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Inside: GET OUT LOUDOUN Get Out Loudoun is a 10,000 circulation monthly distributed to entertainment, tourism and hospitality venues throughout Loudoun County. For the latest news on the music scene and other community events, go to getoutloudoun.com. CONTRIBUTORS Contributors Renss Green Kara C. Rodriguez Norman K. Styer Patrick Szabo ON THE COVER Photo by Patrick Szabo

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Andrea Howard is expanding Loudoun’s sweet spot with a new chocolate shop in Leesburg.

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Catoctin Creek Distilling it going intergalactic with its new venture with way-out rock band GWAR.

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Downtown Leesburg isn’t just for antiques and lawyers anymore and two retailers who helped make that transition are celebrating their staying power.

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When Leesburg artist Pamela Fong creates with her brushes, American’s veterans are never far from her mind.

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Ion International Training Center Curling Director Eric Johnson prepares to push off the hack, slide toward the hog line and release a 42-pound curling rock during a Saturday night of gameplay.

Finding the New You in the New Year New Year’s resolutions are often about getting healthy. And while your first thought might be dieting, juicing or endless hours at the gym, there are countless other fun and rewarding activities, especially given all the wide-open spaces in Loudoun. Add in a few intriguing new hobbies and you may very well fulfill that resolution to build a “new you” this year. Where to start? Everyone loves a spa of course and Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg and Lansdowne Resort & Spa in Leesburg are the gold standards in Loudoun pampering. But wellness is not limited to massages and steam rooms. Make like a Scandinavian and feel the cold winter wind in your face along Loudoun’s many hiking and biking trails. The W&OD Trail is a timeless cycle path best enjoyed between Hamilton and Purcellville where there are beautiful farm fields around you. The promise of a healthy lunch—try the lacquered salmon with Asian slaw—awaits you at Magnolias at the Mill at the end of the trail. Further west, on the crest of the Blue Ridge above Bluemont, a hike to Bear’s Den Overlook gets the heart racing, as do the west-facing views of Shenandoah Valley. If you enjoy climbing, why not get some extra practice? Summit Ropes in Sterling is the largest indoor ropes course in the U.S., with multiple levels of obstacle, for both kids and adults. Try it and you’ll be scaling Mt. Denali in no time. 4

Back in Leesburg, another unconventional way to get in shape is at ION International Training Center, featuring one of the largest ice rinks on the East Coast. You can free skate or try something new, like curling. Learn the basics of this peculiar sport originating in Scotland in the 16th Century where you slide a large puck on a sheet of ice toward a target. Show promise and the Olympics beckon. All this exercise means you also need rest. A stay at one of Loudoun’s boutique country B&Bs is a wonderful way to rejuvenate body and soul. In Hillsboro, scenic AltaTerra Farm B&B, Hidden View B&B and Hillsborough Winery, Brewery & Vineyard connect to each other via a set of gates, so you can take long hikes on the 60 acres between the properties. Make sure to end up at the winery/brewery to enjoy a craft ale or glass of Ruby Red, soaking up stunning views of the valley below. See, that wasn’t so hard, was it? For more ideas on ways to accomplish your New Year’s resolutions, check out visitloudoun.org For more information, visit visitloudoun.org/getout

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Andrea Howard makes chocolate inside HoneyBee Creamery in Leesburg.

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Leesburg’s New Sweet Spot: Veritas, HoneyBee Creamery BY KARA C. RODRIGUEZ

A Loudoun chocolatier has expanded her local empire to include a new Leesburg location. Andrea Howard and her Veritas Artizen Chocolates now have the larger production space, with their recent opening in the former Hershey’s Shake Shop space at 700 Fieldstone Drive #114, along Battlefield Parkway. It’s the second time in a little over a year that Howard has taken over a former ice cream shop space. After her former Purcellville space went up for sale last year, Howard was on the hunt for a space that she did not need to totally recreate. When Jr’s Soft Serve and Italian Ice went up for sale on Ashburn Road, it was the perfect opportunity. She opened as HoneyBee Creamery, selling Hershey’s and Jack & Jill ice cream, Italian ices, her custom fruit bouquets, and a limited supply of her Veritas Chocolates line. More 6

