I hope that most of you are getting ready to celebrate a long weekend with Columbus Day on Monday! Loudoun has plenty to do to entertain you and your family or friends from the Waterford Fair and Virginia Fall Races to winery events and so much more! Here is just a few highlights of what the weekend holds in Loudoun:

IMG_2849Waterford Fair - October 7-9

Come to the Waterford Fair and return to a day from an earlier time. Tour historic houses, watch juried artisans demonstrate techniques of traditional craftsmanship, stroll through the Old Mill and vintage barns transformed into galleries for painting, crafts and dried flowers.

Virginia Fall Races - October 8event photo

Experience an annual fall tradition in the countryside, where the only interruption to a relaxing day will be the cheer of excited fans and the storming of thundering hooves. Spectators sit in the shade of 100-year-old oak trees at the oldest continuously used race course in Virginia and experience what is called "the best view in steeplechasing."

Vines, Wines and Fall Colors - October 8

868Every year, 868 Estate Vineyards invites guests to spend the afternoon with them and explore the grounds, the vines and trees showing off their fall colors with the beautiful reds and yellows of the season.  The vistas are best seen with a glass of red wine in hand and they definitely have that too!

As always make sure to check out our events calendar to stay up-to-date on everything going on in Loudoun. Here are some other events this weekend:

Picturing English Pastimes: National Sporting Library & Museum - Until January 15

Brambleton Farmers Market - Until October 30

Pumpkin Village Fall Fest: Leesburg Animal Park - Until November 8

To The Finish Art Exhibit: National Sporting Library & Museum - Until November 27

Food Truck Friday: Bogati Winery - October 7

TGIF: North Gate Vineyard - October 7

Fireside Ghost Stores: Salamander Resort & Spa - October 7

Shocktober - October 7-9

Brambleton Fall Festival - October 8

Virginia Outdoors Festival - October 8

The Archaeology of Heroes: Oatlands Historic House & Plantation - October 8

Live Music: Sunset Hills Vineyards - October 8

Live Music: North Gate Vineyard - October 8

Wood-Fired Saturday: Bogati Winery - October 8

Pumpkin Carving: Salamander Resort & Spa - October 8

Hangover Brunch: Lost Rhino Retreat - October 9

Live Music: Sunset Hills Vineyard - October 9

Open Columbus Day: 868 Estate Vineyards - October 10

Live Music: Sunset Hills Vineyard - October 10