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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.


Free Cheese Tastings

Date: January 01, 2015  -  December 31, 2015
Location: Culpeper Cheese Company, 129 E. Davis Street, Suite 100 Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: Daily, All day
Description: Sample our natural cheeses with a cheese monger and find a cheese that excites your taste buds!

Contact: 540-827-4757
Email: jeffery@culpepercheese.com
Website: www.culpepercheese.com


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

Date: April 25, 2015  -  November 21, 2015
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 will be Closed on Saturday, July 4th, 2015. The market will resume on Saturday, July 11, 2015 and run every Saturday through November 22 from 7:30 a.m. until noon at the East Davis Street and Commerce Street parking lot in historic downtown Culpeper.

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.

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


Wine & Design - Art Buzz Summer Camp 2015 - Passport Around the World

Date: June 22, 2015  -  July 24, 2015
Location: 509 S. main Street, Suite 111, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Description: Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; $225 per child; $100 deposit due to secure reservation; Offered to children ages 4-12

WHERE IN THE WORLD WILL YOUR IMAGINATION TAKE YOU?!

Pack your bags and have your imagination ready for a fun-filled trip around the world! Campers will visit different countries each day and create various works of art using different mediums. Please pack a snack and lunch for your child each day. A deposit of $100 is due now to secure your reservation. The remainder of $125 is due the first day of camp.

Visit www.wineanddesign.com to view the week long curriculum and to register!

June 22 - June 26
July 6 - July 10
July 20 - July 24

Contact: (540) 661-8409
Email: culpeper@wineanddesign.com
Website: www.wineanddesign.com


Libations at the Museum of Culpeper History

Date: July 03, 2015
Location: 113 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 5:30 pm
Description: Join us at the annual "Libations at the Depot" hosted by the Museum of Culpeper History, at the Museum in the historic train depot. There will be five libations this season, the first Friday of each month May through September.

This year, the events will have themes - so come prepared to listen to good music, dance, mingle, eat, and have a glass of wine or two. There is a small admission fee for attending; but if you wear funny attire you will receive a discount!

July 3rd: Independence Day: wear red, white and blue and receive $1 off the price of admission

Contact: 540-829-5954
Email: director@culpepermuseum.com
Website: www.culpepermuseum.com


Culpeper Downtown 16th Annual 4th of July Car & Bike Show brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.

Date: July 04, 2015
Location: East Davis and Commerce Streets in Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: Event begins at 10:00 am with the Awards Presentation starting at 3:00 pm
Description: 2015 will mark the 16th annual show, which has grown to over 200 entrants. Thousands of spectators enjoy walking along historic Davis and Commerce streets to view all types of classic and modified vehicles.

Registration for participants is from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Pre-registration is suggested. Judging begins at 10:00 a.m., and the Awards Presentation starts at 2:30 p.m. with more than 50 trophies awarded.

The Car Show is one part of the Culpeper Festival Committee's town wide 4th of July Celebration. The Independence Day Celebration is a safe, fun, and affordable event that represents not only our heritage, but also a strong sense of community spirit. The day's other events will include: a 5K race, youth sporting events, patriotic speeches, a festive parade, food and craft vendors, the Culpeper Olympic games for children and adults, music in the park... and of course FIREWORKS that will delight everyone! For more information visit www.culpeper4thofjuly.com

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


Culpeper's 4th of July Celebration

Date: July 04, 2015
Location: Main Street, Davis Street, and Yowell Meadow Park, Culpeper, Culpeper, VA, 22701
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Description: Organized by: Culpeper Festival Committee

Join us for a day of celebration and patriotism in and around downtown Culpeper. The Independence Day Celebration is a safe, fun, and affordable event that represents not only our heritage, but also a strong sense of community spirit. People of all ages, from all walks of life find pleasure and enjoyment in the day's activities. The day is filled with sporting events, patriotic speeches, a festive parade, amusements for children and adults, and entertainment that will delight everyone. Invite your friends and family members for this very popular event in Culpeper. (In the event of inclement weather on the 4th, the Parade will be cancelled. The Freedom 5K will run rain or shine on the 4th.)

