Local Events

There’s always something happening in and around the area.  Here’s a sample of what’s going on…

Loudoun Wine Awards Reception
An awards presentation and buffet dinner featuring tastings of all of the award-winning wines of the competition. It is a great opportunity to kick off Epicurience VA, to taste Loudoun County’s best wines, and to be in the middle of the action as the winners are announced.
Sep 3, 2015
7-10pm
www.loudounwineawards.com/
West Belmont Place – National Conference Center
18980 Upper Belmont Place
Leesburg, VA 20176

Tree Top Corn Hole
Empower Adventures Middleburg is sending summer off with a new twist on a backyard classic. All Labor Day weekend long we will have corn hole boards under 3 of our lines. Prizes will be awarded after each tour!
Sep 4, 2015 to Sep 7, 2015
Depends on tour times
540-692-9471
empoweradventures.com
Empower Adventures Middleburg
500 N Pendleton Street
Middleburg, VA

Epicurience Virginia Opening Night Chefs Dinner
Enjoy an idyllic setting with country cuisine, a selection of award-winning beverages and live music at the “State Fair” event that marks the start of Epicurience Virginia 2015, which celebrates the best in food and wine.
Sep 4, 2015
6pm
epicvirginia.com/program/chefs-dinner/
The Restauarant at Patowmack Farm
42461 Lovettsville Road
Lovettsville, VA 20180

The Plaza Party at Village at Leesburg
Join us in the NEW Village Plaza
Every Friday and Saturday
6 – 8 p.m.
Live music and fun!
• NEW theme each week
• Games and giveaways
• 12+ outdoor patios and dining options
• Smokehouse Live, King Pinz Bowling, Cobb Theatre or 12+ bars to continue the party
• Bubble Spectacular Shows, Pop Up Fountain and fun for the kids, too!
In the event of rain, the concert will be held in Smokehouse Live.
Sep 4, 2015 to Sep 5, 2015
Sep 11, 2015 to Sep 12, 2015
Sep 18, 2015 to Sep 19, 2015
Sep 25, 2015 to Sep 26, 2015
6-8pm
www.villageatleesburg.com/event/the-plaza-party/
Village at Leesburg
1602 Village Market Boulevard SE
Leesburg, VA 20175

Birding the Blue Ridge Center
Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
On the fourth Saturday of each month (except December), Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy leads a bird walk at the Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Studies.
Sep 26, 2015
Oct 24, 2015
Nov 28, 2015
Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship
11661 Harpers Ferry Rd
Purcellville, VA 20132

Leesburg’s First Friday
Held the first Friday of every month, except January, Leesburg’s First Friday lets you fully experience all that Historic Downtown Leesburg has to offer. Over 35 specialty shops, art galleries, antique shops and restaurants are open until 9pm or later, many offering free refreshments and/or special sales. Enjoy live music throughout the evening, art exhibits, wine tastings, and more!
Loudoun Arts Council
Sep 4, 2015
Oct 2, 2015
Nov 6, 2015
6-9pm
703-777-7838
www.leesburgfirstfriday.com
Historic Downtown Leesburg
Leesburg, VA 20176

Epicurience Virginia: An Epic Wine & Culinary Experience
Picture a food and wine festival so unique that no existing name quite fit. A food and wine experience so epic, in fact, that we called it something completely new: Epicurience Virginia. Held in the East Coast’s premier wine region, Loudoun, Virginia: DC’s Wine Country. It’s where insiders come to savor award-winning wines and seek out noteworthy farm-to-table cuisine. Taste the finest in Virginia wines, meet top tastemakers and master winemakers, sample cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs from around the country. It’s an epicurean experience you’ll want to see for yourself.
Sep 4, 2015 to Sep 7, 2015
Grand Tasting: Saturday, Sep. 5 12-6pm
703-771-2170
epicvirginia.com/
Morven Park
17263 Southern Planter Ln
Leesburg, VA 20175

