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Fill Your Weekend With Something Festive!

Fall festivals and activities to keep you and the little ones entertained throughout the weekend!

Spooktacular Fall Festival

Friday 10/18

5:00-8:00 pm

John Tyler Community College – 800 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian 23114

Free event open to the public. Fun activities for all ages, including a haunted house, trick-or-treat trail, crafts, games, & more!

Trunk or Treat

Friday 10/18

5:30-7:00 pm

YMCA – 9211 Patterson Ave, Henrico

Free admission

DJ, Games, hayrides, face painting, balloon artist,  & trick-or-treating.

Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival

Saturday 10/19

12:00-6:00 pm

Arthur Ashe Blvd

Free event open to the public. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, kids’ area, & costume contests (pets included!)

Fall Festival & Pop Up Shop

Saturday 10/19

8:00 am-2:00 pm

American Family Fitness Virginia Center Commons – 10101 Brook Rd, Suite 100, Glen Allen 23059

Trunk or Treat, Halloween games, & pop up shop (main lobby).

Braehead Fall Farm Festival

Saturday 10/19 & Sunday 10/20

9:00 am -6:00 pm

Braehead Farm – 1130 Tyler Street, Fredricksburg 22401

Visit with the Great Pumpkin, Hayrides, corn maze, sunflower walk, scavenger hunt, farm animals, playgrounds, & more!

$9.00 (+ tax) per person. 2 & under free.

Sweater Weather Puppy Party

Sunday 10/20

12:00-:6:00 pm

Hardywood Park Craft Brewery – 2408 Ownby Lane, Richmond 23220

Support Richmond Animal Care & Control! Meet adoptable dogs! Live music, food trucks, raffles to benefit RACC, vendors, pumpkin painting, caricatures, & more!

Goblins & Gourds

Sunday 10/20

10:00 am -3:00 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – 1800 Lakeside Ave, Henrico 23228

Regular Garden Admission

Fun for the entire family! Pumpkin painting, live music, snacks, scarecrow stuffing, & more.

Trick-or-Treat Street

Sunday 10/20

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

University of Richmond – 28 West Hampton Way, Richmond 23173

Free admission. Food available for purchase.

Student led event benefiting the Ronald McDonald House. Enjoy bouncy houses, a petting zoo, straw maze, haunted forest, face painting, photo booth, & more.

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Upcoming Yard Sales

Are you looking to spruce up your fall wardrobe? Maybe you’re on the hunt for some new holiday décor? VCRG has got you covered! We have compiled a list of upcoming yard sales in the area. Whatever your needs, you are sure to find something to take home!

Antiques & Collectibles

September 27 & 28

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

13600 Swale Lane, Midlothian

A variety of antiques & collectibles!

Yard Sale

September 27 & 28

8:00 am -3:00 pm

3791 Maidens Road, Powhatan

Roosters, Christmas décor, glassware, & more.

Business Moving Sale

September 27, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 28, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

8500 Glazebrook Ave, Lakeside VA

Plantation Shutters, tools furniture, antique pool table, artwork, glassware, desks, shelving, & more.

Multi Family Yard Sale

September 27 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

September 28 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

5120 Old Forester Lane, Glen Allen

CD’s, Vinyl LP’s, womens/mens/kids clothing, shoes, toys, household items, bedding, picture frames, & small furniture.

Yard Sale

September 28

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

8737 Trevillian Road, Richmond

Womens/Teen clothing, jewelry, wreaths, scrapbooking items, & a variety of household items.

Vintage & Collectibles

September 28

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

13506 Corapeake Pl, Chesterfield

Variety of vintage & collectible items.

Garage Sale

September 28

7:00 am -2:00 pm

1907 Thornbury Ct, Richmond

New clothing & houseware.

Neighborhood Yard Sale

September 28

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Old Mountain Rd/Benjamin Hill Court, Glen Allen

Kids/mens/womens clothes, toys, baby gear, tools, furniture, shoes, bikes, household items, books, arts & crafts supplies, & more!

Multi Family/Neighborhood Yard Sale

September 28

8:00 am -12:00 pm

2901 Grand Oaks Pl, Richmond

Clothes, yard tools, furniture, crafting supplies, musical instruments, sporting equipment, books, shoes, jewelry, handbags, glassware, bicycles, baby items, games, toys, & more!

Tools & More

September 28

9:00 am – 2:00 pm

11100 E Langham Ct, Richmond

Mechanic tools, drill bits, taps, dyes, tool boxes, & household items.

