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Friday-Sunday, May 25-27
9901 Discovery Blvd, Manassas, VA
Bluegrass, brews, and BBQ, what more could you want? Farm Brew Live will be hosting 9 Bluegrass bands over the course of 3 days on The YARD stage with headliners Hackensaw Boys playing Saturday night. Event will feature house-smoked PIT BBQ and more than ten kinds of 2 Silos craft brews on tap! Free and open to the public. For full artist lineup, visit events.farmbrewlive.com/campus_events/
Saturday-Sunday, May 26-27
Virginia Renaissance Faire
Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA | 10am – 5pm
Take a trip back in time to an era of lords, ladies, and knights! With jousting, live musical and stage performances, and living history demonstrations, there is much to do and see around the fair village of Staffordshire for visitors of all ages. Visit the marketplace to shop a wide selection of artisan crafts including jewelry, clothing, decorations, and one of a kind handmade artwork. This weekend’s theme is “Military History”. Recurring every weekend until June 10th. Parking is free. For tickets and full schedule, visit varf.org and for weekly updates follow the Facebook page.
Saturday, May 26
Strawberry Fest at Liberty Mills Farm
9166 Liberty Mills Rd, Somerset, VA | 10am – 3pm
Enjoy the fruit of the season! Sample everything strawberry from sundaes (made with farm fresh ice cream) to chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry salsa and more! Visit with local vendors and participate in fun contests including a Berry Best Dressed Baby Contest and Berry Best Hat Contest. Strawberry picking while supply lasts (find guidelines here). Free parking and admission. For more details and list of vendors, visit www.libertymillsfarm.com/strawberry-fest/ and check out the Facebook event for live updates.
Saturday, May 26
BE BOLD Orchard 5K
1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA | 6 – 9pm
!!TICKET ALERT!! This event fills up fast… get your tickets now!
Saturday, June 9
Civil War Paddle
Ely’s Ford Boat Ramp, Ely’s Ford Road, Fredericksburg, VA | 9 am – 4 pm
National Park Service Supervisory Historian Greg Mertz leads this day-long canoe tour of Civil War sites along the Rapidan River. A popular trip, it brings to life legendary figures, like Stonewall Jackson, George Custer and J.E.B. Stuart. We also see the remains of Native American fish weirs. Bring a bag lunch, lots of water, sunscreen, etc. No alcohol is permitted. This trips fills FAST, so register early. Minimum age is 12 years as this is a strenuous, all-day event. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Va. Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries boat ramp at Ely’s Ford, on Route 610, just before it crosses the Rapidan. A shuttle will drop off at Germanna Ford for launch, arriving back at Ely’s Ford around 4 p.m. Tickets and contact info can be found at www.riverfriends.org/event/civil-war-paddle