Weekend Planner May 20 – 22
27th Annual Fredericksburg Greek Festival
Friday, May 20, 3 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, May 22, 12 – 8 p.m.
Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, 12326 Spotswood Furnace Rd., Fredericksburg, Va. 22407
Featuring live Greek music, Greek dancing, and authentic, classic Greek food and drinks.
Piedmont Players Presents “Charlotte’s Web”
Friday May, 20, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday May 21, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday May 22, 2:30 p.m.
Culpeper State Theatre, 305 South Main St., Culpeper
$15 – $25
Stage Door Productions Presents “James and the Giant Peach
Friday, May 20, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 21, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The Marshall Center, 8800 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania, Va. 22553
A David Wood adaptation of the children’s book by Roald Dahl.
$8 – $12. Special $5 ticket for Spotsylvania residents with proof of residency.
Patriot Park Concerts
Patriot Park Amphitheater, 5710 Smith Station Rd., Fredericksburg, Va.
May 20 – Patsy & the Country Classics – classic country
May 27 – Acoustic Onion (Beatles Tribute Band)
Gates open at 6 p.m., concerts at 7. Relax on the lawn. Concerts rain or shine.
Adults — $5, children 12 and under — $2
Bring chairs or blankets, concessions available, no alcohol
Dolley Madison’s 248th Birthday at Montpelier
Friday, May 20, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Montpelier, 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, Va.
Montpelier, home to President James Madison and First Lady Dolley Madison, is Celebrating the anniversary of Dolley Madison’s birthday with special tours and cupcakes. Per Montpelier tradition, those named Dolley receives complimentary admission.
Annual Spotsylvania Spring Yard – Craft Sale
Saturday May 21, 8 until Noon
In the Holbert Building parking lot, 9104 Courthouse Rd, Spotsylvania, Va.
White Oak Ministries 3rd Car Show
Saturday, May 21, 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
White Oak Ministries, 299 White Oak Rd., Fredericksburg, Va., 22405
Antiques, Classics, Customs, Originals are all welcome. Participant parking first come first basis. Trophies for Best in Show, Best in Paint, Best in Engine, Best in Originality, Best Foreign, People’s Choice Top 20. Door prizes, concession and vendor stands.
$15 entry fee per vehicle at gate — spectators free. Rain date is Saturday, June 4.
Virginia Renaissance Faire
Four weekends in May and the first weekend in June, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
May 21 – 22 Celtic Heritage
May 28 – 29 Military History
Lake Anna Winery, 5621 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania, Va.
Ages 6 and up – $10
5 and under – Free
Historic Fredericksburg Foundation Preservation Tour
Saturday, May 21, 10 a.m.
Downtown Fredericksburg – the meeting location will be given when tour fee is paid.
This new walking tour of about one mile will look at some of the victories of historic preservation. Some building locations include steps.
Reserve your spot by calling 540-371-4504 or purchasing online. All reservations must be paid in advance of the tour.
$10 for HFFI members/ $15 for non-members
4th Annual Gordonsville Famous Fried Chicken Festival
Saturday, May 21, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fairgrounds on East Baker Street, Gordonsville, Va., 22942
Gordonsville is famous for its fried chicken, which was served to passengers of trains stopping in town during the late 19th and early 20th centuries by local women carrying platters of the delicacy on their heads. Nationally-known at that time, Gordonsville’s fried chicken earned the town the nickname of “chicken-leg center of the universe”. Today, the Cooper family holds the secret recipe for Gordonsville’s famous fried chicken.
Virginia Veterans and Family Support Event
Saturday, May 21, 11:30 a.m.
Spotsylvania Towne Centre, 137 Spotsylvania Mall Dr., Fredericksburg, Va. 22407
Chick-Fil-A and the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office are sponsoring this event, presenting corporate, government and private agencies and services offering a multitude of assistance and information for service members and their families. Free chick-Fil-A entree’s offered to military veterans, current military and their families. Just show your military I.D.
American Girl Doll Tea Party
Saturday, May 21, 1 – 3 p.m.
Rising Sun Tavern, 1304 Caroline St., downtown Fredericksburg, Va.
Bring your American Girl Doll to this historic property for a tea party. Built by George Washington’s youngest brother Charles in about 1760, the home became a tavern in 1792. It’s now owned by Washington Heritage Museums.
$10 adults, $5 youth.
Lewis Store Spring Clean-up
Sunday, May 22, 9 a.m.
The Lewis Store (Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc., headquarters), 1200 Caroline St., downtown Fredericksburg, Va.
Grab your buckets, rakes, and scrub brushes — it’s time to show the Lewis Store some love. Snack donations also accepted in lieu of elbow grease.
This Week in Culpeper, May 18 – 24