Few places look as amazing as Loudoun County in the fall, and that’s especially true of Leesburg. With its historic downtown and beautiful natural backdrop, it’s a can’t-miss destination for local tourists, and it’s an even better place to call home.
Planning out your fun fall activities? These are the five things we recommend you check out if you live in the area or are planning on visiting.
Leesburg Fall Fine Art Festival
One of the top fine art festivals in the country, the Leesburg Fall Fine Art Festival returns for its sixth year on September 23-24. This annual event showcases work from nationally and internationally acclaimed artists. You’ll be able to peruse the exhibits, which include painting, jewelry, sculpture, photography and more, as well as meet and interact with the artists themselves. Best of all, this event is completely free to attend!
Pumpkin Village Fall Festival
Get your kids into the fall spirit with the always-popular Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park, which is open from September 16 through November 7. Activities include wagon rides, zip lines, moon bounces, a hay maze, pony rides, petting zoo and so much more.
Leesburg Air Show
Bring the whole family for the 8th Annual Leesburg Airshow on Saturday, September 30. Featuring educational aviation displays and awe-inspiring aerial acrobatic demonstrations, this fun, affordable event will be held at the Leesburg Executive Airport and is open from 11am to 4pm.
Leesburg’s First Friday
Every first Friday of every month, historic downtown Leesburg hosts its popular “First Friday,” which includes live entertainment, art exhibits, wine tastings and so much more. On October 6 and November 3, Leesburg’s specialty shops, art galleries and restaurants will stay open until 9pm or later, and many of them will offer free refreshments or discounts.
Virginia Wine Country
Of course, if you’re more of a choose-your-own-adventure type of person, you can simply hit the road and explore the countless wineries in Leesburg and nearby areas. You make a wine getaway and discover all that Virginia Wine Country has to offer or just take a day trip and enjoy the beautiful scenery as nature’s beautiful colors change with the new season.