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1 Central Virginia October 2007 Events Through Oct. 31 Richmond PLANTS OF THE POWHATANS 2007. Explore the plants of the Powhatan Indians at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. The English settlers were intrigued to learn of many unfamiliar plants, and Garden visitors can also learn more about how these plants of the “New World” were important to Native American culture. In the Children’s Garden, visitors can see a structure suggestive of a Powhatan longhouse surrounded by squash, corn, beans and other useful plants. $. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (804) 262-9887. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.lewisginter.org. Through Oct. 31 Richmond RED, WHITE AND BLUE GARDEN 2007. The Children’s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will feature a special planting of red, white and blue flowers in celebration of the Jamestown 2007 Anniversary. This “anniversary garden” is part of an effort by the Virginia Cooperative Extension to help mark America’s 400th Anniversary with a signature garden planting. $. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (804) 262-9887. E- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.lewisginter.org. Oct. 4 Richmond ELIZABETH ROLLER BOTTIMORE LECTURE: “THE BRITISH VIEW OF GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE.” Brian Holden-Reid, of King’s College in London will discuss General Robert E. Lee. This presentation is one in a series of events to honor the bicentennial of Lee’s birthday. Mr. Holden-Reid is writing a major new history of the American Civil War. Keller Hall-28, Westhampton Way, University of Richmond. 7:30-9 p.m. (804) 649-1861. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.moc.org. Oct. 6 Altavista “FIRST SATURDAYS” IN ALTAVISTA. Find that one-of-a-kind item you didn’t even know you needed, from clothing and tools to antiques and livestock. Trade Lot. (434) 944-5530, (434) 369-6665, (434) 369- 5001. Oct. 6 Amherst CLIFFORD RURITAN SORGHUM FESTIVAL 2007. Celebrate the fall season by enjoying homemade sorghum molasses and Brunswick stew as well as amusements, crafts and entertainment. Clifford Ruritan Hall, Route 610. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. (434) 263-5336. Oct. 6 Forest PLANTATION COMMUNITY TOURS—POPLAR FOREST. Learn from an interpretive guide about the enslaved community and Jefferson’s farm operation. Tour starts at 11:15 a.m. $. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (434) 525-1806. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.poplarforest.org. Oct. 6, 20 Tyro APPLE BUTTER MAKIN’ FESTIVAL. Choose from a large selection of Virginia-grown apples, jams, jellies, baskets, gifts and more. Watch apple butter being made as you enjoy live music, crafts and other entertainment for all ages. Flippin-Seaman. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (434) 277-5824, (800) 282-8223. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.flippin-seaman.com. Oct. 6-7 Barboursville AUTUMN EXPLOSION AND BARREL TASTING AT BARBOURSVILLE VINEYARDS. Enjoy samples of our 2007 vintage, a chance to buy rare vintages from our cellar, live music and much more. Light fare from our Palladio Restaurant will be available for an additional fee. $10, includes souvenir wine glass; no reservations are required. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (540) 832-3824. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.barboursvillewine.com. -more- 2 Oct. 6-7 Charlottesville FALL FOLIAGE CELEBRATION. October is a lovely time of year to visit Oakencroft, taste great wines and soup and enjoy the beautiful countryside of Charlottesville, with fall’s colors all around. $, includes wineglass. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (434) 296-4188. Web site: www.oakencroft.com/. Oct. 6-7 Petersburg PETERSBURG’S NOSTALGIAFEST. This annual two-day family festival of fun takes place in historic Old Towne Petersburg and celebrates Petersburg’s past, present and future. Enjoy a variety of arts, crafts, historic tours, food, a Kids Zone, Appomattox River Heritage Trail tram tours, antiques, a wide selection of music and more. Free. (804) 733-2352. E-mail: email@example.com. Web sites: www.petersburg-va.org or www.downtownpetersburg.net. Oct. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 Bedford PEAK FOLIAGE OPEN HOUSE AT PEAKS OF OTTER WINERY. Enjoy breathtaking views on the way to our farm. Visit the Blue Ridge Parkway and the emotional and inspiring National D-day Memorial. You can also visit Poplar Forest, Thomas Jefferson’s summer home (maybe this is where he made his fruit wines). Treat your children to a visit with the farm animals that we have and sample apples and fresh cider, along with our Fruit Of The Farm wines. Noon-5 p.m. (540) 586-3707. