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September 2019

Harvest Moon Kayak Trip

September 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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$12.00

Join us as we celebrate the start of fall by seeing what comes out as the sun goes down. Park rangers will guide you along the Aquia Creek then flip on the underwater lights to see what lies below. Paddlers young and old will enjoy seeing the water from a new perspective. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 540-288-1400 to reserve your seat.

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Walnut Hill Farm Fall Farm Tour

September 21
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Walnut Hill Farm at Elm Springs LLC, 449 Kellogg Mill Rd
Falmouth, 22406
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$7.00 – $8.00

Family friendly event with a corn maze, make feed for the chickens with a corn sheller and grinder, hay rides pumpkins and animals to visit

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Walnut Hill farm Fall Farm tour weekend 2

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until September 29, 2019

Stafford, VA United States + Google Map
$7 – $8

Family friendly event with a corn maze, make feed for the chickens with a corn sheller and grinder, hay rides pumpkins and animals to visit

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Harvest Festival at Potomac Point Winery

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Potomac Point Winery & Vineyard, 275 Decatur Road
STAFFORD, VA 22554 United States
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$8 – $28

It’s that time of year again… Join us for our 13th annual Harvest Festival! Come out on September 28th for a day full of family fun including fall games (for adults & kids), shopping vendors, festive foods, grape stomping, guest wineries and live music! Feel free to order lunch from Le Grand Cru bistro, bring a picnic, or purchase snacks from our different vendors. Come dressed as I Love Lucy to win(e) a secret prize! Tickets Include: All Activities, live…

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October 2019

Migration Mania

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019

Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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Free

Do blackbirds migrate? Where did the Osprey go? Join the rangers as we search Widewater for some of our seasonal winged residents. Participants will discover where they came from and where they are heading. Program is free and open to the public. Call 540-288-1400 for more information

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Hunters Moon Kayak Tour

October 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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$12.00

Join us as we celebrate the first full moon of fall by seeing what comes out as the sun goes down. Park rangers will guide you along the Aquia Creek then flip on the underwater lights to see what lies below. Paddlers young and old will enjoy seeing the water from a new perspective. Space is limited and reservations are required. Call 540-288-1400 to reserve your seat. $12 per person

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6 Bears & A Goat Brewery – Running of the Goats – October 12th!

October 12 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

In honor of the Service, with a nod toward our Goat, we will be celebrating the Navy's 244th birthday in unique style! We will be having a literal running of 5 goats (think running of the bulls, except with goats); each goat representing one of the branches of the armed military services, and herded by our "Bear" sheep dog on our 4-acre property. Bring the entire family down on Saturday, October 12th for plenty of entertainment, beer, food, and music.…

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Fall Farm Tour and Pumkin Patch

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Walnut Hill Farm at Elm Springs LLC, 449 Kellogg Mill Rd
Falmouth, 22406
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$7 – $8

Come visit Walnut Hill Farm at Elm Springs. Children and those young at heart can enjoy the corn maze, shell and grind corn to feed to the animals, take a hay ride to visit the Heritage livestock out on pasture and see the conservation practices we have put in place to protect your water and preserve the natural beauty of the farm. If you are lucky you could see deer, Bald Eagles, Great Blue heron and other wildlife while on…

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ArchaeoFest: Exploring Ancient Technology at Ferry Farm

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
George Washington’s Boyhood Home at Ferry Farm, 268 King's Highway
Fredericksburg, VA 22405 United States
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$4.50 – $9

Experimental Archaeology demonstrations begin at 11am Fredericksburg is famous for its colonial and Civil War history – but what about before that history?  Decades of archaeological excavations at George Washington’s Ferry Farm have revealed millennia of human development and technology from pre-historic Native American Clovis spearpoints to eighteenth-century wig curlers and beyond. At ArchaeoFest, enjoy a family-friendly day focused on early human technology! Scheduled demonstrations by members of EXARC, a global network of experimental archaeology professionals and other experts, include…

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Final Fall Tour at Walnut Hill Farm for 2019 season

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
$7 – $8

Come visit a working farm in Stafford County, we are one of 8 Farms in the Stafford PDR program. Come visit and see what we do and why. We have a Corn Maze, corn shelling and grinding station to make feed for the animals in the petting area(goats, ducks, chickens, sheep). Take a hay ride and learn about our farm, conservation easements(what they are and why we do them), the historic breeds of livestock that you can visit up close.…

