Gardens, Galleries and Grapes: A Shenandoah County Artisan Trail Event

Gardens, Galleries and Grapes: A Shenandoah County Artisan Trail Event, April 22 & 23, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing and Shenandoah County Artisans are busy making beautiful things in their studios, gardens and kitchens. Gardens, Galleries and Grapes is a weekend event where along the Artisan Trail, participating sites will host a showcase of all that is wonderful about Shenandoah County, whether it’s a harvest of fresh greens, a collection of recent paintings, an introduction of new menu items, or a sampling of local brews and wines.

Some examples of what you’ll find during the weekend of Gardens Galleries & Grapes are:

  • Artisan Studios open for tours
  • Shops and galleries open with artists giving live demonstrations.
  • Wineries, Restaurants, and Breweries will showcase food specials and live music on site.
  • Farms and Garden Centers will have fresh spring plants plus gardening and beekeeping demonstrations.

The Artisan Trail encourages its visitors to drive the scenic backroads and visit Trail Sites owned by locals and not always visible from the main highways.

Now in its fifth year, Gardens Galleries and Grapes is a weekend to celebrate the beginning of warm weather, the beauty and abundance of our agricultural landscape, and the artists, craftsmen, farmers and chefs who make it beautiful and flavorful.

Shenandoah County opens its doors and windows to let in a fresh breeze and welcome visitors to experience all of the gifts that our great valley inspires.

Stay informed about all of the trail sites by following Shenandoah County Artisan Trail on Facebook

Or,  read on to see a list of participants.


Country Gardens Trail Site # 36 (1043 Country Brook Rd., Toms Brook VA 22660)

Jamie Cotton will be here with heirloom chicks for sale & we will have handmade portable Chicken coops for sale. She has raised poultry for many years and these chicks will lay colorful eggs as well as being tasty.

Sunday Only at 2pm: Fresh Cut Flower Arranging and choosing the right plants for cut flowers from your garden all summer long. Bring a vessel to fill with cut flowers or purchase one at the farm-Reservations required

Saturday only at 2.00pm. Vintage garden, old & eclectic gatherings for sale. Saturday only-High Tunnel tour-See what you can grow to extend the growing season.

Laughing Orange Studio Trail Site # 16, Artist: Susie Wilburn (3397 Hillcrest Dr., Tom’s Brook, VA 22660)

Visit Susie Wilburn’s studio and see why it’s called “Laughing Orange” Inside you’ll find beautifully decorated pottery with animal and garden themes plus a fantastic collection of unusual Fairy Garden items.  Studio tours, homemade cookies and other refreshments, Pottery sales.

Wolfgang Neudorfer Fine Art Trail Site # 23 Artist: Wolfgang Neudorfer (3147 Mt Olive Rd. Toms Brook, VA 22660)

Open studio from 11AM to 5PM. Oil, water color and pen and ink paintings will be on display. Local landscapes and the Shenandoah River are a large part of the subject matter. In another building, turned wood objects, such as peppermills, bird ornaments, small bowls, vessels and lidded boxes, made of various woods will be displayed

Posey Thisisit Llamas  Trail Site # 42 (754 Harrisville Road, Toms Brook, Virginia)

Llama Shearing, Lead Rope making, working with llama wool, tours to see the llamas, Greeting Cards handmade for all occasions, living with llamas and more!


Natural Art Garden Center  Trail Site # 40 (27358 Old Valley Pike Toms Brook, VA 22660)

Local Music and Treats, plus a whole weekend of garden demos and workshops. Shenandoah County Beekeepers offering beekeeping demos and honey for sale -observe the bees. Shenandoah County Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening and landscaping questions. Photography, clay creations, handmade wreaths and decor, woodworking and pottery.

North Mountain Vineyard Trail Site # 41 (4374 Swartz Rd. Maurertown, VA 22644)

Weather permitting, the outside deck is a beautiful place to sip wine and take in the beautiful views. Enjoy wine-by-the-glass and gourmet food specials along with a tour of the vineyard and the winery. Live Music by our friends Rick and Bill on Saturday  2 – 5 pm.


