Experience Charlottesville During the Fall
Fall is such a great time of year in Charlottesville, and there are so many seasonal things to do, from going to a football game to picking your own apples, or simply enjoying the fall scenery with your friends and family. Here are our top 5 things to do during the fall season in Charlottesville.
5. Cheer on the Virginia Cavaliers during Football Season
When: October – November | Where: UVA’s Scott Stadium, Charlottesville
Enjoy the excitement of college football this season as the University of Virginia takes its competitors head on, facing opponents from New York to Georgia at home in games that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.
There’s nothing like cheering your home team to victory under the bright stadium lights in the cool fall air. Check out the full UVA football schedule for a complete list of game days throughout the season.
4. Visit Ash-Lawn Highland’s Artisan Open House
When: October | Where: Ash-Lawn Highland, Charlottesville
Discover the artisans who handcraft the exhibits at the home of President James Monroe. There will be craft demonstrations, live music, and fall fun for everyone to enjoy! Past events have included quilting, stained glass making, and beeswax candle making.
3. Go Apple Picking at Charlottesville Farms
When: September – November | Where: Charlottesville area farms
There’s nothing better than picking your own apple right off the tree. Several farms in the Charlottesville area offer pick-your-own season for Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, and other apple varieties to welcome autumn in style. The apple picking season started early in September and continues throughout the fall.
Head to any of these local farms to choose your own apples to take home:
- Carter Mountain Orchard in Charlottesville
- Chiles Peach Orchard in Crozet
- Dickie Brothers Orchard in Roseland
- Henley’s Orchard in Crozet
- Seamans’ Orchard in Roseland
- Spring Valley Orchard in Afton
Pumpkin picking season starts in early October, as well.
2. Attend the 15th Annual Apple Harvest Festival
When: November 7th, 2015 | Where: Vintage Virginia Apples, North Garden
Smell the simmering apple butter and Brunswick Stew in the air and listen to live local bands perform all day at the Apple Harvest Festival, a popular fall event sponsored by Vintage Virginia Apples and the CoveGarden Ruritan Club in North Garden. Take a tour over the orchard by hayride and experience the best seasonal fun with your friends and family!
1. Take Skyline Drive through the Fall Foliage
When: All fall season | Where: Shenandoah National Park
Nothing beats the breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah National Park during the fall. The air is crisp and the leaves are vibrant shades of red, yellow, and orange under bright blue skies, painting the perfect picture of fall for you to enjoy. And from Charlottesville, that coveted view is only minutes away.
Make sure to bring your camera and a picnic lunch!
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