St. Patrick’s Day in Loudoun County

Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Loudoun County 

It began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, but it has become a worldwide celebration of Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and lots and lots of green! If you’re Irish – or Irish-at-heart, here’s where you can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day right here in Loudoun, on Thursday, March 17th.

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Quattro Goombas Brewery
Breakfast & Brews – starting at 10AM
22860 James Monroe Hwy
Aldie, VA
Visit their Faceboook page for more info!

Bar Louie (One Loudoun)
Shamrock ‘n Roll – March 17th & 18th
Enjoy live music (Friday) & drink specials until 9PM both days!
20586 Easthampton Plaza

The Ashburn Pub
Doors open at 8AM – full menu, two DJ’s, green beer, Jameson specials, giveaways and more!
44110 Ashburn Village Blvd.
Ashburn, VA

Finnegan’s Irish Pub
The party starts at 9AM with a special Irish Breakfast and runs non-stop until 2AM!
44050 Ashburn Village Blvd., #199
Ashburn, VA

Spanky’s Shenanigans Pub
Live music all day, starting at 11AM – $10 cover charge
538 E. Market St.

Leesburg, VA

O’Faolain’s Irish Pub
Kegs & Eggs Breakfast from 8-10AM, Taste of Ireland Lunch from 11AM-2PM, Irish Dinner Buffet from 3-11PM. Live music all day!
20921 Davenport Drive
Sterling, VA

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Monkey Joe’s Dulles
Come Hang out with “Lucky” Joe – Find the lucky coin and win a FREE party!
$5 admission all day.

23521 Overland Dr #120
Sterling, VA

Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you. Sláinte!

Celebrate with Your Valentine

8 ways to celebrate with your Valentine in (or near) Brambleton

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner on Sunday, February 14th. If you’re looking to take your sweetheart out, there’s no need to travel far. There is plenty to do here in our own Brambleton community, or just a few minutes away!

The Tried & True Dinner and a Movie
Start your night at the Blue Ridge Grill and dine on some fresh made crab cakes or a delicious steak. Then, take your Valentine next door to Brambleton’s Regal Fox Stadium to see the latest movie of your choice – fantastic stadium seating and movies in IMAX!Movie Fox Regal Brambleton Valentine

The New Dinner and a Movie – at the same time!
Regal Fox Stadium
now offers a full menu with burgers and fries, spicy chicken sandwiches, and more!

Play a Round of Golf
Stay warm and out of the snow while you enjoy some golfing at Top Golf! Order a delicious dish from their extensive food and drink menu while playing one of the fun and addictive golf games. The best part is – no golf experience is required, and it’s fun for any age!JSRealty4U valentines

Brambleton’s Wine 101
Learn about (and sample!) 6 different types of wine with our resident Sommelier, Sonya Farrell. Class will take place Saturday, February 13th from 7-9PM at the Brambleton Community Center and costs $15 per person. Additional details can be found here.Valentines jsrealty4u

Feeling Exotic?
Try a refreshingly unique cocktail at My Thai Place and a delicious dinner, sure to satisfy your taste buds.JS Realty My Thai Place

Sweets for your Sweet
Head over to the Town Center and grab a sweet treat from Sweet Frog or Cold Stone Creamery.

Check out the Local Brews
Lost Rhino Retreat is the perfect place to grab a seat, sample locally brewed beer and enjoy a menu of vibrant, exciting food. And on Friday, February 12th from 7-9PM, you and your Valentine can enjoy some live music by “Crazy After Midnight”.
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Walk in the Park
Spend a little time together, strolling along the paths of Brambleton’s many relaxing park areas. The snow covered fields provide a great backdrop for a #Selfie!

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Brambleton offers so many unique and entertaining options for the perfect Valentine’s date – and it’s all right here in your backyard!


The first day of Autumn is Wednesday, September 23rd and we cannot wait to celebrate fall at some of these great Festivals in Loudoun County! There truly is something for everyone on this list!

JS Realty Fall Fest Pumpkin VillageOpen: Now – November 3rd

Leesburg Animal Park
19270 James Monroe Hwy
Leesburg, VA
Enjoy lots of fun fall activities including: Hay rides, Moon bounces, Pony rides, Camel rides, Petting zoo, Exotic animals like Lemurs, Zebras, African Serval Cats, Giant Aldabra Tortoises & more!
Admission Fee: Fee Varies depending on date – visit the website.

