June 17 – June 24

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

June 18

Cocktail Release Party & Steal the Pint at Bold Rock Cider
11AM to 10PM
Sweet Tea Mint Julep Steal the Pint. Nothing says summer like a little sweet tea sippin’ on the deck. This cocktail includes muddled mint, simple syrup, Original Bold Tea, crushed ice, and lemon. (Limit one glass per guest while supplies last)! We will also have delicious bites from the Bold Kitchen and live music from Matt Johnson starting at 6PM. We hope to see you there!
1020 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA, 22958 | 434-361-1030

June 18 & 19

Juneteenth Celebration at Valley Road Vineyards
As Virginians celebrate the Juneteenth holiday for the first time post-COVID, we will be marking the occasion as well. Join us for a series of specials and happenings. Welcome Mountain Glen! Our newly branded wines are “on the sweeter side,” and we think you’ll love them. On Juneteenth Weekend, we’re officially launching Mountain Glen Red and Mountain Glen Rosé to join the already popular Mountain Glen White, and we will feature them in a special flight so that you can try all three and select your favorite! We will also offer Mountain Glen Sangria, and all of the Mountain Glen wines will be available in bottle and glass. Pavilion Grand Opening! Adjacent to the Tasting Room, the Pavilion will offer covered seating with an al fresco environment so that our guests can continue to enjoy fresh air and elbow room free from the elements.

Friday, June 18th
3PM to 7PM Delicias Marina Food Truck
3:30PM to 5PM Happy Hour Specials
4PM to 6PM Live Music by Jim Theobald

Saturday, June 19th
11AM to 3PM El Chilango Food Truck
1PM to 4PM Live Music by Matt Johnson

9264 Critzers Shop Road, Afton, VA 22920 | 540-456-6350

June 19

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

Release Party at Bryant’s Cider Farm
11AM to 8PM
High on the Mountain Release and Tie Dye Party. Join us at the farm for our High on The Mountain Cider Release event and a special summer tie dye extravaganza! $25 for a dye kit and a Bryant’s shirt to dye and bring home!  Skip the crowds and chill on the farm!
3224 East Branch Loop, Roseland, VA, 22967 | 571-723-3260

Birthday Bash at Bold Rock Cider
11AM to 10PM
9th Annual celebration of our Nellysford taproom being open. Festivities include delicious ciders, seltzers, and lemonade, plus live music, delicious bites from the Bold Kitchen and local food trucks!
Live Music: 12PM – Who Shot John, 2:30PM – Good Shot Judy, 4:30PM – Lord Nelson.
Food Trucks: Moes BBQ, 106 Street Food, Old School Burgers and Ignacio Taco Truck.
1020 Rockfish Valley Highway, Nellysford, VA, 22958 | 434-361-1030

Father’s Day Eve at Blue Toad Hard Cidery
11AM to 8PM. Cornhole, live music, great food and more! Live music by Beamer 4PM to 7PM. Food from the Outer Banks Boil Company and The Pie Guy. Corrnhole tournament 2PM. Kid’s arts and crafts, award winning cider!
462 Winery Lane, Roseland, VA 22967 | 434-760-9200

Document Destruction Day at Nelson County High School
10AM to 2PM
Presented by The Nelson County Chamber of Commerce. Rain or shine. Drive through, drop off, and watch documents shredded right in front of your eyes! Paper only. No hanging files, metal ring binders or wire bound notebooks. Donations accepted.
More information: Nelson County Chamber of Commerce: info@nelsonchamber.org | 434-263-5971
Nelson County High School on U.S. 29 south of Lovingston
6919 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA 22949.

