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Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

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Virginia Wine Festival

Virginia's Annual Wine Festival is being held this weekend, the 18-19th, at Bull Run Regional Park. What is better than spending a beautiful day trying over 400 varieties of wine in only a few short hours!

Virginia has grown to be the 5th state in US wine prodcution and this event is the #1 tasting event in Virginia. You get all your favorite wines (and probably a few you won't like) in a one stop shop with gourmet food, arts shows, musical entertainment and unique vendors. This is a "Wine enthusiast paradise" you don't want to miss.  And check out the 1000 Oaks Barrel Company. They have the cutest little barrel's you can actually keep liquor in right on your bar! Need to convince the kids it'll be a fun time? There's face painting!

Tickets range from $25 (advance) to $30 at the door.

Great Country Farms Cider Fest

Great Country Farms is doing their annual Cider Fest and Antique Tractors event this Saturday/Sunday from 12-4. Enjoy tasting freshly pressed cider and demonstrations with 1800's antique presses. Enjoy Cider Slushies and apple pies while taking a tour of the farm and their antique tractors.

For the kids, there is a Corn Maze, a 2800 sqft Jumping Pillow (this is a MUST while there!), Putt Putt Golf, Wagonrides to U-Pick produce, farm animals to visit and feed, rope swings, giant slides, tire mountain and more. Admission price is $10-12 and those with Military ID are free.

Their official Fall Harvest Festival start September 25th and goes until October 31st. Find more information by clicking here.

6th Annual Autumn Apple Festival

It's almost apple picking time again! Come out for the 6th Annual Autumn Apple Festival at Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling, VA on Saturday, October 23. You can visit the exhibit "Viriginia Apples for Flavor: The Story of Hill High Orchards" and see historic orchard tools at work! Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum is located at 21668 Heritage Farm Lane.

For just $3-5 a person you can learn how to make cider and apple butter and meet local farmers and learn how to buy fresh and shop local for your family!



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Cox's Farm Opening Weekend

Need something fun to do outside this weekend? Cox's Farm has it all to get you excited for Fall. Their Opening Weekend is this weekend, the 18-19th. From the zoo animals to numerous slides and hay rides and mazes, it's the place to be when the weather is great.

Cox's Farm gets extremely busy very early, so if you want to avoid waiting in line for rides or feeling like you're at a high time amusment park on a Saturday, then get there well before the place opens. There are two rides that are by far the best ones there. One is on the far left back corner of the farm. It's their biggest slide and gets the most attraction. The next one is when you walk in it'll be to the left. You have to go through a "barn" to get to the top. It's a short slide, but it's got a sidewinder feel to it.

Downtown Leesburg to Host its 1st Girls' Night Out

Beginning September 16th, and every Third Thursday thereafter, merchants in Historic Downtown Leesburg will host Girls' Night Out.

Dulles Metro Rail Public Discussions

Tonight, September 13, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. a public meeting will be held for community members to discuss the second phase of the Metrorail extension to Dulles International Airport. The meeting tonight will be held at the Sheraton Reston, which is located at 11810 Sunrise Valley Drive in Reston, VA. A second hearing will be held tomorrow, September 14, at the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum in Sterling, VA. Both of these public hearings are being hosted by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. Discussions about the future Metro rail stations will be open house-style.