Purcellville (Jan. 28, 2014) – Residents of the metropolitan D.C. area are invited to blast their winter blues by attending the fourth annual Loudoun Grown Expo in Purcellville, Virginia on Feb. 15, 2014. With more than 3,000 attendees last year, this has become one of Loudoun’s signature events, featuring the locally grown goods that fuel Loudoun’s rural economy and draw thousands of new residents to the area each year.
The Expo has been extended from 1 to 6 pm, at the historic Bush Tabernacle (skating rink) at Fireman’s Field, 250 S. Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, Virginia. This is a free event, though, consistent with state law, there is a small charge for wine, beer, and spirits tastings. Additionally this year’s event will offer visitors the opportunity to purchase and enjoy full glasses of wine and beer.
The 2014 Expo has nearly 30 exhibitors signed up already, including wineries, CSAs, food producers and other rural economy entrepreneurs including Purcellville’s own Catoctin Creek Distilling Company and Corcoran Brewing. Following their great success last year, several food vendors will be located outside the Tabernacle so guests can have a meal while enjoying the event. Food can be purchased from Fun Country Kettle Corn, Good Grubbin’, Monk’s BBQ, and new to the Expo, the Randy Radish food truck. Also new this year, a heated tent will be added to allow extra room for sitting and eating, and to accommodate the growing list of new participants such as the Butterfly Farm Store, Loudoun Valley Sheep Producers Associations, Athena’s Infusions and interactive features.
Due to this year’s expansion, the Loudoun Grown Expo has been able to extend exhibitor deadlines and encourages you to visit www.purcellvilleva.gov to complete an application prior to February 10th. Also, there are various sponsorship opportunities still available. Please contact Mara at Mbauserman@jpevents.biz for more information about these high visibility opportunities for your business.
“We look forward to the Expo every year, as it’s a great opportunity for Loudoun to showcase and be proud of the critical role our growers and purveyors play in the northern Virginia economy,” said Purcellville Mayor Bob Lazaro. “Agribusinesses contribute $69 million to Loudoun’s economy and provide hundreds of local jobs. They help engage our residents in the nationwide movement to buy local, which is not only healthier for us, it’s healthier for the environment. We wish to thank our new sponsor Village at Leesburg and returning sponsors, The Shamrock Music Shoppe and The Dulles Greenway.”
For a full list of participants, links to their websites and parking and shuttle options, please visit www.loudoungrownexpo.com and Facebook at /Loudoungrownexpo.