Downtown Lynchburg is a magical place, and that magic becomes more real every fall as the leaves change, the weather cools, and the pumpkins come out to play. This fall we have some exciting things happening in our city, from cinnamon rolls to empowered women, and we can’t wait to share them with you! Follow along to see some of what downtown has to offer this season.
Are You Ready to Cinn?
Cinn City has a special treat in store this fall and it’s called The Lumberjack. A warm and gooey cinnamon roll topped with maple frosting, cinnamon apples, cinnamon drizzle, and bacon- WOW! If your sweet tooth is asking for a little more, try swapping the bacon for pecans and the changing the drizzle to caramel. Trust us- either way you get it, it’s simply delicious. You’ll want to go back for seconds!
Strike a Pose.
We can’t help but run out and take a few pictures in the beautiful autumn aurora. If you’re heading out with us, be sure to check out these Instagramable spots!
Donna Park on Church Street! This beauty is still a little new around here. It’s a miniature green space in our urban area, filled with seating, shade, and colorful backgrounds- sure to make everyone stop and snap a quick pic. (map)
Jefferson Street is filled with great photo spots! From the skyline steps by The Glass House, to the greenery below the Bluffwalk, and even at Waterstone’s beer garden - you’ll definitely be to find a background you’re looking for!
Riverfront Park, also right off Jefferson Street! Feel the bustle of the city, the serenity of nature, and the beauty of your photos. (map)
Lynchburg Camera Shop, also known as the White Wall, on Main Street. But really, there are so many beautifully textured white walls throughout Downtown if you’re wanting a strong background - just check out the photo above! (map)
Monument Terrace is an oldie but a goodie. Stand by the fountain, sit on the steps, or stroll through the rose garden halfway to the top. However you decide to enjoy the steps, you’re guaranteed to get a stunning snapshot! (map)
raise a glass to Oktoberfest.
Our friends at The Water Dog are this year’s gracious host for Lynchburg’s Oktoberfest! It’s happening THIS Saturday, October 5! Expect lots of beer, cider, food, and costumes (Yes, we want you to dress up! And there may or may not be a prize for the best dressed *wink wink*). There will also be a real German band, The Dundies, hammerschalgen, giant Jenga, a boujee beer garden, and more! And make sure to grab your souvenir stein before you leave- this is a night you won’t want to forget. Grab your ticket here!
TIME TO GET TOASTY.
Fall is the perfect time to grab a cocktail and cozy on up to a fire, right? Well, you are in luck! The Skyline Grill has launched FIVE new fall-inspired drinks including Fall Foliage (pictured)topped with a burnt orange peel, Old Timber, and Apple Harvest Martini.
On Sundays, We Brunch.
We’re all about supporting local artists, good causes, and tasty mimosas, and at this year’s Makers Brunch, we can just that! This annual event hosted by Riverviews Artspace features local art and handmade goods for sale, along with mimosas, breakfast beer cocktails, food vendors, and children’s activities. You can even get ahead on your- dare we say it-Christmas shopping. Each ticket purchased will go towards Miriam’s House, a local nonprofit working to end homelessness. With all these goods, who wouldn’t want to make a morning of it?!
(Pumpkin) Spice It Up!
Lynchburg is somewhat of a Coffee Central to many locals. With what feels like a new shop on each block, it can be overwhelming to discover what’s in the area. We made your job easier by taking it upon ourselves to visit each coffee shop downtown and try their fall menu items (Such a burden, we know. You’re so welcome for taking one for the team). We found our favorites, and now we want to share them with you! Find all the details of our downtown coffee tour here!
Who Run the World?
GIRLS! Beyoncé knows what’s up, and so does The Hip Tulip! This adorable flower shop sells all the florals you could need, as well as candles, cards, and other local goods. Not only is the shop a great (and new!) edition to downtown, but they are also partnering with Lynchburg Ladies to host a female-focused event on Friday, November 8th at 6:30 pm. Expect coffee, desserts, floral arrangements, and vendors from other women-owned businesses. Grab your best friend, your mom, or another #LadyBoss and get your tickets now!
Pumpkins and Yams and Squash-Oh My!
Head to the Lynchburg Community Market this fall to enjoy local produce! Find all your fall favorites and take them home to try some tasty new treats, whether that’s making pumpkin waffles, garlic butter sweet potatoes, or maple-glazed butternut squash. Whatever you choose to buy and make, just be sure to post a pic on Instagram and tag us at @DowntownLynchburg and @LynchburgCommunityMarket so that we can see all your local fall goodness!
Thanks for exploring all of the downtown adventures Lynchburg has to offer this season. Find other events on our Calendar and keep an eye out for a very SPOOKY blog coming soon!
Now that we’ve told you what we’re up to, we want to see what you’re doing, so remember to tag us social media @DowntownLynchburg so that we can comment, like and share your downtown moments. See you around!