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.peaksofotterwinery.com/. Oct. 12 Glen Allen FRIDAYS ON THE PATIO AT JAMES RIVER CELLARS. Our beautiful patio sets the scene for this monthly event featuring local musicians, light appetizers, tours and wine tasting. Bring a picnic and some friends. $12. 6-9 p.m., rain or shine. (804) 550-7516. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.jamesrivercellars.com. Oct. 12 Richmond JEFFERSON DAVIS’S RICHMOND. See Richmond through the eyes of Jefferson Davis, the embattled leader of the Confederacy. This one-hour walking tour from the Museum of the Confederacy incorporates anecdotes about Davis and stories of Civil War Richmond. Highlights include Capitol Square, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Davis’s executive office building and the homesites of Alexandra Stephens, Mary Chestnut, Matthew Maury and more. $; reservations are required. Noon-1 p.m. (804) 649-1861. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.moc.org. Oct. 12-14 Montebello FALL TRAIL RIDE IN MONTEBELLO. Fall scenery in the Blue Ridge Mountains is best seen from horseback. The crew at Montebello Fire and Rescue invites you to bring your horse and wander trails and rustic roads for a great getaway weekend. Camping and corral space for two nights and a day and a half of trail riding. $45 per rider; BBQ dinner available Saturday night is extra. (540) 377-5754, (800) 282- 8223. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.nelsoncounty.com. Oct. 12-14 Richmond NATIONAL FOLK FESTIVAL—69TH ANNUAL. Celebrate the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional crafts, storytelling and food. This “moveable feast of deeply traditional folk arts” returns to Richmond for the third in its three-year tenure in Richmond as a signature event of Richmond Region 2007. Downtown Riverfront. Free. 8 a.m.-10 p.m. (804) 788-6466. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.nationalfolkfestival.com. Oct. 13 Gladstone AUTUMN SKY WATCH. Join the Crew Astronomy Club at James River State Park for an “out of this world” adventure. This moonless October night will be ideal for deep sky observation. Learn how to search the sky for constellations, nebula and many other interesting features of the night sky. Bring binoculars and dress for fall. An indoor program will be held if the weather proves uncooperative. 4-9 p.m. (434) 933-4355, (800) 933-PARK. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/jam.shtml. -more- 3 Oct. 13-14 Amherst VIRGINIA WINE AND GARLIC FESTIVAL 2007. Try new ways to enjoy garlic grown in Virginia and all up and down the East Coast, plus sample the wares of six Central Virginia wineries. There will be contests for Garlic King, Garlic Queen, best garlic costume, a garlic cook-off and more. The weekend will feature garlicky food, arts, crafts, demos and lectures, plus five stages with music, magic and more. Rebec Winery. $. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (434) 946-5168. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.rebecwinery.com/vwgf. Oct. 13-14 Appomattox HISTORIC APPOMATTOX RAILROAD FESTIVAL. This two-day event begins with an exciting float-filled parade on Saturday morning, followed by a full day of activities for the entire family. The annual festival features art and crafts, music, various food vendors and special performances, followed by a fireworks display on Saturday evening. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (434) 352-8999, (877) 258-4739. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.tourappomattox.com. Oct. 13-14 Moseley CHESTERFIELD BERRY FARM 2007 PUMPKIN FESTIVAL. Check out our new pig races, gem-mining station and the goat walk. Kids can get lost in the corn maze, take a barrel train ride, moon bounce, play the duck races, have a go at the corn cannon and many other fun activities. Don’t miss out on all the good family fun. $. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (804) 739-9056, (804) 739-3380. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.chesterfieldberryfarm.com. Oct. 13-14 Nellysford FALL FOLIAGE OPEN HOUSE AT HILL TOP BERRY FARM AND WINERY. Enjoy Mother Nature’s bounty and beauty as we pair our “True to the Fruit” wines and historical honey meads with food samples during your wine tasting. As always, military personnel, law enforcement and members of the Society of Creative Anachronisms receive a 10 percent discount on wine purchases. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (434) 361-1266, (800) 282-8223. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.hilltopberrywine.com. Oct. 13-14 Tyro PICK YOUR OWN ROME & YORK APPLES AT SILVER CREEK ORCHARDS. Pick Rome, York, Granny Smith, Fuji and Arkansas Black apples at this well-maintained and accessible orchard. Containers are provided. