supplies, but it also boasts a live animal display, too! Kids will have an opportunity to participate in a birdhouse craft activity and make a monarch waystation, and everyone can learn about attracting bees in the garden center. Learn more.
Ticonderoga Farm | Chantilly, VA
This family-friendly farm offers giant slides, hayrides, an infamous swinging bridge, and oh-so-much more! Take a ride on the kart track, learn about honeybees, or visit the market for tasty treats like preserves, jams, and more. Learn more.
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