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Blues Brews & Balloons 2019
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

FREE ADMISSION!! Welcome to the KICKOFF to our 3rd Annual Balloons Over Rockbridge Hot Air Balloon and Music Festival! BLUES, BREWS, & BALLOONS- 14 Hot Air Balloons fill the Rockbridge County skies, tethered rides, beer/wine, food trucks, live BLUES music, and community fellowship! #flyhighBOR

Red Wing Roots Music Festival @ Natural Chimneys Park
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day

You do not want to miss this annual event at Natural Chimneys Park in the Shenandoah Valley.  The line-up of music is always impressive, and it is a family-friendly event.  Expect vendors, a beer garden and local food booths to round out your weekend.  Get your tickets early at www.redwingroots.com

Virginia Lake Festival
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day

Running for more than four decades, this festival in Clarksville features a lively arts and crafts scene, a wide array of food vendors, live music, fireworks and the popular “Gathering of the Boats” on Buggs Island in the evening.  Find all the details HERE:  www.clarksvilleva.com

Founders Craft Beverage Festival @ Philip Carter Winery
Jul 20 – Jul 21 all-day

Join the founding family of American wine and experience an exceptional artisan event celebrating the very best in local craft libations – wine, beer, cider, and mead. The weekend event of the summer, we invite you to be part of an annual Virginia tradition at Philip Carter Winery, celebrating 257 years of wine excellence in Virginia as we enjoy the very best of Virginia craft beverages and meats from the grill. Enjoy live music and yard games in the vineyard. Purchase tickets early as this event will sell out. We look forward to having you!

Tickets are $10 per person in advance ($15 at the event) and include a taste of 4 wines, 3 ciders, 2 beers, and 1 mead. Additionally, enjoy a complimentary sample of Philip Carter Winery’s inaugural wine-filled chocolates!

@ Valley Pike Farm Market
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

We are SO excited to announce that Valley Pike Farm Market will be hosting the 2nd Annual Virginia Cider Festival on July 20th, 2019!

We have partnered again with Mercy House, Inc. for this benefit festival. The proceeds raised last year provided direct financial assistance to house and fully support four families from right here in the Shenandoah Valley for an entire year! This year we’re hoping to double the support we’re able to provide for local families in need, so mark your calendars, SAVE THE DATE, and share the news with your friends!

EARLY BIRD ticket –

DESIGNATED DRIVER ticket – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designated-driver-ticket-tickets-57738417160

Blackberry Harvest & Music Festival: Hill Top Winery
Aug 3 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our Annual Blackberry Harvest and Music Festival is August 3, 2019. We have excellent music again this year! Listen to Bluegrass by The James River CutUps from 11am to 2pm. For the first time at Hill Top, Who Shot John will play from from 3pm until 6pm! We are excited to be working with Sooner BBQ this year. They will be selling a pulled pork lunch while supplies last with lunch starting about 12pm. They are creating a special menu for our festival! There will be craft vendors, great music, pick your own blackberries and of course the best true to the fruit wines and authentic honey meads for tasting and purchase. We even have two types of bottled sangria! We provide quart containers and blackberries are at the usual per quart price. Admission is $10 per person, keep your logo glass. At 2pm, while the bands are changing, we will be giving away birthday cake to celebrate the winery’s 21st birthday! Come see us! #vawine #mead #vawineries #festivals #upick #nelson151

Taste Leesburg @ Down Town Leesburg, VA
Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

TASTE showcases restaurants, beverages, food trucks, artists, merchants and businesses of Leesburg and it’s surrounding areas, providing those in attendance a “taste” of all that the Town has to offer. Admission is Free and food vendors will be set up throughout the event offering tastings for $5, $6, and $7.

If you wish to experience the TASTE local breweries and wineries, the $35 (plus the Eventbrite fee) Early Bird Drink Ticket will offer you unlimited tastings of beer, wine, and cider! Grab your Drink Ticket now because the price will increase to $45 August 8 and depending on pre-sales there may be limited tickets available the day of!

Breweries featured: Loudoun Brewing Co., Black Walnut, Quattro Goomba, Old Ox, House 6, Crooked Run, Bear Chase, Old 690, Barnhouse Brewing, Dog Money and two Cideries Wild Hare Cidery and Corcoran.

Wineries featured: Zephaniah, Quattro Goomba, 8 Chains North, Fabboli Cellars, 50 West, Sunset Hills, Notaviva, Casanel and Creeks Edge!

This is a Rain or Shine event, but in case TASTE Leesburg has to be canceled due to an Extreme weather event you will be refunded your Drink Ticket minus the Eventbrite Fee

Crabs & Beer by the James–Richmond, VA @ Browns Island
Aug 24 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come on out to the all you can eat crabs and beer festival on Brown’s Island.  Vendors all day, live music by Southern Soul Artist, R&B Artist, GO-GO Artist and 6 DJs playing all day.

Tickets are $10-$40 per person

Cigar, Bourbon & Beer Festival–Fredericksburg, VA @ Fredericksburg Fairgrounds
Aug 24 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Featuring cigars from Hogshead Cigar Lounge, bourbon from across the country and some Virginia craft beer from Fredericksburg breweries and regional breweries and VA ciders.  Enjoy live music too.

25th Annual Rockbridge Beer & Wine Festival–Lexington, Va @ Lime Kiln Theater
Sep 7 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The 25th Annual Rockbridge Beer & Wine Festival in Lexington, VA.  Saturday, September 7, 2019–Rain or Shine.  The festival will feature regional wines in a covered wine garden, local craft beer and cider, local food vendors and live music on two stages.  Tickets go on sale on July 5th.  For information:  www.lexrockchamber.com