May 2019
May is the time when flowers begin to bloom and garden veggies begin to sprout. We say goodbye to the cold snows of winter and hello to the long sunny days of summer!  There's no better place than Waynesboro for outdoor recreation, and we celebrate with some great annual events,
Where Good Nature Comes Naturally!
Paddling Film Festival
Wednesday, May 1 
Social hour: 6:30-8 PM,  Films begin 8 PM
Basic City Beer Co. 
View the very best paddling films from around the world. The World Tour screens in more than 120 cities around the world and this year Waynesboro is one of them. You'll be inspired to explore rivers, lakes, and oceans, push extremes, embrace paddling culture, and appreciate wild places....maybe notice those right here in our own backyard.

During the Social Hour grab something to eat from Hops Kitchen and one of the fine brews Basic City has to offer. Talk to one of the many businesses and organizations with informational booths about paddling opportunities in the area.  Then kick back and prepare to be amazed by the inspiring paddling films covering the gamut from flatwater to whitewater and canoe to SUP. Films run from 2 minutes to 40 minutes in length. You won't want to miss a second of it.  Cost: $5, tickets available at door day of event. 

Saturday, May 4
10-4:30 PM
River-side at Constitution Park South

This FREE annual event takes place river-side at Constitution Park South in downtown Waynesboro. Activities include Reptile World shows, Stream Safari, presentations by the Wildlife Center of Virginia, Fish and Fun Rodeo, canoe rides, kids arts & crafts, Stream electro-fishing with DGIF and is capped off by the Great South River Duck Race!!  Rain or Shine - No Pets Allowed
Sunday, May 5
Noon - 4:00 PM
Coyner Springs Park 

This is a fun day for our furry friends and their owners, fans, and future owners. There's contests and prizes geared toward your pooch. Pet related vendors and information booths for pet adoption and rescue agencies.  And back again this year will be three high energy performances by the Marvelous Mutts Stunt Show!

Saturdays May 4 - September 28  
9-1 PM
Constitution Park Pavilion
Located along the river at Constitution Park, the Waynesboro Farmer's Market (WFM) aims to create and sustain a vibrant and innovative market that supports local farmers, while extending the benefits of local food to the greater community. At the WFM visitors will find a wide selection of local fruits and vegetables, baked goods, honey, eggs and meat as they enjoy the upbeat atmosphere and friendly faces of dedicated vendors who are committed to serving the community. 
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