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October 17, 2014

10 Things to Do in Fredericksburg This Weekend

Fall.  Virginia.  Fredericksburg this weekend.  Those words go together when you're looking to get out and about during the weekend.  While Virginia has no shortage of things to do (click here for the Best of Richmond), this weekend is shaping up to have quite the array of activity in the Fredericksburg area.  There are always things to do in Fredericksburg! recently published their 10 things to do around town, and we happen to agree.  

1) Fredericksburg Brewfest

For the single cost of a ticket to the event, attendees can get unlimited samples from the following Virginia Craft Breweries: Devil’s Backbone, Starr Hill, Blue Mountain, St. George, Parkway Brewing, Heritage Brewing, Hardywood Park, Old Bust Head, and local ones including Rusty Beaver Brewery and Blue & Gray Brewing Co. For more information, visit  

2) Wings and Wheels Festival

Cool, crisp October air gives a lift to this wonderful Fly-in and Air Show! The Wings and Wheels Festival gates officially open at 10:00 am. Proceeds from the Wings and Wheels Festival benefit many community organizations and programs like the Dictionary Project, which provides every 3rd grade student in Stafford County a dictionary free of charge and scholarships to graduation Stafford high school seniors. Vendors will be available with a variety of crafts, jewelry, activities for children, delicious food and beverages.  Regional non-profit organizations will also display their programs and activities. There will be a food tent and on-site restroom facilities. Attendees are encouraged to bring their folding chairs for the demonstrations. For more information, visit  

3) Bowling Green's Harvest Festival

Featuring music, crafts, a beer garden, food, and fun for the whole family! For more information, click here  

4) Tribute to Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein’s daughter, Jamie Bernstein, will join the UMW Philharmonic to narrate “A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein” this Saturday evening at Dodd Auditorium on the University of Mary Washington campus. The performance kicks off the UMW Philharmonic’s 44th season, appropriately dubbed “Tribute to the Masters.”  

5) Stafford County Agricultural and Homemaking Fair

The fair begins Friday and goes through Sunday and promises rides, a garden tractor pull, a demolition derby. Admission is free.  

6) Fall River Cleanup

This Family-friendly event, organized by Friends of the Rappahannock,  cleans trash and debris out of the river, streams and nearby lands. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.   Call 540-373-3448 to help out!  

7) Medical Living History Event

11am - 4pm See a free medical reenactment from the Cival War period, featuring re-enactors John Pelletier and Doc Wheat.  In period attire, there will be presentations on medicine, treatments and surgical practices of the Civil War. For more information, visit  

8) Spooky Stories by the Shore

At Motts Run Reservoir, 6600 River Road. Walk a trail of spooks and spiders to the shore for hot chocolate, marshmallow roasting and spooky stories. Bring a flashlight and a blanket. 6:30-8 p.m Friday $5. Minimum age: 5. Rain date: Oct. 18. Registration required. Tickets available at Dorothy Hart Community Center. 540-372-1086.  

9) Creepy Crawly Carnival

Creepy Crawly Carnival, Massad YMCA, 212 Butler Road, Fredericksburg. Crafts, games, treats and costume contest, Extreme Obstacle Course, Haunted House and Haunted Trail Ride. 7-9 p.m Saturday. $6 per person or $20 family (up to four). 540/371-9622  

10) Community Appreciation Day

Love you community?  We do too!  Come to the Fredericksburg Fairgrounds at 2400 Airport Ave. This free event will feature live music, food, a gyrosphere, moon bounces, barrel train rides, classic cars, monster truck rides. Sponsored by Rappahannock United Way. Noon to 5 p.m Sunday. 540-373-0054.

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