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May & June-Fun Things to Do near Shady Acres

Hanover, Virginia

Guest Accommodations: www.ShadyAcresBedBreakfast.com   Venue Reservations: ShadyAcresBB@gmail.com

Phone or Text: 804-994-5940       Gail and Ralph Olberg, Owners/Innkeepers

Fun Things to Do around Shady Acres

During the Months of May & June

Fees may apply  

May 2017   We have 10 newborn baby chicks that have just hatched at Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast. All our chickens have names and these babies need names too. Reserve a nights stay at Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast in Hanover, Virginia and you'll get to pick a name for one of our 10 adorable baby chicks and meet their Mom's, Mable and Ms. BB Reserve on-line: https://www.shadyacresbedbreakfast.com/cart

May 5, 2017 Date Night at the Winding Brook Blue Ridge Arsenal indoor shooting range, 11547 Lake Ridge Parkway, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: 804-220-8213  www.brawindingbrook.com

May 5, 2017 Friday Cheers 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at Brown's Island, 700 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-788-6466  Price: $5 and $10 depending on the show. children under 12 are free. - Lee Fields & the Expressions (8:00) with Kings (6:30) $5 Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online at Ticketstobuy.com starting today. Venture Richmond's premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, returns to Brown's Island, the city’s most beautiful outdoor venue.

May 5 & 6, 2017  Lewis Ginter Spring Plantfest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228, Phone: 804-262-9887 No admission to plant sale. The Garden’s plant sales are among the largest in the region with more than 40 vendors selling plants ranging from well-known favorites to rare exotics.  Plus, join us for live music, a festive atmosphere and a chance to get to know your local extension agent.  Bring your gardening questions! Presented by Garden volunteers. All proceeds benefit the Garden’s educational mission.

May 5 & 6, 2017  Small Weddings and Elopements at Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast, 33124 Discovery Lane, Hanover Virginia 23069.  Virginia Marriage Commissioner, Gail Olberg, Officiating your ceremony. Call 804-994-5940 or e-mail MarriageOfficiant.GailOlberg@gmail.com to reserve your date.

May 6, 2017  River City VR 1:00 PM-4:00 PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, VA, 23059 This event is FREE! Try out River City VR's Virtual Reality equipment! Between 1pm and 4pm, River City VR will be set up in our Upstairs Private Tasting Room!

May 6, 2017 Contemporary Art Show Reception at Gallary Flux, 307B England St., Ashland, VA 23005, Phone: 804-752-3540

May 6, 2017 Atlantic Coastal Kite Festival at Virginia Beach Oceanfront, 17th Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Phone: 757-491-7866 The Atlantic Coast Kite Festival is an exciting weekend of high-flying kites and fun for families, participants, and spectators!

May 6, 2017 Annual Chincoteague Seafood Festival at Tom’s Cove Park,10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  8128 Beebe Road
Chincoteague Island, VA 23336
, Phone: 757-336-6161 NO PETS ALLOWED This event is held to promote the seafood industry on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and offers fresh, local offerings and signature dishes including little neck clams, raw oysters and clams, clam fritters and strips, single fried oysters, fried fish, steamed shrimp, clam chowder, appetizers, salad bar, grilled chicken, sweet potato fries, Boardwalk fries, hush puppies, cornbread and non-alcoholic beverages. Beer available for purchase.  Live entertainment, Arts & Crafts tent, and Extravaganza Raffle for everyone’s enjoyment. This is an advance ticketed event that is typically sold out before festival day.  Order e-tickets online at www.chincoteaguechamber.com

May 6, 2017 Central Virginia Corks & Taps Festival at Innsbrook Pavilion,  Noon – 6:00 PM, 4901 Lake Brook Drive, Glen Allen, VA 23060  Phone: 804-723-9463  10 wineries, 6 craft breweries and cider from around Virginia; bring your own bag chairs, blankets, and EZ-Up tents.  No coolers please.  Dogs on leashes are permitted. Tickets are available for Advance purchase online, www.CentralVirginiaCorksandTaps.com > Ticket info   Price: Wine/Beer/Cider Tasting Admission for 21+: Advance $17 Online, $25 at gate, Gen. Admission for 21+: $8 advance / $10 at gate, Under 20: FREE Free Parking  

May 6, 2017 Tea for Two: Poetry on the Veranda at Richmond Public Library, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM,  101 E. Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219  Phone: 804-646-7223 (venue) Join us for casual outdoor readings on the veranda overlooking Library Park as we feature local and regional poets on first Saturdays this spring and fall. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. In case of rain, the event will be held inside. Poets are Jeffrey Schwaner and Leona Sevick

May 6, 2017 Greater Richmond Holistic & Green Living Expo 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM at 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
Phone: 804-300-1265 Enjoy an exciting, fun-filled day at the East Coast’s largest green living, well-being and natural therapies holistic expo. Expo visitors can attend FREE and visit more than 270 holistic and green living exhibitors and inspirational speakers.

May 6, 2017 Ashland Farmer's Market  9:00 am – Noon, at 101 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA 23005 The Town of Ashland Farmers Market has local produce, crafts, baked goods, live music and more!

May 6, 2017 Uncorked Half Marathon 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM at New Kent Winery, 8400 Old Church Road, New Kent, VA 23124 Phone: 804-285-9495 (Sports Backers) New Kent Winery serves as the perfect backdrop for a race more focused on pampering than pacing. As soon as you cross the finish line, the lesson in luxury begins! Treat yourself to a post-race massage, deluxe brunch package, and, of course, award-winning wine--hey, you’ve earned it!  Price: $85 - $115

May 6 & 7, 2017  SGK Gun & Knife Show 10:00 AM-4:00PM at the Meadow Event Park, Farm Bureau Center West Hall,13191 Dawn Blvd., Doswell, VA 23047 Price: $10 Children 14 and under are free (Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older.) Saturday admission is good for both days. Gun Show with 350 tables of merchandise, 90% modern and 10% antique, $1 Discounts:  SGK Coupon, Military*, Police* and all First Responders(*box office purchase only) No pets are permitted inside the gun show.

