ISSUE 17 – AUGUST 2022
August Events in Bath County
Featuring Music, Food, Cars & More
Foodlore Fridays airstream
Foodlore Fridays

continues each week through Labor Day Weekend. Foodlore Fridays is a celebration of food, farmers and community. It takes place at Oakley Farm in Warm Springs on Fridays from 4 – 7 pm.
performance at Garth Newel
Garth Newel Music Center
has live performances and programs each weekend in August. Discover world-class chamber music in an intimate setting.
Homestead Va Wine Experience
The Virginia Wine Experience
at The Omni Homestead features the Williamsburg Winery on August 5 – 6. Enjoy tastings, conversation with the vintner and a five-course dinner.
Bacova Beer flight
Bacova Beer
in Hot Springs has live music scheduled for August 13. There are always fun things happening at Bacova Beer, including bingo and trivia. Check their website for last minute additions.
Wings & Wheels
Wings & Wheels
is a combination car show and acrobatic air show. It’s held at the most scenic airport you’ll ever see. Ingalls Field in Hot Springs is the highest general aviation airport east of the Mississippi. The 12th Annual Wings & Wheels is on Saturday, August 27.
With so many great special events happening in August, you’ll definitely need to stay a few extra days to relax and experience the every day joys of Bath County, like the unique lodging options, a visit to a spa, a round of golf on a championship course and sampling some of the county’s finest restaurants.
Update on Warm Springs Pools
Homestead Warm Spring Pools rendering
ladies bath reconstruction
The restoration of the historic bathhouses in Warm Springs has been a painstaking process, but the progress is clearly visible to all who drive by on Sam Snead Highway. After being delayed by COVID, the $3 million project got underway in September 2021.

Formerly known as the Jefferson Pools, they are being re-named The Warm Springs Pools. The Omni Homestead Resort anticipates completion of the renovation by the end of 2022. An exact reopening date and details about hours of operation have not been announced. Follow us on Facebook to stay informed of the progress on this important historic renovation.

*Note: main photo is an Artist's Rendering
Explore the Back Roads
motorcycle ride in Bath County
Bath County is a popular destination for motorcycle touring. It has been featured in Blue Ridge Motorcyling and mentioned in Back Roads magazine and is included in a suggested motorcycle route on Riders love the unspoiled scenery and peaceful back roads. Most of all, riders know they will always be welcomed with genuine hospitality here in Bath County.

Get a free brochure with maps and descriptions of five spectacular loop rides, or view the brochure online.
History on Display
informational signage at The Gristmill
The team at Preservation Bath is helping residents and visitors to understand the rich history of Warm Springs. The group has installed several display panels that offer insights into the growth of the village, local industry and historic buildings. So far, displays can be found at the Old Dairy Complex, Inn at Warm Springs, Payne House near the Gristmill, and Webb’s General Store.
Bath Instagram
Stay informed of news, offers, special events and more by following Bath County on Facebook and Instagram
Bath County Plein Air Festival painting
The annual Bath County Plein Air Festival takes place September 26 – October 2, 2022. For seven days, artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Make reservations early.