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Virginia Cheese
Stony Man, Grayson and Derby
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Camille Was No Lady
45 years ago, this hurricane wreaked havoc in Nelson County
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Great Piedmont Hikes
Five of my favorite place to spend summer days
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Landscapes of Summer
Donna Clark, David Williams and Trisha Adams
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The Decline of the Monarch
Pam Owen explores the complex life of the iconic monarch butterfly and the reasons for its 15-year population decline.
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Rivers Define Us
Letter from Amissville
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Piedmont Real Estate: What is a Realtor?

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Upcoming Events


Piedmont Harvest Fest
Sep. 13, 2014
@ 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

A celebration of our wonderful Piedmont area! BBQ, Cows n' Corn, Punkin' Chunkin, Peddle Cars, Fauquier Sheriff's Detp. K9s, Wine Grape Stompin, Earth Glaze and Fire ceramic activities. And a beer and wine garden! Barrel Oak Winery, Phillip Carter Winery, Desert Rose Winery, Old Bust Head Brewery and more!  At the Fauquier County Fairgrounds. The Piedmont Virginian will be there....come and find out about our magazine!


Civil War Sesquicentennial Legacy Scanning Project
Sep. 06, 2014

Do you have documents, letters, or other materials related to Clarke County during the Civil War?  Make sure these items are preserved and shared digitally with all Virginians.  CCHA will host a Library of Virginia digitization team at the Barns of Rose Hill. 627   Mosby Drive, Berryville. 540-955-2600.


The Lockn: Interlocking Music Festival
Sep. 04, 2014 through Sep. 07, 2014

This year's lineup: Bob Weir & RatDog, Del McCoury Band, Gary Clark Jr., Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Hot Tuna Acoustic, Keller Williams' Grateful Gospel ft. More Than A Little with John Kadlecik, Keller Williams' Grateful Grass ft. Jeff Austin & Keith Moseley, Phil Lesh & Friends, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Steve Winwood, The Allman Brothers Band, The String Cheese Incident, The Wood Brothers, Umphrey's McGee, Widespread Panic, Wilco, Willie Nelson

Prince William

Dog Days of Summer at National Museum of the Marine Corps
Aug. 30, 2014
@ 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free fun for all ages! See the military police working dogs from the Marien Corps Base Quantico demonstration. Also learn about these valuable organizations: Find a new furry friend at the Virginia German Shepherd Rescue. Hero Dog provides free service dogs to veterans in need. Dogs on Deployment find families to care for deployed service members. The Airedale Terrier Rescue of the Virginias finds loving new homes for abandoned and surrendered Airedales. The Raptor Conservance of Virginia will have their falcons, hawks and owls, and the Virginia Reptile Rescu will be there as well. A great day for animal lovers!


Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival
Aug. 30, 2014
@ 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

tep back in time at the Annual Taste of the Mountains Main Street Festival. There will be arts and crafts, bands, ranging from alternative rock to folk music and bluegrass. The Madison County High Marching Band will also be playing along with many individual vendors in their booths as well. Taste great regional foods! There is also lots for the kids to do including pony rides, magic shows, a balloon typhoon, face painting and more! The 7th Virginia Infantry will be doing demonstrations and the Kemper Mansion will be open for tours.  Robert E. Lee will in the crowd! Free admission and parking. 110 A N Main Street, Madison, 540-948-4455.


Virginia Scottish Games
Aug. 30, 2014 through Aug. 31, 2014

Spend the day in the beautiful Virginia Piedmont celebrating Scottish Heritage. Featuring Celtic music (both traditional and contemporary, fiddles, pipes and drums, swordplay, traditional scottish games and athletic contests, Border Collies and sheep herding, a British car and bike show, children's games, highland dance, reenactors, gathering of the clans, celtic artisans and crafters, and, of course, traditional highland fare for purchase. Great Meadow, 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains. 540-253-5000.


Epicurience Virginia
Aug. 29, 2014 through Sep. 01, 2014

A Wine & Food Festival Two Hundred Years in the Making: Loudoun’s Epicurience Virginia. Picture a food and wine festival so unique that no existing name quite fit. A food and wine experience so epic, in fact, that we’re calling it something completely new: Epicurience. Held in the East Coast’s premier wine region, Loudoun, Virginia: DC’s Wine Country®. It’s where insiders come to savor award-winning wines and seek out noteworthy farm-to-table cuisine. It’s where you’ll be able to taste the finest in Virginia wines, meet top tastemakers and master winemakers, sample cuisine prepared by celebrated chefs from around the country. It’s an Epicurience. An epicurean experience you’ll want to see for yourself. Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Ln., Leesburg. 703-771-2170.


Labor Day Spectacular at Wintergreen Resort
Aug. 29, 2014 through Sep. 01, 2014

Labor Day Spectacular includes an Arts & Craft show, chairlift rides, live music and much more.  Bring the entire family for an end of summer hurrah!  Wintergreen Resort, 11 Grassy Ridge Rd., Wintergreen. 434-325-2200.
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