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Fall in Virginia
October 23, 2013
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Upcoming Events

  Blue Ridge Folklife Festival
  Ferrum: Oct. 26

  Haunted History at Patrick Henry's Scotchtown
  Powhatan: Oct. 26

  Gloucester Wine Festival
  Gloucester: Oct. 26

  Merroir & Terroir - Oyster Extravaganza
  Machipongo: Nov. 9

  Haunted Bacon's Castle
  Surry: Oct. 26

  Zombie Prom
  St. Paul: Oct. 26

  Annandale Fall Festival and Parade
  Annandale: Oct. 26

  Muddy Squirrel Haunted Hike - Cherry Blossom Trailhead
  Daleville: Oct. 25-27

  Southern VA Chili Cook Off
  Chase City: Nov. 2

More Events

Fall Getaways

 Mountains 2 Main Streets Fall Escape

  Getaway to Richmond History: Always in Season  

  The Best of the Heart of Appalachia
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Fall Foliage Report

Walking trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway photo by @busyme12
Walking trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway photo by @busyme12 10/19/2013
Fall color season is underway across the state. In Southwest Virginia, peak colors can still be seen in many areas. In the New River Valley, colors are near peak in the higher elevations, and approaching peak in the lower elevations. In the Allegheny Mountains, colors are at peak or approaching peak. In the Shenandoah Valley, approximately 50% of the trees have color. Elsewhere in the state, the Piedmont has approximately 60% color. The Coastal Plain is expected to peak in mid-November.

See the full report here.

Shenandoah National Park Foliage Report

Shenandoah National Park photo by @daisyjars
Shenandoah National Park
Photo by @daisyjars 10/23/13
You can still see the remnants of Autumn's fire as it slowly burns along the tree tops. Very soon, however, the last remaining embers will fall into a cascading waltz until they come to rest upon the gelid ground. Isn't this time of year spectacular?! Read the full report.

Fall in Virginia Sweepstakes

Enter Now Enter to win the Fall in Virginia Sweepstakes for your chance to win 48 hours in a luxury cabin with wine tours, attraction passes, a biplane ride and transportation to make it all happen.


Virginia Creeper Trail in Abingdon photo by @visitabingdonva
Virginia Creeper Trail, Photo by @visitabingdonva 10/21/2013

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Ghost Tours

Ghost Tour in Alexandria photo by @visitalexva

Virginia ranks at the top of the Haunted Places list from the National Register of Haunted Locations. Nearly 170 spooky sites claim paranormal happenings.

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» Haunted Virginia

Halloween in Virginia

Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion

Experience thrills at scream parks, haunted houses, graveyards, enchanted woods and ghostly battlefields when you spend your Halloween in Virginia! 

» Halloween in Virginia

Virginia Wine Month

Barboursville Vineyards

October is Virginia Wine Month and the perfect time to discover your local crush at any of Virginia's 230+ wineries, wine festivals or wine trails.

» October is Virginia Wine Month

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