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November 2019

Widewater State Park Apple Festival

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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$7 – $20

Fall fun for the whole family with activities including: All Season Ice Skating Rink (extra $5 skate rental) Giant Apple Catapult Fredericksburg Rescue Squad Barrel Train Caramel Apple Creation Station Sight in the Night Hike Kids Crafts Cornhole Apple Dapple Tic Tac Toe Bonfire at 7pm Games More! $7 parking fee and a $20 wristband covers most activities! The Friends of Widewater State Park will have chili, hot dogs and hot apple cider for sale. Don't miss this exciting event!…

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Family Holiday Market hosted by the Downtown Dolls

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Adventure Brewing, 33 Perchwood Dr.
Fredericksburg, VA 22405 United States
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Join the Downtown Dolls at Adventure Brewing for a special holiday market! There will be various craft and artisan vendors to help you with your Christmas shopping, raffles for door prizes, food trucks and Adventure Brewing will be offering up a special flight of beer - Santa's Flight! For the kids there will be a hot chocolate bar, coloring sheets, a holiday craft and pictures with Santa. You do not want to miss out on this special holiday event! To…

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Riverside’s Children’s Theatre Presents Peter and the Wolf

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
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Peter and his grandfather live in a house by a lush meadow and sparkling pond, overlooked by a sturdy tree and high stone wall. Grandfather warns Peter to stay out of the meadow because a wolf is on the prowl. But what little boy can resist playing outside on a beautiful day? After letting the duck loose on the pond, Peter is rushed back behind the wall by Grandfather. Luckily, Peter keeps an eye out for his feathered friends and…

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Annie Starring Sally Struthers

November 17 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
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Unlike most of the other children at Miss Hannigan's orphanage, little orphan Annie believes that her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her. So, when billionaire Oliver Warbucks offers to adopt her, she asks him to help find her real mom and dad instead. Warbucks agrees, and his whopping reward for Annie's parents attracts the attention of con artists Rooster, Lily and the wicked Miss Hannigan, who hatch a plot to kidnap Annie and take…

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Gimme S’more Saturday Nights

November 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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Free

Join our park rangers to learn how to build a fire and then stay and share stories and s'mores with us. Bring along your favorite chair and cozy blanket. Program and campfire are free. S'mores kits will be available to purchase for $1 each. Call 540-288-1400 for more information.

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Noting Nature

November 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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Free

Discover a whole new way of seeing the world around you! Keeping a nature journal can improve mental clarity, boost confidence and emotional intelligence, self-discipline and creativity. Join the rangers as we explore Widewater and take the time to slow down and absorb the beauty around us. Each session will begin with an in depth look at one of the parks natural residents. Program is FREE and open to all ages. Participants may bring their own journals. Program is held…

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Monthly Guided Woodland Hikes

November 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Gari Melchers Home and Studio, 224 Washington Street
Falmouth, VA 22405 United States
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Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center. Free.

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December 2019

Meet Woodland Santa

December 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until December 22, 2019

Widewater State Park, 101 Widewater State Park Road
Stafford, VA 22554 United States
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Free

Why wait in line at the mall? Bring the family to Widewater State Park and get your picture taken with our own Woodland Santa. Relax by the bonfire and sip hot Apple Cider! Woodland Santa will have his special mailbox on hand so your children can give their letters directly to him. Do the little ones still need to write their letter to Santa? Warm up in the Visitors Center while visiting our "Wishes from Widewater" letter writing station. Donations…

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Riverside Christmas Spectacular

December 4 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
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Back by popular demand and updated for 2019! Experience the excitement, memories, and joy of Christmas as our spectacular cast of singers and dancers present the heart and essence of the holiday season in this pageant of your favorite songs and music. Escape the hustle and stress and rekindle your Christmas spirit at Riverside Center with this glittering celebration of everything that makes this “the most wonderful time of the year”! November 27 - December 29, 2019 11:30am: Dinner &…

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A Christmas Carol

December 5 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Riverside Center for the Performing Arts, 95 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States
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Andrew and his family decide to spend Christmas at their Aunts’ country cottage in a bid to drag their brother out of his “Bah, Humbug” Christmas feeling. The house, however, has ideas of its own in this wonderful retelling of Dickens’ timeless classic. When a power cut threatens to ruin their ‘grown-up’ family Christmas, they decide to tell each other one of the most well known Christmas tales which, with the magic of the season and Hulse’s wonderful storytelling style,…

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