May 6 & 7, 2017  Taste of Virginia at Kings Dominion at Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way, Doswell, VA 23047 Phone: 804-876-5000 Whether you love food, wine, beer, or coasters, we’re taking you on a culinary journey through the commonwealth.

May 6 & 7, 2017  Montpelier Wine Festival at James Madison's Montpelier, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM,  11350 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, VA 22957  Phone: 540-672-2728 (The Montpelier Foundation)  540-672-5216 (OC Chamber of Commerce)  A premier spring event held on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier - is a family friendly event featuring Virginia wineries, arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, live music, children’s entertainment, kite flying, carriage rides, and more. Rain or shine! No outside alcohol permitted. No pets permitted.

May 9, 2017  Historic Hanover Courthouse Tour by the Hanover Historical Society from 10 am – 2 pm in Hanover Courthouse, VA  hanoverhistorical.org

May 9, 2017  Make & Take: Flowers from Pine Cones - Ashland Branch Library, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Ashland Pamunkey Regional Library, 201 South Railroad Avenue, Ashland, Virginia 23005. FREE for ages 16 to Adult - Spend an enjoyable evening creating a bouquet of "zinnias" out of pine cones. Easy to do and fun for everybody! Stop by the Ashland Branch Library or Call: (804) 798-4072 for more information.

May 10, 2017  Haunted Hanover Tavern Tours 8:00 PM & 9:00 PM at the historic Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd, Route 301, Hanover, VA 23069 Phone: (804) 537-5050 Price: $10+1.54 Space is limited—advance tickets required. Join us for an evening walking tour of Hanover Tavern to learn about the spirits who lurk in the shadows of this centuries-old building… http://hanovertavern.org/tavern/visit/ghosttour

May 11-13, 2017  The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy, at Monacan High School, 7:00 PM-9:00 PM 11501 Smoketree Drive, Richmond, VA 23236 Phone: 804-378-2480  Shows start at 7:00pm Tickets are $10 Monacan High School Theatre Department invites you to join Gomez and Morticia, Wednesday and Pugsley, Fester, Grandma, and Lurch as the Monacan High School Theatre department presents The Addams Family - A New Musical Comedy. Under the direction of Robert Fuhrman, the cast and crew invite you to see what it means to be an Addams. The musical is based on characters created by Charles Addams, book by Marshal Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa.

May 12, 2017 Friday Cheers 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at Brown's Island, 700 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-788-6466  Price: $5 and $10 depending on the show. children under 12 are free. - May 12 – Con Brio (8:00) and Red Baraat (6:30) $5 Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online at Ticketstobuy.com starting today. Venture Richmond's premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, returns to Brown's Island, the city’s most beautiful outdoor venue.

May 12, 2017 Date Night at the Winding Brook Blue Ridge Arsenal indoor shooting range, 11547 Lake Ridge Parkway, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: 804-220-8213  www.brawindingbrook.com

May 12, 2017  National Public Gardens Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228 Phone: 804-262-9887 This day is designed to promote awareness of public gardens, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will have its historic Bloemendaal House open to the public (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) with free tours by knowledgeable Garden Guides (regular admission is required). Learn more about the original history of the house as the Lakeside Wheel (or bicycle) Club built in the 1800s.

May 12, 2017  Southside Speedway: Scout Night 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM at 12800 Genito Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
Phone: 804-744-2700 Southside Speedway, better known as “The Toughest Short Track in the South,” is a paved 1/3 mile oval race track located on Genito Road in Midlothian, Virginia. Every other Friday night from April through August, families and fans can watch bumper to bumper action from six divisions including Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, U-Cars, Legends and Bandoleros. It’s the perfect place to bring your family for a Friday night out! Front Gate Opens: 6:00pm; Qualifying Starts: 6:00pm; Racing Starts: 7:30pm For more information go to www.SouthsideSpeedway.net

May 12 & 13, 2017 Virginia International PAN Fest 9:00 AM – 10:00 PM at 24th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach, VA 23451  Phone: 757-491-7866 and 757-425-3111 (Operations Office) The Virginia International PAN Fest is a musical adventure set to the soothing sounds of steel pan music. The festival’s casual atmosphere appeals to the island community and people of all ages who are intrigued by the unique sounds and style of steel drum music! Fusing together the rhythm of steel bands, ocean breezes, and great international food, the breathtaking Virginia Beach oceanfront becomes an “island paradise”.   

May 13, 2017 Ashland Farmer's Market  9:00 am – Noon, at 101 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA 23005 The Town of Ashland Farmers Market has local produce, crafts, baked goods, live music and more!

May 13, 2017 The Artful Flea Market 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at Chincoteague Cultural Alliance (6309 Church Street) CCA hosts the Artful Flea featuring an amazing array of arts, crafts, antiques, collectibles and attic treasures. Plus food, music and fun for all. Come early and pick up fresh local produce and seafood at the Chincoteague Farmers Market - also being held at the same location until 1:00 PM. FREE PARKING, FREE ADMISSION For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueculturalalliance.org/the-artful-flea.html.