Contact: info@culpeper4thofjuly.com  
Website: www.culpeper4thofjuly.com


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: July 04, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market will be Closed on July 4th, 2015

Date: July 04, 2015
Location: Parking lot corner of East Davis Street & Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Description: The Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market will be Closed on Saturday, July 4th, 2015.
The market will resume on Saturday, July 11, 2015 and run every Saturday through November 22 from 7:30 a.m. until noon at the East Davis Street and Commerce Street parking lot in historic downtown Culpeper.

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


State Theatre - Youth Theatre Camp

Date: July 06, 2015  -  July 17, 2015
Location: 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper VA 22701
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Description: Join us for a full two-weeks of on-stage summer fun! Taught by Master Teaching Artist Steven L. Barker and other guest artists, students will participate in 60 hours of dramatic games and creative activities including acting, technical theatre, puppetry and improvisation. Classes occur in the morning followed by rehearsal for a small "shareformance" in the afternoon. On the last day of camp, the campers perform their work on the State Theatre Stage for family and friends.

The cost per participant is $350.00 for the two week camp.
To register for Youth Theatre Camp at The State Theatre, go to www.culpepertheatre.org to place a reservation and download the registration forms. Reservations and registrations are due no later than June 30th.

Lunch and Snacks are NOT provided. Students will need to bring a daily brown bag lunch. Space is Limited. Only Completed Reservations and Registrations will be accepted.

Contact: 540-829-0292 x 109  
Website: www.culpepertheatre.org


Bluemont Community Concert - Hard Swimmin' Fish

Date: July 10, 2015
Location: County Courthouse Lawn - 25 West Davis Street, Culpeper, VA, 22701
Time: 7:30 PM
Description: Hard Swimmin' Fish - funk infused blues.

Throughout the year, Bluemont presents a wide variety of community events such as school concerts, workshops and assemblies; performances in hospitals and nursing homes; public concerts on the green; oldtime country dances, and special events around the region. These wonderful and affordable events have become part of the fabric of community life in communities throughout Virginia.

$5 per person, $4 Bluemont Friends & Seniors, $2 kids under 12. There are no advance ticket sales; tickets available at concert.

In bad weather: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - 115 N. East Street, Culpeper, VA 22701

Contact: 540-955-8186  
Website: www.bluemont.org/Concerts/Culpeper.html


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: July 11, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


Walk in Culpeper’s Dinosaur Tracks with the Museum of Culpeper History at Luck Stone Quarry

Date: July 14, 2015
Location: We'll meet at the parking lot at Luck Stone Quarry(18244 Germanna Hwy, Culpeper, VA 22701)
Time: 3:15pm
Description: Luck Stone Quarry Presents A RARE OPPORTUNITY!
See the largest, most significant concentration of Triassic dinosaur tracks in North or South America

Arranged by the Museum of Culpeper History
After the site tour, come to the Museum's Triassic Gallery for refreshments and a discussion by one of the men who discovered the tracks!
$10 per car
*Rain date: July 24th, 3:15pm The public is invited

Contact: RSVP to 540-829-1749  
Website: www.culpepermuseum.com


July 16th Culpeper Downtown 3rd Thursday Summer Concert featuring The Worx

Date: July 16, 2015
Location: The Depot - 109 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: Thursday is the "new Friday" with Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.'s 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series directly in front of the Depot. Culpeper Renaissance, Inc. is a development organization dedicated to enhancing, celebrating and enriching Culpeper's historic downtown.

July 16, 2015 features The Worx, an award-winning group. The Worx perform modern and classic rock 'n' roll covers as well as original material with such energetic enthusiasm that everyone will be on their feet for this highly-anticipated show. From their amazing head-turning classic rock-n-roll covers (you won't be sure you're not hearing the original artists) to their own crowd-pleasing hits, The Worx deliver an exciting show. Come to the Depot area ready to dance and sing; you'll see why crowds across Virginia love The Worx.

