The leaves are changing, the temperatures are beginning to cool, and we know that this harvest season is going to be unbe-leaf-able! In Bluemont, we say “Fallelujah” because there is so much to celebrate and enjoy! We’ve got the inside scoop on all the best stops and treats for your day of adventure in the Northern Virginia countryside. Looking to extend your fun in the Blue Ridge Mountains? Consider staying overnight at one of our quaint, wine country cottages and enjoy the views and easy access to your favorite Bluemont excursions. This will be a trip you won’t forget.
Great Country Farms
Start your day at Great Country Farms with delicious apple cider donuts, hot cider, pig races, apple cider pressing demos, friendly goats, and fun for the whole family in our 12 acre play area. Fly down slides, jump on the jumping pillow and say hello to all of the animals in the barnyard. Challenge yourself to make it through the Regenerative Farming themed corn maze and treat yourself after by roasting marshmallows. After the farm fun, catch a wagon to pick your own apples and pumpkins.
We have over 40 varieties of apples in our orchards in September and will be offering pick your own pumpkins in October. To learn more about each apple variety and what it’s best use is, check out this apple guide to help you select the perfect kind. Our apples are also used to make special treats that can be found in the farm market and Knead it Bakery. There is so much fun for everyone at the farm and we hope you will join us this season!
To plan your visit and purchase tickets, visit Great Country Farms Ticket Page. It’s going to be a fab-boo-lous time!
Henway Hard Cider
Once you’ve had your farm fun, grab a cider and quick bite to eat with our neighbors at Henway Hard Cider. The menu offers flatbread pizzas, sandwiches, bird bites, and seasonal specials for the whole family to enjoy. Each of the hard ciders is uniquely crafted with locally sourced apples and flavors such as concord grapes or cucumber mint from Great Country Farms making each sip crisp and refreshing. Farm fresh apple juice and grab and go snack boxes are great choices for the kiddos to enjoy while mom and dad sit back and relax.
Make a reservation for a Graft to Glass Tour and learn all about the cider making process with tastings at tour stops in the orchard and farm.
This season, Henway is hosting an Adult Corn Maze event with a few visitors from Leesburg’s top rated haunt, Shocktober, to help get your spook on. Henway is the perfect spot to relax and refuel after a busy day at the farm. Reservations can be made here. Don’t forget your fishing pole and picnic blankets for an extra good time!
Head up the mountain to Bluemont Vineyard to sip and savor your favorite wines and enjoy the view! Bluemont Vineyard is located at 951 feet above sea level which makes it the perfect place to take in the fall foliage. Gather some friends and book a seasonal Harvest Chef’s Table dinner to savor dishes prepared with seasonal flavors from the farm paired with wines curated by Bluemont’s Winemaker. Join the harvest excitement and stomp some grapes in classic I Love Lucy fashion and take home a special keep- sake towel to remember the experience at the weekend Crush with Us, a unique experience for all! To reserve your visit and learn more, visit their website and stay in touch with them on social media for the latest updates!
Dirt Farm Brewing
Grab your flannels and head next door to grab a beer by the fire! Dirt Farm Brewing offers seasonal beers to sip like their popular Pumpkin Ale. Enjoy the casual hospitality and pet friendly vibe. The Kitchen Workshop has a variety of food items like “Dirt Farm Chili Cheese Fries” to choose from and the view is breathtaking. The Dirt Farm calendar is packed with opportunities to enjoy with your favorite brew such as live music, Oktoberfest, locals Market on the Mountain. Check out their calendar for upcoming events, live music schedules, and more. Dirt Don’t Hurt!
Let the Fallelujah Feeling Linger with a Cottage Stay
There is so much to celebrate in Bluemont, you will want to make one of our cottages your Bluemont station your fall escape. Stay in the historic Oliver House in the heart of the village and live like a local with walk through town and shopping in the Bluemont General Store across the street. Or plan a mid-week getaway and take in the breathtaking sunrise from the Brewer’s Cottage at Dirt Farm Brewing or the Stone Cottage at Bluemont Vineyard. Gather your friends to share a night in the country at the Blue Door Cottage and enjoy the bonfire circle by the creek.
Now is the time to plan your Fallelujah fun and experience all that Bluemont has to offer.
Begin Planning Your Fallelujah Visit Today
Great Country Farms: https://greatcountryfarms.com/
Henway Hard Cider: https://www.henwayhardcider.com/
Bluemont Vineyard: https://www.bluemontvineyard.com/
Dirt Farm Brewing: https://dirtfarmbrewing.com/
Experience Bluemont: https://experiencebluemont.com/