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Apple Picking and Corn Maze at Great Country Farms. 9 a.m. — 5 p.m. daily. Advance tickets are not required for weekday visits, but are highly recommended for weekends. Come enjoy freshly pressed cider, the What’s a Henway Corn Maze, apple cider donuts and the 12-acre play area. On the weekends, there is live music, marshmallow roasting and cider pressing demonstrations as well as fresh cider samples. Check out the Zurschmeide Family’s antique 1865 cider press. Great Country Farms, 18780 Foggy Bottom Road, Bluemont. Greatcountryfarms.com.

Sunday, Sept. 6. LOCO Musicians Festival 2 p.m. Now in its third year. LoCo Fest is a ticketed event this year, with limited tickets available. More than 35 Loudoun County musicians play and jam together all day long in this fundraiser to support up-and-coming and full-time artists in Loudoun. Wine, beer and food available all day. Bring chairs and blankets for your comfort. Pop-up tents are allowed in designated areas. This year’s performers include Emma Rowley, Gary Smallwood, Stephanie Ball, the Rowdy Ace Band, Ken Wenzel, Andrew O’Day, Stealing Dawn, Jim Steele, The Chris Timbers Band, Todd Brooks and Pour Decisions, and more. 868 Estate Vineyards, 14001 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville. Purchase online at bit.ly/LoCoFest2020.

Sept. 10-13 and Sept. 17-19. Loudoun Arts Film Festival. Virtual online and drive-in screenings at 50 West Winery in Middleburg. Event includes live music, an art show, food trucks, wine and movies under the stars. For details, visit loudounartsfilmfestival.com.

Fall season at Leesburg Animal Park in full swing

Pumpkin Village in Leesburg is a popular annual event. Courtesy Photo

Sept. 19 – Nov. 3. Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Activities include slides, pedal carts, kids hay maze, pet and feed live animals, kiddie zip line and more. 19246 James Monroe Hwy., Leesburg. Pumpkinfestleesburg.com.

Sunday, Sept. 20. Lonesome River Band with Springfield Exit at B Chord Brewing. 4 p.m. Tickets $25 on eventbrite.com or $30 day of the event. Bring a chair or blanket, wear a mask and maintain social distancing to enjoy an afternoon of live music. 34266 Williams Gap Road, Round Hill. Bchordbrewing.com.

Echelon Wine Bar coming to downtown Leesburg

Todd and Aimee Henkle, owners of Lost Creek Winery in Lucketts and Echelon Wine Bar in downtown Leesburg.

Wednesday, Sept. 23. Wine Tasting: Unexpected Wine Regions of the World. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. As part of Echelon’s regular wine tasting series, this event will focus on a number of high-quality, full-bodied wines worth tasting in more unexpected regions across the globe. Tasting includes six wines. $40 per person. Echelon Wine Bar, 32 S. King St., Leesburg. Echelonwinebar.com.

Karen Graham

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