6 Ways to Enjoy Downtown This Fall

Downtown Lynchburg’s vibrant culture gets more exciting each fall! With so many options for food and fun, it can be a little overwhelming. So we put together a list of 6 must-do things in Lynchburg this fall. You won’t to miss out on these!


1. Treat Yo’ Self

Mark your calendars for Oct. 10, because Mrs. Joy’s Absolutely Fabulous Treats is debuting a new pumpkin cookie! How cute are they?!? Rumor has it, there may be some unicorn pumpkin cookies in the mix, too.

You can also get your pumpkin fix at Cafe Bliss with more pumpkin pie, pumpkin bars and pumpkin coffee.


2. Not Your Average (Cup of) Jo

Dublin 3 Coffeehouse knows we all love a good PSL, but have you tried their MSL (maple spice latte)? It’s everything you love about classic fall flavors, but with a sweet and nutty twist. And if you can’t decide which on you want, just get them both- ask for a Pumpkin Maple Latte. Trust us, you won’t regret it. Or try another one of their fall drinks, like the caramel apple cider or ginger and honey cappuccino.

But if you’re really set on finding that PSL, be sure to check out The White Hart Cafe. This Lynchburg staple never disappoints, and their lattes really live up to the hype!


3. Oktoberfest

Come celebrate one of Lynchburg's favorite traditions at Main St. Eatery’s Oktoberfest! From now until November 17 you can find everyone’s favorite German food and brews, including Bavarian beer cheese dip, schnitzel, and Spatenbräu (the official Oktoberfest Beer). Stop by after work or make a night out of it! However you do it, you don’t want to miss this seasonal highlight! Schedule your reservation here.


4. Lynchstock Music Festival

Grab some friends and head to Riverfront Park for the Lynchstock Music Festival! This year marks the 6th annual festival on Saturday, Oct. 20, and with tickets starting at just $15 why wouldn’t you want to be there? Hear from artists like Dr. Dogg, Vacation Manor, Beatnik Sound and Great Health. Get your tickets now.

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5. Hike ‘N Bike

Escape city-life for a few hours and trek one of Downtown Lynchburg’s nature trails. Take a stroll on the Riverwalk trail that runs along Jefferson Street and follow along as it crosses the James River to Percival’s Isle, with great spots for picnics and exploring. While you’re down there, be sure to take a picture with the iconic “LOVE” sign!

Boots NOT made for walking? Rent a bike from Bikes Unlimited and head west on the Blackwater Creek Trail! With connections to Point of Honor and Kemper Street Station, it’s a hub for runners, bikers, and walkers to explore the natural side of town. Plan your trail adventure today.


6. Harvest Festival

Celebrate the beginning of fall with with a visit to the Lynchburg Community Market’s Harvest Festival! It’s happening on Saturday, Oct. 27, and it’ll feature free kids activities from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., including face and pumpkin painting, and a Locavore cook-off from 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. For only $5 you can sample each dish and vote for a winner. All the regular restaurants and booths will be open, including Grains of Sense, Lorraine Bakery and Philippine Delight. Plan your Saturday visit.