Ticonderoga Farms


Not many things make for a better profile picture than bouncing on a giant pillow or taking a ride down a long slide. And then there are the things that your children might enjoy, like feeding goats and chickens, racing pedal cars, and taking a hayride. Each season brings its own magic. Spring brings egg hunts, baby animals, and gardens lasting…

Corn Maze in The Plains


It takes some of us a little longer than others to find our way out of this five-acre corn maze. But that’s okay, because the kids are having fun trying to figure out the clues and collecting their stamps. And it takes some of us even longer when we’re finding our way in the dark! (Imagine horrified face here.)Just a…

Three Important Tips for Your Northern Virginia Leaf Peeping Adventure


While the warm weather isn’t ideal for releasing the vivid foliage we all look forward to seeing, there are still places in Northern Virginia that will satisfy your leaf peeping adventure. Pretty much, anywhere that’s heavily forested can provide delight, but the trick is timing. You don’t want to be surrounded by hundreds of cars sharing the same roads on…

Pumpkin Village


Pumpkin patch fun at Pumpkin Village is all about getting your sillies before winter comes. The weather has been glorious  so far this fall and it would be such a shame if you couldn’t get out there to enjoy it. We are fortunate to live in an area that offers so many quality fall experiences during this time of year.…

Sunflower Sunsations


The time to frolic among these flowers that worship the sun is NOW. The beginning of October unleashes multiple activities timed with the season and the hardest part is deciding where to spend your limited hours. This activity is ideal for the two-three hour outing that allows you to mentally reset, let the kids spend some energy in fresh air,…

Autumn Portraits at Stone Bridge


Attention all shutter bugs and painters… the clock has already started ticking on your fall portrait window in the Manassas Battlefields. Stone Bridge is a favorite location for portraits and can be busy this time of year. Come with a strategy.Manassas Stone Bridge If you dare to venture off the trail just a little to the southern banks, the reflection…

Middleburg Film Festival


Enjoy a community film watching experience unlike any you’ve ever attended. How often do you get to view richly crafted films in a brewery, library, school or luxury resort? This event offers us the opportunity to come together and share our collective love for films within the most beautiful Northern Virginia setting. What Sheila Johnson has brought to us can…

The Gold Cup Races


Take delight in wide open spaces and fill your lungs with fresh air while participating in the wonders of horse country. The Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase races are favored local events held annually at Great Meadow.The Virginia Gold Cup is held during the spring and The International Gold Cup held in the fall. Both races offer an exciting day filled…

Virginia Fall Races


There is a side of Virginia that you haven’t yet experienced, and you may not understand the hype. Well, this is your invitation my friend. Come sample the horse obsessed lifestyle at the 65th Virginia Fall Races, smack dab in the middle of Virginia’s lush hunt country. Experience outdoor family fun during one of the most historically favorable climates in…

Great Country Farms


Play hard. That’s the name of the game at this farm. Giant tube slides echo the squeals of children (and adults). Pedal karts make you work your way around the track to reward you with a fast coast after you cross a bridge. An indoor pen is filled with corn for the hauling with toy trucks and tractors. Meet and…

Local Farmers’ Markets


Some things are worth the sacrifice of time. The ability to eat and provide fresh produce to your family is one of them. You can find the freshest, healthiest, and best tasting produce at your local farmers’ market. Increasing in popularity, farmers’ markets can be found just about anywhere. They provide residents an opportunity to support local business and help…

Fall Fantastic in Virginia


There is nothing like Autumn in Virginia. Sure, summers in California are amazing, and Utah winters are breathtaking in their majesty. But once October turns up and the air gets a slight bite, the colors begin to change from the mountains of Shenandoah to the Piedmont. Shenandoah off Skyline Drive Photographed by Christina Chee    Then, the brilliant reds and…

Burnside Farms Fall Market


This quaint roadside market in Haymarket has something for every season. This season, it’s pumpkins, straw, cider, apples, mums, and gourds. All of the seasonal favorites are here. Unleash the children for a go on the slides, pumpkin bouncer, and to play games. Who: Anyone happy for the arrival of fall What: Fall roadside farm market Where: 4905 James Madison Hwy,…

Colonial Farm Life


Living in an area that is incredibly rich with colonial history, one doesn’t have to drive to Williamsburg to peek into the living past. Just an hour away from Haymarket, the Accokeek Foundation provides us this glimpse through the National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park. Adults and children alike can learn the crafts of farm life by working alongside costumed…