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See & Do  in Culpeper, VA

See & Do in Culpeper, VA Culpeper Renaissance Inc. coordinates a wide range of downtown events that promote Culpeper's quality of life and unique downtown shops.


Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.

Date: April 26, 2014  -  November 22, 2014
Location: Parking lot corner of East Davis Street & Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 7:30 am - 12 noon
Description: The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. The market open every Saturday from April 26 through November 22 from 7:30 a.m. until noon at the East Davis Street and Commerce Street parking lot in historic downtown Culpeper. CRI president, Trez Holmes states "Culpeper Renaissance's goal is to enhance community life in downtown Culpeper by bringing residents and local growers together in a market setting that is friendly, fun and packed full of quality local products."

The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market offers more than 40 participants for this season's market. Be certain to stop by the market to pick up locally grown produce while supporting regional farmers. There is no doubt that the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market has become a destination on Saturday mornings creating quite an attraction for the downtown district. Stroll through the market for locally grown fruit, vegetables, herbs, mushrooms, and vibrant flowers. Taste the very best farm fresh eggs, delicious baked goods, locally raised beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and much more. Buy Fresh! Buy Local! You'll be amazed by what's around! For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at 540-825-4416 or visit our website at www.culpeperdowntown.com . Become a fan of Culpeper Renaissance on Facebook to check out the latest offerings and information on the market.

Contact: 540-825-4416
Email: crievents@culpeperdowntown.com
Website: www.culpeperdowntown.com


Friday Night Swing Dinner at Culpeper Center

Date: May 30, 2014  -  November 28, 2014
Location: Culpeper Center - 137 S. Main Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Description: In anticipation of the grand opening of the new "Deco" bistro opening this fall, Culpeper Center's executive chef is pairing fine dining, live swing music and dancing every Friday evening in the banquet hall. Please email for a reservation.

Contact:
Email: dfollinculpepercenter@gmail.com
Website: www.culpepercenter.com


Sunday Jazz Brunch at Culpeper Center

Date: June 01, 2014  -  November 30, 2014
Location: Culpeper Center - 137 S. Main Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Description: Join the Culpeper Center for an intimate brunch featuring a live jazz performance every Sunday. Please email for a reservation.

Contact:
Email: dfollinculpepercenter@gmail.com
Website: www.culpepercenter.com


Weeones Wednesdays at The Museum of Culpeper History

Date: July 02, 2014  -  December 05, 2014
Location: 113 S. Commerce Street
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Description: The first Wednesday of each month will feature a special project, story, hands-on craft (to take home), and a tour of the museum. All of this for $1 per child infants to 5 years old. Adult with child is free; must stay for the whole program. Please call to reserve your space.

Contact: (540) 829-1749  
Website: www.culpepermuseum.com


Painting Exploration at Lollipop Station

Date: September 22, 2014  -  October 27, 2014
Location: 179 E. Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: Mondays
Ages 6-8 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Ages 9-12 - 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Description: 6 weeks
$70 Calling all Homeschoolers! Paint the afternoon! Learn guided painting techniques on canvas in addition to painting with a variety of elements such as feathers and sponges. Lots to learn in the art class while exploring the beauty of nature!

Register by 9/16/14 by calling Culpeper County Parks & Rec at (540) 727-3412 OR online at:

Contact: (540) 727-3412  
Website: https://apm.activecommunities.com/culpepercopandr/Home


Inside~Out Art Show at Village Frameworks & Gallery

Date: September 29, 2014  -  October 25, 2014
Location: 206 South Main Street, Suite 101, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Visit Village Frameworks & Gallery from September 29 through October 25, 2014 for an Art Show featuring two of the Virginia Piedmonts finest artists: Mary Allen and Lou Messa. Marys watercolor images display her superior talent for composition and detail, color and shape, light and shadow. Lou is a master of old buildings, mountain tops, country views, and beautiful scenery. If you love this part of Virginia, you'll love his work! Join the gallery staff and artists for a Meet-the-Artist Reception on Saturday, October 4th, from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at Village Frameworks.

