With 100+ likes on Facebook the, Good Times, Tastes, and Traditions, celebration is sure to be a good time! Held at the Frontier Culture Museum in nearby Staunton, this two-day event will keep you entertained and culturally fulfilled. Trust me, it’s a guaranteed good time considering the Chamber of Commerce pulls out all the stops for this traditional celebration of culture.
With two days of nonstop fun, the activity options are endless. Although I’m sure you’ll discover plenty to do on your own, here are 7 highly recommended activities to check out while enjoying this year’s festival.
1. Kid Contests
Do you have children ages 5-13? Do they enjoy coloring? If so, download the flag from the event website, print it out, and have your son or daughter color it. Bring their creative artwork to the festival and they will be entered to win one of two coloring contests!
2. Shop Till You Drop!
Selling everything from oils and vinegars to trinkets and jewelry, a multitude of vendors will have something special for you. Bask in the sunshine and feel like a kid, trolling through the grass in search of the items that call out to you. With vendors from all different cultures, the goods are vastly unique and will become those special statement pieces you treasure, telling the story of how they came to be time and time again.
3. Indulge in Art
Highly awarded watercolor artist, Linda Patrick, will have her artwork for sale. Never purchased an original piece of artwork before? Linda Patrick is a great artist to start with. Her paintings of scenic landscapes and charming snow capped farmhouses will hang in your home, forever reminding you of good times.
4. Petting Zoo
Take your kids out on the farm! At this Fall Celebration there are many different types of animals waiting to make pals out of you and your family. There is a different and special house representing all five cultures, each one with a unique farm full of animals, allowing imaginations to run wild alongside cute little piglets and other sweet creatures.
5. Indulge in Some Wine
With over 18 different wineries scheduled to be in attendance, you can sample wine until you can’t taste the differences anymore! If you’re not into wine, there are 18 beer vendors waiting to show you why their beer is the best.
Attend some of the scheduled seminars and become a wine and/or beer elitist, knowing the finer art to alcohol will make you stand out at your next social outing.
6. Calories Don’t Count on Vacation!
And good thing they don’t, because at this cultural celebration there will be a wide variety of food stands on site, each one selling a mouthwatering delicacy from a different culture.
Sample comfort foods from England, Germany, Ireland, and West Africa. If none of these foreign dishes touch the spot, the vendor Market on Main has your back, serving classic American meals, like BBQ Chicken.
7. Square Dance!
Throughout the festival, look out for the Circle Eight Square Club, they will be hosting a number of square dances. Operating for nearly 50 years, this team of traditional western style dancers will get your feet moving in the right direction! You and your family will be laughing up a storm as you each try and master the moves.