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September is one of my favorite times of year. The change of season brings cooler weather and means the start of those tasty fall foods. From local farm stands with fresh apples to pick-yourown pumpkins, we are lucky to see the farm-to-table experience in Prince William. So get your family together and take advantage of the many foodie events going on. Your stomach will be glad you did!

One of my favorite spots for fall flavor is historic downtown Manassas. Check out the fourth annual Bands, Brews and BBQ on Sept. 13. This lip-smacking event will feature top local beers served up beside delicious barbecue. Held on the Manassas Museum lawn, this will be a real treat for all ages.

Enjoy the free Prince William County Farm Tour, the weekend of Sept. 27-28. Visit to print off the activity guide for your kids so they’ll learn something new at each of the 10 stops along the way. This tour incorporates the important role that agriculture plays in our community. There are numerous working farms that provide food, milk and other products to discover firsthand.

Along the way, learn about local foods at Yankey Farms. You can also watch a sheepshearing demonstration at the Ben Lomond Historic House or tour the flower gardens at LynnVale Farm & Studio.

On Oct. 4, don’t miss Taste of the Potomac at Rippon Lodge. The event features local food vendors, and Heritage Brewing Co. and BadWolf Brewing will be among the regional microbreweries and wineries participating. Plus, enjoy live music and tours of the historic home complete with costumed interpreters.

Make sure to mark your calendars and discover the many local flavors of Prince William and Manassas this fall. For more information visit

Ann Marie Maher is the president and CEO of Discover Prince William & Manassas. For more information about what’s going on in Prince William and Manassas, visit and like us on


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