Here at the farm, we love to celebrate each season. Check out our calendar for scheduled events and festivals. Here are some of our favorites:
Egg Hunt and Marshmallow Harvest
April 1-2, 2017
Nothing says spring like marshmallow picking and egg hunts. Do Marshmallows really grow on trees? Come check it out for yourself and then roast your freshly-picked marshmallows at the bonfire with Farmer Bob.
CSA Open House
April 22, 2017
Bring your kids out to celebrate Earth Day and learn how our CSA program can be part of your healthy lifestyle. Get active on our new Farm Ninja Obstacle Course and enjoy outdoor family time together together!
Dog Days Bloom Festival
April 29-30, 2016
Every dog loves a farm, so bring your pup to the Dog Days at Great Country Farms. You can have a romp with your furry best friends in the confidence course, test your pets skills in the training labyrinth, and be awed by the beauty of the orchards in full bloom.
May 13 & 14, 2017
We’re mad about strawberries! And we celebrate with the longest running strawberry festival in Loudoun County. Jam to live music, compete in the pie-eating contest, enter your crawler in the Diaper Derby and sample our strawberry delectables, including the not-to-be-missed Donut Strawberry Shortcake.
Father's Day Weekend
June 17, 2017
Come learn about the importance of honeybees! Beekeeping expert Bill Bundy will be demonstrating honey extraction from the hive, and is happy to answer any questions you may have!
Fish-a-Rama Fishing Derby
June 18, 2017
Dads will love heading to the farm for Father’s Day, especially if he loves to fish. Compete in the Fish-a-Rama catch and release contest, play on the Farm, and enjoy time with family! Prizes are on the line for largest catch of the day and most fish hooked during the Power Hour.
July 29-30, 2017
The beautiful Monarch butterflies need our help, or we might lose them forever. Come to this special event to learn about their lifecycle and how you can help rebuild their population. Proceeds support Loudoun Wildlife’s efforts to preserve local fauna.
August 5-6, 2017
When the peaches ripen, we can’t help but celebrate! Join Great Country Farms, Bluemont Vineyard, and Dirt Farm Brewing for a weekend of contests, games, orchard tours and live music. Oh yeah, and we’ll have a few peach dishes to try – like peach pie, peach slushies, peach wine, ‘Som Peach craft beer, peach pancakes, peach pork barbeque flat bread, peach ice cream, and more! Is your mouth watering yet?
The Big Dig
August 19-20, 2017
It’s time to get dirty! Fill up your tanks with hot-off-the-griddle pancakes and then jump on the wagon ride for some potato hunting in our U-Dig field. Did you know most potatoes in stores were harvested up to a year ago? If you’ve never tasted a potato fresh out of the ground, you’ll be completely blown away.
Apple Gala & Cider Fest
Each Weekend in September!
September 2-24, 2017
September means one thing. No, not back to school… Apples! At Great Country Farms, it means we’re getting out our antique cider press and picking apples. Enjoy fresh cider making demos and our infamous Cider Donuts. Get lost in the corn maze. Buy a Lucky Duck to support the Giant Pumpkin Drop to benefit Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness right here in Bluemont.
Fall Pumpkin Harvest Festival
September 26-October 31, 2017
Summer heat is fading away and that deliciously crisp breeze is telling us that it’s time for the Pumpkin Harvest Festival. Pick your own pumpkins and apples or get lost in a corn maze while you savor our famous cider donuts. If you’re up for real excitement, shoot pumpkins from a cannon, feed P-Rex, the pumpkin munchin’ dinosaur, or pick the winning pig in the annual running of the swine at The Oinkintucky Derby Pig Races. Don’t forget to take a photo with the Pumpkin Princess who presides over all.
November 4-7, 2017
Halloween is over, but the fun is still going at Great Country Farms. Your old jack-o-lantern will be a smashing success on the Silo Drop, the Zip Wire Sploosh or the 40-foot Pumpkin Drop Zone. And don’t miss the grandest splat of all – the Lucky Duck Giant Pumpkin Drop to benefit Boulder Crest Retreat.
Corn Hole for a Cause
November 11, 2017
Time for some Corn Hole for a Cause! Join us for a Corn Hole Tournament fund raiser at Bluemont Vineyard. Get your team together and Register today! Get ready for a day full of cornhole, raffle prizes, music, and wine (of course)! There will be a maximum of 32 cornhole teams, and spectators are welcome!
Check-in at 10:00am. Games start at 11:00am.