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Sunday, March 10, 2013

March (or drive) Down to Visit!

Ready to head out to visit us at the Foxfield Inn this spring? We've gathered together a list of exciting events, festivals, and things to do in Charlottesville as the weather warms up and the flowers start blooming.

Winter Wonderland Winery Passport: March is the last month to take advantage of this special offer from the Monticello Wine Trail. Purchase a ticket ($15) and enjoy tastings at four area wineries at your own pace: Keswick Vineyards, Castle Hill Cider, Jefferson Vineyards, and Glass House Winery. What a great deal!

Many local vineyards have outdoor seating at their tasting rooms - perfect for enjoying a spring day. (image source)

Starting a Vineyard: Saturday, March 9, 9:30-12. Okay, wine lovers. If you've ever been curious about producing your own wine by growing your own grapes, this is the workshop for you! Hosted by the Center for Historic Plants at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, the introductory viticulture class is $15 and reservations are required. 

Charlottesville 10-miler: Saturday, March 16, 7:15am. Whether you're running or spectating, the Charlottesville 10-miler is one of the most popular races of the year. Let us send you off with a power breakfast, or bring your favorite race day snacks and keep them in our convenient guest pantry. Runners may register for the race through Wednesday, March 13.

Virginia Festival of the Book: Wednesday, March 20 - Sunday, March 24. This festival draws authors, poets, writers, readers, and book lovers from all over the country. Sign up to attend a reading, workshop, or panel discussion at one of dozens of book-minded locations around town. Check the  full schedule of events online here; many events require tickets to be purchased in advance. Don't miss the opportunity to meet your favorite writer!

Gardening with Wildflowers and Native Plants: Saturday, March 23, 9-3 (ongoing). It's no secret that Thomas Jefferson was an avid gardener, and the beautifully restored gardens at Monticello are a testament to his green thumb. Benefit from the wealth of knowledge at the Center for Historic Plants and learn the benefits of growing the local flora and fauna of Virginia. You can even purchase plants to grow in your own garden! This open house is free.

Spring is the perfect time to visit the gardens in bloom at Monticello. (image source)
Luke Bryan at John Paul Jones Arena: Saturday, March 23, 7:30pm. Fans of pop country music won't want to miss this concert at this impressive John Paul Jones Arena.

Painting & Sketching in the Garden: Saturday, March 30, 9:30-11:30. Find inspiration for your next masterpiece at this workshop hosted by the Center for Historic Plants at Monticello. $15 tickets may be purchased in advance, and reservations are required.

So, whether you're looking for a fun adventure, or simply want to get away to relax, this is just a taste of all the great events Charlottesville has to offer this spring. Let us know how we at the Foxfield Inn can help to make your visit memorable. We'll be back soon with more spring events to lure you to our fair city.


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