recently, the Ashburn shop added liquid nitrogen ice cream to its offerings. “Luckily before I left Purcellville, I made 25 to 30 pounds of chocolate, so I didn’t have to make chocolate for a good while. We just kind of kept the ice cream shop going through the winter and really kind of hanging on with the fruit bouquets. That’s a model that seems to be pretty successful. You have the high time in the spring and summer for the ice cream, and in the low season for ice cream you flip and have high seasons of chocolate and fruit bouquets. That’s what got us through the last year really well,” she said. The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic provided an opportunity for some introspection, but Howard quickly pivoted her business model to offer online ordering, curbside pickup, and delivery. “I’m not exaggerating to say there was many a night I’d put a sign on the door, put some ice

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cream in a bag and run down the street to deliver in the 20147 ZIP code,” she said. Community support, and her popular ice cream party packs, were key to survival for her company, she said. As she navigated her businesses throughout the summer, Howard became aware of the exit of the former Hershey’s Shake Shop owners, who were taking their business fully mobile. “We jumped in with some rapid negotiations with the landlord. We signed the lease on Thursday, we were open on Saturday,” Howard. Talks with Hershey’s were just as swift, with Howard signing an agreement to run a Hershey’s Ice Cream program in the shop. “That just means we’re bound to buy their ice cream, but we can do anything else with the shop that we want,” Howard said. And a big need for Howard was the ample production space offered in the shop, almost twice as big as the space in Ashburn, so she can grow her Veritas Chocolates business.

were looking at a truffle that I might do versus something of that of a very high-end chocolate company, theirs might look more polished, pizzazzed. Mine might look more handmade. They’re just two totally different things. “Theirs is good in their way; ours is different because of the chocolate we make. It’s so pure. Seventy percent chocolate is just cacao and sugar; I don’t add soy or stabilizers,” she said. Veritas’ specialties run the gamut from bark to truffles to chocolate covered bacon and chocolate bars. Howard also has a hard time keeping her handmade hot chocolate bombs on the shelves, especially this time of year. Her two biggest holidays of the year are Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day. Going forward, Howard said she plans to keep her HoneyBee Creamery shops in both Ashburn and Leesburg up and running, with Veritas Chocolates offered at both stores. For more information about the businesses, go to veritasartizenchocolate.com or honeybeecreamery.com.

“Adding chocolate is a value add for the shop,” she said. “Our intention is to make it like a craft chocolate production space for people to see [chocolate being made]. We can do mini tours, classes, date nights. It’s much more of an event type of space and a destination than just a shop.” The larger space also offers an educational opportunity for her customers, Howard said, and pointed to local residents’ curiosity and interest in seeing and understanding the process for craft brewing, distilling and winemaking. “We love educating people about chocolate. It’s part of the vision for this space in Leesburg. It’s chocolate production but it’s also going to be educating and teaching people about chocolate, where it comes from, how it’s grown, who are these farmers growing it. Most people love chocolate but don’t even think about it,” she said. It’s the craft nature of Veritas’ chocolate making that makes it unique from larger, international producers. “It’s very, very labor intensive. It’s very hands on. Because of that it sometimes can be a little more rustic, too, because of the craft nature of it. If you JANUARY 2021

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WINERIES 1 50 West Vineyards 39060 John Mosby Highway, Middleburg 50westvineyards.com 2 8 Chains North Winery 38593 Daymont Ln., Waterford, VA 8chainsnorth.com 3 868 Estate Vineyards 14001 Harpers Ferry Rd., Purcellville 868estatevineyards.com 4 The Barns at Hamilton Station 16804 Hamilton Station Rd., Hamilton thebarnsathamiltonstation.com 5 Bleu Frog Vineyards 16413 James Monroe Hwy, Leesburg bleufrogvineyards.com 6 Bluemont Vineyard 18755 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont bluemontvineyard.com 7 Bogati Winery 35246 Harry Byrd Hwy., Round Hill bogatiwinery.com 8 Boxwood Estate Winery 2042 Burrland Rd., Middleburg boxwoodwinery.com

