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October 2016

Aldie Harvest Festival & Duck Race

Saturday, October 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Village of Aldie VA, 39401 John Mosby Hwy
Aldie, 20105

This Village-wide festival celebrates its 52nd year with antiques, arts, and craft vendors; children’s activities; music; and food trucks/vendors. Free. Duck Race at 4 pm – prizes include $2000 cash and more.


Harvest Festival at Doukenie Winery

Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Road
Purcellville, 21769

Harvest Festival
October 22 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Celebrate the end of Harvest with us! This fun-filled fall Festival offer everyone a Barrel Tasting experience with our winemaker. Regular tastings are available as well. MONKS BBQ will be with us serving up their smoky, tasty BBQ and Live music will fill the air from 1-5 with the awesome Eric Avey and Mountain Ride!!

Don’t miss it!

Free wine tasting event for Heritage Club Members only smiley

$15.00 for general public, if choosing a barrel tasting downstairs with our winemaker.
$10.00 for general public if choosing a regular tasting in our tasting room.
Food to be purchased directly from food vendor.

Fall Harvest & Leaf Peep Festival w/music by Tara Mills Band and Scuffletown

Saturday, October 22, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Ducard Vineyards, 40 Gibson Hollow Ln
Etlan , VA 22719 United States

The leaves are changing, the harvest is in, and we’re celebrating the season with a party! We’ll have rollicking great live music from the Tara Mills Band and Scuffletown from 12-6pm, local fare for sale from the Bavarian Chef Food Truck (come hungry!), vineyard tours, and more. Come join the fun! No cover.

Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Hoover Ridge, Hoover Ridge Park Fairgrounds Road
Madison, 22727

Featuring local apple tastings, come spend time with friends and family at the Harvest Festival!

New Salem Baptist Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 29, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
New Salem Baptist Church, 8233 Sperryville Pike
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States

Held from 6-8 p.m. at 8233 Sperryville Pike in Culpeper. Trunk or treat, games and music.

November 2016

Giving Locally For The Holidays

Sunday, November 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Culpeper Center, 137 S. Main St.
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States

The Culpeper Center and Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. have partnered to provide Culpeper charities with a free opportunity to promote “Giving Locally for the Holidays.” As part of CRI’s Annual Holiday Open House scheduled from noon until 5 p.m., the Culpeper Center will host an open house providing a free booth space to a limited number of local charities.  Also located at the Culpeper Center will be photos with Santa, story time with the Culpeper County Library, complimentary seasonal refreshments, and free crafts for kids.  Please contact CRI at 540-825-4416 or to register your non-profit community service organization today.  

December 2016

LulaRoe Fundraiser Bazaar

Saturday, December 3, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Linda’s Loonies, Culpeper Relay For Life team, will be hosting a multi-consultant LulaRoe Bazaar at Yowell Elementary School (701 Yowell Drive, Culpeper) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  If you haven’t tried LuLaRoe clothing this is an excellent opportunity to do so by shopping multiple consultants in one location.  Proceeds from hosting the event will go to the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Culpeper.  Questions:

Christmas in Little Washington

Sunday, December 4, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The 12th annual Christmas in Little Washington celebration includes a parade (which starts at 1:30), local and regional food vendors and an artisan market from 11 to 4 p.m. Parade features the Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps, the Rappahannock County High School Marching Band, antique cars, local fire and rescue trucks and Santa Claus. Children can visit with Santa at his workshop after the parade. For more information, email event coordinator Keir Whitson at

January 2017

Verdun Fundraiser

Saturday, January 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Verdun Adventure Bound, 16436 Carpe Diem Drive
Rixeyville, VA 22737 United States

It’s an evening for dinner and dancing from 7-10 p.m. at The Eagle Rest Retreat Center at Verdun Adventure Bound located at 17044 Adventure Bound Trail in Rixeyville. Garnished Affair provides chicken/pork/sides.Music by Pete’s Unnamed Band (P.U.B). $15 per person/$25 a couple. Tickets only at the door.Contact 540-937-4920 or visit

February 2017

Mardi Gras Celebration

Saturday, February 25, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Culpeper Downtown Depot District, 109 Commerce St.
Culpeper, 22701

Laissez les bon temps rouler! Join the excitement of Mardi Gras in Downtown Culpeper brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. Fun for the entire family including: live music, performing artists, wagon rides, New Orleans inspired food, crafts for children, Mardi Gras photo booth, costumed living historians, and balloon-magic. Enjoy the traditions of Mardi Gras with beads and masks for all. Wes Iseli magic shows at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Culpeper Center for free. Visit or phone 540-825-4416 for full details.

March 2017

Film Festival

Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Germanna Daniel Technology Center, 18121 Technology Drive
Culpeper, VA 22701 United States

Friends of the Rappahannock’s (FOR) 6th annual film festival (Wild and Scenic) will be shown at two locations. On Saturday, March 18 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Daniel Technology Center on the Germanna Community College. The following week on Saturday, March 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. the festival will be held at UMW’s Dodd Auditorium in Fredericksburg.  Festival tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. School students are free of charge, college students free with ID. Tickets can be purchased online at more information, call (540) 373-3448 or email

May 2017

Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department Annual Carnival

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Culpeper County Volunteer Fire Department Annual Carnival will be held at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises on Route 29S May 24-27. The carnival starts each night at 6 p.m. with a Saturday Matinee from 1-5 p.m. Come join the fun! Contact

Delaplane Strawberry Festival

Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144 United States

Enjoy hayrides, old fashioned field games, dancing, music, magic, storytelling, crafts, a petting farm, an antique car show, a bake sale, hikes in the shadow of the Appalachian Trail, face painting, cake-walking, a corn hole tournament, open house tours of Mount Bleak House, a monkey and much more. All for just $25 a car. Pack a picnic or snack on pizza, fresh wraps, hot dogs and other festival fare such as funnel cakes, strawberry shortcakes and sundaes. And be sure to buy a flat of delicious fresh strawberries.