JS Realty Fall Fest Great Country FarmsOpen: Saturday, September 26 thru Saturday, October 31
Great Country Farms
18780 Foggy Bottom Road
Bluemont, VA
Visit the largest u-pick pumpkin patch in Northern Virginia and pick your pumpkin right off the vine! Cheer on the swine at the Infamous Oinkintucky Derby Pig Races. Play on the 2800 sq ft. Pumpkin Jumpin’ Pillow, The Double Barrel 60′ Slide, or Rubber Ridge – a tractor tire mountain.
Admission Fee: weekdays: $8 child, $10 adult, weekends and Columbus Day: $10 child, $12 adult

JS Realty Fall Fest Temple HallOpen: Friday, September 25 – Tuesday, November 3
Temple Hall Farm Regional Park

5855 Limestone School Rd
Leesburg, VA
Loudoun County’s BIGGEST Fall event! Use the Pumpkin Blasters to launch a pumpkin 100 yards through the air! Try your hand at the Paintball Shooting Gallery! And don’t forget about the corn maize!
Admission Fee: Visit website for pricing.

JS Realty Fall Fest OktoberfestSaturday, September 26 – 10AM to 10PM

Town of Lovettsville
6 East Pennsylvania Ave

Lovettsville, VA
Celebrate Lovettsville’s rich German heritage with authentic German cuisine, live music performances, street performers, beer, wine and more. Take the kids to Kinderfest for FREE games and activities. Over 120 art, crafts, and service vendors lining the streets.
Admission: FREE, parking is FREE, trolleys are FREE, and the all day entertainment is FREE!

JS Realty Fall Festival Pumpkin PatchSaturday, October 10 – 1PM to 7PM

Brambleton Town Center
42395 Ryan Road
Brambleton, VA
Brambleton’s largest event of the year! Find rides, moon bounces, food vendors, beer, a chili-cook off, cornhole challenge and live music.
Admission: Free to attend, unlimited ride wristbands are $15 per person

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Guthrie’s Farm
8327 Charles Town Pike
Waterford, VA
Food, Fun, Kids’ Crafts, Games, Petting Farm, Lunch, and Live Entertainment! A Fall Festival for all!
Admission Fee: Free

JS Realty Fall Fest LansdowneSunday, October 11 – 11AM to 4PM
Pavilion at Lansdowne Resort
44050 Woodbridge Pkwy
Leesburg, VA
Lansdowne Resort will be hosting the first ever Lansdowne Fall Beer Festival, featuring 12 brewers and craft beer lovers from Loudoun County and the surrounding area. Jumpin’ Jupiter – a local “rockin” band, will keep your toe tapping all afternoon! Enjoy delicious food from our chefs, several local food trucks, beer, wine, and sweets!
Admission: Purchase tickets through the EventBrite site.

JS Realty Fall Fest AldieSaturday, October 17 – 9AM to 5PM
Village of Aldie
39401 John Mosby Hwy

Aldie, VA
Vendors will feature antiques, crafts, jewelry, food, and collectibles. Historic and civic organizations will highlight notable events and people in Aldie’s history. Tour the Aldie Mill which will be open for milling! The famous Aldie Duck Race winds up the day at 4:00!
Admission Fee: Free to attendees; $5 parking

JS Realty Fall Fest Oatlands Tractor RideSunday, October 18 – 1PM to 5PM
Oatlands Historic House & Gardens
20850 Oatlands Plantation Ln
Leesburg, VA
Celebrate Autumn at Oatlands!!  Enjoy an exciting day of family fun activities. Music by the Shenandoah Travelers. Food by Pauly’s Rib Shack, Pop Pop’s Kettle Corn, Shenandoah Juice and Java. Bake Sale, Antiques, Hayrides, Crafts, Games and more!  Beer, wine, and hard cider available for purchase.
Admission Fee: $20 per family/$10 individual ticket

JS Realty Fall Fest Doukenie
Saturday, October 24 – 10AM to 6PM
Doukenie Winery
14727 Mountain Road
Purcellville, VA
Celebrate the harvest with a barrel tasting event open to the general public. Enjoy delicious BBQ from Monk’s BBQ. Rain or shine!
Admission Fee: $15/person

JS Realty Fall Fest LoCo BrewFest
Saturday, October 24 – 1PM to 6PM
Lost Rhino Brewing Company
21730 Red Rum Drive #142
Ashburn, VA
Head over to the first ever LoCo Brewfest at Lost Rhino Brewing Company, presented in conjunction with Visit Loudoun. This will be the first festival to feature breweries from Loudoun County exclusively!
Admission Fee: $30 VIP Ticket/$20 General Admission


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Today we’d like to introduce you to The Step Sisters, one of the 4 local charities that the JS Realty Team supports!

