PURCELLVILLE, Va. – September 26, 2022 — Join the Town of Purcellville and the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for the second annual Celebrate Purcellville, a week-long, town-wide event from October 3 – 9, 2022. Use your Celebrate Purcellville passport to visit more than 40 businesses and organizations in town, go on a town-wide scavenger hunt, try geocaching, 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 3 - 9
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 30, the Celebrate Purcellville Passport will be available at Town Hall (221 S. Nursery Ave) and the Purcellville Library (220 E. Main Street). The passport may also be downloaded here: https://purcellvilleva.gov/celebrate-purcellville. Passports with a minimum of 20 stamps can be turned in from noon to 1 p.m. during the Celebrate Purcellville finale at Dillon’s Woods on October 9 for a chance to win prizes that have been donated by participating businesses and organizations. The grand prize is $500 donated by Sengpiehl Insurance Group. Winners will be announced at the finale on Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m. in Dillon’s Woods. You must be present to win.
SCAVENGER HUNT—There will be 10 painted horseshoes placed around town. Each horseshoe has a code written on the back. Use the Scavenger Hunt page in the Celebrate Purcellville Passport to get the clues, and when you find each horseshoe, to write the code in the passport. If you get 5 or more codes, you can tear this page out of the passport and drop it in the special bin from noon to 1 p.m. on October 9 during the Celebrate Purcellville finale for a chance to win a prize. You must be there to win.
GEOCACHING—For Celebrate Purcellville, we are introducing three new geocache locations.
Celebrate Purcellville Finale on October 9
LIVE MUSIC, PRIZES, AND ACTIVITIES IN DILLON’S WOODS—From noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, join the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board for live music and a variety of games and activities in Dillon’s Woods. Performers include: Ben Demase, The Retrones, the Loudounettes from the Dance Academy of Loudoun, Justin Trawick and the Common Good, and Chris Timbers. 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 20 stamps in their Celebrate Purcellville passports and/or at least 5 codes from the scavenger hunt may turn them in between noon and 1 p.m. for a chance to win prizes donated by participating businesses and organizations. The prize drawings will be at 2 p.m. and you have to be there to win! Those who come to the finale will also be able to take a piece of history as a limited number of boards from the floor of the Bush Tabernacle will be given away (limit one per person). Dillon’s Woods is part of the Fireman’s Field Complex at 250 South Nursery Avenue Purcellville, VA 20132.
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 8. This separate but complimentary event will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.purcellvillevatagsale.com.
Celebrate Purcellville is hosted by the Town of Purcellville and the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and sponsored by Sengpiehl Insurance Group, Costello’s Ace Hardware, Purcellville Business Association, Virginia Citizens Armory, KP3, 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.