May 16-17, 2015
Loudoun Spring Farm Tour
There will be u-pick strawberries on two acres of fields. Families can enjoy a scavenger hunt to learn more about Oatlands. Mansion tours and hay rides will also be available that weekend.
Bringing history and plant science to life, Oatlands and Wegmeyer Farms are partnering to offer strawberry field trips in May and early June to area schools, scout troops, home school groups and any other groups interested in this type of experience.
The students will ride to the strawberries fields, where they will meet Tyler Wegmeyer, who will show them how strawberries are grown. Students will have a chance to pick some strawberries and then take the hayride back.
The strawberry season at Oatlands will culminate with a Strawberry Festival May 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Festival goers enjoy a variety of family friendly activities including children’s games, music, dancing and a hay ride that takes riders on a tour through the historic grounds of Oatlands. Southern Winds band is providing the music and bringing along a special dance instructor to keep the festival jumping and jiving. Special food vendors include Hill High BBQ and Pop-Pop’s Kettle Corn. There will be beer and wine available for purchase as well.