9 Breaux Vineyards 36888 Breaux Vineyards Ln., Hillsboro breauxvineyards.com 10 Bozzo Family Vineyards 35226 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro bozwines.com 11 Cana Vineyards of Middleburg 38600 John Mosby Hwy., Middleburg canavineyards.com 12 Casanel Vineyards 17952 Canby Rd., Leesburg casanelvineyards.com 13 Chrysalis Vineyards 39025 John Mosby Hwy., Aldie chrysaliswine.com 14 Corcoran Vineyards & Cider 14635 Corkys Farm Ln., Waterford corcoranvineyards.com 15 Creek’s Edge Winery 41255 Annas Ln., Lovettsville creeksedgewinery.com 16 Crushed Cellars 37938 Charles Town Pike, Purcellville crushedcellars.com

17 Doukenie Winery 14727 Mountain Rd., Hillsboro doukeniewinery.com 18 Dry Mill Vineyards & Winery 18195 Dry Mill Rd., Leesburg drymillwine.com 19 Fabbioli Cellars 15669 Limestone School Rd., Leesburg fabbioliwines.com 20 Fleetwood Farm Winery 23075 Evergreen Mills Rd., Leesburg fleetwoodfarmwinery.com 21 Forever Farm & Vineyards 15779 Woodgrove Road, Purcellville foreverfarmandvineyard.com 22 Greenhill Winery & Vineyards 23595 Winery Ln., Middleburg greenhillvineyards.com 23 Hidden Brook Winery 43301 Spinks Ferry Rd., Leesburg hiddenbrookwinery.com 24 Hiddencroft Vineyards 12202 Axline Rd., Lovettsville hiddencroftvineyards.com


25 Hunters Run Wine Barn 40325 Charles Town Pike, Hamilton huntersrunwinebarn.com 26 Lost Creek Winery 43285 Spinks Ferry Rd., Leesburg lostcreekwinery.com 27 Maggie Malick Wine Caves 12138 Harpers Ferry Rd., Hillsboro maggiemalickwinecaves.com 28 Otium Cellars 18050 Tranquility Rd., Purcellville otiumcellars.com 29 Stone Tower Winery 19925 Hogback Mountain Rd., L’burg stonetowerwinery.com 30 Stonehouse Meadery 36580 Shoemaker School Rd., Purcellville stonehousemeadery.com

31 Sunset Hills Vineyard 38295 Fremont Overlook Ln, Purcellville sunsethillsvineyard.com 32 Tarara Winery 13648 Tarara Ln, Leesburg tarara.com 33 Terra Nebulo 39892 Old Wheatland Rd., Waterford terranebulo.com 34 Two Twisted Posts Winery 12944 Harpers Ferry Rd., Hillsboro twotwistedposts.com 35 Village Winery 40405 Browns Lane, Waterford villagewineryandvineyards.com 36 Willowcroft Farm Vineyards 38906 Mount Gilead Rd., Leesburg willowcroftwine.com

1 Adroit Theory Brewing 404 Browning Ct., Purcellville adroit-theory.com 2 B Chord Brewing Company 34266 Williams Gap Rd., Round Hill bchordbrewing.com 3 Barnhouse Brewery 43271 Spinks Ferry Rd., Leesburg barnhousebrewery.com 4 Bear Chase Brewing 33665 Bear Chase Ln., Bluemont bearchasebrew.com 5 Belly Love Brewing Company 725 E. Main St., Purcellville bellylovebrewing.com 6 Beltway Brewing Company 22620 Davis Dr. Ste 110, Sterling beltwaybrewco.com 7 Black Hoof Brewing Company 11 South King St., Leesburg blackhoofbrewing.com 8 Black Walnut Brewery 210 S. King St., Leesburg blackwalnutbrewery.com 9 Crooked Run Brewing Central 22455 Davis Dr., Sterling crookedrunbrewing.com 10 Crooked Run Brewing Market Station, Leesburg crookedrunbrewing.com

