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5 Destinations On The LoCo Ale Trail That You Don’t Want To Miss
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Tom Bobak – Founder & Editor / American Craft Beer LoCo is a nickname for Loudoun County, a scenic expanse of small towns, rolling hills and mountain vistas just northwest of Washington, DC. For years it’s been known for its artisan wineries – and now it’s becoming a “go-to” destination for a whole new generation of craft breweries. I was recently invited up to...

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Loudoun County – My Love Affair with DC’s Backyard
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The following guest blog was written by Sarah Fraser after spending a weekend in Loudoun. Sarah can be heard daily on DC’s 107.3 FM, or you can follow her blog at heyfrase.com. I’m in love with Loudoun County.  This infatuation first started about a year ago when I lived in Sterling before returning to radio with DC’s 107.3.  Since then this love affair has...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: October 16-18
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Not only is it Virginia Wine Month and harvest season, but Halloween is just around the corner, making this one of the busiest months in Loudoun! This weekend our farms, vineyards and other attractions are hosting numerous activities where visitors can do everything from indulge in food and wine pairings to find that perfect pumpkin and spend a day on the farm. Loudoun Farm Color Tour –...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: October 9-11
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This weekend in Loudoun is supposed to be warm and sunny so it’s the perfect time to get the whole family out to one of our many fall festivals! You all can get lost in mazes, try to pick up the largest pumpkin in the patch, drink apple cider, take a hayride and much more at the Leesburg Animal Park, Temple Hall Regional Farm...

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17 Local Dining Favorites
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In addition to Loudoun’s Destination Restaurants, we asked for your latest favorite dining locations and received overwhelming response with some great new recommendations.  Here are 17 that came in with the highest votes: Leesburg Public House Seasonal American Cuisine by Chef Mark Marrocco accompanied by 32 Craft Beers on Tap, Premium Wine & Fun Cocktails. Dining Suggestion: Calamari with a red pepper aioli sauce...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: October 2-4
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Happy Virginia Wine Month! October is dedicated to celebrating and enjoying the delicious wine in Virginia. Of course, I may be biased in saying that the best wine is in Loudoun, but I’ll say it anyway This weekend we are highlighting events where you can enjoy great LoCo vino! Share your Virginia Wine Month memories with us by using #LoveLoudoun and #VAWineMonth Virginia Wine...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: September 25-27
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It’s officially Fall! I am so excited for sweaters, corn mazes, riding boots and scarves. Celebrate your favorite thing about the season in Loudoun this weekend with events from Oktoberfest to wine harvest and much more in between. Share your memories with us by tagging #LoveLoudoun 22nd Annual Lovettsville Oktoberfest – September 25-27 Break out your lederhosen for Lovettsville’s Oktoberfest! The event kicks off...

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Bend it like Buddha in Loudoun
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I got my start with yoga when I popped in Disk 4 of P90X during the summer of 2010. That grueling 90 minute workout signified my first, and last yoga session. I understand that the majority of folks out there have a stronger constitution than myself, and live for the peace and tranquility that yoga brings. If you have been doing yoga for a...

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Welcome to the Loudoun Arts Scene
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“Lisa Strout is a sculptor and the owner of LoCo Art Studios in Leesburg who wrote our newest guest blog on the Loudoun art scene. Contact her at lisastrout@verizon.net or 503-467-8026 if you have questions or to find out more.” Inspired by the beautiful countryside and regional history, artists are constantly debuting new work and keeping the arts alive in Loudoun County. Local artists...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: September 11-13
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From equestrian events to an antique car show, there are many great events going on in Loudoun this weekend. Don’t miss out of any of these opportunities. Make sure to share your weekend in Loudoun with us by tagging your photos #LoveLoudoun Sunset Jumpers – September 11 Fox Chase Farm is hosting three jumper shows at their beautiful facility at sunset this Friday. Enjoy...

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Breathe & Relax with The Medical Spa at Nova
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(The Medical Spa at Nova in Ashburn is one of Loudoun’s many wonderful spas. Learn more about the treatments, massages and services offered by the Medical Spa at Nova in our latest guest blog) This summer is really flying by, isn’t it?  I’m sure you’ve been making your rounds to Loudoun’s beautiful wineries, bountiful farmers’ markets, and historic sites while the warm weather lasts.  Our...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: August 28-30
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There are only a few more weekends in summer and the best way to spend them is with great music, great food and great drinks in Loudoun at Salamander Resort & Spa, Monk’s BBQ and Tarara Winery! Enjoy any of these events this weekend and make sure to share your experiences with us by tagging your photos with #LoveLoudoun. Culinary Garden Summer Music Series –...

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A wicked good time in Loudoun
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Kristy Bernardo- the blogger extraordinaire behind thewickednoodle recently spent a weekend touring Loudoun, and here is a glimpse into her experience. All photots are courtesy of Kristy. If you would like to taste the best of the Loudoun food & wine scene for yourself, visit us for Epicurience Viriginia on September 5th. Learn more here! Goodstone Inn sits at the top of an upaved, winding...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: September 3-6
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IT’S FINALLY HERE! Epicurience Virginia 2015 is so close I can taste the delicious Loudoun vino and culinary masterpieces. While the Grand Tasting event is on Saturday, Epicurience is a whole weekend of events and the weather looks great. Share your memories with us by tagging your pictures with #EpicVA and #LoveLoudoun Loudoun Wine Awards – September 3 Kick off Epicurience Virginia Weekend with...

