Fredericksburg’s Weekend Calendar of Events
Weekend events in the Fredericksburg region October 2 – 4, 2015. Click the hyperlinks for more details. Add your event in the comments section.
First Friday Fredericksburg
Friday, Oct. 2, 6 – 9 p.m.
During First Friday Art Walk, downtown galleries and studios host open houses, which highlight featured artists and include refreshments and often live music. Most of these occur from 6 – 9 p.m. Some of the city’s restaurants, businesses and museums join the fun, offering entertainment, exhibits and specials of their own.
James Monroe Museum First Friday History Trivia Night
Friday, Oct. 2, 6 to 8 p.m.
James Monroe Museum Garden, 908 Charles St., Fredericksburg
Match wits with friends and family in team competitions while enjoying light refreshments, a cash bar, 50/50 raffle, and music. In addition, the museum galleries will be open free of charge.
Belvedere Plantation Fall Festival
Weekends through October 31, 2015.
Fridays, 5 – 10 p.m.
Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Closes at 5 p.m. on October 31)
Sundays, 10 a.m. -6 p.m.
Columbus Day Monday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Belvedere Plantation, 1410 Belvedere Dr., Fredericksburg
Pumpkin picking, bonfires, evening hayrides, cornfield maze — more than 25 attractions and activities. The Pumpkin Patch is lighted for night picking Friday and Saturday nights.
See the website for admission packages.
Fall Fest at Liberty Mills Farm
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 & 4 , 10 a.m.
Liberty Mills Farm, 9166 Liberty Mills Rd., Somerset
Families can come see farm vendors, ride the new haywagon, pick their pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, and go through Virginia’s largest corn maze — 25 acres divided into four separate trails.
Ages 5 and up, $12; Ages 4 and below, free.
25th Annual Fredericksburg Wine Festival
POSTPONED to October 10 and 11 due to weather.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3 & 4, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Pancho Villa Pavilion, Celebrate Virginia, 2150 Gordon Shelton Blvd., Fredericksburg
Taste wines from ten different wineries. Also features a beer garden, food vendors, artisans, crafters and live music.
Ages 21 and up, in advance, $15, at gate, $25; Ages 6 – 20 and designated drivers, $10 at gate; Ages 5 and under, free.
8th Annual Culpeper Cycling Century Ride
Saturday, Oct. 3, 8:30 a.m.
The Bike Stop, 120 West Culpeper St., Culpeper
Held rain or shine, the Century Ride offers different distances for any competitors. All proceeds benefit the Culpeper Recreation Foundation.
Registration: $50 for the 36 mile race, $60 for the 60 and 100 mile races.
2nd Annual Paws4Vets “Got Your Back” Dog Walk
Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Curtis Memorial Park, 58 Jesse Curtis Ln., Fredericksburg
The “Got Your Back” walk is a benefit for Paws4Vets. IRolling Thunder and Cruisin’ For Heroes will display cars and motorcycles. Live music.
Taste of the Market
Saturday, Oct. 3, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Miller Farms, 12101 Orange Plank Rd., Locust Grove
Venders will be offering samples of all of the products they sell at the market. In addition, their seventeen acre pumpkin patch will be open to the public.
8th Annual Capital Alehouse Oktoberfest
POSTPONED to October 24 due to weather.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Capital Alehouse, 917 Caroline St., and the 800 and 900 blocks of Caroline Street in downtown Fredericksburg.
Enjoy live music, German dancing, traditional cuisine and more than 100 craft and imported brews. There is also a child-specific entertainment area, with inflatables, face painting and balloon animals.
$3 cover charge
Montpelier’s Garden & Grounds Tours
Saturday, Oct. 3, 2 p.m.
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Hwy, Orange
Workers take visitors on a tour around the historic site, teaching them about the famed trees and plantings.
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