Guests are advised to contact the event venue directly prior to visiting due to weather and ongoing adjustments necessary to comply with COVID 19 guidelines.

Orchards & Farms

Critzer Family Farm Open for the Season, Open Monday – Saturday 8AM to 7PM. Closed Sunday. Strawberries are in!! Specials on flowers and hanging baskets. Also available: fresh vegetables, plants for your vegetable garden, and jams and jellies. Don’t forget the Homemade Ice Cream! 9388 Critzer Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920. Call 540-241-3305 to get the latest picking conditions and farm updates. https://critzerfamilyfarm.com/

Seaman’s Orchard Open for the Season. Blueberries are open for Pick-Your-Own! We still have PYO sweet cherries and strawberry ice cream too! Hours Monday through Friday 8AM to 6PM, Saturday 8AM to 4PM, Sunday 12:30PM to 5PM. Please keep in mind if we get picked out, we will have to close PYO. Please see our website for hours and more information. 434-277-8130. 415 Dark Hollow Road, Roseland, VA, 22967. https://seamansorchard.com/

Saunders Brothers Farm Market Open for the Season. Monday Through Saturday 9AM to 6PM. Our first peaches of the season are here! Rich May (yellow/clingstone) are in the Farm Market! Available in limited supply. Peaches, apples, Asian pears, cherries, vegetables, flowering shrubs, and annual and perennial flowers at the farm market. Health guidelines are in place. 2717 Tye Brook Highway, Piney River, VA, 22964. 434-277-5455. http://www.saundersbrothersfarmmarket.com/

Drumheller’s Orchard Open for the Season. Blueberry bushes are overflowing with berries waiting to be picked! Peaches available in our farm market. Hours: Closed Monday. Tuesday through Saturday 9AM to 5PM, Sunday 12PM to 5PM. It’s always a good idea to check our social media pages for any farm updates. If the berry patch gets picked out we have to close it for a short time to allow ripening to catch back up. Visit our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages for updates on hours and fruit availability. 434-263-5036. www.drumhellersorchard.com morgan@drumhellersorchard.com

Live Music

June 11
Live Music at The Sidebar at Lovingston Café. 8PM to 10PM. Live music by John Eggleston. 434-263-8000. 165 Front Street, Lovingston VA 22958. http://www.lovingstoncafe.com/

June 12
Slice Versa Pizza at Rockfish Valley Community Center.12PM to 5PM. With locally sourced ingredients and naturally leavened dough, Slice Versa makes the best pizza you’ve ever had. Don’t believe it? Please, taste for yourself.  At Slice Versa, you’ll taste the difference. 434-361-0100. www.rockfishcc.org 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton, VA, 22920.

June 12
Food Truck at Bryant’s Cider Farm. 11AM to 8PM. Join us in welcoming Dog On It food truck to the farm. Skip the crowds and chill on the farm! 571-723-3260. 3224 East Branch Loop, Roseland, VA, 22967. www.bryantscider.com

June 12 and 13
Live Music at Blue Toad Hard Cidery. Live music June 12 by Alex Arbaugh 4PM to 7PM. Live music June 13 by Jacob Paul Allen 2PM to 5PM. 462 Winery Lane, Roseland, VA 22967. 434-760-9200. www.bluetoadhardcider.com

June 13
Live Music on the Deck at Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery. 2PM to 5PM. Join us every Sunday afternoon for live music! June 13 Paulo Franco. 540-456-8400. 9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA, 22920. www.cardinalpointwinery.com

June 13
Live Music at Brewing Tree Beer Company. 2PM to 5PM. June 13 Alex Arbaugh. 540-381-0990. 9278 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton, VA, 22920. https://brewingtreebeer.com/

Food Trucks

June 12
Pizza Popup at Valley Road Vineyards. 12PM to 3PM. Popitos Pizza. 540-456-6350. 9264 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920. https://www.valleyroadwines.com/

June 11
Sunsets with Slice Versa Food Truck at Bryant’s Cider. 4PM to 8PM. We’re celebrating Fridays with Slice Versa, Central Virginia’s newest pizza food truck! Slice Versa focuses on community, and the best quality local ingredients the area has to offer. Come try a delicious slice and cider while you enjoy the gorgeous farm sunset. Skip the crowds and chill on the farm! 571-723-3260. 3224 East Branch Loop, Roseland, VA, 22967. www.bryantscider.com

June 12

Pizza Popup at Valley Road Vineyards. 12PM to 3PM. Popitos Pizza. 540-456-6350. 9264 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920. https://www.valleyroadwines.com/

Slice Versa Pizza at Rockfish Valley Community Center.12PM to 5PM. With locally sourced ingredients and naturally leavened dough, Slice Versa makes the best pizza you’ve ever had. Don’t believe it? Please, taste for yourself. At Slice Versa, you’ll taste the difference. 434-361-0100. www.rockfishcc.org 190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton, VA, 22920.

