Grand Caverns Heritage Day Celebrates Shenandoah Valley History

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Grand Caverns is a National Natural Landmark located in Grottoes, Virginia. As America’s oldest show cave, Grand Caverns went through a series of different names and owners until finally, in 2009, the town of Grottoes “took possession of this glorious … Continue reading

Women of Ireland at the John Paul Jones Arena

There is something ethereal about the instrumental strains of Celtic music and the soothing lilt of Irish voices. Throw in the rhythmic taps of Iris step dancing, and it’s an instant transportation to the rolling hills and coastal mountains of … Continue reading

Veritas Vineyard and Winery’s Annual Masked Ball

“Masquerades disclose the reality of souls. As long as no one sees who we are, we can tell the most intimate details of our life.” –Fernando Pessoa There is a theatricality surrounding masquerade balls. The masks themselves lend to a … Continue reading

Hill Top Berry Farm and Winery Open House

There are a huge number of wineries around the Shenandoah Valley area, each with its own individual libations. There is one in particular that stands out in its uniqueness, not only because it produces “other than grape” wines, but also … Continue reading

Candlelight Christmas Tours at Montpelier

Montpelier—home to Father of the Constitution and former president of the United States, James Madison, and his beloved wife Dolley. It was here at this large plantation that the couple retired in 1817, managing the estate, jointly editing James’ numerous … Continue reading

Monticello’s 7th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival

It’s difficult to believe that July has departed and August has arrived. Though it’s technically still summer, the recent cooler temperatures hint of fall and all the beautiful celebration that the season brings. One upcoming festival, the 7th Annual Heritage … Continue reading