Contact: 540-825-7515
Email: vfg@vfg.comcastbiz.net  


State Theatre presents Judah & the Lion and special guest Joseph

Date: October 25, 2014
Location: 305 South Main Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 8:00 pm
Description: Friend of a friend is the way it all came together, three very different people from very different places, united by a shared love of music. As a band, Judah & the Lion owes much to fate and to the small town feel of Nashville, the city that brought the trio together from scattered parts of the country. The three met while attending Belmont University in the city, introduced to each other through music and mutual friends. Judah & the Lion is a modern pop band with a feel as old as hills and holler, Akers topical lyricism matched with the familiar feel traditional instrumentation  mandolin, banjo and the kind of vocal harmonies that make the heart ache.

Contact: 540-829-0292
Email: tix@culpepertheatre.org
Website: www.culpepertheatre.org


Downtown Culpeper Bride & Groom Expo at the Culpeper Center

Date: October 26, 2014
Location: TBA
Time: 137 South Main Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Description: SAVE THE DATE: Plan your dream wedding at the Downtown Culpeper Bride + Groom Expo! Featuring a designer fashion show by Blush Bridal Boutique and awesome door prizes from Sun Tan City, MARY KAY, Custom Rocketz, and Suites At 249. Special bonus: The State Theatre will be showing a FREE screening of the movie Bridesmaids following the expo. Make a day out of it and enjoy all that Downtown Culpeper has to offer. Tickets will go on sale next month. Stay tuned for more details.

Contact: 540-812-4919
Email: events@culpepercenter.com
Website: www.culpepercenter.com


Culpeper Downtown Trick-or-Treat Event

Date: October 31, 2014
Location: East Davis Street - Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Description: Culpeper Downtown Businesses invite all the little ghouls and goblins for a safe trick or treat experience on East Davis Street in Historic Downtown Culpeper from 5pm - 6pm. Downtown Businesses will provide Halloween treats!

Contact: 540-825-4416
Email: crievents@culpeperdowntown.com
Website: www.culpeperdowntown.com


Workshop with Charlottesville Artist Michael Fitts at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church

Date: November 01, 2014
Location: 115 North East Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Blue Ridge Art League is sponsoring a one day workshop with Charlottesville artist, Michael Fitts. Workshop cost is $60.00. The cost may decrease based on total number of registrants. Examples of Michael Fitts' work may be viewed on his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MichaelFittsPaintings. Michael will discuss the path he forged for himself to become a fine art professional, as well as demonstrate his methods, skills, and techniques. Each participant will begin to create their own original painting based on his teachings. Michael will be available for critique and instruction. It is unlikely a finished painting will result by day's end. Please invite your art friends. Registration is open now. Space is limited. Don't delay, register today to reserve your spot.

Contact: Diane Zupancic
Email: zupancid@msn.com  


Rhonda Vincent, The Queen of Bluegrass at The State Theatre

Date: November 21, 2014
Location: 305 S. Main Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 7:30 pm
Description: Organized by: Gravatt Entertainment

Bluegrass vocalist and fiddler Rhonda Vincent began her professional music career at the age of five, playing drums with her family's band, the Sally Mountain Show. She picked up the mandolin at eight and the fiddle at ten, performing with the family band at festivals on weekends. After appearing on TNN's nationally televised You Can Be a Star program in her mid-twenties, Vincent struck out on her own, singing with the Grand Ole Opry's Jim Ed Brown, eventually leading to a deal with Rebel Records. Her work with Brown and her Rebel recordings caught the attention of Giant Nashville's president, James Stroud, who signed Vincent to record two contemporary country albums. After her time at Giant, she moved to Rounder Records, and demonstrated her passion for the traditional music she grew up with, on Back Home Again.

Contact: Box Office: 540-829-0292
Email: tix@culpepertheatre.org
Website: www.culpepertheatre.org


Rhonda Vincent, The Queen of Bluegrass at The State Theatre

Date: November 21, 2014
Location: 305 South Main Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 7:30 pm
Description: Organized by: Gravatt Entertainment

Bluegrass vocalist and fiddler Rhonda Vincent began her professional music career at the age of five, playing drums with her family's band, the Sally Mountain Show. She picked up the mandolin at eight and the fiddle at ten, performing with the family band at festivals on weekends. After appearing on TNN's nationally televised You Can Be a Star program in her mid-twenties, Vincent struck out on her own, singing with the Grand Ole Opry's Jim Ed Brown, eventually leading to a deal with Rebel Records. Her work with Brown and her Rebel recordings caught the attention of Giant Nashville's president, James Stroud, who signed Vincent to record two contemporary country albums. After her time at Giant, she moved to Rounder Records, and demonstrated her passion for the traditional music she grew up with, on Back Home Again.

