Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair July 29 - Aug. 7

Fredericksburg Weekend Calendar July 29 – 31

by | Jul 28, 2016 | Events

Compiled by Susan Larson. Image courtesy of Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair.

A selection of special events in the Fredericksburg region for the weekend of July 29 – 31, 2016. Click the hyperlinks for more details.

Fredericksburg Summer Restaurant Week
July 29 through August 8, 2016
“Two for $20” specials at 24 participating restaurants in downtown Fredericksburg.

Fredericksburg Agricultural Fair
Friday, July 29 – Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.
Fredericksburg Fairgrounds, 2400 Airport Ave., Fredericksburg
Rides, games, shows, animals, music, food, and fun for the entire family.
$6 – $8 admission.

Family Fun Campfire
Fridays July 29, 7 – 8 p.m.
Lake Anna State Park, 6800 Lawyers Rd., Spotsylvania, Va. — at the Campfire Ring
Join the ranger for music, stories and more around a campfire. You never know what surprises are in store and of course, there will be marshmallows to roast.
If weather is unsuitable, the program may be cancelled. Call the Visitor Center at (540) 854-6245 by 5 p.m. to check on program status.

History at Sunset
Friday, July 29, 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Becky Oakes & Eric Mink: Old War, New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps at Spotsylvania. Meet at the McCoull house site, Tour Stop 5, Spotsylvania Battlefield.
Visitors are advised to be prepared for walking trails and fields—so wear sturdy shoes, and bring water and bug repellant. Visitors should also bring a small flashlight for use in the low-light conditions at the end of each program.

Sounds of Summer Concert Series
Friday, July 29, 7 – 9 p.m.
Historic Market Square at 907 Princess Anne St. in downtown Fredericksburg.
July 29 – University of Mary Washington Faculty Jazz Trio

Art in the Park
Saturday, July 30, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Hurkamp Park, 500 William St., Fredericksburg.
A showcase of local artists during the Fredericksburg Farmers Market.

Fossil Hike at Westmoreland State Park
Saturday, July 30, 3 to 4 p.m.
Westmoreland State Park, 145 Cliff Road, Montross, Va. 22520
Do sharks live in the Potomac? Find out on this hike to fossil beach. Discover the remnants of Westmoreland’s ancient history, fossils, and where to find them. Be prepared to get your feet wet.

Bluemont Summer Concert Series
Saturday, July 31, 7:30 p.m.
Maury Stadium, located at Hanover Street and Kenmore Avenue in downtown Fredericksburg.
In the event of bad weather the concert will be held at James Monroe High School, 2300 Washington Ave., Fredericksburg.
This week it’s Furnace Mountain Band performing alternative folk.
$5 per person, $4 for Bluemont Friends, $2 for kids under 12.

Battlefield Campfire Program
Saturday, July 30, 8 – 9 p.m.
Sunken Road, next to the Fredericksburg Battlefield Visitor Center, 1013 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg.
Programs will explore the realities of darkness on the battlefields, the role of animals in the war—mascots, mounts, and pets—and the history of the National Park Service itself.
Visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and flashlights. The program is family (and pet) friendly, free of charge, and open to the public.

Belmont Guided Woodland Hike
Sunday, July 31, 2 p.m.
Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, 224 Washington St., Fredericksburg.
Conducted by Virginia Master Naturalists, these informative walks cover a mile of trails in both woodlands and fields and also touch on the historic ruins of Belmont’s past. Please wear sturdy footwear. Meet outside the Visitor Center.

Civil War Genealogy Workshop
Sunday, July 31, 2 – 5 p.m.
Salem Church Branch, 2607 Salem Church Rd, .Fredericksburg
National Park Service Historian Beth Parnicza will lead a Civil War genealogy workshop. Drop in anytime, and visit the various stations set up to guide your research. These workshops are part of the National Park Service’s Find Your Park initiative, celebrating their centennial.

Fredericksburg’s Live Music Calendar July 26 – August 2

This Week in Culpeper July 27 – August 2

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