“Second Saturday” – November 10 on the Rappahannock County Artisan Trail

Second Saturday and Veteran’s Day Weekend

Veterans Day is a time to honor active military and veterans for their willingness to put their own safety at risk for fellow citizens and country.  This weekend we join in reflecting on the sacrifices they and their families have made, and salute and thank veterans for their service to the country.

Click each featured site’s link below for more information on activities and to navigate via the online location map.  When in the county, pick up an Artisan Trail map/brochure at the Rappahannock County Visitors Center just outside Washington, VA.

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Here’s what’s happening Nov. 10-11, 2018:



Before and After  – 31 Main St., Sperryville, VA 22740

Come for an evening of storytelling, live music, fine wine, light hor d’oeuvres and good company!  Beginning at 5 pm, local legend Ted Pellegatta will regale with stories and the Eva Weber Trio will provide music.  A $10 donation is suggested for the artists.  





Belle Meade B & B – 353 F.T. Valley Rd., Sperryville, VA  22740

Enjoy the change of season. As trees become bare, vistas open up when you hike; and the crispy days make the hot tub very appealing.  Take a break and come to the mountains.   From breakfast warmth to evening hearth, we’re here to make sure you have a perfect vacation. For veterans, there’s $20 off per night of a two-night stay! https://secure.thinkreservations.com/bellemeade/reservations



Gray Ghost Vineyards – 14706 Lee Hwy. Amissville, VA 20106

Sat. is Civil War Author’s Day!  Sip wine while discussing history with favorite authors. And take advantage of the opportunity to shop signed books for your loved ones – the holidays are coming!  The winery continues its popular wine library tasting series on Sun. Enjoy tasting past vintages in the wine library with owners and winemakers Al and Cheryl Kellert.  Reservations recommended: 540-937-4869.




Eastwoods Nursery –  634 Long Mountain Rd, Washington, VA 22747

Plant a beautiful tree from this nursery specializing in Japanese Maples, ginkgoes and dwarf conifers. Also available are wooden planter boxes created from locally harvested wood. The leaves usually cling longer on Japanese Maples so there may still be some; check the Eastwoods Nursery Facebook page for leaf updates. You can also learn about winter care and pruning.  We will be ready for drop-in visitors from 10:00 till 4:00 on Nov. 9, 10, and 11 for our last open house of the season. Look for signs pointing the way from Rt 211/522


Gadino Cellars– 92 School House Rd., Washington, VA 22747

For Veterans Day Weekend all active and retired military will receive discounted tastings. There will be a memorial table set up to commemorate all those who have made the greatest sacrifice for our country. Thank You For Your Service!




Griffin Tavern – 659 Zachary Taylor Hwy. Flint Hill, VA 22627

Vicki Marie’s All Stars are rocking the classics from 8-11 pm.  Vicki Marie has a powerful voice and her band rocks out! Come for dinner and stay for dancing!  Restaurant and pub open from 11:30 am.






Hazel River Arts and Antiques12625 Lee Hwy. Washington VA 22747

Learn how to splint bottom a mountain made chair.  This craft, part of our early American heritage, is nearly lost.  Sally Mello, one of the few who perform the craft, will talk about materials to use and demo techniques that help the seat last.  Enjoy our many artists’ studios filled with fine art and heritage crafts as well as collectible antiques. Splint bottom demo 1-4 pm.  Open daily 10 am – 5 pm.



Kevin Adams  – 337A Gay St., Washington, VA 22747

Resident artist of Gay Street Gallery is showing new work from Virginia and his travels elsewhere. Adams is also currently featured in an exhibition at the University of Virginia’s Connaughton Gallery in Charlottesville.  He is a member of New York City’s Salmagundi Club, the oldest association of artists in the U.S. Hours 10 am-5 pm except Tuesday.





Magnolia Vineyards & Winery 200 Viewtown Rd., Amissville 20106

Veterans Day weekend means veterans are invited for free tastings and 10% off all purchases Sat, Sun and Mon!  As always, tastings include a cheese and chocolate pairing. Enjoy solo acoustic blues by local favorite Tom Robbins Sat., and fun songs by Bruce Lowe on Sun. that will have you singing along. Glass engraver Patty Sevre will offer custom engraving while you wait on assorted glass items on Sat. and Sun. from 12-5 pm.  Open from 11:30 am-5:30 pm Sat and Sun and 12-5 pm on Mon. Music 2–5 pm




Middle Street Gallery  – 325A Middle St., Washington, VA 22747

Browse the art of 24 stylistically diverse member artists. Exhibition includes paintings, mixed media, sculpture and photography.  Artisan Trail artists included in the exhibition are Mary Allen, Marilyn Armor, Rosabel Evert-Goodman, Jane Forth and Marilyn Hayes. Hours Fri-Sun are 10am-5pm.






Quievremont Winery – 162 Gid Brown Hollow Rd., Washington, VA 22747

Enjoy the beautiful Fall weather, outstanding Virginia wines, and some of the finest music Ben Mason can pull from our grand piano. Groups welcome—to make a reservation, please call: 540.827.4579 or email: info@quievremont.com. AND, since the 10th is the Marine Corps birthday, all service members who come Sat. and Sun. receive a free tasting and 10% off any wine purchases.  Music from 3-6 pm. Open 12-7 pm.



Rappahannock Cellars – 14437 Hume Rd, Huntly, VA 22640

Local author J. Stewart Willis will be signing his books Gestation Seven, a suspenseful medical thriller, and Deadly Highway, a chronicle of the cutthroat competition among employees and their wives when a major tech company applies for a lucrative government contract.  Willis graduated from the United States Military Academy and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate school. He served as a Signal Officer of the 173rd Airborne Brigade and spent sixteen of his military career years as physics professor at the Military Academy.  Winery open 12-6 pm. Book signing 1–4 pm.




Wild Roots Apothecary – 4 River La., Sperryville, VA  22740

Take a Wild and Weedy Plant Walk with herbalist Colleen O’Bryant in the countryside. Learn to identify weeds used in medicine for centuries and hear about practical applications for them including culinary uses.  Meander through the gardens and forks of the North and South Thornton River to find out how plant life can bring nourishment and healing. Enjoy foraged nibbles and nourishment of the local flora. Cameras and field notebooks are encouraged. Rain or shine event begins at 4 pm.$15 workshop fee.  Register online at www.wildrootsapothecary.com


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