Grab your dancing shoes, a lawn chair, family and friends, and join CRI from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, directly in front of Depot on Commerce Street in downtown Culpeper for great music and good times. With 2015's 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series line up, it's easy to see why Culpeper was selected as a 2012 Great American Main Street winner.

Advance tickets are available for $5 per concert or a DISCOUNT SEASON TICKET for all 4 concerts may be purchased for $15 (that amounts to one free concert) and will be available May 1. General admission the day of the event is $7 at the gate for those 21 and over. KIDS ARE FREE!

Come and enjoy historic downtown Culpeper throughout the summer with great performances from the Hotcakes, Souled Out, The Worx, The Dry Run Band, and The Woodshedders. All are welcome! Please remember no pets and no coolers, but picnic baskets will be allowed. For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at (540) 825-4416 or crievents@culpeperdowntown.com or visit us on the web at www.culpeperdowntown.com .

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


Bluemont Community Concert - Circa Blue

Date: July 17, 2015
Location: County Courthouse Lawn - 25 West Davis Street, Culpeper, VA, 22701
Time: 7:30 PM
Description: Circa Blue - bluegrass

Throughout the year, Bluemont presents a wide variety of community events such as school concerts, workshops and assemblies; performances in hospitals and nursing homes; public concerts on the green; oldtime country dances, and special events around the region. These wonderful and affordable events have become part of the fabric of community life in communities throughout Virginia.

$5 per person, $4 Bluemont Friends & Seniors, $2 kids under 12. There are no advance ticket sales; tickets available at concert.

In bad weather: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - 115 N. East Street, Culpeper, VA 22701

Contact: 540-955-8186  
Website: www.bluemont.org/Concerts/Culpeper.html


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: July 18, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


Bluemont Community Concert - Dixie Power Trio

Date: July 24, 2015
Location: County Courthouse Lawn - 25 West Davis Street, Culpeper, VA, 22701
Time: 7:30 PM
Description: Dixie Power Trio

Throughout the year, Bluemont presents a wide variety of community events such as school concerts, workshops and assemblies; performances in hospitals and nursing homes; public concerts on the green; oldtime country dances, and special events around the region. These wonderful and affordable events have become part of the fabric of community life in communities throughout Virginia.

$5 per person, $4 Bluemont Friends & Seniors, $2 kids under 12. There are no advance ticket sales; tickets available at concert.

In bad weather: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - 115 N. East Street, Culpeper, VA 22701

Contact: 540-955-8186  
Website: www.bluemont.org/Concerts/Culpeper.html


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: July 25, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


The Magical Farm Tour
Organized by: Culpeper Tourism & Piedmont Environmental Council

Date: July 25, 2015
Location: Visitors Center at the Depot - 111S. Commerce, St. Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Wonder where that ripe juicy tomato comes from or the delicious honey that sweetens your tea? Hop on the Culpeper Red Trolley for a three hour agricultural adventure to answer these and any other farm related questions! Culpeper is home to several small vibrant farms that use sustainable practices, achieving lasting effects for today and future generations. Tour and see how these farms work together to protect the earth's unique resources and produce quality organic food for you and your family. Reserve your ticket for this FREE community event. Featured Farms - Oak Shade Farm, Saddle Ridge Farm, Glengary Farm, Old House Vineyards and Bees and Trees. RESERVATIONS: Please CALL the tourism office two weeks prior to tour date. Space is limited!

Contact: Tourism Office: 540-727-0611
Email: marketing@visitculpeperva.com
Website: www.facebook.com/culpepervirginia/events


"I'm SOW Healthy" FREE Cooking Classes at the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market - July class: Corn-On-A-Stick

Date: July 25, 2015
Location: Parking lot corner of East Davis Street & Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: Begins at 9:00 am while supplies are available
Description: 4-H Family Nutritional Program, the Culpeper Department of Human Services, Culpeper Renaissance, Inc., and the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market are partnering in a special nutritional program at the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market all summer long. Georgette Mosley, family nutritional educator, has put together an exciting FREE educational opportunity, "I'm SOW Healthy", for area children. Georgette will host cooking activities on the 4th Saturday of each month starting May 23rd and ending September 26th at the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market. The cooking activities begin at 9:00am, while supplies are available. The goal of this program is to promote healthy eating to area youth, the local farmers market, and the use of SNAP benefits at the market.