Large Yard Sale

September 28

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Variety of household items, Christmas décor, craft items, antiques, picture frames, shoes & more!

Huge Yard Sale

September 28

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

2024 Esquire Rd, Richmond

Tools, furniture, household items, & antiques.

Huge Garage Sale

September 28

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

5104 Hawks Beak Court, Glen Allen

Tables, chairs, curtains, appliances, clothes, toys, & decorations.

Chesdin Community Yard Sale

September 28

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

21801 Lake Chesdin Pkwy, Chesterfield

Over a dozen homes participating. Items include tools, décor crafts, garden items, clothes, exercise equipment, & linens.

Board Game Sale

October 5

11:30 am -1:30 pm

13000 Gayton Road, Richmond

60+ games available for sale. Sell or swap your unwanted games.

Multi Family Yard Sale

October 5

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

2345 Wrens Nest Rd, Richmond

All proceeds benefit The Settlers Landing Recreational Association. Bake sale, childrens toys/clothes, yard equipment, household items & more!

Downsizing/Moving Sale

October 5

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

8125 Elmart Ct, Richmond

Solid Oak Lionhead Bar, camping gear, wall décor, large mirrors, tall and small bookcases, paintings, electric/battery lawn mower, weed wacker, ladder, kitchen gear & more.

Ladies Auxiliary Bishop Ireton Council Yard Sale

October 5

7:00 am -12:00 pm

3300 Old Courthouse Rd, Richmond

Many items under $1. Clothes, toys, furniture, & more!

Lynnhaven Academy Community Yard Sale

October 19

7:30 am – 2:00 pm

1000 Westover Hills Blvd, Richmond

Food, raffle, & bargains.

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Fall Events & Activities

Sweater weather, falling leaves, the return of the pumpkin spice latte- just a few reasons we are so excited for fall! To prepare for the upcoming season, we have created a list of local fall events. So, pour yourself a mug of hot cider and check out these awesome fall themed activities perfect for the entire family!

Carters Mountain Apple Harvest Celebration

September – November

Call ahead for hours

1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Food, wine tasting, apple cider slushies, hayrides, apple picking, & more!

Fall Festival at Gallmeyer Farm

September 28 & 29

10:00 am – 5:00pm

4506 Millers Lane, Richmond, VA 23231

Free Admission

Bounce house, hay rides, pony rides, straw bale maze, pumpkin picking, live music, craft vendors, food vendors & more!

Festival Of The Grapes

October 5, 2019

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

3887 Old Buckingham Rd, Powhatan, VA 23139

Adults 21+ $25.00

Youth 13-20 $15.00

Under 12 Free

Enjoy 25+ Virginia wineries, live music, 100+ vendors, food trucks & more!

Fall Fest at Woods Tree Farm

October 5 & 6

10:00 am- 5:00 pm

13941 Clementown Rd, Amelia Court House, VA 23112

$5 online

$6 gate

Kids under 3 Free

Hayrides, bonfire, marshmallow roasting, local vendors, pumpkin picking, & more!

RVA Street Eats Fall Festival

October 6, 2019

12:00-6:00 pm

Acca Shrine Center

1712 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, VA 23227

$10 general admission

12 & under Free

$35 VIP Ticket includes premier parking, two $5 Food tokens, two beverage tokens, & access to VIP lounge

Food trucks, beverages, live music, local vendors, & activities.

Crozet Fall Arts & Crafts Festival

October 12 & 13

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Claudius Crozet Park
1075 Claudius Crozet Park, Crozet, VA 22932

Adults $7

Children Free

Crafts, live entertainment, beer wine, food, children’s area, & more!

Gourds, Goblets & Ghouls Festival

October 12 & 13

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Hanover Vegetable Farm

13580 Ashland Road, Ashland, VA 23005

Check out their website for information on pricing

Live music, wine, beer, 40+ vendors, hay rides, corn maze, pumpkin picking & more! After the festival, stick around for the RedVein Haunted House.

Fall Fest at West Broad Village

October 13, 2019

1:00-4:00 pm

The Pad at West Broad Village

2301 Old Brick Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Free Admission

Pet Costume Contest, pumpkin carving, face painting, live music, automobile show, & more!

Scott’s Addition Pumpkin Festival

October 19, 2019

12:00-6:00 pm

1119 N. Boulevard Ave, Richmond, VA 23230

Local music, craft beer, food, & a costume contest! Dress up yourself, your kids, or your pets!

