PURCELLVILLE, Va. – September 15, 2023 — Join the Town of Purcellville and the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for the Town’s third annual Celebrate Purcellville, a week-long, town-wide event from October 2 – 8, 2023. Use your Celebrate Purcellville Passport to visit more than 50 businesses and organizations in town, go on a town-wide scavenger hunt, enjoy a nature trivia walk and a storybook trail walk, attend special events that are part of the week-long celebration, and join in the Celebrate Purcellville finale for live music, activities, and a chance to win prizes. Get more information and a list of the participating businesses and organizations on the Celebrate Purcellville page on the Town website at: https://purcellvilleva.gov/celebrate-purcellville.
Celebrate Purcellville Activities from October 2 - 8
CELEBRATE PURCELLVILLE PASSPORT —The Celebrate Purcellville Passport will include a list of the businesses and organizations that are participating in the week-long event. Beginning September 29, the Celebrate Purcellville Passport will be available at Town Hall (221 S. Nursery Ave), the Bush Tabernacle (250 S. Nursery Ave.), and the Purcellville Library (220 E. Main Street). The passport may also be downloaded from the Celebrate Purcellville page of the Town’s website. Passports with at least 20 Celebrate Purcellville stickers from participating businesses and organizations will have a chance to win prizes. Those with at least 6 codes from the town-wide scavenger hunt and at least 6 answers from the nature trivia walk will also have a chance to win prizes. Winners will be announced at the finale on Sunday, October 8 at 4 p.m. in Dillon’s Woods. You must be present to win. Prizes have been donated by participating businesses and organizations.
SPECIAL ACTIVITIES—Below are special activities that are happening as part of Celebrate Purcellville. Be sure to stop by any of these to get a sticker in your Celebrate Purcellville Passport:
- October 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. - Coffee with a Cop at bkd Bagels (130 Purcellville Gateway Drive); part of National Coffee with a Cop Day
- October 4 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. - Purcellville Arts Council Fiber Art Show reception at Purcellville Town Hall with a talk about the History of Quilting in Loudoun featuring Priscilla Godfrey and a chance to meet artists from the Waterford Quilters Guild and the Fiber Arts Guild of the Blue Ridge
- October 7 from 2 to 5 p.m. - Purcellville Garden Club Small Standard Flower Show with Juried Floral Designs and Horticulture exhibits at the Purcellville Train Station
- October 7 from 7 to 10 p.m. - Adult skate night at the Bush Tabernacle (admission $10 in advance and $15 at the door)
The Purcellville Tag Sale, a separate but complementary event, will be held October 7 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Get more information about this town-wide event at www.PurcellvilleVaTagSale.com. Additionally, the Purcellville Library will be celebrating their 85th birthday on October 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by for a book sale, birthday cake, live music, balloon art, and other fun activities.
SCAVENGER HUNTS—The Celebrate Purcellville Passport will include three week-long activities that will highlight nature, history, and culture in town. This section of the passport may be turned in at the Celebrate Purcellville Finale for a chance to win prizes too.
- Town-wide scavenger hunt - use the clues in the passport to find locations all over town and write the code for each location in the passport; get at least 6 of the codes to qualify for a chance to win prizes
- Nature trivia walk - Walk the Chapman DeMary Trail and find the markers with nature trivia questions and write your answers in the passport; get at least 6 of the answers to qualify for a chance to win prizes
- Storybook trails at the Suzanne R. Kane Nature Preserve – Walk the path at the preserve and enjoy reading a story on boards displayed along the way
Celebrate Purcellville Finale on October 8
From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, come to Dillon’s Woods for the finale of Celebrate Purcellville with live music, fun activities, special recognitions, food, drink, and shopping. People who got at least 20 stickers in their Celebrate Purcellville Passports and/or at least 6 codes from the scavenger hunt and 6 answers from the nature trivia walk may turn them in between noon and 3 p.m. for a chance to win prizes donated by participating businesses and organizations. The prize drawings will be at 4 p.m. and you must be there to win! Get the schedule for the finale online at https://purcellvilleva.gov/celebrate-purcellville.
Celebrate Purcellville is co-hosted by the Town of Purcellville and the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and sponsored by Huck & Company Automotive Studio, Guidepost Montessori, CaseCo, Merit Restorations, Northern Virginia Orthodontics, Purcellville Business Association, Sengpiehl Insurance Group, Darrell’s Barber Shop, Valley Energy, Kaizen MMA of Purcellville, The Bush Tabernacle, and OHM Productions.
For more information, visit the Celebrate Purcellville page of the Town website at https://purcellvilleva.gov/celebrate-purcellville.
The Town of Purcellville, Virginia
“Purcellville-your small Town, where history and progress intersect and people prosper,” is an award-winning town of approximately 10,000 residents located in Loudoun County, approximately 50 miles west of Washington, DC. Having received the 2021 Virginia Municipal League Innovation Award for Environmental Sustainability and in years past, the prestigious Siemens Sustainability Award for Small Communities, Purcellville continues to be honored for innovation and green initiatives. The Town most recently received the Tree City USA Award for the 14th consecutive year. The Town was reaffirmed as a AAA rated community by S&P Global Ratings, the highest credit rating possible, and was 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 www.purcellvilleva.gov.