May 13, 2017 Jamestown Day 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at 2110 Jamestown Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 Phone: 757-253-4838 (Main Number) Historic Jamestowne and Jamestown Settlement will mark the 410th anniversary of the founding of America's first permanent English settlement on Saturday, May 14, with interpretive programs on Powhatan and English interactions, military and maritime displays, family-friendly tours and activities, and traditional music and entertainment. The annual commemorative event features Historic Jamestowne's ongoing archaeological discoveries of the 1607 fort and one of Jamestown Settlement's re-created ships sailing in the James River. Separate site admission: Jamestown Settlement is $17.00 for adults and $8.00 (ages 6-12); Historic Jamestowne is $14.00 adults (ages 16 and older). A four-site value ticket for Historic Jamestowne, Jamestown Settlement, Yorktown Battlefield and the Yorktown Victory Center is available for purchase at Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Parking is free. www.historicjamestowne.org  

May 12 & 14, 2017 Mother's Day Weekend Celebration 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228  Phone: 804-262-9887 The long weekend kicks off on Friday, May 12 with National Public Gardens Day. This day is designed to promote awareness of public gardens. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will have its historic Bloemendaal House open to the public from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with free drop-in tours by knowledgeable Garden Guides where you can learn more about the history of the property as the Lakeside Wheel (or bicycle) Club built in the 1890s.  (please note: regular admission is required.) Saturday, May 13 – Create an experience your mom will enjoy, give her a tour of A Million Blooms. Sunday, May 14 – The popular Mother’s Day concert will be held at the Bloemendaal House from 1p.m.-4 p.m. Food is also available for purchase in front of Bloemendaal House from 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Guests are welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs but no outside food or beverage is permitted. Price: $12 adults; $11 seniors; $8 children ages 3 - 12; free for children under age 3 

May 13 & 14, 2017  Small Weddings and Elopements at Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast, 33124 Discovery Lane, Hanover Virginia 23069.  Virginia Marriage Commissioner, Gail Olberg, Officiating your ceremony. Call 804-994-5940 or e-mail MarriageOfficiant.GailOlberg@gmail.com to reserve your date.

May 14, 2017  Mothers' Day Strawberry Shortcake 11:00 AM-5:00 PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington  Hwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059 ADMISSION IS FREE! Bring Mom out for a very special pairing of Strawberry Shortcake and James River Cellars' Montpelier Blush! Enjoy the afternoon on our patio or bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. Standard tasting fee of $8, includes the Strawberry Shortcake sample. Food Trucks onsite. MOM can taste for free! 

May 14, 2017  Mother’s Day Buffet at the historic Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd, Route 301, Hanover, VA 23069 Phone: (804) 537-5050 Price: $35 for Adults. $15 for Children 10 and Under. Children 2 and Under Free. Includes non-alcoholic beverages, tax, and gratuity. Space is limited—advance tickets required. To make a reservation please call 804-537-5050  Main Buffet: She Crab Soup, Mixed Green Salad – with melon, blueberries, pearl mozzarella, balsamic vinaigrette, Hashbrown Potatoes,Braised Lamb Shanks – with garlic and fresh mint,Breakfast Sausage Links, Shrimp and Grits – in sherry cream sauce, Yogurt Parfait Bar, Grilled Chicken Breast – in dijon cream sauce, Fresh Fruit,,Scrambled Eggs,,Pina Colada French Toast – pineapple compote, Pasta Primavera – with garlic and summer vegetables, Buttermilk Biscuits, Made to Order Omelettes  Desserts: Chocolate Raspberry Cobbler, Orange Buns, Key Lime Meringue Cookies  For seating availability, please call 804-537-5050

May 14, 2017 Mother's Day Peony Picnic, Noon – 4:00 PM at Tuckahoe Plantation, 12601 River Road, Richmond, VA 23238 Phone: 804-774-1614 Join us on Sunday May 14th at Tuckahoe Plantation for a “Peony Picnic” to celebrate Mom! Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds, tour the historic plantation home, and view our blooming gardens! Our peonies will be available for $3 per stem or 2 stems for $5 (limit two per person). Gelati Celesti will be serving ice cream from 12-4pm, but feel free to leisurely picnic long into the afternoon! The Historic Home will be open for tours between 1-3pm for an additional $5 per person or $10 per family (max 6 people). Pet Friendly Price Information: $5 per person For questions or additional information, please call 804-774-1614 or via email at tuckahoeplantationtours@gmail.com  

May 18, 2017  Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Evening Walking Tour, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at The Valentine, 412 S. Cherry St., Richmond, VA 23220 Phone: 804-649-0711 Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the beautiful and historic Hollywood Cemetery. Established in 1847, the cemetery is the final resting place of two U.S. presidents, Richmond philanthropist Lewis Ginter, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Civil War Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart and thousands of Confederate soldiers.Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left. Price: $15 per person Walk-ups welcome, Cash or check, On-street parking.

May 19, 2017 Monogram Paint Party 6:00 PM-8:00 PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 Price: $55 ticket includes your customized wooden monogram, all your painting supplies, and a glass of wine! Ticket sales will end at midnight on Wednesday, May 10th. Due to the customized nature of this event, tickets are non-refundable. Paint ANYTHING you like! Create a crazy pattern, or keep it simple... just have fun! When you arrive for the class, you can check in at the Tasting Bar and get your glass of wine. Check-in will begin at 5:30pm. Additional glasses or bottles of wine can be purchased throughout the night. The class will take place in our Private Tasting Room, located on the second floor. 

May 19, 2017 Date Night at the Winding Brook Blue Ridge Arsenal indoor shooting range, 11547 Lake Ridge Parkway, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: 804-220-8213  www.brawindingbrook.com

May 19, 2017 Southside Speedway: Scout Night 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM at 12800 Genito Road, Midlothian, VA 23112 Phone: 804-744-2700 Southside Speedway, better known as “The Toughest Short Track in the South,” is a paved 1/3 mile oval race track located on Genito Road in Midlothian, Virginia. Every other Friday night from April through August, families and fans can watch bumper to bumper action from six divisions including Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, U-Cars, Legends and Bandoleros. It’s the perfect place to bring your family for a Friday night out! Front Gate Opens: 6:00pm; Qualifying Starts: 6:00pm; Racing Starts: 7:30pm For more information go to www.SouthsideSpeedway.net

May 19-21, 2017 Friday Cheers 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at Brown's Island, 700 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-788-6466  Price: $5 and $10 depending on the show. children under 12 are free. - May 19-21 – Dominion Riverrock, featuring Hardworking Americans and The SteelDrivers, FREE. Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online at Ticketstobuy.com starting today. Venture Richmond's premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, returns to Brown's Island, the city’s most beautiful outdoor venue.