Goblins & Gourds

October 20, 2019

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228

$13/Adults, $11/Seniors 55+, $8/Children 3-12. Children under 3 free. FREE for Members

Live music, pumpkin painting & story telling. Enjoy demos of pumpkin carving vermiculture & blacksmithing.

Innsbrook Pumpkin Palooza

October 26, 2019

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Innsbrook Pavilion

4901 Lake Brook Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Free Admission

Pumpkin toss, children’s costume contest & parade, doggie costume contest, pumpkin painting, pumpkin bowling, food trucks, beverages, battle of the bands, kids zone, pony rides, petting zoo & more! Proceeds to benefit Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation.

Oktoberfest at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

October 26, 2019

11:00 am-4:00 pm

1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond, VA 23228

$13/Adults, $11/Seniors 55+, $8/Children 3-12. Children under 3 free. FREE for Members

Live music, games, prizes, food & beer! Bring canned food donations to benefit the foodbank at FeedMore.

Richmond Cider Celebration

November 9, 2019

11:00 am-4:00 pm

1320 Summit Ave, Richmond VA

Cider, Food, Live Music & Local Artisans Vendors.

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YARD SALES

Fall is fast approaching, time to freshen up your home & wardrobe! Check out these local yard sales for some new pieces as we transition to cooler months.

 

Friday 8/16

Saturday 8/17

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

4925 Crispin Ct, Richmond VA

Furniture, area, area rugs, & more.

 

 

Friday 8/23

Saturday 8/24

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

9424 Telegraph Run Lane, Glen Allen VA

Moving Sale – Books, antique furniture, kitchen appliances, building supplies (toilet, sinks, granite, bathroom cabinet, flooring), china, camping gear, & more.

 

 

Saturday 8/17

7:30 am – 12:00 pm

5424 Houndmaster Rd, Midlothian VA

Variety of household items.

 

 

Saturday 8/17

7:00 am – 1:00 pm

16512 Gossamer Dr, Moseley VA

Clothes & Shoes (men/women/children), Décor, Kitchen, bedding, accessories, kids bikes, golf clubs, & more.

 

 

Saturday 8/17

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

1731 Genito Rally Dr, Powhatan VA

Clothing, toys, home décor, jewelry, linens, bake sale & more.

 

 

Saturday 8/17

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meadoway Rd, Richmond VA

Multi family card sale. Kids/womens/mens clothing, shoes, home décor, lawn equipment, toys, books, & more.

 

 

Saturday 8/17

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

1920 Hanover Ave, Richmond VA

Household items, books, art, tool, holiday items, decorations, gardening supplies, & more.

 

 

Saturday 8/17

8:00 am – 1:00 pm

1703 Havenwood Dr, Richmond VA

Women’s size 16 XL clothing.

 

 

Saturday 8/17

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

7900 Walmsley Blvd, Richmond VA

Household items, art, furniture, electronics, clothes, & more.

 

 

Saturday 8/17

Sunday 8/18

8:00 am – 2:00 pm

3013 Briar Lane, Lakeside VA

Multiple houses – stoves, houseware, baby products/clothes, furniture, bikes, décor, & more.

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Preparing Your Pets for Your Upcoming Move

Moving is a stressful time for anyone, but it can be especially difficult for unsuspecting pets. Take a look at this list for tips and tricks on how to make the transition to your new home smoother for your animals!

  1. Make an appointment with your current vet

If your pet has a difficult time traveling, consult your veterinarian about different medications or techniques that can ease some of your animals’ anxiety.

  1. Find a New Veterinarian

Do some research and pick a new vet. If you have unique pets like farm animals, birds, or reptiles find out which veterinarians in your area specialize in this.

  1. Medical Records

Get copies of your pet’s medical records to make the transition to a new veterinarian smoother. You may also need them if you plan on staying in a hotel at any point during your move.

  1. Update Your Microchip

The likelihood of your pet getting lost is much higher in a new neighborhood. Contact the pet microchip registry your pet is enrolled with to update your animal’s microchip.

  1. Identification Tags

Get new tags with your new home address. Your animal will be unfamiliar with its surroundings and is unlikely to find its way home if it gets lost.

  1. Contact Your Airline

If you are traveling by airplane, make sure to contact your airline to figure out their policy on traveling with pets. Allow yourself plenty of time to get the proper vaccinations and documentation.

  1. Pack Your Pets Favorite Items

If your move is long distance you will obviously need to pack any food or medication your pet takes daily but be sure to also pack your animals’ favorite toys, bedding, treats, or any items it may find comforting.

