“Second Saturday” – June 8th on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail

Outdoor Adventures

Hiking, biking, walking, running, swimming, swaying, funning, playing! June in Rappahannock is prime time for outdoor adventures. Bring your hiking shorts and swim suit and check in for a day or the weekend. Top off a day of activity with your choice of casual to gourmet fare and take your pick from a wide range of craft brews, wines and spirits to fit ANY taste.  Dive in to a scrumptious breakfast at your B&B or one of many local restaurants. Come find your nirvana.  There’s something for everyone on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail!


(Click on the highlighted links to find out more information about each activity.)


Before and After  – 31 Main St, Sperryville, VA 22740beforeandafter

We are excited to celebrate the Outdoor Adventure of our Sperryville Main Street neighbor Tony Lavato, who recently completed hiking all 512 miles of trails in the Shenandoah National Park!  Tony will share photos and information on the trails and park.  Wine, beer, and a special “Tony @ 512” beverage will be available.  Join us at 7:00 pm.


De’Danann Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA  22740dedanann

Mosaics are a fun way to learn how to work with glass. Spend a day in the studio creating an 8” x 8” mosaic panel. Students will learn how to cut glass, create a mosaic design, and glue it to a piece of tile board. We will finish the piece by grouting. It’s a fun activity for all ages, and youo can make a gift for Father’s Day. Time: 10:00 – 4:00  Fee: $65.00. For information contact Patricia Brennan at 540-987-8615. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mosaic-workshop-tickets-59070853513

Eastwoods Nursery – 634 Long Mountain Rd, Washington, VA 22747eastwood

Come to the Eastwoods Nursery Open House! Choose a beautifully formed Japanese maple or ginkgo for your landscape. Rain or shine we will be here to help with selections and answer questions. Watch for signs out on the highway pointing the way. Please note: we will be closing at 3:00 on Sunday. 540-675-1234

Foster Harris House – 189 Main St, Washington, VA  22747fosterharris

Champagne Invitation.  Indulge in the feel of a five-diamond resort surrounded by the irresistible charm of an intimate, historic home.  Five luxury guest rooms are just a short drive from Shenandoah National Park.   Discover a wealth of nearby activities including hiking, horseback riding, climbing and more. Enjoy renowned art galleries, boutique shopping, award winning wineries, highly rated restaurants and beautiful scenery.  Make a reservation for dinner Thurs. through Sat. and enjoy complimentary champagne for a relaxing start to a wondrous culinary adventure.     http://www.fosterharris.com

Gadino Cellars  92 School House Rd, Washington, VA 22747gadino

BRONZE MEDAL THREE PACK SPECIAL – Buy a three pack with our Bronze Medal Winners from the 2019 Governor’s Cup Competition.  Petit Manseng – A lush, citrusy nose starts your mouth watering for this crisp, flavorful wine. Loads of tropical fruit delight the palate and lead to a clean finish. Petit Verdot – With a powerful aroma of violets and black cherry, a luscious, full body with plum and chocolate, this wine beckons for a juicy filet! Two bottles of Petit Manseng and one of Petit Verdot – a steal at $75 (over 15% off).  Come Taste the Tradition!


Glassworks Gallery – 11774 Lee Hwy, Sperryville, VA 22740glassworks

This virtual museum of art and craftsmanship will be heating up the furnace one more time before hot summer weather interferes. It’s your golden opportunity to watch free glassblowing demonstrations.  From 1 – 4 pm.

Gallery is open from 10 – 5 pm.


Gray Ghost Vineyards – 14706 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106grayghost

Summer Concert Series – Enjoy featured musician Jacob Allen who returns to Virginia after two years in Nashville.  Live music from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.   Graze to Griddle Food Truck will be on site 3:30 to 7:00 pm!  Wine tastings conclude at 5:00 pm. Bottle and glass sales only from 5:00 to 7:00 pm.

Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, VA 22627griffin

Sophia on vocals and guitar and Jackson on cajon/bop kit and bass, the two musicians who led the successful Mercury Avenue Band are now a dynamic duo delighting crowds all over Northern Virginia. They take you on a journey from ABBA to Zac Brown Band, with stops at Amy Winehouse, The Cranberries, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Dire Straits, Jimi Hendrix, Lady Gaga, Linda Ronstadt, Portugal the Man, Queen, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, The White Stripes, with even some whimsical salutes to Spongebob Squarepants. They are sought after for performances and return gigs and look forward to putting on a great show.