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the view in a beautiful setting. Call to confirm dates and other varieties. Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. (434) 277-5824, (800) 282-8223. E-mail: info@flippin- seaman.com. Web site: www.flippin-seaman.com. Oct. 15-28 Roseland PICK YOUR OWN FUJI APPLES AT DICKIE BROTHERS ORCHARD. Pick your own Fuji apples and pumpkins from the pumpkin patch at this “Century Farm” nestled at the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Enjoy the beautiful fall views of the mountains as well as apple butter and fresh cider. You can choose from 10 varieties of apples. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (434) 277-5516, (800) 282-8223. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.dickiebros.com. Oct. 18 Richmond THIRD THURSDAYS. Enjoy themed events at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts centered on music, art, tours, food and specialty drinks. Catch up with old friends and meet new people while exploring your creative side. A central part of Third Thursdays is interactive art experiences with talented area artists. $. 6-9 p.m. (804) 340-1405. Web site: www.vmfa.museum/third_thursdays.html. Oct. 19-21 Massies Mill FALL TRAIL RIDE AT FLEETWOOD COMMUNITY CENTER. Ride your horse through apple orchards, pastures, woodlands and limited gravel roads. All trails are marked and self-guided. Horses need to be well shod and trail conditioned. $, includes a day and a half of riding, five meals and trailer tie-up camping on old school grounds. (434) 277-8402, (800) 282-8223. Web site: www.nelsoncounty.com. -more- 4 Oct. 19-21 Wintergreen AUTUMN HARVEST FESTIVAL AT WINTERGREEN RESORT. The whole family will love this Wintergreen Resort weekend of pumpkin carving, chairlift rides, a Haunted House and apple cider. (800) 266-2444, (434) 325-2200. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.wintergreenresort.com. Oct. 20 Bedford APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL. This tasty annual fall festival features crafts, games, rides, an auction, entertainment, apple butter making, pick-your-own apples, jams and cider. Gross’ Orchard. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (540) 586-2436, (540) 587-5681. Web site: www.visitbedford.com. Oct. 20 Gladstone FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL AND HAUNTED WAGON RIDE. Enjoy an old-fashioned harvest festival packed with fall farm activities, games, pumpkin painting, good food and live music. Kids can see how cider was once made, create their own hand-dipped candles and take part in a candy hunt just for them. Live music, a bonfire and a haunted wagon ride round out the special evening at James River State Park. Wagon rides are $5/person; free/children 6 and under. 4-9 p.m. (434) 933-4355, (800) 933-PARK. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/jam.shtml. Oct. 20 Lovingston MOUNTAIN COVE BLUES FESTIVAL. This annual outdoor James River Blues Society festival features great regional blues performers in a lovely mountain setting at the height of harvest season. $10; food and wine to taste and purchase are available for an additional fee. Noon-5 p.m. (434) 263-5392, (800) 282-8223. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.jamesriverblues.org. Oct. 20 Lynchburg TREES, TALES, AND TOMBSTONES. Take part in this walking tour, led by Jane White and Tom Burford, exploring some of the unique trees, unusual tombstones and stories of the Old City Cemetery. Meet at the Gatehouse. Space is limited, so register early $10; preregistration is required. 10 a.m.-noon. (434) 847-1465. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.gravegarden.org. Oct. 20 Moneta SUNSET SATURDAY AT HICKORY HILL VINEYARDS & WINERY. Listen to live music as you enjoy an evening of good friends, fun and wine. Bring your chairs, blankets and a picnic and settle in to watch the sun set over the vineyard. $5/tasters; free/kids and nontasters. 2:30-6:30 p.m. (540) 296-1393. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.hickoryhillvineyards.com. Oct. 20 Richmond “TO TAKE TEA.” Discover the art of teatime during the Victorian era. The ladies of the 19th century placed much importance on the tradition of tea to practice grace and etiquette and to engage in social conversation. Teapots from the Museum’s collection will be on display as participants enjoy an assortment of teas and light refreshments. An added highlight will be a special, private tour of the parlors of the White House of the Confederacy. $. 1-3 p.m. (804) 649-1861. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.moc.org. Oct. 20 Schuyler WALTON’S MOUNTAIN MUSEUM 15TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. The museum is opposite the historic Hamner House, home of Earl Hamner, creator of The Waltons long-running television series. The anniversary celebration includes live gospel and bluegrass music, hayrides, crafters’ booths and more. $. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (434) 831-2000, (800) 282-8223. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.nelsoncounty.com. Oct. 20 Spotsylvania HARVEST CELEBRATION AT LAKE ANNA WINERY. It’s been a long, hard harvest. Help us enjoy the bounty and beauty of fall in the country. Join us for an evening of wine, warm soup, crusty bread and live local music for dancing. $. 4-8 p.m. (540) 895-5085. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.lawinery.com. -more- 5 Oct. 20-21 Amherst AMHERST COUNTY APPLE HARVEST FESTIVAL. Come celebrate fall and everything apples. Enjoy a wonderful taste of Virginia with food vendors, arts and crafts and entertainment. Amherst County High School. Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m. (434) 845-5606, (434) 847-7435. Oct. 20-21 Lovingston APPLE HARVEST & APPLE BUTTER FESTIVAL AT DRUMHELLER’S ORCHARD. Smell the fragrance of apple butter boiling in a copper kettle and see the breathtaking colors of the mountains, all while you sit back and listen to foot-stomping music. Take a hayride through the orchard to the pumpkin patch, find your way through the corn maze or try your luck with the apple slingshot. Apple butter, apple cake and apple pie will all be available. Tour groups are welcome. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (434) 263-5036, (800) 282-8223. Web site: www.nelsoncounty.com. Oct. 20-21, 27-28 Louisa FALL FOLIAGE AT GREEN SPRINGS WINERY. The leaves are turning, and you can smell the wine fermenting in the winery. Hike the nature trail or take a stroll through the vineyard. Lift a glass of wine, savor a cup of Brunswick stew and make a toast to life and dreams that come true. No reservations are required 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (540) 967-WINE. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.greenspringswinery.com. Oct. 20-21, 27-28 Stanardsville BARREL TASTING AT AUTUMN HILL VINEYARDS. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the fall foliage. $7, includes a souvenir glass, wine tasting, a vertical Cabernet Sauvignon tasting and cellar tours with barrel tastings and wine education discussions; free/Wine Club members. Noon-5 p.m. (434) 985-6100. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.autumnhillwine.com. Oct. 26 Glen Allen MONSTER MASH—FRIDAY’S ON THE PATIO AT JAMES RIVER CELLARS. Join us for a howling good night with dance music, light food, ghostly tours and a special wine tasting. Bring a picnic and some friends. $12. 6-9 p.m. (804) 550-7516. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.jamesrivercellars.com. Oct. 26 Richmond VINTAGE MAYMONT. At this premier auction, participants can expect an exciting evening with a high- spirited crowd and extraordinary items up for bid, including unique vacation packages, fine wines, beautiful artwork and more. The auction sells out every year, so reserve your tickets early. The evening begins with a reception and silent auction at the Jefferson Hotel, followed by a gourmet dinner and live auction, all to benefit the Maymont Foundation. $. 6:30-11 p.m. (804) 358-7166. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.maymont.com/events/annual.asp. Oct. 26-27 Rice HAUNTED HIKE AT SAILOR’S CREEK. Take a short but spine-tingling haunted and historical 3/4-mile trek on this guided tour at the state park. $; discount is available for school and Scout groups. 7-10 p.m. (434) 392-3435, (800) 933-PARK. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/sai.shtml. Oct. 26-27 Wintergreen HALLOWEEN SPOOK-TACULAR AT WINTERGREEN RESORT. Visit the resort for a weekend of family-friendly Halloween events, including pumpkin carving, mask making, resort trick-or-treating and storytelling. Ride the Ghost Express to a haunted house. (800) 266-2444, (434) 325-2200. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.wintergreenresort.com. -more- 6 Oct. 26-28 Richmond THE VIRGINIA EQUINE EXTRAVAGANZA: HORSE EXPO AND TRADE SHOW. Enjoy three action- packed days of everything horses. You can shop for unique gifts, watch exciting demos of equestrian skill, take a test ride on an American Quarter Horse or attend one of more than 100 educational clinics and seminars. Kids will enjoy the pony-painting contest and stick horse races. Richmond Raceway Complex. Fri., 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $. (410) 647-3800. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.equineextravaganza.com. Oct. 27 Fredericksburg “A GHOSTLY JOURNEY THROUGH TIME”—HALLOWEEN HIKE. This hike through Loriella Park will take you through history and explore the time of the Civil War. It will be a spooky but fun adventure for families and people of all ages. $15/family; $7/couple; $4/single; pre-registration is required. 