  1. Stick to Your Routine

Whether it’s a long-distance trip or a quick drive, try to stick to your daily routine. Make sure your pet eats and takes bathroom breaks as regularly scheduled. An established routine will make your animal feel more secure and will make the adjustment easier.

  1. Limit Access

If your pet is easily overwhelmed or nervous in new settings, you may want to limit the number of rooms it has access to. Gradually let your animal explore the house as it gains confidence.

  1. Outdoor Pets

Do not let your pet roam freely until it has adapted to its new environment. Your pet may try to find its way back to its former home. If you have an outdoor cat, keep it inside for the first couple of days. As the cat gets more comfortable, let it outside for short periods of time under your supervision. Leave your cats favorite blanket or a piece of your clothing by the front door in case it wanders off and needs help finding its way back home.

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Upcoming Yard/Estate Sales

Yard sales are a great inexpensive way to add finishing touches to your home! Have a child heading off to college? Check out some local yard sales for a budget friendly option to shop the necessities. Maybe you’re a craft lover hunting for unique pieces to spruce up. Whatever your needs, you are bound to find something at one of these local sales!

 

Estate Sale

12570 Greenwood Rd, Glen Allen, VA

Friday 7/19 & Saturday 7/20

8-2pm

Cash Only

Antiques, Victorian furniture, electronics & more.

 

Modern & Antique Estate Sale

10371 Lake Dr, Glen Allen, VA 23059

Friday 7/19 & Saturday 7/20

9-2pm

Sunday 7/21

9-1pm

New, Antique, & Vintage items. Tools, Gardening (riding lawn mower, weed trimmer, etc), mountain bike & more.

 

Multi Family Yard Sale

1700 Lee Ave, Glen Allen, VA 23060

Saturday 7/20

8-2pm

Clothes (men, women, children), shoes, golf items, pet, household items, & more.

 

Garage Sale

11741 Wexwood Dr, Richmond, VA

Saturday 7/20

8-12:30 pm

Electronics, books, antiques, clothing, & more.

 

 

Garage Sale

11614 Brendonridge Lane, Henrico, VA

Saturday 7/20

8-5pm

Kids, baby, & household items

 

Home Sale

6913 Turnage Ln, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

Saturday 7/20

7-12pm

Furniture, artwork, pillows, rugs, & more.

 

Queensgate Subdivision Yard Sale

1315 Astley Ter, Midlothian, VA 23114

Saturday 7/20

8-1 pm

Baby & kid items, sports equipment, patio furniture, home décor, electronics, & more.

 

Yard Sale

6330 Meadowburm Dr, Richmond, VA 23234

Saturday 7/20

7-3pm

Clothes, Accessories, home/kitchen ware, electronics, antiques & more

 

Moving Sale

3359 Scottview Dr, Richmond, VA

Friday 7/26 & Saturday 7/27

7:30-3:30 pm

Sunday 7/28

8:30-2pm

Electronics, golf/camping/sporting gear, furniture, & more.

 

Yard Sale

12501 Serenity Ct, Glen Allen, VA

Saturday 7/27

8-12 pm

Furniture, exercise equipment, drum set, & more.

 

 

Children Lot

1707 S Meadow St, Richmond, VA

Saturday July 27

9-5pm

All kids items! Toys, clothes, swing, stroller, car seat, & more.

 

 


Moving Sale

2194 Silk Wood Ct, Charlottesville, VA 22911

Saturday 7/20

8-12:30 pm

Décor, furniture, clothing, kitchen appliances, & more.

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Eco Friendly Home Improvement Ideas

Green alternatives can help you save money, are better for your health, and benefit the environment. If you are interested in living a more sustainable lifestyle, try out some of these eco friendly home improvement ideas!

  1. Use Low Voc Paints

Low Voc Paints have reduced amounts of volatile organic compounds meaning they don’t put off as much gas as your typical paint. Practically odorless, 100% acrylic and splatter proof, Low Voc Paints are a great earth friendly option. A few brands that carry these include Benjamin Moore, Behr, Farrow & Ball, and Para.

  1. Rotate Your Décor Pieces

Tired of staring at that dining room chandelier? Move it into your office! A great way to freshen up your space is to circulate items throughout your home. Rotate pillows, light fixtures, and rugs to switch things up!

  1. Paint Is Your BFF

Cabinets need a facelift? Paint them! Purchase your favorite color of that Low Voc Paint mentioned earlier for a brand-new look. This is a much cheaper alternative to replacing your cabinets or other furniture pieces.

