Apr
15
Mon
Military Vacation Discount at Montfair Resort Farm @ Montfair Resort Farm Tickets
Apr 15 2019 – Jan 13 2020 all-day
Military Vacation Discount at Montfair Resort Farm @ Montfair Resort Farm

15% military discount on vacation cottage stays for all military members, active and retired. Enter promo code “MILITARY15” when making a reservation for the discount (Military ID required at check-in).

We are grateful and proud of the military personnel who serve our country. We welcome you to find rest, and respite and to enjoy the balm of healing nature. Come explore the mountains in comfortable cottages surrounded by nature, farms, orchards, wineries and vineyards! Discount applies to both active and retired military.

Oct
11
Fri
15% Off Fall Vacation Cottage Sale at Montfair Resort Farm @ Montfair Resort Farm Tickets
Oct 11 – Nov 30 all-day
15% Off Fall Vacation Cottage Sale at Montfair Resort Farm @ Montfair Resort Farm

Enjoy 15% off nightly vacation cottage rental rates now through November 30, 2019! Clean comfortable cottages with WiFi overlook lake. Onsite fishing, canoeing, hiking and biking. Call 434-823-5202 or book online today! Near the Blue RIdge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park and the small town of Crozet, Virginia!

Oct
19
Sat
Shawn Krueger: Landscapes of Southern Appalachia @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:00 pm
Shawn Krueger: Landscapes of Southern Appalachia @ Grovewood Gallery

Join us at Grovewood Gallery on Saturday, October 19 from 2 – 5pm for the opening of Landscapes of Southern Appalachia, a solo exhibition of work by contemporary landscape painter Shawn Krueger. This event is free and open to the public. The show will remain on view through Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Shawn Krueger received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Calvin College in the late 90s. His approach to painting is rooted in the American Arts & Crafts and Tonalist traditions – both based on love and respect for nature, hand-craftsmanship, and good design. Landscapes of Southern Appalachia will feature studio works from plein air studies Krueger did on his recent travels in and around Western North Carolina.

Nov
16
Sat
Vessels of Merriment @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Nov 16 @ 10:00 am – Dec 31 @ 5:30 pm
Vessels of Merriment @ Grovewood Gallery

Vessels of Merriment is back for another round at Grovewood Gallery! This exhibition, celebrating its third run, will feature handcrafted drinking vessels by 16 studio potters from around the country. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, November 16 from 2-5pm, free and open to the public, where viewers will have the opportunity to meet some of the participating artists. This show will remain on view through December 31, 2019.

Lavender Wreath Class @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm Tickets
Nov 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lavender Wreath Class @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

Come use lavender and dried flowers to create a custom wreath for your home, or even as a special gift for that special someone. This wreath will grace your wall for many years all materials included.

Registration is required.

Nov
29
Fri
Christmas Market at Explore Park @ Explore Park Tickets
Nov 29 2019 – Jan 1 2020 all-day
Christmas Market at Explore Park @ Explore Park

Beginning on November 29, 2019 and continuing through January 1, 2020, you can visit Roanoke County’s Explore Park gift shop, located at MP 115 off the Blue Ridge Parkway. During the holiday season, you will be rewarded with a unique array of Christmas merchandise for your holiday shopping needs. One of a kind artisan crafts, from more than 40 artisans throughout the region, will be for sale at the Explore Park Visitor Center. Come out and enjoy Black Friday specials along with holiday demonstrations and refreshments. Visit the Explore Park gift shop from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM and support local artisans while picking out the perfect unique gift for that special person! Explore Park’s Christmas Market will also be open during Illuminights.

For more information visit us on the web at www.RoanokeCountyParks.com or inquire about the exciting sponsorship and volunteer opportunities available for this event.

Downtown Street Lighting & Santa’s Arrival @ Historic Henderson County Courthouse Tickets
Nov 29 @ 5:00 pm
Downtown Street Lighting & Santa’s Arrival @ Historic Henderson County Courthouse

The lighting of Hendersonville’s downtown holiday lights and Santa’s arrival kick off the holiday season in Downtown Hendersonville. The evening features entertainment, sing-along, hot chocolate, carriage rides and an opportunity to visit with Santa Claus at the Historic Courthouse on Main Street after he lights up downtown.

Illuminights-Explore Park’s Winter Walk of Lights @ Explore Park Tickets
Nov 29 2019 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Illuminights-Explore Park’s Winter Walk of Lights @ Explore Park

Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism will premier Illuminights-Explore Park’s Winter Walk of Lights on select nights beginning November 29, 2019 through January 1, 2020 at Roanoke County’s Explore Park, located at MP 115 off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Explore your holiday spirit through a dazzling world of over 500,000 lights. Journey at your own pace on a walking tour of displays celebrating nature, fantasy, adventure and Christmas traditions. Travel down our half-mile wooded path, and take in the sights and sounds of the season.

While you are here, enjoy nightly marshmallow roasting or shop for artisan crafts at Explore Park’s Christmas market. Choose from additional family activities on select nights. All proceeds go to support the valuable missions of Center in the Square and Explore Park.

Dec
2
Mon
Roanoke County’s Christmas Tree Lighting @ South County Public Library Tickets
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Roanoke County’s Christmas Tree Lighting @ South County Public Library

Roanoke County will kick off a festive holiday season with the illumination of Roanoke County’s beautifully decorated Christmas tree on Monday, December 2, 2019, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at South County Library located at 6303 Merriman Road Roanoke, Virginia.

This FREE, family-focused evening will begin with an official Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 pm. The Tree Lighting will be highlighted by Christmas carols performed by the students from the “After School for Kids” (ASK) program.

Each year the event has a different theme and will feature live entertainment, music, crafts, and performances. Children can create Christmas crafts and decorations; enjoy marshmallow roasting, which will add to the light holiday refreshments being served during the evening. The most magical event of the night, will be a personal visit with Santa! Santa who will once again arrive by fire truck and will visit with children to discuss their special Christmas wishes. Don’t forget the camera to capture all the wonderful smiling faces and Christmas cheer created during the evening.

This FREE event is sponsored by Roanoke County’s Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism in collaboration with South County Library.

Dec
6
Fri
Holiday Sip & Shop @ Grovewood Gallery Tickets
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – Dec 7 @ 5:30 pm
Holiday Sip & Shop @ Grovewood Gallery

‘Tis the season for handmade gifts! Join Grovewood Gallery on December 6 + 7 for their annual Holiday Sip & Shop event. Enjoy complimentary wine, warm cider and cookies while shopping for unique gift items, including wooden bowls and utensils, ceramic tableware, blown glass, fine jewelry, handwoven scarves, letterpress greeting cards and much more. You’ll save 10% on gallery merchandise, and local makers will demonstrate their craft from 11am to 4pm on both days. All demonstrating artists will have original works of art for sale.