7 East Gallery  Trail Site # 25 (123 S. Main St. Woodstock, VA 22664)

Artist Demonstrations: Textile Weaving by Jeff Guenther of Pond’s Edge Studio; Painting Demonstrations by Roberta Demski of Distinctive Art Designs; Watercolor Demonstrations by Gilda Allen.

Mowery Orchard  Trail Site # 39  24247 Senedo Rd. Woodstock, VA 22664) Saturday Only

Seasonal  Farm stand with fresh produce, and plenty of local farm products like cheeses, meats and eggs. Honey, Cider jams and homemade pies.   Virginia Stultz and Jean Whetzel, two Professional Juried Virginia Artisans will be there on Saturday doing basket weaving demonstrations. Frank Will of Mount Crawford Creamery will be there from 10am-2pm with samples. Neva Wetzel of Golden Angels Apiary will be on site with samples from 10am-2pm. Old Hill Cider will have tastings from 1pm-4pm. Pam Green of Green Haven Farm Cheeses will have samples available from 1pm-3pm. And Joe Babcock Photography will be there from 10am-3pm with his amazing nature photographs.

Kary Haun Studio Trail Site #14 Artist: Kary Haun (100 E. North St. Woodstock, VA 22664)

18th c. Log House turned into a pottery studio and small gallery space.  Functional porcelain platters, bowls, cups and teapots will be available.  Guest potter, Clay Walthall will join in the gallery with classic salt and wood fired stoneware. Blacksmithing demonstrations outside by Blacksmithing student, Joe Haun (weather permitting). Studio Tours, Demonstration Videos and light refreshments.

All Things Virginia at the Farmhouse (125 N Main St, Woodstock, VA 22664)

Virginia wines, snacks, cheese, jams, sauces, dog treats, soaps and lotions, craft beer, wine-themed gifts, locally made art and crafts, custom wood signs. Clay Sculpture demonstrations by Mike Seal and all- weekend wine tasting.


Apple Gallery Déjà Vu   Trail Site # 2  Artist: Elizabeth Strippy (201 S. Main St. Edinburg, VA 22824)

Open 10 – 4pm. Apple Gallery Déjà vu is a charming cottage studio and art gallery with artworks by E.J. Strippy. You’ll find “Art on another level”, plus antiques and collectibles for sale. There will also be door prizes and refreshments all weekend.

Penelope’s Café  Trail Site # 83 Artist: Penelope Carroll (305 N Main St. Edinburg, VA 22824)

Beautiful homemade pastries and breads. Soups and Lunch specials made daily. The café is also a gallery specializing in local Art.


Far Ridge Ceramics  Trail Site # 85 Artist: Libet Henze (2218 Headquarters Rd. Edinburg, VA  22824)

Handmade tile mosaics, custom tile installations and wheel-thrown creations in a tranquil farm setting.


Swover Creek Farm  Trail Site # 46 (4176 Swover Creek Rd. Edinburg, VA)

Farm Crafted Sausage and Artisan Bread Tasting. Barefoot Horse Trimming Demonstration. Several local Artists. Demonstration/Tasting of different beer grains



Third Hill Winery at DeMello Vineyards  Trail Site # 87 (2110 Quicksburg Rd. Quicksburg, VA 22847)

Performing Saturday 2-5pm is Jason Masi, a singer/songwriter from Alexandria, Virginia.  “Masi manages to capture a sound that is old yet surprisingly fresh all at the same time. Trust me when I say there are legions of fans waiting for this guy to arrive…” “this CD may be the most impressionable, genuine, artistic CD I’ve heard this year…”  Seth Turner – Music Emissions. Third Hill Winery offers wine tastings and sales in a warm, cozy environment. Bring your friends!


Chickadees Artist Gallery & The Village Potter –  Trail Site # 79 Artist:  George Jetter (9299 N. Congress St. New Market, VA 22844)  SUNDAY ONLY

George Jetter, pottery wheel demonstrations and a gallery filled with Virginia Artisan work. All customers at Chickadees on Sunday will receive a free handmade ceramic “forever tag”. Also, a free mug with any purchase of $100 or more. Cookies and chilled drinks will be available for visitors.

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