May 19- 21, 2017  Small Weddings and Elopements at Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast, 33124 Discovery Lane, Hanover Virginia 23069.  Virginia Marriage Commissioner, Gail Olberg, Officiating your ceremony. Call 804-994-5940 or e-mail MarriageOfficiant.GailOlberg@gmail.com to reserve your date.

May 19- 21, 2017  30th Annual Fredericksburg Greek Festival 12326 Spotswood Furnace Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
540-645-1427 (Event Information) MUSIC & DANCING, GREEK FOOD & DRINKS, SHOPping, CHURCH TOURS-Learn about the fascinating history of the Greek Orthodox Church from our parish priest, Father John Katsoulis. Tour our church and enjoy the beautiful, colorful murals and learn about the interesting history of the Greek culture & the role religion has played in our history.

May 19- 21, 2017  Warbirds Over the Beach Air Show, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23457 Phone: 757-721-7767 (Museum Main Phone) 8th-annual "Warbirds Over the Beach" at the MAM. Among the stars of the weekend will be one of only two airworthy de Havilland DH.98 Mosquitos in the world! Schedule yourself a ride in a period-appropriate airplane, satisfy your hunger at our assorted food vendors, or shop our military flea markets. Enjoy continuous musical entertainment, All five of our hangars will be open for guided tours. With over 300 re-enactors on site, representing all theatres of WWII-era operations, you will feel as if you have stepped back in time. Interact with friendly Allied and Axis troops at their encampments, featuring demonstrations of vehicles, arms, and armour. Price Information: Adult Single Day Admission - $30.00 $25.00 Adult Weekend Admission - $50.00 $45.00 Youth Admission (Ages 6-18) Youth Single Day Admission - $15.00 $12.00 Youth Weekend Admission - $25.00 $20.00 Hangar Dance Dinner Options (Saturday evening @ 6pm) * not included with air show admission Steak Dinner Ticket - $20.00 Chicken Dinner Ticket - 20.00

May 20, 2017 Ashland Farmer's Market  9:00 am – Noon, at 101 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA 23005 The Town of Ashland Farmers Market has local produce, crafts, baked goods, live music and more!

May 20, 2017 Ashland Street Party - Featuring "King of Swing"  6:00 PM - 11:00 PM at LIbrary Plaza located at 201 Railroad Avenue, Ashland, Virginia 23005 Live Music Presented by: "King of Swing!" Tickets are available approximately 30 days in advance at all listed ticket location or can be purchased anytime on line at our website. $10 in advance and $20 at the gate. Purchase Tickets online Now $11.00 through the day of party! You will need to enter the amount to be charged to your credit care in multiples of $11.00, ex: 3 tickets = $33.00. www.AshlandStreetParties.com

May 20, 2017 High Fiber Festival 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church, 8300 Richmond Road, Toano, VA 23168 Price: $5 Weavers, spinners, quilters, artisans, fiber animals, children’s entertainment, food vendors, and other textile related people will converge on the campus of historic Hickory Neck Church in Toano to celebrate and share the appreciation of the many fiber animals and plants and their farmers and fiber artisans of the community and surrounding region. Products will all be 75% natural, which is where the festival name comes from. This event is not for knitters and quilters only. Lamb, alpaca, bunny and other animal personalities, good food and good entertainment will appeal to all.

May 20, 2017  Doswell Wine Festival at Castle Glen Estates Farm & Winery, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM, 18185 Narrow Path Trail, Doswell, VA 23047 Admission Fee  http://www.castleglenwine.com

May 20, 2017  Ladysmith Day 11:00 AM-4:00 PM at 8332 County Fair Lane, Ruther Glen, VA 22546 Phone: 540-845-9271 and 804-633-3490 Price: FREE The 9th Annual Ladysmith Day is Caroline County's premier Spring festival!  There will be entertainment, food vendors, local businesses and organizations, and much more! For the adults, there is a beer garden, wine garden, and free musical entertainment. There will be children's activities like a petting zoo, moon bounce, free pony rides, and a Kids Kraft Zone. Get information on all this and more visit their Facebook page! Located 3 miles south of Ladysmith Rd. (Rt. 639) on Route 1. From I-95 take Exit 110 west.

May 21, 2017  Heart of the Highlands Tea 2:00 PM at the historic Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd, Route 301, Hanover, VA 23069 Phone: (804) 537-5050 Price: $30 + 2.64 Cancellations will not be refunded if requested less than 14 days prior to afternoon tea service. Tea Service begins at 2:00 PM. Experience the timeless music, dance and authentic tastes of Scotland at a traditional three-course afternoon tea. Walk with us through the ancient stones, thistle and heather to feel the romance of  Scotland of long ago.  As we slip through the portals of time, you may encounter some familiar time travelers. If the spirit calls, wear what appeals to your Scottish heart.