Your passport to home-grown, good nutrition! Pick up your passport while visiting the farmer's market cooking class each month and make a healthy snack, earn cool prizes and enter our gift basket drawing. See you at the market!

July 25th: Corn-On-A-Stick. You no longer have to wait for the State Fair to enjoy corn-on-a-stick. Participants will have the opportunity to dress their "ears" using several toppings ranging from butter to freshly snipped herbs for a yummy, one of a kind treat. Sponsored by: C&T Produce

August 22nd: Salad-On-A-Stick. "Stick" around and join us for another healthy treat on a stick. Participants will create a kabob of crisp, fresh salad fixings to enjoy with a tasty homemade dressing. Sponsored by: Willowlyn Farms

September 26th: Guacamole. Participants will have a ball smashing ripe avocados before stirring them together with tomatoes, onions and cilantro to create this creamy, healthy, treat just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month! Sponsored by: Whole Heart Farm

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


State Theatre - Memories of Elvis: Taylor Rodriguez and Andy Svrcek featuring the BRB Band

Date: July 25, 2015
Location: 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper VA 22701
Time: 7:00 pm
Description: Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Free valet parking

Taylor Rodriguez has many attributes; he is kind, thoughtful, loving, and very talented. As an Elvis Presley Tribute Artist, the son of Hector and Donna Rodriguez, he often performs at his parents restaurant, El Cazador in Bedford, Virginia. He is a Junior at Jefferson Forest High School. At the age of 17, he has already performed for many organizations, rescue squads, adult care centers, homes for the disabled, various charity events and at Graceland. If you have the pleasure of watching him perform, you'll witness him effortlessly moving to the audience, capturing the essence of Elvis Presley as he charms many adoring fans. His confidence and ease contradict his young age. Elderly women actually swoon over him when he sings those famous Elvis ballads. His aunt, Diane Morcom loved Elvis all her life. When Taylor was a little boy he would often stay with his aunt and she would play Elvis music for hours. About 7 to 8 years ago he took a serious interest in learning all the music and moves that made Elvis Presley the legend that he is. Diane would go to all of his shows to cheer him on. She was his biggest fan. In June 2011, she passed away suddenly. Taylor was one of many deeply impacted by her death. He truly lost his biggest fan. He has always been driven to be the best at this role that he can possibly be. Honoring the memory of his aunt Di has made him even more committed to his dream.

Andy Svrcek is an award winning Elvis tribute artist from a small coal mining town in PA. Growing up an Elvis fan, Andy has now been paying tribute to "The King" for about 6 years. He wows audiences around the U.S. with the charisma, stage presence, hip shaking moves, and golden voice just as Elvis had. Andy always gives 100% and includes everyone in his shows; it's a tribute show NO Elvis fan wants to miss!

BRB consists of a diverse mixture of musical backgrounds. Although they are billed as a classic country act, the different backgrounds come together for a unique blend of country/bluegrass/oldies with an occasional rock tune thrown in the mix. One of the main goals in BRB is to include the audience in the show. Got a request? They'll try at least a chorus of pretty much anything… Got a request and you know the words and they don’t? Better be careful or you might find yourself singing it!!

Contact: 540-829-0292
Email: TIX@CULPEPERTHEATRE.ORG
Website: www.culpepertheatre.org


State Theatre - Castleton Festival and State Theatre of Culpeper present Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Date: July 31, 2015
Location: 305 S. Main Street, Culpeper VA 22701
Time: 8:00 pm
Description: Price: $20-$45
Grammy-nominated and Bluegrass Hall of Famers, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver were named the Inspirational Country Music Association Vocal Group of the Year in 2012. Don't miss the "silken harmonies" as this group, led by Bluegrass legend and "mandolin virtuoso," Doyle Lawson, continues to make Bluegrass history.

