Tourism and Special Events Consultant Tramia Jackson (L) and Business Development Administrator Rick Colbert (R) present Restaurant Week Grand Prize Winner Al Michaels (center) with his 2 tickets to Riverside Dinner Theater.  Congratulations Al!
Linda Schneider is the lucky Restaurant Week winner of the Stafford County Gift Basket by Olde Virgina Gourmet & Gifts.
Congratulations Linda!
National Take a Hike Day
November 14, 10-11am


Join Stafford Parks and Recreation as they take a leisurely walk on the Belmont-Ferry Farm Trail through Pratt and Brooks Parks and the Historic Port of Falmouth to celebrate National Take a Hike Day! Meet at the John Lee Pratt Memorial Park's playground. Rain or Shine; Free, Registration not required. 

Wedding Sneak Peek
Potomac Point Vineyard and Winery
Sunday, November 8, 1-3 pm

Attend this free event to learn more about one of Stafford's premier wedding facilities.

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Patawomeck Annual Craft Show
Saturday, November 7, 9am-3pm
Bethel Baptist Church


Start your holiday shopping early at this craft show featuring handcrafted items by local artisans. Native American items, baked goods, raffles and more!

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OBJECTS TELL A STORY AT WHITE OAK CIVIL WAR MUSEUM 
 
During the Civil War, 140,000 soldiers were encamped in Stafford County as war raged around them, a reality that had tremendous impact on the area's land and people.

If you're trying to wrap your head around the gravity of this time period, or if you are tracing the path of an ancestor who fought in a Civil War regiment that was in the Fredericksburg area during the war, a must on your to-do list is the White Oak Civil War Museum and Research Center.

Did you know the New York Times highlighted White Oak Museum in a story about lesser-known Civil War sites?

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Wineries on the Rise

Wine sales have increased statewide and Stafford winery visitation is up. 

Virginia ranks fifth among states by number of wineries with more than 275.  Virginia is also the the nation's fifth-largest wine grape producer.

Virginia wineries sold more than 524,000 cases of wine in fiscal year 2015, representing upwards of 6.5 million bottles, compared to a little more than 515,000 cases the previous year.
Sales of Virginia wine have increased by 26 percent since fiscal year 2010 while sales at wineries increased 6.3 percent.

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40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Gari Melchers Home & Studio
Nov 15, 10am - 4 pm  
Help mark Belmont's opening 40 years ago with 1975 admission rates and refreshments, 75 cents for adults and 50 cents for children under 18.
 
NEW GARI MELCHERS BOOK
Available soon at the Belmont Museum Shop 
Selected Works by Gari Melchers: From the Collection of Gari Melchers Home and Studio is a 100+ page book featuring more than 80 of Melchers' paintings.  Available Nov 15.