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One Fall of Fun! – Fall Events Happening at One Loudoun

The nights are getting crisper and the days are getting shorter, but the fun continues on here at One Loudoun! There is something for everyone as we make our way into the fall season with so many great events – and you’re invited! Take a look at the events and details below:

One Loudoun Farmer’s Market – Saturdays 8AM-12PM through October 29th

The farmer’s market that you have loved all summer long continues into the fall season through October 29th. Get ready for a switch up in offerings as we bring in more of your seasonal favorites including produce, artisanal products, baked goods, flowers, sweet treats, and more!

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Chick’s Picks Pop-Up Boutique – September 29th – October 2nd

This pop-up boutique show is the perfect place to update your accessories for fall, get a few trendy home pieces, or take care of some early holiday shopping! With over 50 independent designers, importers, and vendors, you will have a wide selection of products to choose from.

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Epicurience Virginia – Saturday, October 15th

The Epicurience Virginia wine and food festival is finally making its way here to The Barn at One Loudoun for their annual event! At this upscale event, guests get the chance to sample exquisite local wines and cuisine from renowned chefs, in addition to meeting master winemakers. Attendees must be 21+.

Ghosts, Goblins & Ghouls 5K Run – Saturday, October 29th

This is your chance to participate in the most frighteningly fun 5k race of the season! This Halloween-themed event will feature a 5k run, sprint fun run, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, entertainment, and more. Be sure to register before October 23rd to receive a long-sleeved race t-shirt!

4th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting – Saturday December 3rd

Join us for our largest event of the holiday season – the 4th Annual Tree Lighting event on The Plaza at One Loudoun. At this event, enjoy music, food and drink, family fun, fireworks and a visit from the big guy, Santa Claus!

For more information on any of these events, visit our website or head on over to our Facebook page!

 

One Loudoun Voted “Favorite Place to Meet With Friends”

The 2016 Loudoun Now Favorites of Loudoun County awards confirmed what most One Loudoun visitors are already well aware of; One Loudoun rocks! Readers of Loudoun Now submit nominees for a wide range of categories and then vote on those nominees to determine the winners. One Loudoun, its businesses, and its employees, raked in the awards, with 5 award winners and 7 runner-ups. One Loudoun as a community was the winner for the Favorite Place to Meet with Friends, no surprise giving the wide variety of cuisine, shopping, and activities. This award really speaks to how loved One Loudoun has become, as there were over 40 nominees for this category! One Loudoun was also a runner up for Favorite Date Spot.

The other One Loudoun winners were Atlantic Coast Mortgage for Favorite Mortgage Company, Uncle Julio’s for Favorite Mexican Restaurant, Kristi Hardy of Atlantic Coast Mortgage for Favorite Mortgage Broker, and Chad Parsons of Advanced Corrective Chiropractic for Favorite Chiropractor. There were also three other winners with strong One Loudoun ties: Jason Masi, a regular performer at Acoustic Wednesday who will next be preforming on August 10th, won Favorite Band/Musician, Barnes and Noble, which will soon be opening a location at One Loudoun, won for Favorite Bookstore, and Allen Cochran of Cochran’s Stone Masonry, the builders of the Barn at One Loudoun, was the winner for Favorite Stone Mason.

Our One Loudoun runners up were very impressive as well and easily could have taken home the top prize. In addition to the One Loudoun’s runner up finish in the Favorite Date Spot category, the One Loudoun Farmer’s Market was Runner up for Favorite Farmer’s Market, Alamo Drafthouse was runner up for favorite movie theater, Virginia Tire and Auto was runner up for Favorite Auto Repair Shop, Sport Clips at One Loudoun was runner up for Favorite Barber Shop, State Farm was runner up for Favorite Insurance Company, and Aaron Malofsky of Hail and Hog Kitchen and Tap was runner up for Favorite Bartender. Stop by One Loudoun and check out all these awesome honorees! For a full list of One Loudoun businesses visit our tenant directory.

 

The Benefits of A Farmers Market

Delicious and fresh produce can be hard to find, and many forget about local farmers that make a living growing the food that we all crave and love. There is nothing better than a fresh tomato, or a plump peach that you can take with you for a picnic on The Plaza at One Loudoun. Here are a few reasons why you should come out to the One Loudoun Farmer’s Market and support our local farmers and artisans!

Availability

Local farmers’ markets have always been around, however, in recent years it seems as though they are popping up everywhere! For people who love to get fresh, cheap, and organic food, the One Loudoun Farmer’s Market has you covered. Every Saturday, from 8 a.m. until Noon, make sure stop by One Loudoun (May through October) located at Exchange Street and Endicott Alley, Ashburn, VA 20147.

Variety

This market features a wide variety of vendors including Anna’s Daughter, who specializes in homemade jam using only locally grown produce, and the Baguette Republic, who makes fresh bread and pastries. If you want to pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables, Douglas Werner Orchards, Honey Brook Farms, and Valencias Produce are a few of the many vendors who have all of the produce you desire. Fresh eggs, tomatoes, herbs, and berries can also be found at this local market.

Local

Not only is the produce fresh, but also it is local! Supporting local businesses help keep a community thriving, like our home of Loudoun County. Local farms have decreased in recent years due to the high cost of running a farm, and increasing competition from large grocery stores that use cheap produce and farms that produce mass amounts of everything. By supporting local farmers markets, you are helping support your neighbor and their business!

Affordable

The local farmers recognize the support they receive, which boosts morale and gives them more drive and capital to continue doing what they love. For such a high-quality product, the prices at the market are more affordable than most organic grocery stores. With these great prices, you can stock your fridge for less money and introduce healthy alternatives to your family’s kitchen. A majority of the farms will sell all organic products, leaving out the pesticides, hormones, and chemicals that are infused in most grocery store foods.

Take time on a Saturday and join us at the One Loudoun Farmer’s Market from 8 a.m until noon! Not only will you find fresh and healthy produce, you will also run into the people of your community. This is a fun place to catch up and meet with friends while supporting your local farmers. Visit us online for more information.

Source: http://loudounfarmersmarkets.org/markets/ashburn/