Archive for June 2011

Civil War Reenactment and Encampment

The Major Graham Mansion will celebrate the 150th year anniversary of the civil war with a reenactment and encampment with the 24th Virginia Infantry and the Blue & Gray Historical Group on July 2, 2011 from 1:00 – 7:00 P.M.  Tickets are $10 per adult and 12 and under are free.  There will be live music, self-guided mansion tours, a book signing with Tom Perry, author of the Graham Mansion History Guide, food and craft vendors along with the Mansion’s ghost hunters. 

Virginia Peach Festival Week

24th Annual Virginia State Peach Festival
The Patrick County Chamber of Commerce Announces the 24rd ANNUAL VIRGINIA STATE PEACH FESTIVAL Celebration for 2011The schedule of events is as follows:

Saturday August 13 – Virginia State Peach Pageant at the Historic Star Theatre, 318 Patrick Avenue, Stuart, VA

Time: 2:00 P. M. (Tiny Miss Peach, Little Miss Peach, Junior Miss Peach, and Miss Peach). Admission is $3.00 at the door.

FRIDAY, August 19 – Join all your friends and neighbors for the traditional evening music celebration in StuartDeHartPark, 212 Johnson Street, Stuart, VA.

Music by the Key West Band, 58 West and Jason Harris and Friends

Gates open at 4:00 pm Music begins at 5:30 pm Ticket price: $8 advance, $12 at the gate. Children 12-under Free (Ticket price does not include food and beverage). Program includes various food, crafters and business exhibitors. Barbeque by Two By Two Barbeque of Meadows of Dan, Va. Local peaches and Peach Ice Cream by Creamy Creations. No coolers please.

Paul Farrar will be there from the ‘Cooking With Paul’ TV show, serving samples of home made Peach Ice Cream. Mr. Pokeeto, the clown will be there for all the kids! This is a RAIN OR SHINE event.

SATURDAY, August 20 -7th Annual Folk Fair will be at the Meadows of Dan, VA.

Location is on U. S. Rt. 58 Business and it begins at 10:00am. Activities will be in the business district on JEB Stuart Highway featuring Belgian Horse Drawn Wagon rides, Local Peaches and Peach Desserts, Blacksmithing, Peach Butter Making, Wood-Turning, Hand Spinning, Antiques, Music, Food Vendors, Heritage Arts & Craft Show . Admission is FREE. ‘A Simpler Place In Time’

Patrick County, VA is nestled along the Blue Ridge Mountains, and has gained the appellation, ‘Peach Tree Bottom’. Bountiful peach trees still flourish in this scenic region and this celebration is to honor the county’s peach growers. Naturally, wonderful peach concoctions such as peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach fried pies, peach flavored snow cones, and peach flavored drinks tempt attendees. And you’ll find bushels and bushels of just-picked fruit, art and craft exhibits, and live entertainment.

For more information contact:

Patrick County Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 577
Stuart, VA24171
Telephone: 276-694-6012