Sunset Jumpers
Fox Chase Farm will be hosting three Sunset Jumpers Shows with $5,000 Mini-Prix. Shows will be held in main outdoor arena with competition standard outdoor lighting. Spectators may reserve a box for seating for your friends and family or reserve the Hanley Pavilion for a party for 60 or more! $5,000 Mini-Prix at each of these Sunset Jumpers
Sep 11, 2015
6pm
703-984-9551
www.foxchasefarm.net
Fox Chase Farm
PO Box 743
Middleburg, VA 20118

2nd Annual Car Show: Cruisin’ The Village
Join us for a day of great cars, live music by the Rock-A-Sonics and even an outdoor showing of American Graffiti on the big screen in the Village plaza!
Gates open at 11 am, show starts at 12 pm. Movie showing will begin at 7:30 pm.
Sep 12, 2015
11am
www.villageatleesburg.com/event/2nd-annual-car-show-and-concert/
Village at Leesburg
1602 Village Market Boulevard
Leesburg, VA

Fall Native Plant Sale
Three native plant nurseries will have a huge selection of fall blooming flowers, shrubs, trees, vines and ferns for sale. Along with native plants, the Sale will have:
– Tool sharpening by Sharp Blades (Bring your garden tools)
– Expert advice on growing natives and attracting birds, butterflies and other wildlife to your garden.
– Loudoun County Master Gardeners
– Banshee Reeks Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists
– And much more!
Sep 12, 2015
9am-3pm
Morven Park
17263 Southern Planter Lane
Leesburg, VA

46th Annual Bluemont Fair
Bluemont Citizens Association
Old fashioned family fun at a “Green” Country Fair featuring traditional crafts (juried), local art & authors, craft & farming demonstrations, music: traditional, blues & country, 10k race, free Children’s Fair, farm animals, Llamas & Alpacas, Quilt Display, Colonial Blacksmith, homemade food, fresh & dried flowers, pie-baking/pickle-making contest, antiques & collectables, local wine-tasting, breweries & gourmet treats, Historic Slide Show, bee-keepers & hives, model railroad display & antique caboose, pre-Civil War Country Store, Farmer’s Market, and more, set in historic village in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. No Pets!
Sep 19, 2015 to Sep 20, 2015
10am-5pm both days
540 554-8591
www.bluemontva.org bluemontfair.org
PO Box 217
Bluemont, VA 20135

VHSA Hunter Horse Shows
Sep 19, 2015
Oct 11, 2015
10am – 5pm
www.foxchasefarm.net/
Fox Chase Farm
23323 Foxchase Farm Lane
Middleburg, VA 20117

22st Annual Lovettsville Oktoberfest
Lovettsville is pleased to announce its twenty-second annual Oktoberfest! The event kicks off Friday, September 25, with a traditional dinner, the opening of the Beer Garden, and an attempt at a world record-setting Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-along. The streets come alive Saturday, September 26, with street vendors, Kinderfest, Wiener Dog Races, strolling musicians, three stages of live music, and -of course- lots of food and beer. Admission, parking, Kinderfest, dancing, music, and beer-related contests are all free. For more information please visit the Oktoberfest website.
Lovettsville Community Center
Sep 25, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
See Schedule on Website
540-882-5788
www.lovettsvilleoktoberfest.com/
57 E Broad Way
Lovettsville, VA 20180

4th Annual Leesburg Fine Art Festival
Enjoy collecting art? Inspired by the creativity and beauty of original, handmade artwork? Then join us in Historic Downtown Leesburg at the intersection of Market and King Streets on September 26-27, 2015 for a journey into the world of original art by artisans from across America. The 4th Annual Leesburg Fine Art Festival! Once again the event is graciously hosted by the Town of Leesburg and the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts.
Sep 26, 2015 to Sep 27, 2015
Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm
941-487-8061
www.paragonartevents.com/S-25-Leesburg+Fine+Art+Festival.html
Market & King Streets
Historic Downtown
Leesburg, VA 20177