Are you looking for the ultimate fall getaway? We suggest you check out Staunton, Virginia! When you visit this hidden gem, located in the central region of Shenandoah Valley, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking fall colors, scenic hiking trails, fun-filled events, and more! Read on to discover how you can make the most out of your leaf-peeping vacation during fall in Staunton, VA.
Plan your trip with the help of our complimentary Shenandoah Valley Itinerary. This vacation-planning tool features local insight about the best things to see and do in the area.
Your Fall Bucket List in Staunton, VA
Explore Shenandoah National Park
No getaway during fall in Staunton, VA, is complete without a trip to Shenandoah National Park. The picturesque scenery features dazzling colors of gold, yellow, orange, and red. Within the park, you can hike to scenic overlooks, dine at a restaurant with panoramic mountain views, or ride along the 105-mile Skyline Drive. If you’re looking for more scenic drives to take in those fall colors, try another popular byway, the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Attend a Fall Festival
Shenandoah Fall Foliage Bike Festival: This event is a full weekend of road cycling throughout some of the most beautiful parts of the Shenandoah Valley and includes rides for advanced cyclists looking for a challenge to easy family rides with rolling hills and pastural views.
Waynesboro Fall Foliage Art Show: This outdoor juried show features 150 artists in a variety of mediums from printmaking to sculpture, jewelry and pottery to woodworking and paining. Add delicious food, craft beer, regional music and kids’ activities and you’ve got yourself a full day of arts and entertainment.
German Heritage Day: Explore German culture when you visit the living history museum, the Frontier Culture Museum. Tour the 1700s German farm where you can learn about the traditions of these early settlers and how they celebrated harvest season. Enjoy live German folk music, traditional food, and dancing.
Drink Local Craft Beer
Sip and savor those fall flavors when you visit one of Staunton’s breweries. Try Redbeard Brewing’s 2021 release of Moriatry or Skipping Rock’s Oktoberfest or Baltic Porter. Don’t forget to pick up your Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail passport and start collecting your 8 stamps!
Shop Local at the Staunton Farmers’ Market
Fall is the perfect time to check out the Staunton Famers’ Market and snag some delicious seasonal treats. In downtown Staunton, this producers’ only market is open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon through November 20th. Be sure to get your hands on cider doughnuts, apple pie, and local honey!
Pick Your Own Apples at an Orchard
Get into the autumn spirit and go apple picking at a local orchard. Henley’s Orchard is only half an hour away from Staunton and is a family-owned farm where you can pick your own golden and red delicious apples. The apple season runs through the end of October.
Stay With Us at the Blackburn Inn and Conference Center
When you’re visiting Staunton during fall, stay with us at our tranquil historic hotel—The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center. We offer luxurious accommodations paired with excellent amenities and unparalleled customer service. Plus, we’re located in the heart of Staunton, keeping you close to all the area’s best restaurants, outdoor activities, exciting events, historic sites, and museums.
Check our availability and start planning your fall getaway today. We can’t wait to host you!