Contact: 540-829-0292
Email: TIX@CULPEPERTHEATRE.ORG
Website: www.culpepertheatre.org


Bluemont Community Concert - Martinsburg Jazz

Date: July 31, 2015
Location: County Courthouse Lawn - 25 West Davis Street, Culpeper, VA, 22701
Time: 7:30 PM
Description: Martinsburg Jazz - big band and swing

Throughout the year, Bluemont presents a wide variety of community events such as school concerts, workshops and assemblies; performances in hospitals and nursing homes; public concerts on the green; oldtime country dances, and special events around the region. These wonderful and affordable events have become part of the fabric of community life in communities throughout Virginia.

$5 per person, $4 Bluemont Friends & Seniors, $2 kids under 12. There are no advance ticket sales; tickets available at concert.

In bad weather: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church - 115 N. East Street, Culpeper, VA 22701

Contact: 540-955-8186  
Website: www.bluemont.org/Concerts/Culpeper.html


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: August 01, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


WeeOnes Wednesdays at the Museum of Culpeper History

Date: August 05, 2015
Location: 113 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 10:30 am
Description: Looking for a fun program for your toddler? There is a new program at the Museum just for "wee ones"... infants to 5 years old.

Each month we'll feature a different special project; from a Mother's Day tea to a Colonial Christmas. Check the Face Book page to see what's new each month.

Each program features stories, a hands-on craft (to take home), and a tour of the museum. All of this for $1 per child. Adult with child is free; must stay for the whole program.

Reservations requested

Contact: Gloria Cooper: 540-829-1749  
Website: www.culpepermuseum.com


Libations at the Museum of Culpeper History

Date: August 07, 2015
Location: 113 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 5:30 pm
Description: Join us at the annual "Libations at the Depot" hosted by the Museum of Culpeper History, at the Museum in the historic train depot. There will be five libations this season, the first Friday of each month May through September.

This year, the events will have themes - so come prepared to listen to good music, dance, mingle, eat, and have a glass of wine or two. There is a small admission fee for attending; but if you wear funny attire you will receive a discount!

August 7th: Luau: wear a Hawaiian print shirt and receive $1 off the price of admission

Contact: 540-829-5954
Email: director@culpepermuseum.com
Website: www.culpepermuseum.com


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: August 08, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: August 15, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


August 20th Culpeper Downtown 3rd Thursday Summer Concert with The Woodshedders and The Dry Run Band

Date: August 20, 2015
Location: The Depot - 109 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Description: The 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series finale will be held August 20, 2015, with The Woodshedders and The Dry Run Band. Opening the show Southern country-rockers The Dry Run Band has taken its wide range of influences and backgrounds to create a blend of twang and grit, all while understanding the purity of traditional mountain music. The Woodshedders consists of a five piece group of top-notch musicians who have released three original albums, with a fourth one in the making. They bring an upbeat, dance-inducing sound that instantly engages the crowd and never disappoints!

Grab your dancing shoes, a lawn chair, family and friends, and join CRI from 5:00 PM until 9:00 PM, directly in front of Depot on Commerce Street in downtown Culpeper for great music and good times. With 2015's 3rd Thursday Summer Concert Series line up, it's easy to see why Culpeper was selected as a 2012 Great American Main Street winner.

Advance tickets are available for $5 per concert or a DISCOUNT SEASON TICKET for all 4 concerts may be purchased for $15 (that amounts to one free concert) and will be available May 1. General admission the day of the event is $7 at the gate for those 21 and over. KIDS ARE FREE!

Come and enjoy historic downtown Culpeper throughout the summer with great performances from the Hotcakes, Souled Out, The Worx, The Dry Run Band, and The Woodshedders. All are welcome! Please remember no pets and no coolers, but picnic baskets will be allowed. For more information please contact Culpeper Renaissance at (540) 825-4416 or crievents@culpeperdowntown.com or visit us on the web at www.culpeperdowntown.com .