Hazel River Arts and Antiques– 12625 Lee Hwy, Washington VA 22747hazelriver

Celebrate our one year anniversary all day. Nationally known photographer Jackie Bailey Labovitz is the featured artist for June. Her photography takes the viewer on a closeup journey of the forest floor that most people rarely have the opportunity to see. Meet the artist in a reception 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Also workshop by fusedglass artist Jennifer Webb, Something Fishysun catcher class is 11 am to 2 pm  –   just in time to make a Father’s Day gift. http://www.hazelriverartandantiques.com

Kevin Adams  – 337A Gay St, Washington, VA 22747gaystreet

Adams joins painter Pam Pittinger (painting shown left) of Amissville, and potter Shawn Ireland of N.C. in a new three-man show at Gay Street Gallery – next door to his studio. Drop in to see great art and meet the artists in a reception 4 to 7 pm.   http://www.gaystreetgallery.com/exhibitions


Magnolia Vineyards & Winery – 200 Viewtown Rd, Amissville 20106magnolia

Nashville Standard will be performing hits from Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison, Hank Williams, Chuck Berry, Patsy Cline, Waylon Jennings, Buddy Holly and more  2 – 5 pm


Middle Street Gallery – 325A Middle St, Washington, VA 22747middlestreet

Artist Phillip Ward is featured with the work of other gallery members also on display.  Ward’s contemporary works are hard-edged coloristic abstractions, some of which are free standing objects of art.


Old Rag PhotographyatGriffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint oldragHill, VA 22627

Insight Beyond Sight by Ray Boc.  Boc has developed a distinct style of work photographed in black and white infrared.  Most of the images, both old and new, are enhanced with the addition of a sepia tone. Boc will be in the Upstairs Gallery of Griffin Tavern to discuss infrared photography as well as any camera and photography issues that visitors may have.  12:00 to 4:00 pm

Quievremont Winery  – 162 Gid Brown Hollow Rd, Washington, VA 22747quievermont

Patty Sevre will engrave crystal and glass while you watch. Order a custom-engraved decanter, wine glasses or a vase, engraved to your specifications or choose one of her unique designs created with little more than revolving stones, copper and diamond wheels and cooling water.  Enjoy the farm and mountain views from the tasting room and patio and luscious wines.

River District Potters – 7 River Lane, Sperryville, VA  22740riverdistrict

Tie-Dye workshop. Create a dynamic blue design: fold, stitch and tie fabric. Cost of $50 includes silk scarf, cotton bandanna or t-shirt. Contact Janet Kerig for information: plantdyes@icloud.com or call 540 987-8670. To reserve a space email riverdistrictpotters@comcast.net or text 202-256-7005.  Workshop 11 am – 3 pm

Warmglass Designs – 12625 Lee Hwy at Hazel River Arts and Antiques,  Washington, VA 22747warmglass

Join in the fun with a fused glass workshop for ages 12 and up from 11 to 2 pm.  Design your fish to suit your fancy, decorating with colorful pieces of glass. All materials provided.  Projects will be fired and ready for pick up at Hazel River on Thursday, May 16.   $25.

Wild Roots Apothecary – 4 River Lane, Sperryville, VA  22740wildroot

We are excited to be hosting the River District Artisan Market with local artisans and next to the Farmer’s Market in the River District!  Saturday from 11-3 pm.  The Apothecary will be open as well and we have lots of nourishing and loving gifts for the Dads in your lives! Apothecary hours: 12-6 pm.



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“Second Saturday” – May 11 on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” -Abraham Lincoln   

Show Mom your appreciation with a relaxing day at your favorite winery or learning a new art technique in a fun workshop. Want to say thanks for all the things she does to make life better?  Choose a unique way to celebrate on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail!

Click each featured site’s link below for more information on activities and to navigate via the online location map.  When in the county, pick up an Artisan Trail map/brochure at the Rappahannock County Visitors Center just outside Washington, VA.

Here’s what’s happening May 11, 2019:

De’Danann Glassworks – 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA  22740

Stepping Stones are fun to have in any garden or walkway. In this workshop you will make an 8” x 8” stepping stone from stained glass pieces. You will assemble the artwork and pour the cement into the stone molds. The stepping stones will be
ready to pick up the next day. This is a great workshop for all ages. Time: 1:00 – 4:30 Fee: $38.00.    Please call Patricia Brennan 540-987-8615 to register or for more information.

Eastwoods Nursery –  634 Long Mountain Rd, Washington, VA 22747

​Eastwoods Nursery will be open for drop-in visitors and customers for three days, Fri-Sun, May 10-12. Otherwise we are open by appointment. Come with questions, to buy or just to look around and enjoy.   We will have directional signs from Rt. 211.  10-4 pm Fri and Sat and 10-3 pm Sunday.