May 21, 2017  Richmond Men's Chorus Presents "Love and Lowered Standards" 2:00 PM-4:00 PM at The Byrd Theater, 2908 W Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221 Phone: 804-353-9911 The Richmond Men's Chorus is delighted to share the stage with the incomparable Georgia Rogers Farmer as we celebrate the highs and lows of love! Whether you're madly in love, or blissfully single, or somewhere in between, there is something for everyone in this concert! Featuring a wide array of music - from Classical to Broadway and everything in between - this concert captures the sentimental and the sassy aspects of relationships. Our program includes hits like "Nessun Dorma" and "If Music Be the Food of Love" plus "Bring on the Men" from the musical Jekyll and Hyde, and classic tunes like "Stand By Me" and "If I Loved You." We'll even feature a beautiful new piece entitled "Glenda and Lauree" based on a moving story that aired on National Public Radio. Come listen, laugh, reminisce, and bask in the beautiful sounds of the Richmond Men's Chorus with our special guest Georgia Rogers Farmer as we explore an evening of "Love and Lowered Standards." Arrive a few minutes early and catch Bob Gulledge at the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ!

May 21, 2017  Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale Performance 3:00 PM @ Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church located at 201 Henry Street, Ashland, Virginia. Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale presents: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem with Orchestra Purchase Tickets online at www.cvmc.org or by phone at 800-838-3006. TIcket Costs: $10 for Adults - Advance Tickets $15 At the Door $5 for Students

May 21, 2017  Airing of the Quilts: A Spring Quilt Discovery Luncheon, Noon – 3:00 PM at The Westin Richmond, 6631 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23230, Phone: 540-433-3818 In honor of the seasonal ritual of removing quilts from the beds to give them an outdoor airing in preparation for warm-weather storage, the Virginia Quilt Museum brings you “Airing of the Quilts.”  This special three-course luncheon and educational quilt discovery program will include a Show and Tell of event attendee’s own quilts!  Hosted by noted Virginia quilt historian and appraiser Neva Hart, the program will include information about the heritage, design, and techniques of the various quilts on display. A maximum of 15 attendees' quilts will be included in the program. To guarantee inclusion of your quilt in the event, please be sure to register promptly on the webpage. Price: $40 includes three-course luncheon and program

May 25, 2017  Paint Night – Dancing Dandelions 7:00 PM at the historic Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Rd, Route 301, Hanover, VA 23069 Phone: (804) 537-5050 Price: $ Raise your glass to a NEW kind of night out! Paint Nite® invites you to create art over cocktails at Hanover Tavern, guided by a professional artist and party host. Grab your friends and spend two hours drinking, laughing, and flexing your creative muscles. There’s no experience necessary and we’ll provide all the supplies, so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!). Must be of legal drinking age. Food and drink may be purchased at the event. The event begins promptly at 7:00 PM. Please allow extra time to find parking and get settled. If you’re coming with a group (yay, how fun!) make sure you arrive early to get seats together. If you’re planning to eat dinner before the event, please inform the host/hostess that you’re with Paint Nite® and check in with us to reserve your seats. Purchase Tickets by visiting our website. http://hanovertavern.org/events/paint-night-dancing-dandelions

May 26, 2017 Date Night at the Winding Brook Blue Ridge Arsenal indoor shooting range, 11547 Lake Ridge Parkway, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: 804-220-8213  www.brawindingbrook.com

May 26, 2017 Friday Cheers 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at Brown's Island, 700 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-788-6466  Price: $5 and $10 depending on the show. children under 12 are free. - May 26 – RVA Music Night featuring Richmond bands: Peoples’s Blues of Richmond (8:00), Angelica Garcia (7:00) and Ohbliv (6:00) $5 Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online at Ticketstobuy.com starting today. Venture Richmond's premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, returns to Brown's Island, the city’s most beautiful outdoor venue.

May 26-28, 2017 Upper Mattaponi Spring Festival and Powwow 10:00 AM-5:00 PM at Upper Mattaponi Tribal Grounds 13476 King William Rd, King William, VA 23086  Phone: 804-400-6164 and 804-690-1694 Price: $7 adults, $5 kids Celebrate the heritage of the Upper Mattaponi tribe of King William County at their Annual Pow-Wow & Festival. 2016 will be the 29th year of the event. American Indian arts, drumming and dancing, tribal displays and cultural demonstrations, and plenty of food and drink. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. This is a family event and powwow etiquette will be observed; absolutely no drugs or alcohol, and please, no pets. The Upper Mattaponi tribe is officially recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

May 27, 2017 Ashland Farmer's Market  9:00 am – Noon, at 101 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA 23005 The Town of Ashland Farmers Market has local produce, crafts, baked goods, live music and more!

May 27 & 28, 2017  Richmond Rose Society Show 1:00 PM-3:30 PM at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228 Phone: 804-262-9887 Price: Regular Garden Admission, Displays of specimen roses and seminars by consulting experts.

May 27 & 28, 2017  Pungo Strawberry Festival at Pungo Agricultural District, 1776 Princess Anne Road,
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
, Phone: 757-721-6001 Held in Virginia Beach's charming farming community, this annual strawberry celebration  has all the strawberries you can eat offered in over 50 different ways!Activities include a pie eating contest, strawberry bake-off, continuous entertainment on three stages, a parade, one of the largest carnivals on the east coast, livestock show and sale, a multi-million dollar military display, pig races, youth art show, and arts and craft booths.At Princess Anne Road and Indian River Road. Price: visit site for details

May 27-29, 2017  Memorial Weekend Salute: Honoring Our Heroes at Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way,
Doswell, VA 23047
Phone: 804-876-5000  Price: See website for details. Join us as we honor our nation's heroes May 27-May 29 with live entertainment, expanded fireworks shows, special offers and more! Plus - all active and retired military personnel get FREE admission to the park!

May 29, 2017  Commonwealth's Memorial Day Ceremony 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Virginia War Memorial, 621 S. Belvidere St., Richmond, VA 23220 Phone: 804-786-2060 Join us as we honor and remember all veterans who gave their lives to preserve our freedoms from the Revolutionary War to today's conflicts. Guest speaker to be announced. The Galanti Education Center will be open extended hours during the weekend with other special activities. Thomas Jefferson High School Cadet Corps Alumni Band will play music in the Shrine of Memory at 2 pm. 