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


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: August 22, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


"I'm SOW Healthy" FREE Cooking Classes at the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market - August class: Salad-On-A-Stick

Date: August 22, 2015
Location: Parking lot corner of East Davis Street & Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: Begins at 9:00 am while supplies are available
Description: 4-H Family Nutritional Program, the Culpeper Department of Human Services, Culpeper Renaissance, Inc., and the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market are partnering in a special nutritional program at the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market all summer long. Georgette Mosley, family nutritional educator, has put together an exciting FREE educational opportunity, "I'm SOW Healthy", for area children. Georgette will host cooking activities on the 4th Saturday of each month starting May 23rd and ending September 26th at the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market. The cooking activities begin at 9:00am, while supplies are available. The goal of this program is to promote healthy eating to area youth, the local farmers market, and the use of SNAP benefits at the market.

Your passport to home-grown, good nutrition! Pick up your passport while visiting the farmer's market cooking class each month and make a healthy snack, earn cool prizes and enter our gift basket drawing. See you at the market!

August 22nd: Salad-On-A-Stick. "Stick" around and join us for another healthy treat on a stick. Participants will create a kabob of crisp, fresh salad fixings to enjoy with a tasty homemade dressing. Sponsored by: Willowlyn Farms

September 26th: Guacamole. Participants will have a ball smashing ripe avocados before stirring them together with tomatoes, onions and cilantro to create this creamy, healthy, treat just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month! Sponsored by: Whole Heart Farm

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


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: August 29, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


The Magical Farm Tour
Organized by: Culpeper Tourism & Piedmont Environmental Council

Date: August 29, 2015
Location: Visitors Center at the Depot - 111S. Commerce, St. Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Wonder where that ripe juicy tomato comes from or the delicious honey that sweetens your tea? Hop on the Culpeper Red Trolley for a three hour agricultural adventure to answer these and any other farm related questions! Culpeper is home to several small vibrant farms that use sustainable practices, achieving lasting effects for today and future generations. Tour and see how these farms work together to protect the earth's unique resources and produce quality organic food for you and your family. Reserve your ticket for this FREE community event. Featured Farms - Oak Shade Farm, Saddle Ridge Farm, Glengary Farm, Old House Vineyards and Bees and Trees. RESERVATIONS: Please CALL the tourism office two weeks prior to tour date. Space is limited!

Contact: Tourism Office: 540-727-0611
Email: marketing@visitculpeperva.com
Website: www.facebook.com/culpepervirginia/events


WeeOnes Wednesdays at the Museum of Culpeper History

Date: September 02, 2015
Location: 113 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 10:30 am
Description: Looking for a fun program for your toddler? There is a new program at the Museum just for "wee ones"... infants to 5 years old.

Each month we'll feature a different special project; from a Mother's Day tea to a Colonial Christmas. Check the Face Book page to see what's new each month.

Each program features stories, a hands-on craft (to take home), and a tour of the museum. All of this for $1 per child. Adult with child is free; must stay for the whole program.

Reservations requested

Contact: Gloria Cooper: 540-829-1749  
Website: www.culpepermuseum.com


Libations at the Museum of Culpeper History

Date: September 04, 2015
Location: 113 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 5:30 pm
Description: Join us at the annual "Libations at the Depot" hosted by the Museum of Culpeper History, at the Museum in the historic train depot. There will be five libations this season, the first Friday of each month May through September.

This year, the events will have themes - so come prepared to listen to good music, dance, mingle, eat, and have a glass of wine or two. There is a small admission fee for attending; but if you wear funny attire you will receive a discount!

September 4th: Back to School Day: wear your school's colors and receive $1 off price of admission

Contact: 540-829-5954
Email: director@culpepermuseum.com
Website: www.culpepermuseum.com


Savor and Sip Culpeper brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.