  1. Rubber Mulch

Made from 100 percent recycled tires, rubber mulch is perfect for your next landscaping project. It is great for playgrounds, prevents weeds, and does not attract insects. It is also heavy enough that it won’t blow away and it won’t absorb moisture from the soil. Keep in mind that rubber mulch is not recommended for veggie gardens.

  1. Synthetic Grass

Maintenance free – no water required! The color won’t fade and will look great all year long. The perfect low maintenance option for those who don’t have the time or patience to work on their lawn.

  1. Switch Up Your Lighting

Make the switch to LED lighting. They last 10 times longer than fluorescent lights and are the most efficient option available. Take it a step further and have dimmer switches installed to conserve energy by only using the amount of light that you need.

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4th of July Fireworks

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Busch Gardens Fireworks Spectacular

Spend the day at the park and enjoy the fireworks in the evening. Perfect for the entire family. Make a reservation for the best views.

July 3-4 2019

9:30 pm

1 Busch Gardens Boulevard

Williamsburg, VA 23185

https://buschgardens.com/williamsburg/events/

Chesterfield County Fairgrounds

Family event! Food, live music, inflatable kids area, and fireworks. Bring your own lawn chairs. Free entrance, pay for activities.

July 4 2019

5-10 pm

10300 Courthouse Road

Chesterfield, VA 23832

https://richmondfamilymagazine.com/event/fourth-of-july-celebration-2/

Rooftop Bash

Enjoy some delicious BBQ and specialty cocktails while admiring direct views of the city’s best firework shows. 21+ event with $15 fee.

July 4 2019

4-11pm

Graduate Richmond

301 West Franklin Street

Richmond, VA 23220

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-of-july-rooftop-bash-tickets-63679290472?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Fourth at the Fort

This event kicks off with a 50-cannon salute at 3:50 pm followed by live music, food, and kidzone inflatables for the kids. Firework show begins at 9:30 pm. This is a free event

July 4 2019

5– 10pm

Fort Lee

Williams Stadium-836-898

Fort Lee, VA 23801

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fourth-at-the-fort-tickets-62726461535?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

 

Stars and Stripes Explosion

Live music on oceanfront stages followed by fireworks. Free event.

July 4 2019

7-11pm (depending on location)

17th, 24th and 31st Streets

Virginia Beach, VA 23451

https://liveonatlantic.com/festivals/stars-stripes-explosion

 Concert and Fireworks at Dogwood Dell

Enjoy music by Richmond Concert Band followed by fireworks. This is a free event.

July 4 2019

Concert 7pm -Fireworks at dusk

Dogwood Dell

1300 Blanton Ave

Richmond, VA 23221

https://www.virginia.org/listings/Events/DogwoodDellFourthofJulyCelebration/

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Fun Summer Ideas

Squirtable Chalk

Create art and explore science in this artistic outdoor activity.

 Ingredients:

Squirt bottles

Corn starch

Food Coloring or Washable Colors

Vinegar

Instructions: Create a mixture of corn starch and vinegar and fill squirt bottle 2/3 of the way. Add some of the coloring and fill the rest of the bottle with water. Stir the mixture and shake before use!

Pro tip: Be sure to wear clothes that you can get messy in. Depending on the type of coloring you choose, staining may occur.

Squirt Gun Painting

Load up those squirt guns and let the fun begin!

Materials Needed:

Squirt guns

Liquid water color

Water color paper

Easel

Pro tip: Again, you will want to wear clothes you are okay getting messy in. Once completed, lay artwork flat to dry.

Water Balloon Fight

No explanation needed! Simple outdoor activity that will keep your kids busy for hours.

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Create a list of items to find around the house or yard (green items, things that start with the letter “b” etc). Whoever finds the most, wins!

 Materials Needed: Camera of your choice!

Homemade Ice cream

This yummy recipe found on The Stay At Home Chef takes only 5 minutes!

 Ingredients:

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup half and half

½ cup of sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 gallon sized Ziploc bags

2 cups ice cubes

½ cup of salt

Instructions: Pour cream, half and half, sugar, and vanilla extract into a gallon sized resealable plastic bag. Seal well. Squish it around to combine until sugar is dissolved.

Place ice cubes and salt into another gallon sized resealable plastic bag.

Place the bag with the ice cream mixture into the bag with the ice. Seal the larger bag.

Shake until mixture freezes, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Pro tip: You can use either table salt or ice cream salt for this recipe, although ice cream salt is recommended.

Berry Picking

Spend the day picking fresh berries then head home to bake a delicious pie! There are several berry picking farms in the Richmond area depending on the type of berry you prefer.