May 29, 2017 Memorial Day Wine and Cheese 12:00 PM-5:00 PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 There is no other combination that is better known than wine and cheese! Take this opportunity to try some selected James River Cellars wines with their delicious cheese companions. Feel free to mix it up! You might find a combination you like even more! With a variety of specialty cheeses, we will have pairings for every type of the palate. Visit our website to purchase tickets.

May 29, 2017 Memorial Day Ceremony 10:00 AM at Hanover Wayside Park, 8225 Hanover Wayside Road
Hanover, VA 23069  The public is invited to attend this event honoring Veterans who gave their life defending our Country and those who are currently serving to ensure our freedom. Hanover Wayside Park is located on U.S. Rt. 301 about a mile north of Hanover High School. For more information about this ceremony or about the Hanover Veteran’s Memorial, please call Hanover County Parks and Recreation at (804) 365-7150 or visit www.hanovercounty.gov.

May 29, 2016  Small Weddings and Elopements at Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast, 33124 Discovery Lane, Hanover Virginia 23069.  Remember your special Wedding Date with an elopement ceremony on Memorial Day with Virginia Marriage Commissioner, Gail Olberg Officiating your ceremony. Call 804-994-5940 or e-mail MarriageOfficiant.GailOlberg@gmail.com to reserve your date.

June 2, 2017  Southside Speedway: Scout Night 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM at 12800 Genito Road
Midlothian, VA 23112
Phone: 804-744-2700 Southside Speedway, better known as “The Toughest Short Track in the South,” is a paved 1/3 mile oval race track located on Genito Road in Midlothian, Virginia. Every other Friday night from April through August, families and fans can watch bumper to bumper action from six divisions including Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, U-Cars, Legends and Bandoleros. It’s the perfect place to bring your family for a Friday night out! Front Gate Opens: 6:00pm; Qualifying Starts: 6:00pm; Racing Starts: 7:30pm For more information go to www.SouthsideSpeedway.net

June 2, 2017  Date Night at the Winding Brook Blue Ridge Arsenal indoor shooting range, 11547 Lake Ridge Parkway, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: 804-220-8213  www.brawindingbrook.com

June 2, 2017  Fridays on the Patio 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 James River Cellars presents our concert series, featuring local bands and food trucks! Tickets are $8 - General Admission ONLY *Wine Tastings are not included in admission prices. Tastings will be available for purchase, all night long, in the Tasting Room. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass and by the bottle outside. Wineglasses included with wine purchase! Save time in line! Visit our website & Purchase Tickets now!

June 2, 2017 Friday Cheers 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at Brown's Island, 700 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-788-6466  Price: $5 and $10 depending on the show. children under 12 are free. - June 2 – Conor Oberst (7:45) with Big Thief (6:30) $10 Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online at Ticketstobuy.com starting today. Venture Richmond's premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, returns to Brown's Island, the city’s most beautiful outdoor venue.

June 3, 2017 Ashland Farmer's Market  9:00 am – Noon, at 101 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA 23005 The Town of Ashland Farmers Market has local produce, crafts, baked goods, live music and more!

June 3, 2017 Tea for Two: Poetry on the Veranda at Richmond Public Library, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM,  101 E. Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219  Phone: 804-646-7223 (venue) Join us for casual outdoor readings on the veranda overlooking Library Park as we feature local and regional poets on first Saturdays this spring and fall. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. In case of rain, the event will be held inside.

June 3, 2017 Ashland Strawberry Faire 10 am – 5 pm at Randolph- Macon College, 114 College Ave
Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: (804) 614-5655 Fresh Strawberries, live music and vendors galore! Price: FREE www.ashlandstrawberryfaire.com  

June 3 & 4, 2017  Small Weddings and Elopements at Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast, 33124 Discovery Lane, Hanover Virginia 23069.  Virginia Marriage Commissioner, Gail Olberg, Officiating your ceremony. Call 804-994-5940 or e-mail MarriageOfficiant.GailOlberg@gmail.com to reserve your date.

June 4, 2017  Sundays in the Shade 1:00 PM-4:00 PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 Join us for a relaxing afternoon of lounging in the shade with live acoustical music. Lay out your picnic blanket or unfold your lawn chair and prepare to for the treat of these various local artists! This event has no entry fee! Tastings and wine purchases will be available in the Tasting Room. Live Music: Josh Walker

June 9, 2017  Date Night at the Winding Brook Blue Ridge Arsenal indoor shooting range, 11547 Lake Ridge Parkway, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: 804-220-8213  www.brawindingbrook.com

June 9, 2017  Fridays on the Patio 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 James River Cellars presents our concert series, featuring local bands and food trucks! Tickets are $8 - General Admission ONLY *Wine Tastings are not included in admission prices. Tastings will be available for purchase, all night long, in the Tasting Room. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass and by the bottle outside. Wineglasses included with wine purchase! Save time in line! Visit our website & Purchase Tickets now!

June 9, 2017 Friday Cheers 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at Brown's Island, 700 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-788-6466  Price: $5 and $10 depending on the show. children under 12 are free. - June 9 – The Record Company (8:00) with The Congress (6:30) $10 Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online at Ticketstobuy.com starting today. Venture Richmond's premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, returns to Brown's Island, the city’s most beautiful outdoor venue.

June 10, 2017 Ashland Farmer's Market  9:00 am – Noon, at 101 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA 23005 The Town of Ashland Farmers Market has local produce, crafts, baked goods, live music and more!

June 10 & 11, 2017  Small Weddings and Elopements at Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast, 33124 Discovery Lane, Hanover Virginia 23069.  Virginia Marriage Commissioner, Gail Olberg, Officiating your ceremony. Call 804-994-5940 or e-mail MarriageOfficiant.GailOlberg@gmail.com to reserve your date.