Date: September 05, 2015
Location: The Depot - 109 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 12 noon - 5:00 pm
Description: "Savor and Sip - a Wine, Food, and Arts Festival" will take place Saturday, September 05, 2015, in historic downtown Culpeper in the Depot District on Davis and Commerce Streets from Noon - 5:00p.m. This event is sure to please wine enthusiasts, foodies and followers of unique arts and crafts. Experience the very best in Virginia wines, local cuisine and even a few microbrews will be available for purchase. Enjoy all of this in Downtown Culpeper and you'll soon discover why it was named the winner of the 2012 "Great American Main Street Award".

With more than 200 Virginia wineries and counting; the industry is experiencing phenomenal growth and with experience comes quality. Virginia wines are capturing the attention of consumers throughout the country and the world. There really is no better time to come out and taste the success of Virginia. You'll have an opportunity to sample more than 40 different wines and visit with several participating wineries at this year's festival.

In addition to wine, food and art, there are cooking demonstrations from some of your favorite local chefs. And you won't want to miss the most popular Downtown Culpeper Waiters Race, an entertaining test of a waiters speed and ability to carry a full tray without tipping it!

Fun and festivities for the entire family will promise an enjoyable fall afternoon with amazing LIVE music, and FREE activities for children including a moonbounce, art projects, and games.

With your tasting admission to CRI's Savor and Sip Culpeper, you will receive general admission, a souvenir wine glass to commemorate your day, and free tastings at each of the wineries. Find your favorites, relax and stay a while as wine and lunch will also be available for purchase.

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


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: September 05, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: September 12, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: September 19, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: September 19, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


Complimentary Wine and Beer Tastings at Vinosity

Date: September 26, 2015
Location: 174 East Davis Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time:
Friday - 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday - 12 Noon - 5:00 pm
Description: Enjoy a complimentary wine tasting Friday nights and beer and wine tasting Saturdays.

Contact: (540) 829-WINE(9463)  
Website: www.culpeperwines.com


"I'm SOW Healthy" FREE Cooking Classes at the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market - September class: Guacamole

Date: September 26, 2015
Location: Parking lot corner of East Davis Street & Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: Begins at 9:00 am while supplies are available
Description: 4-H Family Nutritional Program, the Culpeper Department of Human Services, Culpeper Renaissance, Inc., and the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market are partnering in a special nutritional program at the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market all summer long. Georgette Mosley, family nutritional educator, has put together an exciting FREE educational opportunity, "I'm SOW Healthy", for area children. Georgette will host cooking activities on the 4th Saturday of each month starting May 23rd and ending September 26th at the Culpeper Downtown Farmers Market. The cooking activities begin at 9:00am, while supplies are available. The goal of this program is to promote healthy eating to area youth, the local farmers market, and the use of SNAP benefits at the market.

Your passport to home-grown, good nutrition! Pick up your passport while visiting the farmer's market cooking class each month and make a healthy snack, earn cool prizes and enter our gift basket drawing. See you at the market!

September 26th: Guacamole. Participants will have a ball smashing ripe avocados before stirring them together with tomatoes, onions and cilantro to create this creamy, healthy, treat just in time for National Hispanic Heritage Month! Sponsored by: Whole Heart Farm

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


The Magical Farm Tour
Organized by: Culpeper Tourism & Piedmont Environmental Council

Date: September 26, 2015
Location: Visitors Center at the Depot - 111S. Commerce, St. Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Description: Wonder where that ripe juicy tomato comes from or the delicious honey that sweetens your tea? Hop on the Culpeper Red Trolley for a three hour agricultural adventure to answer these and any other farm related questions! Culpeper is home to several small vibrant farms that use sustainable practices, achieving lasting effects for today and future generations. Tour and see how these farms work together to protect the earth's unique resources and produce quality organic food for you and your family. Reserve your ticket for this FREE community event. Featured Farms - Oak Shade Farm, Saddle Ridge Farm, Glengary Farm, Old House Vineyards and Bees and Trees. RESERVATIONS: Please CALL the tourism office two weeks prior to tour date. Space is limited!

