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Winter Fest 2014

If you think there is nothing to do it the Northern Neck of Virginia in the winter you are not looking!

Caledon State Park in the winter

Caledon State Park in the winter

From the community calendars on the radio stations, Facebook, internet community websites, events databases and local news print there are event announcements almost every weekend.  With three state parks, one national park, historic sites, wineries, museums and town after town how can anyone say there is nothing to do!  So with that in mind many of the “sites” in the Northern Neck decided to take all our events and promote them as one continuous event February 14,15, 16 &17 as Winter Fest 2014!

The Northern Neck of Virginia

The Northern Neck of Virginia

You can literally start in one end of the Northern Neck and participate in an event from county to county and site to site.  Each site will be hosting their own event, please make sure to check their website for information as many events do require reservations. 

Tundra Swans

Tundra Swans

Participating partners include:

 All ten wineries in the Northern Neck will be open for tours, tastings and cherry-themed delicacies.  

Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Outdoor events will feature Geocaching 101, Audubon Bird Walk and “Meet Pocahontas’ People," at Belle Isle State Park, the Dahlgren Railroad Heritage Trail Sweetheart Half-Marathon, “Stratford Under Your Feet” guided fossil walk at Stratford Hall, and a “Menokin Illuminated” moonlit walk on the grounds surrounding the home of Francis Lightfoot Lee outside Warsaw. 

The Second Friday Art Walk will be held at Colonial Beach,Cupid's Campfire and Candlelight Beach Bash and an Owl Prowl will take place at Caledon State Park. On Monday, George Washington Birthplace National Monument will be celebrating Washington’s Birthday with cake and living history demonstrations, in addition to hosting 4-H activities at the Birthplace.

Fossils and sharks teeth

Fossils and sharks teeth found on the shores Potomac River

Inside events will include Tidewater Oyster Growers Association’s oyster-growing demonstration tanks at the Visitor Center at Westmoreland State Park, a book-signing of Vanessa Wedding’s An Uncivilized Yankee at Oak Crest Winery, a Valentine’s Dinner at Jacey Winery, and productions of Boeing Boeing at the Lancaster Players Theater in White Stone.  

Various heritage guilds – blacksmithing, woodworking, and spinners and weavers - will be active at Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern in Heathsville. 

Blacksmiths

Blacksmiths 

For a complete schedule of events on the four-day weekend, click here, or call 804.333.1919. 


Published: 02/04/2014


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