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!
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Before and After – 31 Main St, Sperryville, VA 22740
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 22740
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 22747
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 22747
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 22747
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 22740
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 20106
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 22627
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 22747
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 22747
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 20106
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 22747
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.
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 22747
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 22740
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: email@example.com or call 540 987-8670. To reserve a space email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 202-256-7005. Workshop 11 am – 3 pm
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 22740
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.