Contact: Tourism Office: 540-727-0611
Email: marketing@visitculpeperva.com
Website: www.facebook.com/culpepervirginia/events


History Alfresco XI with the Museum of Culpeper History

Date: October 03, 2015
Location: Bull Run Hunt Club
Time: 5:30 pm
Description: Reservations required

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


WeeOnes Wednesdays at the Museum of Culpeper History

Date: October 07, 2015
Location: 113 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 10:30 am
Description: Looking for a fun program for your toddler? There is a new program at the Museum just for "wee ones"... infants to 5 years old.

Each month we'll feature a different special project; from a Mother's Day tea to a Colonial Christmas. Check the Face Book page to see what's new each month.

Each program features stories, a hands-on craft (to take home), and a tour of the museum. All of this for $1 per child. Adult with child is free; must stay for the whole program.

Reservations requested

Contact: Gloria Cooper: 540-829-1749  
Website: www.culpepermuseum.com


Culpeper Downtown 7th Annual Restaurant Week brought to you by Culpeper Renaissance, Inc.

Date: October 12, 2015  -  October 18, 2015
Location: Historic Downtown Culpeper
Description: Savor Culpeper and Take a Culinary Cruise During Culpeper Downtown Restaurant Week October 12-18

If you've been waiting for a special occasion to explore the robust and diverse mix of downtown Culpeper restaurants, you now have one: Culpeper Renaissance's 7th Annual Restaurant Week.

Started by local restaurateurs in 2009, the event encourages diners to break out of typical work-week patterns and share a meal with family and friends at downtown restaurants. With specially priced menu options -- $25 per person includes a 3-course dinner of appetizer, entree, and dessert -- it's a great excuse to revisit old favorites or try something new.

This is one culinary trip you won't want to miss!

Contact: (540) 825-4416
Email: crievents@culpeperdowntown.com
Website: www.culpeperdowntown.com
www.facebook.com/CRIDowntown


Culpeper Downtown Trick-or-Treat Event

Date: October 31, 2015
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


WeeOnes Wednesdays at the Museum of Culpeper History

Date: November 04, 2015
Location: 113 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 10:30 am
Description: Looking for a fun program for your toddler? There is a new program at the Museum just for "wee ones"... infants to 5 years old.

Each month we'll feature a different special project; from a Mother's Day tea to a Colonial Christmas. Check the Face Book page to see what's new each month.

Each program features stories, a hands-on craft (to take home), and a tour of the museum. All of this for $1 per child. Adult with child is free; must stay for the whole program.

Reservations requested

Contact: Gloria Cooper: 540-829-1749  
Website: www.culpepermuseum.com


2nd Annual "History's Happenings" with Museum of Culpeper History

Date: November 06, 2015
Location: Prince Michel - 154 Winery Lane, Leon, VA
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Description: Join the Museum of Culpeper History for their 2nd Annual History's Happenings at Prince Michel: bring a friend!

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


WeeOnes Wednesdays at the Museum of Culpeper History

Date: December 02, 2015
Location: 113 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 10:30 am
Description: Looking for a fun program for your toddler? There is a new program at the Museum just for "wee ones"... infants to 5 years old.

Each month we'll feature a different special project; from a Mother's Day tea to a Colonial Christmas. Check the Face Book page to see what's new each month.

Each program features stories, a hands-on craft (to take home), and a tour of the museum. All of this for $1 per child. Adult with child is free; must stay for the whole program.

Reservations requested

Contact: Gloria Cooper: 540-829-1749  
Website: www.culpepermuseum.com


Holiday Homes Tour

Date: December 05, 2015
Location: West Street and Surrounding Neighborhoods
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Description: Contact the Museum of Culpeper History for ticket information.

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


Get Your Guests the Heck Out of the House Week with the Museum of Culpeper History

Date: December 27, 2015  -  December 30, 2015
Location: 113 S. Commerce Street, Historic Downtown Culpeper, VA 22701
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Description:

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



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