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August, 2018

Events in Nelson County May 17 through May 23

 

 

Through May

Pick Your Own Strawberries at Seaman’s Orchard. Monday through Friday 8AM to 7PM, Saturday 8AM to 4PM, and Sunday 12:30PM to 5PM. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains along with sweet fresh strawberries! We have pick-your-own and pre-picked upon request. We offer containers to use when picking or you may bring your own. Sold by the pound if you pick them and by the quart if they are pre-picked. We ask that you call ahead to reserve pre-picked. For updated picking information, availability and to reserve your pre-picked berries call 434-277-8130. Growing the finest apples, blueberries, cherries, pumpkins, and strawberries for generations in Nelson County, Virginia.  415 Dark Hollow Road, Roseland, VA, 22967. www.seamansorchard.com

 

Through May

Critzer Family Farm Open for the Season Open Monday - Saturday 8AM to 6PM. Closed Sunday.  Strawberries are in!! Specials on flowers and hanging baskets. Also available: fresh vegetables, plants for your vegetable garden, and jams and jellies. Don't forget the Homemade Ice Cream! Field Trips, Birthday Parties, Quality Family Time, Church Outings. Please call us at least 1 week prior to any event involving more than 10 children that you want to have at the farm.  This allows us to better accommodate you. 9388 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920. Call 540-241-3305 to get the latest picking conditions and farm updates.   https://critzerfamilyfarm.com/?fbclid=IwAR0To5c6m6qhiPfqF7nvRMQVq-aOByH0oGUvK_5DWJBC1MVVRNKWbY7-JjM

 

May 17

Full Nelson Friday Live Music at Blue Mountain Brewery. 6PM to 8PM every Friday at the Afton Brewpub! May 17 The Power Trio. 540-456-8020. www.bluemountainbrewery.com   9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920.

 

May 17

Friday Cheers at Blue Mountain Barrel House. Live music outside every Friday 6PM to 8PM. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy panoramic mountain views. Our food truck will also be open. May 17 Jen Tal and the Huz-Band.  www.bluemountainbarrel.com 495 Cooperative Way, Arrington, VA, 22922. 434-263-4002.

 

May 17

Release Party at Bold Rock Cider. 11AM to 9PM. Prickly Pear and Pomegranate Cocktail Release Party and steal the pint glass. Our Prickly Pear & Pomegranate cider cocktail features an invigorating blend of Bold Rock Pear Cider, Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup made from fresh Cacti Juice, and fresh pressed pomegranate! This is a cider cocktail and does not contain any spirits. Starting at 11AM each guest will receive one complimentary custom Bold Rock 'Prickly Pear Pomegranate' inspired souvenir pint glass (Limit one per guest while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage! We hope to see you there! 434-361-1030. 1020 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA, 22958. http://www.boldrock.com/

 

May 17

Wild West Square Dance Sponsored by the Grand Squares of Nelson at Rockfish River Elementary School 7:30PM to 10PM. Donation. Live square dance caller and refreshments. Alternating Plus and Mainstream with Lines during breaks. 434-361-1830.https://sites.google.com/site/grandsqsofnelson/ [email protected]  200 Chapel Hollow Road, Afton, VA, 22920.

 

May 17

Coffee House Music Series at the Rockfish Valley Community Center. 7:30PM to 9:30PM. In the Rockfish Lounge. Live music by Dr. Levine and The Dreaded Blues Lady. Fee. Refreshments available. 434-361-0100. 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton, VA, [email protected]

 

May 17, 18, and 19

Spring Wildflower Symposium at Wintergreen Nature Foundation at Wintergreen Resort.. Join us for a weekend of flower power! The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen presents this wonderful celebration of the Blue Ridge in all its springtime glory. Workshops, wildflower walks and hikes, lectures, hands-on demonstrations, native plant sale, and more! [email protected]  434-325-8169. 3421 Wintergreen Drive, Roseland, VA 22967. http://www.twnf.org/

 

May 18

The James Beazell Wintergreen Ascent Cycling Event. 8AM to 3PM. A new grueling course you will grow to love! A 7-mile climb with gradients reaching 14 percent. Parking at the Wintergreen Resort with shuttle provided to the start at Devil's Backbone Brewing Company. Anyone who rides down the mountain will be disqualified! Finishing ceremonies at the Wintergreen Resort. Registration:https://www.bikereg.com/james-beazell-wintergreen-ascent?fbclid=IwAR1ezI2TqKIosMnZY3yf1lwEd6KerdUs_zhzi0cuti0CtTuvEoCoyO7oHIM

