Posts Tagged ‘festivals’

Summer Festivals in Virginia

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Are you considering a family vacation this summer, but you’re not sure where you would like to go? Perhaps we can help. There is a huge variety of festivals taking place this summer, particularly during the month of July. These events encompass a wide range of subjects, including wine, music, horses, cars, and arts and crafts. And wherever there is a festival, there is a nearby B&B.

July 14- Black Dog Wine & Music Festival, Floyd, VA (Nearby BBAV inns include Dutchies View B&B, Mountain Rose Inn, Beliveau Estate, and Clay Corner Inn.)

July 28-August 5 – Virginia Highlands Festival, Abingdon, VA (Nearby BBAV inns include Shepherd’s Joy, Summerfield Inn, and Inn on Town Creek.)

July 14 – BoxerWoodstock Music Festival, Lexington, VA (1868 Magnolia House Inn, A B&B at Llewellyn Lodge, Brierley Hill B&B, Applewood Inn and Llama Trekking, House Mountain Inn, and Stoneridge B&B.)

July 14 – The Horse and Hound Wine Festival, Bedford, VA (Nearby BBAV inns include Lovestone Inn.)

July 21 – James River Raft Race and Summer Festival, Gladstone, VA (Nearby BBAV inns include Orchard House B&B.)

July 6- Wintergreen Summer Music Festival, Wintergreen, VA (Nearby BBAV inns include Mark Addy Inn, Afton Mountain B&B, and Orchard House B&B.)

June 29-August 4 – Pony Swim and Auction, Chincoteague Island, VA (Nearby BBAV member inns include 1848 Island Manor House, Channel Bass Inn, Miss Molly’s Inn, The Watson House,Garden and Sea Inn, Inn at Onancock, Baywatch Inn at Franklin City.)

July 7 – Chalk the Walk ARTsplosion, Virginia Beach, VA (Nearby BBAV inns include Barclay Cottage B&B, Beach Spa B&B, Page House Inn, Magnolia House Inn, Cape Charles House, and A Williamsburg White House.)

July 20-21 – Norfolk Jazz Festival, Norfolk, VA (Nearby BBAV inns include Page House Inn, Freemason Inn, and the Patriot Inn.)

By Tara Stoll

Celebrate Scotland, Italy, and Wine, 2011!

Thursday, August 18th, 2011

By now you’ve probably already felt a certain crispness in the mornings, swiftly replacing the thick humidity of these past summer months. Indeed others have noticed that the green hue of one or two leaves has already begun to dissipate, melting into red or gold. There is no doubt that autumn is near, approaching silently without ostentation or fanfare.

But I’m certain that you’re not reading this to hear me prattle on about the poetical nature of autumn. No, you would rather hear what sorts of activities in which you can participate during this upcoming fall season, and since you’re being so incredibly insistent, I suppose I shall tell you.

Although there are many, many, many, many autumn festivals and celebrations around Virginia, I’ll focus on three fantastic ones that you can find in and nearby Williamsburg, Virginia:

The Williamsburg Scottish Festival and and Celtic Celebration, September 30-October 1- It’s time for kilts, haggis, and bagpipes! This event includes Irish stepdancing, a golf tournament, a parade, and lots of vendors with pretty, shiny things!

The Yorktown Wine Festival, October 1- This festival includes 21 wineries, 8 of which will participate in a wine dinner at the Riverfront Restaurant. The music also looks to be fantastic with a drum and fife band, reggae, pop, rock, acoustic, electric, and Celtic.

© 2011

Ciao Williamsburg Festival, October 8-9- Celebrate your Italian heritage, or, if you’re not Italian, pretend to be for a couple days! This festival promises amazing food, arts and crafts, children’s activities, and some excellent entertainment.

By Tara Stoll