Six can't miss events in October

Turkeys at play at Temple Hall Farm in Leesburg. 

Temple Hall Farm Pumpkin Patch — Oct. 1-31

Enjoy a safe family outing at Temple Hall Farm picking pumpkins at the pumpkin patch. The playground, jumping pillows and slides will also be available. $10 entry fee per person includes a pumpkin. Tickets are sold at the door. Credit cards are preferred for a contactless transaction. Temple Hall Farm allows plenty of room for physical distancing, and staff adheres to all COVID-19 safety precautions and regulations. More information at

Waterford Fair — Oct. 2-4

The 76th Annual Waterford Fair goes virtual this year. Join the Waterford Foundation unmasked and from the safety of your own home. Interactive virtual homes tour and musical performances. Workshops include baking, soap making and how to grow a tea garden. Check out signature cocktail recipes to make at home. Visit with participating artisans and shop online. Also check out the Waterford Craft School. Visit for tickets.

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Purcellville Tag Sale — Oct. 10

8 a.m. — 6 p.m. rain or shine. Shop from vendors and local businesses at the annual event in downtown Purcellville. Visit for more information.

Pickled and Roasted — Oct. 11

Pickled and Roasted, an autumn open-air culinary experience, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Celebrations Farm in Bluemont. Local chefs, farms and VIP ambassadors provide a full culinary event. Each chef has selected a local farmer to introduce to the foodie community. Tickets range from $125-$145 per person. for tickets and event information.

Middleburg Film Festival — Oct. 15-18

The 2020 festival will be a combined virtual and outdoor, socially-distanced event. The outdoor evening film screenings will include at least one drive-in and a large screen on the grand lawn at Salamander Resort. Both virtual and outdoor screenings will feature a carefully curated slate that festival filmgoers have come to expect, including Oscar “buzz” films, international features, independent gems and fascinating documentaries. There will also be conversations and tributes with actors, filmmakers and special guests and a signature concert. Visit for ticket packages and more information.

MFF crowd 2018

Loudoun Museum Hauntings Tour — Oct. 16-17

From 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., join the Loudoun Museum for a 60-75 minute haunted walking tour through downtown Leesburg. You’ll be led to historic homes and businesses where guides will relate the history and the ghostly tales of the town. Masks are required. Tours begin at 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. Tickets are available at

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