June 10 & 11, 2017  Tough Mudder at the Meadow Event Park, 13191 Dawn Blvd. Doswell, VA 23047 Annual physical endurance challenge.

June 11, 2017  Sundays in the Shade 1:00 PM-4:00 PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 Join us for a relaxing afternoon of lounging in the shade with live acoustical music. Lay out your picnic blanket or unfold your lawn chair and prepare to for the treat of these various local artists! This event has no entry fee! Tastings and wine purchases will be available in the Tasting Room. Live Music: Wild Honey

June 13, 2017  Historic Hanover Courthouse Tour by the Hanover Historical Society from 10 am – 2 pm in Hanover Courthouse, VA  hanoverhistorical.org  

June 15, 2017  Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Evening Walking Tour, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at The Valentine, 412 S. Cherry St., Richmond, VA 23220 Phone: 804-649-0711 Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the beautiful and historic Hollywood Cemetery. Established in 1847, the cemetery is the final resting place of two U.S. presidents, Richmond philanthropist Lewis Ginter, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Civil War Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart and thousands of Confederate soldiers.Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left. Price: $15 per person Walk-ups welcome, Cash or check, On-street parking. 

June 16, 2017 Friday Cheers 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at Brown's Island, 700 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-788-6466  Price: $5 and $10 depending on the show. children under 12 are free. - June 16 – Rainbow Kitten Surprise (8:00) and Sleepwalkers (6:30) $10 Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online at Ticketstobuy.com starting today. Venture Richmond's premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, returns to Brown's Island, the city’s most beautiful outdoor venue.

June 16, 2017  Date Night at the Winding Brook Blue Ridge Arsenal indoor shooting range, 11547 Lake Ridge Parkway, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: 804-220-8213  www.brawindingbrook.com

June 16, 2017  Fridays on the Patio 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 James River Cellars presents our concert series, featuring local bands and food trucks! Tickets are $8 - General Admission ONLY *Wine Tastings are not included in admission prices. Tastings will be available for purchase, all night long, in the Tasting Room. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass and by the bottle outside. Wineglasses included with wine purchase! Save time in line! Visit our website & Purchase Tickets now!

June 17, 2017 Ashland Farmer's Market  9:00 am – Noon, at 101 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA 23005 The Town of Ashland Farmers Market has local produce, crafts, baked goods, live music and more!

June 18, 2017  Sundays in the Shade 1:00 PM-4:00 PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 Join us for a relaxing afternoon of lounging in the shade with live acoustical music. Lay out your picnic blanket or unfold your lawn chair and prepare to for the treat of these various local artists! This event has no entry fee! Tastings and wine purchases will be available in the Tasting Room. Live Music: Stephanie Cash

June 18, 2017  Small Weddings and Elopements at Shady Acres Bed and Breakfast, 33124 Discovery Lane, Hanover Virginia 23069.  Virginia Marriage Commissioner, Gail Olberg, Officiating your ceremony. Call 804-994-5940 or e-mail MarriageOfficiant.GailOlberg@gmail.com to reserve your date.

June 21, 2017 Sunset Cruise 6:00 PM aboard the Martha Lou with Captain Carlton Leonard. Donation: $40 per person. Refreshments included. Tickets available now at the Chincoteague Island Library. Reserve early-tickets sold out last year!

June 23, 2017  Date Night at the Winding Brook Blue Ridge Arsenal indoor shooting range, 11547 Lake Ridge Parkway, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: 804-220-8213  www.brawindingbrook.com

June 23, 2017 Chincoteague Volunteer Fireman's Carnival - Opening Weekend 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM at the Chincoteague Island Carnival Grounds. Friday will be the opening ceremony & welcome. Rides, games, raffles, and food... Pizza, Boardwalk Fries, Clam & Oyster Fritters, and much, much more! Fun for the whole family! For more details: Visit www.cvfc3.com.

June 23, 2017 Friday Cheers 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at Brown's Island, 700 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-788-6466  Price: $5 and $10 depending on the show. children under 12 are free. - June 23 – Galactic (8:00) with Future Prospect (6:30) $10 Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online at Ticketstobuy.com starting today. Venture Richmond's premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, returns to Brown's Island, the city’s most beautiful outdoor venue.

June 23, 2017  Fridays on the Patio 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 James River Cellars presents our concert series, featuring local bands and food trucks! Tickets are $8 - General Admission ONLY *Wine Tastings are not included in admission prices. Tastings will be available for purchase, all night long, in the Tasting Room. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass and by the bottle outside. Wineglasses included with wine purchase! Save time in line! Visit our website & Purchase Tickets now!

June 23, 2017  Southside Speedway: Scout Night 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM at 12800 Genito Road, Midlothian, VA 23112 Phone: 804-744-2700 Southside Speedway, better known as “The Toughest Short Track in the South,” is a paved 1/3 mile oval race track located on Genito Road in Midlothian, Virginia. Every other Friday night from April through August, families and fans can watch bumper to bumper action from six divisions including Late Models, Modifieds, Grand Stocks, U-Cars, Legends and Bandoleros. It’s the perfect place to bring your family for a Friday night out! Front Gate Opens: 6:00pm; Qualifying Starts: 6:00pm; Racing Starts: 7:30pm For more information go to www.SouthsideSpeedway.net

June 24, 2017 Ashland Farmer's Market  9:00 am – Noon, at 101 Thompson Street, Ashland, VA 23005 The Town of Ashland Farmers Market has local produce, crafts, baked goods, live music and more!

