Over 50 local farms will open their doors to the public for tours this weekend, Oct. 15 and 16. Now for the first time, tour-goers can use the new Loudoun County Farm Tour app for a more personalized experience.
The app was designed by Param Solutions for Apple and Android phones and allows users to customize their experience.
The app allows residents to pick the farms or vineyards based on whether a farm or vineyard is kid-friendly, pet-friendly or if there are dining options, etc.
The app also allows for distance-based filters and has an in-app navigation feature, according to Srikanth Kurkal, Param’s managing partner.
“The Fall Farm Tour also features special events that showcase specific attractions to the visitors. The app can guide users with information to these special events as well,” Kurkal said.
The app also informs users if a venue changes hours or closes, so tour-goers always have access to the most updated information.
After the upcoming weekend tours are over, the app will be updated to be used as a holiday products buying guide, Spring Farm Tour and more, according to the County’s Department of Economic Development.