Archive for March 28, 2011

Apple Dumpling Festival October 22, 2011

Region: Blue Ridge Highlands

Locality: Patrick County

The Depot

South Main Street

Stuart, VA 24171

Stuart’s annual Apple Dumpling Festival is held in the quaint, historic “Depot” area in downtown Stuart, Virginia where the Danville and Western Railroad once ran the hills and valleys hauling products and people across Southern Virginia.

At the festival there will be local and well known bands performing at the Farmer’s Market stage area. Numerous artisans line the streets with unique Southwest arts and crafts. Come hungry and enjoy the abundance of delicious food from apple pies and apple butter to Stuart’s famous apple dumplings.

Date/Hours:

Saturday, October 22, 2011 (10:00 AM-4:00 PM)

Children Welcome

Telephone:

Billy Gammons or Susan Slate: (276) 694-3811

Website:

www.townofstuartva.com

Woolwine Volunteer Fire Department October Festival

An old-time bluegrass music lovers dream, with featured bands. Bring your lawn chairs and your dancing shoes! We have a big dance floor.Concessions include hot dogs, barbecued chicken or ham dinner, homemade apple butter,bake sale, and soft drinks. Craft vendors are welcome. Please call 276-930-2608 if you re interested in setting up for crafts.

The Fire Department and auxiliary members begin the week by peeling and preparing apples for the apple butter on Wednesday, October 5, at 8:00 AM at the Fire Department. Volunteers from the community and visitors from everywhere enjoy the day socializing and working together. We welcome all help! Big posts of vegetable soup and peanut butter and crackers will be served. Donations of desserts help feed the workers.

Fried apple pies and apple butter made in open kettles are prepared Thursday.

Date/Hours:
Saturday, October 08, 2011 (10:00 AM-6:00 PM)

Civil War Encampment and Reenactment- Annual

Region: Blue Ridge Highlands
Locality: Patrick County

Laurel Hill
1091 Ararat Highway
Ararat, VA 24053

Stay at the Beautiful Blue Ridge Manor Bed and Breakfast just a few short minute drive.  We would love to relive history with you.! Living history at Laurel Hill, the birthplace of Major General J.E.B. Stuart, near Ararat, Virginia.

Don’t miss one of the highest-quality re-enactment events in the world! The Blue Ridge Mountains will ring again with the clash of sabers, the thunder of the big guns, and the battle cries of the bloodiest war ever fought!

Date/Hours:
Saturday, October 01, 2011 – Sunday, October 02, 2011 (Opens: 9:30 AM)

Admission Fee: $

Children Welcome

Meadows of Dan VA

Meadows of Dan is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 178, just at the intersection of Business Route 58 with the Parkway.

“The mountain” as Meadows of Dan is locally known, has been settled for generations, since the 1820s and 1830s. One of the most photographed spots in America is Mabry’s Mill, just up the Parkway at Milepost 179. Walking the mountain arts trails at the mill is like walking back through time to the way things used to be on the mountain. Further up the Parkway are many hiking trails for long, vigorous hikes or just for walks in the peaceful mountains. Fishing, hunting, camping, or just driving around delighting in the beauty of the mountains can all be enjoyed in the hills around Meadows of Dan.

Meadows of Dan is located on the Crooked Road. The Crooked Road is a music trail through Southwest Virginia that highlights the tradition of old-time and bluegrass music in the mountains of Appalachia and the Blue Ridge.

Country stores, antique shops, a knife shop, a fudge factory, a farm and craft market, ice cream parlor, wineries and more all create a special shopping experience in an area surrounded by beauty where visitors become friends and come back over and over again to shop, sit on porches, and just relax in a special place.

Chinquapin Festival

Region: Blue Ridge Highlands

Locality: Patrick County

Mountain Meadow Farm and Craft Market

84 Concord Road

Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

 

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Come spend your Labor Day with us! Located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Craft show, musical entertainment. Locally grown fruits and vegetables also come and enjoy the Corn Acoustics Corn Maze for a small admission fee. Bring your lawn chairs.

Date/Hours:

Sunday, September 04, 2011 – Tuesday, September 06, 2011 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Telephone:

Phone: (540) 593-3279

 

 

Corn Accoustic Maze

Region: Blue Ridge Highlands

Locality: Patrick County

Mountain Meadow Farm and Craft Market

84 Concord Road

Meadows of Dan, VA 24120

 

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Musically themed 4 acre corn maze right off the Crooked Road as well as children hay bale maze. Also offering a smaller version corn maze for little tots.

Corn Maze Admission: 6 Years and Older – $5.00 per person

5 Years and Younger – Free

Groups of 20 or more – $4.00 each

School, Church and other Group Tours

available during the week are

encouraged, call for appointment

Date/Hours:

Saturday, September 03, 2011 – Sunday, September 04, 2011 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Saturday, September 10, 2011 – Sunday, September 11, 2011 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Saturday, September 17, 2011 – Sunday, September 18, 2011 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Saturday, September 24, 2011 – Sunday, September 25, 2011 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Saturday, October 01, 2011 – Sunday, October 09, 2011 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Sunday, October 02, 2011 – Saturday, October 08, 2011 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Saturday, October 15, 2011 – Sunday, October 16, 2011 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Saturday, October 22, 2011 – Sunday, October 23, 2011 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Saturday, October 29, 2011 – Sunday, October 30, 2011 (10:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Admission Fee: $5 – 6 yrs & older

Children Welcome

Telephone:

Phone: (540) 593-3279

 

Annual Peach Festival

Region: Blue Ridge Highlands

Locality: Patrick County

Various Venues

Rotary Field, Woodland Dr. Route 835

Stuart, VA 24171

The Virginia Peach Festival began in 1988 to recognize and promote the agriculture of Patrick County. We will celebrate an entire week of Peach Festival events during the week throughout the county that include: music concerts, Peach Pageant, Street fair, orchard tours, crafters and food vendors, and much more!

$12 advance; $15 at the gate for Saturday night music concert and barbecue dinner.

$3 for Friday night pageant.

All other events free

 

 

Kibbler Valley River Run July 30, 2011

Photo by: Patrick Henry Photography Club
Photo by: Patrick Henry Photography Club

Region: Blue Ridge Highlands

Locality: Patrick County

Kibler Valley

6211 Kibler Valley Road

Ararat, VA 24053

 

Kibler Valley River Run has an activity to match everyone’s interests whether guiding a kayak through the roaring whitewater or simply taking in the scenery of the Blue Ridge. Several hundred people gather along the headwaters of the Dan River for this event sponsored by the Red Bank Ruritan Club in Patrick County.

Registration Fee: $25.00

Date/Hours:

Saturday, July 30, 2011 (Opens: 8:00 AM)

Children Welcome

Telephone:

Tom Bishop: (276) 694-6012

Website:

www.kiblervalley.zoomshare.com

Virginia Covered Bridge Festival, Patrick County VA June 18

Region: Blue Ridge Highlands

Locality: Patrick County

Jacks Creek and Bob White Covered Bridges

Elamsville Road

Woolwine, VA 24185

The annual Virginia Covered Bridge Festival will be hosted in Woolwine, Virginia between Jacks Creek and Bob White Covered Bridges. There will be live bands, numerous artists and craftsmen exhibiting and selling their products, and food vendors. Wagon rides, tractor pulled hay rides and antique car rides will be available providing travel from one covered bridge to the other. Kids will have a terrific time at the kid activity area that has a petting zoo, moonwalk, face painting and more!

In 2007 Patrick County was named the official state location for the Virginia Covered Bridge Festival