 Location: Parking and number pick-up at Wintergreen Resort, 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Roseland, VA 22967. Wintergreen Resort: 434-325-2200 www.wintergreenresort.com

 

May 18

Wine Till Nine Date Night at Brent Manor Vineyards. 6PM to 9PM. Join us for Wine Till Nine! "Date Night" Saturday. (No children or pets). Live music and food truck. Live music: May 18 Marshall Artz. Fee. Rain or shine. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Bottle sales only. Per VA law, only alcohol sold by Brent Manor Vineyards may be consumed on the property. 434-826-0722. 100 Brent Manor Lane, Faber, VA 22938. http://www.brentmanorvineyards.com/

 

May 18

Cider Cinema at Bold Rock Cider. 6PM to 10:30PM.  There's nothing better than a movie under the stars! We proudly present Cider Cinema, a unique cinematic experience featuring Bold Rock Hard Cider, food trucks, movie themed activities, and a movie screening in our main meadow on our jumbo 30 foot screen! May 18 Jurassic Park. This is a free event! We hope to see you there! 434-361-1030. 1020 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA, 22958. http://www.boldrock.com/

 

May 18

Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative 8AM to 12PM. Under the big white tent, a producer-only market featuring live music, fresh local produce, baked goods, fresh cheese, meats & poultry, local honey, jams, fine crafts, plants, cut flowers and more. May 18 live music by Bob and Carolyn. Open every Saturday through October 26, 2019. 804-761-7581. www.nelsonfarmersmarket.com [email protected]   3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, 22958.

 

May 18 and 19

Swannanoa Palace Open House 11:30AM to 5PM. Major James Dooley, an executive with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company, completed construction of the $2 million Swannanoa in 1912. Dooley, who owned the Maymont estate in Richmond, built this 52-room marble palace as a token of love for his wife, Sally May. More than 300 artisans were hired to create the palace as a replica of the Villa de Medici in Rome. They used the highest quality materials available. Visitors today can still see the depth of James and Sally May's relationship in places like the 4,000 piece Tiffany stained-glass window and a domed ceiling bearing the likeness of Mrs. Dooley. The name Swannanoa comes from Mrs. Dooley's fondness for swans, which she liked because they choose their mates for a lifetime. Entry fee $8.00. An optional guided tour is available for an additional $2.00.  Children 12 and under free. Tickets must be purchased inside prior to tour. Cash or credit card accepted.  540-885-5653. 497 Swannanoa Lane, Afton, VA, 22920.https://www.facebook.com/SwannanoaOfficialPage/

 

May 19

Band Fair at Cardinal Point Winery 1PM to 6PM.  A fun, family friendly afternoon of music and activities to benefit our neighbors, the North Branch School in Afton. Local music! Lip Sync contest! Children's activities! Silent Auction! Cork Raffle! Food and Cardinal Point wine! Music by Holly Renee Allen, John Howard, and more! Fee. Call 540-456-8450 for more information.  Cardinal Point visitors who are wine tasting only will not be required to pay admission to Band Fair. www.cardinalpointwinery.com  9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA, 22920.

 

May 19

Hurricane Camille Meteorological Impact at The Nelson Heritage Center. 2PM to 4PM.Sponsored by The Nelson County Historical Society. Dr. Jeff Halverson (Professor UnivMD) presents unpublished rainfall accounts showing better association with landslide occurrences and interprets Camille’s new source of water and uplift.  434-263-8400. http://nelsonhistorical.org/    Nelson Heritage Center, 1653 Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington, VA, 22922.

 

May 19

Spring Craft Fair at Wood Ridge Farm Brewery. 12PM to 5PM. Local vendors in the beautiful outdoors selling their crafts and handmade goods. Have a beer and a bite and peruse what everyone has to offer! 434-422-6225. 165 Old Ridge Road, Lovingston, VA, 22949.