Wine Til Nine Date Night at Brent Manor Vineyards
6PM to 9PM
“Date Night” Saturday. No children or pets. Live music and food trucks. June 19 Sally Rose, Good Waffles & Co. Fee. Reservations required. Call/text/eMail/message us to make reservations. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. Bottle sales only. Per VA law, only alcohol sold by Brent Manor Vineyards may be consumed on the property.
100 Brent Manor Lane, Faber, VA 22938 | 434-826-0722

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 21

James River Batteaux at Wingina on the James River
4PM to 10PM
The Batteau Festival is an eight day flat boat journey from Lynchburg to near Richmond in the tradition of the Batteau which once carried goods and passengers in Early America. Batteaux crew will be attired in period costume. The batteaux will pull into the Game Commission landing at the James River Bridge on Route 56 in Wingina.
James River Road Route 56, Wingina, VA, 24599 | 434-420-4428.

June 23

Lavender Day at Pharsalia with Annie Baggett
10AM to 1:30PM
$100 / person. Register in advance
Learn about growing, landscaping, harvesting, cooking, crafting and eating lavender. Receive hands-on demonstrations using the many varieties at Pharsalia and get your lavender garden questions answered. Find out about their versatile uses and which plants grow best in Virginia and the region. Bring your own comfortable hat to decorate with an assortment of lavender as well as other flowers provided by Pharsalia so that you leave with a sweet memory and a lasting keepsake. This is a perfect getaway with a friend or anyone who might just need a dose of calming scented lavender. Bring your clippers, a comfortable hat for the craft as well as a bag lunch and drink to enjoy on the grounds of Pharsalia after the workshop is over. Lavender plants and products from Annie’s farm will be available for sale and Pharsalia will also be selling our favorite clippers.
2333 Pharsalia Road, Tyro, VA, 22976 | 434-277-5231

June 24

Flower Party at Cardinal Point Vineyards and Winery
6:30PM to 8:30PM
$95-$120 / person. Register in advance
Celebrate the joy of local flowers with Fawn Over Flora at Cardinal Point Vineyards! Design your own arrangement with curated buckets featuring blooms from local flower farms. All the materials you will need for your creation are provided. Join us for a night of florals, wine, sundries, music, and the company of good friends through this elevated creative outlet. We are featuring a book perfect for the season, Fresh Cut Flower Garden by Erin of Floret Farm—thanks to Bluebird Books! This beautiful hardcover book is available at a discount with advance purchase of your flower party ticket.
9423 Batesville Road, Afton, VA, 22920 |  540-456-8400

Live Music

June 18

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

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

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

Wood Ridge Farm Brewery
6PM to 9PM featuring Greg Ward & Friends
165 Old Ridge Rd, Lovingston, VA 22949  | 434-422-6225

June 19

Brewing Tree Beer Company
1PM to 4PM – Daniel Christie
5pm to 8pm – McHale & Justina
9278 Rockfish Valley Highway, Afton, VA, 22920 |  540-381-0990

Wood Ridge Farm Brewery
7PM to 10PM featuring Bottoms Up
165 Old Ridge Rd, Lovingston, VA 22949  | 434-422-6225

June 20

Blue Toad Hard Cidery
2PM to 5PM – Tops Down
462 Winery Ln, Roseland, VA 22967 | 434-760-9200

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

Cardinal Point Winery
2PM to 5PM – John Kelly
9423 Batesville Rd, Afton, VA 22920 | 540-456-8400

Orchards & Farms

Critzer Family Farm
Monday – Saturday 8AM to 7PM. Closed Sunday.
Strawberries are in!! Fresh peaches and blackberries. 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 Orchard
Monday – Friday 8AM to 6PM, Saturday 8AM to 4PM, Sunday 12:30PM to 5PM
Blueberries are open for Pick-Your-Own!  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.

Food Trucks

June 18

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 19

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

Heard! by Laura Fonner at Afton Mountain Vineyards
1pm to pm
Award winning chef Laura Fonner brings her gourmet street fare and other delicious food to the vineyard. Come and get it! Route 631 (Off Route 6).
234 Vineyard Lane, Afton, VA, 22920 | 540-456-8667

June 20

Father’s Day at Bryant’s Cider Farm with Order Up
11AM to 8PM
Enjoy scenic views and delicious cider while you celebrate dad!
3224 East Branch Loop, Roseland, VA, 22967 | 571-723-3260

June 24

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