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Posted on: September 24, 2021

[ARCHIVED] News Release - Join Us for Celebrate Purcellville October 4-10

PURCELLVILLE, VA, September 24, 2021 —The Town of Purcellville and its Parks and Recreation Advisory Board invite you join us for a week-long, town-wide event called Celebrate Purcellville from October 4 through 10. Use the Celebrate Purcellville Passport to visit participating businesses and organizations for special offers and a chance to win prizes! In addition to shopping and savoring local food and beverage options in Town, you will be able to enjoy a variety of other fun activities that are part of Celebrate Purcellville. Visit the Celebrate Purcellville web page for details. 


Celebrate Purcellville Passport

The Celebrate Purcellville Passport will include a list of the businesses and organizations that are participating in the week-long event and provide details about the specials they are offering to those who present the passport to be stamped from October 4 - 10. The passport will also include information about additional activities going on during the week. The Celebrate Purcellville Passport will be available beginning October 3 to download and print from the Celebrate Purcellville web page. Copies of the passport will also be available at Town Hall (221 S. Nursery Ave), the Bush Tabernacle (250 S. Nursery Ave), and the Purcellville Library (220 E Main Street). Passports with a minimum of 10 stamps can be turned in by October 10 for a chance to win prizes that have been donated by participating businesses. Winners will be announced on Sunday, October 10 during the event finale in Dillon’s Woods.  Though winners don’t need to be present to win, it would be great to have those who participated in the Celebrate Purcellville Passport there!


Celebrate Purcellville Activities

Great Purcellville Word Search—Discover Purcellville’s art project this year is Words on a Fence. The Town, the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, the Purcellville Arts Council, and Discover Purcellville are jointly hosting a word search and story contest based on this community art project. Thirty Words on a Fence painted by local artists have been placed in different spots throughout Purcellville. The Celebrate Purcellville Passport will include a page for people to write down the Words on a Fence they find during the week of October 4 -10. The next step is a story writing contest. Elementary, middle, and high school students can use the words to write and submit a story for a chance to win prizes. Get more information on the Great Purcellville Word Search page of the Town website.


Movie and Trivia Night—On Friday, October 8, the Bush Tabernacle and the Purcellville Library are partnering to host a Scooby Doo movie and trivia night at the Bush Tabernacle Skating Rink at 250 S. Nursery Ave. The trivia game will start at 7:00 p.m. and the movie, Scooby Doo, The Sword and the Scoob, will start at 8:00 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Masks are encouraged and social distancing protocols will be followed.


SCOOBY-DOO MYSTERY WEEKEND AT THE PURCELLVILLE LIBRARY—As part of the town's Celebrate Purcellville festivities, the Purcellville Library is hosting a Scooby-Doo mystery weekend. You can go help Scooby-Doo and the gang find out who is causing trouble at the library. Solve the mystery through escape room activities and a tabletop game.


LIVE MUSIC AT THE PURCELLVILLE PUB—On Saturday, October 9, listen to Dave Mininberg from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Purcellville Pub. 


LIVE MUSIC AND ACTIVITIES IN DILLON’S WOODS—From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 10, join the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for live music and a variety of games and activities in Dillon’s Woods – part of the Fireman’s Field complex. Featured performers include: Rick Reaves Jazz Combo, Ben Demase, Sidetracked, Loudounettes from the Dance Academy of Loudoun, The Retrones, Bach to Rock, and The Darby Brothers. The Purcellville Arts Council will continue their community art project for decorating tiles to create a display. A variety of games will also be set up. Beverages will be sold by American Legion Post 293, and food will be available for purchase. People may also bring their own picnics and come enjoy a fun day in the park. Those who obtained at least 10 stamps in their Celebrate Purcellville Passport and turned it in will be entered into random drawings for prizes that have been donated by businesses that are participating in Celebrate Purcellville. 


Purcellville Tag Sale

In addition to the activities that are part of Celebrate Purcellville, visitors and residents will also be able to enjoy the Purcellville Tag Sale on Saturday, October 9. This separate but complimentary event will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit


Celebrate Purcellville is hosted by the Town of Purcellville and the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and sponsored by the Bank of Clarke County, Bayside Professional Services, Bush Tabernacle, Discover Purcellville, Longhouse Architects, Loudoun County Economic Development, Purcellville Business Association, Valley Energy, and ReLove It.


For more information, visit the Celebrate Purcellville page of the Town website at


The Town of Purcellville, Virginia

“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of over 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for its green initiatives with most recently being the Tree City USA recipient for the 13th year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and is ranked “Safest City” in Virginia in 2020. Once a stop along the W&OD rail line, which has been converted to a multi-use trail from Alexandria, VA to Purcellville, the Town has maintained its historic old-town feel through the restoration and maintenance of its many downtown structures, reflecting the Victorian architecture popular during the early 1900s. Today, Purcellville is the economic hub of western Loudoun County and a popular weekend destination for antiquing, equestrian activities, farmer’s markets, wineries, breweries, distilleries and restaurants. More info at


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