Gray Ghost Vineyards – 14706 Lee Hwy. Amissville, VA 20106

We are beginning the Mother’s Day festivities a day early! Treat your Mom to a relaxing afternoon with live music at Gray Ghost. The winery is open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm with live music from 1:00-4:00 pm. Picnics welcome. Free admission, wine tastings only $5 per person.

Hazel River Arts and Antiques – 12625 Lee Hwy. Washington VA 22747

Fun things for Mom and the family!  Take in a free Nantucket lightship basket demonstration from 11 to 3 pm and join the fused glass workshop making three colorful garden stakes from 11 to 2 pm. $50 fee.  Jazz pianist Bill Harris entrtains from 2 to 5 pm.  Relax as you browse our shops and galleries.

Looking high and low for the gift that one seeks
You will find it at Hazel River Arts & Antiques
Unique gifts abound from all over the world
The myriad of which will now be unfurled
We have rugs and books and jewelry and such
Also, furs and lamps and trinkets so much
You’ll find statues and china and Grandfather clocks
We have art glass, paintings and a bird cage that rocks
We have clay pots, and brass pots, and copper galore
Just when you thought there couldn’t be more
There are fantastic baskets of all shapes and size
Keep looking we’re certain you’ll find a great prize
The treasure you seek must be like no other
Something that says you’re such a great Mother
Bring her antiquing she will think you’re the bomb
Because the best gift of all is time spent with Mom

Kevin Adams  – 337A Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

Kevin ​Adams unveils new work from Virginia and his travels elsewhere in an exhibition at Gay Street Gallery. Also featured in the exhibition are colorful and bold still life and landscape paintings by Elizabeth Geiger and striking wood sculptures by Jeffrey Cooper.

Kevin is a member of New York City’s Salmagundi Club, the oldest association of artists in the U.S., and one of his Virginia landscapes currently is featured in an exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach, Va.   10 am – 5 pm daily except Tuesday.

Magnolia Vineyards & Winery
 – 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville 20106

Show Mom your appreciation with a relaxing afternoon of wine and music.  Leon Rector plays live music from 2 – 5 pm. Try a wine tasting or enjoy a glass or bottle of your favorite.



Martin Woodard Art Studio – 36 Main St., Sperryville, Va 22740

Come in and celebrate Mother’s Day Weekend with us by browsing ceramics by Juba Mountain Pottery (on sale at 10% off), and the new paintings by resident artist Martin Woodard.  As a special treat, photographer Patricia Obregon will be showing her photos of the land and people of Rappahannock county. Open 10:00 – 5:00


 Middle Street Gallery  – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747

Examine paintings by featured artist Joan Wiberg as well as work by gallery members.  Wiberg’s contemporary and coloristic style captures the landscapes of the many locations she visits.  Friday – Sunday 10 am-5 pm


Narmada Winery – 43 Narmada La., Amissville, VA 20106

Celebrate all MOMS at Narmada Winery Saturday and Sunday.  Complimentary tastings and roses for all MOMS all weekend. The winery tasting room is open from 11 am – 7 pm Saturday and from 11 am – 6 pm Sunday. Live music Saturday from 2-5 pm by Aubrey Driggers and Sunday from 2 – 5 pm by APP.   Delicious food pairings all weekend, too. Narmada’s signature wine MOM is an appealing white wine with tropical notes of pineapple and passion fruit and makes a great gift for MOM, GrandMOM, Mother-in-law or even yourself!  We will be offering special discounts on MOM – 5% off 1 bottle, 10% off 3 bottles, 15% off 6 bottles and 30% off of a case.  We hope to see you all on Mother’s Day!

The Inn at Mt. Vernon Farm – 147 Mount Vernon Ln., Sperryville, VA 22740

Honor your mother or your wife by giving her a wonderful weekend getaway at the relaxing and luxurious Inn at Mount Vernon Farm. Mention Second Saturday and we will provide a small bouquet of wildflowers to brighten her room and a full farm fresh breakfast in the mornings. She can relax, sip wine, and enjoy the magnificent views from one of our comfortable porches. Book more than one night and receive 10% off. Gift Certificates available too!


Warmglass Designs – 12625 Lee Hwy. at Hazel River Art & Antiques

Join in the fun with this fused glass workshop for ages 12 and up from 11 to 2 pm..  Make 3 colorful glass garden stakes 8” x 1.5”.   Choose 3 base colors and decorate with colorful pieces of glass any way you want. All materials provided.  Projects will be fired and ready for pick up at Hazel River Thursday, May 16.  $50.


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For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events