“String “in the new year with nationally-known bluegrass band Anderson-Strickland at the historic Tanglewood Ordinary Restaurant in Goochland County along the 35 Mile Drive.
Hailing from Troutdale, Virginia, Gerald Anderson and Spencer Strickland are renowned as makers of “Crooked Road” guitars. Their handcrafted mandolins and guitars are sought after by musicians all over the county. The best in class, 5 member bluegrass band has twice entertained audiences on “Song of the Mountains” at the historic Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. With searing instrumentation and soaring harmonies, Anderson and Strickland play with an exuberance and joy that is infectious. Whether jamming in the sawdust of their instrument shop, on stage or in the studio, they bring it every time.
Spend an evening in the country, go west and get your grass on!
Within thirty minutes from Richmond, Tanglewood is a destination in an of itself. Family-style dining. Dinner served up to 7:30. Steamed spriced shrimp among their famous sides and additional entrees. Advance reservations for whole tables (4 and up) available at $40 per person which includes dinner, music, regular beverages, dessert, tax and tip. Beer and wine available, champagne by request.
The Rassawek Spring Jubilee Heritage & Wine Festival is coming May 21-22! You won’t want to miss Goochland’s new festival. With six Virginia wineries (including host Byrd Cellars) on hand for tastings and tours, several music stages, kid’s activities, antique cars and farm equipment, steamboats, fishing rodeo, early homesteading demonstrations, arts and crafts, home-cooked food….there is truly something for everyone!!
Perhaps the biggest draw is the location itself. Perched high on a hill overlooking the James River, with views of Goochland, Fluvanna and Cumberland, Rassawek is home to a vineyard and a village of salvaged structures that create a beautiful rustic atmosphere unlike any other.
Leading up to the big event, 35 Mile Drive is giving away tickets via a Twitter treasure hunt. Follow us on Twitter @35miledrive and look for the clues as they are posted. Follow the clues to the hidden tickets ($40 value!) We are hiding these tickets all over Goochland…so stay tuned!
Tickets are $20 per adult (couples are $35) for admission to the Wine festival and Heritage show. Heritage show only is $10. So…put on your thinking cap!
The Spring Jubilee Heritage & Wine Festival at Rassawek in Goochland County will be May 21-22. Enjoy Byrd Cellars and six other Virginia wineries, a variety of music stages including bluegrass, old time, blues and country, traditional arts and crafts, antique cars and farm equipment, fishing derby, wholesome food, early American homesteading demonstrations including hearth cooking, canning, spinning and bee keeping, 4H livestock show and children’s activites.
Tickets for the wine festival and heritage festival are $20 for adults/ $35 a couple. Tickets to the heritage festival only are $10. Children 12& under are free.
Follow us on Twitter (@35miledrive) to join in the ticket treasure hunt! Follow the clues to find your own tickets to the event compliments of the 35 Mile Drive Association! Stay tuned for the first clue.
Make a note….The children’s costume contest and party portion of the Monster Mash & Music Fest is from 4 pm to 5 pm. Starting at 5 pm (until close) enjoy live music, wine and beer, coffee, smoothies, cafe food and Halloween festivities. Costumes encouraged! Visit www.whitehawkmusiccafe.com for more information.
Only 12 days until the 35 Mile Drive Courthouse Village Fair! Here’s the latest scoop…
Saturday, October 30- Spend a day in the country, exploring the Goochland Courthouse Village on foot for a day of family fun and adventure! Pick up a map at any location below.
Find farm fresh produce and products at the nationally ranked Goochland Farmers’ Market (12th in the country and the final market of the season) from 9 a.m. to noon. 2955 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063
Shop for fine arts & crafts at Arts on the Lawn from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 2938 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063
Visit with Lord General Cornwallis for a special historic-themed children’s program called “General Howe’s Dog.” Meet the famous beagle from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the Courthouse lawn.
Experience Oktoberfest at Nadolski’s Butcher Shop from noon to 4 p.m. Wine, beer, food tastings, local producers, live bluegrass music. 2913 River Road West, Goochland, VA 23063
Shake a leg at Monster Mash & Music Fest at the White Hawk Music Cafe. Children’s costume contest and party from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Live music, refreshments and Halloween festivities until close.