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Epicurience Virginia 2015
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The wine and food festival I’ve been waiting for all year is just around the corner! Epicurience Virginia returns Labor Day weekend and gives you a chance to savor the flavors of Virginia’s finest food and wine! What better way to end summer than with a glass of Virginia vino in hand on the grounds of historic Morven Park on Sept 5. This year,...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: August 21 – 23
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Don’t let your weekend get bogged down with school supplies shopping, or, in my case, binge watching Walking Dead before Sunday’s  spin-off premiere. Instead get out and enjoy summer in Loudoun while it lasts with these great events! Make sure to tag your photos #LoveLoudoun to share your experiences with us! Killer Harmony – Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – August 22 During the run of...

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#LoveLoudoun

Jul 19, 2015 by

We have been asking you to show us how you #LoveLoudoun for the past month by sharing your pictures on Instagram  and we were overwhelmed with the beautiful pictures you all have shared of what makes Loudoun special! There are some noticeable themes throughout the pictures of craft beer, delicious vino, beautiful scenes, mouth-watering food and more! Below are just some of our many...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: July 17-19
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Cheers to the weekend! It seems like this summer is flying by, so make sure to experience all that you can in Loudoun! This weekend is full of fun events with delicious food and great music. Two things that, I think, are crucial to a perfect weekend with family and friends. Make sure to tag your photos #LoveLoudoun to share your experiences with us! Tarara Summer...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: July 10-12
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This weekend is all about the beer in LoCo as the Ale Trail will be flooded with big events. Paper is the traditional gift for a one year anniversary, so be sure to treat yourself to a ticket to Old Ox’s BLOX Party on Saturday, a celebration of brewing delicious beer for 365 days. Just joining the party is Dirt Farm Brewing, as they...

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5 Great Venues for Live Music in Loudoun
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The first album I ever bought was from the Beach Boys, and that was closely followed by Puff Daddy and the Family’s “No Way Out” record. Some of my earliest concerts included the likes of R. Kelly, Rusted Root, and yes, even Britney Spears. I have rocked out with the Foo Fighters in DC, and always make time for a summertime Jimmy Buffett tailgate....

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Celebrating Independence Day in Loudoun
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I can’t believe it is already 4th of July weekend! I can’t wait to celebrate with my family and friends by watching fireworks, grilling on the patio, going to parades and enjoying the long work weekend. The best independence day celebrations are happening in small towns throughout Loudoun. Witnessing a whole town gather for a parade, music and fireworks is a great way to celebrate...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: June 26-28
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“There is no love sincerer than the love of food” – George Bernard Shaw Those are my words to live by. I live in a constant state of “hangry” and food is the only cure. As I sit here having just finished my breakfast and already thinking about lunch, I’m realizing how many delicious events are happening in LoCo this weekend! From buying fresh...

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The Summer Guide To Loudoun
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Summer is finally here! It means warm weather, vacations with my family, tons of concerts and, for me, a lot of sunscreen. Loudoun’s summer season is full of great events to enjoy with friends and family and we don’t want you to miss a thing. Here is your guide to taking advantage of all that is happening in LoCo: Bluemont Concert Series All summer long...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: June 19-21
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Happy Father’s Day Weekend! I am a daddy’s girl and I can’t wait to celebrate with my dad this weekend. We normally spend it going out to eat, getting goofy gifts and letting him pick what he wants to watch on TV that night and since he is the only guy in the house that’s a real treat. This year, however, we might try...

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Guide to Loudoun County Horse Country
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Whether you’re a seasoned equestrian or have never set eyes on a horse, Loudoun County is the perfect place to experience horse country. Loudoun is known for its horse culture, as seen in the Middleburg hunt club, international competitions, and our countless horse trails through the rolling hills. Middleburg alone has always been a must visit for horse enthusiasts, including the Kennedy family. Shopping:...

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A Drinker’s Guide to the LoCo Ale Trail
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What is the only thing better than enjoying a craft beer in a Loudoun brewery? If you answered “drinking several craft beers, in several Loudoun breweries” then not only are you correct, but I would like to be your friend! This week Visit Loudoun launched the LoCo Ale Trail, highlighting the 14 (and growing) breweries in the county. There are many ways to explore...

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Loudoun’s Weekend Guide: June 12-14
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Keeping with the theme of Great Outdoors Month, there a many great events in Loudoun that will keep you outside and having a good time! Hopefully the weather is perfect so you can really enjoy this weekend with family and friends. Don’t forget to use #LoveLoudoun and #VAOutdoors to let us know how you made the most of your weekend in #LoCoVA Bike MS:...

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Celebrate Great Outdoors Month in LoCoVa
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Kick off the summer season with an outdoor adventure in wine country! With mountains, rivers and miles of rolling countryside, Loudoun is a perfect place to explore Mother Nature’s natural wonders as we celebrate Great Outdoors Month.  Here are some ways outdoor enthusiasts can explore Loudoun by air, land or water. By air: Soar high among the treetops at one of the ziplining courses...

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