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.

Orchards & Farms

Critzer Family Farm
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 | 540-241-3305

Seaman’s Orchar
Monday – Friday 8AM to 6PM, Saturday 8AM to 4PM, Sunday 12:30PM to 5PM.
Blueberries are open for Pick-Your-Own! We still have PYO sweet cherries and strawberry ice cream too! Hours . Please keep in mind if we get picked out, we will have to close PYO.
415 Dark Hollow Road, Roseland, VA, 22967 | 434-277-8130

Saunders Brothers Farm Market
Monday – 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

Drumheller’s Orchard
Tuesday – Saturday 9AM to 5PM, Sunday 12PM to 5PM. Closed on Mondays.
Blueberry bushes are overflowing with berries waiting to be picked! Peaches available in our farm market.  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.
1130 Drumheller Orchard Ln, Lovingston, VA 22949 |434-263-5036.

Live Music

June 11

The Sidebar at Lovingston Café
8PM to 10PM featuring John Eggleston
165 Front Street, Lovingston VA 22958 | 434-263-8000

Valley Road Vineyards
Happy Hour 3:30PM to 5PM. Music 4PM to 6PM. Last Call 7PM
Join us for Late Fridays and ease into your weekend with wine and song featuring the music of Brian Franke
9264 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920 | 540-456-6350

Full Nelson Friday at Blue Mountain Brewery
Happy Hour 5PM to 9PM and live music 5:30PM to 8PM. Featuring Conley Ray Jones
9519 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920 | 540-456-8020

Friday Cheers at Blue Mountain Barrel House
5:30PM to 8PM featuring Wampshow
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy panoramic mountain views. Our food truck will be open.
495 Cooperative Way, Arrington, VA, 22922 | 434-263-4002

June 12 & 13

Blue Toad Hard Cidery
Saturday 4PM to 7PM – Alex Arbaugh,
Sunday 2PM to 5PM – Jacob Paul Allen,
462 Winery Lane, Roseland, VA 22967 | 434-760-9200

June 13

Cardinal Point Vineyard and Winery
2PM to 5PM – Paulo Franco
9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA, 22920 | 540-456-8400

Brewing Tree Beer Company
2PM to 5PM – Alex Arbaugh
9278 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton, VA, 22920 |  540-381-0990

Food Trucks

June 11

Sunsets with Slice Versa Pizza at Bryant’s Cider
4PM to 8PM
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!
East Branch Loop, Roseland, VA, 22967

June 12

Pizza Popup with Popitos Pizza at Valley Road Vineyards
12PM to 3PM
9264 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920

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
190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton, VA, 22920

Dog On It Food Truck at Bryant’s Cider Farm
11AM to 8PM
Skip the crowds and chill on the farm!
3224 East Branch Loop, Roseland, VA, 22967

June 17

Eli Chilango Mexican Grill at Rockfish Valley Community Center
11AM to 6PM
190 Rockfish School Lane, Afton, VA, 22920 | 434-361-0100

Festivals & Special Events

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.
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

June 15

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

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.
3224 East Branch Loop, Roseland, VA, 22967 | 571-723-3260.