There’s a crispness in the air during fall in Virginia like nowhere else. With the colors and smells of autumn, we know the
holidays are just around the corner, but are in no rush to get there, soaking up every warm day, while sipping on our
pumpkin flavored drinks and rocking the best boots and flannel around!
There are many reasons to celebrate fall in Virginia, more specifically in Culpeper Downtown, so let’s count down the Top
10 Reasons to Visit Culpeper Downtown this fall. And if you were unsure, the fall season begins September 23 and runs
through December 20, so you have plenty of time to plan a visit!
10. Interactive classes and activities to enjoy with friends and family! Ranging from art classes to an indoor climbing
gym, a museum to wine tastings and even an escape room; there are so many ways to spend time in Culpeper
Downtown, all while creating and learning!
9. Self-guided Brew Tour! With two breweries located in the heart of Culpeper Downtown, you can experience some of
the best local hang outs, that not only feature unique and refreshing brews, but both Beer Hound Brewery and Far Gohn
Brewing Company offer delicious food menus to boot!
8. Staycation! With over eight options to select from, you can stay in comfort and style in Culpeper Downtown, ensuring
your (and others’) safety after that self-guided brew tour! Explore the walkable sidewalks, plus wake up to enjoy a
delicious coffee, mimosa, donut (or three) and all the retail therapy one can handle.
7. Discover Culpeper Downtown’s Murals, Pocket Park, and Fall Downtown Decor! With photo ops galore, come see for
yourself Culpeper Downtown’s love of art! There are currently six original murals in Culpeper Downtown, with a seventh
being designed and created now! Find the up and coming seventh mural in the E.B. Wood Community Pocket Park,
located next to Bailey’s Cookie Bar. Pick up a meal or snack and take a load off, enjoying the outdoors in Culpeper
6. Wardrobe Refresh! With over a dozen retail shops offering some form of fashion and fashion accessories, it’s easy to
shop small and discover big in Culpeper Downtown! Find the latest trends, and classic styles to keep your wardrobe in
tip top shape moving into the fall/winter season. Don’t forget self-care in addition to the wardrobe refresh! Schedule a
haircut, manicure, or massage at any of the 12 spas/salons in Culpeper Downtown and feel as good as you look on the
5. Merchant Halloween Trick-or-Treating Tuesday, October 31 from 5pm to 6pm in Culpeper Downtown! Show off your
costumes, while trick or treating safely in a family friendly environment on East Davis Street!
4. Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market! With over 40 part-time and full-time vendors, the Culpeper Downtown
Farmers Market regular season runs May through October, with the last Market taking place Saturday, October 28. Every
Saturday is a celebration at the Market, so come check it out between 7:30am to 12pm at 318 South West Street! (Mark
your calendar for the Culpeper Downtown WINTER Farmers Market, happening December 2, 9 and 16!)
3. Culpeper Downtown Restaurant Week October 9 through October 15! Celebrate local eateries and global flavors
while enjoying specially priced menus from participating restaurants. With lunch/brunch options from $15 or $25 and
dinner options from $35 or $50, there is sure to be something for everyone no matter the tastebuds or the price point!
2. Hop N Hog Culpeper Block Party & BBQ Competition! Back, bigger, and bolder than ever, join Culpeper Renaissance,
Inc. (CRI) for one of their most anticipated annual fundraisers! Saturday, October 21, from 12pm to 5pm in Culpeper
Downtown’s Depot District, taste the best in Beer, Bourbon and BBQ! Get your tickets in advance at Vinosity, Far Gohn
Brewing Company or online at Eventbrite!
1. Culpeper Downtown for the Holiday Season! Yup, we said it…with only 15 weekends until Christmas arrives, it will be
here before you know it! Get your shop on or map out your holiday calendar to get the most out of the deals taking
place in Culpeper Downtown! Celebrating Pink Friday (11/17), Black Friday (11/24), Small Business Saturday (11/25) and
Cyber Monday (11/27), there will be so many reasons to shop small and support local in Culpeper Downtown this holiday
season! Finally, be sure to join CRI for the Holiday Open House & Community Tree Lighting on Sunday, November 19,
with Santa making his first of four appearances in Culpeper Downtown!
Learn more about any of the events, shops or activities noted above by visiting, or pick up
a Shopping & Dining Guide, produced by CRI, found at the Visitor Center in the Depot or many of the Downtown
retailers. Be sure to like and follow Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. and the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market on
Facebook and/or Instagram to always be in the know on Culpeper Downtown happenings!