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Fall in Virginia
October 3, 2013
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Upcoming Events

  State Fair of Virginia
  Doswell: Sep. 27-Oct. 6

  The Autumn Leaf Rambler
  Dillwyn: Oct 5, 12 and 19

  Warsaw: Oct. 5

  Fall Jubilee
  Manassas: Oct. 5

  Harvest Days Festival
  Clarksville: Oct. 5

  Cape Charles Fall Festival
  Cape Charles: Oct. 12

  Mountain Magic In Fall Bluegrass, Antiques and Crafts Festival
  Buchanan: Oct. 5

  25th Annual AT&T Virginia Children's Festival
  Norfolk: Oct. 5

  The Crooked Road Music Festival
  Abingdon: Oct. 5

  Grape Stomp and Harvest Festival
  Wise: Oct. 5

More Events

Fall Getaways

  From the Bridge to the Ridge

  Get Out on the Wine Trail of Botetourt County 

  Haunts in Fredericksburg
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Fall Foliage Report

Overlook at Crabtree Falls
Overlook at Crabtree Falls. Photo by @SamanthaBrookephoto. 10/1/2013
It's officially Fall in the Old Dominion, but you can't really tell. Virginia’s forests are still mostly green.  In Virginia’s woods, trees are not the only species changing color.  Shrubs and vines also splash the forest understory with color.  Look for the bright red leaves of sumacs along woodland edges.  Poison ivy colors early, usually showing deep red leaves clinging to tree trunks.  Virginia creeper’s 5-parted leaves turn a bright, clear red.  The native wild grape usually sports yellow leaves, and the invasive Oriental bittersweet turns a bright golden yellow. 

At this time, peak colors are expected in the mountains during mid to late October; the Piedmont and Coastal Plain are expected to peak between late October and mid-November.

See the full report here.

Shenandoah National Park Foliage Report

No report this week.


Instagram by vintage_rva James River in Richmond
James River in Richmond. Photo by @vintage_rva 10/1/2013

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Pumpkins and Mazes

Liberty Mills Corn Maze

Crazy for corn mazes? Sleuths are invited to wind their way through Virginia's corn mazes, and scour pumpkin patches for the perfect, carvable, orange gourd

» Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches

Hiking and Biking

Biking in Lynchburg

Become one with Virginia's fall foliage scene as you hike and bike your way through the mountains and valleys.

» Hiking and Biking Getaways

Virginia Wine Month

Virginia Wine Month

Discover your local crush with Virginia Wine Month in October. Virginia is a wine destination unlike any other, with more than 200 wineries surrounded by lavish scenery, breathtaking views, quaint small towns and monumental historic sites.

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