Events

Events

Welcome to Stafford County! We have a multitude of exciting activities and events for you to enjoy -- historic tours, fine arts and culture, or recreational outings along the river. Take a look around and see what we have to offer. Or, better yet, make the drive (we’re easy to find) and experience the best of Stafford County live and in person!

  • Drool in the Pool

    Sep 6, 2014

    Come to our 7th annual dog paddle pool event held at Curtis Memorial Park, Hartwood, VA.  There will be paddle races, doggie swimsuit styling, bobbing for tennis balls, and pet vendor displays.  Limited spaces.  Owners must provide written proof from a vet showing their dog's current rabies vaccination to attend.  A dog tag is insufficient.  Dogs must be at least 6 months of age; no dogs in heat.  All leashed, well-behaved dogs are welcome.  Must pre-register.  Visit www.staffordparks.com for more information or call 540-658-5116.

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  • Vino Rows: Kayaking & Wine

    Sep 6, 2014 Kayaking on the Potomac River followed by a wine social

    Enjoy the serenity of kayaking on the Potomac River while hunting for treasure and viewing lost shipwrecks; followed by a wine and cheese social.  Trips will take place from 11am-3pm and 330pm to 7pm. Participants should arrive to PPW 20-30 minutes prior to departure.

    Ticket price: $69/person and $65/club member, $119/couple in a tandem kayak-limited quantity (Participants must be 21 years of age or older)

    Ticket includes: transportation from PPW to the launch site; and return shuttle, life vest rental, kayak and oar rental, private wine and cheese social, bottled water.

     

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  • Vino Rows: Kayaking & Wine

    Sep 6, 2014 Kayaking on the Potomac River followed by a wine social

    Enjoy the serenity of kayaking on the Potomac River while hunting for treasure and viewing lost shipwrecks; followed by a wine and cheese social.  Trips will take place from 11am-3pm and 330pm to 7pm. Participants should arrive to PPW 20-30 minutes prior to departure.

    Ticket price: $69/person and $65/club member, $119/couple in a tandem kayak-limited quantity (Participants must be 21 years of age or older)

    Ticket includes: transportation from PPW to the launch site; and return shuttle, life vest rental, kayak and oar rental, private wine and cheese social, bottled water.

     

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  • Uncork’d Art Class

    Sep 7, 2014 Group Shot, Finished Product!

    Uncork your creative spirits by joining us at Potomac Point Winery on the first Sunday of each month for a fun day of sipping wine and painting. Come a little early to enjoy lunch from Le Grand Cru Bistro.

    Uncork’d Art ™ first priority is to ensure that everyone has a fun day out! Some confuse our “Just For Fun” sessions with a typical art class, but we like to consider ourselves a painting party. We are the opposite of serious painting lessons, but, our team at Uncork’d Art will guide you step-by-step through the painting process to create your own masterpiece. Fun day, great art, and something different to try!

    Tickets Include: Wine Tasting of 5 different Potomac Point Wines Artisan display to nibble on Art supplies to complete your vineyard masterpiece Additional wines and sangria available for purchase (must be 21 and up) 

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  • Stafford County Agricultural Fair & Hartwood Days Festival

    Sep 12-Sep 14, 2014 Growing with Stafford for the last 15 years, join us for the 350th Anniversary of Stafford this year!

    This FREE event is held in the Historic Hartwood District of Stafford County VA (Greater Fredericksburg Area) along the Civil War Trail. The Stafford County Hartwood Days Festival & Agricultural Fair will offer Families and Youth of ALL ages many opportunities to have fun and learn something new (or maybe something old).

    Thrill yourself Riding some Rides, Take a “Walk through Time” in the interactive Living History Area, visit the new Agricultural Area and check out the Stafford County Agricultural Competitions, check out the First Responders Area, Grab a bite to eat, play one of the games, listen to a FREE Concert, and check out all of the different booths, demonstrations, exhibits, and vendors, from Arts & Crafts to 'great to have' things.  LOTS of activities for Youth, including the Trailblazer® Adventure program!! Make sure that if you have Girl, Boy, or Cub Scouts in your area, you bring them out to the Badge Day event, held on the grounds! Dont forget the Neighbors Kids too!!!

       Additional fee for rides @ $20.00, or buy tickets in advance online.

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  • Yankees in Falmouth! and Some Confederates Too!!

    Sep 13, 2014 Night Cannon fire is a spectacle that should not be missed!

    History comes alive at the 7th Annual Yankees in Falmouth!

