Photos: Agritourist draw

At Wit’s End Farm in Amissville, Dave Shiff presses cider for a crowd of apple enthusiasts, and student Lauren Hammer gives a youngster a pony ride at Belle Meade Farm in Sperryville during last weekend’s Rappahannock County Farm Tour & Festival. The annual event, by all accounts, was a resounding success, with more than 200 walk-ins at the county visitors center (where a typical weekend’s attendance is closer to 50), 400-plus at the festival’s artisan market at Avon Hall, full B&Bs around the county and actual lines of waiting-to-pay customers at local cash registers, according to several shop owners.

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