11 Dirt Farm Brewing 18701 Foggy Bottom Rd., Bluemont dirtfarmbrewing.com 12 Dog Money Rest. & Brewery 50 Catoctin Circle NE, Leesburg dogmoney.squarespace.com 13 Dynasty Brewing Company 21140 Ashburn Crossing Drive, Ashburn 101 Loudoun St, SE, Leesburg dynastybrewing.com 14 Harper’s Ferry Brewing 37412 Adventure Ctr. Lane, Hillsboro harpersferrybrewing.com 15 Harvest Gap Brewery 15485 Purcellville Road, Hillsboro facebook.com/HarvestGap 16 House 6 Brewing 4427 Atwater Dr., Ashburn house6brewing.com 17 Lost Rhino Brewing Company 21730 Red Rum Rd. #142, Ashburn lostrhino.com 18 Loudoun Brewing Company 310 E. Market St., Leesburg loudounbrewing.com 19 Ocelot Brewing Company 23600 Overland Dr., #180, Dulles ocelotbrewing.com 20 Old 690 Brewing Company 15670 Ashbury Church Rd., Hillsboro old690.com

37 The Wine Reserve at Waterford 38516 Charles Town Pike, Waterford waterfordwinereserve.com 38 Walsh Family Wine 16031 Hillsboro Rd., Purcellville northgatevineyard.com 39 Winery 32 15066 Limestone School Rd., Leesburg winery32.com 40 Zephaniah Farm Vineyard 19381 Dunlop Mill Rd., Leesburg zephwine.com

BREWERIES 21 Old Ox Brewery 44652 Guilford Dr., Ste 114, Ashburn oldoxbrewery.com 22 Old Ox Brewery Middleburg 14 S Madison St, Middleburg, VA 23 Phase 2 Brewing 19382 Diamond Lake Dr, Lansdowne Phase2Brewing.com 24 Rocket Frog Brewing Company 22560 Glenn Dr. #103, Sterling rocketfrogbeer.com 25 Solace Brewing Company 42615 Trade West Dr., Sterling solacebrewing.com 26 Sweetwater Tavern 45980 Waterview Plaza, Sterling greatamericanrestaurants.com 27 The Craft of Brewing 21140 Ashburn Crossing Dr., Ashburn thecraftob.com 28 Twinpanzee Brewing Co. 101 Executive Dr., Sterling twinpanzee.com 29 Vanish Farmwoods Brewery 42245 Black Hops Ln., Lucketts vanishbeer.com 30 Wheatland Springs Farm 38454 John Wolford Rd., Waterford

BREWERIES & WINERIES 1 Hillsborough Brewery & Vineyards 36716 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro hillsboroughwine.com

2 Notaviva Craft Fermentations 13274 Sagle Rd., Hillsboro notavivavineyards.com

3 Quattro Goomba’s Brewery & Winery 22860 James Monroe Hwy., Aldie goombawine.com


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Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. Co-owner Becky Harris, GWAR drummer Jizmak Da Gusha, and Distillery Co-owner Scott Harris recently met to create the Ragnarök Rye whiskey.

Out of This World Whiskey Catoctin Creek Distilling Puts GWAR in a Bottle BY PATRICK SZABO

Whiskey drinkers will soon have a new tasting to try—one made from the blood of an intergalactic shock rock band’s members and melted Antarctic ice, as the legend goes. Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. has partnered with the Richmond-based shock-rock band GWAR to create the 92-proof Ragnarök Rye whiskey. The whiskey, which is aged in charred new white oak, sugar maple and cherrywood, will be launched in February. Distillery Co-owner Becky Harris said she’s aiming to release 100 bottles initially. Ragnarök Rye absorbs the over-to-top, intergalactic origin story of the band, which is known for its grotesque costumes and sciencefiction themed mythology. In the legend, GWAR 10

was formed “eons ago” when its members were banished from their home planet for each being an “intergalactic screw-up.” They descended to Earth as passengers on a flaming comet that