7-10 p.m. (540) 507-7529. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Oct. 27 Ladysmith KIDS IN COSTUMES. Ghouls and goblins 12 years old and younger will have a chance to win “Monster Money” good with any vendor at the Virginia Bazaar during this costume raffle. Raffle tickets will be given to every child in costume, and the Virginia Bazaar will provide a safe environment for children to trick-or- treat. Free. (804) 448-9488, (888) 568-3532. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.vabazaar.com. Oct. 27 Nellysford MEDIEVAL DINNER THEATER AT HILL TOP. Enjoy a medieval-style banquet with entertainment provided by the Doorway Singers. The meal includes Anglo-Saxon-style Cyser and a Viking-style mead. Dinner will be served in our modern-day mead hall, where you will be magically transported back to the 13th century. Medieval dress is optional; there will be a costume contest. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the local chapter of the Future Farmers of America. $. 7-10 p.m. (434) 361-1266, (800) 282-8223. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.hilltopberrywine.com. Oct. 27 Powhatan POWHATAN’S FESTIVAL OF THE GRAPE. Experience the wines of Virginia as you enjoy live music and entertainment, juried arts and crafts and gourmet foods at the Courthouse. $. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (804) 598-2636, (804) 794-1555. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.PowhatanChamberofCommerce.org. Oct. 27-28 Dyke STONE MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS FALL OPEN HOUSE. Taste the altitude and see the leaves in a whole new light. Spectacular fall colors abound from our scenic overlook. Enjoy small private tours of our wine cave and sample directly from the barrel with winemaker Chris Breiner. Vertical tasting will also be available. Bring a picnic and spend the day up on Stone Mountain. $, includes wineglass; no reservations are required. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (434) 990-9463. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.stonemountainvineyards.com. Oct. 27-28 Manakin Sabot VIRGINIA ALPACA OWNERS & BREEDERS ASSOCIATION ALPACA EXPO HALTER & FLEECE SHOW. See alpacas being judged on conformation and fleece quality as well as performance. There will also be fiber arts and fleece spin-off competitions. See different ways artisans showcase alpaca fiber and examples of hand-spinning, weaving, felting, fiber arts and more. Deep Run Hunt Club. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (804) 633-9873. E-mail: Elijahmarks@gmail.com, email@example.com. Web site: www.vaobaexpo.org. Oct. 28 Arrington STEEPLECHASE AT OAK RIDGE. Guests will thrill at six steeplechase races over hurdles and on the flat, sample delicious food and shop at retail vendor booths while basking in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Entertainment also includes a wide variety of children’s activities and terrier races. $; proceeds benefit the Jubilee Family Center. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (434) 845-0433. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: jubileefamily.org. -more- 7 Oct. 28 Richmond GOBLINS AND GOURDS SUNDAY FUNDAY 2007. Children can participate in a costume contest and pumpkin painting in addition to entertainment in the Children’s Garden at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. $. 1-4 p.m. (804) 262-9887. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.lewisginter.org. Oct. 28 Richmond MAYMONT’S BOO AT THE BARN. Little ghouls and goblins have a howling good time at this safe and fun Halloween event. Activities include cool craft activities, spooky storytelling, a creepy corral, hay wagon rides, a costume contest and other Halloween traditions. $; proceeds benefit the Adopt A Living Thing program to feed and care for the 700 animals that live at Maymont. Noon-4 p.m. (804) 358-7166. E- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.maymont.com/events/annual.asp. Oct. 31 Lynchburg ALL HALLOWS EVE SERVICE. Come join us in the Old City Cemetery Chapel. Seating is very limited, so arrive early. Refreshments will be offered following the service. Free. 5-6:30 p.m. (434) 847-1465. E- mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.gravegarden.org. Oct. 31 Petersburg ALL HALLOW’S EVE CEMETERY TOUR. Stroll through the grounds of Blandford Cemetery and enjoy tales of the early history of Petersburg. Living history interpreters will share the unique stories of some of the cemetery’s oldest residents. The hour-long tours will leave the church reception center every fifteen minutes. Light refreshments will be served. Bring your flashlight. $. 6-9 p.m. (800) 368-3595, (804) 733- 2400. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: petersburg-va.org. -End-
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