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Hatton Ferry
June 01, 2014 - October 26, 2014
Hatton Ferry 10120 Hatton Ferry Rd, Scottsville, VA

Come take a ride on the Hatton Ferry, a historic ferry across the James River and the only poled ferry still operating in the United States. The Hatton Ferry operates free of charge; donations appreciated as the operation of the ferry relies solely on donations given to ride the ferry and from the kind generosity of other supporters. Under ideal conditions, a round-trip crossing takes about 30-45 minutes. No more than two cars and six people can be taken at one time. Details.
Court Square Walking Tours
October 10 - 24, 2014
Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society 200 Second St, NE, Charlottesville, VA

Learn about these men and women and the houses, storefronts, schools, places of worship, public buildings, and cemeteries in which they passed their lives. Attend one of the Historic Walking Tours with a knowledgeable ACHS guide. Details.
Cirque du Soleil - Dralion
October 22 - 26, 2014
John Paul Jones Arena 295 Massie Rd, Charlottesville, VA

In Dralion, the four elements that govern the natural order take on a human form. Thus embodied, each element is represented by its own evocative colour: air is blue; water is green; fire is red; earth is ochre. In the world of Dralion, cultures blend, Man and Nature are one, and balance is achieved. Details.
Powhatan's Festival of the Grape
October 25, 2014
Powhatan Historic Courthouse Square

Every season brings more opportunities to enjoy national and local entertainment, festival fun amongst our quaint and rural spaces. Nestled in the green countryside, 20 miles west of Richmond, Powhatan County is rich in historic, natural and outdoor recreational resources. Details.
4th Annual Halloween Bash
October 31, 2014
Glass House Winery 5898 Free Union Rd, Free Union, VA

Dig out the costumes! We will have live musical performances by Toma Que Toma and Beleza, including flamenco dancing! Picnics welcome, indoor and outdoor seating available (no outside alcohol permitted). Glass House Winery wines and chocolates, and an assortment of packaged meats, cheeses, crackers, etc. are available for purchase in the Tasting Room. Details.
Family Weekend Choral Showcase
November 1, 2014
Old Cabell Auditorium 112 Old Cabell Hall, Charlottesville, VA

The concert’s lively and varied program will feature selections from all four ensembles’ 2014-2015 repertoire. The evening will close with a joint performance as well as the beloved UVa songs, sung by the combined choruses (more than 180 voices strong), who will be joined on stage by their alumni. Details.
14th Annual Apple Harvest Festival
November 1, 2014
Albemarle CiderWorks 2545 Rural Ridge Lane, North Garden, VA

The Ruritan Club will be making Apple Butter and Brunswick Stew over a slow fire to be ready in the early afternoon. But hurry! They sell out fast! Local musicians performing all day Enjoy the hayride over the ridge above the orchard Dozens of craft and artisanal food vendors. Details.
Swannanoa Palace Open House
November 1 - 2, 2014
Swannanoa Palace 497 Swannanoa Lane, Afton, VA

Visitors today can still see the depth of James and Sally May's relationship is places like the 4,000 piece Tiffany stained-glass window and a domed ceiling bearing the likeness of Mrs. Dooley. The name Swannanoa comes from Mrs. Dooley's fondness for swans, which she liked because they choose their mates for a lifetime. Details.
Hot Air Affair: Ballooning at Trump Winery
November 2, 2014
Trump Winery 100 Grand Cru Dr, Charlottesville, VA

Celebrate the end of another harvest season by taking in the astounding fall foliage with a tethered hot air balloon ride over our vines and 1,300 acre estate. Join us at the Trump Winery Pavilion for an afternoon of live music, award winning wine, and unforgettable views of the vineyard. A gourmet picnic menu is available for pre-order and wines will be available by both the bottle and glass. Details.
Boar’s Head Turkey Trot
November 27, 2014
Ednam Forest Charlottesville, VA

Join us Thanksgiving morning to work up an appetite for a good cause in a true Charlottesville tradition. Unite with friends and family to run (or walk!) the 5K course through beautiful Ednam Forest and raise money for the UVA Children's Hospital. Details.
Annual Thanksgiving Feast
November 27, 2014
Holladay House Bed & Breakfast 155 West Main St, Orange, VA

Join our family for our 9th annual Thanksgiving dinner. We will be feasting upon free-range turkey, lots of side dishes, desserts and great conversation! Details.
Art and Country
December 2, 2014 - June 30, 2015
Kluge Ruhe Aboriginal Art Museum 400 Worrell Dr, Charlottesville, VA

The exhibition explores the range of ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists develop and maintain relationships with “country,” their homeland. Many artists represent features of the landscape to communicate their ongoing connection to their ancestral land and the Dreaming. Details.
Cookies and Milk with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Pharsalia
December 7, 2014
Pharsalia 2333 Pharsalia Rd, Tyro, VA

Kids will listen to stories with Mrs. Claus, sit on Santa’s lap for a visit, have their picture taken, then have fun in the craft room with their family. Homemade cookies and milk provided for the kids and coffee and desserts available for parents. Details.
The Great Charlottesville Santa Fun Run & Walk
December 7, 2014
Downtown Mall Main St and 2nd St, Charlottesville, VA

It is sure to be a festive and fun way to welcome the holiday season with friends and family (and pets!) of all ages, all while supporting the programs and services that The Arc of the Piedmont provides to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Be a Claus for a cause! Details.
The Great Russian Nutcracker
December 7, 2014
Paramount Theater 215 East Main St, Charlottesville, VA

Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this Holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience. Details.
Annual Holiday Yuletide Extravaganza
December 10, 2014
Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzers Shop Rd, Afton, VA

Fun for the whole family! Holiday music & hot chocolate with Santa & his Elves arriving at 4PM. The event is free and our full menu & kids menu will be available. Details.
Carriage Rides at Trump Winery
December 14, 2014
Trump Winery 3550 Blenhiem Rd, Charlottesville, VA

A horse-drawn carriage will take you on a scenic journey through our expansive vineyard, making stops for scenic photo opportunities. This rare occasion to experience the vineyard up close will surely put you in the holiday spirit! Details.
Christmas At The Paramount
December 20, 2014
Paramount Theater 215 E Main St, Charlottesville, VA

The Oratorio Society of Virginia, one of the area's premier performance groups, presents Christmas at the Paramount! A staple of Charlottesville tradition, Oratorio Society will perform classic holiday choral works by Mendellsohn, Gruber, and many more. This family-friendly concert is a no-brainer gift idea for the holidays! Details.
The Masked Ball at Veritas Vineyard and Winery
December 31, 2014
Veritas Vineyard & Winery 151 Veritas Lane Afton V

Celebrate in style! Join us for wine and hors d'oeuvres followed by a five-course winemaker's dinner at 7PM in Saddleback Hall. There will be dancing until midnight, when the masks come off and the champagne flows! Breakfast follows at 12:30AM. So bring your mask and your dancing shoes to have great food, wine, and fun to bring in the New Year 2014. Details.

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