March 2016 Events in Central Virginia

There is always something fun going on near Cabin Creekwood, and March 2016 is no exception. Check out these events featuring food, drama, history, music, pets, and more. There really is something for everyone!

March 4

The Legendary Musical Duo Robin & Linda Williams will perform on Opening Night at the Historic Wayne Theater Ross Performing Arts Center in Waynesboro. This outstanding duo, according to the Washington Post, “…are able to sum up a life in a few details with moving completeness.”

March 5

Chocolate Extravaganza – an event featuring decadent chocolate creations by area confectioners, live music, dancing, beverages, and door prizes. Support the Waynesboro Main Street Community.

March 5 & 19

Sangria Saturday – Join us for a relaxing Saturday from 11-3, with live music, corn hole, and plenty of sangria at the Lazy Days Winery in Amherst

March 5, 13, 18, 23, & 26

The Sea Voyage – This unforgettable adventure, inspired by Shakespeare’s The Tempest, is full of shipwrecks, reunions, a little buried treasure, and unexpected love. Just one of many amazing performances by the players at American Shakespeare Center and the Blackfriars Playhouse. Check out their website for a full schedule.

March 5

Unveiling of Wooly Wilson – Join the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library as we unveil a new exhibit featuring “Wooly the Presidential Sheep.” This exhibit educates children and adults on the flock of sheep that contributed to the war effort in World War I.  Free and open to the public at the WWPL in Staunton.

March 11

Tony Kenny’s Irish Celebration – Celebrate St Patty’s Day early, as one of Ireland’s most beloved artists, Tony Kenny, along with daughter Victoria and Seamus Kennedy, will make an appearance at the Wayne Theater Ross Performing Arts Center in Waynesboro. Kenny has performed on stages as prestigious as Carnegie Hall, and has enthralled audiences across the U.S. in numerous coast to coast tours.

March 12-13, 19-20

The 58th Annual Highland Maple Festival  – Although a little more than an hour’s drive from Cabin Creekwood, the Maple Festival makes a great day-trip. Tours of the maple farms and sugar-making process, entertainment, arts & crafts, and delicious maple foods make this a day to remember. While there, make sure to taste the delicious maple donuts!

March 12-13

Shenandoah Valley Kennel Club Dog Show – One of the premier AKC dog shows in our region, held at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds just south of Harrisonburg, VA.

March 12

Artisan Cheesemaking at Home – A bit of a drive, but well worth it for a fun event. Learn the essentials of artisan cheesemaking at home. Finish off with a cheese-centric meal around the dining room table. near Scottville, VA, about an hour’s drive from Cabin Creekwood.

March 12

Bel Monte Endurance Run – The start and finish of the 12th annual Bel Monte Endurance Run is located just a few short miles away. Test your endurance on this run through the Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with course distances of 25k, 50k, and 50 miles!

March 12

Rock and Worship Road Show – Join artists including Jeremy Camp, Phil Wickham, Family Force 5, Audio Adrenaline, Newsboys, and Mandissa at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville for the 8th annual Rock and Worship Roadshow.

March 14-15

Moscow Festival Ballet presents Swan Lake – at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts in Harrisonburg. This captivating classical ballet features a company of 50 leading dancers from across Russia, with exquisite sets and resplendent costumes.

March 18-20

Blue Ridge Australian Shepherd Dog Show – 6 conformation shows and a Rally Seminar at Expo in Fishersville.

March 18

Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium – Love gardening? The Shenandoah Valley Plant Symposium in Waynesboro is for you. Featuring nationally renowned speakers including: Robert E Lyons, Ph.D. from the University of Delaware; Richard Hawke from the Chicago Botanic Garden; Debbie Roos, NC Cooperative Extension Agriculture Agent; and Rick Crowder, President/GM of Hawksridge Farms. There’s something for the novice gardener to the experienced horticulturist.

March 18

Borealis String Quartet – This string quartet from the University of British Columbia appeared in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, and is renowned as one of the most dynamic ensembles of our time with their “intense, focused style of playing” (Calgary Herald). The future of classical music.

March 19

Elton John – Love him or hate him, Elton John is one of the most influential musicians of modern history. Along with his band, Elton will be at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville for one performance, featuring iconic hits and classic tracks from his five-decade career, and selected music from his upcoming album called Wonderful Crazy Night.

March 19

Spring Arts and Crafts Show – Over 100 vendors descend on the Rockingham Fairgrounds in Harrisonburg for the annual Spring Arts and Crafts Show. You’ll find everything from woodworking to stained glass, from handicrafts to candles, from quilts to jewelry, from handmade soap to country decor, and much, much more.

March 28

Homeschool Day at Montpelier – Mark this day on your calendar, as the doors open per the Madison’s request, on a day specifically designed for homeschool families. Located just over an hour from Cabin Creekwood, you’ll find guided tours of the Madison’s home, an archaeology lab full of artifacts, museum exhibits, and grounds galore. Take a guided hike of our old growth forest, sit in on the Constitutional Convention, read from James’ bookshelf, and play colonial games. You can even enter the James and Dolley Madison First Person Character Contest.

These are just a few of the upcoming events that are scheduled for March 2016. So why not pick an event, then book a cabin at Cabin Creekwood. It’s a great way to combine fun, adventure, learning, and relaxing.