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This Past Weekend A Busy One In Nelson : 5.18.09

[ 3 ] May 18, 2009 |
©2009 NCL Magazine : It was dancing, games, wine and music at the 7th annual Band Fair this past Saturday at Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery.

©2009 NCL Magazine : It was dancing, games, wine and music at the 7th annual Band Fair this past Saturday at Cardinal Point Vineyard & Winery.

Nelson County, Virginia
All photos ©2009 NCL Magazine

You needed a fast car and a map to keep up with everything going on this past weekend in Nelson County, Virginia. Thankfully the weather cooperated perfectly with rains not moving in until nearly dark Saturday allowing everyone the chance to get their outdoor events completed.

It's the 7th year in a row for Band Fair that raises money for North Branch School in Afton, Virginia.

It's the 7th year in a row for Band Fair that raises money for North Branch School in Afton, Virginia.

Laura seems to be a very happy person! Oh! She's at a winery!

Laura seems to be a very happy person! Oh! She's at a winery!

Photo By Paul Purpura : ©2009 NCL Magazine : Leave the valley and head up to Devil's Knob and that's where you found the annual Wildflower Symposium underway over at Wintergreen Nature Foundation.

Photo By Paul Purpura : ©2009 NCL Magazine : Leave the valley and head up to Devil's Knob and that's where you found the annual Wildflower Symposium underway over at Wintergreen Nature Foundation.

The annual Spring event celebrates the natural history and the prehistoric cultural heritage of the area. Above, Doug Coleman, Executive Director of TWNF talks to a group this past weekend.

The annual Spring event celebrates the natural history and the prehistoric cultural heritage of the area. Above, Doug Coleman, Executive Director of TWNF talks to a group this past weekend.

Back in the valley it was bluegrass all afternoon long at The Rockfish Valley Volunteer FD's Bluegrass Festival featuring; The Mississippi Leg Hound, Little Mountain Boys, James River Cut-Ups, and The Dixie Blue.

Back in the valley it was bluegrass all afternoon long at The Rockfish Valley Volunteer FD's Bluegrass Festival featuring; The Mississippi Leg Hound, Little Mountain Boys, James River Cut-Ups, and The Dixie Blue.

It was a great afternoon of bluegrass music at RVVFD, and a great day for some cool watermelon slices in the hot sun!

It was a great afternoon of bluegrass music at RVVFD, and a great day for some cool watermelon slices in the hot sun!

Just south of Lovingston at Oakland Museum the summer series remembering the upcoming 40th anniversary of Hurricane Camille continued. Above, Philip Kerl, sings a song he wrote about the August 1969 catastrophe.

Just south of Lovingston at Oakland Museum the summer series remembering the upcoming 40th anniversary of Hurricane Camille continued. Above, Philip Kerl, sings a song he wrote about the August 1969 catastrophe.

Oakland VP, Woody Greenberg, talks to attendees at Saturday's program. The series continues through the summer with the events culminating at a special presentation on August 20th at Nelson County High School.

Oakland VP, Woody Greenberg, talks to attendees at Saturday's program. The series continues through the summer with the events culminating at a special presentation on August 20th at Nelson County High School.

It was also the weekend for the annual Nelson Historical Home Tour. Oakland was one of the places on the trail this year. Above, Russ Reid chats with a couple on the tour.

It was also the weekend for the annual Nelson Historical Home Tour. Oakland was one of the places on the trail this year. Above, Russ Reid chats with a couple on the tour.

Countless folks either showed up for the home tour, the Hurricane Camille program, or both!

Countless folks either showed up for the home tour, the Hurricane Camille program, or both!

Back in the Rockfish Valley, folks packed Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton Sunday to hear Trent Wagler & The Steel Wheels.

Back in the Rockfish Valley, folks packed Blue Mountain Brewery in Afton Sunday to hear Trent Wagler & The Steel Wheels.

While sipping on their favorite brews, they were entertained to the sounds of roots, bluegrass, and Americana.

While sipping on their favorite brews, they were entertained to the sounds of roots, bluegrass, and Americana.

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  1. Oh my goodness, you were in the car a lot this weekend. A classic hectic schedule…
    Elizabeth

  2. Bonnie Holliday says:

    Thank you for working your magic with the weather on Saturday – look at the sun shining at all of these events!

  3. Tommy says:

    Wish I could take credit for it Bonnie, but soooooooooooooooo glad the rain held off! Great Band Fair this year! And all of the other events as well. Just hope we can miss the predicted frost tonight! -T-

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