Loudoun's westernmost village, Bluemont was founded in the early 1800s and originally called Snickersville. On the 4th of July in 1900 railroad service from the Washington and Old Dominion Railroad was extended to the village, which was promoted as a cool mountain resort retreat to Washingtonians looking to escape the capital's summer heat.
Today, visitors to the annual Bluemont Fair enjoy old-fashioned fun including traditional and country music, skilled artisans demonstrating their crafts, antiques, local artists, and fresh and dried flowers, farm produce, down home cooking, and pie-baking and pickling contests. Kids will enjoy the Children's Fair and the train caboose.
Bluemont is also home to Great Country Farms, an exceptional farm that welcomes children and families from early spring to late October and offers a wide variety of pick-your-own fruits and vegetables, and special weekend events including a month-long Pumpkin Harvest in the fall that features racing pigs! Great Country also features an extensive petting farm with goats that climb up into a treehouse. (source: www.visitloudoun.org and www.BluemontVA.org)
Local Tourism Resources:
Visit Loudoun and Loudoun County Visitors Center
112-G South St. SE
Leesburg, VA 20175
703-771-2170 ext. 11 or 800-752-6118 ext. 11
Daily 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Days http://www.visitloudoun.org