Locations:

Gallmeyer Farm- Open daily 8am-8pm

Swift Creek Berry Farm and Greenhouse- Open Mon-Fri 8am-noon

Chesterfield Berry Farm- Open 11am-6pm

Float the River

Enjoy a relaxing 3 mile trip down the James River.

Info:

Ages 6 and up.

$25 per person (group rates available) $8 cooler float rental.

Do not bring your own tubes.

All tube trips depart on the half hour between 10:00AM and 2:00PM (hourly on weekdays).

Arrive 20 minutes before your trip.

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Summer Staycation Ideas

From the beaches to the mountains, Virginia is the perfect place for your summer stay-cation! Here are a few ideas to keep you busy this summer.

Metro Richmond Zoo- Featuring more than 1,500 animals for hours of fun! Feed the animals, sight see in a safari train ride, or try out their new zipline course. The zoo is open year-round Monday-Saturday 9:30am-5pm.

For more info visit http://metrorichmondzoo.com/

Busch Gardens- Ideal staycation destination for the entire family. Busch Gardens offers rides and attractions, shows, and animal tours.

For more info visit https://buschgardens.com/williamsburg/

Brown’s Island- Friday Cheers outdoor concerts are a must for any music lovers! Enjoy live music every Friday evening during the months of May-June. Children 12 and under are free.

Check out the summer lineup here https://venturerichmond.com/our-events/friday-cheers-2019/

Virginia Beach- An absolute must for some fun in the sun! Lounge at the beach or check out one of the many attractions in the area. Kid friendly options include the Military Aviation Museum, Virginia Aquarium, and Ocean Beach Waterpark. Adults can enjoy a variety of bars and breweries, concerts, and several dining options.

Check out a list of vacation rentals and activities here https://www.visitvirginiabeach.com/

Wilderness Presidential Resorts– 600 acre private retreat featuring RV rentals and fully stocked log cabins. Amenities include indoor and outdoor pools, 2 lakes, mini golf, basketball, frisbee golf, game room, fitness center, 24 hr private security, and so much more!

For more info visit https://wpresort.com/

Misty Morning Sunrise Farm- Sustainable Farm Camping Experience- Live off the land in this unique farm-camp experience! Pitch a tent on the 42 acre property and explore the farm while learning about sustainable living. Collect fresh eggs for breakfast, milk the goats, and even help with farm chores if you choose!

For booking info visit https://www.hipcamp.com/virginia/misty-morning-sunrise-farm/sustainable-farm-camping-experience

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Christmas Table Settings

Setting the table for events can be fun and with Christmas the options are endless! Here are a few ideas that we thought were pretty classy, fun, and easy!

Place Cards:

Check out these super cute name place ideas! Not too difficult but super cute. Most of the ideas that we have shared are simple enough to be made with things from around the house or that you already have around the house at Christmas time.

With these super cute name setting you can run outside and grab some greenery from around the yard. IF you don’t have any at your house, run over to your neighbors or family’s house!

If you have some leftover Christmas ball ornaments, grab a few and place name cards in them!

Two candy canes glued together to be a card stand, is genius!

Place Settings:

Place settings are a little more difficult to do, they take real dedication! But if you have the drive to make it super special for each guest that will be dining in your home for the holidays, then here is a small list of ideas to get you started.

How cute is this idea of putting the silverware in miniature stockings! Love it.

We love all of these napkin ideas! You are sure to impress your friends and family with these.

 

To see more of these or to check out the links to the websites that these came from, check out our Christmas Table Decor board on Pinterest. (linked below)

Table Centerpieces: 

Here a few centerpieces that we found captivating. To see more of these hit up our Pinterest page!

Whether you like more of a Rustic Christmas, Classy Christmas or more Traditional Christmas, there are so many ways to make the dinner table festive. For more, be sure to check out our Pinterest Page.  Your family will be very impressed with how well you decorated your home for the holidays.

https://www.pinterest.com/VillageCRG/christmas-dinner-table-setup/

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Fall Activities!

Looking for something to do with your significant other or family and friends? We made a list of some of our favorite things to do during the Autumn season.

