Bring your family and enjoy hands-on children’s activities, apple tasting, cider pressing and demonstrations of historic orchard tools at Heritage Farm Museum's annual Autumn Apple Festival, held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30.
Celebrate the “American Fruit” by making cider in a historic barn, tasting heirloom apples and viewing varieties of rare fruit provided by the Virginia Tech Alson H. Smith Jr. Agricultural Research and Extension Center.
Heirloom apple trees will be available for sale and pre-order during the event. Families are invited to enjoy carnival games and prizes, face painting, crafts and participate in a good old-fashioned cake walk.
Visit the gift shop and browse a wide selection of Virginia’s Finest products including locally made apple butter and apple candy. Pick up information on how to buy fresh and shop local for your family with the Piedmont Environmental Council and the Department of Economic Development.
Event is free with paid museum admission.
The Heritage Farm Museum is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and bringing to life the history of farming and the rich agricultural heritage of Loudoun County. At the Heritage Farm Museum, guests can meet Milkie the Cow, travel back in time to the Waxpool General Store and be a farmer for a day. Visiting families will reap the rewards of time well spent.
The museum specializes in hands-on classes and programs that meet the Standards of Learning for Virginia schools. The Gift Shop features Virginia’s Finest label products and creative gifts for home and family.
The Heritage Farm Museum is located off Route 28 and Route 7 in Claude Moore Park in Sterling.
Regular hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. and Sunday 11:30a.m.– 4:30 p.m.
The museum is closed on Mondays.
Daily admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors. $3 for children ages 2-12 and free to children ages 2 and younger.
For more information, call 571-258-3800 or visit www.heritagefarmmuseum.org.