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Autumn Shenandoah Valley

Autumn is around the corner, and it's one of the best times to explore all that the Shenandoah Valley has to offer. Whether you're in the mood for art, culture, outdoor adventures, or family fun, there are countless attractions to enjoy around Shenandoah Valley communities this fall. Our real estate agents have all of the exciting details on 7 places in the Shenandoah Valley where you can enjoy autumn adventures for all ages.

  • Frontier Culture Museum – 1290 Richmond Ave., Staunton, VA 24401
    Educational family fun awaits at the Frontier Culture Museum, which is located on 200 acres of land near Staunton homes for sale. The museum recreates early frontier settlements from around the world, with traditional rural structures from Europe, Africa, and America. While you're exploring, see traditional artisans, including blacksmiths, woodworkers, tailors, and yarn spinners in action, using tools authentic to different historical eras. This living history museum is a fun way to show the kids what life was like in centuries gone by, with both guided and self-guided tours available.

  • Showalter's Orchard & Greenhouse – 17768 Honeyville Rd., Timberville, VA 22853
    What could be more fitting for fall than a family day at the apple orchard? Showalter's Orchard & Greenhouse is a farm, orchard, cidery, and event venue close to Timberville homes for sale, where you can enjoy classic outdoor autumn activities. Explore the orchard, pick your own apples, sample delicious drinks for kids and adults from the cidery, and visit the Orchard Market to pick up fresh, local ingredients for all of your autumn culinary creations.

  • Massanutten Indoor WaterPark – 1200 Adventure Dr., Massanutten, VA 22840
    Searching for some fall family fun? Massanutten Indoor WaterPark is located around the corner from Rockingham County homes for sale, allowing you to enjoy an authentic indoor waterpark experience no matter what the weather is like outside. The indoor waterpark is truly a sight to behold, with play areas for kids, slides for all ages, a relaxing river where you can float the day away, and even a FlowRider Endless Wave where you can learn to surf.

  • Luray Caverns – 101 Cave Hill Rd., Luray, VA 22835
    First discovered in 1878, Luray Caverns has been a favorite destination for local explorers for more than a century. Today, you can visit the location near Luray homes for sale to explore the underground caverns, discover truly amazing rock formations, and learn all about the underground world of the Shenandoah Valley. There are some fun above-ground attractions to enjoy here as well, including the Rope Adventure Park, Garden Maze, Toy Town Junction, and the Shenandoah Heritage Village.

  • R.R. Smith Center for History and Art – 20 S. New St., Staunton, VA 24401
    If you like your autumn adventures to include local history and culture, then the R.R. Smith Center for History and Art is well worth a visit. It's home to facilities for the Augusta County Historical Society, Historic Staunton Foundation, and Staunton Augusta Art Center, all of which host events here throughout the fall. Plan your visit around a special event for one of those organizations, or stop by to visit the historic building, beautiful garden, and art gallery when they're open to the public on Wednesday through Saturday afternoons.

  • Shenandoah Autumnfest – 300 Fairground Rd., Woodstock, VA 22664
    A popular annual event held near Woodstock homes for sale at the Shenandoah County Fairgrounds, Shenandoah Autumnfest is the perfect place to celebrate the sights, sounds, and flavors of the season. Stop by on October 1, 2022, for traditional Virginia BBQ demos & tastings and the Autumnfest Flippin' Chicken Cook-Off, then sample craft wine, beer, and spirits from local Virginia producers. There will be live music all afternoon from the Seven Bends Band, and you can even take in some competition at Virginia's Golden Axe Log Splitting Contest.

  • Cave Ridge Vineyard – 1476 Conicville Rd., Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
    For a relaxing autumn adventure close to Shenandoah County homes for sale, try a visit to the beautiful Cave Ridge Vineyard. Family-owned and operated, Cave Ridge Vineyard is located in the foothills, with stunning scenery and even better wine. Stop by for a wine tasting in the lovely tasting room, share a charcuterie board with your friends, and spend some time soaking in the views from the scenic outdoor courtyard. The new Reserve Tasting Experience, which requires reservations in advance, includes tastings of award-winning Cave Ridge wines in the Barrel Room, led by one of the knowledgeable Wine Educators on staff.

Are you searching for the perfect home in between your autumn adventures? Our team is here to help with all of your Shenandoah Valley real estate needs. Contact us to buy and sell homes in Shenandoah Valley communities.

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