  1. Take a train/car ride through the mountains or an area with lots of colorful leaves on the trees. Peak season for leaves in the Virginia mountains is October 22 – 29th.
  2. Create a fall cocktail. Experiment at home together and create a fall related drink.
  3. Go apple picking.
  4. Stay in and watch the famous Hocus Pocus.
  5. Go stargazing! Grab some blankets and pillows, hop in the truck and drive until you can see the stars.
  6. Take turns finallllly trying out some of those fall recipes you have had pinned for years but never make.
  7. Go to the pumpkin patch, simple but such a classic.
  8. Find a place that sells apple cider donuts and eat more than you should.
  9. If you haven’t yet, decorate your home for this wonderful season. String up some twinkly lights for extra flare.
  10. Get crafty! Make some of those fall crafts that you have been keeping your eye on for a while.
  11. Football season is here! Go see a high school football game with your sweetheart or your best friends.
  12. Take a walk in a park now that the weather is not too hot, not too cold.
  13. Hay rides should be easy to find locally this time of year.
  14. Saddle up! Look around and find a local place to ride horses with your friends! You get to ride horses while also looking at the pretty fall foliage.
  15. Go to some cideries or breweries. There are tons of them here in Virginia.
  16. Visit a few fall festivals, every town usually has a few to choose from.
  17. Have you picked out your Halloween costume yet? Go! Do it together, that would be so much fun!
  18. Have you raked the leaves yet? Do this together and then jump in afterwards!
  19. Fall is prime bonfire season. Have some friends or family over for some s’mores!
  20. Bake a pie. Mmm I can smell a freshly baked apple pie now.
  21. Watch some of your favorite scary movies.
  22. Have an at home beer tasting. Pumpkin ales, apple ciders, whatever your pallet desires.
  23. Go camping. Again, the fall weather is ideal for outdoor activities such as camping.
  24. Weekend getaway with your love or with friends.
  25. Go hiking.
  26. Take a bike ride.
  27. Find somewhere with a corn maze and go get lost. You will probably find these where the pumpkins and hay rides are.
  28. Schedule a coffee date in a cozy little place.

 

To say that there are a few things that you can do in the season of fall would be a serious understatement. Here are just some that we liked and thought would be super fun outings. Comment back to let us know what you end up doing and what you liked the most – or what wasn’t very fun!

Happy Fall Ya’ll!

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Now Selling in Preston Park!

Village Concepts Realty Group is proud to be partnering with Emerald Homes & Emerald Custom Homes with a NEW subdivision in the Sandy Hook area in Goochland County.

  • Homes will be starting in the $320’s
  • Only 49 home sites available
  • 2 miles from 64
  • mature hardwood lots
  • high speed internet

Come say hello to Shelly Blair and Brian Mohr on Saturday from 12:00pm – 4:00pm!   They would love to talk with you about building in Preston Park.

Location Info:

Exit 159 (Gum Spring) — Only 25 minutes West from Short Pump

2821 Preston Park Way, Sandy Hook is the address to the sales center. Shelly and Brian will be available for any questions you may have.

 

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Open Houses August 11 & 12

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

15040 Carriage House Court, Amelia VA 23002

4 beds, 4 full bath, 4200 square feet

$390,000

Jeff Waters, 804-335-7584

Suzanne Cline, 804-901-1193

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

3249 Sherwood Ridge Way, Powhatan Va 23139

3 beds, 2 full bath, 1824 sqft

$274,500

Suzanne Cline, 804-901-1193

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

11470 Oakfork Drive, New Kent, VA 23124

4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2130 sqft

$279,210

Brian Mohr, 804-402-1307

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

11620 Oakrise Place, New Kent VA 23124

3 beds, 2.5 baths, 1810 sqft

$279,810

Brian Mohr, 804-402-1307

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

11520 Oakfork Drive, New Kent VA 23124

4 beds, 2.5 baths, 1963 sqft

$273,625

Brian Mohr, 804-402-1307

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

7025 Oakfork Loop, New Kent VA 23124

4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2130 swft

$288,807

Brian Mohr, 804-402-1307

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

2323 Branchway Creek Drive, Powhatan VA 23139

4 beds, 3.5 baths, 2844 sqft

$476,145

Shelly Blair, 804-305-9911

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

2242 Branch Forest Way, Powhatan VA 23139

4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2255 sqft

$369,950

Shelly Blair, 804-305-9911

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

2244 Branch Forest Wat, Powhatan VA 23139

4 beds, 2 baths, 2135 sqft

$379,950

Shelly Blair, 804-305-9911

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

2246 Branch Forest Way, Powhatan VA 23139

4 beds, 2 baths, 2135 sqft

$381,305

Shelly Blair, 804-305-9911

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

1425 Schroeder Road, Powhatan VA 23139

4 beds, 3 baths, 2576 sqft, 9.4 acres

$453,950

Shelly Blair, 804-305-9911

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Open Houses August 4&5

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

11431 Springhouse Way, Amelia VA 23002

Oak Springs Plantation

4 beds, 3.5 baths, 2921 sqft

$399,900

Shelly Blair, 804-305-9911

 

