Our Fall Favorites: Festivals, Farms, Pumpkins & More
The fall season is finally here! We’ve rounded up our fall favorites in Loudoun from pumpkin picking to fall festivals – and have lots of family fun while you’re at it.
Great Country Farms
Great Country Farms takes its pumpkin season seriously. And it shows at every turn during the Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival that takes place throughout October. Hop on a wagon and cut your own pumpkin right off the vine here (pumpkin picking starts on September 29th). In addition to pumpkin picking and the 25th Anniversary Corn Maze, on the weekends you can cheer on your favorite porker in the Pig Races, watch the famous P-Rex dino do some serious pumpkin chomping, roast marshmallows, and fire the pumpkin cannons.
Not to be missed is the 5 acre playground at the farm, which includes a jumping pillow, ninja course, putt putt, giant slides, rope swings, animals, and so much more. And of course you’ll have to make time for one thing the farm does best – Cider Donuts. These freshly baked sugar and cinnamon dusted confections are a piece of heaven in every bite.
18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont, VA 20135
Wegmeyer Farms has made a name for themselves as a u-pick destination and the pumpkins are no exception. And you have three locations to choose from in Loudoun, which include the beautiful historic farm in Hamilton, Gilbert’s Corner in Aldie, and Oatlands in Leesburg. There is no admission fee to pick pumpkins here and they come in all different shapes, colors and sizes. The fields open on September 29th.
If you are heading to the Hamilton location, don’t forget your camera. There are hay bales and pumpkins set up in front of the 18th century stone barn creating a family photo opp you won’t want to pass up. And something else you won’t want to pass up are the donuts! The freshly made donuts are available in a variety of flavors at the Hamilton and Oatlands locations. You can also pick up a bottle (or two!) of the exclusive strawberry wine made in partnership with Fabbioli Cellars at the Gilbert’s Corner and Hamilton locations.
Wegmeyer also runs Wayside Farm Fun just over the county line in Berryville. Wayside opens on weekends starting September 15th and offers u-pick pumpkins, along with pig races, jumping pillow, playsets, pumpkin smashing, slides, and a mountain of straw bales for climbing and sliding.
38299 Hughesville Road, Hamilton, VA 20158
Amazing Farm Fun at Ticonderoga
This *amazing* Fall Festival in Chantilly is open daily from September 22 through November 4th. Ticonderoga has tons of family fun, including pedal carts, hayrides, fire pits for marshmallow roasting, slides, and playgrounds galore. You can even walk across Virginia’s longest swinging bridge. And of course, pick out the perfect pumpkin at the farm market. Check the schedule so you can plan your trip around the special entertainment on certain days, including live music, face painting, an ice cream truck, pony rides, and FUNNEL CAKE!
26469 Ticonderoga Rd, Chantilly, VA 20152
Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park
The Pumpkin Village Fall Fest is packed with family friendly fun 7 days a week through November 6th. Giant hill slides, inflatables, wagon rides, petting zoo, pedal carts, hay maze, kiddie zip line, a corn bin, and more. Admission includes a small pumpkin from Farm Market and fresh apple juice and an apple snack during your visit to the farm. The market also offers pumpkins for purchase.
And as if that wasn’t enough, the weekends are packed with even more fun, like live music, face painting, and camel rides. There is even a Halloween Costume Contest and Trick or Treating the weekend of October 28-29.
19270 James Monroe Hwy, Leesburg, VA 20175
Temple Hall Fall Festival & Corn Maize
This wonderful festival in Leesburg is open weekends from September 28th through November 6th. Get lost in the 20 acre corn maze, bounce on the jumping pillows, take aim and fire the pumpkin blasters and corn cannons, ride the cow train, and watch the pig races. You’ll also find hay forts and tunnels, a corn bin, live music, hayrides, farm animals, interactive displays, and a paintball shooting gallery. The general store offers pumpkins and other festive treats for sale.
Want to take your visit up a notch? Visit Temple Hall at night! Tackling that corn maze and blasting those corn cannons after dark takes family fun to a whole new level.
15855 Limestone School Rd, Leesburg, VA 20176