CALENDAR OF EVENTS

BUSHELS AND BARRELS LOCAL FOOD WINE & BEER FESTIVAL

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015

11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Tickets are available now for the 3rd Annual festival that features local music, local food, local beverages, local artisans and artists – and much more! The musical line-up is amazing and even more events are planned this year. Our Sustainability Workshop on Friday, June 19 is now open for registration.

Expanded hours, new food and beverage vendors, and four great bands highlight the 3rd annual Bushels and Barrels  Local Food Wine and Beer festival on Saturday, June 20. 

The day will begin at 11:00 with the local C.C. Coates Band getting everyone ready to have a good time. They’ll be followed by Firecracker Jam, a self-described “infectious, supercharged, groovalistic, mindmelting psychopunk” band out of Lynchburg. Next up will be the ever popular Chatham County Line, the bluegrass sensations from Raleigh, NC. They have released seven albums during their career and continue to pack houses across the country when on tour.  

Keeping with our tradition of closing the show with an 80s cover band, get ready to welcome The Northerners from Richmond, VA, who mix the sentimental sounds of  classic rock and roll with twists of modern folk and gritty contemporary blues. This is going to be a musical treat of a day for sure! 

Local beverages include five wineries: Stanburn, Preston Ridge, Hamlet Vineyards, West Wind and Homeplace Vineyards. Our breweries include Devil’s Backbone and new this year, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Virginia’s first farm brewery and descendants of our very own Hardin Reynolds! We are excited to welcome Lisa and Sean Pumphrey to the Reynolds Homestead. 

Of course there will be lots to eat, including a return of Hot Stones Pizza with their delicious artisan pizzas cooked in a traveling brick oven. New this year is Thai This, authentic Thai food coming down from Christiansburg. The Homestead Creamery will be scooping locally made ice cream, and there will be BBQ, hot dogs and more. Come hungry! 

On Friday, June 19, the second annual Sustainability Workshop will hold 10 sessions on topics of local interest including Home Brewing, Backyard Orcharding, Natural Pest Control, and more. Contact Lisa Martin at 276-694-7181 x 22 for more information about the Workshop. 

Tickets for this year’s event are on sale at the Reynolds Homestead, the Patrick County Chamber of Commerce, and on-line through BrownPaperTickets.com. VIP tickets are $40 each and available only in advance. The VIP ticket includes free admission to the Friday night pre-festival party with Slick Jr. and the Reactors, food and beverages, as well as VIP parking on Saturday and a shaded seating area as well. General admission tickets are $15 in advance and they will be $20 the day of the event. As always Designated Driver tickets remain $10 and tickets for ages 13-20 are only $5. Under 13 are admitted free