We’re proud to offer so many ways to #LoveLoudoun that also support our brave men and women of the military. Enjoy our Veterans Day Weekend guide!

 

 

Our Kind of Celebration

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We’re all lit up in anticipation of The LightUP Fest's grand opening! This culture-rich lights exhibit combines traditional Chinese lanterns with modern lighting technology. Open daily through January 2, it’s the largest lights display on the East Coast with 77 stunning installations! In addition to the incredible artisan-crafted lights on display, attendees can enjoy daily performances by talented acrobats, dancers and musicians. An international food court will serve up a variety of unique cuisine, including authentic Chinese street food and an interactive arts & crafts section will showcase the intricate side of traditional heritage with hands-on creative activities. Don’t miss this wondrous and delightful holiday experience!

Interior design junkies, make your way to Belfort Furniture this Saturday for a décor dream come true! You’ll flip when you see the freshly-made over Belfort showroom: 85,000 square feet of homeware heaven. Need a little more inspiration? You can also meet the Scott Brothers (highly-decorated HGTV royalty) for a design Q&A and a reading from their book, "Builder Brothers"! All couch potatoes welcome. 😉🛋️ 

Keep having a grand ol’ time this weekend at the Grand Opening of Harpers Ferry Brewing! Drink in the gorgeous views and delicious brews, supplemented by rockin’ live music and food truck noms! Let the ribbon-cutting commence 🎀

Starting this Friday, Nov. 9th, it’s crunch time in Loudoun! In other words, Friday marks the {pick}off of Cider Week Virginia. Around here, we love apples a bushel and a peck, so we’ll be sure to visit our three delicious cideries, Wild Hare Hard Cider, Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery and Corcoran Vineyards & Cider. Aren’t you just shaken to the core with ex{cider}ment?! 🍎🍏

November brings another VA-centric {shell}ebration: Virginia Oyster Month! This Sunday, Lost Rhino will serve up a number of local VA varieties for a big ol’ Virginia Oyster Celebration, including something for everyone: fresh oysters on the half shell, roasted oysters, chargrilled oysters… shucks, they’ll even have $5 Lost Rhino Burgers! Best of all, all veterans and active military will receive special pricing.

 

 

Loudoun Loves our Veterans

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Speaking of our Loudoun veterans, we have plenty of incredible Veterans Day Weekend events designed to honor those who have served. At Vine & Valor, walk, run, skip or dance your way around Tarara Winery’s beautiful Shadow Lake in the Patriot Mile, benefitting Building Veterans! After the race, stick around for live music, veteran-owned food trucks and wine tastings (30% of sales will benefit Boulder Crest Retreat!).

Belly Love’s latest release will also benefit Boulder Crest Retreat! Take over the tap room this weekend for the debut of a delicious pilsner, brewed with rare Mistral hops from France. With strong aromas of sweet and citrusy fruits and notes of rose, melon and lychee, this hop has got it going on!

Keep your Beer Passport on you this weekend because Dirt Farm will also celebrate Loudoun’s heros at the brewery’s Annual Veterans Day Fundraiser! The 3-day festivities, featuring a Charity Beer on tap, will help support Hero Homes and Boulder Crest Retreat. Cheers to an extended weekend of giving back and honoring all who have served this great nation!

Brunch brings us together best, wouldn’t you agree? Come on over to Copperwood Tavern on Monday for perfectly crafted brunch cocktails and your favorite farm-to-table brunch dishes like Fried Chicken & Waffles, Shrimp & Smoked Gouda Grits or Bananas Foster! At this special Veterans Day Brunch, all servicemen and -women will receive a $25 Copperwood gift card 💜

 

 

Honoring Loudoun’s History

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Discover the rich history of Loudoun’s military past this Veterans Day Weekend at a very special Morven Park tour: Virginia at War - Being Governor during WWI. Westmoreland Davis, owner of Morven Park, was Virginia’s home-front Governor during the Great War. Governor Davis and First Lady of Virginia Marguerite Davis contributed to the war effort and inspired others to do the same. Learn more about their roles during this unprecedented conflict, their work to encourage Virginians to support the war effort, and their response to the declaration of peace. Highlighting WWI artifacts in the collection alongside new stories, this engaging experience in honor of the WWI centennial will get you thinking like the Governor 🧐 Or, explore the Davis Mansion Open House to learn more about WWI, the global conflict that ended 100 years ago this weekend!

That’s right — on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, World War I came to an end. Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of “The Great War” at Armistice Day One Hundred Years Later: Remembering Loudoun in World War I, held at the historic Loudoun County Courthouse in Leesburg. World War I posters, documents, photographs and artifacts will be on display before and after the program, which will end with the laying of poppies. Marvel at stories of local wartime history, addressing bravery on the battlefield and at the homefront.

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER WAYS TO #LOVELOUDOUN THIS WEEKEND:

Harvest Kindness: Fundraiser for Jan - Nov. 10 at North Gate Vineyard

Master Singers of Virginia presents: A Tribute to the Armed Services - Nov. 10 at St. David's Episcopal Church

Reading the Land - Historical Ecology Nature Walk & Talk - Nov. 19 at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve

Mental Break Mobile Escape Room - Nov. 11 at Old Ox Brewery

Progressive Sparkling Wine Class - Nov. 11 at Breaux Vineyards

Catoctin Holiday Art Tour - Nov. 10 & 11 in Lovettsville, VA

The Dirty Grass Players - Nov. 9 at B Chord Brewing Company

The Short Hill Mountain Boys - Nov. 10 at B Chord Brewing Company

Pianist Inon Barnatan in Concert - Nov. 11 at Waterford Old School

Live Music with Todd Brooks - Nov. 10 at Two Twisted Posts Winery