Bluemont―A Historic Village.

The village that sits on the western edge of Southern Loudoun County, was first called Snickers Gap, then Snickersville, and―with the coming of the railroad on July 4, 1900―Bluemont.

You can get in touch with four centuries of history by driving on a 20-minute drive up the Snickersville Turnpike from Aldie to Bluemont.  Six historical markers, erected by the Snickersville Turnpike Association, have added a sense of history for motorists and bikers who travel the Virginia byway.  The markers tell you stories about what happened during the French and Indian War, the Revolutionary War, the American Civil War, and the agricultural life of early Loudoun County.

Every fall, this town is home to the Bluemont Fair, on the third weekend in September. It features juried crafters, a pickle and pie contest, a 10K race, and live music in a variety of styles.  Also enjoy old-fashioned fun including traditional and country music, skilled artisans demonstrating their crafts, antiques, local artists, and fresh & dried flowers, farm produce, down home cooking, and pie-baking & pickling contests.  Kids will enjoy the Children's Fair and the train caboose.  While the fair is spread throughout the village, the primary site is the grounds of the Bluemont Community Center at the eastern edge of the village.

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.

Bluemont Vineyard was conceived in a love affair between agriculture and wine. Established in 2007, This small country winery is a natural extension of Great Country Farms (CSA) across the street. As a small-run winery, an average of 5000 carefully crafted cases of wine are produced each year. Discover a broad spectrum of wines with an emphasis on quality of product as well as skill, enthusiasm and artistry of the team of people creating each unique vintage.

  

 

Visit BluemontVA.org

 

Bluemont Fair

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Bluemont Vineyard

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Visit GreatCountryFarms.com

 

Visit DirtFarmBrewing.com

 

Visit The Bluemont Store

  sources: Wikipedia, Hallowedground.org, Virigniawine.org, Loudoun Times