Contact: 540-829-0292
Email: tix@culpepertheatre.org
Website: www.culpepertheatre.org


Culpeper Downtown Holiday Open House brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.

Date: November 23, 2014
Location: Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Description: Join us for Downtown Culpeper's kick off for the Holiday Season!

Merchants will have their stores all decked out for the Holiday Season. If your gift list requires the ultimate in unique gifts, these are sure to be found in any of the specialty shops located in Historic Downtown Culpeper.

Be sure to stop by and enjoy: in-store specials, door/storefront decorating contest, trolley rides, live holiday music from EVHS and CCHS bands, children's story time by Culpeper County Library, Miniature Horses from Brandy Manor Miniatures, Culpeper Garden Club sale of wreaths and centerpieces at the Hazel River Armory, Museum of Culpeper History open house, Clore-English Funeral Home and USMC Toys for Tots Campaign at the depot, and of course a visit from Santa Claus himself. Complete this wonderful day with a Community Tree Lighting at 5:30 p.m.! Join in with carols from Blue Ridge Chorale, cider, cookies, and a visit from Kris Kringle.

Contact: Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. - 540-825-4416
Email: crievents@culpeperdowntown.com
Website: www.culpeperdowntown.com


Friday Night Cookie Decorating at Lollipop Station

Date: December 05, 2014
Location: 179 E. Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Ages 3-4

5:45 pm - 6:45pm - Ages 5-6

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Ages 7-10
Description: Friday Night Cookie Decorating! One Day Event $10

Get ready for Christmas kids by practicing your art skills and creativity decorating sugar cookies! Each child will decorate a dozen cookies with inspiration from the Christmas season. *This class will not be appropriate for children with allergies to gluten, eggs, milk, peanuts, dyes and other consumable products.

Register by 12/1/14 * Must register in person at Lollipop Station or by calling (540) 812-2103

Contact: 540-812-2103
Email: info@lollipopstation.com
Website: www.lollipopstation.com


The Nutcracker Suite at the State Theatre

Date: December 13, 2014  -  December 14, 2014
Location: 305 South Main Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Saturday, December 13, at 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 14, at 4:00 pm
Description: Sweeten your holiday season with Charlottesville Ballet's professional production of the classic holiday ballet at the historic Culpeper State Theatre!

The Nutcracker Suite follows a young girl named Clara, who receives a magical wooden nutcracker as a holiday gift. With the help of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara journeys through enchanting Lands of Snowflakes and Sweets in a holiday celebration that's not to be missed. This enchanting 90-minute performance is set to Tchaikovsky's famous score and is sure to delight the entire family!

*Class with Clara events are held 90 minutes before select matinee performances. All-inclusive child's ticket includes class and performance. Parents accompanying their child to the "Class with Clara" should also purchase tickets to the performance.

Buy tickets: $20–$75 "Class with Clara" All-Inclusive Child's Ticket: $55–$75

Contact: 540-829-0292
Email: tix@culpepertheatre.org
Website: www.culpepertheatre.org


A Christmas Carol at the State Theatre

Date: December 16, 2014
Location: 305 South Main Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 7:30 pm
Description: The Nebraska Theatre Caravan returns to the State Theatre with their celebrated adaptation Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Adapted by Charles Jones, the production is rich with thrilling ensemble music, alive with color and movement and is created to tell this great and enduring tale in a manner that people of all ages will enjoy. Featuring a cast of 24, live musicians, and Broadway-style scenery and costumes, audiences cherish this sumptious annual holiday classic.

Tickets: $29.50-$39.50

Contact: 540-829-0292
Email: tix@culpepertheatre.org
Website: www.culpepertheatre.org



For more event information, please visit the Culpeper Department of Tourism web site at www.visitculpeperva.com.