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Fall in Virginia
October 9, 2013
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Upcoming Events

  Bland County Festival of Leaves
  Bland: Oct. 12-13

  Richmond Folk Festival
  Richmond: Oct. 11-13

  Deltaville Art & Seafood Festival
  Deltaville: Oct. 11-12

  Yorktown Market Days Fall Festival
  Yorktown: Oct. 12

  Buena Vista Mountain Day
  Buena Vista: Oct. 12

  Chincoteague Island Oyster Festival
  Chincoteague Island: Oct. 12

  Fredericksburg Area Wine Festival
  Buchanan: Oct. 12-13

  Chase City Autumn Jubilee
  Chase City: Oct. 13

  Wise County Famous Fall Fling
  Wise: Oct. 12-13

More Events

Fall Getaways

  Find Your Passion Along the Blue Ridge Mountains

  Wild Side of Natural Bridge 

  Follow the Apple Trail this Fall in Winchester
More 48 Hour Getaways

Fall Foliage Report

Sunrise in Roanoke photo by @dearolduva
Sunrise in Roanoke. Photo by @dearolduva 10/9/2013
Color changes continue throughout the state. In southwest Virginia, noticeable color change is underway. Color change can be seen in tree species such as poplars, sweet gum, dogwood and maple. Along the Blue Ridge Parkway and in the Shenandoah Valley, some clearly defined color changes can be seen, but they are not yet at their brightest. About three fourths of the foliage is still in green.

This summer, there was plenty of rain for the trees to stay green. But, the summer's weather doesn't have much to do with how colorful the fall leaves will be. It all comes down to October's weather to determine how brightly colored October's leaves will be. Bright, sunny days enable the leaves to produce lots of sugar. Then, cool, crisp nights above freezing will produce brilliant colors. So far this month, the weather has been right on track for a vivid fall.

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

See the full report here.

Shenandoah National Park Foliage Report

No report this week.

Fall in Virginia Sweepstakes

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Instagram by ryandunn360 Claude Moore Park in Sterling
Claude Moore Park, Sterling. Photo by @ryandunn360 10/8/2013

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Zip Line Fun

Zip line at Massanutten

Seeking a more adventurous way to enjoy the colors of fall? Get tethered to a zip line and soar like an eagle through a kaleidoscope canopy. You might just find yourself breathless.

» Sail through Fall on a Zip Line

Fall Waterfalls

Falling Springs Waterfall in Allegheny County

Waterfalls are perfect any time of the year, but the kaleidoscope of fall's colors adds dimension, and plays into their crisp, refreshing presence.

» 8 Virginia Waterfalls for Your Fall Weekends

Virginia Wine Month

Virginia Wine Month

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

» October is Virginia Wine Month

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