VA Cider Week: Cider Making Workshop

Craft your own hard cider under the tutelage of Winchester Ciderworks’ cidermeister, Stephen Schuurman!

During the workshop you will go through small batch processing. Participants will learn about pressing, commercial yeasts, natural fermentations, and additions to cider for added flavors.

Participants will take home two gallons of their own creations to ferment at home. One gallon with a commercial yeast added, and a second gallon to ferment naturally.

Tickets are limited and priced to sell, get yours today!

$60/participant

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Virginia Gourd Show and Sale

Celebrate the craftsmanship and interesting history behind gourd art! Meet the gourd art experts in the Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society and browse displays of gourd art available for purchase. Gourd art available for purchase includes luminaries, birdhouses, oil lamps, bowls, musical instruments, and ornaments.

Raw gourds suitable for arts and crafts or decorating will also be available for purchase. While browsing displays of gourd art, event attendees will also have the opportunity to converse with expert gourd artisans about gourds and see several gourd artists demonstrating gourd art techniques. Winning entries in the event’s annual gourd competition will also be on view.

Free admission to the event. MSV admission fee applies to visit the gardens and galleries.

Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society (VLGS) is the official Virginia chapter of the American Gourd Society and has organized the Virginia Gourd Show, Sale & Competition for fifteen years. Based in Stephens City, the VLGS is dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of gourd gardening, encouraging the use of gourds in arts and crafts, and supporting gourd agriculture.

​Saturday 10am-5pm / Sunday: 10am-4pm

Nature Nurtures at Blandy

Join us for our second annual Nature Nurtures event Fall 2019, Saturday, September 14, from 9:30 am to 4 pm. We’ll have vendors, demonstrations, workshops, nature crafts and more! Come spend time at the State Arboretum of Virginia, at the University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm, in Boyce, Virginia.

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