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Fall Fun in and Around Blacksburg, Virginia

Autumn is a blissful time in Blacksburg, Virginia. The weather becomes the ideal temperature to explore and play outside without being too hot. Some of the seasonal highlights each year include football, foliage, and special event fun. Here’s a quick list to guide you toward some events and activities we recommend savoring this fall.

Blacksburg Brew Do

Love craft beer? Then you’ll love the award-winning Blacksburg Brew Do festival and the annual beer pairing dinner hosted the night before right here at The Inn at Virginia Tech’s restaurant, Preston’s. This year’s festival features over 50 breweries, live music, food from local restaurants and food trucks, craft vendors, and more! Our own Executive Chef Scott Watson will even be participating in one of five live cooking demonstrations at the festival. Preston’s Brew Ridge Beer Dinner is the perfect way to kick off the weekend with creative dishes and perfectly paired craft beers from along Virginia’s Brew Ridge Trail.

Sinkland Farms

Pumpkins, beer tasting, and overall autumnal fun, Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival is the one-stop-shop for fall festivities. Head there on any given weekend until November if you fancy to pick pumpkins, ride wagons, navigate through a corn maze, enjoy live music, and do all of your favorite fall activities.

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Foliage Photos

Take a second to close your eyes and take in a deep breath. Now, open your eyes and look around. What do you see? Spectacular fall foliage? If not, it’s waiting for you in Blacksburg! Whether on a stroll, hike, or drive, you’ll see the trees erupt into a symphony of colors that provide the perfect backdrop for your next photo on Instagram.

Virginia Tech Hokies Football

Around here, fall is for football and cheering on the Hokies! Hokie Nation is incredibly passionate, and it’s absolutely infectious. We recommend taking a glance at the schedule to see which game works well for you, and then checking our event page to find out the details of our complimentary tailgate!

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Smith Mountain Lake

One of the largest lakes in Virginia, Smith Mountain Lake is a beautiful day trip where you can savor the season. Only an hour and a half drive from Blacksburg, this has been a seasonal favorite for decades.

Blue Ridge Folklife Festival

For those of you whose idea of a good time is a festival featuring music, country food, craftspeople, vintage tractors, custom cars, contests, animals, and more, then this is the festival for you! The Blue Ridge Folklife Festival has been around for 44 years and continues to grow in size and scope every single year.

Grand Thanksgiving Buffet

For those looking to getaway to Blacksburg or visit family in the area for Thanksgiving, The Inn’s annual Grand Thanksgiving Buffet in our Latham Ballroom is a joyful treat. Featuring traditional dishes and live music, the buffet has become a popular tradition for many families. Guests can leave the meal planning and clean-up to us while enjoying this special time with family and friends.

Alright, folks, that’s enough to get you started in your fall getaway planning process! If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call. We are always more than happy to assist you in exploring the Blacksburg area. If you’re looking for the ideal accommodation for your getaway, please consider coming to stay with us here at The Inn at Virginia Tech.

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