June 25, 2017  Sundays in the Shade 1:00 PM-4:00 PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 Join us for a relaxing afternoon of lounging in the shade with live acoustical music. Lay out your picnic blanket or unfold your lawn chair and prepare to for the treat of these various local artists! This event has no entry fee! Tastings and wine purchases will be available in the Tasting Room. Live Music: Peter Fitzgibbon

June 30, 2017  Date Night at the Winding Brook Blue Ridge Arsenal indoor shooting range, 11547 Lake Ridge Parkway, Ashland, VA 23005 Phone: 804-220-8213  www.brawindingbrook.com

June 30, 2017 Friday Cheers 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at Brown's Island, 700 Tredegar St., Richmond, VA 23219 Phone: 804-788-6466  Price: $5 and $10 depending on the show. children under 12 are free. - June 30 – Car Seat Headrest (8:00) with Gold Connections (6:30) $10 Advance tickets for individual shows and season passes to Friday Cheers are available online at Ticketstobuy.com starting today. Venture Richmond's premier outdoor concert series, Friday Cheers, returns to Brown's Island, the city’s most beautiful outdoor venue.

June 30, 2017  Fridays on the Patio 6:30 PM-9:30 PM at James River Cellars Winery, 11008 Washington Highway Glen Allen, VA, 23059 James River Cellars presents our concert series, featuring local bands and food trucks! Tickets are $8 - General Admission ONLY *Wine Tastings are not included in admission prices. Tastings will be available for purchase, all night long, in the Tasting Room. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass and by the bottle outside. Wineglasses included with wine purchase! Save time in line! Visit our website & Purchase Tickets now!

Plus a sampling of July events to look forward to…

July 8, 2016 Hanover's Tomato Festival, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at Pole Green Park, 8996 Pole Green Park Ln, Mechanicsville VA Price: FREE. Join us for a day of fun celebrating our famous Hanover Tomatoes, Enjoy, food, music, games and local vendors. 

July 11, 2017  Historic Hanover Courthouse Tour by the Hanover Historical Society from 10 am – 2 pm in Hanover Courthouse, VA  www.hanoverhistorical.org    

July 20, 2017  Highlights of Hollywood Cemetery Evening Walking Tour, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at The Valentine, 412 S. Cherry St., Richmond, VA 23220 Phone: 804-649-0711 Enjoy a fascinating walking tour of the beautiful and historic Hollywood Cemetery. Established in 1847, the cemetery is the final resting place of two U.S. presidents, Richmond philanthropist Lewis Ginter, writer Ellen Glasgow, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Civil War Generals George Pickett and J.E.B. Stuart and thousands of Confederate soldiers.Meet at the Hollywood Cemetery entrance at Cherry and Albemarle streets, near the rear of the stone structure to the left. Price: $15 per person Walk-ups welcome, Cash or check, On-street parking. 

July 21-23, 2017  Chincoteague Island Blueberry Festival 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM at The Chincoteague Center (6155 Community Drive) The largest Fine Arts & Crafts Event on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Non-Stop Family-Friendly Entertainment. Blueberries, Blueberries & more Blueberries!!! For more details: Visit www.chincoteagueblueberryfestival.com

July 22, 2017  Southern Herd Roundup 4:30 PM at The Southern Pony Corral (along the beach road on Assateague Island) In preparation for Wednesday's Pony Swim, "Saltwater Cowboys" on horseback round up the Ponies on the Southern portion of Assateague. The roundup will begin at approximately 4:30 pm. The public can view the Ponies in the Southern Corral all day Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. The Southern Corral is located along side of the road that leads to the beach. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.

July 23, 2017 Northern Herd Roundup 7:30 AM at The Northern Pony Corral (on Assateague Island) In preparation for Wednesday's Pony Swim, "Saltwater Cowboys" on horseback round up the Ponies on the Northern portion of Assateague. The roundup will begin at approximately 7:30 am. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.

July 24, 2017 The Pony Beach Walk 6:00 AM at Assateague Beach In preparation for Wednesday's Pony Swim, at day break, the Saltwater Cowboys will move the ponies from the Northern Corral out to the beachfront then south along the Atlantic Ocean, and join them with the ponies in the Southern Corral. To see the ponies make their way from the North Corral to the South Corral along the beach, be at the Assateague Beach by 6 a.m. Park in the beachfront parking lots and follow the crowds. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.

July 26, 2017  92nd Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim at Memorial Park (7427 Memorial Park Drive) The Saltwater Cowboys will swim the ponies from Assateague Island to Chincoteague Island. The swim takes place at "slack tide". Slack tide is a period of about 30 minutes between tides, when there is no current. This is the easiest time for the ponies to make the swim. The time of slack tide varies each year. However, the swim generally takes place some time between 7am and 1pm. The specific time will be announced at the carnival grounds the week of the swim. After the swim, the ponies rest for about 45 minutes. Then the Saltwater Cowboys will "parade" the ponies down Main Street, to the carnival grounds where the auction will be held Thursday morning. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.

July 27, 2017  92nd Annual Chincoteague Pony Auction 8:00 AM – Noon at Chincoteague Fairgrounds (Main Street) The auction helps to keep the overall size of the herd sustainable, keeping it from growing too large. The auction begins at 8 am. Expect a large crowd and get there early to get a good spot. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.

July 28, 2017  Ponies Swim back to Assateague at Memorial Park (7427 Memorial Park Drive) The ponies make the return swim to Assateague Island where they will live in the wild for another year. For more details: Visit www.chincoteague.com/pony_swim_guide.html.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Hanover, Virginia

Guest Accommodations: www.ShadyAcresBedBreakfast.com   Venue Reservations: ShadyAcresBB@gmail.com

Phone or Text: 804-994-5940      Gail and Ralph Olberg, Owners/Innkeepers

 

Marriage Officiant, Gail Olberg                  Commonwealth of Virginia

Call or Text  804-994-5940      Wedding Ceremonies: GailOlberg@gmail.com      

Venue: ShadyAcresBB@gmail.com