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Upcoming Events


Canning Basics 
Saturday, August 25th
1 pm to 3 pm 
$10/per participant

Is your brine divine? It's time to start preserving the season's harvest from cucumbers to berries! Join us in August, as chef Katie shares her tips and tricks for making the perfect berry jam, pickles and salsa. You'll then also learn how to preserve these tasty summer treats safely and effectively in mason jars, to enjoy year round. RSVP via Eventbrite


Fall Harvest Days at Ayrshire Farm®
October 6th & 7th
10 am to 4 pm 

Join us for Ayrshire Farms 2018 Heritage Breeds Festival! This Family-friendly event will include hayrides, demonstrations, games, meat tastings, music, and more! Free RSVP requested via Eventbrite.

Saturday, October 6th 

All Day!

Farm Partner Livestock Exhibits 
Lincoln Long Wool 
Tunis and Cotswold
Silver Fox
Red Poll
Kathadin
Randall Linebacks
Mule Foot
Merino
Highland White Park
Large Black
Belted Galloway  

9:30 am
Gates open for Ayrshire Farm 5K participants. 

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Face Painting with Monica & Kid's Activities

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Danimal the Stilt Walker

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Live Music with Furnace Mountain Band (Bluegrass)

Local tastings with: Mt. Defiance Cidery, Wild Hare Cidery, Winchester Cider Works, Lost Rhino Brewing Co.

4:00 pm 
Gates Close

Sunday, October 7th

All Day!
Farm Partner Livestock Exhibits 
Lincoln Long Wool 
Tunis and Cotswold
Silver Fox
Red Poll
Kathadin
Randall Linebacks
Mule Foot
Merino
Highland White Park
Large Black
Belted Galloway  

10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Face Painting with Monica & Kid's Activities

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Live Music with Old Town Tradition (Bluegrass)

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Danimal the Stilt Walker

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Local tastings with: Mt. Defiance Cidery, Wild Hare Cidery, Winchester Cider Works

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Live Music with King Street Bluegrass

4:00 pm
Gates Close 

Additional activities TBA. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates facebook.com/gentleharvest  

Heritage Breeds Festival 5K at Ayrshire Farm® 
October 6th 
Packet Pickup Starts 9:30 AM
Race Starts 10:30 AM


Come and be part of the 1st Annual Ayrshire Farm Heritage Breeds Festival 5K!  Not only will you be able to run through one of northern Virginia's most beautiful heritage breed farms, but you can stay and enjoy the family-friendly demonstrations, hayrides, games, music and meat tastings! The grounds will open at 9:30 am for race participants to pick up packets. Please arrive early if you wish to register for the race on the day of. Note that participants registering after September 17th are not guaranteed a t-shirt and same day entries will pay 35.00. 5k registration now-open on active.com.