21st Annual Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour
NEW DATES – Saturday, September 15, 2018 and Sunday, September 16, 2018
SAME TIME – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
As of 9.13.18 at 4:00 pm: The Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour will take place this weekend, Saturday, September 15th, and Sunday, September 16th from 10 am until 4 pm both days. Please be advised some activities at the farms may be limited and/or closed as a result of the inclement weather we received this week and that which is being forecast throughout the weekend.
We hope you venture out, stay late, enjoy your visits and experience agriculture at work.
Updates to Activities:
Bees & Trees Farm – Burnt Ends BBQ has been cancelled
Belmont Farm – Knights of Columbus BBQ has been cancelled and The Steel Gray Band is tentative
Berry Hill Farm and Mineral Springs – there will be no hayride due to the wet field conditions
Bright Farms – there will be no outdoor activities, but the tours will still be taking place
Cornerstone Horsemanship – scheduled demos will be in covered arena instead of outdoor arena
Ironwood Farm – no mini-riding lessons, but will have demonstrations of mane cutting, farrier work and some in-hand work
Kildee Farm – The Barn – On Sunday, weather permitting, the farm will have an authentic Civil War canon which will be shot off every hour, on the hour
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and taste of Culpeper County on farms in the beautiful Blue Ridge foothills. The event provides a wonderful educational experience and includes an array of hands on activities and demonstrations. There are a variety of farms and related businesses on this year’s tour. Those participating reflect our agricultural heritage and the millions of dollars in production, wages, and salaries generated by the agricultural industry in our county and state.
The tour, a self-guided driving experience, can be started at the Welcome Center located at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises on Route 29.
The Welcome Center will play host to an antique tractor display compliments of Griffwood Farms and Taye Griffin. Stop by to experience these authentic farm workhorses. Pick up your brochures and giveaways, as well as learn how to win door prizes at the Welcome Center before you head out to meet your local farmer. Farm Tour t-shirts will be available for purchase on a limited basis.
Be sure to bring your still and video camera to capture the moments! Food and drink are available at various farms. In addition, specific activities at the farms have designated times. Check your brochure for more details, activities and locations.
**The Farm Tour will take place rain or shine. Please be advised, some activities and individual farms may be closed as a result of inclement weather.
Download this year’s brochure below!
Note: Effective 9.5.2018 – Bountiful Acres has withdrawn from the 2018 Culpeper Farm Tour and will not be hosting visitors. We apologize for the change, but are confident you will enjoy the weekend and all of the farms you chose to visit.
Belair Dairy Farm
Berry Hill Farm & Mineral Springs
Kildee Farms – The Barn
CHAMPIONS OF AGRICULTURE
FRIENDS OF AGRICULTURE
Cedar Mountain Stone
Cherry Street Building Supply
Fresh2o Growers, Inc.
Puffenbarger Insurance & Financial Services
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative
DOOR PRIZE DONORS
Jimni Custom Laser Engraving
Original Hope Co.