Charlottesville in Fall

As the summer heat starts to fade, Charlottesville turns into a stunning display of color. Spot the bright yellow Ginkgo's leaves around town or head to the Blue Ridge Parkway for every shade of red, yellow, and orange imaginable. Beautiful blues and oranges can also be found gathering outside Scott Stadium as football season commences. Book your stay as the seasonal show unfolds. 


  • UVA Football: Spend an afternoon cheering on the 'Hoos at Scott Stadium with friends and family.
  • Peeping season on the Parkway: Catch the best views of the changing leaves with a drive or hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Liberty Mills Farm: Get lost in Virginia's largest corn maze and pick your own pumpkin just 30 minutes northeast of Charlottesville. 
  • Boar's Head Turkey Trot: A local tradition benefitting UVA Children's Hospital, the 5k winds through the resort and neighborhood for a relaxed morning to move your feet before you eat!
  • Family Day at Foxfield: Wtih special activities in the Children's Tent, the Fall Race is a fun-filled day for all.
  • Trick-or-Treating on the Lawn: Hosted by UVA student organizations and lawn residents, this annual event is free and open to the community.
  • UVA Soccer: Catch a Cavalier Men's or Women's match at Klockner Stadium for an exciting evening of great sport.
  • Birdwood Golf Course: Part of the Boar's Head Resort, the Birdwood course allows non-membership play and is the home of the UVA men's and women's golf teams.

Food and Beverage:

  • Duner's: A Charlottesville classic since 1983, Duner's creates extraodinary seasonal dishes perfect for a special occasion. 
  • Mount Ida Reserve: An easy 20 minute drive from Charlottesville, Mount Ida offers stunning views and grounds plus excellent wine.
  • Tailgate at Alumni Hall: A great option for out-of-town guests to enjoy a tailgate before heading to the game! Food, face painting, and music all in one place.
  • Ivy Provisions: Just off the Rt. 250 bypass, Ivy Provisions has stellar sandwiches perfect for a vineyard picnic. 
  • feast!: Visiting Charlottesville over Thanksgiving and want help with a meal? Order from feast! Their special holiday menu is always excellent and sells out quickly so order your meal early. 
  • Blenheim Vineyards: Sustainability minded, Blenheim has been intentionally deisnged to provide excellent wine in a natural setting with minimal impact to the environment.
  •  Revolutionary Soup: Warm up at Rev Soup with a delicious sandwich or soup like Lamb Curry, Loaded Potato, or Peanut Tofu.
  • Random Row Brewing Co: A true local creation, Random Row is a great place to grab a fresh brewed beer and catch up with friends.