The festival is put on by Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Delaplane, VA on Memorial Day weekend May 27 & 28. Proceeds fund outreach ministries within the church and grants to worthy organizations in the local community, state and beyond. For more information, visit

Delaplane Strawberry Festival

Saturday, May 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, May 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144 United States

Come to the 24th Annual Delaplane Strawberry Festival. In addition to having delicious, gourmet-sized strawberries for sale, the festival features live music, a corn hole tournament both days, children’s games, hayrides, pony rides, a 4-H petting zoo, crafts, strolling entertainers, a 5k trail run and much more. Rain or shine.

September 2017

6th Annual Leesburg Fine Art Festival

Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Leesburg, Leesburg, VA United States

Join us in Historic Downtown Leesburg, Virginia on September 23-24, 2017 to explore and discover ART: all original and handmade. Discover the artistic vision and creative talents of 100 artists from throughout Virginia and across America: a boutique show of original art. The 6th Annual Leesburg Fine Art Festival is graciously hosted by the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts.

Explore the creativity and diversity of styles in the creations of painters, jewelers, sculptors, digital artisans, photographers, mixed-media and fiber artists. Select from handmade artwork in glass, ceramics, metalwork and woodworking. Interact with the artisans and learn how your pieces were created. Purchase for your home or office or commission a piece specifically for you! Discover how art enriches your life!

Hours of the event are Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 10-5. The location is historic Downtown Leesburg at the intersection of Market and King streets. Admission is free! Come discover Art!

October 2017

Fall Farm Days: Life on the Farm

Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 10:00 am - Sunday, October 8, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144 United States

Come back to the family farm and experience all that Sky Meadows has to offer. Visit with the Beekeepers of the Northern Shenandoah to learn about the park’s apiary and beekeeping. Watch demonstrations by millers of the Burwell Morgan Mill and learn about the park’s production of Indian corn. Stop by the Blacksmith Shop and watch skilled artisans from the Blacksmith Guild of the Potomac work the forge. Kids, try your hand at making your own corn husk doll.

In addition to these agriculture-themed programs, we also offer Mount Bleak House tours, live music, a children’s play area, delicious food and drinks for sale, and, of course, the pick-your-own pumpkin patch.

Trick or Treat 5K and Family Fun Run

Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane
Delaplane, VA 20144 United States

As part of our Rest and Rejuvenation Fall Farm Days weekend, this fun Halloween-themed trail race promises fun and adventure for everyone. Runners, walkers and families are encouraged to wear costumes and do their best to conquer the course while completing all five fun stations along the way. There will be treats, and there will be tricks (evil laugh). Achieve a sticker at all five locations and receive a voucher for a free pumpkin from the park’s pick-your-own patch.

At the end of the race, join facilitating organization Roots and Rocks Adventure for music, an awesome recovery tent provided by Performance Sport & Spine, and an abundance of post-race food. Stick around for awards for the top three finishers overall and for each 10-year age group, as well as great random prizes. Afterwards, be sure to take your voucher to the park’s Historic Area to get your pumpkin and continue the Fall Farm Days fun.

Registration is $30. To register, go to:

Brewmaster’s Event with Habitat for Humanity at Graduate Charlottesville

Thursday, October 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Graduate Charlottesville, 1309 W Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States

Graduate Charlottesville is teaming up with Habitat for Humanity to make fall fun and philanthropic. Join us outside on Sheepdog Café’s patio for pumpkin carving and cider tastings from Castle Hill Cider, Blue Toad Hard Cider, and Bold Rock Hard Cider. Enjoy a flight of cider, scrumptious bites from Sheepdog Café and a pumpkin to carve for $10 (free for hotel guests). 20% of the proceeds from this event will be donated to support the 5th Annual Habitat for Humanity Rake-A-Thon. All attendees will receive free valet parking.

Fall Harvest & Leaf Peep Festival w/Music by Scuffletown at DuCard Vineyards

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Ducard Vineyards, 40 Gibson Hollow Ln
Etlan , VA 22719 United States

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing, the harvest is in, and we’re celebrating the season with a party! We’ll have rollicking great live music from Scuffletown from 1-5pm, the Bavarian Chef food truck will be here (come hungry!), vineyard tours, and more. Come join the fun! No cover.

Halloween Party at the National Museum of the Marine Corps

Saturday, October 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
National Museum of the Marine Corps, 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Triangle, VA 22172 United States

Celebrate Halloween at the National Museum of the Marine Corps!

Have a goblin-good time at our annual Halloween party! Enjoy crafts, a reptile show, games, and a boo-tastic puppet show.

Costumes encouraged but not required.

Admission to the Museum and parking are always FREE!
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