Dec 30 2019 – Mar 31 2020 all-day

Cozy up with us in front of a crackling fire in our Mansion, escape for an afternoon at the Spa, connect over a delicious meal, and be inspired by the glorious star-filled skies surrounding The Greystone.
Rates starting at $139 per night*.
Make your reservation today and relax in the warm embrace of The Greystone this winter.
*Restrictions apply

Blowing Rock WinterFest @ Downtown Blowing Rock Tickets
Jan 23 – Jan 26 all-day
Blowing Rock WinterFest @ Downtown Blowing Rock

Don’t hibernate-celebrate! Join us for the fun side of winter with events like the Polar Bear Plunge, WinterFeast, WinterPaws Dog Show, WinterFashion Show, ice carving, Winter Beer Garden and more. Many events are free, some ticketed.

21st Blue Ridge Kite Festival @ Roanoke County's Green Hill Park Tickets
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
21st Blue Ridge Kite Festival @ Roanoke County's Green Hill Park

The 21st annual Kite Festival held in Green Hill Park is a favorite springtime day of outdoor family fun! This event offers free admission, free parking, free children’s t-shirts, and free kites to the first 1,000 children attending with an adult. Awesome colors and shapes paint the skies as kites take flight. The result is a breath-taking sight that shouldn’t be missed. For many years, the Blue Ridge Kite Festival was quoted as being “The Richmond Air Force Kite Club’s favorite and a model of planning, efficiency, and hospitality.” The Richmond Air Force Kite Club provides an entire day of quality entertainment! On average, over 9,000 spectators come to this annual family festival. Each year folks return to explore and participate in kiting activities, take a brief kite flying lesson or just relax and watch the show. Don’t forget to bring your own kite or get there early and pick up a free one so you can join in all the fun!
Food and craft vendors are also on site for everyone’s enjoyment. Numerous local sponsors bring support and enthusiasm to this much anticipated event. Plan on being intrigued and delighted as you watch championship flyers, quad line kites, participate in kid’s contests and custom-kite exhibits, have a caricature done by a local caricature artist and explore the arts and crafts vendors and much more. You will be mesmerized and revitalized at the end of this spectacular day!
The Blue Ridge Kite Festival is presented by Roanoke County Parks, Recreation & Tourism.

Flying Flowers Spring Opening! @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm Tickets
May 9 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Flying Flowers Spring Opening! @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

Join us on Saturday, May 9 as Flying Flowers, Southwestern VA’s only walk-through butterfly house, opens for the season. We will release Monarchs into the Flying Flowers butterfly house. Located on the grounds of Beagle Ridge Environmental Education Center, this structure houses only native butterflies which are collected in the extensive display gardens. Come learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, their needs and the various plantings, as you tour the gardens. Visitors will release their own Monarch, so be sure to bring a camera as these jeweled creatures glide around you searching for nectar and feed them from your fingertips. Registration required for this popular event. $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

Butterfly Awareness Day @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm Tickets
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Butterfly Awareness Day @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

On Saturday, June 6th, we will celebrate Butterfly Awareness Day at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm from  10:00- 2:00. The Association for Butterflies has designated the first Saturday of June as Butterfly Awareness Day. We hope you take a few moments to celebrate these important pollinators and environmental indicators with us. On Butterfly Awareness Day, we want to show just how important butterflies are to all of us. Without butterflies there would be a dramatic loss in pollination necessary for plant reproduction, just think of all the fruits and seeds that people and animals eat!  Unfortunately, habitat destruction is Public Enemy Number 1 for our native butterfly populations. Overuse of pesticides, herbicides and exotic monocultures of plants are contributing to the decline of many butterfly species. Please join us at Flying Flowers for a variety of activities including a walk through the butterfly house.We will have butterfly host and nectar plants for sale.By learning about the butterfly life cycle you can learn about which of these Flying Flowers are living in your gardens.

Make an Edible and Fresh Herb Wreath @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm Tickets
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Make an Edible and Fresh Herb Wreath @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

Why not enjoy your herbs fresh and dried? Come learn how to collect, prepare and arrange your herbs by making a wreath of fresh herbs to use. As they dry throughout the summer, you can still use them! We will include edible flowers and herbs that will last a long time and be usable for months. Harvest your herbs from our gardens, choosing the herbs you use at home and feel free to bring special herbs from your own garden if you choose.

Monarch Tagging & Butterfly Release @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm Tickets
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Monarch Tagging & Butterfly Release @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

Come join us for Butterfly Release & Monarch Tagging at Flying Flowers, Southwestern VA’s only walk through Butterfly House, at 11:00 on Saturday, September 19th. Visitors will catch a Monarch and tag it as part of Monarch Watch, through the University of Kansas. This tag and the data collected allows it to be monitored on its migration to Mexico. Visitors will then release the Monarch from Flying Flowers as part of the activity. The structure is home to butterflies native to Virginia and all the necessary plants to sustain them. Monarchs, Swallowtails, Frittilaries and Dianas are a few of the inhabitants which will pose for your camera or land on your shoulder while strolling through the house. Tours and school groups are welcome by appointment- email Ellen at for details. Cost is $10.00 for adults; children accompanied by adults are free. Registration is required.

35th Annual Oktoberfest @ Downtown Hickory Tickets
Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm
35th Annual Oktoberfest @ Downtown Hickory

Oktoberfest, the most anticipated event in the Unifour area, is a festival that offers a full weekend of free family fun. Five stages offer non-stop musical entertainment. Kids (and adults, too!) can enjoy the Kidsfest area, offering amusement rides and games for a thrill for all ages. Artisans sell their wares such as pottery, jewelry, glass, fabrics, woodcrafts, and more! Commercial vendors have a variety of merchandise available ranging from sunglasses to handmade soaps. There are also many food vendors located in the Food Court, selling a variety of treats, goodies and great food.

Festival hours are: Friday 5pm-11pm, Saturday 10am-11pm & Sunday 12pm-5pm.

See you there!

Spa Day – learn to pamper yourself @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm Tickets
Nov 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Spa Day - learn to pamper yourself @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

Want to learn how to pamper yourself for a change? Well, come to Beagle Ridge and learn how to make your own spa products. You will learn to make herbal bath salts using natural botanicals with your choice of scents. In addition, learn to make Bath Bombs to treat yourself or give as a gift. Enjoy a girls day out, learn to pamper yourself and soothe your soul at the same time. Class will begin at 1:00 pm. Registration is necessary; email Ellen at or call 276-621-4511.

Christmas Forever Wreath @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm Tickets
Dec 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Christmas Forever Wreath @ Beagle Ridge Herb Farm

Come learn to make a Forever Wreath. This balsam wreath will be adorned as you wish for Christmas and then over time it will darken to be a beautiful Forever Decorator Wreath. It will stay pliable and will not shed as a regular Christmas greenery wreath . This wreath is 24″ wide, the perfect size for your door or over the mantle. Be creative and come enjoy a girls day out with friends. Registration is required: $40.00 covers the class and ALL materials.