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February 14, 2017 (Sat.) 7:00 PM   Palladio Restaurant at Barboursville Vineyards

Valentine’s Day Dinner 
Enjoy a five course feast paired with Barboursville wines.  Reservation required. 

April 22, 2017 (Sat.) Palladio at Barboursville Vineyards
"An Evening with Morels"
Reservations required in advance.

April 22 - 29, 2017 Garden Club of Virginia Historic Garden Week

April 22 (Sat.) 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM  Orange Tour
Each spring visitors are welcomed to more than 250 of Virginia's most beautiful gardens, homes and historic landmarks during "America's Largest Open House." This 8-day statewide event provides visitors a unique opportunity to see unforgettable gardens at the peak of Virginia's springtime color, as well as beautiful houses sparkling with over 2,000 fabulous flower arrangements created by Garden Club of Virginia members.

Tickets: $25 in advance & $30 per person on tour day.

May 3 - 7, 2017 (Wed. - Sun.) Inn at Westwood Farm - Yoga in the Barn
Honor your mind and your body by gifting it with serenity at the Inn at Westwood Farm. Join us for the weekend or drop in for one of our classes.
Classes each morning at 8:00 AM and again at 5:30 PM.

May 6 - 7 , 2017 (Sat. & Sun.) Montpelier Wine Festival
On the grounds of James Madison's Montpelier
Enjoy wine tasting from over 20 of Virginia Vineyards and culinary exhibitions all weekend long.

April - June 2017  Dinner and Concert Series at The Market at Grelen
The Market at Grelen kicks off their Summer music series featuring local artists. After taking a trail walk, picking blueberries, perusing the plants and shopping in their market, stay a while longer and relax under the stars with dinner and music. Dinner & performance hours: 5:30pm-8:00pm

May 6, 2017 (Sat.) 153rd Anniversary of the Battle of the Wilderness
History buffs unite!  The anniversary commemoration will include living history re-enactors giving presentations on a myriad of activities that took place at Ellwood during the Battle of the Wilderness.
Hours 10am - 5pm at Ellwood Manor  

May 14 thru August Bull Riding Rodeo
Hours - Gates open at 5:30pm, Bull Riding at 7:30pm
Oakland Heights Farm has live bull riding!

May 20, 2017 (Sat.) Gordonsville Fried Chicken Festival
Hours 11am-7pm
Gordonsville is famous for its fried chicken, which was served to passengers of trains stopping in town during the late 19th and early 20th centuries by local women carrying platters of the delicacy on their heads. Nationally-known at that time, Gordonsville's fried chicken earned the town the nickname of "chicken-leg center of the universe". To celebrate this special heritage, the Town of Gordonsville will hold its Famous Fried Chicken Festival on Saturday, May 20, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Gordonsville Fire Company Fair Grounds. The event will feature a fried chicken and pie contest, wine garden, and numerous craft and artisan vendors.
Location: Gordonsville Fire Company Fairgrounds

May 27, 2017 (Sat.) Liberty Mills Farm Strawberry Festival
Celebrate strawberry season with Strawberry Fest at Liberty Mills Farm. Pick your own strawberries and sample jams, jellies, and preserves or try a fresh strawberry sundae.

June 17, 2017 (Sat.) The Annual Trashy Ribs & Blues Festival
Sponsored by the Orange Downtown Alliance.  Train Station in Downtown Orange
Dash for Trash Town Litter Clean-up then enjoy Ribs & Blues Festival.

September 2017 date to be announced (Wed. - Sun.)  Inn at Westwood Farm - Yoga in the Barn
Honor your mind and your body by gifting it with serenity at the Inn at Westwood Farm. Join us for the weekend or drop in for one of our classes.
Classes each morning at 8:00 AM and again at 5:30 PM.

September 9, 2017 (Sat.) Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello
The 10th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival, hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in partnership with Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and Seed Savers Exchangecelebrates Jefferson’s legacy in a fun, affordable, family-oriented, educational event promoting gardening, sustainability, local food, and the preservation of heritage plants.

November 5 through March James Madison's Montpelier

Closed for restoration work 3 - 13 January 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Winter hours
*First tour begins at 11:00 AM. Last tour is at 3:00 PM.
Discounted tour tickets and tour reservations available when you book your room reservation at Westwood.
Montpelier was home to President James Madison, Father of the Constitution and Architect of the Bill of Rights, and Dolley Madison, America’s first "First Lady".
The Montpelier estate sits on 2600 acres and features the mansion, gardens, historic buildings, exhibits, archaeological sites, and forests trails. Spend an hour or two—or a full day with family and friends—strolling the grounds, picnicking, and learning more about the Constitution, James Madison, and Montpelier.

November 4, 2017 (Sat.) Montpelier Races

Located on the grounds of James Madison's Montpelier

Spend the weekend at the Inn at Westwood Farm and enjoy all the festivities of the this wonderful event. Join us for a tailgate party on the rail.
Call Inn at Westwood Farm, 540.661.1293 to make your reservations for 2017.

December 2, 2017 (Sat.) James Madison's Montpelier-Christmas Tour
Make Montpelier part of your holiday season!  Explore the home of James and Dolley Madison by candlelight and learn about 19th-century Christmas customs of the early American republic. Visitors are invited to delight in light refreshment, wine, and wassail and enjoy holiday music, caroling, and dancing. Tour the mansion by candlelight for a very special introduction to the holiday season for you and your family.  

December 2, 2017 (Sat.) The Market at Grelen Enchanted Extravaganza
Local Artisans, Wreath making workshop, fresh Christmas trees, music, holiday cheer, hot cider and fire pits.

December 8 - 11, 2016   Joseph "Abe" Leisch Civil War Auction

If Civil War relics are your interest, then the Joseph "Abe" Leisch Civil War Auction of incredible civil war artifacts will be your special holiday treat. Come down for the 2-day preview (Thursday and Friday, December 8th and 9th) followed by the auction on December 10th and 11th. Thwill be held at Gibson Auction House right here in Orange. The Inn at Westwood Farm will be offering very special rates for auction attendees! Please call the Inn directly for your reservations and tell us you are going to the auction for the special rate.

December 10, 2016 (Sat.) Palladio Resataurant at Barboursville Vineyards
"The Octagon" Four course feast by Chef Spencer Crawford.
Reservations required in advance.

December 31, 2016 (Sat.) Palladio Restaurant at Barboursville Vineyards

"New Year's Eve Dinner and Celebration" Five course feast by Chef Spencer Crawford

Reservations required in advance.





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