Week of June 11 – 17, 2021
Guests are advised to contact the business directly prior to visiting due to weather and ongoing adjustments necessary to comply with COVID 19 guidelines. Please click on the name of each venue to get additional information on the venue including any last minute updates.
Festivals & Special Events
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.
3079 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Nellysford, 22958 | 804-761-7581
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.
611 Front Street, Lovingston, VA, 22949 | 434-882-0421
Three Year Anniversary Party at Brewing Tree Beer Company
11AM to 10PM
Music Lineup: 4PM to 6PM Sisters and Brothers. 7PM to 9PM Kendall Street Company.
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. You must purchase a $10 parking ticket per vehicle. Limited tickets are available.
9278 Rockfish Valley Hwy, Afton, VA, 22920 | 540-381-0990
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 | 434-263-5392
June 12 and 13
Music and Munchies at 12 Ridges Vineyard
1PM to 4PM
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!
24981 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Vesuvius, VA 24483 | 434-996-4252
Pharsalia: All About Hydrangeas with Murray Buckner and Foxy Morgan
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.
2333 Pharsalia Road, Tyro, VA, 22976 | 434-277-5231
June 15 through June 19
Carnival 2021 at Massies Mill Ruritan Club
June 15 – 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. Club building phone: 434-277-8586 (during meetings or events). Club president phone: 434-277-8325.
5439 Patrick Henry Hwy, Roseland, VA, 22967
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.
3224 East Branch Loop, Roseland, VA, 22967 | 571-723-3260.