JS Realty Step Sisters breast cancer factThe Step Sisters began in 2005, with a small group of women and men who’d been impacted by breast cancer in some way. Now over 100 “members” strong, the Step Sisters recently made a huge shift in their fundraising goals and focused in on a specific mission: to support and provide much needed quality-of-life services for local breast cancer patients.

Based in Loudoun County’s Brambleton community, these breast cancer JS Realty StepSisters logo2survivors, mothers, sisters, daughters, brothers, sons, and fathers who have all been touched by this terrible disease have raised more than $500,000 for the breast cancer cause. Wanting to help local patients in a positive way, The Step Sisters partnered with INOVA Loudoun Hospital, INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital and INOVA Fairfax Hospital and now fund four main services for breast cancer patients: fresh food delivery, house cleaning, child care, and transportation to and from appointments.

Interested in helping The Step Sisters and their mission? There are several ways to make a difference – and have some fun!

JS Realty Step Sisters scramble golfKick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month by registering for the 2015 Step Sisters Scramble Golf Tournament! The 4-person scramble, followed by a lunch and awards reception will take place on Thursday, October 8th at the The Golf Club of Lansdowne.

JS Realty Step Sisters ribbon-run-logoMark your calendar for the 8th annual Brambleton Ribbon Run/Walk on Saturday, April 16, 2016.  This certified 5K & 10K race also includes a Kids Fun Run!

Make a Donation. Funds are directed to helping The Step Sisters provide quality-of-life services to local breast cancer patients. As the organization grows, they hope to expand their service offerings.

The Step Sisters is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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Labor Day is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. This year, Labor Day falls on Monday, September 7th.

Several local, and quite a few “not-so-local” events are sure to have you enjoying some of the last days of the summer.

JS Realty Labor Day Apple BasketEvery weekend in September, from 9AM – 6PM!
18780 Foggy Bottom Road
Bluemont, VA

Live demonstrations and music, a corn maze, freshly pressed cider, freshly picked apples, and more! It’s a great way to end the summer and get ready for fall. For ticket information, visit the Great Country Farm website.

JS Realty Labor Day DiscoSaturday, September 5th
9PM – 2AM

Mick’s Restaurant & Sports Lounge
2866 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Stafford, VA

Food, drinks, and fun! Grab your go-go boots and tie-dye shirts, and get to groovin’ & shakin’ at the disco in honor of their 6th Anniversary!

JS Realty Brambleton Dog LaborSunday, September 6th
2PM – 6PM
Community Center Pool
42645 Regal Wood Drive
Brambleton, VA
Registration Required

Bring the pups out for a swim! The Community Center Pool will be open for the dogs (sorry humans, you have to sit this one out!) as the last swim session of the season. All dogs are welcome to splash in the water for up to 2 hours. $5 Entrance Fee Per Dog, or donation from the FOHA Wish List 

Sully Historic Site Plantation Labor JSRealty4USunday, September 6
11AM – 4PM
3650 Historic Sully Way
Chantilly, VA

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the restoration of Sully Historic Site! Enjoy FREE tours, exhibits, activities, and refreshments, along with a ceremony at 1PM.

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11AM – 5PM
Herndon Town Green
777 Lynn Street
Herndon, VA

Labor Day Festival on the Town Green in Historic Downtown Herndon. Presented in collaboration with the Herndon Woman’s Club, the event features nationally and regionally known entertainers on the main stage, unlimited Virginia wine tasting, gourmet food, a Fine Arts show and Virginia microbreweries! For admission and a schedule of events visit their website.

va lovers sign js realtyIf you don’t mind a bit of travelling, there are a number of events in the Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge region, Coastal Virginia, and more. For a list of events, visit the Virginia is for Lovers website and enjoy some Labor Day fun!

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Living in Northern Virginia we all have a lot to be thankful for. Last week we blogged about how we decided to partner with 4 local charities to do our part in giving back to Loudoun County and the surrounding communities. The first organization we highlighted was Serve our Wounded Warriors. The JS Realty Team has learned and grown a lot by researching and selecting charities to work with. This has been a passion we have wanted to implement for a while and we are fortunate to be able to kick off our donations and volunteering to these four special organizations.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Generosity Feeds.

