Archive for September 1, 2011

Apple Picking Festival – September 10, 2011

9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Blue Ridge HOST will be hosting an Apple Pickin’ Festival with Crafters, Vendors, and Music at their new Visitor’s Center in Fancy Gap Virginia. Apples will be available on site or you can choose to pick your own at nearby orchard.
Music Entertainment will include:
Tina Blankenship 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.
Bluegrass and Gospel. Bo Hacker 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon
Gospel, Bluegrass, and Country. Sugarloaf Mountain Band – 12:00 Noon – 2:00 P.M.
Gospel / Old Time Music. Aaron Bozewell – Country 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Located just south of  the Blue Ridge Parkway  is a hidden treasure trove of rolling farm land with endless varieties of tree bearing fruit.  Fresh peaches and apples are picked at it peak of ripeness for the best possible flavor.  Blue Ridge Manor Bed and Breakfast is the perfect location to spend the weekend after a fun day at the Apple Picking Festival.  A quick drive to our Blue Ridge Mountains B & B puts your right next door to the Century Old Farm, Ayers Orchards, where you can pick your fruit fresh from the tree.  We invite you to join us down on the farm for a fantastic weekend getaway.


Bird Watching in the Blue Ridge

birding, birds, birdwatching, bird watchingOn any given day at the Blue Ridge Manor Bed and Breakfast, you will see a host of birds. The Cardinal, Carolina Chickadee, Doves, White-Breasted Nuthatch, Song Sparrow and Tufted Titmouse and on a rare occasion the Rose-breasted Grosebeak. They dine daily with our eight gray squirrels, two chipmunks and 2 flying squirrels. The whole gang seems pretty content to call our country bed and breakfast home as they don’t mind sharing crumbs with our two dogs, Zeus and Goliath. We are officially listed as a eBird hotspot in Virginia. There are two website that I think you will find very useful for your own birding activities. For more information check out eBirds and All About Birds.


Name: Blue Ridge Manor Bed and Breakfast
State/Province: US-VA
Latitude: 36.645
Longitude: -80.64