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plowed into Antarctica, leaving them frozen in time for centuries until the hairspray used by ’80s glam-rockers like Ratt, Poison and Mötley Crüe punched a hole in the ozone layer, which led to climate change, melted the ice and freed GWAR. Those events were recorded as the tale of Ragnarök, or the end of days. Harris said the whiskey is one of the first creations her team has made by focusing on added flavor from wood. She said the highquality whiskey should “speak to Virginia”—not only through taste, but through partnering with a band full of out-of-this-world whiskey enthusiasts and, according to Harris, are “lovely people and terrifying intergalactic aliens.” Lead vocalist Berserker Blothar said he and his bandmates know and appreciate good whiskey and like to drink a lot of it, which is evident by their practice of beer bonging bottles of Jack Daniels. Blothar said he likes his whiskey to come straight from the woods and “make you go blind.” When asked whether GWAR would be drinking Ragnarök Rye before and during shows—once live shows become a thing again—Blothar said, “I can’t imagine that we wouldn’t.” Already, Catoctin Creek has received a tremendous amount of interest from GWAR fans and whiskey drinkers nationwide, Harris said. To kick off the project, drummer Jizmak Da Gusha and rhythm guitarist BalSac the Jaws of Death met with the Catoctin Creek team in Purcellville. Distillery Co-owner Scott Harris said the band members’ visit was “a little stressful.” “We had to constantly keep an eye on them to keep them from breaking stuff, and they even tried to eat our dog, Otto,” he said. “The only way we could get them to leave was to agree to bottle their whisky for them.” The Harrises build on the band’s legend with the tale that distillery members conducted experiments by aging GWAR’s blood in barrels made from the wood scorched by the comet’s blast and watering the mash bill with the melted

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Antarctic ice. GWAR band members then hurled the whiskey barrels into the moon’s orbit, which caused contractions as the barrels spun under the influence of the coldness of space and the heat of the sun. The end result was Ragnarök Rye. Becky Harris said the process of creating that whiskey, and all of the distillery’s other whiskeys, is similar to creating music, as both products are for people to take in, either by sipping or listening. “It’s storytelling. It’s a different kind of storytelling, but ultimately you’re trying to take people on a journey,” she said. GWAR has collaborated with other craft beverage makers, like James River Distillery to create the Arctic Snow GWAR Vodka and a few GWAR-themed beers with Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, FL. Aside from partnering with Catoctin Creek, GWAR has two goals: to conquer Earth, and to perform for their “really passionate and engaged fanbase,” as Becky Harris put it. And it’s one of those shows that Becky Harris said she hopes to attend one day, adding that she has been warned to bring an umbrella; GWAR fans typically leave shows soaked in fake blood. When asked if that fake blood could sometimes be substituted, or supplemented, by Ragnarök Rye when it’s released, Blothar said, noted that bottles will sell for $99. “At that price, I don’t know. I think I’ll be wearing it as perfume.” Blothar said GWAR plans to be back at Catoctin Creek at some point to celebrate the whiskey’s launch. Learn more about Ragnarök Rye at catoctincreek.com. Learn more about GWAR at gwar.net.

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DESTINATIONS Below: Frank and Anita Henry, left, pose with daughter Tanya and her fiancé Jarryd during the Nov. 22 celebration of Rouge Boutique and Spa’s 18th anniversary.

Above: From right, Eyetopia founder Paige Buscema poses with optician Christina Dugard and manager Nancy Helmke during the 18th anniversary celebration of the downtown Leesburg business.

Pioneering Downtown Retailers Mark Anniversaries Two decades ago, Leesburg’s historic district was best known for its antique stores and lawyers offices. Today many of those spaces have been converted to eateries, breweries, fashion stores and gift shops—a blend that has brought both added foot traffic and an bustling nightlife to the historic district. Two shops that helped spark that retail renaissance celebrated twin anniversaries last month, both marked 18 years in business. When Anita and Frank Henry opened Rouge Boutique and Spa on South King in 2002, they were the new kids on a block occupied by some of the town’s longest standing retailers. Today, only local favorite China King restaruant, has been in operation longer. In addition to a full line of bath and beauty products and spa treatments, Anita’s training as a perfumist allows her to offer pure custom fragrances to her clients. Providing customization for everything from body butter, 12

sugar scrubs, lotions, serums, bath fizzies, shave oils sets Rouge apart from other boutiques and make the business a regional destination. Around the corner on East Loudoun Street, Paige Buscema and her team at have been converting area residents to fashion plates with the choice of bold eyeware tailored as much to their facial features and personality as to the strength of their eyesight. A professional optician for 30 years, Buscema launched Eyetopia in 2002 in a shop on West Loudoun Street and soon moved to a larger space at her current location. Today, the boutique offers an extensive inventory of optical products as well as items of personal style, and gifts. Rouge Spa, 17 S. King St. rougespa.com Eyetopia 223 E. Market St. eyetopiainc.com

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Pamela Fong at work in her studio.

