Events & Activities for January 27, 2018

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Winter Get-A-Way

Stay 2 nights mid-week in the New Blue Ridge Cottage, includes a complimentary bottle of Sparkling Wine and Flowers. $698 plus tax. Offer valid thru January 31 2018.






Brierley Hill Bed and Breakfast
985 Borden Rd.
Lexington, VA 24450

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Swedish Fire Festival

The Swedish Fire Festival is inspired by the traditional midwinter festivals of Europe, featuring Nordic cuisine paired with Barren Ridge wines, live music and sometimes dancing, a Swiss alphorn performance, melted Raclette cheese, warm and spicy mulled red wine, and the lighting of Swedish fire torches along the vineyard's driveway. Despite having the word "Swedish" in its name, the Swedish Fire Festival incorporates traditions from multiple European countries: Raclette is from the French and Swiss Alps; Scotland is famous for its fire festivals; mulled wine is a Swedish tradition; the alphorn originated as an instrument used by Swiss shepherds; and midwinter festivals have long played a role in many cultures to herald the coming of spring from the Gaelic festival of Imbolc to Candlemas in Christianity to the American Groundhog Day.




Barren Ridge Vineyards
984 Barren Ridge Road
Fishersville, VA 22939

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