Food Truck at Bryant’s Cider Farm. 11AM to 8PM. Join us in welcoming Dog On It food truck to the farm. Skip the crowds and chill on the farm! 571-723-3260. 3224 East Branch Loop, Roseland, VA, 22967. www.bryantscider.com

Festivals & Special Events

June 12
Three Year Anniversary Party at Brewing Tree Beer Company. 11AM to 10PM. The Louisiana Boys will be here serving up Cajun Food with a Crawfish Boil and Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya. It’s going to be a great weekend of live music, Brewing Tree beer, wine and cider, Scratch Kitchen and The Louisiana Boys Food, Hemp/CBD and plenty of kid’s activities with Little Planets. And always…. Great Brewing Tree Vibes! Music Lineup: 4PM to 6PM Sisters and Brothers. 7PM to 9PM Kendall Street Company. You must purchase a $10 parking ticket per vehicle. Limited tickets are available. 540-381-0990. 9278 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton, VA, 22920. https://brewingtreebeer.com/

June 12
Annual Crab Feast at Mountain Cove Vineyard 5PM to 8PM. Annual Democratic Party event open to the public to meet campaigning politicians and share fellowship. Seafood in the summer in scenic Nelson County. Admission includes all food one can eat, beverages extra. Live music. Tickets available in advance and at the gate. Event contact Larry Stopper 434-361-2344. 1362 Fortunes Cove Lane, Lovingston, VA, 22949. Mountain Cove Vineyards:434-263-5392. www.mountaincovevineyards.com

June 12
heART of Nelson Artisan Collective Second Saturdays Makers Market. 10AM to 3PM. Locally made jewelry, pottery, textiles, metal, fine art, reclaimed wood and apothecary. Right here in the Heart of Nelson County! heART of Nelson Artisan Collective is a group of artists seeking to bring their love of traditional skills and techniques to the community. 434-882-0421. 611 Front Street, Lovingston, VA, 22949. heartofnelsonartisancollective@gmail.co

June 12
Nelson Farmers Market Cooperative. 8AM to 12PM. Our market started in 1997 when a handful of farmers in Nelson County decided to form a private cooperative to help local residents have better access to fresh local produce.  The rest is history.  23 years later, the Nelson Farmers’ Market Cooperative has grown to over 50 vendors and continues to bring a wonderful variety of produce, baked goods, plants, arts, crafts and much more to our local community. Open every Saturday through October 30, 2021. 804-761-7581. www.nelsonfarmersmarket.com nelsonfarmersmarketmanager@gmail.com 3079 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, 22958.

June 15
All About Hydrangeas with Murray Buckner and Foxy Morgan at Pharsalia.10AM to 1PM. Murray Buckner will teach this workshop on the “Ins and out” of hydrangeas. His credentials include Architecture to Landscape Architecture to ‘Hydrangea’ farmer 24/7. This talk will include site preparation, planting, fertilizing and pruning as well as information on the pros and cons of different hydrangeas and their flowers. Murray will provide a hands on experience for each guest on propagating and will have cuttings for everyone to take home. After his talk, Foxie will instruct on the proper way to cut and hydrate hydrangeas as well as providing already cut and conditioned hydrangeas and other flowers for arranging. Please bring a bag lunch and drink to enjoy on the grounds of Pharsalia after the workshop is over. You will also need to bring clippers, a vase or container for your arrangement as well as a box to transport your arrangement home. Murray will have an assortment of hydrangeas for sale and Pharsalia will be selling our favorite clippers. Fee. Register in advance. 434-277-5231. www.pharsaliaevents.com info@pharsaliaevents.com 2333 Pharsalia Road, Tyro, VA, 22976.

June 15 through June 19
Carnival 2021 at Massies Mill Ruritan Club. June 15 through June 18, 6PM to 10:30PM. June 19, 4PM to 10:30PM. Nightly bingo, Rides, Games, Food. Come join us for this annual event which combines fun for the entire family with support for key community organizations. No entrance fee. Parking donations to the Piney River Fire Department welcomed. More info at www.massiesmillruritan.com . Club building phone: 434-277-8586 (during meetings or events). Club president phone: 434-277-8325. 5439 Patrick Henry Hwy, Roseland, VA, 22967.

June 16
Wedding Expo at Bryant’s Cider Farm. 11AM to 3PM. Presented by Champagne Wishes and Heart of Nelson. Live music by Tre Charles. Couples and wedding professionals are invited to The Farm at Bryant’s Cider to network at our beautiful and historic wedding venue.
571-723-3260. 3224 East Branch Loop, Roseland, VA, 22967. www.bryantscider.com

June 12 and 13
Music and Munchies at 12 Ridges Vineyard. Are you ready for some great music, delicious food, fantastic wines, and spectacular mountain views? 12 Ridges has it all this weekend with Matty Metcalfe and David Kulund performing for us Saturday and Sunday from 1PM to 4PM, LexVegas Bistro serving up great food from 12Noon to 5PM both days, and of course our wines and views all weekend! Come cool off at 12 Ridges Vineyard!434-996-4252. 24981 Blue Ridge Parkway, Vesuvius, VA 24483. www.12ridges.com