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Fall...

The wonderful thing about Fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains of course are the magnificent colors of the changing leaves.  And what better way to enjoy the mountain scenery than a leisurely drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Making stops in the small towns that border it you'll find wineries celebrating virginia Wine Month, Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes that are fun for all ages, Fall Festivals with apple butter making, cider, music and crafts, and of course all those unique little shops that offer one of a kind gifts that you can take back to family and friends.

CORN MAZES AND PUMPKIN PICKIN'
Crazy for corn mazes?
Sleuths are invited to wind their way through Virginia's corn mazes, and scour pumpkin patches for the perfect, carvable, orange gourd.

Ararat - Doe Run Farm has a themed corn maze with trivia along the way! Launch apples, pick pumpkins or go down the hay slide. Fresh produce available for purchase.

Meadows of Dan - Weekends Sept 2-Oct 30 - Corn Acoustics Corn Maze Days is a musically-themed corn maze just off The Crooked Road. Children enjoy the hay bale maze, and we have even smaller mazes for little tots!

Boones Mill - Saturdays in October - Thee Red Barn Corn Maze and More! - Explore our 7-acre corn maze, enjoy our farm animals, and take a hay ride! We have a small train for children, and free fun like our hay slide, bat race, bean bag throw, and more. We have food, so come spend the day!


APPLE PICKING
Juicy, fresh-picked apples are hard to beat.
Visit Virginia's orchards to pluck your own, or find an apple themed festival for ready-to-eat treats!

Ararat - Levering Orchard - The South's largest pick-your-own cherry orchard with many acres of apples, peaches, pears, and nectarines. The Levering Orchard was first founded in 1908. Visitors are encouraged to bring their entire families - and yes, this is a pet friendly facility.

Cana - Ayers' Orchard - The orchard offers pick-your-own cherries, apples, peaches, nectarines, and plums. The crops are seasonal and you must plan your trip according to the season that the crop is ready to pick. Hiking and picnicking are encouraged.

Woolwine - Wade's Orchard - Local grown apples, peaches, cabbage, tomatoes, honey & other assorted produce and canned goods as season permits.
Wytheville - Williams Orchard - We have a wide variety of produce from July until October ranging from apples and corn to pumpkins and gourds.

 

OKTOBERFESTS
Pembroke - Sept 17, 24 and 30. Oct. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 - Oktoberfest at Mountain Lake Hotel - Feast at the German banquet table—complete with roast pig—sample fresh baked breads and pastries, taste German beers, wines and ciders in the biergarten, and dance to the music of a live German "Oompah" band.

Abingdon - Sept 24 - Celebrate Oktoberfest at The Tavern Restaurant. A Yearly Tradition. Live German Music. Oktoberfest Beer from Germany. Authentic German Food

Woolwine - Oct 8 - Octoberfest is the biggest and best of all the events for the Woolwine Fire Department. Vendors of arts and crafts are lined up for your enjoyment and purchasing pleasures and a variety of different bluegrass bands will be playing.

 


FOOD FESTIVALS
Enjoy the tastes of Virginia at a food festival.
Peaches, apples, pumpkins, and a few other specialties await!

Whitetop - Oct 9 - Whitetop Mountain Molasses Festival - Get up close and personal with molasses and applebutter making. Take it home with you, but enjoy a BBQ chicken dinner while you're enjoying this annual tradition.

Stuart - Oct 22 - Apple Dumpling Festival - Apple pies, applebutter, and obviously, apple dumplings! Come enjoy the artisans and scenic beauty of Stuart.

Take the road less traveled!
Enjoy photogenic foliage opportunities, great eats, and other hidden treasures.

Autumn on The Crooked Road
This amazing fall getaway will create memories you'll treasure for a lifetime, beginning in Ferrum and ending ... more 

Mountain Majesty Getaway to the Blue Ridge Parkway
Travel the Blue Ridge Parkway and absorb fall's beauty. From Mabry Mill to Chateau Morrisette, this getaway ... more 


Events...

Cabin Days at Ingles Farm
Saturday, October 8 Ingles Farm, Radford 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Oct 1 | Joes Trees Pumpkin Patch
Opening day. website

Sept 24 - Nov 5 | Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival  website

Farmer's Markets

Specials...

Sept 30, 2011 - Nov 13, 2011 | Dutchies View

Come to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia this fall! If you have been here before, it’s never the same. If it’s the first time, you will be in awe! The scenery is spectacular as nature explodes in a kaleidoscope of colors throughout the wooded terrain. Our package is a two or three day experience that includes fine dining, wining and taking in the breathtaking Virginia mountain scenery. Stay two or three nights at our Inn and enjoy a full country breakfast each morning. Sample wine at one or all of our wineries, as well as a sparkling cider tasting. A scrumptious dinner one evening at one of our fine area restaurants, wine and cheese each night on the porch while taking in the gorgeous views, and a self-guided scenic tour of our area top off this Virginia fall reprieve.
Phone: (276) 930-3701

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