Second Saturday – July 13

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 Adams and Pam Pittinger– at Gay Street Gallery, 337 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

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.

Old Rag Photography  – at Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy, Flint Hill, VA 22627

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