The best part of fall in Fredericksburg, Virginia—Everything!! To begin we have an abundance of backroads off the I-95 corridor that are dotted with farms, corn fields, pumpkin stands and fall foliage. There is also the beauty that encompasses the winding roads and trails surrounding the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers. Looking for something new to experience? How about the Grapes and Grains Trail? The Fredericksburg region offers 8 stops along the trail that include both local Winery’s and Distillery’s. Each stop will surprise and delight you as you visit these unique destinations. Check out http://www.GandGtrail.com for more information.
Looking to learn something new this fall? Here in the Fredericksburg area, we are as close to history as one can possibly get. The Civil Wars’ last days were fought fiercely over much of this area and the battlefields at Spotsylvania Court House, Wilderness, Chancellorsville, and Fredericksburg offer visitors the opportunity to see these historic areas the same as the soldiers did back in the 1800’s. The notable landmarks of Salem Church and Chatham House allow visitors the opportunity to discover how civilian’s lives intertwined with the perils of war in this Virginia town. For more information and to start your discovery visit http://www.nps.gov today.
Finally, what would October and fall be without hometown festivals, food, haunted trails and did we mention food? Downtown Fredericksburg is “alive” this season with that and more. Scarecrows will welcome you as local businesses compete to see who can display the best scarecrow in the city. Come and vote on your favorite in this fun and entertaining competition. Food fun begins with the Fredericksburg Farmers Market held every Saturday at Hurkamp Park. Here you will find locally produced vegetables, home baked goods, crafts and more. If you are more inclined to get into the “spirit” of Halloween, check out the Ghosts of Fredericksburg tours provided by Old Towne Carriages. Now back to the food…Octoberfest will be hitting Caroline Street as The Capital Ale House hosts this popular event. German music, dance, beer and food are all a part of this outdoor celebration. The food doesn’t stop there! Downtown is filled with many wonderful restaurant’s (too numerous to mention) that are sure to please any palate. To learn more about any of these October events or to find the perfect place to dine, check out http://www.Visitfred.com and make Fredericksburg your fall destination this year.
No matter what you are looking to do while visiting, we can give ideas to help enjoy our beautiful home town and the splendor that encompasses it this wonderful fall season. Hope to see you soon!