 

May 19

Live Music and Sunday Brunch at Bold Rock Cider. 11AM to 6PM. Join us every Sunday all day at our main taproom and enjoy a selection of delicious brunch specials as well as ice cold cider mimosas and some rockin' tunes! Live music 1PM to 4PM. We look forward to seeing you all for brunch on the farm, cheers! May 19th - Matt Johnson. 434-361-1030. 1020 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA, 22958.

http://www.boldrock.com/

 

May 19

Live Music on the Deck at Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery. 2PM to 5PM. Join us every Sunday afternoon for live music! 5/19 music TBA .540-456-8400. 9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA, 22920. www.cardinalpointwinery.com

 

May 21

Fiesta on the Farm at Bold Rock Cider. 11AM to 8PM. A day full of live Flamenco music, delicious taco specials, Bold Rock-a-rita's, and a free chips and salsa bar! Join us every Tuesday and enjoy our complimentary chips and salsa bar with the purchase of any beverage! (Non-alcoholic available as well). Our salsa bar will feature homemade tortilla chips and 3 different salsas - Salsa Verde, Salsa Roja, and Pico de Gallo. We will be featuring weekly taco specials as well as our delicious Bold Rock-a-Ritas - our take on a traditional margarita featuring our VA Apple, fresh lime, orange zest, and agave nectar! We will also be featuring live Flamenco music courtesy of Vincent Zorn - Charlottesville Virginia Rumba Flamenco Guitarist 5PM to 8PM. So stop on by any Tuesday for lunch or dinner and enjoy our Fiesta at the Farm!  We hope to see you there! 434-361-1030. 1020 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA, 22958. http://www.boldrock.com/

 

May 22

The Bounty of Spring Flowers with Foxie Morgan Workshop at Pharsalia. 9:30AM to 12:30PM.This workshop is for all levels of knowledge and will include tips on planting peonies, harvesting and conditioning.as well as walking the grounds to cut your own flowers from our abundant gardens. A few techniques and mechanics of flower arranging will be discussed as well as handouts provided. Once you have finished cutting your flowers, you will create your own one-of-a-kind arrangement to take home and enjoy. This is a very fun activity and no stress is allowed! A wonderful catered lunch will be served after the arrangement time.Please bring a clean bucket, clippers and a container to use for your arrangement. Also bring a box to help transport your creation home. Peony plants and our favorite clippers will be for sale on this day as well. Fee. Register in advance: https://www.pharsaliaevents.com/upcoming-events/2019/5/22/the-bounty-of-spring-with-foxie-morgan 434-277-5231. www.pharsaliaevents.com  [email protected]  2333 Pharsalia Road, Tyro, VA, 22976.

 

 

 

Nelson County Economic Development and Tourism

8519 Thomas Nelson Highway

Lovingston, Virginia, 22949

434-263-7015

http://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/

Events in Nelson County May 17 through May 23

 

 

Through May

Pick Your Own Strawberries at Seaman’s Orchard. Monday through Friday 8AM to 7PM, Saturday 8AM to 4PM, and Sunday 12:30PM to 5PM. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains along with sweet fresh strawberries! We have pick-your-own and pre-picked upon request. We offer containers to use when picking or you may bring your own. Sold by the pound if you pick them and by the quart if they are pre-picked. We ask that you call ahead to reserve pre-picked. For updated picking information, availability and to reserve your pre-picked berries call 434-277-8130. Growing the finest apples, blueberries, cherries, pumpkins, and strawberries for generations in Nelson County, Virginia.  415 Dark Hollow Road, Roseland, VA, 22967. www.seamansorchard.com

 

Through May

Critzer Family Farm Open for the Season Open Monday - Saturday 8AM to 6PM. Closed Sunday.  Strawberries are in!! Specials on flowers and hanging baskets. Also available: fresh vegetables, plants for your vegetable garden, and jams and jellies. Don't forget the Homemade Ice Cream! Field Trips, Birthday Parties, Quality Family Time, Church Outings. Please call us at least 1 week prior to any event involving more than 10 children that you want to have at the farm.  This allows us to better accommodate you. 9388 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920. Call 540-241-3305 to get the latest picking conditions and farm updates.   https://critzerfamilyfarm.com/?fbclid=IwAR0To5c6m6qhiPfqF7nvRMQVq-aOByH0oGUvK_5DWJBC1MVVRNKWbY7-JjM

 

May 17

Full Nelson Friday Live Music at Blue Mountain Brewery. 6PM to 8PM every Friday at the Afton Brewpub! May 17 The Power Trio. 540-456-8020. www.bluemountainbrewery.com   9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920.

 

May 17

Friday Cheers at Blue Mountain Barrel House. Live music outside every Friday 6PM to 8PM. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy panoramic mountain views. Our food truck will also be open. May 17 Jen Tal and the Huz-Band.  www.bluemountainbarrel.com 495 Cooperative Way, Arrington, VA, 22922. 434-263-4002.

