Now’s the time to pick up some fresh market apples, apple butter, and cider. The apple is the “American fruit!” and festival season is upon us. The state of Virginia ranks 6th in the nation for apple production, and the local apple fests promise lots of fun events and apple-related foods and crafts. This Saturday, October 25th, head over to the fourth annual Autumn Apple Festival at the Heritage Farm Museum, Loudoun County’s museum of agriculture whose mission is to preserve, promote and bring to life Loudoun’s rich agricultural heritage and the history
of rural life. Guests will be able to tour the exhibit “Virginia Apples for Flavor: The Story of Hill High Orchards,” see historic orchard tools at work, and learn how to make cider. Area farmers will sell apples, pumpkins and locally-grown produce. Learn how to buy fresh and shop local for your family. There will also be heirloom Apple trees available for pre-order purchase. Enjoy live music by Flint Hallow and food, of course, with an apple-inspired menu by local favorite, Tuscora Mill. Event is free with paid Museum admission.