A Spring Tradition Jumps to New Home: Morven Park Welcomes Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point

For more than 50 years, spectators have lined the picturesque lane at Oatlands on the second Sunday in April for the Loudoun Hunt’s annual point-to point races. The event is a cherished tradition, one of the county’s best-loved social events and an important fundraiser for the hunt. But COVID is shaking things up for the races in a big way. After a first-ever cancellation in 2020, this year’s 54th running will happen at a new location for the first time.

Pandemic Pivot: The Duskwhales Adjust to Studio Life

The Duskwhales spent much of 2019 recording and promoting their latest EP, the glam-rock-inspired “Take It Back.” In addition to the Northern Virginia brewery circuit, they were regular fixtures at venues like Jammin’ Java in Fairfax, Gypsy Sally’s in DC, and Quincy’s in Gaithersburg. Their last show in Loudoun County was alongside My Kid Brother at the Tally Ho Theatre that June.

Step into Loudoun’s Artscape

Gorgeous green hills, stone-fenced country lanes, farm fields dotted with red barns bathed in ethereal light—much of Loudoun looks like an oil painting, so it’s no small wonder so many artists have made the county their home. Increasingly, Loudoun businesses—galleries, parks, restaurants, even office buildings—are also showcasing and promoting that work, adding to the creative energy.