 

May 17

Release Party at Bold Rock Cider. 11AM to 9PM. Prickly Pear and Pomegranate Cocktail Release Party and steal the pint glass. Our Prickly Pear & Pomegranate cider cocktail features an invigorating blend of Bold Rock Pear Cider, Prickly Pear Cactus Syrup made from fresh Cacti Juice, and fresh pressed pomegranate! This is a cider cocktail and does not contain any spirits. Starting at 11AM each guest will receive one complimentary custom Bold Rock 'Prickly Pear Pomegranate' inspired souvenir pint glass (Limit one per guest while supplies last) with the purchase of any beverage! We hope to see you there! 434-361-1030. 1020 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA, 22958. http://www.boldrock.com/

 

May 17

Wild West Square Dance Sponsored by the Grand Squares of Nelson at Rockfish River Elementary School 7:30PM to 10PM. Donation. Live square dance caller and refreshments. Alternating Plus and Mainstream with Lines during breaks. 434-361-1830.https://sites.google.com/site/grandsqsofnelson/ [email protected]  200 Chapel Hollow Road, Afton, VA, 22920.

 

May 17

Coffee House Music Series at the Rockfish Valley Community Center. 7:30PM to 9:30PM. In the Rockfish Lounge. Live music by Dr. Levine and The Dreaded Blues Lady. Fee. Refreshments available. 434-361-0100. 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton, VA, [email protected]

 

May 17, 18, and 19

Spring Wildflower Symposium at Wintergreen Nature Foundation at Wintergreen Resort.. Join us for a weekend of flower power! The Nature Foundation at Wintergreen presents this wonderful celebration of the Blue Ridge in all its springtime glory. Workshops, wildflower walks and hikes, lectures, hands-on demonstrations, native plant sale, and more! [email protected]  434-325-8169. 3421 Wintergreen Drive, Roseland, VA 22967. http://www.twnf.org/

 

May 18

The James Beazell Wintergreen Ascent Cycling Event. 8AM to 3PM. A new grueling course you will grow to love! A 7-mile climb with gradients reaching 14 percent. Parking at the Wintergreen Resort with shuttle provided to the start at Devil's Backbone Brewing Company. Anyone who rides down the mountain will be disqualified! Finishing ceremonies at the Wintergreen Resort. Registration:https://www.bikereg.com/james-beazell-wintergreen-ascent?fbclid=IwAR1ezI2TqKIosMnZY3yf1lwEd6KerdUs_zhzi0cuti0CtTuvEoCoyO7oHIM

 Location: Parking and number pick-up at Wintergreen Resort, 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Roseland, VA 22967. Wintergreen Resort: 434-325-2200 www.wintergreenresort.com

 

May 18

Wine Till Nine Date Night at Brent Manor Vineyards. 6PM to 9PM. Join us for Wine Till Nine! "Date Night" Saturday. (No children or pets). Live music and food truck. Live music: May 18 Marshall Artz. Fee. Rain or shine. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Bottle sales only. Per VA law, only alcohol sold by Brent Manor Vineyards may be consumed on the property. 434-826-0722. 100 Brent Manor Lane, Faber, VA 22938. http://www.brentmanorvineyards.com/

 

May 18

Cider Cinema at Bold Rock Cider. 6PM to 10:30PM.  There's nothing better than a movie under the stars! We proudly present Cider Cinema, a unique cinematic experience featuring Bold Rock Hard Cider, food trucks, movie themed activities, and a movie screening in our main meadow on our jumbo 30 foot screen! May 18 Jurassic Park. This is a free event! We hope to see you there! 434-361-1030. 1020 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA, 22958. http://www.boldrock.com/

 

May 18

Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative 8AM to 12PM. Under the big white tent, a producer-only market featuring live music, fresh local produce, baked goods, fresh cheese, meats & poultry, local honey, jams, fine crafts, plants, cut flowers and more. May 18 live music by Bob and Carolyn. Open every Saturday through October 26, 2019. 804-761-7581. www.nelsonfarmersmarket.com [email protected]   3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, 22958.

 

May 18 and 19

Swannanoa Palace Open House 11:30AM to 5PM. Major James Dooley, an executive with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad Company, completed construction of the $2 million Swannanoa in 1912. Dooley, who owned the Maymont estate in Richmond, built this 52-room marble palace as a token of love for his wife, Sally May. More than 300 artisans were hired to create the palace as a replica of the Villa de Medici in Rome. They used the highest quality materials available. Visitors today can still see the depth of James and Sally May's relationship in places like the 4,000 piece Tiffany stained-glass window and a domed ceiling bearing the likeness of Mrs. Dooley. The name Swannanoa comes from Mrs. Dooley's fondness for swans, which she liked because they choose their mates for a lifetime. Entry fee $8.00. An optional guided tour is available for an additional $2.00.  Children 12 and under free. Tickets must be purchased inside prior to tour. Cash or credit card accepted.  540-885-5653. 497 Swannanoa Lane, Afton, VA, 22920.https://www.facebook.com/SwannanoaOfficialPage/