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Painting with a Purpose Artist Gives Back to Homeless Veterans For the past seven years, artist Pamela Fong has worked with the Leesburg-based Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes to provide financial aid and other support to disabled veterans in need. Each year, she works with Coalition President and CEO David W. Walker to get a list of veterans living in area group homes. She uses a portion of the funds from the sale of her paintings to purchase gifts for them during the holidays. She focuses her efforts on gifting homeless veterans who were attempting to find employment, develop social skills and transition to civilian life. As business slowed during the pandemic, she stepped up her efforts, donating 100% of the proceeds of her paintings sold at Black Shutter Antiques in downtown Leesburg. “These veterans, who have given so much to protect each of us and serve our country, deserve our gratitude always and need to be reminded that they are never forgotten,” she JANUARY 2021

said. “This is just my effort to ensure they know they are not forgotten and are loved, especially at the holidays.” Fong has a special place in her heart for veterans. Her father was an Army battlefield doctor in War World II in the European campaign. Her husband is a West Point graduate and retired U.S. Army veteran. They have sons in the military, serving in the Army and Air Force, and her father-in-law is retired Air Force. The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes is dedicated to providing severely wounded veterans of the global war on terror with the financial assistance and support programs they need to rebuild their lives and restore their hopes for achieving their greatest potential. Learn more at saluteheroes.org. View Fong’s artwork, at Black Shutter Antiques, 1 Loudoun St. in downtown Leesburg.

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION It’s the Cabin Fever Film Festival Park City has Sundance. France has Cannes. In Loudoun, the best filmmakers shine at the Cabin Fever Film Festival.

1.8 CHRISTIAN LOPEZ Tally Ho Theater Friday, Jan. 8, 7 p.m. (Doors) tallyhotheater.com The indie troubadour brings his brand of alt. folk county rock to the Tally Ho for a fully seated, socially distanced show.

Regional filmmakers are invited to submit films and home movies for consideration. The festival highlights local tales and talent films, student productions, and vintage home movies, with emphasis on films made in Purcellville or by residents in the Purcellville area. The selected films will be shown Friday, Jan. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 23 from 10-11:30 a.m. or 12:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., depending on the final number of entries.

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This year, the top short and feature-length films will be shown Jan. 22-23 at the Franklin Park Arts Center near Purcellville. In its fourth year, the event is sponsored by Franklin Park Visual and Performing Arts Center and Town of Purcellville Arts Council.

Admission will be $5 for either day. Seating will be limited and advance purchase is required. If public health conditions at the time don’t allow for an in-person event, the festival will be postponed and may be held outdoors at a later date. For tickets and updates, go to franklinparkartscenter.org.

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FORDS FISH SHACK Consistently voted Loudoun residents’ favorite place for seafood, Ford’s offers fresh seafood in a family-dining atmosphere at three locations, as well as a catering arm and a food truck operation. Ashburn-44260 Ice Rink Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147 (571) 918-4092 • fordsfishshack.com Lansdowne-19308 Promenade Dr., Leesburg, VA 20176 (571) 333-1301 • fordsfishshack.com South Riding 25031 Riding Plaza, Chantilly, VA 20152 (703) 542-7520 • fordsfishshack.com

SPANKY’S SHENANIGANS Known as one of the Loudoun’s favorite bars, Spanky’s Shenanigans is a popular destination from its morning breakfast menu to its ample roster of live music performers. 538 E Market St, Leesburg, VA 20176 (703) 777-2454 • spankyspub.com

LIGHTFOOT RESTAURANT Inside an historic bank building in downtown Leesburg, the Zagat-rated Lightfoot provides both a fine-dining experience and a gathering place for locals. Executive Chef Ingrid Gustavson serves up American cuisine with southern and ethnic accents. 11 North King Street Leesburg, VA 20176 703-771-2233 • lightfootrestaurant.com

TUSCARORA MILL Known by locals as Tuskies, the restaurant is located inside a restored 19th century grain mill in Leesburg’s historic district. Offering everything from locally sourced fine dining to a casual bar experience, it’s been a dining destination for more than three decades. 203 Harrison St SE, Leesburg, VA 20175 (703) 771-9300 • tuskies.com

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