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Fall is Here – Fun for All Ages
Posted on October 1, 2021 6:33 AM by Alison Douglas
Categories: General
 
With Fall just around the corner, and the temperatures starting to get cooler, it is the perfect time to start thinking about Fall Family Fun. Here are a few ideas to get you started…
 
Apple picking
Virginia apple picking season is underway, starting in August and lasting until early November. Mid-September to mid-October is prime time for the best apples. Most orchards grow several apple varieties, including Gala, Red and Yellow Delicious, and Fuji. If you're up for a drive, our favorite is Carter Mountain Orchard, only minutes from Charlottesville. In addition to apple picking, visitors can overlook the lush groves and valley below, enjoy an apple cider donut from the bakery, and try the locally brewed cider. 
 
Pumpkin picking
Ready to dress your house for Halloween? Now is the perfect time to visit one of our local pumpkin patches. If you’re not sure where to go, try Holly Fork Farm where you can visit farm animals while finding your perfect pumpkin. Pumpkinville, a seasonal treasure in Toano, is a great place to get your Halloween goodies. At Pumpkinville, you can pick your own pumpkin while enjoying the hayride, corn maze, arts and crafts, bean bag toss and other games. 
 
Oktoberfest
Dust off your lederhosen and look out for ways to indulge in some Oktoberfest fun. Oktoberfest celebrations, complete with authentic German food, beer and fun can be found all over the region. Locally, Billsburg Brewery will be holding their celebration on Saturday, October 2 from 12 to 4pm.  
 
Fall colors 
Leaf peeping season is nearly here and Fall in Virginia is one of the most beautiful times of the year.  If you are looking forward to seeing the riot of colors revealed across Virginia’s expansive woodland, keep an eye on the fall foliage report, which is updated weekly. While it is difficult to predict exactly when peak color will occur, the map provides a good estimation of timing. 
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