 

May 19

Band Fair at Cardinal Point Winery 1PM to 6PM.  A fun, family friendly afternoon of music and activities to benefit our neighbors, the North Branch School in Afton. Local music! Lip Sync contest! Children's activities! Silent Auction! Cork Raffle! Food and Cardinal Point wine! Music by Holly Renee Allen, John Howard, and more! Fee. Call 540-456-8450 for more information.  Cardinal Point visitors who are wine tasting only will not be required to pay admission to Band Fair. www.cardinalpointwinery.com  9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA, 22920.

 

May 19

Hurricane Camille Meteorological Impact at The Nelson Heritage Center. 2PM to 4PM.Sponsored by The Nelson County Historical Society. Dr. Jeff Halverson (Professor UnivMD) presents unpublished rainfall accounts showing better association with landslide occurrences and interprets Camille’s new source of water and uplift.  434-263-8400. http://nelsonhistorical.org/    Nelson Heritage Center, 1653 Thomas Nelson Highway, Arrington, VA, 22922.

 

May 19

Spring Craft Fair at Wood Ridge Farm Brewery. 12PM to 5PM. Local vendors in the beautiful outdoors selling their crafts and handmade goods. Have a beer and a bite and peruse what everyone has to offer! 434-422-6225. 165 Old Ridge Road, Lovingston, VA, 22949.

 

May 19

Live Music and Sunday Brunch at Bold Rock Cider. 11AM to 6PM. Join us every Sunday all day at our main taproom and enjoy a selection of delicious brunch specials as well as ice cold cider mimosas and some rockin' tunes! Live music 1PM to 4PM. We look forward to seeing you all for brunch on the farm, cheers! May 19th - Matt Johnson. 434-361-1030. 1020 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA, 22958.

http://www.boldrock.com/

 

May 19

Live Music on the Deck at Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery. 2PM to 5PM. Join us every Sunday afternoon for live music! 5/19 music TBA .540-456-8400. 9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA, 22920. www.cardinalpointwinery.com

 

May 21

Fiesta on the Farm at Bold Rock Cider. 11AM to 8PM. A day full of live Flamenco music, delicious taco specials, Bold Rock-a-rita's, and a free chips and salsa bar! Join us every Tuesday and enjoy our complimentary chips and salsa bar with the purchase of any beverage! (Non-alcoholic available as well). Our salsa bar will feature homemade tortilla chips and 3 different salsas - Salsa Verde, Salsa Roja, and Pico de Gallo. We will be featuring weekly taco specials as well as our delicious Bold Rock-a-Ritas - our take on a traditional margarita featuring our VA Apple, fresh lime, orange zest, and agave nectar! We will also be featuring live Flamenco music courtesy of Vincent Zorn - Charlottesville Virginia Rumba Flamenco Guitarist 5PM to 8PM. So stop on by any Tuesday for lunch or dinner and enjoy our Fiesta at the Farm!  We hope to see you there! 434-361-1030. 1020 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA, 22958. http://www.boldrock.com/

 

May 22

The Bounty of Spring Flowers with Foxie Morgan Workshop at Pharsalia. 9:30AM to 12:30PM.This workshop is for all levels of knowledge and will include tips on planting peonies, harvesting and conditioning.as well as walking the grounds to cut your own flowers from our abundant gardens. A few techniques and mechanics of flower arranging will be discussed as well as handouts provided. Once you have finished cutting your flowers, you will create your own one-of-a-kind arrangement to take home and enjoy. This is a very fun activity and no stress is allowed! A wonderful catered lunch will be served after the arrangement time.Please bring a clean bucket, clippers and a container to use for your arrangement. Also bring a box to help transport your creation home. Peony plants and our favorite clippers will be for sale on this day as well. Fee. Register in advance: https://www.pharsaliaevents.com/upcoming-events/2019/5/22/the-bounty-of-spring-with-foxie-morgan 434-277-5231. www.pharsaliaevents.com  [email protected]  2333 Pharsalia Road, Tyro, VA, 22976.

 

 

 

Nelson County Economic Development and Tourism

8519 Thomas Nelson Highway

Lovingston, Virginia, 22949

434-263-7015

http://www.nelsoncounty-va.gov/

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