    Walk back in time and experience Falmouth the way it was 150 years ago during the Civil War! Come out and meet Union and Confederate soldiers and see their camps! President Lincoln will also be at this year’s event and be available for a photo-op! Other event activities include: Encampments, artillery and cannon firing demonstrations, Strict Military Impressions, Civil War lectures, non-combative reenacting, and much more. The event will be on the grounds of the Moncure Conway House, built in 1807 and recognized as part of the Underground Railroad.

    Schedule of Events
    Saturday, September 13th 
    9:00 am event opens to public
    10:00 am Infantry firing demo
    11:00 am Artillery firing demo
    1:00 am Presentation - “Civil War Union Women in Falmouth and Stafford”
    2:00 pm Infantry firing demo
    3:00 pm Presentation - “Servant Call Bells and the Southern System”
    4:00 pm Artillery firing demo
    5:00 pm Infantry firing demo
    8:30 pm Night Artillery firing demo at Historic Port of Falmouth Park - a spectacular event you won't want to miss!

    Sunday, September 14th
    9:30 am event opens to public
    10:00 am Infantry firing demo
    11:00-11:45 pm period Camp Church Service open the public!
    12:00 pm Artillery firing demo
    1:00 pm Infantry firing demo
    2:00 pm Artillery firing demo

     

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  • Yankees in Falmouth! and Some Confederates Too!!

    Sep 13, 2014 Night Cannon fire is a spectacle that should not be missed!

    History comes alive at the 7th Annual Yankees in Falmouth!

    Walk back in time and experience Falmouth the way it was 150 years ago during the Civil War! Come out and meet Union and Confederate soldiers and see their camps! President Lincoln will also be at this year’s event and be available for a photo-op! Other event activities include: Encampments, artillery and cannon firing demonstrations, Strict Military Impressions, Civil War lectures, non-combative reenacting, and much more. The event will be on the grounds of the Moncure Conway House, built in 1807 and recognized as part of the Underground Railroad.

    Schedule of Events
    Saturday, September 13th 
    9:00 am event opens to public
    10:00 am Infantry firing demo
    11:00 am Artillery firing demo
    1:00 am Presentation - “Civil War Union Women in Falmouth and Stafford”
    2:00 pm Infantry firing demo
    3:00 pm Presentation - “Servant Call Bells and the Southern System”
    4:00 pm Artillery firing demo
    5:00 pm Infantry firing demo
    8:30 pm Night Artillery firing demo at Historic Port of Falmouth Park - a spectacular event you won't want to miss!

    Sunday, September 14th
    9:30 am event opens to public
    10:00 am Infantry firing demo
    11:00-11:45 pm period Camp Church Service open the public!
    12:00 pm Artillery firing demo
    1:00 pm Infantry firing demo
    2:00 pm Artillery firing demo

     

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  • Trailblazer Adventure Day

    Sep 13, 2014 Archery & Airgun ranges are some of our most popular activities!

    FREE EVENT!  The Trailblazer Adventure Program was designed to expose Youth and Families to outdoor activities during the Stafford County (Greater Fredericksburg area) Agricultural Fair & Hartwood Days Festival. This event offers them the chance to engage in the activities and get a hands on idea of what its like.  This one-day program serves as an all-around introduction to the thrill of outdoor sports and the importance of conservation. It features a variety of activities, demonstrations and orientation sessions designed to show children and their parents what the outdoor lifestyle is all about, and the different Vocations & Avocations that they may be interested in. Activities could include firearm safety, archery, trapping, fishing and much more. All activities are conducted under the supervision of experienced Trail Guides with an emphasis on safety. 

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  • A Walk Through Time

    Sep 13, 2014 Image

    Think History is boring?  Not here!  Have you ever wanted to be a time traveller? Well here's your chance.  Step back into the past as you stroll through the camps manned by Living Historians, reproducing several different era's of history.  Talk to someone in the French Foreign Legion, or ask a Civil War soldier what he's having for lunch, or join the US Navy during World War II, and have you heard of the Coal Wars?

    This great Family Friendly event is both FUN & Educational. . . or FUNducational!  And the best part is that its FREE!  You wont want to miss it!

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  • Miss Stafford Pageant

    Sep 14, 2014 The First Annual Miss Stafford Pageant will also be selecting the '350th Anniversary of Stafford' Queen!

    Come out and cheer on these beautiful young girls as they perform for the opportunity to be Miss Stafford County!  The Miss Stafford Pageant selects the Miss Stafford County Queen and the Teen and Pre-Teen Princesses.

    Operating under the Stafford County Agricultural Fair & Hartwood Days Festival (which is a 501-C-3 Charity), we are committed to helping young women achieve excellence by providing positive growth and scholarship opportunities. Our mission is to help build confidence, cultivate skills, promote healthy living, earn a scholarship toward scholastic achievement, showcase talent and serve the community.

     

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