“Second Saturday” – July 14 on the Northern Neck Artisan Trail

“Second Saturday” – July 14 on the Northern Neck Artisan Trail

All across the Trail, our sites are featuring a diverse collection of special events, artist classes, delicious tours and tastings, exclusive open studio experiences, culinary highlights, wonderful wines and more!


Click each featured site’s link below for more information on activities and to navigate via the online location map.

Here’s what you’ll find on Saturday, July 14:

(The featured trail sites below are listed in alphabetical order. Click the linked name to learn more about each member, their Google map location and the activities, artists, and specialties they are featuring.)


Art of Glass, Dorothy Brandts — Trail Site #63 (8215 Oak Crest Dr, King George, VA 24485)

Second Saturday at Oak Crest Winery Artisan Dorothy Brandts will demonstrate the design and fabrication of a stained glass panel. “Magic happens when you add rays of light dancing through the vast variety of types and colors available from brilliant cathedrals to mysterious opals and ring mottles. I had fallen in love with stained glass.”

Date/Time: Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: None



Historic Rice’s Hotel/Hughlett’s Tavern — Trail Site #39 (73 Monument Place, Heathsville, VA 22473)

Kumihimo: The Art of Japanese Braiding 

Watch members of the Tavern’s Spinners & Weavers Guild demonstrate the ancient art of Kumihimo, a Japanese braiding technique. If you’re interested in learning yourself, sign up for a future class. Kumihimo can be used to make colorful purse straps, lanyards, textile closures, and jewelry.

Date/Time: Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00am – 2:00pm

Cost: Free

Oak Crest Vineyard & Winery — Trail Site #63 (8215 Oak Crest Dr, King George, VA 24485)

Sangria sale and stained glass! Oak Crest Winery is surrounded by beautiful picnic areas, deck and patio with fire pit where you can enjoy your picnic or savor our cheese, crackers, and wine. Typically, ten or more wines are available for tasting/purchasing thus customers will find at least one (usually more) that appeals to their taste.

Date/Time: Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 10:00am – 5:00pm

Cost: Free Entry, Wine tasting fee $5.00 per person.


Stratford Hall  — Trail Site #120 (483 Great House Road, Stratford, VA 22558)

Sunset Kayaking on the Potomac 

Enjoy the breathtaking sunset while paddling a kayak down the Potomac River. Join us on Saturday, July 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for this special kayaking experience brought to you by Stratford Hall. View the spectacular prehistoric cliffs and search for birds and wildlife along the shore from your kayak.
The kayaking tour will be led by Denise and Bill Micks, retired school teachers, who opened a Fredericksburg-based outdoor recreation and interpretive business in the early ‘70s. They will supply Old Town traditional tandem kayaks, large and stable with easy access in and out, ideal for both the absolute novice and experienced kayaker.
Beginner and experienced paddlers over the age of twelve are welcome. Preregistration is required. The registration deadline is Thursday, July 12.
To register please contact Jon Bachman at 804-493-1972 or jbachman@stratfordhall.org.

Date/Time: Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 5:00pm – 9:00pm

Cost: $40/person or $20/ per person double kayak; personal kayaks are not permitted.


For more detail, refer to the Calendar of Events.

Click here to plan your visit using our online Artisan Trail Map

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SAVE THE DATE! The next Second Saturday on the Northern Neck Artisan Trail is August 11, 2018.


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