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Beaverdam Wine Festival: Saturday April 12, 2014 11:00 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Located at John Lewis Thompson Learning Center & Pop’s Country Store Museum: 19419 Beaverdam Rd., Beaverdam Virginia 23015.
10:00 a.m. Vendors set up on fairground for event. ”Cruise In” antique cars on display in the parking lot behind Pop’s Country Store.
- 11:00 a.m. Beaverdam Wine Festival open for all patrons.
- 11:00 a.m. Cobalt Whiskey performing on Pop’s stage.
- 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Pop’s Country Store Museum free admission.
- 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Beaverdam Depot free admission.
- 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Carriage Rides pulled by Percheron horses.
- 1:30 p.m. Premiere Band performing on Pop’s stage.
- 3:00 p.m. People’s Choice Award for best “Cruise In” antique vehicle.
$20.00 admission includes a complimentary souvenir Beaverdam Wine Festival glass with wine tasting at four local wineries, Lake Anna Winery, James River Cellars Winery, Mattaponi Winery, & Weston Farm Vineyard & Winery. It also includes free admission to Pop’s Country Store Museum and the Beaverdam Depot. This Year we have an antique car “Cruise In” for your viewing pleasure and carriage rides pulled by the Percheron Horses. Live Music played by Cobalt Whiskey and the Premiere Band!
Designated drivers can gain admission for the low cost of $10.00. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy the country air and the two fine bands that will entertain on Pop’s Stage all day long for your pleasure. Children under 15 are free.
The Cobalt Whiskey band will open up the festivities at 11:00 and get the party rolling!
Cobalt Whiskey is comprised of O.J. Parrish Jr., Shea Hutto, Mark Imes and Stevie Gammon. We started playing music together back in 1989 as Cedar Creek, after years of playing together we took time off to raise our families. In 2010 we reformed as Cobalt Whiskey to rekindle our love of music. Cobalt Whiskey brings many years of talent to new and classic country and southern and classic rock. We keep the people moving on the dance floor and in their seats, for a country rocking good time. Come on out and join the fun with Cobalt Whiskey.
Premiere Band will play at 1:30.
Premiere Band is based in Richmond, Virginia and has been entertaining audiences throughout the Mid-Atlantic region for over 20 years. Equally at home in tuxedos or jeans, and all styles in-between, the band is composed of veteran musicians committed to making your event a success. Combining first-rate musicianship, strong multi-part vocals, and a polished stage presence, Premiere draws from Classic Rock, Rhythm & Blues, Motown, Funk, and Country hits to present a rich and varied repertoire of familiar and danceable tunes.
Lake Anna Winery: Our philosophy is simple. At Lake Anna Winery, we strive to create a wide palette of diverse wines to accommodate an equally wide range of diverse palates and settings. There is no perfect wine for all situations, only perfect times for all wines. We invite you to delve into our cellar, try our offerings and explore the world through our wine-colored glasses.
James River Cellars is a family owned and operated winery, offering award winning wines from Virginia grown grapes. A blend of urban convenience and quaint rural appeal, James River Cellars is conveniently accessible to major highways and is the perfect stop on your way to or from the city. 11008 Washington Hwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059 (804) 550-7516
The history of Spotsylvania has inspired Mattaponi Winery to bring forth and share with generations to come, the beginning events about the settlers and the Native American Indians in our area.
The name comes from the four rivers in Spotsylvania County, Virginia: Mat, Ta, Po, and Ni, which forms the Mattaponi River. The name “Mattaponi” has been used in history to name the Indian tribe once ruled by Chief Powhatan, Pocahontas’ father. In the beginning, the Native American Indians showed the settlers how to survive on these berries, and today we would like to present to you these same delightful berries of Virginia as a wine. Come to our charming log cabin and relax with others with the perfect blend of our Award-Winning and Specialty wines.
We have used the Virginia Algonquin language to name some of our wines, which is the Native American Indian language that was almost lost until you took a taste in time. . . Come join us for a glass of fine wine in our tasting room and take a journey. . .
Weston Farm planted its first vines in 2005, bottled its first vintage in 2009 and opened its tasting room doors in 2010, so this is a relatively new player on the Virginia wine scene. They have fourteen acres under vine and produce about 2000 cases of wine per year with no plans to expand production. They manage to sell all of their wine at local festivals or out of the tasting room and that will likely be the extent of their commercial reach. They are content to remain a small, boutique winery. At the end of the day, Weston Farm is interested in quality rather than quantity and it shows. 206 Harris Creek Road, Louisa, VA 23093.
Click Here to visit Weston Farm Vineyard.
Other Local Events
Date: July 4, 2014
Location: begins at 10 AM in downtown Beaverdam and travels six miles to end at the Beaverdam Ruritan Club House located at 18002 Teman Rd. Beaverdam VA. The Beaverdam Ruritan Club has been sponsoring the July 4th Independence Day Parade since 1976. This parade provides a means for area fire and emergency departments to compete for awards. In addition, the community is able to compete for awards in several categories of parade floats. We also have a Little Miss, Little Junior Miss, Junior Miss, Miss Teen, and Miss Beaverdam contest.
This local 38 year tradition brings children young and old out to line the roads and catch the candies as the fire trucks, antique cars, ball teams, equestrians and scouts compete for the best float award. Follow the parade to the best Elmore Hall BBQ Chicken and World Famous french fries at the Beaverdam Ruritan Concession Stand and vendors are peddling their wares. Come out for a day in the Country and celebrate the American Dream.