Events & Activities for October 20, 2018

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Fall Harvest at Every Soul Acres

Come experience the farm that Harvest Memories! Visit the Shenandoah Valley's Newest Corn Maze with over 10 aces of corn offering miles of MazePlay thrill! We love our pumpkins and have them galore! It wouldn't be fall without campfire, food and games so come on out to celebrate fall at the farm away from it all! Open Wed by appointment only. Thursday 3pm-10pm, Friday-Sat. 10am-10pm and Sunday Noon-7pm.

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15

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NOV

3

10:00am - 10:00pm

Every Soul Acres
2411 Flook Lane
Keezletown, VA 22832

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Monacan Living History Exhibit

"Mecoure mechin kihoe" - You are very welcome to be here. For generations uncounted the Natural Bridge has been part of the Monacan Indian culture and history. The exhibit is a partnership between the Monacan Indian Nation, Virginia Conservation Legacy Fund, and Virginia State Parks. Guests can step back over 300 years through time to experience life in a typical Monacan Indian Settlement. Learn about cooking, tool production, pottery, basket weaving, gardening, and more. Daily activities change with the season.

OCT

1

through

OCT

31

10:00am - 4:30pm

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

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Natural Bridge at Night

This is your chance to see Natural Bridge State Park in a whole new light!  Star viewing, owl prowls, night hikes, and more ...

OCT

20

8:00pm - 9:00pm

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

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Farm Day at Creambrook Farm

Come to our Farm Day on October 20th and visit a 100% grass-fed dairy farm! Creambrook Farm is nestled in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and is home to happy Jersey cows who graze outside and have cute babies. At Farm Day, you can pet a baby calf, taste fresh milk, and go on a hay ride around the farm. We will also have local businesses with food so you can grab lunch - or bring your own to enjoy in the field! We are the Beichler family and can't wait to open our farm for you to enjoy! This is a ticketed event to make for a memorable day on the farm. It is rain or shine, and please wear durable shoes or boots.

Tickets are $10 per person and children 5 yrs old and under are free.

OCT

20

11:00am - 3:00pm

Creambrook Farm
189 Mish Barn Rd.
Middlebrook, VA 24459

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Wade's Mill 23rd Annual Apple Butter Festival

Join us for the 23rd Annual Apple Butter Festival at Wade's Mill (c.1750), Virginia's oldest, continuously operating commercial grist mill. We'll be making apple butter the old-fashioned way, slow simmered in a 130+ year old copper pot over an open fire. Take a turn stirring with the long-handled paddle and take home a fresh jar. Explore Wade's Mill's three floors of historic milling equipment and museum displays to learn about the history and tradition of stone-ground milling in the Shenandoah Valley. Our 100% natural flours, grits, cornmeals and mixes will be available in the Mill Shop.

OCT

20

10:00am - 4:00pm

Wade’s Mill
55 Kennedy-Wade's Mill Loop
Raphine, VA 24472

Star Dates and Ridge Line Wagon Rides

This is your chance to explore the final frontier at Natural Bridge State Park. Join a ranger and discover the stories behind the names of the constellations that are visible in the night sky. We will also view those constellations though binoculars made for star gazing. This program includes a hay wagon ride up to Jefferson’s Point for the best view of the night sky. A $3 fee per person, or $8 per family, applies. For additional information, please call (540) 291-1330.

OCT

20

6:00pm - 7:30pm

Natural Bridge State Park
6477 South Lee Highway
Natural Bridge, VA 24578

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The Herp Hop: JMU Herpetology Outreach Program

Explore the world of herpetology by getting up close and personal with amphibians and reptiles (herps) at the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum this fall! Join the JMU Herpetology Outreach Program for an afternoon exploring the native creatures of the Arboretum through a storytime, craft, and an engaging live animal presentation.

Meet at the Jurney Stage Garden

No registration required

OCT

20

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at JMU
780 University Blvd
Harrisonburg, VA

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Children's Harvest Festival

Come enjoy a beautiful fall afternoon with your family at our 10th Annual Children's Harvest Festival! Live music from Noe-oriety JMU's premier award-winning all-female a cappella group, the JMU Brass Quintet, and Lighting Lucas along with special guests, The Duke Dog, our favorite horses of Classic Carriage, students from the JMU Herpetology Outreach Program and many more!

OCT

20

11:00am - 2:00pm

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at JMU
780 University Blvd
Harrisonburg, VA

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Remarkable Trees Field Trip

$15 Registration

Join Arboretum Director, Jan Sievers Mahon, for a day trip to Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum for a part walking/part driving tour of their Champion Trees, their conifer collection (including a 83-85+ old Umbrella Pine), a 300-tree ginkgo grove and a 36-tree Cedar of Lebanon allee. Lunch is at Dirt Farm Brewing Company (not provided). Then on to Sky Meadows State Park to visit their two historic Kentucky Coffeetrees at the Mt. Bleak House (1860's farm house) and walk to several overlooks with spectacular views of the valley.

Meet at the Frances Plecker Education Center

OCT

20

8:00am - 5:00pm

Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens at JMU
780 University Blvd
Harrisonburg, VA

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Walk and Talk Fall Series: Joe Murray - No Tree is an Island

Trees are gregarious organisms that have formed mutualistic relationships with members of all five kingdoms of life on earth. Working with your trees to help them establish their interconnected webs, above and below ground, makes not only landscape management more sustainable, but enables trees to be more resilient to stress factors and climate change.
Weather permitting, this will be a walk-and-talk presentation. Dress appropriately and consider bringing a small portable stool or chair for your comfort.

OCT

20

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Garden
963 Ross Rd.
Lexington, VA 24450

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Harvest Celebration at the Farm

Enjoy the flavors of the season with apple tasting, soups made with farm fresh ingrediants (vegetarian options too), and desserts. Other activities will include pumpkin decorating, hay rides, nature hike, and just relaxing around the fire pits. FREE activities with optional Tickets for pumpkin decorating, hay rides, soup or combo.

OCT

20

9:00am - 5:00pm

JMD Farm Market & Garden Center
27 Niswander Rd
Staunton, VA 24401

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