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Art and Country
Through - 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.
Step Into Mystery
June 8 - August 10, 2015
3 Notch'd Brewing Co 946 Grady Ave, Charlottesville, VA
A Unique chance to become part of the mystery, not just an observer! You ARE the detective, trying to solve the crime. Upon entering, you will become a character in the event. You don’t just watch the action, you ARE the action. Talk to others and find out what they know. Details.
Birth of Democracy Festival
July 4, 2015
Democracy Vineyards 585 Mountain Cove Road, Lovingston, VA

All day music, food and wine tastings. Food available for purchase. Once a vibrant apple operation, a portion of the orchard has been cleared and planted with six varietals for wine grape production. Today, Democracy Vineyards grows Viognier, Petit Manseng, Petit Verdot, Pinotage, Chambourcin and Merlot Details.
The Independence Day Celebration
July 4, 2015
Culpeper, Virginia

The Independence Day Celebration is a safe, fun, and affordable event that represents not only our heritage, but also a strong sense of community spirit. The day's events will include a 5K race, youth sporting events, patriotic speeches, a festive parade, CRI's 4th of July Car & Bike Show, food and craft vendors, amusements for children and adults, a band and of course FIREWORKS that will delight everyone! Details.
Wintergreen Summer Music Festival
July 6 - August 2, 2015
Wintergreen Resort Route 664 Wintergreen, VA

Living innovators will be celebrated, but the emphasis will be on innovation during the past 1,000 years. As always, there will be the familiar and the unfamiliar. There will be something for everyone, including orchestra concerts, jazz performances, seminars, kids programming, cooking classes, nature-related events and so much more! Details.
Annual Pig Roast at Horton Vineyards
July 11, 2015
Horton Vineyards, 6399 Spotswood Trail, Gordonsville, VA
Live music, meal with all the fixin's and wine tasting make this our best event of the year. Food available from 11:30am - 2pm. Paid reservations required. Details.
6th Anniversary Party At Albemarle CiderWorks!
July 11, 2015
Albemarle CiderWorks 2545 Rural Ridge Ln, North Garden, VA

Join us for a day filled with festivities, live music, and cider of course. Taste our array of ciders, old and new, and learn about the history of cider in America. Enjoy games on the lawn and fresh fruit from the orchard. Zuzu's Hot 5 entertains in the Orchard Room Details.
City Market
August 1 - October 31, 2015
Downtown Mall 100 Water St, Charlottesville, VA

The Market offers fresh produce, herbs, plants, grass fed meats, crafts, and baked goods from local vendors every Saturday, April - December. The market features over 100 vendors every Saturday morning. SNAP customers customers can redeem their benefits at the market for fresh produce. Details.
Take a ride on the Hatton Ferry
August 1 - October 25, 2015
Hatton Ferry 10120 Hatton Ferry Rd, Scottsville, VA

Come take a ride on the Hatton Ferry, an historic ferry across the James River and the only poled ferry still operating in the United States, through October 24h. The Hatton Ferry operates free of charge; donations appreciated Details.
Annual Blackberry Harvest and Music Festival
August 1, 2015
Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery 2800 Berry Hill Rd, Nellysford, VA

Music will start at 9:00am with Kim and Jimbo Cary, followed by The Judy Chops at 11:00am. We will finish the day with awesome bluegrass music by The James River CutUps. A catered lunch will be available for purchase provided by Rick's BBQ featuring a pulled pork BBQ platter beginning around noon, while supplies last. Admission is $10 per adult, no exceptions, and children are free with adults. Details.
Virginia Craft Brewers Fest
August 22, 2015
Devils Backbone Brewing Co 200 Mosbys Run, Roseland, VA

Virginia Craft Brewers Festival is designed to bring together all qualified and interested Virginia Craft Breweries as an opportunity to promote the Virginia Craft Brewing Industry and the Virginia Craft Brewers Guild. The event will feature the Virginia Craft Beer Cup competition in a variety of Categories (with the cup being awarded to the best overall brewery), beer tastings,some of Virginia’s best live bands, and CAMPING amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains. Details.
Spartan Race
August 22, 2015
Wintergreen Resort 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Wintergreen, VA

Wintergreen Resort, twice named \"Best Ski Resort\" by the readers of Washington Post.com, boasts some of the most thrilling 11,000 acres in the Mid-Atlantic for Spartans to race! Nestled atop the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains, it is one of the most challenging courses in the Spartan line-up. Test your mettle on the slopes with 8+ miles of obstacles, hills and barbed wire. Details.
Charlottesville Women’s Four Miler
September 5, 2015
Foxfield 1950 Garth Rd, Charlottesville, VA

The Four Miler supports UVA Cancer Center's Breast Care Program, where multidisciplinary teams are committed to the early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of breast disease. UVA offers state of the art screening, including tomosynthesis (3D mammography), individually tailored breast care, and second opinions. Details.
Lockn' Music Festival
September 10 - 13, 2015
Oak Ridge Estate 2300 Oak Ridge Road, Arrington, VA

A four day music festival, with an emphasis on world class music, locally sourced food & beverages, mountain biking & hiking, and sustainability. Many of the artists will be performing over multiple days, and will be featured in unique and exciting artist pairings. Details.
Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello
September 11 - 12, 2015
Monticello 931 Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Charlottesville, VA

Celebrate the legacy of a revolutionary gardener, Thomas Jefferson, during a day of garden tours, hands-on workshops, and the Grand Preview Dinner with Joel Salatin to kick off the sixth annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello. Details.
Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival
September 26, 2015
Lee Park Downtown Charlottesville, VA

This free, outdoor celebration of a healthy and humane lifestyle brings together diverse individuals and organizations who want to make the planet a more healthy, sustainable, and compassionate place for all. The festival includes delicious, free vegan food samples, restaurant booths, compassionate-living exhibitors, nonprofit and educational organizations, a dog and cat Adoption Fair, a Kids' Area, and much more! Details.
Oktoberfest at Blue Mountain Brewery
October 1 - 5, 2015
Blue Mountain Brewery 9519 Critzer Shop Rd, Afton, VA

Join us for our annual Oktoberfest celebration! Special beer releases, menu specials, games, tastings, tours, and live music. Details.
Fall Fiber Festival and Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials
October 3 - 4, 2015
Montpelier 11407 Constitution Hwy Montpelier Station, VA

The Virginia Border Collie Association (VBCA) holds trials throughout the year where members compete for points. At the end of the year the ten best dog and handler teams in each class are recognized. Details.
Powhatan's Festival of the Grape
October 24, 2015
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.
Walk to End Alzheimer's
October 24, 2015
Lee Park E. Market St & 2nd St. NE, Charlottesville, VA

All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. Details.
Harvest Fest
October 31 - November 1, 2015
Wintergreen Resort 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Wintergreen, VA

Plan to spend an extra day and see fall's colors from the top of the mountain to the bottom. In addition to golf, tennis, fun at Discovery Ridge, hiking, spa and tempting dining options, check out the special fun on top of the mountain! Details.
Hot Air Affair: Ballooning at Trump Winery
November 1, 2015
Trump Winery 3550 Blenhiem Rd, Charlottesville, VA

Celebrate the end of 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 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, featuring a special cocktail of our Cru and spiced apple cider. Details.

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