July is a time for family fun. Rappahannock County hosts a spirited Independence Day celebration on Ben Venue Farm with live music, face painting, moon bounce, children’s games and more! (www.sperryvillefire.com)
Return on Second Saturday for a good time with our artists and inns and wineries and restaurants. Take in the views, take in a hike and then take in some of our great offers for wining and dining and practicing your artistic skills. For a complete experience ,take in our Dark Skies and then spend the night in a comfy bed in your choice of lovely places to stay.
Belle Meade B & B– 353 F.T. Valley Rd, Sperryville, VA 22740
Take a country vacation! Hike Old Rag or White Oak Canyon and then plunge into the pool. Indulge in a farm breakfast and relax with scenic views. Make reservations at www.bellemeade.net. 10% off for a three-night stay! Call for more information 540-987-9748.
Foster Harris House– 189 Main St, Washington, VA 22747
Our $99 menu is offered to all our Rappahannock friends for $69 Thursday and Friday evenings in July and Second Saturday! (Seating limited to 10 diners.) Taste the difference when Chef Jose prepares one of his spectacular six-course dinners. Phone 202-413-7690 for reservations.
Gadino Cellars– 92 School House Rd, Washington, VA 22747
Celebrate our 15th Anniversary! KATTLE 1 beef will be on site grilling their grass-fed beef burgers to order and will have cuts of beef for sale. Musical entertainment to be announced. Fun for all!
Gray Ghost Vineyards – 14706 Lee Hwy, Amissville, VA 20106
Celebrate the winery’s 25th Anniversary with a weekend filled with fun! Festivities include wine tastings, winery tours, vineyard tours and live music on both Sat. and Sun. Visit our website for the up-to-date schedule of events. 11 am – 5 pm
Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, VA 22627
Robbie Limon Band rocks the pub with our favorite classic rock covers! 8 pm – 11 pm. Start with dinner; stay for dancing!
Hazel River Arts and Antiques– 12625 Lee Hwy, Washington VA 22747
Local Author Richell Lindinger will be autographing her new book The Flowerless Garden. This is a great opportunity to bring your children and start their first edition collection. Refreshments provided.12 – 3 pm Also sign up for the fused glass workshop by Warmglass Designs held 11 am til 2 pm
Kevin, Pam and potter/painter Shawn Ireland are featured in Gay Street Gallery’s spring exhibition. Open 10 am – 5 pm
Magnolia Vineyards & Winery– 200 Viewtown Rd, Amissville, VA 20106
It’s our Fifth Anniversary celebration AND we are in the new winery! Two great reasons to join us and here’s one more: we’ll have live music both days. Leon Rector is on Saturday. The Happy Family Ranch food truck will also be on-site both days.
Middle Street Gallery – 325A Middle St, Washington, VA 22747
A presentation of fine art from our 21 artists including two new members: Carol Iglesias, an artist working in oil paintings and pastels and Fae Penland in watercolor, oil and drawing. Exhibition includes all aspects of the fine arts: drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, mixed-media, photography as well as new developments in art-making. Open Fri – Sun, 10 am – 5 pm
Narmada Winery– 43 Narmada La, Amissville, VA 20106
In addition to fine wines you’ll find live music by Janna Audey from 2 to 5 pm. Winery open from 11 am to 7 pm.
Francie Schroeder introduces her new show of bird photographs. Schroeder will be on hand in the upstairs gallery 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Quievremont Winery – 162 Gid Brown Hollow Rd, Washington, VA 22747
Patty Sevre demonstrates her glass engraving craft and offers pieces for sale. Have your name engraved on a bottle or glass while you wait! Open 12 – 7 pm
River District Potters – 7 River La, Sperryville, VA 22740
Potter Sara Adams will instruct you on creating an imprint of a memory. Imprint clay with crochet doilies, a symbol, or anything that represents a memory for you or your family. Bring items you want to use such as buttons, leaves, shells, etc. All ages welcome. Allow two hours to create and glaze your imprint. $15 per person Open 11 am – 3 pm.
Warmglass Designs– 12625 Lee Hwy at Hazel River Art & Antiques, Washington, VA 22747
Make a star spangled sun catcher of fused glass in a fun class with Jennifer Webb. All materials included, $25 per person. Light refreshments provided by Hazel River Arts & Antiques 11 am – 2 pm
Wild Roots Apothecary– 4 River La, Sperryville, VA 22740
Visit the River District Artisan Market and the companion Farmers Market to get beautifully fashioned artisan goods, botanicals, fresh produce and bakery items. 11 am – 3 pm