Rappahannock County Artisan Trail Open Door Tour
June 11 & 12, 2016
Sponsored by the Gay Street Gallery, Artisans Center of Virginia and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
Rappahannock County is in full bloom and opening its doors to welcome you on it’s Artisan Trail, where creativity and the river begin! Artist studios, farms & markets, demonstrations, workshops, tastings, tours, music, cultural adventures & more await you!
Catch your breath over this weekend in a rural oasis where there are no traffic light intersections, fast food franchises or “big box” stores.
Dining can be a casual experience at a local pub or a gastronomical experience under the direction of a master chef. Enjoy the variety and hospitality of our country inns, bed & breakfasts and vacation rental homes where many will tailor itineraries and activity packages to ensure that your visit is uniquely suited to you. The county’s lushly forested mountains and bucolic countryside provide inspiration for the creative process.
You will experience a sustainable way of life, where creativity and traditional agriculture has given rise organic farming, orchards, vineyards and artisanal wineries. Visit a gallery opening, attend a concert, enjoy a workshop and explore the scenic countryside as you indulge your senses in Rappahannock County and take home special memories.
Although many other trail sites on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail at-large may be open during the weekend you will definitely want to check out the following who are offering special activities for your pleasure.
Click each business name for full contact information, descriptions and google maps to each site:
Map # 4. DeDanann Glassworks | 23 Spyder Mountain, Sperryville, VA 22740
Sat & Sun, 12-4pm
Stepping stone demo, Free.
Map # 9. Flourish Root Florals | 7C River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740
Sat & Sun, 12 -5pm
In collaboration with Kat Habib Ceramics – “Forage & Flowers” – locally harvested & foraged florals & foliage designed and displayed in the hand built ceramic vessels made by Kat.
Map # 9. Kat Habib Ceramics | 7C River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22741
Sat & Sun, 12-5pm
In collaboration with Flourish Root/Jen Perrot, “Forage & Flower” – ceramic vessels displaying florals and foliage that are locally foraged and harvested by Jen.
Map # 21. Molly Peterson Photography | 7 River LN, Unit A, Sperryville, VA 22740
Farm Store: Sat, 11am-6 pm & Sun, 12 -5pm. Photo Workshop: Sat, 4-6pm
On Saturday, “Photograph the Essence of Life on the Farm” 2 hour photography workshop begins at Heritage Hollow Farms, Farm Store ($100 pp pre-registration required at mollympeterson.com )
Map # 29. Peckerwood Chainsaw Creations |3464 Slate Mills Rd, Sperryville, VA 22740
Sat, 9am-5pm & Sun, 12- 5pm
Chainsaw demonstrations – Visitors will see chainsaw sculptures in various stages of production, from start to finish. Demonstrations all day – come join us…it’s Free!
Map # 31. Potomac Leather | 486 Keyser Run Rd, Washington, VA 22747
Sat & Sun by appointment (call ahead)
We look forward to opening up our studios however because we will be working, please call ahead! Free.
Map # 42. Glassworks Gallery | 11774 Lee HWY,Sperryville, VA 22740
Sat & Sun – 10am-6pm
Gallery will be open with 10% off handblown glass by owners & lifelong glassblower Eric Kvarnes. Seconds & Imperfects sale and discounts on other select items.
Map # 44. Living Sky Foundation | Studio 1A Rappahannock Central, 3 River Lane, Sperryville, VA 22740
Sat & Sun, 12-5pm
Meet & Greet with demos, book signings, youth activities, door prizes & performances by local musical artists. Free
Map # 55. Eastwoods Nursery | 634 Long Mountain RD, Washington, VA 22747
Sat & Sun, 10am-4pm. Demos on the hour or by request. Free
Pruning Demonstrations. Free
Map # 58. Gray Ghost Vineyards | 14706 Lee Highway, Amissville, VA 20106
Sat & Sun , 11am- 5pm
Wine Tastings. $5 pp
Map # 59. Heritage Hollow Farms | 7 River LN, Unit A, Sperryville, VA 22740
Sat, 11-6pm & Sun 12 – 5pm
HHFF Store will be grilling! Stop by for lunch. Delicious, pasture-raised pork sausages grilled at the Farm Store. Lunch served first three hours each day. Prices vary.
Map # 60. Little Washington Winery | 72 Christmas Treel LN, Washington, VA 22747 Sat & Sun, 11-5pm. FREE Wine Boot Camp. Reservations Required (see below).
Become a certified wine snob at Little Washington Winery! For the only time ever June 11-12 only Wine Bootcamp for FREE ($40 value) if you find this coupon code on the Rappahannock Artisan Trail Open Door Tour. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Use coupon code rapp1112 in the class reservation form to get your free reservation here – http://www.littlewashingtonwinery.com/rsvppage.htm This seminar is the snob free zone – in plain English – all about wine. Learn every thing you ever wanted to know about wine.
Map # 62. Narmada Winery | 43 Narmada Lane, Route 211 West between Warrenton and Little Washington, Amissville, VA 20106
Sat 11am-7pm & Sun 11am-6pm
Wine tastings. Complimentary
Map # 63. Rappahanock Cellars | 14437 Hume RD, Huntly, VA 22640
Sat 1130am-6pm & Sun, 1130am – 5pm
Tastings each day. $10 premium tasting( discounted with wine bottle purchase), Complimentary for wine club members
Map # 70. Wits End Farm | 369 Hinsons Ford RD, Amissville, VA 20106
Demonstrations of natural dying & display of wool from sheep to garments. Free
Map # 79. Belle Meade Farm, B & B | 353 FT Valley RD, Sperryville, VA 22740
Sat Only, 11am – 3pm
Farm Tours – including a visit to see the chickens, pigs, cows, horses and gardens. Free. We’re a real farm. Meat and eggs available for sale.
Map # 84. Hopkins Ordinary Aleworks, B & B | 47 Main St. , Sperryville , VA 22740
Sat, 1-6 pm & Sun 3-6pm
Brewery tours at 1 & 2 pm on Saturday are Free. Tastings both day (price varies), free stickers or key chains.
Map # 95. Rappahannock Historical Society | 328 Gay St., Washington, VA 22747
Sat & Sun 1-4 pm
Live music by “Evergreen Shade” Tours of our Museum of Rapp City artifacts. Free
Map # 101. Kevin H Adams Studio | 337A Gay St, Washington, VA 22747
Sat, 10am-7pm & Sun 10am-5pm
Studio Tour. Free
Map # 102. Gay Street Gallery | Sat, 10am-7pm & Sun 10am-5pm
Reception with wine & light refreshments on Saturday from 4-7pm celebrating opening of a new exhibition featuring the paintings of Davette Leonard & Kevin H. Adams, and the hand-woven baskets of Jane Totar. (June 11 is the first day these new works will be shown to the public.) On Sunday, June 12 the reception will be from, 2-5pm. Free
Map # 104. Wild Roots Apothecary | 7C River Lane,, Sperryville, VA 22740
Sat & Sun, 12-2pm
Demonstrations of wild & foraged cocktails & teas. Free
Map # 105. Sage Imagery | Sat & Sun, 10am – 4pm with three special classes at 10 am, 1pm and 3pm
Mini photography classes – a primer for landscape photography with Q&A after a 15 minute lecture. There will also be self-guided river walks on the property that take about 15 minutes. It is a loop trail from the gallery to a serene setting on the Rappahannock river. Free