JS Realty Generosity Feeds1 in 5 children in America struggle with hunger. In Loudoun County around 13% of our students qualify for reduced or free meals in our schools. Generosity Feeds takes the next step by ensuring that those children have food when they are not at school. Their experienced team works with organizations to mobilize hundreds of volunteers to package 10,000 or more meals in just a couple of hours. These meals are then distributed to local schools and food banks that facilitate the delivery of the meals to the children that need it.

JS Realty Generosity FeedsWe recently met with the President of Generosity Feeds, Ron Klabunde, and came away from the meeting knowing that we wanted to one day be able to sponsor a packaging event. Ron’s insight into how the process worked and the way they were able to get the free meals to the children in our community was inspiring. Ron and his team are working to “decrease effects of food insecurity on children in your area by packaging and providing nutritious and delicious meals for those children in need”. Their vision is to feed hungry children in every county throughout America. They have already succeeded in our area, as well as many other counties across America.

JSrealty4u generosity feedsReady to get involved? Want to help make a difference? We encourage you to JOIN THE JS REALTY TEAM at the next Generosity Feeds event on Saturday, September 12th in Chantilly, VA and help us make 10,000 meals! This is a family event, and children as young as 3 can participate.

If you’re not able to attend in person, you can still donate! As little as $30 can help feed 30 children. Event registration and additional details can be found here.

We hope to see you there!

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The Loudoun County Fair has been a place for the community to celebrate the agriculture of the area since 1936. Originally established for 4-H members to have a fair of their own, the Loudoun County Fair has provided a place for the children to exhibit their animals, home economics projects, and produce. In 1957 a livestock auction was added, and since then, an auditorium has been built, and new barns have been erected. So come out and enjoy one of Loudoun’s longest-running events – the Loudoun County Fair!JS Realty Fair Logo

Located at 17558 Dry Mill Rd in Leesburg, this year’s Fair runs for 6 days – from Monday, July 27th through Saturday, August 1st. There is something for everyone JS Realty Fair opento enjoy between the animal shows, live music, carnival games, and more! Here’s a sample of what you’ll find each day:

Monday, July 27th
Gates and Carnival open at 4PM
Fair Dedication & Opening Ceremony at 6PM
Corn on the Cob Eating Contest at 7PM
Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby at 8PM

JS Realty Dean Fair Dunn BandTuesday, July 28th
Gates open at 9AM
Dairy Show at 10AM
Agri Puppets at 1PM & 3:30PM
Reggie Rice – Comedy Hypnotist at 2PM, 4:30PM & 6:45PM
Carnival Opens at 4PM
Dean Crawford & The Dunn’s River Band at 7:30PM

JS Realty Hansen Spectacular FairWednesday, July 29th – Children’s Day!
Gates open at 9AM
Hansen’s Spectacular Acrobatic Thrill Show at 12:30PM & 6PM
Carnial Opens at 1PM
Oreo Stacking Contest at 3:30PM
The Reagan Years Band at 7PM & 8:45PM
Please note the carnival will be closed from 5 – 6PM.

JS Realty Fair PuppetsThursday, July 30th – Senior Citizen’s Day!
Gates open at 9AM
Senior’s Bingo at 10AM
Horse Demonstration at 3PM
Carnival Opens at 4PM
Pie Eating Contest at 6:15PM
Professional Bull Riding at 7:30PM

JS Realty contest loudoun fairFriday, July 31st
Gates open at 9AM
Bunny Dress Up at 10AM
Heritage Tinsmithing Show at 3PM
Carnival Opens at 4PM
Watermelon Eating Contest at 5PM
Livestock Auction at 6:30PM

JS Reatly pig fairSaturday, August 1st
Gates open at 9AM
Wildlife Ambassadors – Wild Virginia at 11AM
Carnival opens at 1PM
Karaoke Contest at 6PM
Professional Bull Riding & Rodeo at 7:30PM
Kiss-a-Pig Contest at 7:30PM

And all that is just the beginning! Check out the full schedule of events on the Loudoun County Fair website. Purchase tickets online here to receive a 15% discount!

We can’t wait to go to the fair!

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Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 21st. Ditch the usual ties, belts, and tools this year and treat The Man in your life to some good food and a lot of fun on Father’s Day!

The V Brewhouse Eatery JS RealtyThe V Eatery & Brewhouse
44630 Waxpool Road
Ashburn, VA

Dad’s Eat FREE on Father’s Day!
For additional info and reservations click here.

