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Despite Rainy Weekend Lots Of Fun Across The Area

[ 0 ] August 18, 2013 |

©2013 Blue Ridge Life Magazine : From hops to mountain music to James Bond era cars, it was a busy weekend across Central Virginia.

Nelson County, VA
The heaviest of rains held off until late Saturday night and Sunday. That made for a cool and perfect day for activities across the Blue Ridge!

Photos By Tyler Rich: If you were anywhere near Wild Wolf Brewing and Zestivities around lunch on Saturday – August 17, 2013 you may have thought James Bond and several of his agents descended.

Dozens and dozens of members from the Shenandoah Valley British Car Club (SVBCC) made a scheduled stop at Wild Wolf Brewing Plaza at the invitation of Don Rich, owner of Zestivities and Home BrewZ.

You can see more of the SVBCC photos from their stop in Nellysford by heading on over to their Facebook page here.

Music Fest Pics By BRLM Photographer Paul Purpura: Later in the day people stomped their feet to the sounds of mountain music at the 8th Annual Mountain Music Festival put on by Wintergreen Performing Arts. Above Blue Highway took the stage Saturday afternoon.

BRLM Publisher Tommy Stafford was the emcee again this year for the daylong event that brings in some of the best talent around in bluegrass, mountain and gospel style music. The tent was packed for most of the 7 hour event. Above The Honeydew Drops were the first performance of the day that kicked off at noon.

Hop Picking Pics by BRLM Photographer Paul Purpura: By Sunday – August 18, 2013 steady rains settled in across the area, but that didn’t stop the hop picking party at Blue Mountain’s Barrel House in Colleen. Above, Jessica Harakal and Glen Hirsh, grad students at UVa pick through the hops.

Stan Driver (R) drives the tractor with a freshly loaded trailer of hops harvested at Blue Mountain Barrel House in Colleen, VA

To see all of the pictures from this past weekend’s events along with many others of the past, click on the image above to head on over to our BRLM Facebook Album Page.

Next weekend will be equally as busy as the Virginia Craft Brewers Festival will take place at Devils Backbone Brewing on Saturday – August 24, 2013.

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