 

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

6124 Claypoint Road, Chesterfield VA 23832

5 beds, 5.5 baths, 4326 sqft, 6 acres

$799,000

Mary Anne Schensky

804-683-3714

 

OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-3

11470 Oakfork Drive, New Kent, VA 23124

4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2130 sqft

$279,210

Brian Mohr, 804-402-1307

 

OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-3

11620 Oakrise Place, New Kent VA 23124

3 beds, 2.5 baths, 1810 sqft

$279,810

Brian Mohr, 804-402-1307

 

OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-3

11520 Oakfork Drive, New Kent VA 23124

4 beds, 2.5 baths, 1963 sqft

$273,625

Brian Mohr, 804-402-1307

 

OPEN SATURDAY & SUNDAY 1-3

7025 Oakfork Loop, New Kent VA 23124

4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2130 swft

$288,807

Brian Mohr, 804-402-1307

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

2323 Branchway Creek Drive, Powhatan VA 23139

4 beds, 3.5 baths, 2844 sqft

$476,145

Shelly Blair, 804-305-9911

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

2242 Branch Forest Way, Powhatan VA 23139

4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2255 sqft

$369,950

Shelly Blair, 804-305-9911

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

2244 Branch Forest Wat, Powhatan VA 23139

4 beds, 2 baths, 2135 sqft

$379,950

Shelly Blair, 804-305-9911

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

2246 Branch Forest Way, Powhatan VA 23139

4 beds, 2 baths, 2135 sqft

$381,305

Shelly Blair, 804-305-9911

 

OPEN SUNDAY 1-3

1425 Schroeder Road, Powhatan VA 23139

4 beds, 3 baths, 2576 sqft, 9.4 acres

$453,950

Shelly Blair, 804-305-9911

 

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4th of July Celebrations in Central Virginia

Looking for plans this 4th of July?  Take a look at some of the events going on this Independence Day in Central Virginia.
4708 E. Old Main Street
Richmond, VA 23231

Dates: 07/02/2018 – 07/04/2018

16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047

Dates: 06/30/2018 – 07/04/2018

495 Cooperative Way
Arrington, VA 22922

Dates: 07/04/2018

500 S. Center Street
Ashland, VA 23005

Dates: 07/04/2018

931 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Dates: 07/04/2018

2050 James Monroe Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Dates: 07/04/2018

40 Gibson Hollow Lane
Etlan, VA 22719

Dates: 07/04/2018

1542 Bateman Bridge Road
Forest, VA 24551

Dates: 07/04/2018

11008 Washington Highway
Glen Allen, VA 23059

Dates: 07/04/2018

16918 Smith Mountain Lake Pkwy
Huddleston, VA 24104

Dates: 07/04/2018

Keswick Vineyards
1575 Keswick Winery Drive
Keswick, VA 22947

Dates: 07/04/2018

6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803

Dates: 07/04/2018

2401 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23223

Dates: 07/04/2018

1300 Blanton Ave.
Richmond, VA 23221

Dates: 07/04/2018

Main Street
Stanardsville, VA 22973

Dates: 07/04/2018

Graves Mountain Lodge
205 Graves Mountain Lane
Syria, VA 22743

Dates: 07/04/2018

11 Grassy Ridge Road
Wintergreen, VA 22958

Dates: 06/29/2018 – 07/04/2018

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Open Houses June 30th

These homes will be held open from 1-3pm

2242 Branch Forest Way, Powhatan VA

http://www.villagesells.com/homes-for-sale-details/2242-BRANCH-FOREST-WAY-POWHATAN-VA-23139/1819103/31/

 

2244 Branch Forest Way, Powhatan

http://www.villagesells.com/homes-for-sale-details/2244-BRANCH-FOREST-WAY-POWHATAN-VA-23139/1815276/31/

2246 Branch Forest Way, Powhatan

http://www.villagesells.com/homes-for-sale-details/2246-BRANCH-FOREST-WAY-POWHATAN-VA-23139/1817168/31/

 

2323 Branchway Creek Drive

http://www.villagesells.com/homes-for-sale-details/2323-BRANCHWAY-CREEK-DRIVE-POWHATAN-VA-23139/1817160/31/

1425 Schroeder Road, Powhatan

http://www.villagesells.com/homes-for-sale-details/1425-SCHROEDER-ROAD-POWHATAN-VA-23139/1816581/31/