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Father’s Day Fish~a~Rama

Fishing Contest & Fly Fishing Demonstrations
9:00AM – 6:00PM

18780 Foggy Bottom Rd
Bluemont, VA 20135

Bring Dad and the whole family out for the annual Father’s Day catch and release fishing contest. Win prizes and enjoy the fly fishing demo and fishing tips. The Roosteraunt concession stand will be serving up plenty of slushies, cider pork BBQ, and hand dipped ice cream.
$8/Child & $10/Adult

CSA & Fan Members, children 2 & under, and guests with a Military ID receive FREE Admission.

JS Realty DuCard WinesFather’s Day Cigar & Wine Pairing
DuCard Vineyards
40 Gibson Hollow Lane

Etlan, VA 22719
12PM – 5:00PM

Join Panacea Cigars as they show how to pair cigars with wines and enjoy wine and cigar combo specials. Also enjoy music by local singer-songwriter Paulo Franco with his unique blend of folk, country, and rock. Treat dad to a day of wine, music, and cigars! No cover.

Beer and Bacon and Pig3rd Annual Bacon Fest!
The Terrace Tent at 868 Estate 

14001 Harpers Ferry Road
Purcellville, VA 20132

Give Dad what he really wants – beer and bacon and a rocking afternoon at 868 Estate! Tickets on sale now!  

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Fabbioli Cellars
15669 Limestone School Road
Leesburg, VA 20176

All Father’s Day Weekend Fabbioli Cellars is hosting Big Daddy’s Wood fired Pizza. Enjoy some wine and Big Daddy’s fresh, hot pizzas!

JS Realty Lost Rhino OpenLost Rhino Retreat
22885 Brambleton Plaza
Brambleton, VA

Treat Dad to a pint (or 2!) and some great food! Hours are limited, visit the Facebook page for details.


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Following up on our previous post about Farmers Markets in Loudoun County, we sent Scott Koval, Realtor and co-founder of the JS Realty Team, out to Brambleton this weekend to visit their Farmers Market. Scott enjoyed some local and fresh food, entertainment, and fun! Check out the video he made at the Brambleton Farmers Market, and don’t forget to subscribe to us on YouTube!


Would you love having a Farmers Market within walking distance of your home? Contact us now – and we can help you find your dream home!

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By now you’ve probably heard the terms “Eat Local” or “Buy Local”. It may even seem like a fad. But knowing where your food is from can connect you to the people who raise and grow it. Eating locally grown, seasonal, sustainable and organic foods is tastier and healthier for you and your family. Locally grown foods are fresher, and retain their healthy nutrients longer. Sustainable and organic foods protect your health and the environment. These foods are free of antibiotics, pesticides and other potentially dangerous chemicals.  It also helps local and small family farmers stay in business and produces more jobs in our own community.

JS Realty open farmers marketSo now you want to try some of these local foods – but where do you find them? Lucky for us, Loudoun County has several farmers markets operating seasonally (and in some cases, year round!) that are probably closer to you than you think! Shopping at a farmers market can teach you how food is grown, who grew it, and why it tastes so good. They are also FREE and often have cooking demonstrations and kid friendly activities!

Check out the five Loudoun “Producer Only” farmers markets:
Note: “Producer Only” means that the vendor must be the grower or producer of ALL the products they sell. They must produce within a 125 mile radius of Loudoun County.

Runs: Saturdays, May 2 to October 31
Time: 8AM to Noon
Location: One Loudoun – North end of Exchange Street, Ashburn, VA 20147
Market Manager: Ali & Dan Haney of Shenandoah Seasonal

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Runs: Sundays, May 3 to November 1
Time: 9AM to 1PM
Emberbrook Circle – in front of Regal Cinemas, Brambleton, VA 20148
For a list of vendors, click here.

Runs: Sundays, May 3 to November 1
Time: 9AM to 1PM
The Senior Center next to Cascades Library – 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling, VA 20165
Market Manager:
Cristina Medina of Westmoreland Produce 

Runs: Wednesdays, May 6 to October 28
Time: 2:30PM to 6:30PM
Virginia Village Shopping Center – Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, VA 20175
Market Manager: Warren Howell of Allder School Berries

Runs: Saturdays, January to December
Time: 8AM to Noon
Virginia Village Shopping Center – Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, VA 20175
Market Manager: Kathryn Willis

Want to live closer to a Farmers Market? Contact us today for a no obligation consultation. Learn how we can help you find you your dream home and you can be eating local, farm fresh food in no time!

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