The Richmond Folk Festival continues celebrating the roots, richness and variety of American culture through music, dance, traditional craft and food.
The Richmond Folk Festival features more than 30 performing groups on seven live music stages with continuous music and dance performances, along with a Virginia Folklife demonstration area, children’s activities, a folk arts marketplace, regional and ethnic foods and more.
The FREE three-day festival is expected to be one of the largest events in Virginia, drawing visitors from across the country. The Richmond Folk Festival is produced Venture Richmond in partnership with the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA).
Update: Congratulations to Blenheim Vineyards – winner of the Bring LOVE to Your Winery vote. Thank you to all the wineries who nominated their business as part of this fun promotion. Facebook friends be sure to show these folks the LOVE and visit their wineries for October Virginia Wine Month and throughout the year.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation is out to prove that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation especially during October Virginia Wine Month.
Twenty-three Virginia wineries self-nominated themselves for the Bring LOVE to Your Winery event, where VTC will display our giant LOVE artwork at one winery during October. Which winery is up to you so vote TODAY!
Visitors will be encouraged to take a picture in front of the artwork and share it on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/VirginiaisforLovers or on Twitter, using the special hashtag #LOVEVA.
See the list below of the wineries who nominated themselves for the Bring LOVE to Your Winery event. Vote for your favorite but hurry – the vote closes at 5 pm. VTC will install the artwork at the winning winery where it will be on display throughout October Virginia Wine Month. Go to Virginia.org to learn more about Virginia’s nearly 200 wineries and wine travel in Virginia.
The Virginia Tourism Corporation is out to prove that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation – in a big way!
21 Virginia towns nominated themselves for the VTC Bring Love To Your Town event. Fans of the Virginia is for Lovers Facebook page will decide which town will get the LOVE artwork – a 16 feet wide eight feet tall installation to promote family vacations in Virginia.
Vote for your favorite but hurry – the vote closes at 5 pm on August 18. VTC will install the artwork on August 31 in the winning locality where it will be on display through September.
Thank you to all who voted in the Bring Love to Your Town event. We appreciate your LOVE of Virginia’s travel destinations. Out of the 21 towns who nominated themselves, Abingdon received the most votes and will display the LOVE artwork in September at the Barter Green.
Thanks to all the towns who nominated themselves to showcase that love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation.
Waynesboro – Constitution Park
Kilmarnock – Town of Kilmarnock Town Centre
South Hill – In front of the Norfolk & Western Caboose next to the Depot
Bedford Area Welcome Center
Norfolk Visitor Information Center
Lynchburg – Blackwater Creek Trail
Virginia Beach Visitor Center
Lexington/Buena Vista – First Catch Fish Market
Fredericksburg – Riverfront Park
Bath County – The Jefferson Pools and Visitor Gazebo in Warm Springs
Abingdon – Barter Theatre Green
Franklin & Southampton – Parking lot of EVB Bank
Newport News Visitor Center
Gloucester County Visitor Center, Roane Building
Mathews County – Mathews Court Green
Chesapeake Convention & Visitors Bureau – Great Bridge Lock Park
If you love the beach and great cuisine, then a trip to Virginia Beach is a must this summer. On my recent trip there with some friends, we stayed at the beautiful Sheraton Oceanfront. It had great accommodations and even better views of the beach. The beds were so comfortable and the linens were luxurious. So much so that I asked where they buy them, and I am going to order some for myself. With two relaxing pools and beach front access, what more could you ask for?
A walk along the boardwalk allows you to get exercise and people watch while checking out the scene. You never know what you will stumble upon. There is something that will interest even the most discriminating travelers. The trolley is also a fun and unique way to get around at the beach. It has tons of stops for your convenience.
To top off a fun day in the sun, nothing can beat a great meal, and Virginia Beach has plenty of options. For lunch, Taste Unlimited offers amazing sandwiches as well as other gourmet foods and unique gift baskets. We couldn’t get enough of it, considering we went back every day! If you are interested in a restaurant for the night scene, Catch 31 is the place for you. Whether you go for drinks, appetizers, or a full meal, the energy at the restaurant is electric. Whatever time of day you go you will be guaranteed a good time. The staff is friendly and attentive and willing to offer suggestions that will heighten your experience. Catch 31 features live music during the summer and cozy outdoor fire pits, so no matter what the season, they can always accommodate you.
After all the amazing experiences I had there, I’m definitely planning another trip to Virginia Beach soon!
Plan your Virginia vacation at www.Virginia.org or call 1-800-VISIT-VA to order a Virginia is for Lovers® Travel Guide.