Browsing Category : May

Colonial Farm Life


Living in an area that is incredibly rich with colonial history, one doesn’t have to drive to Williamsburg to peek into the living past. Just an hour away from Haymarket, the Accokeek Foundation provides us this glimpse through the National Colonial Farm at Piscataway Park. Adults and children alike can learn the crafts of farm life by working alongside costumed…

The Gold Cup Races


Take delight in wide open spaces and fill your lungs with fresh air while participating in the wonders of horse country. The Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase races are favored local events held annually at Great Meadow.The Virginia Gold Cup is held during the spring and The International Gold Cup held in the fall. Both races offer an exciting day filled…

Great Country Farms


Play hard. That’s the name of the game at this farm. Giant tube slides echo the squeals of children (and adults). Pedal karts make you work your way around the track to reward you with a fast coast after you cross a bridge. An indoor pen is filled with corn for the hauling with toy trucks and tractors. Meet and…

Archwood Green Barns Farmers’ Market


Who doesn’t like to shop?  A farmers’ market is a great place to get out and about while supporting local community businesses. Archwood Green Barns is one of the few markets in the area with an indoor shopping area. This market has everything from gluten-free baked goods, free-range meats, to soaps and oils that delight the senses. Come for lunch.…