Two Breweries Open in Stafford

Stafford congratulates its two newest breweries:   6 Bears and a Goat Brewing Company, located at 1400 International Parkway, and Highmark Brewery, located at 390 Kings Highway!  

  6 Bears & a Goat Brewing Co. is named after its founders (and the mascots of their respective military services).  The six Bears are 20-year retirees from the U.S. Coast Guard, and the Goat is a retiree from the U.S. Navy.  Their Brew House is now open and when their kitchen is finished, they will offer a full menu and table service.

Highmark Brewery is owned by local artist Brandon Newton and a group of family members and friends, including brewer Mark Thorsted.  Open Thursday through Sunday, the brewery offers eight beers on tap and features a rotating food truck schedule.

Newton will teach painting classes at Highmark, and hopes the location will serve "as a fertile space for artists, musicians, painters and writers. It's not just a brewery."
Aquia Landing on Front Cover

Stafford's Aquia Landing is featured on the current cover of Blue & Gray magazine for a feature article about the Potomac River's importance during the Civil War.


Stafford County Parks Meet American History

Rich in American history and natural beauty, Stafford is the perfect backdrop for your next sports event!

Name Our Artisan Trail:  Final Vote

Thanks to all who submitted artisan trail name suggestions these past three months.  The trail's management team narrowed the list down to the 5 most popular.

Please vote by 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 3rd .


Belmont-Ferry Farm Trail Access Completed

Thanks to generous donors and the support and cooperation of Stafford County, The final stage of the Belmont terminus of the county's Belmont-Ferry Farm hiking/biking trail has recently been completed and opened to public use.

Ferry Farm Hosts Two February Events 
George Washington's Birthday:  February 18
Celebrate George Washington's 285th birthday at his boyhood home with fun activities for the whole family, including games, crafts, exhibits, the Stone Throw Challenge (weather permitting), history theater, and birthday cake. 

Archaeology Day:  February 20
For children, families, and lifelong learners, hear firsthand from archaeologists on staff about excavations and the 735,000 artifacts unearthed at George Washington's boyhood home. Enjoy crafts, theater performances, presentations by Muraca the Magnificent - Guru of Glues, and behind-the-scenes visits to the archaeology laboratory. Tour the visitor center exhibits and learn about the Washington house under construction!


Now Playing:  'Million Dollar Quartet'
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts
Through March 5
This 2010 Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning musical dramatizes the now-famous 1956 impromptu recording session at Sun Record Studio in Memphis during which early rock and roll stars Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and Jerry Lee Lewis met and jammed just for fun.


Happy Birthday, Quantico!
Stafford County offers its sincerest congratulations to Marine Corps Base Quantico on its 100th year anniversary as well as 100 years of friendship with Stafford County. Not only has the base been a valuable business partner, generating more than $5 billion annually into the area economy, it has been an excellent community partner.

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