Fall in love with Patrick County

The natural beauty and abundant adventure of Patrick County come to a peak every Autumn with the change of the leaves throughout our Blue Ridge Mountains and valleys. Take the road less traveled and explore the twisting backroads going up and down the mountain.

Come explore beyond your own backyard this Fall in Patrick County, VA.

Leaf Peeping


  • Watch the weather
  • Take your time
  • Travel through multiple elevations
  • Call (800)424-LOVE for foliage reports


  • Just visit one location
  • Just stay at the highest elevations
  • Go without checking foliage reports

Fun on the Farm

Levering Orchard: This 112-year-old, family-owned orchard offers many different types of fruit throughout the year.

Windy Hill Orchard: Windy Hill is a family-owned orchard that has been open for over 100 years.

Dawson’s Orchard: Dawson’s is a pick-your-own orchard that grows cherries, peaches, and apples.

Batts Blooming Blessings Farm: Batt’s is a small farm with a petting zoo and an onsite craft store.

Doe Run Farm: Doe Run Farm is home to the county’s only sunflower maze.

Wade’s Orchard: Wade’s is a family-owned orchard that sells a variety of fruits, local produce, and other goods.

Recurring Events

The Doe Run Sunflower Maze: usually open September-November

The Patrick County Agricultural Fair: usually takes place in December

The Annual Laurel Hill Civil War Encampment: First weekend of October

The Apple Dumpling Festival: usually takes place in mid-October

The Woolwine October Fest: usually takes place in mid-October

PCMA Bluegrass Concerts: Monthly free bluegrass concerts

Spooktacular: a family-friendly event held each Halloween in Stuart

Best Activities

  • Ride the mountain biking trails at I.C. Dehart Park
  • Visit Levering Orchard, Windy Hill Orchard, or Dawson’s Orchard for apple picking.
  • Hike in Rock Castel Gorge
  • Spend the day leaf-peeping on the Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Explore the sunflower maze at Doe Run Farm
  • Grab a cup of coffee at Primitive Coffee, Crossroads Cafe, or Stagecoach Coffee